Dalvin Cook a unanimous All-American

Published: Dec. 14, 2016 at 11:50 AM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

December 14, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American team Wednesday, making him a unanimous All-American.

He's the 14th Florida State player to receive the honor.

College football players who are named to all five All-American teams are considered unanimous All-Americans. Players named to three of the five are considered consensus All-Americans.

The five major All-American teams consist of the Associated Press, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America and American Football Coaches Association .

Many FSU fans were left feeling frustrated following the regular season because Cook didn't win the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's best running back, and wasn't named as a Heisman Trophy finalist. Fellow ACC foes Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Deshaun Watson of Clemson raked in several awards.

Cook ran for more than 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2016, on his way to becoming FSU's all-time leading rusher.

Seminoles DeMarcus Walker, Tavarus McFadden, and Roderick Johnson also received All-American recognition this season. Walker is consensus All-American.

Cook and Florida State face off against Michigan in the Orange Bowl on December 30.