No. 2 Alabama places 4 on AP All-America team

The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was center Barrett Jones, who became a two-time first-team selection

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) reacts after an Alabama field goal against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jamie Martin)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alabama is No. 1 when it comes to All-Americans.

The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was center Barrett Jones, who became a two-time first-team selection.

No other team had more than one player selected to the first team. The Tide also led with six players chosen to all three teams.

Notre Dame and Texas A&M were second with four players on the three teams, though linebacker Manti Te'o was the only Fighting Irish player to make the first team. Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was the first-team quarterback.

Alabama faces top-ranked Notre Dame in the BCS championship game Jan. 7.

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones also became two-time All-Americans.
FIRST TEAM
Offense

Quarterback: Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M

Running back: Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin

Running back: Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona

Tackle: Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M

Tackle: Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan

Guard: Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama

Guard: Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina

Center: Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama

Tight end: Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford

Receiver: Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California

Receiver: Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor

All-purpose player: Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia

Kicker: Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane
Defense

End: Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina

End: Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State

Tackle: Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah

Tackle: Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State

Linebacker: Manti Te'o, senior, 6-2, 255, Notre Dame

Linebacker: Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia

Linebacker: C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama

Cornerback: Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama

Cornerback: Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State

Safety: Phillip Thomas, senior, 6-1, 215, Fresno State

Safety: Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida

Punter: Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech

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SECOND TEAM
Offense

Quarterback: Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State

Running back: Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon

Running back: Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA

Tackle: D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama

Tackle: David Yankey, junior, Stanford

Guard: Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska

Guard: Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor

Center: Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson

Tight end: Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame

Receiver: Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia

Receiver: Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech

All-purpose player: Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois

Kicker: Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State
Defense

End: Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M

End: Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame

Tackle: Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State

Tackle: Kawann Short, senior, Purdue

Linebacker: Kevin Minter, junior, LSU

Linebacker: Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA

Linebacker: Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State

Cornerback: Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State

Cornerback: Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State

Safety: Eric Reid, junior, LSU

Safety: Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma

Punter: Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU
THIRD TEAM
Offense

Quarterback: A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama

Running back: Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada

Running back: Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina

Tackle: Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M

Tackle: Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan

Guard: Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky

Guard: Xavier Su'a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA

Center: Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame

Tight end: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington

Receiver: DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson

Receiver: Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas

All-purpose player: Dri Archer, junior, Kent State

Kicker: Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida
Defense

End: John Simon, senior, Ohio State

End: Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU.

Tackle: Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida

Tackle: Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green.

Linebacker: Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers

Linebacker: Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford

Linebacker: Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU

Cornerback: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon

Cornerback: Jason Verrett, junior, TCU

Safety: Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford

Safety: Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State

Punter: Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida


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