Fresno State DB Phillip Thomas a consensus All-American

Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Fresno State defensive back Phillip Thomas has racked up the awards this season.

Fresno State was mostly known for their offense with quarterback Derek Carr, running back Robbie Rouse and wide receiver Davante Adams.

However, their defense was a top-20 unit and it was led by defensive back Phillip Thomas. Thomas led the nation with eight interceptions, with three being returned for touchdowns. Plus, he was a force in getting to the line of scrimmage, where he had four sacks and 12 tackles per loss.

With that type of season he was named a consensus All-America -- Fresno State's first -- and below are all of the honors he has won this season.

→ Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, 9/17 & 10/8
→ CFPA national Defensive Back of the Week, 9/16
→ CFPA national Defensive Performer of the Week, 9/16
→ CBS inside College Football national Defensive Player of the Week, 9/15
→ ESPN's College Football Defensive Player of the Day, 9/15
→ Jim Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week, 9/19
→ Second-team Midseason All-American (Phil steele), 10/12
→ First-team Midseason All-American (CBssports.com), 10/15
→ Added to the Bednarik Award Watch list, 10/25
→ Finalist for 2012 Jim Thorpe Award, 11/19
→ AFCA All-America team, 11/28
→ Unanimous First-team All-Mountain West, 12/6
→ Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, 12/6
→ CBSsports.com All-America First-team, 12/5
→ The Sporting News All-America team, 12/6
→ Walter Camp first-team All-American, 12/6
→ ESPN AT&T First-team All-American 12/9
→ CFPA DB Trophy Winner, 12/10
→ AP first-team All-American, 12/11
→ Sports Illustrated First-Team All-American, 12/11
→ 2012 Football Writers Association of America All-America, 12/14

The one award that Thomas was robbed of was winning the Jim Thorpe Award. That award went to Mississippi State's Johnthan Banks. He had half of as many picks as Thomas, no sacks, no touchdowns and just two tackles for loss. So, not sure how Banks won the award.

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