Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 12/11/12
The Associated Press has released it's 2012 AP All-America Teams for football and it features 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and four members of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the first team. 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 To see the 2012 AP All-America second and third teams, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. 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 Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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