The accolades continue to pour in for Boston College's Luke Kuechly, as the sophomore linebacker was named to ESPN.com's 2010 All-America Team.
Kuechly, who leads the nation in tackles (171 total, 102 solo), was the anchor of Boston College's defense this season. Their run defense was ranked first in the country, as the Eagles allowed a grand total of 962 rushing yards and seven rushing scores.
In addition, Kuechly has 42 more tackles than any other player in the country. And of course, there is the tackle streak (via ESPN.com).
Kuechly's otherworldly ability to arrive at the ball before the rest of the defenders has resulted in a streak of 21 consecutive games with at least 10 tackles.
Despite all that, the most interesting part about this whole story, according to ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel, is that Kueckly wound up in Boston instead of Columbus, Ohio (via ESPN.com).
The most amazing fact about Kuechly is not that he leads the nation's best defense against the run, or that he's only a sophomore. It's how the Ohio native ended up in Chestnut Hill. He looks like the classic Buckeye linebacker. He's just wearing maroon and gold.
Boston College will face Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Sunday, January 9th at 9 p.m. EST (ESPN).
To view ESPN.com's complete list of their 2010 All-America Team, click here.