Tucker named First Team All-American


Syracuse University running back Sean Tucker was named a First Team All-American by the Football Writers of America Association on Friday, a day after earning Walter Camp Second Team All-America status.

Tucker was a First Team All-ACC selection earlier this month, garnering the most votes of any offensive player on the ballot. He was also a unanimous selection to the AP All-ACC team and has also earned All-America accolades from ESPN and The Athletic. Kenneth Walker of Michigan State was the other running back named to the Association's first team.

Tucker capped his second season at SU as the program's new single-season rushing leader (1,496 yards). He finished the regular season ranked fourth nationally in the category, while also sixth nationally in all-purpose yards per game (145.9). He finished the year with 14 total touchdowns, a program record nine 100-yard games and a program record seven consecutive 100-yard games. He also became the first player in program history to have 100-plus yards rushing and receiving in the same game against the University of Albany.

He is also semifinalist for both the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards.

Tucker is the fourth Orange player in the last four years to earn All-America status and first on offensive. Andre Cisco (2018), Andre Szmyt (2018) and Sterling Hofrichter (2019) all were named All-Americans by at least two of the five consensus teams.

Tucker, who is still a freshman for eligibility, returns for the 2022 season as a headliner for a program that can return 18 of 22 starters.


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