Clowney named to coaches' All-America team

11/28/2012 10:33 AM

11/28/2012 10:50 AM

South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney and Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams and headline the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team announced Wednesday by the American Football Coaches Association.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.

Clowney leads the nation in tackles for loss with 21.5 this season, and is tied for first with 13 sacks. He is a finalist for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award.

Williams leads the nation in total receiving yards with 1,693, and averages 153.91 yards per game, which is also tops in the nation. He has 89 receptions and 12 touchdowns, and is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, as the nation’s best receiver.

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
WR Marqise Lee 6-0 195 So. USC Lane Kiffin Inglewood, Calif. (Serra)
WR Terrance Williams 6-2 205 Sr. Baylor Art Briles Dallas, Texas (W.T. White)
TE Zach Ertz 6-6 252 Sr. Stanford David Shaw Alamo, Calif. (Monte Visa)
OL Chance Warmack 6-3 320 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
OL Luke Joeckel 6-6 310 Jr. Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin Arlington, Texas (Arlington)
C Dalton Freeman 6-5 285 Sr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Pelion, S.C. (Pelion)
OL Jonathan Cooper 6-3 295 Sr. North Carolina Larry Fedora Wilmington, N.C. (Hoggard)
OL David Yankey 6-5 301 Jr. Stanford David Shaw Roswell, Ga. (Centennial)
QB Tajh Boyd 6-1 225 Jr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)
RB Kenjon Barner 5-11 192 Sr. Oregon Chip Kelly Riverside, Calif. (Notre Dame)
RB Montee Ball* 5-11 215 Sr. Wisconsin Bret Bielema Wentzville, Mo. (Timberland)
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
DL Jadeveon Clowney 6-6 256 So. South Carolina Steve Spurrier Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe)
DL Bjoern Werner 6-4 255 Jr. Florida St. Jimbo Fisher Berlin, Germany (Salisbury [Conn.])
DL Damontre Moore 6-4 250 Jr. Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett)
DL Will Sutton 6-1 267 Jr. Arizona St. Todd Graham Corona, Calif. (Centennial)
LB Manti Te’o 6-2 255 Sr. Notre Dame Brian Kelly Laie, Hawaii (Punahou)
LB Jarvis Jones* 6-3 241 Jr. Georgia Mark Richt Columbus, Ga. (Carver)
LB C.J. Mosley 6-2 232 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Theodore, Ala. (Theodore)
DB Eric Reid 6-2 212 Jr. LSU Les Miles Geismar, La. (Dutchtown)
DB Dee Milliner 6-1 199 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Millbrook, Ala. (Stanhope Elmore)
DB Jordan Poyer 6-0 190 Sr. Oregon St. Mike Riley Astoria, Ore. (Astoria)
DB Phillip Thomas 6-1 215 Sr. Fresno St. Tim DeRuyter Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield)
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
P Ryan Allen 6-2 215 Sr. Louisiana Tech Sonny Dykes Salem, Ore. (West Salem)
PK Quinn Sharp 6-1 205 Sr. Oklahoma St. Mike Gundy Mansfield, Texas (Summit)
AP Tavon Austin 5-9 171 Sr. West Virginia Dana Holgorsen Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar)
 

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