UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn made the AFCA All-American team on Wednesday, leaving him one selection short of becoming just the 11th Bruin to ever earn unanimous status.
Fairbairn was also picked as an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Associated Press, the FWAA, but settled for a second-team mention by the Sporting News behind Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo.
The Lou Groza Award winner is still the second UCLA player to claim consensus All-American status under fourth-year head coach Jim Mora, following linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr was only left off the FWAA team in 2013.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew was the last Bruin to become a unanimous All-American, doing so in 2005 as a returner and all-purpose player.