Dec. 20, 2012. NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Appalachian State University linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough (Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove) added to his lengthy list of accolades on Thursday when he was named a first-team all-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The honor is the latest in a long line of postseason accolades for the Appalachian State senior. Earlier this week, he placed second in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the nation’s top NCAA Division I FCS defensive player. He also received first-team all-America recognition from The Sports Network, garnered a second-team nod from the Associated Press and was the Southern Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Kimbrough racked up 143 tackles in 2012, good for the third-highest total in the nation and seventh in Appalachian State single-season history. He also ranked third in the Southern Conference and among the top 100 nationally with 12.5 tackles for loss (1.04 per game) and 11th in the SoCon with 4.5 sacks.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation only selects a first-team all-America squad with just 26 players receiving the prestigious honor.