Jack Conklin had an outstanding 2015 season for the Michigan State Spartans, playing a key role in the team's run to the College Football Playoff. He started 38 of 39 games over his career and is projected as one of the top five offensive tackles in the upcoming NFL draft even though he could have stayed in college for one more season.
Now Conklin will cap it off by being named to the SB Nation All-America team, which is different from other All-America teams in that it is formed after all of the bowls have been played.
Here's what SB Nation had to say about Conklin:
Jack Conklin spent his third season as Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook's bodyguard in a Big Ten East that featured two of the top four sack-getters in the country, plus potential No. 1 Draft pick Joey Bosa. Conklin was perhaps the only bright spot in MSU's Playoff loss, earning the second-highest PFF score by any player in the Cotton Bowl.
The latest honor adds to a pile of post-season accolades for Conklin. The 6-6, 325-pound lineman has also been named to All-America teams from Phil Steele, Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp Football Foundation, USA TODAY and SI.com.