Clowney, Manziel headline Phil Steele preseason All-America team
Phil Steele's preseason All-America team was released on Wednesday. Alabama and the SEC led the way in players selected for the four-team list.
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|
|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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