Unga Named Freshman All-American

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PROVO, Utah (Nov. 28, 2007) -- BYU freshman running back Harvey Unga has been named to the Rivals Freshman All-America Second Team.

Unga, who has compiled 1,050 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards, is the Cougars' all-time leading freshman running back and the first BYU freshman to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in a single season. He holds the school record for most 100-yard rushing games as a freshman with six.

The six-feet, 220-pound Provo native is the first freshman All-American out of BYU since Jan Jorgensen was named a freshman All-American in 2006. Unga is the second freshman to earn All-America honors during Bronco Mendenhall's tenure as BYU head coach. Austin Collie, a sophomore receiver for the Cougars, also earned Freshman All-America honors in 2004 before serving a two-year church mission.

Unga, a two-time Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, needs just 166 yards heading into Saturday's game against San Diego State to become the MWC all-time leading freshman running back.

Most recent Sports stories

Related topics

SportsBYU Cougars


From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast