FWAA releases 2012 All-America Team

He may not have been a Heisman finalist, but Jadeveon Clowney might be the best in the game. (US Presswire)

Do you love America? If you do, then it's your patriotic duty to love All-America teams. If you don't love All-America teams, well, you probably got lost on your way back to Canada, eh?

We've already shared with you our very own CBSSports.com All-America Team and the AP All-American team in recent weeks, and today we have the Football Writers Association of America's list for you to look at and get irrationally angry about. What's the difference between these three teams?

Well, I only voted on the CBSSports.com and FWAA versions. So pay no mind to the AP.


QB - Johnny Manziel , Texas A&M Aggies
RB - Kenjon Barner , Oregon Ducks
RB - Johnathan Franklin , UCLA Bruins
WR - Stedman Bailey , West Virginia Mountaineers
WR - Marqise Lee , Southern California Trojans
WR - Terrance Williams , Baylor Bears
OL - Jonathan Cooper , North Carolina Tar Heels
OL - Luke Joeckel , Texas A&M
OL - Jake Matthews , Texas A&M
OL - Chance Warmack , Alabama Crimson Tide
C - Barrett Jones , Alabama


DL - Jadeveon Clowney , South Carolina Gamecocks
DL - Chris Jones , Bowling Green Falcons
DL - Damontre Moore , Texas A&M
DL - Bjoern Werner , Florida State Seminoles
LB - Arthur Brown , Kansas State Wildcats
LB - Manti Te'o , Notre Dame Fighting Irish
LB - Jarvis Jones , Georgia Bulldogs
DB - Johnthan Banks , Mississippi State Bulldogs
DB - Dee Milliner , Alabama
DB - Eric Reid , LSU Tigers
DB - Phillip Thomas , Fresno State Bulldogs


K - Cairo Santos , Tulane Green Wave
P - Ryan Allen , Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
KR - Dri Archer , Kent State Golden Flashes
PR - Venric Mark , Northwestern Wildcats

As is usually the case, the SEC has more spots on this team than any other conference with 11 of the 26 players. What is somewhat surprising -- at least it would have been before the season -- is that four of those players are from Texas A&M.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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