Khalil Mack - All American

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One man Backfield wrecking crew Khalil Mack was named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. Mack became the first player in school history to be named an All-American at the FBS level. The last Bull to be named to an All American team was Gerald Philbin who was named second team back in the 1960's.

Mack has been named to a slew of All-America teams this season but this is his first top team honors by an "offical" outlet.

This the culmination of a spectacular season and an incredible career. The senior linebacker was also named a first-team All-American by Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports.  He was named to the Associated Press, Walter Camp and USA Today second team.

"It's always something we are going to strive for in terms of development of our players. Where Khalil began and where he is now in the history of our football program he is one of the finest, and may arguably be the best football player to ever play at UB. I think a lot of young players are going to look at our form of development, the way we approach our business, the plan we have in place and how it's impacted Khalil and they can certainly have that opportunity coming to Buffalo." -- Jeff Quinn

Mack was the 2013 Mid-American Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Jack Lambert Award winner. He came in second in the voting for Butkus Award.

The Fort Pierce, FL native who had no other FBS offers leads the Mid American Conference in sacks with 10.5 and tackles for loss with 19 to go along with team-best 94 tackles. He also leads the Bulls with three interceptions and five forced fumbles. He has broken the NCAA record for career forced fumbles with 16 and tied the NCAA mark with 75 career tackles for loss.

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