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AFCA All-America Team

Posted on: December 4, 2008 3:49 pm

The AFCA announced its Coaches' All-America Team today and boy was the SEC rewarded.

Nine players made the team from the SEC, including four from Alabama. Offensive lineman Andre Smith, center Antoine Caldwell, defensive tackle Terrence Cody and defensive back Rashad Johnson. Florida had two -- linebacker Brandon Spikes and all-purpose player Percy Harvin.

The Big 12 had six players on the team, headlined by Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, wide receiver Michael Crabtree and offensive lineman Brandon Carter.

I was really surprised TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes didn't make the team. He leads the nation with 14 sacks and six forced fumbles and is a finalist for the Hendricks and Nagurski Award. I know he doesn't play for a major BCS school, but not like TCU is some team that nobody knows about either.

Defensive back is one of the deepest positions this year, but glad to see Wake Forest's Alphonso Smith make it. Even though the Demon Deacons had a rough season, he makes plays every game.

Stay tuned for the All-America Team, which will come out next week.


Category: NCAAF

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2008 9:45 pm

AFCA All-America Team

Darst are you getting homerish? I thought you guys reported and didn't cheer on teams.

No I dont cheer -- at least as far as you know

If you are talking about Alphonso Smith, I can't help it, I really enjoy watching that guy play. Not many other reasons to watch those Wake Forest games, but that guy is a playmaker. So I was glad to see a guy who is on a pretty bad team make their all-america list. That's all.

And I don't root for TCU, but can't believe Hughest didn't make it. Guy is awesome. He'll be happy with our All-America Team next week (Hint, hint)


Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2008 9:28 pm

AFCA All-America Team

Darst are you getting homerish? I thought you guys reported and didn't cheer on teams.

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2008 5:53 pm

AFCA All-America Team

Austin Collie from BYU should have been included on this list.  He leads the nation in receiving yards and had ten straight games with over 100 yards in receiving--against some good defenses.

Also, BYU tight end Dennis Pitta:  When was the last time you heard of a tight end with over a thousand receiving yards on the season?

Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2008 5:38 pm

AFCA All-America Team

What No Taylor Mays or Brian Cushing????  This is a joke to the nth degree.... Let's hope CBS Sports (SEC favorite!!) gets it REAL.... Please!!!

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