Poyer named consensus first team All-America

Poyer named consensus first team All-America

IT'S BEEN A WHILE since this happened. Oregon State senior cornerback Jordan Poyer was named All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Sporting News. Along with his earlier first team All-America recognition from the AFCA, that makes Poyer a consensus first team All-America pick. That last time that happened at OSU was...

Well, according to the OSU media guide, the last consensus All-America pick from Oregon State was center John Didion in 1968. (WR Vern Burke captured consensus All-America honors in 1963, and Terry Barker in 1962 was both a Heisman Trophy winner and consensus All-America.)

For those wondering, first-team honors on three of the five major All-America teams make for a consensus choice.

The five are: Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers of America, Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Jordan Poyer so far has gone 3-for-3 on first team honors, with the AP and Football Writers yet to come.

Poyer is tied for No. 2 in the nation with seven interceptions this season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top cornerback) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player).

A co-team captain, Poyer helped OSU tie for the best turnaround in college football this season with a six-game improvement from 2011 to 2012. The Beavs went from 3-9 last year to a 9-3 mark in 2012.

Poyer and his teammates conclude their season Dec. 29 when the Beavers take on the Texas Longhorns in the Valero Alamo Bowl on ESPN at 3:45 p.m. PST.

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