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SI.com's 2011 Preseason All-America Team

SI.com's 2011 Preseason All-Americas
 
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QBAndrew Luck
Sr., Stanford
Heisman hopeful passed for 5,913 yards and 45 touchdowns before forgoing the NFL draft.
 
DEBrandon Jenkins
Jr., Florida State
Racked up 13.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 2010, tied for third and fourth in the nation.
 
 
 
RBLaMichael James
Jr., Oregon
Sparkplug rushed for 1,731 yards in 2010, including 257 and three TDs in a rout of Stanford.
 
DTJared Crick
Sr., Nebraska
Three-time all conference pick paced the Huskers in sacks (9.5) and TFLs (17) last year.
 
 
 
RBMarcus Lattimore
So., South Carolina
Workhouse tailback burst onto the scene as a freshman, rushing for 17 scores.
 
DTBilly Winn
Sr., Boise State
Disruptive force notched five tackles, an assisted sack and a forced fumble against VaTech.
 
 
 
WRJustin Blackmon
Jr., Oklahoma State
Biletnikoff winner recorded 2,042 yards and 22 TDs during breakout sophomore season.
 
DEQuinton Coples
Sr., North Carolina
Carolina native finished 16th in the nation in sacks per game last season and had 10 on the year.
 
 
 
WRRyan Broyles
Sr., Oklahoma
OU's top target finished with at least 1,100 receiving yards and 14 scores in 2009 and 2010.
 
LBVontaze Burfict
Jr., Arizona State
Relentless junior totaled multiple sacks against Wisconsin, Oregon, USC and Stanford.
 
 
 
TEMichael Egnew
Sr., Missouri
Emerged as a top pass-catching tight end in 2010 with 90 catches, 762 yards and five TDs.
 
LBLuke Kuechly
Jr., Boston College
Consensus All-America ended 2010 with 183 tackles, 20 more than any other player.
 
 
 
TNate Potter
Sr., Boise State
Two-time All-WAC pick anchors an o-line that surrendered just eight sacks last season.
 
LBCourtney Upshaw
Sr., Alabama
Had 15 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles in final two games against Auburn and MSU.
 
 
 
GBarrett Jones
Jr., Alabama
Anchors a unit that helped 'Bama backs run for more than 183 yards per game in 2010.
 
CBCliff Harris
Jr., Oregon
Lightning-quick corner had six INTs and 17 passes defended in Oregon's 12-1 2010 campaign.
 
 
 
CMike Brewster
Sr., Ohio State
6-5, 305-pounder was the only junior to be named a Rimington Trophy finalist in 2010.
 
SMark Barron
Sr., Alabama
All-SEC safety has accumulated 169 tackles during his illustrious Crimson Tide career.
 
 
 
GDavid DeCastro
Sr., Stanford
Headlines a line that allowed just 13 sacks since 2009, providing time for QB Luck.
 
SHarrison Smith
Sr., Notre Dame
Dominated the Sun Bowl against Miami, corralling three INTs in Notre Dame's 33-17 win.
 
 
 
TRiley Reiff
Jr., Iowa
6-6, 305-pounder started every game and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2010.
 
CBJayron Hosley
Jr., Virginia Tech
Hauled in an FBS-leading nine picks during his phenomenal 2010 season in Blacksburg.
 
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
KCarson Wiggs
Sr., Purdue
Has kicked the four longest field goals in Purdue history: 59, 55, 53 and 52 yards.
 
KREric Page
Jr., Toledo
5-10 speedster sprinted for 871 kick return yards and three TDs in sensational sophomore effort.
 
 
 
PDrew Butler
Sr., Georgia
Former Ray Guy Award winner boasted a 44.5 yards per punt average in 2010.
 
PRCliff Harris
Jr., Oregon
Doubling as an explosive return man, Harris had 546 punt return yards and four scores last year.
 
 
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