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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Looking at consensus All-Americans

By Matt Fortuna

Manti Te'o's spot on the Football Writers Association of America's All-America team earned him unanimous All-America status, as he made each of the five teams that the NCAA recognizes.

The FWAA compiled a list of the five organizations' All-Americans -- the FWAA, American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News, Walter Camp and Associated Press -- and put together the consensus All-America team.

Players had to make at least two first teams, with second- and third-teams being used to break ties. Te'o was one of 12 unanimous choices.

Notre Dame will be facing four consensus All-Americans in the Jan. 7 Discover BCS National Championship, as Alabama's Chance Warmack, Barrett Jones, C.J. Mosley and Dee Milliner all earned the distinction. Jones is a repeat consensus pick from last season.

Here's the complete team, as distributed by the FWAA:

WR Marqise Lee, Southern California
WR Terrance Williams, Baylor
TE Zach Ertz, Stanford
OL Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
OL Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama
OL David Yankey, Stanford
C Barrett Jones, Alabama
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon
RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
PK Cairo Santos, Tulane
Returner/All-Purpose Dri Archer, Kent St.

DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
DL Bjoern Werner, Florida St., 6-4, 255, Jr.
DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DL Will Sutton, Arizona St., 6-1, 267, Jr.
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.
DB Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
DB Phillip Thomas, Fresno St., 6-1, 215, Sr.
DB Jordan Poyer, Oregon St., 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 215, Sr.