SI.com's 2010 All-Americas

SI.com's 2010 All-Americas
 
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Cam Newton
Jr., Auburn
Nation's pass efficiency leader is the first SEC player to throw for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000
 
DE Da'Quan Bowers
Jr., Clemson
Nagurski Award winner led the nation in sacks (15.5) and was second in tackles for loss (25)
 
 
 
RB LaMichael James
So., Oregon
Star of the undefeated Ducks led the country in both rushing yards (1,682) and TDs (23)
 
DT Nick Fairley
Jr., Auburn
Dominant defensive force for the SEC champions led the league with 21 tackles for loss
 
 
 
RB Jordan Todman
Jr., Connecticut
Nation's No. 2 rusher (143.1 yards per game) led the Huskies to their first BCS berth
 
DT Stephen Paea
Sr., Oregon State
Pac-10's Defensive Player of the Year notched six sacks and forced four fumbles
 
 
 
WR Justin Blackmon
So., Oklahoma State
Already tied an NCAA record by notching at least 100 yards and a score in 11 straight games
 
DE Ryan Kerrigan
Sr., Purdue
Kerrigan led the nation in tackles for loss (26) and tied for second in forced fumbles (five)
 
 
 
WR Ryan Broyles
Jr., Oklahoma
Had more receptions (118) than any other player and topped the 100-yard mark nine times
 
LB Nate Irving
Sr., NC State
Returned with a vengeance after missing 2009 to injury, notching 88 tackles and 20.5 for loss
 
 
 
TE Lance Kendricks
Sr., Wisconsin
His 39 catches and 627 yards made him the top receiver for the Rose Bowl-bound Badgers
 
LB Greg Jones
Sr., Michigan State
Repeat All-America registered 98 tackles and forced five turnovers to lead the 11-1 Spartans
 
 
 
OL Jordan Holmes
Sr., Oregon
Key figure in Oregon's prolific offense helped open holes for playmakers like James
 
LB Luke Kuechly
So., Boston College
No other player came close to matching his 171 tackles, including 102 solo stops
 
 
 
OL Gabe Carimi
Sr., Wisconsin
6-foot-7, 327-pound four-year starter allowed just one sack and won the Outland Trophy
 
CB Prince Amukamara
Sr., Nebraska
Lockdown cornerback helped the Huskers limit opposing passers to a 98.0 pass efficiency rating
 
 
 
OL Rodney Hudson
Sr., Florida State
Dominant guard became the seventh player ever to garner All-ACC honors four times
 
S Quinton Carter
Sr., Oklahoma
The Big 12 champions leaned on Carter, who notched 92 tackles and four interceptions
 
 
 
OL Nate Solder
Sr., Colorado
Outland Trophy finalist played all 847 snaps and graded out at a remarkable 94.3 percent
 
S Tejay Johnson
Sr., TCU
Thorpe Award finalist forced six turnovers and anchored the nation's top-ranked defense
 
 
 
OL Lee Ziemba
Sr., Auburn
A starter in 51 straight games, he helped Auburn gain 300-plus rush yards against six SEC foes
 
CB Patrick Peterson
Jr., LSU
Decorated cover man picked off four passes and earned the Bednarik and Thorpe awards
 
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K Alex Henery
Sr., Nebraska
Huskers' all-time scoring leader made 10 of 11 field goal tries from 40 yards or longer
 
R Cliff Harris
So., Oregon
Ducks' speedster returned four punts for touchdowns, including a crucial score at Cal
 
 
 
P Chas Henry
Sr., Florida
Led the nation with a 46.4-yard average, pinning 16 of his 44 kicks inside the 20-yard line
 
AP Randall Cobb
Jr., Kentucky
Averaged 182.7 all-purpose yards; scored rushing, receiving, passing and punt-return TDs
 
 
Second Team
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Andrew Luck, So., Stanford
 
DE J.J. Watt, Jr., Wisconsin
 
 
RB Kendall Hunter, Jr., Oklahoma State
 
DT Jared Crick, Jr., Nebraska
 
 
RB Vai Taua, Sr., Nevada
 
DT Drake Nevis, Sr., LSU
 
 
WR Alshon Jeffery, So., South Carolina
 
DE Dontay Moch, Sr., Nevada
 
 
WR Juron Criner, Jr., Arizona
 
LB Lavonte David, Jr., Nebraska
 
 
TE D.J. Williams, Sr., Arkansas
 
LB Von Miller, Sr., Texas A&M
 
 
OL Jake Kirkpatrick, Sr., TCU
 
LB Manti Te'o, So., Notre Dame
 
 
OL Derek Sherrod, Sr., Mississippi State
 
CB Jayron Hosley, So., Virginia Tech
 
 
OL John Moffitt, Sr., Wisconsin
 
S Mark Barron, Jr., Alabama
 
 
OL Caleb Schlauderaff, Sr., Utah
 
S John Boyett, So., Oregon
 
 
OL Anthony Castonzo, Sr., Boston College
 
CB Keith Tandy, Jr., West Virginia
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K David Ruffer, Sr., Notre Dame
 
R Eric Page, So., Toledo
 
 
P Aaron Bates, Sr., Michigan State
 
AP Damaris Johnson, Jr., Tulsa
 
Honorable Mention
 
 
 
QB Andy Dalton, TCU; Landry Jones, Oklahoma; Colin Kaepernick, Nevada; Ryan Mallett, Arkansas; Kellen Moore, Boise State; Greg McElroy, Alabama; Dan Persa, Northwestern; Denard Robinson, Michigan; Ricky Stanzi, Iowa; Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech; Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
 
 
 
RB Knile Davis, Arkansas; Lance Dunbar, North Texas; Jay Finley, Baylor; Montel Harris, Boston College; Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina; Mikel Leshoure, Illinois; Owen Marecic, Stanford; Bilal Powell, Louisville; Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky; Rodney Stewart, Colorado; Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
 
 
 
WR Patrick Edwards, Houston; A.J. Green, Georgia; Leonard Hankerson, Miami; Jeff Maehl, Sr., Oregon; Austin Pettis, Boise State; Aldrick Robinson, SMU; Greg Salas, Hawaii; DeMarco Sampson, San Diego State; Titus Young, Boise State; Jordan White, Western Michigan; Cody Wilson, Central Michigan
 
 
 
TE Michael Egnew, Missouri; Coby Fleener, Stanford; Charlie Gantt, Michigan State; David Paulson, Oregon
 
 
 
OL Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State; Tim Barnes, Missouri; Chase Beeler, Stanford; Michael Brewster, Ohio State; Marcus Cannon, TCU; David DeCasto, Stanford; Zach Hurd, Connecticut; Eric Mensik, Oklahoma; David Molk, Michigan; Ryan Pugh, Auburn; Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
 
 
 
DL Sam Acho, Texas; Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma; Jurrell Casey, USC; Adrian Clayborn, Iowa; Tyrone Crawford, Boise State; Vinny Curry, Marshall; Wayne Daniels, TCU; Ricky Elmore, Arizona; Bruce Irvin, West Virginia; Brandon Jenkins, Florida State; Karl Klug, Iowa; Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh
 
 
 
LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA; Tanner Brock, TCU; Tank Carder, TCU; Mason Foster, Washington; Mario Harvey, Marshall; Ross Homan, Ohio State; Justin Houston, Georgia; Jamon Hughes, Memphis; Brian Rolle, Ohio State; Sean Spence, Miami; Danny Trevathan, Kentucky; Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
 
 
 
DB Ahmad Black, Florida; Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State; Eric Hagg, Nebraska; Cliff Harris, Oregon; Jermale Hines, Ohio State; Jeron Johnson, Boise State; Chase Minnifield, Virginia; DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson; Johnny Patrick, Louisville; Mana Sliva, Hawaii
 
 
 
K Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State; Chris Hazley, Virginia Tech; Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss; Josh Jasper, LSU; Grant Ressel, Missouri; Will Snyderwine, Duke; Justin Tucker, Texas; Blair Walsh, Georgia; Nate Whitaker, Stanford
 
 
 
P Drew Butler, Georgia; Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss; Reid Forrest, Washington State; Jeff Locke, UCLA; Rob Long, Syracuse; Kyle Martens, Rice; Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State; Tress Way, Oklahoma
 
 
 
RETURNS Eugene Cooper, Bowling Green; Andre Debose, Florida; Jeremy Kerley, TCU; Tony Logan, Maryland; Quincy McDuffie, UCF; Marlon McClure, UTEP; Patrick Peterson, LSU; William Powell, Kansas State; Shaky Smithson, Utah
 
 
 
ALL-PURPOSE Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M; Alex Green, Hawaii; Jerrel Jernigan, Troy; DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma; Pat Shed, UAB
 
 
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