Spartans' Jones a consensus All-American

December, 17, 2009
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Michigan State junior linebacker Greg Jones has been named the Big Ten's only consensus All-American this season.

Consensus All-Americans are recognized for receiving the highest number of points at specific positions. The consensus list encompasses All-America teams from five different organizations: American Football Coaches Association (First Team), Associated Press (First, Second and Third Teams), Football Writers Association of America (First Team), The Sporting News (First, Second and Third Teams) and Walter Camp Foundation (First and Second Teams).

A points system is used for selections of the consensus All-America team (three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team).

Jones earned Big Ten co-defensive player of the year honors after receiving the league's preseason Defensive Player of the Year award in August. He led the Big Ten and ranked third nationally in tackles with 141.

Here's the entire consensus All-America squad:

OFFENSE

WR -- Jordan Shipley, Texas, 6-0, 190, Senior
WR -- Golden Tate, Notre Dame, 5-11, 195, Junior
TE -- Dennis Pitta, BYU, 6-5, 247, Senior
OL -- Mike Iupati, Idaho, 6-6, 330, Senior
OL -- Mike Johnson, Alabama, 6-6, 305, Senior
OL -- Russell Okung, Oklahoma St., 6-5, 300, Senior
OL -- Trent Williams, Oklahoma, 6-5, 318, Senior
C -- Maurkice Pouncey, Florida, 6-5, 318, Junior
QB -- Colt McCoy, Texas, 6-2, 210, Senior
RB -- Toby Gerhart, Stanford, 6-1, 235, Senior
RB -- Mark Ingram, Alabama, 5-10, 215, Sophomore
PK -- Kai Forbath, UCLA, 6-0, 192, Junior
Returner/All-Purpose -- C.J. Spiller, Clemson, 5-11, 195

DEFENSE

DL -- Terrence Cody, Alabama, 6-5, 365, Senior
DL -- Jerry Hughes, TCU, 6-3, 257, Senior
DL -- Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma, 6-4, 297, Junior
DL -- Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, 6-4, 300, Senior
LB -- Greg Jones, Michigan St., 6-1, 228, Junior
LB -- Rolando McClain, Alabama, 6-4, 258, Junior
LB -- Brandon Spikes, Florida, 6-3, 258, Senior
DB --Javier Arenas, Alabama, 5-9, 198, Senior
DB -- Eric Berry, Tennessee, 5-11, 203, Junior
DB -- Joe Haden, Florida, 5-11, 190, Junior
DB -- Earl Thomas, Texas, 5-10, 197, Sophomore
P -- Drew Butler, Georgia, 6-2, 203, Sophomore

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