Thursday Dec. 4, 2008
ATHENS-----Georgia sophomore tailback Knowshon Moreno has been
selected to the AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team, the American Football
Coaches Association announced Thursday.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and is the only
one chosen exclusively by the coaches themselves.
Moreno, a 5-11, 208 pound native of Belford, N.J, has averaged nearly
six yards per carry en route to a 1,338-yard rushing season through
12 games making him just the second player in Georgia history to
record more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Herschel Walker,
1980-83). Moreno, who also has 27 receptions for 329 yards, has
scored 17 touchdowns his season, the most by a Bulldog since Garrison
Hearst’s 21 in 1992.
Moreno leads the SEC in scoring with 102 points and rushing with an
average of 111.5 yards per game. He is currently seventh in UGA
history with 2,672 yards rushing in only two seasons.
The AFCA All-America team features 11 players on offense, 11 on
defense and three specialists. The AFCA's Football Bowl Subdivision
All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from
each of the AFCA's nine FBS districts, one of whom serves as a
district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the
chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are
responsible for ranking the top players in their respective
districts, that information, along with ballots submitted by FBS head
coaches, are used to select the AFCA FBS Coaches All-America Team.