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Evans, Matthews named Walter Camp All-Americans

December 12, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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ORLANDO, Fla. --- Texas A&M standouts Mike Evans and Jake Matthews earned first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the organization announced in conjunction with the Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday.

Evans, from Galveston, Texas, led the Aggies in receptions and receiving yards for the second straight year with 65 for 1,322 yards and 12 touchdowns. He broke the old record of 1,207 receiving yards set by Ryan Swope in 2011 and he matched the school record for touchdown catches originally set by Jeff Fuller in 2010. He led the SEC in receiving touchdowns, ranked No. 2 in receiving yards and was fourth in catches. His 20.3 yards per catch were tops in the SEC among receivers with 40 or more catches. He also matched the school single game record with four receiving touchdowns against Auburn. He broke the school record for receiving yards twice with 279 vs. Alabama and then 287 vs. Auburn, and he now owns two of the top five receiving efforts in SEC history.

Matthews, from Missouri City, Texas, is the team leader with 45 consecutive starts on the Aggies’ offensive front. The versatile Matthews held down the all-important left tackle position for the majority of 2013, but also made several starts at right tackle when injuries forced some lineup shuffling. With Matthews clearing the way, the Aggies led the SEC in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense. The Aggies go into the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl with 6,458 total yards, including 4,211 passing yards, and have scored 523 points.

2013 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense

WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
OL Cyrus Louandjio, Alabama
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M #
OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor
OL David Yankey, Stanford
C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
QB AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona
RB Andre Williams, Boston College
PK Anthony Fera, Texas
PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

First Team Defense

DL Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
DL Michael Sam, Missouri
DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
DL Vic Beasley, Clemson
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama*
LB Anthony Barr, UCLA
LB Trent Murphy, Stanford
DB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
DB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
DB Jason Verrett, TCU #
DB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
P Austin Rehkow, Idaho
KR Ty Montgomery, Stanford

Second Team Offense

WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
WR Davante Adams, Fresno State
TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina
OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan *
OL Jack Mewhort, Ohio State
OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL Cameron Erving, Florida State
C Bryan Stork, Florida State
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State
RB Bishop Sankey, Washington
RB Kapri Bibbs, Colorado State
PK Jeff Budzien, Northwestern

Second Team Defense

DL Marcus Smith, Louisville
DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina*
DL Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State
LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
DB Anthony Harris, Virginia
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
DB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
DB Deone Bucannon, Washington State
DB Lorenzo Doss, Tulane
P Tom Hornsey, Memphis
KR DeVon Edwards, Duke

* - 2012 Walter Camp First Team All-America
# - 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-America
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