Cardinal corner: Love becomes consensus All-America


Stanford junior human biology major Bryce Love was named All-America first team by The Sporting News on Tuesday while fifth-year senior biomechanical engineering major David Bright earned second-team honors.

The accolade earned Love consensus All-America status, the 37th by a Cardinal.

Bryce Love/Stanford Athletics
Love paced Power 5 running backs in rushing yards, rushing yards/game, yards/carry and runs of 20, 30, 40 and 50 yards. His 12 runs of 50 or more yards this year is an FBS record, and his 11 100-yard rushing performances led the nation and tied a school record.

Bright helped pave the way for Love's record-breaking season, which included Love's school-record 301 yards rushing against Arizona State. Also an All-Pac-12 second-team performer, Bright was a finalist for the Pop Warner College Football Award and Campbell Trophy semifinalist.

Bright played every position except center during his career, and helped the Cardinal rush for 405 yards against UCLA, fourth-most in school history. Stanford's 565 total yards against Rice were seventh-most.

Senior defensive lineman Harrison Phillips was named a finalist for the Bobby Bowden Award on Tuesday.

Phillips is one of four finalists, joining Micah Kiser (Virginia), Dorian O'Daniel (Clemson) and Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State). The award ceremony will take place Jan. 7 in Atlanta.

The Bowden Award was established in 2003 and is presented annually to the FBS player that epitomizes the consummate student-athlete and conducts themselves as an exemplary model in the classroom, on the field, on the campus and in the community. Clemson's DeShaun Watson won the award last season.

Phillips, who also was a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, led all FBS defensive linemen with 100 tackles. The team captain and Omaha, Nebraska, native led the Cardinal with 17.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. He is set to graduate two quarters early as a double major in science, technology and society, and sociology.

Phillips helped lead the Cardinal (9-4) to the Pac-12 North Division title and Pac-12 Championship Game. Stanford will face TCU (10-3) in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 in San Antonio, Texas. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m., and ESPN will broadcast the game.

Women's soccer

Alana Cook, Jordan DiBiasi, Tegan McGrady and Michelle Xiao were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West Region teams, as announced Tuesday.

Stanford's four student-athletes on the All-West teams were the most of any school -- only two other student-athletes from the Pac-12 conference made the list.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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