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Broyles Named a Consensus All-American
December 20, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles was named a consensus All-American for the second consecutive year Tuesday by the NCAA. Tuesday's honor gives Oklahoma its 75th consensus All-American. Since the modern era of college football, OU has produced more consensus All-Americans than any other school. Broyles is one of just three players on this year's team to earn consensus recognition for a second straight year.

Under Bob Stoops, OU players have earned 23 consensus All-America honors. Broyles is just the fifth under Stoops to earn back-to-back consensus honors and the first since offensive lineman Duke Robinson did so in 2007 and 2008.

To be selected a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-American teams. Second and third teams were used to break ties by the five organizations used in the consensus chart -- American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.

Broyles was named a first team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and the Walter Camp Foundation and a second team All-American by the Associated Press and The Sporting News.

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Broyles collegiate career ended on Nov. 5 with a torn ACL vs. Texas A&M but the receiver had already made his mark on several record books. Broyles broke the NCAA career record for receptions in the season's sixth game and finished with 349 catches during his career while ending up second on the NCAA all-time career receiving yards chart with 4,586 yards, just 420 yards from the NCAA record in the category. Broyles also broke the Big 12 record for career receiving touchdowns with 45.

The Biletnikoff Award finalist had more than 100 yards receiving in seven of nine games this season and a touchdown in seven of nine with multiple receiving touchdowns in four games. He had four games with at least 13 receptions and broke his own record for receiving yards in a game with 217 yards at Kansas.

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