Clowney, Manziel headline Phil Steele preseason All-America team

Alabama's T.J. Yeldon was one of 27 SEC players named to Phil Steele's preseason All-America team. (USATSI)
Alabama's T.J. Yeldon was one of 27 SEC players named to Phil Steele's preseason All-America team. (USATSI)

Phil Steele's 2013 preview magazine will hit newsstands this month -- an event we here at the Eye On College Football refer to as "Steelemas" -- but his preseason All-American team was released on Wednesday.

Steele fills out four teams, complete with specialists, to make a 120-player list. Alabama Crimson Tide leads all schools with eight selections, with Ohio State Buckeyes State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">, Stanford Cardinal and Florida State Seminoles checking in with five selections each. Southern California Trojans , Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats each had four players selected to the squad.

From a conference angle, the SEC led the way with 27 players selected. The Pac-12 checked in second with 20 players, followed by the ACC (19), Big 12 (16), Big Ten (15), American Athletic Conference (5), MAC (5), Mountain West (3), Conference USA (3) and Sun Belt (2).

Check out all four teams below. Any obvious snubs? Let us know in the comments section below, or tell us on Twitter (@EyeOnCFB)


1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
QB    Johnny Manziel , Texas A&M Aggies Braxton Miller , Ohio State AJ McCarron , Alabama Teddy Bridgewater , Louisville Cardinals
RB T.J. Yeldon , Alabama Todd Gurley , Georgia Bulldogs Lache Seastrunk , Baylor Bears Silas Redd , USC
RB De'Anthony Thomas , Oregon Ka'Deem Carey , Arizona Wildcats Duke Johnson , Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes Damien Williams , Oklahoma Sooners
WR Marqise Lee , USC Jordan Matthews , Vanderbilt Commodores Allen Robinson , Penn State Nittany Lions Jared Abbrederis , Wisconsin Badgers
WR Sammy Watkins , Clemson Tigers Cody Hoffman , Brigham Young Cougars Brandin Cooks , Oregon State Beavers Tracy Moore , Oklahoma State Cowboys
WR Amari Cooper , Alabama Mike Evans , Texas Longhorns Stefon Diggs , Maryland Terrapins Davante Adams , Fresno State Bulldogs
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins , Washington Huskies Arthur Lynch , Georgia Jacob Pedersen , Wisconsin Eric Ebron , North Carolina Tar Heels
C B.J. Finney , Kansas State Gabe Ikard , Oklahoma Hroniss Grasu , Oregon Tyler Larsen , Utah State Aggies
OG David Yankey , Stanford Gabe Jackson , Mississippi State Bulldogs Andrew Norwell , Ohio State Anthony Steen , Alabama
OG Cyril Richardson , Baylor Spencer Long , Nebraska Cornhuskers Xavier Su'a-Filo , UCLA Bruins Tre Jackson , Florida State
OT Taylor Lewan , Michigan Wolverines Cyrus Kouandjio , Alabama Zack Martin , Notre Dame Fighting Irish Morgan Moses , Virginia Cavaliers
OT Jake Matthews , Texas A&M Antonio Richardson , Tennessee Volunteers James Hurst , North Carolina Jack Mewhort , Ohio State


1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
DE Jadeveon Clowney , South Carolina Gamecocks Jackson Jeffcoat , Texas Scott Crichton , Oregon State Aaron Lynch , South Florida Bulls
DT Will Sutton , Arizona State Sun Devils Anthony Johnson , LSU Tigers Aaron Donald , Pittsburgh Panthers Dan McCullers-Sanders , Tennessee
DT Louis Nix , Notre Dame Timmy Jernigan , Florida State Dominique Easley , Florida Gators Roosevelt Nix , Kent State Golden Flashes
DE  Stephon Tuitt , Notre Dame Devonte Fields , TCU Horned Frogs Morgan Breslin , USC Demarcus Lawrence , Boise State Broncos
LB Anthony Barr , UCLA Chris Borland , Wisconsin Shayne Skov , Stanford Denzel Nkemdiche , Ole Miss Rebels
LB C.J. Mosley , Alabama Trent Murphy , Stanford A.J. Johnson , Tennessee Hayes Pullard , USC
LB Kyle Van Noy , BYU Max Bullough , Michigan State Spartans Khalil Mack , Buffalo Bulls Andrew Jackson , Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
LB Ryan Shazier , Ohio St Adrian Hubbard , Alabama Christian Jones , Florida State Yawin Smallwood , Connecticut Huskies
CB Bradley Roby , Ohio St Aaron Colvin , Oklahoma Darqueze Dennard , Michigan State Loucheiz Purifoy , Florida
CB Jason Verrett , TCU Ifo Ekpre-Olomu , Oregon Quandre Diggs , Texas Antone Exum , Virginia Tech Hokies
S Ed Reynolds , Stanford Ty Zimmerman , Kansas State Hakeem Smith , Louisville Demarco Nelson , Tulsa Golden Hurricane
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix , Alabama Lamarcus Joyner , Florida State Craig Loston , LSU Jordan Richards , Stanford


1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
K Cairo Santos , Tulane Green Wave Chris Boswell , Rice Owls Ross Martin , Duke Blue Devils Chandler Catanzaro , Clemson
P Kyle Christy , Florida Tommy Hibbard , North Carolina Kirby Van Der Kamp , Iowa State Cyclones Richie Leone , Houston Cougars
KR  Tyler Lockett , Kansas State Bernard Reedy , Toledo Rockets Justin Gilbert , Oklahoma State Jamal Golden , Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
PR Marcus Murphy , Missouri Tigers Tramaine Thompson , Kansas State Spiffy Evans , Boston College Eagles Rashad Greene , Florida State
LS Scott Thompson , NC State Wolfpack Drew Howell , Oregon Matt Dooley , Indiana Hoosiers Reid Ferguson , LSU
AP Dri Archer , Kent State Jordan Lynch , Northern Illinois Huskies Antonio Andrews , WKU Venric Mark , Northwestern Wildcats
CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Shop
College Football Playoff Gear
Our Latest Stories