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: