Marqise Lee, Jadeveon Clowney headline AFCA All-America Team

Marqise Lee headlines what will likely be one of many All-America team appearances.(US Presswire)

The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2012 All-America Team on Wednesday, leading the charge in what will be a widespread practice of congratulating the best performers of the 2012 college football season.

The AFCA All-America Team is notable not only for its release before the completion of the regular season but also for a few good head-scratchers for fans. There are many picks -- like USC wide receiver Marqise Lee or South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney -- who will make every single All-America team you see. But I'm not entirely sure that Clemson's Tajh Boyd will be a first-team selection at quarterback for the rest of the organizations and publications that determine such honors.

That's not to take anything away from Boyd's fantastic season. After all, he was named the ACC Player of the Year on Wednesday. But with two likely Heisman finalists (Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Kansas State's Collin Klein) also in the running, the pick will raise some eyebrows.

It is not my job to tell the coaches how to vote, but it is your job to argue about who got snubbed. You can do that in the comment section below or come complain on Twitter.

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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