ESPN has officially announced its 25-member All-America team for the 2012 college football season.
The SEC, having enjoyed yet another dominant all-around season, boasts a national high of nine players — however, the number is three less than in 2011.
Eight other conferences are represented, as well as all four classes. There is one freshman on the team (you may have heard of Johnny Heisman).
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Two players from last season appear once again. They are both named Jones and they are both from the SEC. Alabama’s Barrett and Georgia’s Jarvis dominated the nation at their respective positions.
ESPN has also named one man, a Big Ten newcomer, as the nation’s coach of the year.
Without further ado:
Quarterback: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies
Running Back: Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks
Running Back: Montee Ball, Wisconsin Badgers
Wide Receiver: Marqise Lee, Southern Cal Trojans
Wide Receiver: Terrance Williams, Baylor Bears
Tight End: Zach Ertz, Stanford Cardinal
Offensive Tackle: Taylor Lewan, Michigan Wolverines
Guard: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina Tar Heels
Center: Barrett Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide
Guard: Chance Warmack, Alabama Crimson Tide
Offensive Tackle: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M Aggies
Defensive End: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina Gamecocks
Defensive End: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Defensive Line: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M Aggies
Linebacker: Jarvis Jones, Georgia Bulldogs
Linebacker: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Linebacker: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Linebacker: Mike Mauti, Penn State Nittany Lions
Defensive Back: Dee Milliner, Alabama Crimson Tide
Defensive Back: Bradley Roby, Ohio State Buckeyes
Defensive Back: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
Defensive Back: Eric Reid, LSU Tigers
Placekicker: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State Seminoles
Punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Kick Returner: Reggie Dunn, Utah Utes
All-Purpose: Dri Archer, Kent State Golden Flashes
Coach of the Year
Bill O’Brien, Penn State Nittany Lions
What do you think about the 2012 All-American squad, Gamedayr Nation? Did anyone of note get left off?
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