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College Football Awards: USC Trojans LT Matt Kalil Named Walter Camp First Team All-American

The USC Trojans had a fine season in 2011, especially offensively. The Trojans ended up at 10-2 on the seasons, including season-ending wins in Autzen against the Oregon Ducks and a 50-0 trouncing of the UCLA Bruins to end the year. Now at college football award season, USC is getting some rewards.

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Left tackle Matt Kalil was named a first-team Walter Camp All-American on Thursday night at the College Football Awards in Orlando. The junior had a magnificent season protecting quarterback Matt Barkley's back side, as the offensive line allowed a mere eight sacks on the season. Kalil also utilized his 6'7" frame to block four kicks this season.

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Kalil is also a candidate for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman. He, along with Barkley, have decisions to make regarding whether or not to enter the 2012 NFL Draft or return for their senior seasons for what would likely be a preseason top five team, if not higher.

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USC wide receiver Robert Woods, who set a school record with 111 catches this season, for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns was named a second-team Walter Camp All-American.

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