Ben Burr-Kirven Picks Up Another First-Team All-America Spot

Per The University of Washington Press Release…..


Washington’s Ben Burr-Kirven has been named to the Football Writers Association of America’s All-America first-team, the FWAA announced today.

It’s the second such honor of the day for Burr-Kirven, the Huskies’ senior linebacker, as he was also named to the Associated Press All-America first team earlier Monday.

Burr-Kirven, from Menlo Park, Calif., was named the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year last week and also was the conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year for football, making him the first player ever to win those two awards. One of four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Burr-Kirven heads into the Huskies’ date with Ohio State in the 2019 Rose Bowl as the nation’s leading tackler, with 165 total stops, most by a Husky since 1989. He’s also among the national leaders in both fumble recoveries and forced fumbles.

The NCAA utilized five annual All-America teams to determine the unanimous and consensus All-America teams each year. The first, the Walter Camp Football Foundation team, was announced last week, with Burr-Kirven earning a spot on the second team. After the announcement of the AP and FWAA teams today, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and The Sporting News’ teams will be announced soon.