The honors continue to roll in for the Kentucky Wildcats, as punter Max Duffy and all-purpose player Lynn Bowden Jr. have been named AP First-Team All-Americans.
This comes after both juniors won major national awards last week, as Bowden was named the Paul Hornung Award winner as the nation’s most versatile player, while Duffy won the Ray Guy Award as the top punter in college football.
These two wildcats also earned First-Team All-American honors by ESPN. Duffy added First-Team All-American honors by Walter Camp and a Second-Team selection by CBS Sports, where Bowden was a First-Team pick.
Bowden, who has one more collegiate game before he heads to the NFL Draft, ranks fifth on UK’s career all-purpose yardage list at 4,407 yards, trailing only Derek Abney, Rafael Little, Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb.
Duffy, who is in just his second college season after playing Rugby in Australia from 2013-15, is UK’s career punt leader with a 46.5-yard average. He also leads the nation in punting at 48.6 yards per punt.
This marks the second straight year in which UK had at least two players named First-Team All-Americans after Josh Allen, Benny Snell Jr., and Bunchy Stallings did so in 2018.