Clowney named to AP All-American team

12/11/2012 12:38 PM

12/11/2012 1:03 PM

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been named to the first team of the Associated Press All-American team. Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pound sophomore from Rock Hill, finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting this past weekend. Clowney set schools records this season with 13 total sacks and 4.5 sacks in the game against Clemson. The complete team:




Quarterback – Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M.

Running backs – Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin; Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona.

Tackles – Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M; Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan.

Guards – Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama; Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina.

Center – Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama.

Tight end – Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford.

Receivers – Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California; Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor.

All-purpose player – Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia.

Kicker – Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane.


Ends – Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina; Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State.

Tackles – Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah; Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State.

Linebackers – Manti Te'o, senior, 6-2, 255, Notre Dame; Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama.

Cornerbacks – Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama; Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State.

Safeties – Phillip Thomas, senior, 6-1, 215, Fresno State; Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida.

Punter – Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech.



Quarterback – Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State.

Running backs – Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA.

Tackles – D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama; David Yankey, junior, Stanford.

Guards – Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska; Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor.

Center – Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson.

Tight end – Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame.

Receivers – Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech.

All-purpose player – Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois.

Kicker – Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State.


Ends – Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Tackles – Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State; Kawann Short, senior, Purdue.

Linebackers – Kevin Minter, junior, LSU; Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA; Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State.

Cornerbacks – Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State.

Safeties – Eric Reid, junior, LSU; Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma.

Punter – Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU.



Quarterback – A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama.

Running backs – Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada; Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina.

Tackles – Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M; Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan.

Guards – Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky; Xavier Su'a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA.

Center – Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame.

Tight end – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington.

Receivers – DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson; Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas.

All-purpose player – Dri Archer, junior, Kent State.

Kicker – Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida.

Ends – John Simon, senior, Ohio State; Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU.

Tackles – Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green.

Linebackers – Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers; Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU.

Cornerbacks – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon; Jason Verrett, junior, TCU.

Safeties – Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford; Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State.

Punter – Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida.


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