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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: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:43 am
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Why did the link leading to this say "the SEC dominates all-freshman team"?  I mean looking down the list I see 7 players from different SEC teams and 8 from different PAC teams, neither is really dominating since they are so close, but you'd think that the team that actually has more players on the all-freshman team would be the one cited as dominating in the headline--the PAC.  Hey Fisher, just because you work for CBSec, doesn't mean you have to try pushing them down our throats on every headline on the site.  Why don't you tie the SEC into the Sandusky case, that'd be a switch. 



Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:55 am
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Oh...and they were picked last preseason.



Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:53 am
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Um...Teddy Bridgewater is a true freshman that brought his team back and to a bowl game and a share of the conference championship with a completely new offensive line, a sophomore running back and 4 freshman wide receivers. Sounds better than Smith and Keeton.





Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:26 am
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Someone has a counting problem....

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

Thats the Pac with 8 and SEC w/ 6.....
Can't east coast bias when counting right?




Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:28 am
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Congrats to Diggs of Texas. Great year for a freshman in a pass happy league on a team with 16 underclassmen starting and 9 more playing significant minutes. With the class coming in Texas may be back next season.



Since: Jan 24, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:18 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Hayes Pullard was as good, if not better than Dion Bailey by the end of the year. Both tied for the team lead in tackles as freshmen, shame he was overlooked. He demolished Oregon as well. 14 tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble in their biggest game of the year. Thought that might have propelled him.



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:56 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Timmy Jernigan had a helluva year. That kid was almost unblockable. He is going to be a terror for two more years for my 'Noles.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:23 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Hayes Pullard from USC had 77 total tackles (3 less than AJ Johnson, 10 more than Denzel Perryman), and 4 sacks (AJ Johnson had 1, Perryman had 0).



Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:49 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

And against crap competition too!



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:44 pm
 

CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team

Brett Smith of Wyoming should've got the nod at QB.  Better numbers and he's a true freshman.


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