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Oregon RB Kenjon Barner named second-team AP All-American

The Ducks running back had a great year but not good enough to make the first-team.

Jonathan Ferrey

Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner was named an AP second-team All-American on Tuesday.

Senior Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball and sophomore Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey took home the first team honors.

Barner was the only member of the prolific Oregon Ducks offensive squad to be named to any of the All-American teams. He was joined by UCLA Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin on the second team.

Barner led the Pac-12 in rushing touchdowns, points, and had the highest rushing yards per attempt of all the feature backs in the conference. He lost out on the Doak Walker Award to Ball, despite averaging more yards per game than Ball. Barner was fifth in the nation at 135.5 yards per game while Ball was seventh at 133.08 per game.

Oregon will face off against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl, pitting what were the top two ranked BCS teams late in the season before a loss for each kicked them out of the national title conversation.