AP releases 2012 All-America Teams

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
Johnny Manziel adds First Team All-American to his 2012 accomplishments. (US Presswire)

The Associated Press released its 2012 All-America teams and to the surprise of nobody, the SEC leads the way with 22 players on the three teams. Who else made it? Well, obviously the guy up there holding the Heisman Trophy has a prominent place on the first team, but he's got some other great players surrounding him.

You can also compare it to our CBSSports.com All-America Team. Just know that wherever there's a difference, ours is the right one.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB -- Johnny Manziel , Texas A&M
RB -- Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB -- Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
WR -- Marqise Lee, USC
WR -- Terrance Williams, Baylor
TE -- Zach Ertz, Stanford
OT -- Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
OT -- Taylor Lewan, Michigan
OG -- Chance Warmack, Alabama
OG -- Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
C -- Barrett Jones, Alabama

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DE -- Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DE -- Bjoern Werner, Florida State
DT -- Star Lotulelei, Utah
DT -- Will Sutton, Arizona State
LB -- Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
LB -- Jarvis Jones, Georgia
LB -- C.J. Mosley, Alabama
CB -- Dee Milliner, Alabama
CB -- Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
S -- Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
S -- Matt Elam, Florida

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS

K -- Cairo Santos, Tulane
P -- Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
All-Purpose -- Tavon Austin, West Virginia

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB -- Collin Klein, Kansas State
RB -- Kenjon Barner, Oregon
RB -- Johnathan Franklin, UCLA
WR -- Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
WR -- Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
TE -- Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
OT -- D.J. Fluker, Alabama
OT -- David Yankey, Stanford
OG -- Spencer Long, Nebraska
OG -- Cyril Richardson, Baylor
C -- Dalton Freeman, Clemson

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DE -- Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
DE -- Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
DT -- Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
DT -- Kawann Short, Purdue
LB -- Kevin Minter, LSU
LB -- Anthony Barr, UCLA
LB -- Arthur Brown, Kansas State
CB -- Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
CB -- Bradley Roby, Ohio State
S -- Eric Reid, LSU
S -- Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS

K -- Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
P -- Riley Stephenson, BYU
All-Purpose -- Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE

QB -- A.J. McCarron, Alabama
RB -- Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada
RB -- Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
WR -- DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
WR -- Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
TE -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
OT -- Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OT -- Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
OG -- Larry Warford, Kentucky
OG -- Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA
C -- Braxston Cave, Notre Dame

THIRD TEAM DEFENSE

DE -- John Simon, Ohio State
DE -- Sam Montgomery, LSU
DT -- Shariff Floyd, Florida
DT -- Chris Jones, Bowling Green
LB -- Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
LB -- Trent Murphy, Stanford
LB -- Kyle Van Noy, BYU
CB -- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
CB -- Jason Verrett, TCU
S -- Ed Reynolds, Stanford
S -- Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State

THIRD TEAM SPECIALISTS

K -- Caleb Sturgis, Florida
P -- Kyle Christy, Florida
All-Purpose -- Dri Archer, Kent State

All-Americans by conference

SEC: 22
Pac-12: 15
Big 12: 9
Big Ten: 7
ACC: 6
Independents: 6
MAC: 4
Mountain West: 2
WAC: 2
C-USA: 1
Big East: 1

Teams with multiple All-Americans

Alabama: 6
Florida: 4
Notre Dame: 4
Stanford: 4
Texas A&M: 4
Kansas State: 3
LSU: 3
Ohio State: 3
UCLA: 3
Baylor: 2
BYU: 2
Clemson: 2
Florida State: 2
Louisiana Tech: 2
North Carolina: 2
Oregon: 2
West Virginia: 2

 
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