CSU’s Michael Gallup named to the Walter Camp 2017 All-America first team

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Colorado State senior wide receiver Michael Gallup has been chosen as a Walter Camp 2017 first-team All-American, as announced today at the Home Depot College Football Awards show in Atlanta.

Gallup, a Biletnikoff Award finalist, joins Oklahoma State’s James Washington as the two wide receivers represented on the 2017 Walter Camp All-America first team.

The Monroe, Ga., product was the first player in the FBS to reach 1,000 yards receiving this year, and enters the postseason with 1,345 yards on 94 receptions with seven touchdowns.

He has six 100-yard games this season, and is one of just two FBS players with multiple 200-yard outings. In a three-week span, Gallup went for 212 yards and a touchdown at Hawai’i and 263 yards—the fourth-most by any FBS player this season—and three touchdowns against Nevada.

Gallup becomes CSU’s third Walter Camp All-American in the last five seasons. Receiver Rashard Higgins was a first-team honoree in 2014, while running back Kapri Bibbs was second-team member in 2013.

Gallup is the fourth Ram to be named a first-team selection by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, joining Higgins (2014), safety Greg Myers (1995) and defensive lineman Mike Bell (1978).

Overall, the Rams have 27 All-Americans in their history. Gallup is the ninth CSU player to be named a first-team All-American.

Gallup earned first-team All-Mountain West honors and has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

The Rams will play Marshall in the 2017 Gildan New Mexico Bowl at 2:30 p.m. MT on Dec. 16 in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.