The Alabama Crmison Tide landed four on this year’s AP All-America Team. You can see the entire AP team below a press release from the University:
Mark Barron and Julio Jones named to second team; Marcell Dareus and Barrett Jones on third team
Alabama had four players selected to the 2010 Associated Press All-America team on Tuesday with Mark Barron and Julio Jones earning second-team honors while Marcell Dareus and Barrett Jones were named to the third team.
The Crimson Tide has now had 11 players named to the Associated Press All-America teams over the past two seasons. In 2009, UA had six first-team selections and Barron was named to the third team.
Barron, a junior from Mobile, Ala., led the Crimson Tide in tackles in 2010 from his safety position with 75 total stops and 54 solo tackles. He intercepted three passes, had three tackles for loss and two sacks while breaking up six passes and forcing a fumble. Barron also earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and first-team All-SEC recognition by the coaches and AP.
Julio Jones, a junior from Foley, Ala., set Alabama single-season records with 75 receptions for 1,084 yards in 2010 to garner his first All-America accolades. He also caught seven touchdowns and rushed for 99 yards and a score on six carries. Jones ranks second in both career receptions (176), second in career yards (2,604) and tied for fourth in career touchdown receptions (15). Jones as a first-team All-SEC choice by both the league coaches and AP.
Dareus, a junior from Birmingham, Ala., was the focal point of opposing offenses, requiring a constant double team. He finished with 31 tackles, nine tackles for loss (-31 yards), 3.5 sacks (-18 yards), four pass deflections and seven quarterback hurries. He has 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss in his Alabama career. Dareus earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league coaches.
Barrett Jones, a sophomore from Memphis, Tenn., anchored an offensive that has averaged 435.6 yards per game, which is the second-most by any offense in school history. The right guard has started 24 career games and is expected to start the Capital One Bowl after missing the Georgia State and Auburn games with a high-ankle sprain. He was a first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.
Alabama returns to the practice field on Thursday, December 16, to begin preparations for the 2011 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The Capital One Bowl is scheduled for 12 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, January 1, and will be televised on ESPN.