Rams running back Bibbs named to Walter Camp All-America second team

Kapri Bibbs is the first Ram since 1995 (Greg Myers) to earn Walter Camp postseason recognition

Kapri Bibbs is the first Ram since 1995 (Greg Myers) to earn Walter Camp postseason recognition

Dec. 12, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Colorado State redshirt-sophomore running back Kapri Bibbs, who leads the nation with 28 touchdowns, has been named to the Walter Camp All-America second team, the organization announced Wednesday evening on ESPN. He is just the third player in Colorado State football history to earn Walter Camp postseason honors, joining Mike Bell (first team, 1978) and Greg Myers (first team, 1995).

Bibbs, who didn’t make his first start until week six vs. San Jose State, rewrote the CSU record book in his first 13 collegiate games and was previously named first team All-Mountain West. He is one of just three Mountain West players named to the Walter Camp teams, joining Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams and Boise State defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence.

“It’s nice to see this recognition come for Colorado State football and for this University,” said Head Coach Jim McElwain. “With all individual awards, they’re only made possible by everyone doing their jobs around that individual. This speaks volumes not only for Kapri, but more so for the efforts of our football team.”

The native of Plainfield, Ill., has carried the ball 254 times for 1,572 yards, the second-most yards in a single season at CSU. Bibbs also holds single-season school records for rushing touchdowns (28), total touchdowns (28) and points (168).

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Bibbs burst onto the scene in his fourth career start on Nov. 9 vs. Nevada, when he set a school record rushing for 312 yards on 30 carries. Tony Alford previously set the record in 1989 when he ran for 310 yards at Utah. The following week at New Mexico, Bibbs racked up 291 yards on the ground and scored six rushing touchdowns, setting a school record and tying the Mountain West record.

This two-game stretch gave Bibbs the No. 1 (312) and No. 3 (291) single-game rushing performances in CSU history.

Bibbs, who needs to rush for only 30 yards in the New Mexico Bowl vs. Washington State to become CSU’s single-season rushing leader, tied a NCAA FBS regular season record held by Barry Sanders, scoring at least three touchdowns in seven games. Sanders set the record at Oklahoma State in 1988.

This is the first All-America honor for a Ram running back since Kyle Bell in 2005, who earned an honorable mention nod from SI.com after rushing for 1,288 yards and 10 touchdowns.


 

 

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