Despite the snub from the Jim Thorpe Award, Julian Love is still receiving a lot of accolades from the college football world. Love, a junior for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team that is 12-0 and in the college football playoff, is the career leader in PBUs in South Bend, and had 15 of them this season.
Love was selected as a First Team Defensive Back for the Walter Camp All-American team.
The Walter Camp team is one of the most prestigious honors in athletics, and it is the oldest college football All-American team in the country.
The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm. Walter Camp Football Foundation President Michael Madera was pleased with the voting participation.
“Once again, we had more than 80 percent of the FBS schools participate in this year’s voting,” Madera said. “We are very appreciative of the continuing cooperation of the head coaches and sports information directors in our annual effort to honor the nation’s most outstanding college players.”
Congratulations to Julian on this tremendous achievement.
Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients.
Here are the 2018 @WalterCampFF All-America First and Second Teams, as voted by the FBS Head Coaches and SID's. 50 players representing 29 different schools and 10 conferences - https://t.co/7m7Wz1YJu6— Walter Camp Football (@WalterCampFF) December 7, 2018