Khalil Mack was named to USA Today's second All American team this week. He was behind Anthony Barr of UCLA, Ryan Shazier of Ohio State, and Alabama's C.J. Mosley. The decision to put Mack on the second team was surprising considering that the Buffalo Senior recently won the Lambert Trophy.
Mack was the first player from a mid major conference to win the Lambert.
Khalil Mack was also named the 2013 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year. During the regular season Mack had 94 tackles and lead the conference in sacks with 10.5 and tackles for loss with 19.
He has established NCAA career records for tackles for loss (75) and forced fumbles (16). He has also intercepted a trio of passes and returned a pair for touchdowns this year.
This is not the final list of "All Americans" and it carries no more weight than a list I might generate.
The College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams; The Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), Pro Football Weekly (PFW), ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Rivals.com, and Scout.com.
Still even as an unofficial list its hard to see how Mack does not make the first team but Major conference sometimes benefit from Major Biases..