DALLAS (FWAA/SMU) – Wide receiver James Proche has been named a second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), in partnership with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the organization announced Thursday.
For the second consecutive season, Proche was named to the American Athletic Conference first team as the conference leader in receiving touchdowns (14, 3rd NCAA) and receptions per game (8.5, 2nd NCAA). Proche also ranks second in receiving yards per game (94.9) and punt returns (9.6) and is third in receiving yards (1,139, 15th NCAA).
He currently has 38 career receiving TDs, 292 receptions and 3,863 receiving yards, all SMU records, and his 4,910 career all-purpose yards are also the most for a Mustang. Proche has posted an SMU-record 11 straight games with a receiving touchdown, and his 14 TDs in 2019 tie the single-season record.
The Mustang has 13 career 100-yard receiving games and 23 career games with 100+ all-purpose yards.
He ranks first on the FBS career active lists for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Proche was named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards, and was a member of the Maxwell and Paul Hornung Award Watch Lists.
Proche is the first Mustang to be recognized by the FWAA since Reggie Dupard in 1985. He joins SMU greats like Dupard, Russell Carter, Eric Dickerson, John Simmons, Emanuel Tolbert, Louie Kelcher, Robert Popelka, Jerry LeVias, John LaGrone, Don Meredith, Kyle Rote and Doak Walker in earning the honor.
The Mustangs take on FAU Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl.