2011 College Football Preview, Part 3: All-Americans

Every season around the country people love to have All-Americans. It doesn’t matter which sport, it sounds like a great feat. While not every player is created equal, especially in accumulating statistics, its important to recognize those who are truly excelling on the field. I will now run down my picks for All-American teams  (1st and 2nd), as well as going through who are the best units by position in the country.

Andrew Luck passed up the number one pick this year, for next year

First Team Offense:

QB: Andrew Luck, Stanford

RB: LaMichael James, Oregon

RB: Trent Richardson, Alabama

WR: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

WR: Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

WR: Alshon Jeffrey, South Carolina

TE: George Bryan, NC State

OT: Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

OT: Jonathan Martin, Stanford

OG: Barrett Jones, Alabama

OG: Ryan Miller, Colorado

C: Mike Brewster, Ohio State

K: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

KR: Damaris Johnson, Tulsa

First Team Defense:

DL: Brandon Jenkins, Florida State

DL: Jared Crick, Nebraska

DL: Quinton Couples, North Carolina

DL: Kheeston Randall, Texas

LB: Luke Kuechly, Boston College

LB: Travis Lewis, Oklahoma

LB: Tank Carder, TCU

S: Kenny Tate, Maryland

S: Mark Barron, Alabama

CB: Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska

CB: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech

P: Drew Butler, Georgia

PR: Greg Reid, Florida State

Second Team Offense:

QB: Landry Jones, Oklahoma

RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin

RB: Montel Harris, Boston College

WR: Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

WR: Greg Childs, Arkansas

WR: Juron Criner, Arizona

TE: Orson Charles, Georgia

OT: Matt Reynolds, BYU

OT: Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech

OG: David DeCastro, Stanford

OG: Larry Warford, Kentucky

C: William Vlachos, Alabama

K: Blair Walsh, Georgia

KR: Andrew DeBose, Florida

Second Team Defense:

DL: Marcus Fortson, Miami FL

DL: Mike Martin, Michigan

DL: Devin Taylor, South Carolina

DL: Vinny Curry, Marshall

LB: Sean Spense, Miami FL

LB: Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State

LB: Nigel Bradham, Florida State

S: Delano Howell, Stanford

S: Ray Ray Armstrong, Miami FL

CB: Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

CB: Cliff Harris, Oregon

P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

PR: Tony Logan, Maryland

Summary of the All-American Teams:

By Conference:

ACC: 16

SEC: 12

Big 12: 8

Pac 12: 8

Big Ten: 5

CUSA: 2

MWC: 1

Big East: 0

By Team:

Stanford: 4

Alabama: 4

Florida State: 5

Georgia: 3

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