Seven SEC defenders named All-Americans

December, 14, 2011
12/14/11
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The Associated Press announced its 2011 All-American team Wednesday and the defense was yanked right out of the SEC's backyard.

Seven SEC defenders were named first-team members of the All-American Team. LSU punter Brad Wing, who somehow wasn't a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, was named the first-team punter.

All four secondary members -- Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Mark Barron and Bacarri Rambo -- came from the SEC.

Including the second team, the SEC placed 16 players on the AP All-American team.

Here is a complete list of the two AP teams:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE
QB -- Robert Griffin III, Baylor
RB -- Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB -- Trent Richardson, Alabama
OT -- Barrett Jones, Alabama

OT -- Matt Kalil, USC
OG -- David DeCastro, Stanford
OG -- Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
C -- David Molk, Michigan
WR -- Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
WR -- Robert Woods, USC
TE -- Dwayne Allen, Clemson
All-purpose -- Sammy Watkins, Clemson
K -- Randy Bullock, Texas A&M

DEFENSE

DE -- Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
DE -- Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
DT -- Devon Still, Penn State
DT -- Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
LB -- Luke Kuechly, Boston College
LB -- Jarvis Jones, Georgia
LB -- Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
CB -- Morris Claiborne, LSU
CB -- Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
S -- Mark Barron, Alabama
S -- Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
P -- Brad Wing, LSU

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE
QB -- Andrew Luck, Stanford
RB -- LaMichael James, Oregon
RB -- David Wilson, Virginia Tech
OT -- Jonathan Martin, Stanford
OT -- Nate Potter, Boise State
G --Will Blackwell, LSU
G -- Austin Pazstor, Virginia
C -- Peter Konz, Wisconsin
WR -- Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
WR -- Kendall Wright, Baylor
TE -- Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
All-purpose -- Joe Adams, Arkansas
K -- Caleb Sturgis, Florida


DEFENSE
DE -- Frank Alexander, Oklahoma
DE -- Vinny Curry, Marshall
DT -- Joe Vellano, Maryland
DT -- Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
LB -- Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
LB -- Lavonte David, Nebraska
LB -- Manti Teo, Notre Dame
CB -- David Amerson, North Carolina State
CB -- Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
S -- Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
S -- Antonio Allen, South Carolina
P -- Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech

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