SAN DIEGO – San Diego's Michael Bandy became the first two-time first team All-American for the Toreros in a dozen years as he was named to the 2019 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America First Team, the organization announced.
A day after becoming a two-time All-American, Bandy earned first team honors for the second year in a row after being among the nation's top wide receivers once again. At the end of the regular season, Bandy was top-10 in receiving touchdowns (8th) and receiving yards (10th) while his 103.6 receiving yards per game made him only one of eight FCS players to average more than 100 yards per game during the 2019 regular season.
Bandy completed the entire season with 1,152 receiving yards on 75 catches, making him the first Torero in program history to have back-to-back 75+ catch seasons as well as consecutive 1,100+ receiving yard campaigns. The product of La Mirada, Calif. also had 12 receiving touchdowns and 1,304 all-purpose yards in 12 games.
Bandy was one of eight players who earned 2018 AFCA All-America honors and repeated in 2019.
Prior to Bandy, the last time the Toreros had back-to-back first team All-Americans was in 2007 when five players earned mid-major All-American status.
For his entire career, Bandy had 192 catches, 3,294 receiving yards and 28 receiving touchdowns as well as helped USD win four PFL championships and make the FCS Playoffs each season. The two-time All-PFL first team honoree averaged 17.2 yards per catch, which is sixth-best in program history, and 76.6 receiving yards per game in 43 contests. His 192 career grabs are tied for fourth-most in school history while his nearly 3,300 receiving yards are third-best.
Bandy has received All-America honors seven times in his career: twice from the AFCA, twice from STATS FCS, and once each from the AP, Walter Camp and FCS ADA.
Bandy and sophomore tight end Dalton Kincaid (AP, third team) gave the Toreros two All-Americans this season. It is the fourth straight year USD had multiple All-Americans in a single campaign.