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Heel Tough Blog Hampton Named First Team All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation

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While Omarion Hampton may not have taken home the Doak Walker Award on Friday night, he did pick up his most significant postseason honor so far.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation released their All-American teams earlier this evening and Hampton, who was already a CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated second team All-American heading into the night, received first team honors at running back. He becomes the first Tar Heel since Eric Ebron to receive Walter Camp All-American recognition and the first player since Jonathan Cooper to land on foundation’s first team.

Hampton finished the regular season fourth in the FBS in rushing yards (1442), eighth in rushing touchdowns (15), third in scrimmage yards (1657) and first in yards after contact (1023).  His rushing yards are the third most in program history and his touchdowns sit sixth right now. He’ll have a great chance to boost those numbers in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl later this month, especially if quarterback Drake Maye sits out.


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