Clowney, Manziel headline Phil Steele preseason All-America team

Alabama's T.J. Yeldon was one of 27 SEC players named to Phil Steele's preseason All-America team. (USATSI)
Alabama's T.J. Yeldon was one of 27 SEC players named to Phil Steele's preseason All-America team. (USATSI)

Phil Steele's 2013 preview magazine will hit newsstands this month -- an event we here at the Eye On College Football refer to as "Steelemas" -- but his preseason All-American team was released on Wednesday.

Steele fills out four teams, complete with specialists, to make a 120-player list. Alabama leads all schools with eight selections, with <span data-shortcode= State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">, Stanford and Florida State checking in with five selections each. USC, Oregon and Kansas State each had four players selected to the squad.

From a conference angle, the SEC led the way with 27 players selected. The Pac-12 checked in second with 20 players, followed by the ACC (19), Big 12 (16), Big Ten (15), American Athletic Conference (5), MAC (5), Mountain West (3), Conference USA (3) and Sun Belt (2).

Check out all four teams below. Any obvious snubs? Let us know in the comments section below, or tell us on Twitter (@EyeOnCFB)


1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
QB    Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Braxton Miller, Ohio State AJ McCarron, Alabama Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama Todd Gurley, Georgia Lache Seastrunk, Baylor Silas Redd, USC
RB De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona Duke Johnson, Miami Damien Williams, Oklahoma
WR Marqise Lee, USC Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt Allen Robinson, Penn State Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson Cody Hoffman, BYU Brandin Cooks, Oregon State Tracy Moore, Oklahoma State
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama Mike Evans, Texas Stefon Diggs, Maryland Davante Adams, Fresno State
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Wash Arthur Lynch, Georgia Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin Eric Ebron, North Carolina
C B.J. Finney, Kansas State Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma Hroniss Grasu, Oregon Tyler Larsen, Utah State
OG David Yankey, Stanford Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State Andrew Norwell, Ohio State Anthony Steen, Alabama
OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor Spencer Long, Nebraska Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA Tre’ Jackson, Florida State
OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama Zack Martin, Notre Dame Morgan Moses, Virginia
OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M Antonio Richardson, Tennessee James Hurst, North Carolina Jack Mewhort, Ohio State


1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas Scott Crichton, Oregon State Aaron Lynch, USF
DT Will Sutton, Arizona St Anthony Johnson, LSU Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame Timmy Jernigan, Florida State Dominique Easley, Florida Roosevelt Nix, Kent St
DE  Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame Devonte Fields, TCU Morgan Breslin, USC Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State
LB Anthony Barr, UCLA Chris Borland, Wisconsin Shayne Skov, Stanford Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama Trent Murphy, Stanford A.J. Johnson, Tennessee Hayes Pullard, USC
LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU Max Bullough, Michigan State Khalil Mack, Buffalo Andrew Jackson, WKU
LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio St Adrian Hubbard, Alabama Christian Jones, Florida State Yawin Smallwood, UConn
CB Bradley Roby, Ohio St Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
CB Jason Verrett, TCU Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon Quandre Diggs, Texas Antone Exum, Virginia Tech
S Ed Reynolds, Stanford Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State Hakeem Smith, Louisville Marco Nelson, Tulsa
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State Craig Loston, LSU Jordan Richards, Stanford


1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
K Cairo Santos, Tulane Chris Boswell, Rice Ross Martin, Duke Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson
P Kyle Christy, Florida Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa State Richie Leone, Houston
KR  Tyler Lockett, Kansas State Bernard Reedy, Toledo Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech
PR Marcus Murphy, Missouri Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State Spiffy Evans, Boston College Rashad Greene, Florida State
LS Scott Thompson, NC State Drew Howell, Oregon Matt Dooley, Indiana Reid Ferguson, LSU
AP Dri Archer, Kent State Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois Antonio Andrews, WKU Venric Mark, Northwestern
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