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CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:22 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Posted by Bryan Fischer

CBSSports.com has released it's annual All-America Team in college football, voted on by staff, writers and bloggers from CBSSports.com. Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy front-runner Robert Griffin III headlines the list. With a talented freshman class making an impact in 2011, the freshman All-America Team is listed below.

The SEC had the most players on the team with eight players, followed by the Pac-12 with six players.

CBSSports.com Freshman All-America Team

Offense

QB -- Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
RB -- Isaiah Crowell, Georgia
RB -- Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
WR -- Sammy Watkins, Clemson
WR -- Marqise Lee, USC
TE -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
OL -- La'El Collins, LSU
OL -- A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OL -- Will Whitman, Harvard
OL -- Marcus Martin, USC
C -- Reese Dismukes, Auburn

Defense

DL -- Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL -- Scott Crichton, Oregon State
DL -- Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL -- Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
LB -- Dion Bailey, USC
LB -- Denzel Perryman, Miami
LB -- Jeremy Grove, East Carolina
DB -- Merrill Noel, Wake Forest
DB -- Tevin McDonald, UCLA
DB -- Quandre Diggs, Texas
DB -- Blair Burns, Wyoming


Special teams


K -- Andre Heidari, USC
P -- Brad Wing, LSU
All-Purpose -- De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
Returner -- Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

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Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:47 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

The First SNUB right of this pay to play list which is driven by the conferences happens to be the Mountain Wests Freshman of the year is Quarterback Brett Smith. Why dont we compare these two fine young Quarter Backs.

Brett Smith 61.0 completion average, Yards 2622 passing, Touchdowns 20 Interceptions 10, Rushing 139 attempts, 139 for 710 yards a 5.1 avg
Touch Downs overall 20 passing Rushing 10 Receiving 1 for a total of 31

Teddy Bridgewater 64% completion percentage for 2129 yards touchdowns 14, interceptions 12 rushing 89 attempts for 66 yards for .07 average
rushing touch downs 4 for a TD total of 16

These players both played 13 games in the Regular season this is also counting bowl which by the way both teams lost. So overall both quarter backs had good overall seasons. Louisville finished 3rd in the Big East at 5 -2 conference and 7-6 over all none to shabby! Wyoming Cowboys finished third in the Mountain West conference 5 - 2 overall  8 -5 so tell me who got snubbed Wyoming played 3 top 20 teams and Louisville 1 I believe.





Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:43 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Who do you think started the BCS. The SEC did and that is why they are in it every year.



Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:47 am
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

I agree with wyo2dal and wyo_ty about Brett Smith getting snubbed. More passing yards, rushing yards, total yards per game, more TD's, less interceptions, and helped take a team that finish 3-9 in 2010 to 8-4 in 2011.



Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:40 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Brett definitely got snubbed whoever did the voting was biased and blind.



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:08 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Teddy Bridgewater for QB freshman All-American??? Brett Smith at Wyoming was more impressive. Freshman record for all-purpose yards over Andy Dalton. A little comparison:

                   Passer RatingComp. %YPA YPC  Passing  Rushing  Total O  Passing TD  Rushing TD  Rec. TD  INT  
Brett    -             126.23         60.5       6.5    10.7    2495      645     261.5      18101  8
Teddy  -             136.14         66.0       7.3    11.1    1855       95     162.5      1230  9

I guess it depends on what is weighted most heavily in your selection process. Anyway, I know I'm biased, but I think Brett Smith got snubbed... 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:14 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

C'mon... Pac-12 has 8 players, SEC has 7 - how does that equal "The SEC had the most players on the team with eight players, followed by the Pac-12 with six players"???

With pre-determined biases like this, look for 4 preseason top-10 teams from the SEC, and maybe another year of all-SEC national championship game!  That way, they can get eight national championships in a row! 



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:48 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Blake Countess the corner from Michigan being left off is a travesty. The kid was unbelievable all year.  He's NFL talent.



Since: Aug 27, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:20 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Should have read USC’s dominate.  4 from the real USC and 2 from the other USC, South Carolina.




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:48 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Could have just left the headline at SEC Dominates because, well, it does.



Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:36 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

I'm an SEC guy but I count only 7 players from the conference and 8 from the PAC.  Who proofread this story?


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