The college football regular season is over, which means it’s time for a host of All-American iterations to hit the Internet.
Running back Isaiah Bowser was named to the 247Sports.com True Freshman All-American Team, and linebacker Paddy Fisher was honored as a third-team AP All-American.
Bowser became NU’s primary ball-carrier midway through the season and jump-started a non-existent ground game with 100 yards or more in three of his first four games. Against Iowa, he dashed for a career-high 165 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown. Headed into the Holiday Bowl, Bowser has amassed 796 yards on the ground and six touchdowns. Bowser has also overcome remarkable adversity to get to Northwestern, which we wrote about last month.
Fisher, who was the Big Ten Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2017, logged another standout season as NU’s middle linebacker. He’s currently second on the team with 108 tackles. After a slower start to the season, Fisher forced an important fumble in the Wisconsin game, registered his first career sack against Minnesota, and intercepted an A.J. Bush pass to seal the game against Illinois. The Katy, Texas native has 4.5 tackles for loss and three fumbles forced.
Joining him on the third team at linebacker are Utah State’s David Woodward and Notre Dame’s Te’Von Coney. The full list of AP All-Americans can be found here.