WKU running back and national rushing leader Antonio Andrews was named to a trio of mid-season All-American teams on Thursday, earning the nod from Sports Illustrated, Phil Steele and CBS Sports, while linebacker Xavius Boyd earned a third-team nod from Phil Steele.
Andrews, the nation's leader both in career and per-game all-purpose yardage in 2013, was named to SI's first-team All-American squad as an all-purpose player while earning the same nod on the second-team from CBS Sports.
The senior back from Fort Campbell is chasing history this season and is just 848 yards shy of breaking Jeremy Maclin's NCAA record for the most all-purpose yards over a two-year span. Andrews' 4,761 yards since the beginning of his 2012 campaign are already the 10th most in NCAA FBS history in consecutive years.
Andrews and Boyd were the lone Sun Belt Conference players selected to any of the three mid-season All American teams.
Along with the All-American awards, Andrews was also named to Phil Steele's All-Sun Belt Conference Mid-Season team as one of two first-team running backs.
Andrews was not the only Hilltopper receiving accolades from Phil Steele as linebackers Boyd and Andrews Jackson, as well as defensive back Jonathan Dowling were each named to the first-team defensive squad.
On the second-team of the Phil Steele team, offensive linemen Sean Conway, Forrest Lamp and Luis Polanco made the list while defensive back Cam Thomas picked up the honor on the other side of the ball.
Kicker Garrett Schwettman was named the Phil Steele second-team all-SBC kicker.
Mid-Season All-American Team Full Listings:
Sports Illustrated: http://bit.ly/1738KMD
CBS Sports: http://cbsprt.co/1fA3IKb
Phil Steele: http://bit.ly/1gPpuIL
All-Sun Belt Conference Mid-Season Team:
Phil Steele: http://bit.ly/19LBUtQ