BOISE, Idaho Ryan Clady continues to garner All-America honors. The junior offensive tackle has been named to the Sporting News All-America Team.
The honor is the second first-team honor for Clady. He was previously named to the 2007 AFCA All-America Team. Clady is the first Bronco to be named to the Sporting News All-America Team, as well as the first to be named to the AFCA All-America Team since the Broncos moved to Division I before the 1996 season.
Clady is just the second Bronco to be selected to a national All-America team since the move in 1996. Running back Ian Johnson received SI.com first-team All-American honors last year.
At 6-foot-6, 315-pounds, Clady was once again the anchor of a Bronco offensive line which led one of the top offenses in the country this year. Boise State ranked among the top 10 in three of the five team statistical categories including fifth in scoring offense with a 42.75 points-per-game average, sixth in passing efficiency with a rating of 155.87, and ninth in total offense averaging 475.67 yards per game.
Clady lived up to hefty expectations this season earning a spot on the postseason All-America Teams. This past summer he was named to the 2007 Playboy All-America team and he also received first-team preseason honors from Sporting News and SI.com. He was a second-team SI.com All-America selection following the 2006 season.
Joining Clady on the offensive line on this year’s Sporting News All-America team are Jake Long (Michigan), Jonathan Luigs (Arkanas), Duke Robinson (Oklahoma) and Alex Mack (California)
Clady was one of 10 juniors selected to this year’s squad, and the only player from the Western Athletic Conference to be named to the team. There were also four sophomores and a freshman on the team.
SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICA TEAM
T-Ryan Clady, Boise State, Jr.
T-Jake Long, Michigan, Sr.
G-Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas, Jr.
G-Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, Jr.
C-Alex Mack, California, Jr.
TE-Fred Davis, USC, Sr.
QB-Tim Tebow, Florida, So.
RB-Darren McFadden, Arkansas, Jr.
RB-Kevin Smith, UCF, Jr.
WR-Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, Fr.
WR-Percy Harvin, Florida, So.
DT-Glenn Dorsey, LSU, Sr.
DT-Sedrick Ellis, USC, Sr.
DE-Chris Long, Virginia, Sr.
DE-Greg Middleton, Indiana, So.
LB-Curtis Lofton, Oklahoma, Jr.
LB-James Laurinaitis, Ohio State, Jr.
LB-Jordon Dizon, Colorado, Sr.
CB-Aqib Talib, Kansas, Sr.
CB-Antoin Cason, Arizona, Sr.
S-Taylor Mays, USC, So.
S-Chris Horton, UCLA, Sr.
K-John Sullivan, New Mexico
P-Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, Jr.
KR-Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, Fr.
PR-Leodis McKelvin, Troy, Sr.