San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny named to AP All-America First Team

San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny named to AP All-America First Team
Posted at 10:16 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 14:02:04-05

(KGTV) - San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny can add yet another honor to his stellar senior season -- AP All-American.

The Aztecs star was named to The Associated Press All-America First Team, it was announced Monday.

Penny, the nation's leading rusher, is joined in the backfield by Stanford junior and Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love. Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner, was also named to the First Team.

Penny and the Aztecs next hit the field on Dec. 23 for the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, against Army.

The AP All-America First Team:

Quarterback: Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma
Running backs: Bryce Love, junior, Stanford; Rashaad Penny, senior, San Diego State
Tackles: Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma; Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame
Guards: Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame; Braden Smith, senior, Auburn
Center: Billy Price, senior, Ohio State
Tight end: Mark Andrews, junior, Oklahoma
Receivers: James Washington, senior, Oklahoma State; Anthony Miller, senior, Memphis
All-purpose: Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn State
Kicker: Matt Gay, junior, Utah

Ends: Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State; Clelin Ferrell, sophomore, Clemson
Tackles: Hercules Mata'afa, junior, Washington State; Maurice Hurst, senior, Michigan
Linebackers: Roquan Smith, junior, Georgia; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; T.J. Edwards, junior, Wisconsin
Cornerbacks: Josh Jackson, junior, Iowa; Denzel Ward, junior, Ohio State
Safeties: Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama; DeShon Elliott, junior, Texas
Punter: Michael Dickson, junior, Texas