SI.com's 2008 All-Americans
QB: Colt McCoy
He completed 77.6 percent of his throws and notched 4,021 total yards.
DE: Jerry Hughes
The speedy end led the nation with 14 sacks, including four against BYU.
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RB: Donald Brown
The Huskies' workhorse led the country in rushing with 1,822 yards.
DT: Terrence Cody
"Mount Cody" singlehandedly disrupted opponents' rushing attacks.
RB: Shonn Greene
The Doak Walker Award winner surpassed 100 yards in all 12 games.
DT: Gerald McCoy
Constantly in opposing backfields, McCoy notched 10 tackles for loss.
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WR: Dez Bryant
So., Oklahoma State
Bryant hauled in 74 passes for 1,313 yards and 18 touchdowns.
DE: Brian Orakpo
The Lombardi winner posted 10.5 sacks, including two against OU.
WR: Michael Crabtree
So., Texas Tech
Crabtree scored 18 TDs, including the game-winner against Texas.
LB: Aaron Curry
Sr., Wake Forest
The Butkus Award winner notched 101 tackles, 15 of them for loss.
TE: Jermaine Gresham
He caught 22 passes for 425 yards and four TDs against four ranked foes.
LB: Brian Cushing
The playmaker helped stop both run and pass for the nation's No. 1 D.
C: Antoine Caldwell
'Bama's co-captain anchored one of the game's most dominant O-lines.
LB: Brandon Spikes
The heart of UF's top-10 D posted 87 tackles and four interceptions.
OL: Phil Loadholt
Sam Bradford had plenty of time to throw thanks to his key protector.
CB: D.J. Moore
His six interceptions and two offensive TDs sealed Vandy's first bowl since '82.
OL: Rylan Reed
Sr., Texas Tech
The 6-foot-7 tackle keyed a Red Raiders line that allowed just 11 sacks.
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S: Eric Berry
Berry led the nation with 265 return yards (and two TDs) on seven picks.
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OL: Duke Robinson
He's considered the nation's top guard and a cog in OU's prolific offense.
S: Taylor Mays
Versatile star can man up receivers while also tricking QBs on the blitz.
OL: Andre Smith
A potential No. 1 draft pick, the Tide's left tackle allowed just one sack.
CB: Victor "Macho" Harris
Sr., Virginia Tech
His six picks and two forced fumbles led the Hokies to another ACC title.
K: Louie Sakoda
He made 21 of 23 field goals, including the game-winner against Oregon St.
RETURNS: Joe Burnett
He ranked 7th in kick-return average (28.7), 11th in punt returns (14.5).
P: Kevin Huber
He averaged 44.9 yards and pinned 21 of his 56 kicks inside the 20-yard line.
ALL-PURPOSE: Jeremy Maclin
His 203.5 all-purpose yards per game (including 93.9 receiving) led America.
|QB||Sam Bradford, So., Oklahoma||DE||Nick Reed, Sr., Oregon|
|RB||Kendall Hunter, So., Oklahoma State||DT||Mitch King, Sr., Iowa|
|RB||LeSean McCoy, So., Pittsburgh||DT||Peria Jerry, Sr., Ole Miss|
|WR||Austin Collie, Jr., BYU||DE||Aaron Maybin, So., Penn State|
|WR||Jarett Dillard, Sr., Rice||LB||James Laurinaitis, Sr., Ohio State|
|TE||Rob Gronkowski, So., Arizona||LB||Scott McKillop, Sr., Pittsburgh|
|OL||Michael Oher, Sr., Ole Miss||LB||Rey Maualuga, Sr., USC|
|OL||Jason Smith, Sr., Baylor||CB||Alphonso Smith, Sr., Wake Forest|
|OL||Max Unger, Sr., Oregon||S||Rashad Johnson, Sr., Alabama|
|OL||A.Q. Shipley, Sr., Penn State||S||Morgan Burnett, So., Georgia Tech|
|OL||Phil Trautwein, Sr., Florida||CB||Malcolm Jenkins, Sr., Ohio State|
|K||Graham Gano, Sr., Florida State||Returns||Kyle Wilson, Jr., Boise State|
|P||T.J. Conley, Sr., Idaho||AP||Percy Harvin, Jr., Florida|
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