On Thursday night, Kuechly was named to the 2011 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American first-team. It's the second straight year he has earned Walter Camp All-American honors, joining Oregon's Oregon RB LaMichael James, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles and Stanford QB Andrew Luck as the only players to repeat the feat.
If that wasn't exclusive enough company, Kuechly also becomes just one of nine players in school history to earn earn Walter Camp All-America honors, joining:
-- DE Gene Goodreault (1940)
-- QB Doug Flutie (1984)
-- DB Tony Thurman (1984)
-- DL Mike Ruth (1985)
-- TE Pete Mitchell (1994)
-- RB William Green (2001)
-- DE Mathias Kiwanuka (2005)
-- DB Jamie Silva (2007)
Kuechly becomes Boston College's first two-time winner.
Certainly won't be the last All-American first-team that #40 is named to this year, with the Associated Press, FWAA and Sporting News yet to release their All-American teams. Though this doesn't make Kuechly's AFCA snub of any less maddening. Unanimous FAIL.