USC Gamecocks Football

Jeffery, Gilmore earn AP All-American honors

University of South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery makes a one-handed reception in the second quarter.
University of South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery makes a one-handed reception in the second quarter. The State

USC sophomore wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been named to the second team of the Associated Press All-America team.

Gamecocks sophomore defensive back Stephon Gilmore was named to the third team.

Clemson junior Da’Quan Bowers was voted to the first team at defensive end.

Meanwhile, No. 1 Auburn will have an All-American anchoring each side of the ball when the Tigers play for the national championship.

Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and defensive tackle Nick Fairley were voted to the team along with Oregon running back LaMichael James, who will face Auburn in the BCS title game in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 10.

AP All-America Team By The Associated Press



––– FIRST TEAM





OFFENSE



Quarterback – Cam Newton, junior, 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, Auburn.



Running backs – LaMichael James, sophomore, 5-9, 185, Oregon; Kendall Hunter, junior, 5-9, 200, Oklahoma State.



Tackles – Gabe Carimi, senior, 6-7, 327, Wisconsin; Nate Solder, senior, 6-9, 315, Colorado.



Guards – Rodney Hudson, senior, 6-2, 282, Florida State; John Moffitt, senior, 6-5, 323, Wisconsin.



Center – Chase Beeler, senior, 6-3, 285, Stanford.



Tight end – Michael Egnew, junior, 6-6, 235, Missouri.



Wide receivers – Justin Blackmon, sophomore, 6-1, 205, Oklahoma State; Ryan Broyles, junior, 5-11, 183, Oklahoma.



All-purpose player – Randall Cobb, junior, 5-11, 186, Kentucky.



Kicker – Alex Henery, senior, 6-2, 175, Nebraska.





DEFENSE



Ends – Da'Quan Bowers, junior, 6-4, 275, Clemson; Ryan Kerrigan, senior, 6-4, 263, Purdue.



Tackles – Nick Fairley, junior, 6-5, 298, Auburn; Stephen Paea, senior, 6-1, 311, Oregon State.



Linebackers – Luke Kuechly, sophomore, 6-3, 235, Boston College; Greg Jones, senior, 6-1, 240, Michigan State; Von Miller, senior, 6-3, 243, Texas A&M.



Cornerbacks – Patrick Peterson, junior, 6-1, 222, LSU; Prince Amukamara, senior, 6-1, 205, Nebraska.



Safeties – Tejay Johnson, senior, 6-1, 212, TCU; Quinton Carter, senior, 6-1, 200, Oklahoma.



Punter – Chas Henry, junior, 6-3, 222, Florida.





–––SECOND TEAM





OFFENSE



Quarterback – Andrew Luck, sophomore, Stanford.



Running backs – Jordan Todman, junior, Connecticut; Mikel Leshoure, junior, Illinois.



Tackles – Lee Ziemba, senior, Auburn; Derek Sherrod, senior, Mississippi State.



Guards – Stefen Wisniewski, senior, Penn State; Justin Boren, senior, Ohio State.



Center – Jake Kirkpatrick, senior, TCU.



Tight end – Lance Kendricks, senior, Wisconsin.



Wide receivers – Alshon Jeffrey, sophomore, South Carolina; Julio Jones, junior, Alabama.



All-purpose player – Damaris Johnson, junior, Tulsa.



Kicker – Dan Bailey, senior, Oklahoma State.





DEFENSE



Ends – J.J. Watt, junior, Wisconsin; Jeremy Beal, senior, Oklahoma.



Tackles – Drake Nevis, senior, LSU; Jared Crick, junior, Nebraska.



Linebackers – Tank Carder, junior, TCU; Justin Houston, junior, Georgia; Lavonte David, junior, Nebraska.



Cornerbacks – Jayron Hosley, sophomore, Virginia Tech; Cliff Harris, sophomore, Oregon.



Safeties – Mark Barron, junior, Alabama; Ahmad Black, senior, Florida.



Punter – Drew Butler, junior, Georgia.





–––THIRD TEAM





OFFENSE



Quarterback – Kellen Moore, junior, Boise State.



Running backs – Vai Taua, senior, Nevada; John Clay, junior, Wisconsin.



Tackles – Anthony Castonzo, senior, Boston College; Nate Potter, junior, Boise State.



Guards – Barrett Jones, sophomore, Alabama; Caleb, Schlauderaff, senior, Utah.



Center – Ryan Pugh, senior, Auburn.



Tight end – D.J. Williams, senior, Arkansas.



Wide receivers – Greg Salas, sophomore, Hawaii; Titus Young, senior, Boise State.



All-purpose player – Denard Robinson, sophomore, Michigan.



Kicker – Dannny Hrapmann, junior, Southern Mississippi.





DEFENSE



Ends – Adrian Clayborn, senior, Iowa; Sam Acho, senior, Texas.



Tackles – Billy Winn, junior, Boise State; Marcell Dareus, junior, Alabama.



Linebackers – Mason Foster, senior, Washington; Nate Irving, senior, North Carolina State; Akeem Ayers, junior, UCLA.



Cornerbacks – Reggie Rembert, senior, Air Force; Stephon Gilmore, sophomore, South Carolina.



Safeties – Rahim Moore, junior, UCLA; Eric Hagg, senior, Nebraska.



Punter – Kyle Martens, junior, Rice.



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