SI.com honors the best of the best with its 2014 All-America Team, headlined by Heisman Trophy-winner Marcus Mariota and runner up Melvin Gordon.

By SI.com Staff
December 15, 2014

With Heisman Trophy and plenty of other awards doled out, it's time to give a few more honors. SI.com released its midseason All-America Team in October, but much has changed since -- though a few familiar names remain, like that quarterback from Oregon. Now that the full regular season is in the books, here's the best of the best, the 2014 SI.com All-America Team.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the list isn't any particular name but rather the players' conference affiliations. The Pac-12 topped the SEC, and all other conferences with eight first-team selections, while the SEC added seven. The ACC contributed five members, while three came from the Big Ten, one from the Big 12 and two from Group of Five conferences. Alabama and Florida State tied for the most first-team selections with four each, followed by Oregon with three. Ohio State, the fourth playoff contender along with the Crimson Tide, Seminoles and Ducks, did not get a single player on the first team, though defensive end Joey Bosa earned a second-team selection

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Second Team

Offense

QB Trevone Boykin, Jr., TCU

RB Ameer Abdullah, Sr., Nebraska

RB Samaje Perine, Fr., Oklahoma

WR Jaelen Strong, Jr., Arizona State

WR Kevin White, Sr., West Virginia

TE Evan Engram, So., Ole Miss

OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Sr., Texas A&M

OG A.J. Cann, Sr., South Carolina

C Reese Dismukes, Sr., Auburn

OG Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech

OT La'el Collins, Sr., LSU

Defense

DE Joey Bosa, So., Ohio State

DT Leonard Williams, Jr., USC

DE Mario Edwards Jr., Jr., Florida State

LB Eric Striker, Jr., Oklahoma

LB Hau'oli Kikaha, Sr., Washington

LB Jordan Hicks, Sr., Texas

LB Paul Dawson, Sr., TCU

CB Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech

S Cody Prewitt, Sr., Ole Miss

S Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State

CB Vernon Hargreaves III, So., Florida

Special Teams

K Brad Craddock, Jr., Maryland

P Tom Hackett, Jr., Utah

R DeMornay Pierson-El, Fr., Nebraska

AP Tyler Boyd, So., Pittsburgh

Honorable Mention

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