CBSSports.com 2012 Preseason College Football All-America Team

CBSSports.com staff
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Below is the 2012 preseason All-America Team in college football, voted on by staff, writers and bloggers from CBSSports.com. Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Barkley, from USC, headlines the the list after throwing for 3,528 yards and 39 touchdowns last season.

USC had the most players on the first team with four, including two in the secondary. The SEC had the most players overall with 10, while the Pac-12 was second with eight.


Montee Ball

Sammy Watkins

Star Lotulelei

Caleb Sturgis

CBSSports.com All-America Team
Offense
PosPlayerHtWtClassSchool
CBarrett Jones6-5302Sr.Alabama
OGChance Warmack6-3320Sr.Alabama
OGTravis Frederick6-4328Jr.Wisconsin
OTD.J. Fluker6-6335Jr.Alabama
OTLuke Joeckel6-6310Jr.Texas A&M
QBMatt Barkley6-2230Sr.USC
RBMontee Ball5-11212Sr.Wisconsin
RBMarcus Lattimore6-0218Jr.South Carolina
TETyler Eifert6-6251Sr.Notre Dame
WRSammy Watkins6-1180Soph.Clemson
WRRobert Woods6-1190Jr.USC
WRMarquess Wilson6-4183Jr.Washington State
Defense
DESam Montgomery6-4245Jr.LSU
DEJackson Jeffcoat6-5250Jr.Texas
DTStar Lotulelei6-4325Sr.Utah
DTJohnathan Hankins6-3317Jr.Ohio State
LBJarvis Jones6-3241Jr.Georgia
LBManti Te'o6-2255Sr.Notre Dame
LBChase Thomas6-4245Sr.Stanford
DBDavid Amerson6-3194Jr.N.C. State
DBNickell Robey5-8165Jr.USC
ST.J. McDonald6-3205Sr.USC
SEric Reid6-2208Jr.LSU
Special Teams
PBrad Wing6-3184Soph.LSU
KCaleb Sturgis5-11183Sr.Florida
KRDe'Anthony Thomas5-9173Soph.Oregon
PRDustin Harris6-0175Sr.Texas A&M
APTavon Austin5-9174Sr.West Virginia

Second Team

Offense -- QB: Denard Robinson, Michigan; RB: Knile Davis, Arkansas; Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State; WR: Kenny Stills, Oklahoma; Marquise Lee, USC; Keenan Allen, California; TE: Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn; OT: Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin; Taylor Lewan, Michigan; OG: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma; Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina; C: Khaled Homes, USC.

Defense -- DE: William Gholston, Michigan State; Barkevious Mingo, LSU; DT: Jesse Williams, Alabama; John Jenkins, Georgia; LB: Shayne Skov, Stanford; Chris Borland, Wisconsin; Arthur Brown, Kansas State; CB: Xavier Rhodes, Florida State; Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State; S: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma; Robert Lester, Alabama.

Special Teams -- K: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State; P: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech; KR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia; PR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin; All-Purpose: De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon.

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