SI.com Preseason All-America Team


By John Antonik for WVUsports.com
August 09, 2012 02:11 PM
Geno Smith and Tavon Austin were named to the SI.com preseason All-America football second team, revealed on Thursday.

The Big 12 had 11 players named to the two teams. Thirty teams from seven different conferences, as well as one independent, are represented on the first and second teams. The LSU Tigers led the way with five players, followed by the USC Trojans with four. Alabama, Wisconsin and Oregon each had three players named.

Here are the entire first and second teams:

FIRST TEAM

QB Matt Barkley, Sr., USC
RB Montee Ball, Sr., Wisconsin
RB Marcus Lattimore, Jr., South Carolina
WR Robert Woods, Jr., USC
WR Sammy Watkins, So., Clemson
TE Tyler Eifert, Jr., Notre Dame
T Ricky Wagner, Sr., Wisconsin
G Jonathan Cooper, Sr., North Carolina
C Barrett Jones, Sr., Alabama
G Chance Warmack, Sr., Alabama
T Luke Joeckel, Jr., Texas A&M

DE Jadeveon Clowney, So., South Carolina
DT Kawann Short, Sr., Purdue
DT Star Lotulelei, Sr., Utah
DE Sam Montgomery, Jr., LSU
LB Jarvis Jones, Jr., Georgia
LB Manti Te’o, Sr., Notre Dame
LB Chase Thomas, Sr., Stanford
CB Tyrann Mathieu, Jr., LSU
S T.J. McDonald, Sr., USC
S Eric Reid, Jr., LSU
CB David Amerson, Jr., NC State

K Quinn Sharp, Sr., Oklahoma State
P Brad Wing, So., LSU
Returns Tyrann Mathieu, Jr., LSU
All-purpose De’Anthony Thomas, So., Oregon


SECOND TEAM

QB Geno Smith, Sr., West Virginia
RB Rex Burkhead, Sr., Nebraska
RB Kenjon Barner, Sr., Oregon
WR Marquess Wilson, Jr., Washington State
WR Marqise Lee, So., USC
WR Keenan Allen, Jr., Cal
T Chris Faulk, Jr., LSU
G Travis Frederick, Jr., Wisconsin
C Gabe Ikard, Jr., Oklahoma
G Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., Georgia Tech
T D.J. Fluker, Jr., Alabama

DL Brandon Jenkins, Sr., Florida State
DL Alex Okafor, Sr., Texas
DL William Gholston, Jr., Michigan State
DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Jr., Texas
LB Arthur Brown, Sr., Kansas State
LB Khaseem Greene, Sr., Rutgers
LB Shayne Skov, Jr., Stanford
CB Jonathan Banks, Sr., Mississippi State
S Tony Jefferson, Jr. Oklahoma
S John Boyett, Sr., Oregon
CB Brodrick Brown, Sr., Oklahoma State

K Caleb Sturgis, Sr., Florida
P Ryan Allen, Sr., Louisiana Tech
Returns Tyler Lockett, So., Kansas State
All-purpose Tavon Austin, Sr., West Virginia

Conference breakdown:

SEC – seven teams and 14 players
Pac 12 – six teams and 12 players
Big 12 – five teams and 11 players
ACC – five teams and 5 players
Big Ten – four teams and 6 players
Big East – one team and 1 player
Independent – one team and 1 player
WAC – one team and 1 player

Here is a link to the list as it appears on SI.com…

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/08/09/preseason-all-america-team/index.html


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