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Bijan Robinson, Xavier Worthy named Walter Camp preseason All-Americans

Steve Habel06/28/22
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Texas running back Bijan Robinson and wide receiver Xavier Worthy have been named to the Walter Camp preseason All-American teams, which were released Monday in advance of the 2022 campaign.

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Robinson, a junior from Tucson, Ariz., is listed on the Walter Camp first team after proving that he’s one on the nation’s most exciting playmakers. He led the Longhorns in rushing in 2021 with 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns on 195 carries and racked up 295 yards and four scores on 26 receptions.

Robinson had six 100-plus yard rushing games last year and became the first Texas player to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season since 2016 even though he missed the final two games with a dislocated elbow. He was named first-team All-Big 12 by conference coaches and the Associated Press, and earned honorable mention as Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.

Robinson has produced a combined 2,321 yards (1,830 rushing, 491 receiving) from scrimmage and 21 TDs in his two-seasons on the 40 Acres. He was on the Walter Camp preseason second team prior to last season.

Worthy, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif., was listed on the Walter Camp second team. He set Texas records in 2021 and was named the Big 12 Conference’s Offensive Freshman of the Year as well as the Associated Press’ Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

Worthy started all 12 games for the Longhorns and led the team with 15 explosive plays (20-or-more yards), with seven of those resulting in scores and four of his touchdown receptions covering least 50 yards. Overall, he had 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns, forging single-season Texas records for a freshman in all three categories

Worthy also set single-game program freshman records for receptions (14), receiving yards (261) and receiving touchdowns (3, on two occasions). He topped all FBS freshmen wide receivers and the Big 12 in receiving yards, receiving yards per game (81.8) and receiving touchdowns.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation is the caretaker of the nation’s oldest college football All-America team, which it has been selecting since 1889.