Two Kansas State seniors have earned the highest honor one can achieve on the football field — running back Daniel Thomas and kick returner William Powell were named 2010 All-Americans by Rivals.com.
Thomas, a Doak Walker Award semifinalist and first-team All-Big 12 pick by the Associated Press, was named a second-team All-American, while Powell, a former walk-on and first-team All-Big 12 pick by the coaches, was named to the All-America third team.
Kansas State senior running back Daniel Thomas was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2010 Doak Walker Award, the PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced Thursday.
Thomas, who was a mid-season candidate for the award in 2009, is the first Wildcat to be named a semifinalist for the honor since Darren Sproles was the runner-up in 2003.
Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas picked up his sixth preseason honor Wednesday, when he was named a candidate for the 2010 Doak Walker Award, the PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum has announced.
The award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back, is in its 21st year and is named after SMU’s three-time All-American running back Doak Walker.
Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas continued to earn preseason accolades when the senior was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team on Thursday, while also checking in at No. 16 in NationalChamps.net's 2010 preseason rankings of the nation's Top 25 college football players.
A Doak Walker Award and All-America candidate, Thomas was the lone Wildcat named to the All-Big 12 preseason squad, voted on by the media, while he was the second-highest rated player in the Big 12 on the national Top 25 list, which was compiled by Heisman Trophy voter Todd Helmick.
Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas garnered preseason All-America honors Wednesday, when the senior was named to the 2010 College Football Insiders Preseason All-America Third Team.
A Doak Walker Award candidate, Thomas was one of 10 Big 12 players named to the publication's first-, second- or third-team squads.
Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas and safety Tysyn Hartman have been named to Phil Steele's preseason All-Big 12 football teams released Wednesday by the publication.
A Doak Walker Award and All-America candidate, Thomas was named to the magazine's All-Big 12 first team after leading the conference in rushing in 2009.
Hartman, a third team selection by Phil Steele, was an All-Big 12 performer at safety in 2009 and was also an Academic All-Big 12 and All-District VII pick for a program that has led the Big 12 in graduation rate in each of the last three years.