BOISE, Idaho Boise State players continue to earn postseason national honors. Running back Ian Johnson has been named to his fourth All-America Team along with linebacker Korey Hall and defensive back Kyle Wilson.
Johnson, a sophomore, and Hall, a senior, were named to the Sporting News second-team All-America Team. Wilson, a redshirt freshman, was an honorable mention pick on the magazine’s freshman All-America Team.
The All-America selection for Johnson is his fourth this year with both SI.com and CBS SportsLine.com naming Johnson to the first team and the Associated Press placing him on the third team.
Johnson, a sophomore, finished the regular season second in the country in rushing with 158.33 yards per game. He also is tops in the nation in scoring, averaging 13.09 points per game, and is fifth in all-purpose rushing with 151.27 yards per game. He set a Boise State record for single-season rushing despite missing the Utah State game with a partially collapsed lung.
Hall, from Glenns Ferry, Idaho (Glenns Ferry HS), is a three-time first-team All-WAC selection. He is currently third in the WAC in tackles this season with 8.8 per game. He had made 54 solo tackles and 51 assisted for a team-high total of 105. Hall has also recorded 6.5 tackles for loss (including 3.5 sacks), and has picked off six passes for a total of 108 yards. He is the WAC’s active career leader in tackles with 388, the second most in league history. The All-America selection was his first.
Wilson, from Piscataway, NJ (Piscataway HS), was the only freshman starter on the Boise State team after moving into the starting lineup midway through the season. He finished with 31 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. Wilson is the second Bronco defensive back in as many years to be recognized by the Sporting News. Sophomore Orlando Scandrick was an honorable mention Freshman All-America pick by the magazine last season.