FWAA releases 2012 All-America Team

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
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.

OFFENSE

QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB - Kenjon Barner, Oregon
RB - Johnathan Franklin, UCLA
WR - Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
WR - Marqise Lee, USC
WR - Terrance Williams, Baylor
OL - Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
OL - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL - Chance Warmack, Alabama
C - Barrett Jones, Alabama

DEFENSE

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

SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Cairo Santos, Tulane
P - Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
KR - Dri Archer, Kent State
PR - Venric Mark, Northwestern

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.

 
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