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Lindy’s announces its 2012 All-America Teams

Lindyssports.com Staff

December 07, 2012 at 12:17 pm.

 

Johnny Manziel ran away from defenders all season long en route to an All-American season. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

New stars emerge each college football season. At the end of spring, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wasn’t even guaranteed to start. Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey, the nation’s leading rusher, had been only a part-time player. Who had really heard of Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton?

The new mixed with the old (such as Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o) for another thrilling season … and we’ve put together the best of the best. The teams playing for the national championship — Alabama and Notre Dame — have five players each represented below.

Here are Lindy’s 2012 postseason All-America teams:

First Team

Offense

QB — Johnny Manziel, Fr., Texas A&M

RB — Ka’Deem Carey, So., Arizona

RB — Johnathan Franklin, Sr. UCLA

WR — Marqise Lee, So., USC

WR — Terrance Williams, Sr., Baylor

TE — Zach Ertz, Sr., Stanford

C — Barrett Jones, Sr., Alabama

OG — Chance Warmack, Sr., Alabama

OG — Jonathan Cooper, Sr., North Carolina

OT — Luke Joeckel, Jr., Texas A&M

OT — Taylor Lewan, Jr., Michigan

AP — Tavon Austin, Sr., West Virginia

K — Cairo Santos, Jr., Tulane

Defense

DL — Jadeveon Clowney, So., South Carolina

DL — Will Sutton, Jr., Arizona State

DE — Stephon Tuitt, So., Notre Dame

DL — Damontre Moore, Jr., Texas A&M

LB — Jarvis Jones, Jr., Georgia

LB — Manti Te’o, Sr., Notre Dame

LB — C.J. Mosley, Jr., Alabama

CB — Dee Milliner, Jr., Alabama

CB — Johnthan Banks, Sr., Mississippi State

S — Phillip Thomas, Sr., Fresno State

S — Eric Reid, Jr., LSU

P — Ryan Allen, Sr., Louisiana Tech

Second Team

Offense

QB — Collin Klein, Sr., Kansas State

RB — Montee Ball, Sr., Wisconsin

RB — Kenjon Barner, Sr., Oregon

WR — Stedman Bailey, Jr., West Virginia

WR — DeAndre Hopkins, Jr., Clemson

TE — Tyler Eifert, Sr., Notre Dame

C — Dalton Freeman, Sr., Clemson

OG — Cyril Richardson, Jr., Baylor

OG — Lane Taylor, Sr., Oklahoma State

OT — David Yankey, Jr., Stanford

OT — D.J. Fluker, Jr., Alabama

AP — Dri Archer, Jr., Kent State

K — Dustin Hopkins, Sr., Florida State

Defense

DL — Bjoern Werner, Jr., Florida State

DL — Sharrif Floyd, Jr., Florida

DL — Star Lotulelei, Sr., Utah

DL — Sam Montgomery, Jr., LSU

LB — Anthony Barr, Jr., UCLA

LB — Chase Thomas, Sr., Stanford

LB — Kevin Minter, Jr., LSU

CB — Jordan Poyer, Sr., Oregon State

CB — Desmond Trufant, Sr., Washington

S — Matt Elam, Jr., Florida

S — Tony Jefferson, Jr., Oklahoma

P — Kyle Christy, So., Florida

Third Team

Offense

QB — Tajh Boyd, Jr., Clemson

RB — Stepfan Taylor, Sr., Stanford

RB — Stefphon Jefferson, Jr., Nevada

WR — Quinton Patton, Sr., Louisiana Tech

WR — Cobi Hamilton, Sr., Arkansas

TE — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, So., Washington

C — Braxston Cave, Sr., Notre Dame

OL — Larry Warford, Sr., Kentucky

OL — Eric Fisher, Sr., Central Michigan

OL — Zack Martin, Sr., Notre Dame

OL — Jake Matthews, Jr., Texas A&M

AP — Giovani Bernard, So., North Carolina

K — Caleb Sturgis, Sr., Florida

Defense

DL — Jordan Hill, Sr., Penn State

DL — Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, Sr., Florida State

DL — John Simon, Sr., Ohio State

DL — Kawann Short, Sr., Purdue

LB — Arthur Brown, Sr., Kansas State

LB — Khaseem Greene, Sr., Rutgers

LB — Trent Murphy, Sr., Stanford

CB — Bradley Roby, Jr., Ohio State

CB — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, So., Oregon

S — Jason Verrett, Jr. TCU

S — Ty Zimmerman, Jr., Kansas State

P — Josh Hubner, Sr., Arizona State

 

 

 

 

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