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RGIII leads AP All-American team

Robert Griffin III, AP

You want Associated Press All-American teams? You got AP All-American teams. All three of ‘em.

After winning the Heisman, Baylor’s Robert Griffin III highlights the first team, along with other Heisman finalists Trent Richardson, Montee Ball and Tyrann Matheiu. Andrew Luck leads the AP second team All-American selection.

The first team is made up of mostly juniors and seniors, but two freshman made the list: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins and LSU punter Brad Wing.

Just to show how deep the quarterback pool was this year in college football, USC’s Matt Barkley made third team A-A honors.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB — Robert Griffin III, junior, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Baylor.
RB — Montee Ball, junior, 5-11, 210, Wisconsin
RB — Trent Richardson, junior, 5-11, 224, Alabama.
OL — Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 311, Alabama
OL — Matt Kalil, junior, 6-7, 295, Southern California.
OL — David DeCastro, senior, 6-5, 310, Stanford
OL — Kevin Zeitler, senior, 6-4, 318, Wisconsin.
C — David Molk, senior, 6-2, 286, Michigan.
WR — Justin Blackmon, junior, 6-1, 215, Oklahoma State
WR — Robert Woods, sophomore, 6-1, 180, Southern California.
TE — Dwayne Allen, junior, 6-4, 255, Clemson.
AP — Sammy Watkins, freshman, 6-1, 180, Clemson.
K — Randy Bullock, senior, 5-9, 212, Texas A&M.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DE — Melvin Ingram, senior, 6-2, 276, South Carolina
DE — Whitney Mercilus, junior, 6-4, 265, Illinois.
DT — Devon Still, senior, 6-5, 310, Penn State
DT — Jerel Worthy, junior, 6-3, 310, Michigan State.
LB — Luke Kuechly, junior, 6-3, 237, Boston College
LB — Jarvis Jones, sophomore, 6-3, 241, Georgia
LB — Dont’a Hightower, junior, 6-4, 260, Alabama.
CB — Morris Claiborne, junior, 6-0, 185, LSU
CB — Tyrann Mathieu, sophomore, 5-9, 175, LSU.
S — Mark Barron, senior, 6-2, 218, Alabama
S — Bacarri Rambo, junior, 6-0, 218, Georgia.
P — Brad Wing, freshman, 6-3, 184, LSU.

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB — Andrew Luck, junior, Stanford.
RB — LaMichael James, junior, Oregon
RB — David Wilson, junior, Virginia Tech.
OL — Jonathan Martin, senior, Stanford
OL — Nate Potter, senior, Boise State.
OL — Will Blackwell, senior, LSU
OL — Austin Pazstor, senior, Virginia.
C — Peter Konz, junior, Wisconsin.
WR — Ryan Broyles, senior, Oklahoma
WR — Kendall Wright, senior, Baylor.
TE — Tyler Eifert, junior, Notre Dame.
AP — Joe Adams, senior, Arkansas.
K — Caleb Sturgis, junior, Florida.

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DE — Frank Alexander, senior, Oklahoma
DE — Vinny Curry, senior, Marshall.
DT — Joe Vellano, junior, Maryland
DT — Derek Wolfe, senior, Cincinnati.
LB — Courtney Upshaw, senior, Alabama
LB — Lavonte David, senior, Nebraska
LB — Manti Teo, junior, Notre Dame.
CB — David Amerson, sophomore, North Carolina State
CB — Dre Kirkpatrick, junior, Alabama.
S — Markelle Martin, senior, Oklahoma State
S — Antonio Allen, senior, South Carolina.
P — Ryan Allen, junior, Louisiana Tech.

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
QB — Matt Barkley, junior, Southern California.
RB — Ronnie Hillman, sophomore, San Diego State
RB — Bobby Rainey, senior, Western Kentucky.
OL — Levy Adcock, senior, Oklahoma State
OL — Cordy Glenn, senior, Georgia.
OL — Ryan Miller, senior, Colorado
OL — Gabe Ikard, sophomore, Oklahoma.
C — Grant Garner, senior, Oklahoma State.
WR — Jordan White, senior, Western Michigan
WR — Patrick Edwards, senior, Houston.
TE — Coby Fleener, senior, Stanford.
AP — Tavon Austin, junior, West Virginia.
K — Quinn Sharp, junior, Oklahoma State.

THIRD TEAM DEFENSE
DE — Sam Montgomery, sophomore, LSU
DE — Andre Branch, senior, Clemson.
DT — John Simon, junior, Ohio State
DT — Fletcher Cox, junior, Mississippi State.
LB — Tank Carder, senior, TCU
LB — Sammy Brown, senior, Houston
LB — Emmanuel Acho, senior, Texas.
CB — Nigel Malone, junior, Kansas State
CB — Brodrick Brown, junior, Oklahoma State.
S — Josh Bush, senior, Wake Forest
S — George Iloka, senior, Boise State.
P — Shawn Powell, senior, Florida State.

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13 Responses to “RGIII leads AP All-American team”
  1. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 2:43 PM

    Congrats to all the fine players being recognized! As a Bama fan, I’m especially proud of the six Tide players on the list and the 19 total SEC players represented.

    I never realized LSU’s punter Brad Wing was only a freshman. Special congratulations to that young man for making the first team!

  2. texbornlsufan says: Dec 14, 2011 3:07 PM

    Yes, I would like to congratulate all the men who represent the team’s listed above! When you make an exclusive list like this it is a symbol of excellence and hard work.
    Just to point out one thing here in recongnition of the fine year LSU has had this year, when was the last time both 1st team cornerbacks where from the same team?

  3. bozosforall says: Dec 14, 2011 3:14 PM

    Just to point out one thing here in recongnition of the fine year LSU has had this year, when was the last time both 1st team cornerbacks where from the same team?

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    It’s never happened before (at least not since the AP started picking seperate offensive and defensive teams in 1964).

  4. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 3:21 PM

    bozosforall says:

    when was the last time both 1st team cornerbacks where from the same team?
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    It’s never happened before (at least not since the AP started picking seperate offensive and defensive teams in 1964).
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    Wow!! Congrats to Mathieu and Claiborne on that achievement!! And props to Ron Cooper, the Tigers’ defensive backs coach.

  5. dawgs105 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:13 PM

    My only problem with this list is that Orsen Charles should have been atleast 3rd team, if not 2nd.

  6. woebegong says: Dec 14, 2011 4:23 PM

    DAWGS105,

    Hard for me to understand also. He does it all at TE.

  7. cometkazie says: Dec 14, 2011 5:23 PM

    Deb, I am very pleased to see someone we have discussed at one of the tackles on the first team – offense.

    Good for him!

  8. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 6:13 PM

    @cometkazie …

    Yes!! And what I wouldn’t give for the Steelers to pick up Jones!! We so desperately need offensive linemen. I’m just afraid he’ll be gone by the time we pick. And we have a little more pressing need at guard.

  9. cometkazie says: Dec 14, 2011 7:35 PM

    Remember who the premier Steelers guard was . . . until they ran him off.

  10. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 9:02 PM

    @cometkazie …

    LOL … I wouldn’t say we ran him off! He ran himself off looking for more money than he was worth at that point in his career. It is a business, after all, and the Rooneys know how to make the hard calls when it comes to player personnel.

    Sadly, I don’t think Alan was ever as happy anywhere else as he was with the Steelers. And he was dumped by the Jets before he collected the full value of that contract. If he’d stayed with the Steelers, he’d have made a little less, but he’d have had another Super Bowl ring. But he’s still one of the family, as far as I’m concerned. Was happy to see Whis take him in Arizona at the end. Whis is a good guy. He’s one of the family, too :)

  11. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 9:05 PM

    @cometkazie …

    Wonder if the guy who gave you a thumbs-down knows he was downing one of the top NFL players ever to come out of LSU :D

  12. cometkazie says: Dec 14, 2011 9:45 PM

    Deb says:
    Dec 14, 2011 9:05 PM
    @cometkazie …

    Wonder if the guy who gave you a thumbs-down knows he was downing one of the top NFL players ever to come out of LSU?
    +=+=+=+

    I think he doesn’t like our conversations about our favorite players.

  13. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 11:04 PM

    @cometkazie …

    Well, phooey on him! LOL

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