Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

BGSU

BGSU's Barnes selected to FWAA All-America first team

BOWLING GREEN - Bowling Green State University's record-setting wide receiver Freddie Barnes was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America first team.

Barnes, who has a nation-leading 138 catches for 1,551 yards, including 16 touchdowns, became the first BG player to receive such recognition since place kicker Brian Leaver was named to the Associated Press All-America first team in 1994.

Barnes' single-season receptions total is four shy of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) record and ranks tied for third most in history. He pulled in a BG single-game record 22 catches for 278 yards in a 36-35 victory at Kent State.

The FWAA All-America Team is the second-longest continuously-published team in major college football. The FWAA has named an All-America team in some form since 1944.

The Falcons will play Dec. 30 in the Humanitarian Bowl against Idaho.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…