BY SPNW Staff 08:00PM 12/12/2013

Huskies’ Sankey, Cougars’ Bucannon honored

Washington junior RB Bishop Sankey and and Washington State senior FS Deone Bucannon were named to the second team of the Walter Camp All-America team Thursday at the College Football Awards show in Orlando. Sankey was on hand as one of the finalists for the Doak Walker Award, won by Boston College’s Andre Williams.

Williams, a senior, beat Sankey and Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey. Williams rushed for 2,102 yards, ninth-best in history, and was the sixth 2,000-yard rusher to win the award given to the nation’s best running back.

Sankey, from Spokane’s Gonzaga High School, set a UW record with 1,775 yards, which ranked third nationally.

Bucannon led the Pac-12 Conference with 109 tackles and tied for fourth in the conference with five interceptions. The Fairfield, CA., native enters the Gildan New Mexico Bowl as the NCAA’s active leader in career solo tackles.

The 124th edition of the Camp award — the nation’s oldest — was voted upon by the 125 FBS coaches and sports information directors.

The Huskies return to the practice field Friday in preparation for the Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 27 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, where they play  BYU. The Cougars play Colorado State in Albuquerque Dec. 21.


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