Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Three All-Americans in Alabama's O-line?
By Chris Low
There's no doubt that Alabama should be outstanding again in its offensive line this coming season.
College football analyst Phil Steele is certainly a believer. In his "Phil Steele's 2012 College Preview," which will hit newstands June 5, Steele has center Barrett Jones, guard Chance Warmack and tackle D.J. Fluker making up three-fifths of his preseason first-team All-America selections on the offensive line.
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo and Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis were the other SEC players to earn first-team honors. Mathieu was selected at two different positions -- cornerback and punt returner.
The SEC players receiving second-team All-America mention from Steele were:
The third-team All-Americans from the SEC were:
The following from the SEC made the fourth team: