Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) is tackled by Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) after a short gain at Ohio Stadium. Virginia Tech won the game 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Kendall Fuller has been racking up plenty of honors after having a very strong sophomore season. Fuller did not have nearly as many interceptions but is proof of how interceptions aren’t necessarily an indication of how good a cornerback is. Fuller has already been recognized as a Second Team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and USA Today.
The Associated Press released their All-American teams today and Fuller earned a spot on one of their teams.
Kendall Fuller was named to the Associated Press All-American Third Team today in what is the latest honor for the Hokies’ star cornerback. There is an arguement that Fuller should be on the first or second team but it is really tight after Senquez Golson for spots though UCF’s Jacoby Glenn is a surprise on the second team.
Kendall Fuller had a very good sophomore season which the stats prove as he had 50 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 14 pass breakups which are very impressive numbers. Fuller was one of the few cornerbacks in the country that teams tried to avoid in many games due to how good Fuller is.
More from Fighting Gobbler
- Virginia Tech women’s basketball getting preseason respect
- Virginia Tech Football: Predicting how the Hokies will finish 2023
- Virginia Tech Football: Mixed results on injury news for Hokies defense
- How to Win $350 in DraftKings Bonuses Betting on College Football Week 4
- Former Virginia Tech lineman had hilarious moment Monday night
Outside of Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd, Fuller shut down just about every receiver he faced including Miami’s Phillip Dorsett, Georgia Tech’s DeAndre Smelter, and East Carolina’s Justin Hardy. Fuller had some of his best games against some of the toughest receivers he faced but was very consistent throughout the season outside of the bad game against Pittsburgh.
Entering next season, Fuller should be a Preseason First Team All-American with Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves entering next season though that might be made a little more interesting if Michigan State CB Trae Waynes returns for his senior season.
Fuller likely will only be in Blacksburg for one more season as he projects to be a potential top 10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as of right now. Fuller has had a great two seasons in Blacksburg and could end up going down as the best cornerback to ever play for the Hokies.
Kendall Fuller is definitely one of the top cornerbacks in college football and absolutely deserves this recognition.