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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Nine SEC players earn AFCA All-America honors

By staff

Posted by's Chris Low

The SEC was well represented on the AFCA coaches' All-America team, as nine of the 25 spots were taken up by players from this league. The Big 12 was second with six players selected.

Alabama had four players to make the team, more than any other school in the country. They were offensive tackle Andre Smith, center Antoine Caldwell, nose tackle Terrence Cody and safety Rashad Johnson. Florida placed linebacker Brandon Spikes and running back/receiver Percy Harvin (as an all-purpose player) on the team.

Also selected were Tennessee safety Eric Berry, Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher and Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno.

Here's a look at the whole team:

Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolCoachHometown (High School)
WRMichael Crabtree*6-3208So.Texas TechMike LeachDallas, Texas (Carter)
WR Dez Bryant6-2215So.Oklahoma St.Mike GundyLufkin, Texas (Lufkin)
TEChase Coffman6-6255Sr.MissouriGary PinkelPeculiar, Mo. (Raymore-Peculiar)
OL Andre Smith6-4330Jr.AlabamaNick SabanBirmingham, Ala. (Huffman)
OL Brandon Carter6-7350Jr.Texas TechMike LeachLongview, Texas (Spring Hill)
C Antoine Caldwell6-3305Sr.AlabamaNick SabanMontgomery, Ala. (Lee)
OL Michael Oher 6-5318Sr.MississippiHouston NuttMemphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)
OL Andy Levitre6-3317Sr.Oregon St.Mike RileyBen Lomond, Calif. (San Lorenzo Valley)
QB Graham Harrell6-3205Sr.Texas TechMike LeachEnnis, Texas (Ennis)
RB Knowshon Moreno5-11208So.GeorgiaMark RichtBelford, N.J. (Middletown South)
RB Shonn Greene5-11235Jr.IowaK
irk Ferentz
Sicklerville, N.J. (Milford Acad. [Conn.])

Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolCoachHometown (High School)
DL Brian Orakpo6-4260Sr.TexasMack BrownHouston, Texas (Lamar)
DL Terrence Cody6-5365Jr.AlabamaNick SabanFort Myers, Fla. (Riverdale)
DLGeorge Selvie*6-4242Jr.South FloridaJim LeavittPensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest)
DLMichael Johnson6-7260Sr.Georgia TechPaul JohnsonSelma, Ala. (Dallas County)
LB James Laurinaitis*6-3240Sr.Ohio St.Jim TresselHamel, Minn. (Wayzata)
LB Rey Maualuga6-2260Sr.USCPete CarrollEureka, Calif. (Eureka)
LBBrandon Spikes6-3245Jr.Florida Urban MeyerShelby, N.C. (Crest)
DBEric Berry5-11195So.TennesseePhil FulmerFairburn, Ga. (Creekside)
DBRashad Johnson6-0186Sr.AlabamaNick SabanSulligent, Ala. (Sulligent)
DB Malcolm Jenkins6-1202Sr.Ohio St.Jim TresselPiscataway, N.J. (Piscataway)
DB Alphonso Smith5-9190Sr.Wake ForestJim GrobePahokee, Fla. (Pahokee)

Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolCoachHometown (High School)
P Kevin Huber6-1220Sr.CincinnatiBrian KellyCincinnati, Ohio (McNicholas)
PKLouie Sakoda5-9178Sr.UtahKyle WhittinghamSan Jose, Calif. (Branham)
AP Percy Harvin5-11195Jr.FloridaUrban MeyerVirginia Beach, Va. (Landstown)

*-2007 All-American