WACO, Texas – Junior running back Dalvin Cook and senior defensive end DeMarcus Walker were named First Team All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association, the organization announced Wednesday morning. Junior offensive tackle Roderick Johnson and sophomore cornerback Tarvarus McFadden earned Second Team honors.
Cook has been named a First Team All-American by nearly every outlet this year after finishing the regular season with 1,620 rushing yards, 19 total touchdowns and 170.5 all-purpose yards per game. The Miami, Fla., native ranks third in ACC history with 4,319 rushing yards, and is the only player to break 4,000 yards in his first three seasons.
The AFCA honors are the final of five organizations that the NCAA recognizes when determining consensus and unanimous All-Americans. Cook will become the 14th Seminole to earn unanimous All-American honors and the first since Tre Jackson in 2014.
Walker will be recognized as a consensus All-American, earning First Team honors from three of the five outlets. The senior leads the nation in sacks with 15, has 17.5 tackles for loss and leads the Seminoles in tackles (64), fumbles caused (3) and recovered (2).
The NCAA will officially announce consensus and unanimous All-Americans on Thursday.
Florida State has had a player named a First Team All-American by the AFCA for each of Jimbo Fisher’s seven seasons as head coach, the longest current streak in the country.
Johnson and McFadden were both named Second Team All-Americans. Johnson has been the lead blocker for Cook and the rushing attack for each of the past three seasons, while McFadden is the co-leader nationally with eight interceptions, the most for any Seminole since Terrell Buckley had 12 in 1991.
McFadden was earlier named a First Team choice by the Football Writers Association of America, while Johnson was the top offensive tackle choice of the Walter Camp Football Foundation.