December 16, 2008
Offense Defense
Colt McCoy
QB: Colt McCoy
Jr., Texas
He completed 77.6 percent of his throws and notched 4,021 total yards.
Jerry Hughes
DE: Jerry Hughes
Jr., TCU
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.
Terrence Cody
DT: Terrence Cody
Jr., Alabama
"Mount Cody" singlehandedly disrupted opponents' rushing attacks.
Shonn Greene
RB: Shonn Greene
Jr., Iowa
The Doak Walker Award winner surpassed 100 yards in all 12 games.
Gerald McCoy
DT: Gerald McCoy
So., Oklahoma
Constantly in opposing backfields, McCoy notched 10 tackles for loss.
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WR: Dez Bryant
Bryant hauled in 74 passes for 1,313 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Brian Orakpo
DE: Brian Orakpo
Sr., Texas
The Lombardi winner posted 10.5 sacks, including two against OU.
Michael Crabtree
WR: Michael Crabtree
Crabtree scored 18 TDs, including the game-winner against Texas.
Aaron Curry
LB: Aaron Curry
The Butkus Award winner notched 101 tackles, 15 of them for loss.
Jermaine Gresham
TE: Jermaine Gresham
Jr., Oklahoma
He caught 22 passes for 425 yards and four TDs against four ranked foes.
Brian Cushing
LB: Brian Cushing
Sr., USC
The playmaker helped stop both run and pass for the nation's No. 1 D.
Antoine Caldwell
C: Antoine Caldwell
Sr., Alabama
'Bama's co-captain anchored one of the game's most dominant O-lines.
Brandon Spikes
LB: Brandon Spikes
Jr., Florida
The heart of UF's top-10 D posted 87 tackles and four interceptions.
Phil Loadholt
OL: Phil Loadholt
Sr., Oklahoma
Sam Bradford had plenty of time to throw thanks to his key protector.
D.J. Moore
CB: D.J. Moore
His six interceptions and two offensive TDs sealed Vandy's first bowl since '82.
Rylan Reed
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
So., Tennessee
Berry led the nation with 265 return yards (and two TDs) on seven picks.
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OL: Duke Robinson
Sr., Oklahoma
He's considered the nation's top guard and a cog in OU's prolific offense.
Taylor Mays
S: Taylor Mays
Jr., USC
Versatile star can man up receivers while also tricking QBs on the blitz.
Andre Smith
OL: Andre Smith
Jr., Alabama
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.
Specialty Players
Louie Sakoda
K: Louie Sakoda
Sr., Utah
He made 21 of 23 field goals, including the game-winner against Oregon St.
Joe Burnett
RETURNS: Joe Burnett
Sr., UCF
He ranked 7th in kick-return average (28.7), 11th in punt returns (14.5).
Kevin Huber
P: Kevin Huber
He averaged 44.9 yards and pinned 21 of his 56 kicks inside the 20-yard line.
Jeremy Maclin
ALL-PURPOSE: Jeremy Maclin
So., Missouri
His 203.5 all-purpose yards per game (including 93.9 receiving) led America.
Second Team
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
Honorable Mention
QB: Chase Clement, Rice; Chase Daniel, Missouri; Nate Davis, Ball State; Max Hall, BYU; Graham Harrell, Texas Tech; David Johnson, Tulsa; Case Keenum, Houston; Kellen Moore, Boise State; Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State; Mark Sanchez, USC; Tim Tebow, Florida.

RB: Jahvid Best, Cal; Glen Coffee, Alabama; Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech; MiQuale Lewis, Ball State; Knowshon Moreno, Georgia; Javon Ringer, Michigan State; Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State; James Starks, Buffalo; Vai Taua, Nevada; Chris Wells, Ohio State.

WR: Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas; Kenny Britt, Rutgers; Eric Decker, Minnesota; Casey Fitzgerald, North Texas; Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati; A.J. Green, Georgia; Julio Jones, Alabama; Aldrick Robinson, SMU; Naaman Roosevelt, Buffalo; Jamarko Simmons, Western Michigan.

TE: James Casey, Rice; Chase Coffman, Missouri; Mark Hafner, Houston; Dennis Pitta, BYU; D.J. Williams, Arkansas; Eddie Williams, Idaho.

OL: Robert Conley, Utah; Jon Cooper, Oklahoma; Ray Feinga, BYU; Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech; Herman Johnson, LSU; Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas; Alex Mack, Cal; Eugene Monroe, Virginia; Russell Okung, Oklahoma State; Seth Olsen, Iowa; Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech.

DL: Connor Barwin, Cincinnati; Everette Brown, Florida State; Brandon Graham, Michigan; Phillip Hunt, Houston; Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech; Jammie Kirlew, Indiana; Paul Kruger, Utah; B.J. Raji, Boston College; Brandon Williams, Texas Tech; Corey Wootton, Northwestern.

LB: Nick Bellore, Central Michigan; Zack Follett, Cal; Mark Herzlich, Boston College; Frantz Joseph, Florida Atlantic; Sergio Kindle, Texas; Brit Miller, Illinois; Jason Phillips, TCU; Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina; Michael Tauiliili, Duke; Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri.

DB: Ahmad Black, Florida; Trimane Goddard, North Carolina; Michael Hamlin, Clemson; Darcel McBath, Texas Tech; Mike Mickens, Cincinnati; Nic Harris, Oklahoma; Derrick Richardson, New Mexico State; Kevin Sanders, UAB; Syd'Quan Thompson, Cal; Otis Wiley, Michigan State.

K: Josh Arauco, Arkansas State; Matt Bosher, Miami; Kai Forbath, UCLA; Matt Harmon, Navy; Ryan Harrison, Air Force; Conor Lee, Pittsburgh; Nathan Parseghian, Miami (OH).

P: Bryan Anger, Cal; Justin Brantly, Texas A&M; Matt Dodge, East Carolina; Rob Long, Syracuse; Tim Masthay, Kentucky; Pat McAfee, West Virginia; Jacob Richardson, Miami (OH).

RETURNS: Javier Arenas, Alabama; Antonio Brown, Central Michigan; Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State; Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State; Brandon James, Florida; Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech; Michael Thomas, Arizona.

ALL-PURPOSE: T.Y. Hilton, Florida International; DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma; Jordan Shipley, Texas; C.J. Spiller, Clemson; Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State; Derrick Williams, Penn State.

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