Lavonte David earned second-team All-Americans from AP.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

David Earns AP All-America Honor

By NU Athletic Communications
Senior linebacker Lavonte David earned another All-America accolade on Wednesday, as he was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press. The 2011 campaign marks the second straight year that David was chosen as a second-team All-American by the organization.

A native of Miami, Fla., David was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year award this fall. He was also a finalist for the Butkus Award, a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy this season. In 2011, David leads Nebraska with 122 tackles, 11 TFLs, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions heading into the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 2, against South Carolina. He ranks third in the Big Ten in tackles per game and 18th nationally.

In his two-year career, David has totaled 274 tackles, the fifth-highest total in school history. His 152 tackles in 2010 were a school record, and his 274 career tackles are the most ever among two-year players in Nebraska history. David's career average of 10.5 tackles per game ranks fifth among all active players nationally.

2011 Honors
» First-Team All-American (AFCA, CBS,,, Phil Steele)
» Second-Team All-American (Walter Camp, Sports Illustrated. AP)
» Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year
» First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media,,, Phil Steele)
» Butkus Award Finalist (1 of 6)
» Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist (1 of 16)
» Lott Trophy Semifinalist (1 of 8)
» Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List
» Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List
» Lott IMPACT Player of the Week (vs. Ohio State; vs. Michigan State)
» Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Iowa)
» School Record Holder for Most Career Tackles by a Two-Year Player (274)


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