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Austin Carr named third-team All-American

Austin Carr named third-team All-American
(Daily file photo by Allie Goulding)

Senior receiver Austin Carr has been named to the All-America third team, the Associated Press announced Monday.

Carr, a former walk-on, easily had the best season of his career, leading the Big Ten with 84 receptions, 1,196 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns. Carr’s bond with sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson also boosted Northwestern to the fourth-best passing offense in the Big Ten.

Additionally, Carr finished as one of three semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given out annually to the best receiver in the country.

Carr was the only Wildcat named to any of the three AP All-America teams.

Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo shares third-team honors with Carr. The two receivers finished behind Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook and Western Michigan wideout Corey Davis (first team), as well as East Carolina pass-catcher Zay Jones and Washington receiver John Ross (second team).

For the list of the full AP All-America teams, click here.