Posted: Tue December 11, 2012 12:15PM; Updated: Tue December 11, 2012 1:44PM

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SI.com's 2012 All-America Team
 
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Johnny Manziel
Fr., Texas A&M
The Heisman winner notched 4,600 yards of total offense and accounted for 43 TDs.
 
DE Jadeveon Clowney
So., South Carolina
The Gamecocks' freakishly talented pass-rusher finished with 13 sacks.
 
 
 
RB Ka'Deem Carey
So., Arizona
The FBS' leading rusher averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 1,757 yards and 20 TDs.
 
DT Will Sutton
Jr., Arizona State
Despite a midseason knee injury, Sutton tied for fourth nationally with 20 tackles for loss.
 
 
 
RB Kenjon Barner
Sr., Oregon
His 321-yard night against USC and 198-yard effort in the Civil War headlined an 11-1 season.
 
DE Stephon Tuitt
So., Notre Dame
With 12 sacks and nine QB hurries, Tuitt helped fuel the nation's top scoring defense.
 
 
 
WR Marqise Lee
So., USC
The Biletnikoff winner had an FBS-best 112 receptions for 1,680 yards and 14 TDs.
 
LB Jarvis Jones
Jr., Georgia
The Bulldogs star notched 12.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles.
 
 
 
WR Terrance Williams
Sr., Baylor
The nation's leading receiver averaged 147 yards per game and 18.6 yards per catch.
 
LB Kevin Minter
Jr., LSU
Minter collected 111 tackles, including a 20-tackle, two-sack game against Florida.
 
 
 
TE Zach Ertz
Jr., Stanford
Stanford's top target (66 catches) caught go-ahead TDs against USC and Oregon State.
 
LB C.J. Mosley
Jr., Alabama
The Tide's top tackler (99) made a key deflection to clinch the SEC title game win over Georgia.
 
 
 
T Luke Joeckel
Jr., Texas A&M
The Outland Trophy winner was a key blocker for Manziel in A&M's powerful offense.
 
LB Manti Te'o
Sr., Notre Dame
This year's Heisman runner-up tied for second nationally with seven interceptions.
 
 
 
G Jonathan Cooper
Sr., North Carolina
The four-year starter had nine games with 10 knockdowns and graded out at 90 percent.
 
CB Jordan Poyer
Sr., Oregon State
A key leader in the Beavers' resurgent season, Poyer had seven INTs for 122 yards.
 
 
 
C Barrett Jones
Sr., Alabama
Playing his third position in four seasons, Jones again helped lift the Tide to the BCS title game.
 
S Matt Elam
Jr., Florida
An instrumental figure in the Gators' defense, Elam had four picks and 10 tackles for loss.
 
 
 
G Chance Warmack
Sr., Alabama
A masterful pulling guard, Warmack created many of Eddie Lacy's and T.J. Yeldon's big runs.
 
S Phillip Thomas
Sr., Fresno State
The Thorpe Award finalist led the nation with eight INTs to go with four forced fumbles.
 
 
 
T Taylor Lewan
Jr., Michigan
The Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year will make his 28th straight start in the bowl game.
 
CB Jason Verrett
Jr., TCU
Another Thorpe finalist, the lockdown corner broke up 14 passes and intercepted six.
 
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K Cairo Santos
Jr., Tulane
The Groza Award winner was the first since 1996 to be perfect on field goals (21-for-21).
 
R Quincy McDuffie
Sr., UCF
New kickoff rules did not stop the speedster from breaking three of 17 kick returns for TDs.
 
 
 
P Ryan Allen
Sr., Louisiana Tech
The two-time Ray Guy Award winner led the FBS by averaging 48.04 yards per punt.
 
AP Tavon Austin
Sr., West Virginia
Austin excelled as a receiver (1,259 yards), rusher (598 yards) and return man (two TDs).
 
 
Second Team
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Collin Klein, Sr., Kansas State
 
DE Sam Montgomery, Jr., LSU
 
 
RB Montee Ball, Sr., Wisconsin
 
DT Star Lotulelei, Sr., Utah
 
 
RB Johnathan Franklin, Sr., UCLA
 
DE Bjoern Werner, Jr., Florida State
 
 
WR Stedman Bailey, Sr., West Virginia
 
LB Anthony Barr, Jr., UCLA
 
 
WR Quinton Patton, Sr., Louisiana Tech
 
LB Arthur Brown, Sr., Kansas State
 
 
TE Tyler Eifert, Sr., Notre Dame
 
LB Khaseem Greene, Sr., Rutgers
 
 
OL Eric Fisher, Sr., Central Michigan
 
LB Damontre Moore, Jr., Texas A&M
 
 
OL D.J. Fluker, Jr., Alabama
 
CB Dee Milliner, Jr., Alabama
 
 
OL Jake Matthews, Jr., Texas A&M
 
S Eric Reid, Jr., LSU
 
 
OL Cyril Richardson, Jr., Baylor
 
S Ed Reynolds, Jr., Stanford
 
 
OL Larry Warford, Sr., Kentucky
 
CB Johnthan Banks, Sr., Mississippi State
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K Dustin Hopkins, Sr., Florida State
 
R Marcus Murphy, So., Missouri
 
 
P Riley Stephenson, Sr., BYU
 
AP Antonio Andrews, Jr., Western Kentucky
 
Honorable Mention
 
 
 
QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson; Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville; Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech; Derek Carr, Fresno State; David Fales, San Jose State; Nick Florence, Baylor; Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois; Marcus Mariota, Oregon; AJ McCarron, Alabama; Braxton Miller, Ohio State; Aaron Murray, Georgia; Geno Smith, West Virginia
 
 
 
RB Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky; Giovani Bernard, North Carolina; Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State; Beau Blankenship, Ohio; David Fluellen, Toledo; Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada; Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State; Stepfan Taylor, Stanford
 
 
 
WR Davante Adams, Fresno State; Tavon Austin, West Virginia; Austin Franklin, New Mexico State; Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas; Cody Hoffman, BYU; DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson; Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt; Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
 
 
 
TE Brandon Ford, Clemson; Travis Kelce, Cincinnati; Colt Lyerla, Oregon; Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin; Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington; Travis Tannahill, Kansas State; Ryan Otten, San Jose State
 
 
 
OL Dalton Freeman, Clemson; Hroniss Grasu, Oregon; Khaled Holmes, USC; Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State; Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State; Matt Stankiewitch, Penn State; Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA; Dallas Thomas, Tennessee; Rick Wagner, Wisconsin; Brian Winters, Kent State
 
 
 
DL Morgan Breslin, USC; Tank Carradine, Florida State; Scott Crichton, Oregon State; Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh; Devonte Fields, TCU; Travis Johnson, San Jose State; Chris Jones, Bowling Green; Dion Jordan, Oregon; Kawann Short, Purdue; John Simon, Ohio State; Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky; Jesse Williams, Alabama; Trevardo Williams, Connecticut
 
 
 
LB Nick Clancy, Boston College; A.J. Johnson, Tennessee; A.J. Klein, Iowa State; Khalil Mack, Buffalo; Dan Molls, Toledo; Michael Mauti, Penn State; Trent Murphy, Stanford; Alec Ogletree, Georgia; Ryan Shazier, Ohio State; Phillip Steward, Houston; Chase Thomas, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, BYU
 
 
 
DB Ross Cockrell, Duke; Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma; Will Davis, Utah State; Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, Oregon; Antone Exum, Virginia Tech; Robert Lester, Alabama; Nigel Malone, Kansas State; Zeke Motta, Notre Dame; T.J. McDonald, USC; Bradley Roby, Ohio State; Kenny Vacarro, Texas; Shawn Williams, Georgia; Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State
 
 
 
K Brett Baer, Louisiana-Lafayette; Jeff Budzien, Northwestern; Anthony Cantele, Kansas State; Nate Freese, Boston College; Cody Journell, Virginia Tech; Ross Martin, Duke; Steven Schott, Ball State; Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State; Caleb Sturgis, Florida
 
 
 
P Kyle Christy, Florida; Alex Dunnachie, Hawaii; Josh Hubner, Arizona State; Pete Kontodiakos, Colorado State; Jeff Locke, UCLA; Darragh O'Neill, Colorado; Brad Wing, LSU
 
 
 
R Reggie Dunn, Utah; Mike Edwards, Hawaii; Rashad Greene, Florida State; Tyler Lockett, Kansas State; Ace Sanders, South Carolina
 
 
 
AP Dri Archer, Kent State; Giovani Bernard, North Carolina; Stefon Diggs, Maryland; Duke Johnson, Miami; Venric Mark, Northwestern; Bernard Reedy, Toledo; Kerwynn Williams, Utah State
 
 
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