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SI.com's 2004 All-America Team

Posted: Wednesday December 8, 2004 12:01PM; Updated: Wednesday December 8, 2004 12:01PM
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Offense Defense
QB: Alex Smith
Jr., Utah
Produced 3,187 yards of total offense, 38 touchdowns.
DE: David Pollack
Sr., Georgia
Three-time All-America had 9.5 sacks, 32 QB hurries.
RB: Adrian Peterson
Fr., Oklahoma
Ran for 475 yards against rivals Texas, Oklahoma St.
DL: Mike Patterson
Sr., USC
Led Trojans with 16 tackles for loss, 4 fumble recoveries.
RB: J.J. Arrington
Sr., Cal
Led nation with 1,845 yards, 11 straight 100-yard games.
DL: Shaun Cody
Sr., USC
Finished with team-best nine sacks for 74 lost yards.
RB: Cedric Benson
Sr., Texas
Gained at least 141 yards in all but one game.
DL: Ryan Riddle
Sr., Cal
Dominating pass-rusher racked up 14.5 sacks.
WR: Braylon Edwards
Sr., Michigan
Caught 87 passes for 1,221 yards, 12 touchdowns.
LB: Derrick Johnson
Sr., Texas
Amazing season: 128 tackles, eight forced fumbles.
TE: Heath Miller
Jr., Virginia
Led the Cavs with 36 catches, 475 yards, five TDs.
LB: A.J. Hawk
Jr., Ohio State
Swarming defender was Buckeyes' leading tackler with 136.
OL: Marvin Philip
Jr., Cal
Anchored the line for a balanced, productive offense.
LB: Lofa Tatupu
Jr., USC
Had team-high 92 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions.
OL: Jammal Brown
Sr., Oklahoma
Three-year starter didn't allow a sack all season.
DB: Antrel Rolle
Sr., Miami
Feared cover man was also devastating on blitzes.
OL: Elton Brown
Sr., Virginia
Helped pave the way for ACC's top rushing attack.
DB: Junior Rosegreen
Sr., Auburn
Speedy hybrid player had four INTs vs. Tennessee.
OL: Marcus McNeill
Jr., Auburn
Led an improved line that helped produce 12-0 record.
DB: Ernest Shazor
Sr., Michigan
Big-play rover led the Wolverines with 77 tackles.
OL: Chris Kemoeatu
Jr., Utah
Helped protect Smith and pave way for option attack.
DB: Carlos Rogers
Sr., Auburn
Shutdown cornerback anchored top-10 pass defense.
Special Teams
K: Mike Nugent
Sr., Ohio State
Dangerous weapon hit five field goals from beyond 50.
KR: Ashlan Davis
Jr., Tulsa
Set NCAA record with five kick returns for touchdowns.
P: Brandon Fields
Jr., Michigan State
Led the country with a 47.9-yards-per-kick average.
PR: Ted Ginn Jr.
Fr., Ohio State
Led the nation with 26.9-yard average, four touchdowns.
Coach All-Purpose
Frank Beamer
Virginia Tech
Led Hokies to 10-2 record, ACC championship.
Reggie Bush
Soph., USC
Runner/receiver/return man averaged 181.8 yards per game.

Second Team
Offense Defense
QB: Matt Leinart, USC DL: Erasmus James, Wisconsin
RB: Jamario Thomas, North Texas DL: Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College
RB: DeAngelo Williams, Memphis DL: Jonathan Goddard, Marshall
WR: Roddy White, UAB DL: Marcus Spears, LSU
WR: Chad Owens, Hawaii LB: Chad Greenway, Iowa
TE: Trey Haverty, Texas Tech LB: Michael Bolley, Southern Miss
C: Greg Eslinger, Minnesota LB: Kevin Burnett, Tennessee
OL: Jonathan Scott, Texas DB: Marlin Jackson, Michigan
OL: David Baas, Michigan DB: Thomas Davis, Georgia
OL: Alex Barron, Florida State DB: Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech
OL: Travis Leffew, Louisville DB: Morgan Scalley, Utah
K: Andrew Wellock, Eastern Michigan P: Matt Payne, BYU
KR: Justin Miller, Clemson PR: Chad Owens, Hawaii

Honorable Mention
QB: Jason White, Oklahoma; Aaron Rodgers, Cal; Stefan LeFors, Louisville; Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green; Bruce Gradkowski, Toledo; Kyle Orton, Purdue; David Greene, Georgia; Jared Zabransky, Boise State; Jason Campbell, Auburn.
RB: Carnell Williams, Auburn; Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois; Ryan Moats, Louisiana Tech; Michael Hart, Michigan; Ciatrick Fason, Florida; Vernand Morency, Oklahoma State; Kyle Eckel, Navy.
WR: Mike Hass, Oregon State; Taylor Stubblefield, Purdue; Dante Ridgeway, Ball State; Eric Deslauriers, Eastern Michigan; Steve Savoy, Utah; Mark Clayton, Oklahoma; Lance Moore, Toledo.
TE: Matt Herrian, Nebraska; Alex Smith, Stanford; Joel Dreesen, Colorado State; Jeff King, Virginia Tech; Zach Miller, Arizona State.
OL: Ben Wilkerson, LSU; Dan Buenning, Wisconsin; Sam Mayes, Oklahoma State; Rob Petitti, Pittsburgh; Wesley Britt, Alabama; Michael Munoz, Tennessee; Anthony Alabi, TCU; Vince Carter, Oklahoma; Gene Frederic, Memphis; Mike McCloskey, UCLA.
DL: Jesse Mahelona, Tennessee; Travis Johnson, Florida State; Anttaj Hawthorne, Wisconsin; Darryl Tapp, Virginia Tech; Justin Parrish, Kent State; Bill Swancutt, Oregon State; Matt Roth, Iowa; Larry McSwain, UAB; Shawne Merriman, Maryland.
LB: Spencer Havner, UCLA; Leroy Hill, Clemson; Alfred Fincher, Connecticut; Kirk Morrison, San Diego State; Barrett Ruud, Nebraska; Freddie Roach, Alabama; Lance Mitchell, Oklahoma; Ahmad Brooks, Virginia.
DB: Brandon Payne, New Mexico; Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin; Jammal Brimmer, UNLV; Diamond Ferri, Syracuse; Corey Webster, LSU; Ko Simpson, South Carolinal; Antoine Cason, Arizona.
K: Tyler Jones, Boise State; Alexis Serna, Oregon State; Mason Crosby, Colorado; Darren McCaleb, Southern Miss; Travis Bell, Georgia Tech.
P: John Torp, Colorado; Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor; Steve Weatherford, Illinois; Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest; Tom Malone, USC.
KR: Lance Bennett, Indiana; John Eubanks, Southern Miss; T.J. Rushing, Stanford; Pierre Thomas, Illinois; Will Blackmon, Boston College.
PR: Devin Hester, Miami; Reggie Bush, USC; Ryne Robinson, Miami of Ohio; Kevin Robinson, Utah State; Greg Jennings, Western Michigan.

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