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Posted: Tuesday December 14, 2010 12:01PM ; Updated: Tuesday December 14, 2010 12:14PM
SI.com's 2010 All-Americas
 
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QBCam Newton
Jr., Auburn
Nation's pass efficiency leader is the first SEC player to throw for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000
 
DEDa'Quan Bowers
Jr., Clemson
Nagurski Award winner led the nation in sacks (15.5) and was second in tackles for loss (25)
 
 
 
RBLaMichael James
So., Oregon
Star of the undefeated Ducks led the country in both rushing yards (1,682) and TDs (23)
 
DTNick Fairley
Jr., Auburn
Dominant defensive force for the SEC champions led the league with 21 tackles for loss
 
 
 
RBJordan Todman
Jr., Connecticut
Nation's No. 2 rusher (143.1 yards per game) led the Huskies to their first BCS berth
 
DTStephen Paea
Sr., Oregon State
Pac-10's Defensive Player of the Year notched six sacks and forced four fumbles
 
 
 
WRJustin Blackmon
So., Oklahoma State
Already tied an NCAA record by notching at least 100 yards and a score in 11 straight games
 
DERyan Kerrigan
Sr., Purdue
Kerrigan led the nation in tackles for loss (26) and tied for second in forced fumbles (five)
 
 
 
WRRyan Broyles
Jr., Oklahoma
Had more receptions (118) than any other player and topped the 100-yard mark nine times
 
LBNate Irving
Sr., NC State
Returned with a vengeance after missing 2009 to injury, notching 88 tackles and 20.5 for loss
 
 
 
TELance Kendricks
Sr., Wisconsin
His 39 catches and 627 yards made him the top receiver for the Rose Bowl-bound Badgers
 
LBGreg Jones
Sr., Michigan State
Repeat All-America registered 98 tackles and forced five turnovers to lead the 11-1 Spartans
 
 
 
OLJordan Holmes
Sr., Oregon
Key figure in Oregon's prolific offense helped open holes for playmakers like James
 
LBLuke Kuechly
So., Boston College
No other player came close to matching his 171 tackles, including 102 solo stops
 
 
 
OLGabe Carimi
Sr., Wisconsin
6-foot-7, 327-pound four-year starter allowed just one sack and won the Outland Trophy
 
CBPrince Amukamara
Sr., Nebraska
Lockdown cornerback helped the Huskers limit opposing passers to a 98.0 pass efficiency rating
 
 
 
OLRodney Hudson
Sr., Florida State
Dominant guard became the seventh player ever to garner All-ACC honors four times
 
SQuinton Carter
Sr., Oklahoma
The Big 12 champions leaned on Carter, who notched 92 tackles and four interceptions
 
 
 
OLNate Solder
Sr., Colorado
Outland Trophy finalist played all 847 snaps and graded out at a remarkable 94.3 percent
 
STejay Johnson
Sr., TCU
Thorpe Award finalist forced six turnovers and anchored the nation's top-ranked defense
 
 
 
OLLee Ziemba
Sr., Auburn
A starter in 51 straight games, he helped Auburn gain 300-plus rush yards against six SEC foes
 
CBPatrick Peterson
Jr., LSU
Decorated cover man picked off four passes and earned the Bednarik and Thorpe awards
 
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
KAlex Henery
Sr., Nebraska
Huskers' all-time scoring leader made 10 of 11 field goal tries from 40 yards or longer
 
RCliff Harris
So., Oregon
Ducks' speedster returned four punts for touchdowns, including a crucial score at Cal
 
 
 
PChas Henry
Sr., Florida
Led the nation with a 46.4-yard average, pinning 16 of his 44 kicks inside the 20-yard line
 
APRandall Cobb
Jr., Kentucky
Averaged 182.7 all-purpose yards; scored rushing, receiving, passing and punt-return TDs
 
 
Second Team
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QBAndrew Luck, So., Stanford
 
DEJ.J. Watt, Jr., Wisconsin
 
 
RBKendall Hunter, Jr., Oklahoma State
 
DTJared Crick, Jr., Nebraska
 
 
RBVai Taua, Sr., Nevada
 
DTDrake Nevis, Sr., LSU
 
 
WRAlshon Jeffery, So., South Carolina
 
DEDontay Moch, Sr., Nevada
 
 
WRJuron Criner, Jr., Arizona
 
LBLavonte David, Jr., Nebraska
 
 
TED.J. Williams, Sr., Arkansas
 
LBVon Miller, Sr., Texas A&M
 
 
OLJake Kirkpatrick, Sr., TCU
 
LBManti Te'o, So., Notre Dame
 
 
OLDerek Sherrod, Sr., Mississippi State
 
CBJayron Hosley, So., Virginia Tech
 
 
OLJohn Moffitt, Sr., Wisconsin
 
SMark Barron, Jr., Alabama
 
 
OLCaleb Schlauderaff, Sr., Utah
 
SJohn Boyett, So., Oregon
 
 
OLAnthony Castonzo, Sr., Boston College
 
CBKeith Tandy, Jr., West Virginia
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
KDavid Ruffer, Sr., Notre Dame
 
REric Page, So., Toledo
 
 
PAaron Bates, Sr., Michigan State
 
APDamaris Johnson, Jr., Tulsa
 
Honorable Mention
 
 
 
QB Andy Dalton, TCU; Landry Jones, Oklahoma; Colin Kaepernick, Nevada; Ryan Mallett, Arkansas; Kellen Moore, Boise State; Greg McElroy, Alabama; Dan Persa, Northwestern; Denard Robinson, Michigan; Ricky Stanzi, Iowa; Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech; Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
 
 
 
RB Knile Davis, Arkansas; Lance Dunbar, North Texas; Jay Finley, Baylor; Montel Harris, Boston College; Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina; Mikel Leshoure, Illinois; Owen Marecic, Stanford; Bilal Powell, Louisville; Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky; Rodney Stewart, Colorado; Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
 
 
 
WR Patrick Edwards, Houston; A.J. Green, Georgia; Leonard Hankerson, Miami; Jeff Maehl, Sr., Oregon; Austin Pettis, Boise State; Aldrick Robinson, SMU; Greg Salas, Hawaii; DeMarco Sampson, San Diego State; Titus Young, Boise State; Jordan White, Western Michigan; Cody Wilson, Central Michigan
 
 
 
TE Michael Egnew, Missouri; Coby Fleener, Stanford; Charlie Gantt, Michigan State; David Paulson, Oregon
 
 
 
OL Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State; Tim Barnes, Missouri; Chase Beeler, Stanford; Michael Brewster, Ohio State; Marcus Cannon, TCU; David DeCasto, Stanford; Zach Hurd, Connecticut; Eric Mensik, Oklahoma; David Molk, Michigan; Ryan Pugh, Auburn; Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
 
 
 
DL Sam Acho, Texas; Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma; Jurrell Casey, USC; Adrian Clayborn, Iowa; Tyrone Crawford, Boise State; Vinny Curry, Marshall; Wayne Daniels, TCU; Ricky Elmore, Arizona; Bruce Irvin, West Virginia; Brandon Jenkins, Florida State; Karl Klug, Iowa; Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh
 
 
 
LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA; Tanner Brock, TCU; Tank Carder, TCU; Mason Foster, Washington; Mario Harvey, Marshall; Ross Homan, Ohio State; Justin Houston, Georgia; Jamon Hughes, Memphis; Brian Rolle, Ohio State; Sean Spence, Miami; Danny Trevathan, Kentucky; Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
 
 
 
DB Ahmad Black, Florida; Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State; Eric Hagg, Nebraska; Cliff Harris, Oregon; Jermale Hines, Ohio State; Jeron Johnson, Boise State; Chase Minnifield, Virginia; DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson; Johnny Patrick, Louisville; Mana Sliva, Hawaii
 
 
 
K Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State; Chris Hazley, Virginia Tech; Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss; Josh Jasper, LSU; Grant Ressel, Missouri; Will Snyderwine, Duke; Justin Tucker, Texas; Blair Walsh, Georgia; Nate Whitaker, Stanford
 
 
 
P Drew Butler, Georgia; Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss; Reid Forrest, Washington State; Jeff Locke, UCLA; Rob Long, Syracuse; Kyle Martens, Rice; Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State; Tress Way, Oklahoma
 
 
 
RETURNS Eugene Cooper, Bowling Green; Andre Debose, Florida; Jeremy Kerley, TCU; Tony Logan, Maryland; Quincy McDuffie, UCF; Marlon McClure, UTEP; Patrick Peterson, LSU; William Powell, Kansas State; Shaky Smithson, Utah
 
 
 
ALL-PURPOSE Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M; Alex Green, Hawaii; Jerrel Jernigan, Troy; DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma; Pat Shed, UAB
 
 

 
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