Anthony Barr makes AP first team, consensus All-American

Linebacker Anthony Barr is UCLA’s first consensus All-American since 2009, earning the honor with his inclusion on the Associated Press‘ first team. (File photo by Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze)

Linebacker Anthony Barr is UCLA’s first consensus All-American since 2009, earning the honor with his inclusion on the Associated Press‘ first team. (File photo by Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze)

Linebacker Anthony Barr is UCLA’s first consensus All-American since 2009, earning the honor with his inclusion on the Associated Press‘ first team.

The senior also made the Walter Camp and Sporting News All-American teams. The NCAA recognizes five All-American teams, acknowledging the AFCA and FWAA in addition to the aforementioned three lists.

Barr, also an All-Pac-12 first teamer, was second in the conference with 20 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. His five forced fumbles ranks second nationally.

Kicker Kai Forbath was the last Bruin to earn a spot on at least three of the five, the threshold for “consensus” honors. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew was the program’s last unanimous All-American, doing so as an all-purpose mention in 2005.

Junior offensive lineman Xavier Su’a-Filo was named to the AP’s second team. He remains undecided about whether or not he will declare for the NFL draft. Whether he leaves after this season or next, he will likely be the highest UCLA lineman drafted since the Steelers took Kris Farris in the third round of the 1999 draft.

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  • Bruin 34

    But BSPN doesn’t recognize him as a first team selection. And here I thought moving to Los Angeles would change the bias of BSPN. Man was I wrong!

    • Jonathan Taylor

      There’s a reason the SEC link up with ESPN…this is the ONLY time of the year. the SOUTH matters in anything….. So they take over the biggest public market and just exploited all the idiots who watch it.

    • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

      ESPN team was a joke. Sick of that Atlanta bias…

  • Joe Blow

    FINALLY! We got an award!! Go Barr.

    • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

      The only “we” in the room is you and your multiple personalities, Joe.

      • Joe Blow

        So when are you leaving for the Sun Bowl?