Eight from SEC earn All-America honors

July, 3, 2012
Alabama and South Carolina each placed two players on the 2012 Blue Ribbon Football Yearbook's preseason All-America team.

Making it for the Crimson Tide were center Barrett Jones and offensive guard Chance Warmack. Jones played left tackle last season and won the Outland Trophy. He's moving to center this season.

Making it for the Gamecocks were running back Marcus Lattimore and defensive end Jadaveon Clowney.

The other four from the SEC earning preseason All-America honors were Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, Florida place-kicker Caleb Sturgis and LSU cornerback/return specialist Tyrann Mathieu.

Here's a look at the entire team:


QB: Matt Barkley, USC
RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB: Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
WR: Sammy Watkins, Clemson
WR: Robert Woods, USC
TE: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
OL: Barrett Jones, Alabama
OL: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
OL: Chance Warmack, Alabama
OL: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
OL: Ricky Wagner, Wisconson
PK: Caleb Sturgis, Florida
RS: Sammy Watkins, Clemson


DL: Star Lotulelei, Utah
DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL: Alex Okafor, Texas
DL: Joe Vellano, Maryland
LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia
LB: Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin
DB: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
DB: T.J. McDonald, USC
DB: David Amerson, N.C. State
DB: John Boyett, Oregon
P: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
RS: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU



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