The Alabama Crimson Tide’s list of AP All-Americans has grown by four as Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack, C.J. Mosely and Dee Milliner all added their names for the 2012 campaign.
The Crimson Tide’s four on the AP All-American first team leads the nation. Bama’s D.J. Fluker made 2nd team and A.J. McCarron was named to the 3rd team.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M.
Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin
Ka’Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona.
Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M
Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan
Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama;
Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina
Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama
Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford
Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California
Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor
Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia.
Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina
Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State
Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah
Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State.
Manti Te’o, senior, 6-2, 255, Notre Dame
Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia
C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama
Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama
Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State
Phillip Thomas, senior, 6-1, 215, Fresno State
Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida
Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback – Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State.
Running backs — Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA.
Tackles — D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama David Yankey, junior, Stanford.
Guards — Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska; Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor.
Center — Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson.
Tight end — Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame.
Receivers — Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech.
All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois.
Kicker — Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
Ends — Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame.
Tackles — Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State; Kawann Short, senior, Purdue.
Linebackers — Kevin Minter, junior, LSU; Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA; Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State.
Cornerbacks — Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State.
Safeties — Eric Reid, junior, LSU; Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma.
Punter — Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU.
THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama
Running backs — Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada; Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina.
Tackles — Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M; Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan.
Guards — Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky; Xavier Su’a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA.
Center — Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame.
Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington.
Receivers — DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson; Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas.
All-purpose player — Dri Archer, junior, Kent State.
Kicker — Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida.
THIRD TEAM DEFENSE
Ends — John Simon, senior, Ohio State; Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU.
Tackles — Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green.
Linebackers — Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers; Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU.
Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon; Jason Verrett, junior, TCU.
Safeties — Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford; Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State.
Punter — Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida
Interestingly, despite years of supposed stellar recruiting, the Auburn Tigers failed to have a single player added to any of the three teams. Similar to Les Miles’ quip about Death Valley, I guess Auburn is the place “Where top recruits’ careers go to die.”