College Football: NCAA Unveils 2012 FBS Consensus All-America Team

By M. Shannon Smallwood
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The NCAA has crunched the numbers on all the different All-America Teams and have come up with the official Consensus All-America Team for 2012.

Who else out there misses Bob Hope running these guys out on stage for his Christmas Special…

(ahhhhh… the good ole days of three channels and no remotes)

It is not surprise that the Alabama Crimson Tide lead the way with four players (two on offense and two on defense) followed by the Texas A&M Aggies with three and the Standford Cardinal with two.

Highlighting the list individually is Barrett Jones from the Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs Jarvis Jones and Wisconsin Badgers Monte Ball who are all consensus repeaters for the second-straight season.

Five organizations were used to compile the consensus team. The American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.


2012 FBS Consensus All-American Team
WR—*Marqise Lee, USC Trojans, 6-0, 195, So.
WR—*Terrance Williams, Baylor Bears, 6-2, 205, Sr.
TE—*Zach Ertz, Stanford Cardinal, 6-6, 252, Sr.
OL—*Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina Tar Heels, 6-3, 295, Sr.
OL—*Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M Aggies, 6-6, 310, Jr.
OL—*Chance Warmack, Alabama Crimson Tide, 6-3, 320, Sr.
OL—David Yankey, Stanford Cardinal, 6-5, 301, Jr.
C—Barrett Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide, 6-5, 302, Sr.
QB—Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB—Montee Ball, Wisconsin Badgers, 5-11, 215, Sr.
RB—Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks, 5-11, 192, Sr.
RB—Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona Wildcats, 5-10, 197, So.
PK—Cairo Santos, Tulane Green Wave, 5-8, 160, Jr.
Returner/All-Purpose—Dri Archer, Kent State Golden Flashes, 5-8, 175, Sr.

DL—*Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina Gamecocks, 6-6, 256, So.
DL—*Bjoern Werner, Florida State Seminoles, 6-4, 255, Jr.
DL—Damontre Moore, Texas A&M Aggies, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DL—Will Sutton, Arizona State Sun Devils, 6-1, 267, Jr.
LB—*Jarvis Jones, Georgia Bulldogs, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB—*Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB—C.J. Mosley, Alabama Crimson Tide, 6-2, 232, Jr.
DB—*Dee Milliner, Alabama Crimson Tide, 6-1, 199, Jr.
DB—*Phillip Thomas, Fresno State Bulldogs, 6-1, 215, Sr.
DB—Jordan Poyer, Oregon State Beaver, 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB—Eric Reid, LSU Tigers, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P—*Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 6-2, 215, Sr.

* Indicates unanimous first team selection

NCAA Official Press Release Notes:

Three running backs are named because of a tie for the second spot. Both Ball and Carey made three first teams each.

The above players were listed on the most first team All-America teams competing against players at that position only. To be selected a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-American teams. Second and third teams were used to break ties.

There were 12 players that were unanimous choices by all five organizations and one, Zach Ertz, who was named on four teams while the fifth (the Football Writers Association of America) did not name a tight end. Note: Each of the five teams has a different way of listing the returner or all-purpose player. For the purpose of the Consensus All-America team those categories were treated as one position.



M Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism in professional baseball and college athletics and is the ACC Football Guru, SEC Voice of Reason and College Football Comedian for Rant Sports. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.

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