Dec. 10, 2010
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The accolades continue to roll in for Florida State senior offensive guard Rodney Hudson, who was named to the 2010 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team Thursday night at The Home Depot College Football Award Show on ESPN.
Hudson is the first Seminole to be selected to the nation's oldest All-America team since offensive tackle Alex Barron in 2004. This marks the 121st year the foundation has selected a team. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) coaches and sports information directors vote on the team.
A four-year starter at left guard, Hudson appears well on his way to becoming Florida State's first consensus All-American since Barron in '04. The Mobile, Ala. native has already selected to the 25-member American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FBS All-American team, which is selected exclusively by the coaches.
"Its' an honor, showing that hard work pays off," said Hudson. "You work hard all year and you'd like to see results. As a player and as a team, one of most meaningful things is to have respect from your opponent."
Earlier this week Hudson was named to the Rivals.com All-American first team.
He was one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which was presented at Thursday night's show as well.
Hudson is the most decorated offensive lineman in Atlantic Coast Conference history. Last week he collected his second consecutive Jacobs Blocking Award as the league's most dominating lineman and was selected All-ACC for the fourth time; just the seventh in league annals. Only one other offensive linemen - former Seminole tackle Brett Williams - can make that claim, but he was only a two-time All-ACC choice. Hudson has been a first team choice each of the last three years.
A nine-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week, no one has claimed as many weekly honors at any position in league history.
Hudson has made 47 starts in 52 games for the Seminoles over the course of his career and has been incredibly efficient. He has been penalized just once this season in 832 offensive snaps and leads the team with 44 knockdown blocks. Furthermore, he was assessed only three missed assignments over the course of the 13-game schedule for the 9-4 Seminoles, who will meet South Carolina in the Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl after winning the ACC's Atlantic Division title in coach Jimbo Fisher's first season.