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Boise State's Jay Ajayi becomes one of most decorated players in school history

Boise State junior tailback Jay Ajayi’s All-America haul got a little bigger Wednesday. He was named to the Sporting News All-America second team.

It was Ajayi’s third second-team award and sixth All-America award overall. Of the five historically recognized teams, so far he has a second-team award from Sporting News and a third-team award from The Associated Press.

Ajayi ranks second in the nation with 2,225 yards from scrimmage and tied for first with 29 total touchdowns.

Ajayi is moving into elite company in Boise State’s Football Bowl Subdivision history. Here are the top All-America awards:

— OT Ryan Clady, consensus All-American in 2007. He received four first-team awards and four second-team awards.

— OT Nate Potter, consensus All-American in 2011. He received four first-team awards and three second-team awards.

— QB Kellen Moore. He received three first-team awards and a third-team award in 2009, a first-team award in 2010 and an honorable mention in 2011.

— RB Ian Johnson. He received two first-team awards, a second-team award and a third-team award in 2006.

— CB Kyle Wilson. He received two second-team awards in 2009 and two second-team awards and a third-team award in 2008.

— RB Jay Ajayi. He has received three second-team awards, two third-team awards and an honorable mention.

Boise State national honors in 2014

RB Jay Ajayi: All-America second team (USA Today, Fox Sports, Sporting News), All-America third team (Associated Press, Athlon Sports), All-America honorable mention (SI.com). Finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

S Darian Thompson: All-America second team (CBS Sports).

Coach Bryan Harsin: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award finalist; Dodd Trophy finalist; Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award finalist.

We’ll do a live chat at 8 p.m. today.

I’ve tentatively scheduled another for 8 p.m. Dec. 29, but that could change.

Live Blog Boise State bowl prep chat

LINKS

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Notebook: Can Boise State help the Big 12?

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