AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas running back Bijan Robinson keeps adding to his postseason award haul.
Robinson was named a first-team All-American running back by the American Football Coaches Association, making him a unanimous first-team All-American in all five organizations recognized by the NCAA.
He’s the 23rd player in school history to be named a unanimous All-American and the fourth running back. He’s the first Longhorn to earn the distinction since punter Michael Dickson and defensive back DeShon Elliott were unanimous All-Americans in 2017.
Earlier in the week, the Associated Press included him on its All-America first-team, officially making the junior a consensus All-American performer. After his tremendous season, he was also named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America.
Robinson rushed for 1,580 yards with 18 touchdowns and tacked on 314 receiving yards for an FBS-leading 1,894 tandem yards on his way to the 2022 Doak Walker Award, given to college football’s most outstanding running back. Robinson ranked No. 5 in FBS in rushing yards and No. 4 in rushing touchdowns.
With a potential career in the NFL and draft projections in the first round, it’s unclear if Robinson will come back for his senior season and play in the Alamo Bowl against Washington on Dec. 29. If he opts to leave UT, he’ll do so as the fourth all-time leading rusher with 3,140 yards.