Below is the 2012 All-America Team in college football, voted on by staff, writers and bloggers from CBSSports.com. Alabama highlights the list with five players, including three on the offensive line (D.J. Fluker, Chance Warmack and Barrett Jones).
The SEC had the most players overall with 10, including Heisman frontrunner Johnny Manziel at quarterback. The Pac-12 was also well represented with seven players on the first team, including both running backs.
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Offense -- QB: Collin Klein, Kansas State; RB: Kenjon Barner, Oregon; Montee Ball, Wisconsin; WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson; Tavon Austin, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech; TE: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame; OT: Taylor Lewan, Michigan; Rick Wagner, Wisconsin; OG: Cyril Richardson, Baylor; David Yankey, Stanford; C: Braxston Cave, Notre Dame.
Defense -- DE: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M; John Simon, Ohio State; DT: Star Lotuleilei, Utah; Kawann Short, Purdue; LB: Trent Murphy, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, BYU; Anthony Barr, UCLA; CB:Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, Ohio State; S: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma; Eric Reid, LSU.
Special Teams -- K: Caleb Sturgis, Florida; P: Riley Stephenson, BYU; KR: Dri Archer, Kent State; PR: Marcus Murphy, Missouri; All-Purpose: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina.
Offense -- QB: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois; RB: Stepfan Taylor, Stanford; Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada; WR: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt; Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas; Markus Wheaton, Oregon State; TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington; OT: Lane Johnson, Oklahoma; Dallas Thomas, Tennessee; OG: Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech; Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA; C: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon.
Defense -- DE: Travis Johnson, San Jose State; Sam Montgomery, LSU; DT: Louis Nix, Notre Dame; Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State; LB: Kevin Minter, LSU; Khaseem Greene, Rutgers; Arthur Brown, Kansas State; CB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon; Will Davis, Utah State; S: Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State; Ed Reynolds, Stanford.
Special Teams -- P: Kyle Christy, Florida; K: Cairo Santos, Tulane; KR: Mike Edwards, Hawaii; PR: Ace Sanders, South Carolina; All-Purpose: Duke Johnson, Miami.