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