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Heisman winner Smith headlines stellar group

Posted: Thursday December 7, 2006 12:18PM; Updated: Sunday December 10, 2006 10:04AM
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Offense Defense
QB: Troy Smith
Sr., Ohio State
Completed 67 percent of passes for 2,507 yards, 30 TDs, 5 INTs.
DL: Gaines Adams
Sr., Clemson
Fierce rusher posted 10.5 sacks, 25 quarterback pressures.
RB: Ian Johnson
So., Boise State
Ran for 146.6 yards per game and national-best 24 TDs.
DL: Bruce Davis
Jr., UCLA
Notched 12.5 sacks, with at least one in all but three games.
RB: Darren McFadden
So., Arkansas
Dual-threat rushed for 1,558 yards, threw three TD passes.
DL: Alan Branch
Jr., Michigan
The most important player in nation's top rushing defense.
WR: Dwayne Jarrett
Jr., USC
Notched 268 yards, 5 TDs in wins over Nebraska, Notre Dame.
DL: Glenn Dorsey
Jr., LSU
Blazing fast tackle constantly drew multiple blockers.
WR: Calvin Johnson
Jr., Georgia Tech
Sixty-seven grabs, 1,016 yards, 13 TDs; six 100-yard games.
LB: H.B. Blades
Sr., Pittsburgh
Ranked third nationally with 147 tackles; blocked two kicks.
TE: Jonny Harline
Sr., BYU
Caught 11 touchdowns, including game-winner vs. Utah.
LB: James Laurinaitis
Soph., Ohio State
Buckeyes' star defender had 100 tackles, eight takeaways.
C: Dan Mozes
Sr., West Virginia
Dominant blocker for nation's No. 2 rushing offense.
LB: Patrick Willis
Sr., Ole Miss
Tackling machine, he had 137 of them, including 87 solo stops.
OL: Alex Boone
So., Ohio State
Tackle shut down some of the nation's top pass-rushers.
DB: Daymeion Hughes
Sr., Cal
Pac-10 defensive Player of the Year intercepted eight passes.
OL: Jake Long
Jr., Michigan
Key figure in Wolverines' much-improved running game.
DB: Reggie Nelson
Jr., Florida
Relentless playmaker picked off five passes, blocked two kicks.
OL: Joe Thomas
Sr., Wisconsin
Nation's premier tackle could be top-three draft pick.
DB: Aaron Ross
Jr., Texas
'Horns' defensive star had 10 takeaways, 18 pass breakups.
OL: Steve Vallos
Sr., Wake Forest
Four-year starter key figure for ACC champion Deacons.
DB: Eric Weddle
Sr., Utah
Two-way stud snagged six picks, scored five offensive TDs.
Special Teams  
K: Sam Swank
So., Wake Forest
ACC title game MVP made 5-of-7 kicks from 50-plus yards.
KR: Marcus Thigpen
Soph., Indiana
Only player in the country to return three kicks for TDs.
P: Daniel Sepulveda
Sr., Baylor
Led the nation with 46.5-yard average on 66 kicks.
PR: DeSean Jackson
Soph., Cal
Electrifying player led nation with 18.2-yard average, four TDs.
Second Team
QB Brady Quinn, Sr., Notre Dame DL Justin Hickman, Sr., UCLA
RB Ray Rice, So., Rutgers DL Quinn Pitcock, Sr., Ohio State
RB Steve Slaton, So., West Virginia DL LaMarr Woodley, Sr., Michigan
WR Jarrett Dillard, So., Rice LB Rufus Alexander, Sr., Oklahoma
WR Robert Meachem, Jr., Tennessee LB David Harris, Sr., Michigan
TE Travis Beckum, So., Wisconsin LB Ameer Ismail, Sr., Western Michigan
C Samson Satele, Sr., Hawaii LB Paul Posluszny, Sr., Penn State
OL Kurt Quarterman, Sr., Louisville DB Antoine Cason, Jr., Arizona
OL Ryan Clady, So., Boise State DB LaRon Landry, Sr., LSU
OL Chris Messner, Sr., Oklahoma DB Ryan Smith, Sr., Florida
OL Arron Sears, Sr., Tennessee DB Aqib Talib, So., Kansas
K Justin Medlock, Sr., UCLA KR Damon Nickson, Jr., Middle Tennessee St.
P Durant Brooks, Jr., Georgia Tech PR Sammie Stroughter, Jr., Oregon State
Honorable Mention
QB: John Beck, BYU; Colt Brennan, Hawaii; Kevin Kolb, Houston; Colt McCoy, Texas; JaMarcus Russell, LSU; Pat White, West Virginia.
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Marshall; P.J. Hill, Wisconsin; Mike Hart, Michigan; Marshawn Lynch, Cal; Branden Ore, Virginia Tech; Antonio Pittman, Ohio State; Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois.
WR: Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt; Davone Bess, Hawaii; Dwayne Bowe, LSU; Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State; Johnnie Lee Higgins, UTEP; DeSean Jackson, Cal; Rhema McKnight, Notre Dame; Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame; Steve Smith, USC; Chris Williams, New Mexico State.
TE: John Carlson, Notre Dame; Darius Hill, Ball State; Zach Miller, Arizona State; Matt Spaeth, Minnesota.
OL: Sam Baker, USC; Justin Blalock, Texas; Levi Brown, Penn State; Travis Cooley, Southern Miss; Doug Datish, Ohio State; Doug Free, Northern Illinois; John Greco, Toledo; Ryan Kalil, USC; Jake Kuresa, BYU; Tavo Tupola, Utah; Tony Ugoh, Arkansas; Eric Wood, Louisville.
DL: Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas; Dan Bazuin, Central Michigan; Mkristo Bruce, Washington State; Calais Campbell, Miami; Ian Campbell, Kansas State; Adam Carriker, Nebraska; Eric Foster, Rutgers; Quentin Groves, Auburn; Derrick Harvey, Florida; Amobi Okoye, Louisville; Anthony Spencer, Purdue; Abraham Wright, Colorado.
LB: Jon Abbate, Wake Forest; Alvin Bowen, Iowa State; Dan Connor, Penn State; Buster Davis, Florida State; Earl Everett, Florida; Vince Hall, Virginia Tech; J Leman, Illinois; Brandon Siler, Florida; Phillip Wheeler, Georgia Tech.
DB: Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech; Stanley Franks, Idaho; Josh Gattis, Wake Forest; Leon Hall, Michigan; Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State; Dwight Lowery, San Jose State; Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh; Reggie Smith, Oklahoma.
K: Art Carmody, Louisville; Garrett Hartley, Oklahoma; Jeremy Ito, Rutgers; Alexis Serna, Oregon State; John Vaughn, Auburn.
P: Justin Brantly, Texas A&M; Britton Colquitt, Tennessee; Kip Facer, UNLV; Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State; Chris Miller, Ball State; Geoffrey Price, Notre Dame.
PR: Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State; Mikey Henderson, Georgia; Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech; Syndric Steptoe, Arizona; Jeremy Trimble, Army.
KR: Darrell Blackman, N.C. State; Grant Jones, Oklahoma State; Lionell Singleton, FIU; Jeff Smith, Boston College; Josh Wilson, Maryland.

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