SI.com's 2010 Midseason All-Americas

SI.com's 2010 Midseason All-Americas
 
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Kellen Moore
Jr., Boise St.
Moore's been nearly perfect, throwing 16 TDs and just one pick during Boise's 6-0 start.
 
DE Da'Quan Bowers
Jr., Clemson
The 280-pounder leads the nation with nine sacks, including three in a win over Maryland.
 
 
 
RB LaMichael James
So., Oregon
The speedster has raced for 848 yards and nine touchdowns in the Ducks' first six games.
 
DT Drake Nevis
Sr., LSU
The overpowering senior forced two fumbles in undefeated LSU's last-second victory at Florida.
 
 
 
FB Owen Marecic
Jr., Stanford
Marecic's blocking has keyed Stanford's success, helping the Cardinal rush for 1,263 yards.
 
DT Nick Fairley
Jr., Auburn
Fairley has claimed weekly SEC honors three times and leads the league with 13.5 tackles for loss.
 
 
 
WR Justin Blackmon
So., Oklahoma State
The latest OK-State phenom has hauled in 12 touchdowns on the season, first in the FBS.
 
DE Vinny Curry
Jr., Marshall
Marshall's lone bright spot has eight sacks and one forced fumble during a 1-5 start.
 
 
 
WR Alshon Jeffery
So., South Carolina
The 6-4 wideout burned 'Bama for 127 yards and two scores in the Gamecocks' stunning upset.
 
LB Lavonte David
Jr., Nebraska
The high-impact transfer has amassed 70 tackles, including a whopping 16 against K-State.
 
 
 
TE Michael Egnew
Jr., Missouri
The physical playmaker has caught 49 balls for 437 yards in the explosive Tigers' offense.
 
LB Greg Jones
Sr., Michigan State
During a surprising 7-0 start, the Butkus Award hopeful has paced the Spartans with 60 tackles.
 
 
 
T Derek Sherrod
Sr., Mississippi State
With Sherrod paving the way, the Bulldogs have averaged 211 rushing yards per contest.
 
LB Luke Kuechly
So., Boston College
The sophomore sensation leads the nation with an astounding 13.67 tackles per game.
 
 
 
G John Moffitt
Sr., Wisconsin
The All-Big Ten guard anchors a line that's surrendered only seven sacks all season.
 
CB Patrick Peterson
Jr., LSU
An elite lockdown defender, Peterson has also excelled as a return man this season.
 
 
 
C Jordan Holmes
Sr., Oregon
Holmes and Oregon have only allowed two sacks this season, an average of .33 per game.
 
S Mark Barron
Jr., Alabama
The dynamic junior has two INTs, two forced fumbles and two sacks for the defending champs.
 
 
 
G Rodney Hudson
Sr., Florida State
He's on his way to becoming the first lineman in league history to earn All-ACC honors four times.
 
S Jeron Johnson
Sr., Boise State
Johnson fronts a secondary that has helped Boise produce the nation's No. 1 total defense.
 
 
 
T Marcus Cannon
Sr., TCU
The senior stalwart protects an offensive unit that's averaging a staggering 468 yards per game.
 
CB Cliff Harris
So., Oregon
The sneaky corner had two momentum-shifting picks in a comeback victory over Stanford.
 
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K Dan Bailey
Sr., Oklahoma State
The reliable senior is a cool 36-for-36 on PATs and 13-for-13 on field goal attempts.
 
KR Jonathan Warzeka
Jr., Air Force
The shifty junior has already amassed 369 return yards and a TD for the upstart Falcons.
 
 
 
P Kyle Martens
Jr., Rice
Martens is garnering Ray Guy Award hype by averaging a booming 47.9 yards per punt.
 
PR Shaky Smithson
Sr., Utah
The standout has added another element to Utah's arsenal, notching 555 punt return yards.
 
 
Second Team
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Cameron Newton, Jr., Auburn
 
DE J.J. Watt, Jr., Wisconsin
 
 
RB John Clay, Jr., Wisconsin
 
DT Sam Acho, Sr., Texas
 
 
RB Kendall Hunter, Sr., Oklahoma State
 
DT Brandon Bair, Sr., Oregon
 
 
WR Ryan Broyles, Jr., Oklahoma
 
DE Ryan Kerrigan, Sr., Purdue
 
 
WR Greg Salas, Sr., Hawaii
 
LB Mason Foster, Sr., Washington
 
 
TE Lance Kendricks, Sr., Wisconsin
 
LB Tanner Brock, So., TCU
 
 
T Gabe Carimi, Sr., Wisconsin
 
LB Manti Te'o, So., Notre Dame
 
 
G Caleb Schlauderaff, Sr., Utah
 
CB Greg Reid, So., Florida State
 
 
C Ryan Pugh, Sr., Auburn
 
S Ahmad Black, Sr., Florida
 
 
G Lane Taylor, So., Oklahoma State
 
S Eric Hagg, Sr., Nebraska
 
 
T Anthony Castonzo, Sr., Boston College
 
CB Jayron Hosley, So., Virginia Tech
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K Dan Conroy, So., Michigan State
 
KR Eric Williams, So., Ball State
 
 
P Aaron Bates, Sr., Michigan State
 
PR Cliff Harris, So., Oregon
 
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