NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- University of Oregon running back LaMichael James has been named to the 2011 Walter Camp All-America Team, his second such honor this week.
James, who became Oregon's first unanimous All-America last season, will now likely become the school's first two-time consensus All-America thanks to today's selection.
A redshirt junior from Texarkana, Texas, James leads the nation in rushing average at 149.6 yards per game, and ranks second in all-purpose average at 182.9. Now with 1,646 rushing yards this season, he is the only player in Pac-12 history with three seasons of 1,500 yards or more.
James was named the MVP of the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game after rushing for 219 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon's win over UCLA on Dec. 2. He was named to the 2011 AFCA All-America Team at the all-purpose position on Monday.
Oregon's career rushing leader ranks third all-time in conference history with 4,923 yards. James is a finalist for the 2011 Doak Walker Award, an honor he took home last season as the nation's top running back.
The third player in school history and first since halfback Mel Renfro in 1962 and '63, to be named a two-time All-America, James was one of four players to repeat as first-team members of the Walter Camp squad, and will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.
About the Walter Camp Football Foundation: 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 continue the tradition of selecting an annual All-America team.