College Football 2012 All-American and All-Conference Teams

Danny Flynn@FlynnceptionSenior Analyst INovember 27, 2012

College Football 2012 All-American and All-Conference Teams

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    The 2012 college football regular season is now in its final weekend. Looking back on the last 13 weeks, there were many outstanding individual performances that will be remembered for years to come. 

    We watched as young breakout stars such as Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard and Georgia RB Todd Gurley all became household names.

    We also witnessed plenty of other stellar performances from high-profile players such as Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o, Kansas State QB Collin Klein, USC WR Marqise Lee and Georgia LB Jarvis Jones. 

    There was a ton of great talent on display in 2012, and there were a lot of superior individual performances that deserve appreciation and recognition. 

    Here's a look at the best of the best. It's college football's 2012 All-American and All-Conference teams. 

All-American 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: WR Marqise Lee, USC

    QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    RB: Kenjon Barner, Oregon

    RB: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

    WR: Marqise Lee, USC

    WR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia

    TE: Zach Ertz, Stanford

    OL: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

    OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan

    OL: Barrett Jones, Alabama

    OL: Chance Warmack, Alabama

    OL: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

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    Johnny Manziel, also known as "Johnny Football," has helped completely reshape the national perception of the Texas A&M football program with his incredible first season as a starter. Manziel has torched opposing defenses, using both his arm and his legs. He's thrown for more than 3,400 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 19 touchdowns, as he's led the Aggies to a 10-2 record. 

    The explosive 6'1'', 200-pound dual-threat signal-caller plays the game in a similar fashion to last year's Heisman winner Robert Griffin III. Manziel's highlight-filled performance in an upset win over Alabama ensured him the Heisman Trophy just as RG3's performance against Oklahoma ensured him the award in 2011. 

RB: Kenjon Barner, Oregon

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    Oregon's offense has yet again been one of the most explosive in college football. The Ducks rank second in the nation in scoring offense and fourth in total offense, averaging 50 points and 550 yards per game. They also rank fourth in rushing offense, averaging 343 yards on the ground due in large part to RB Kenjon Barner. 

    Barner had to wait in LaMichael James' shadow for three years, but he's finally flourishing as the main rushing threat in Eugene now that he's the full-time starter. The 5'10'', 190-pound senior has shown that he's the perfect type of back for Oregon's spread system. He's rushed for 1,624 yards and 21 touchdowns.

    LaMichael who?

RB: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

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    Giovani Bernard ranks first in the nation with an average of 171 total yards from scrimmage per game. Bernard is not only a highly productive playmaker for the North Carolina offense, he's also one of the most electric and exciting players in college football. 

    The 5'10'', 205-pound redshirt sophomore now appears to be fully recovered from the knee injury that shelved him for his entire first season. Bernard displays the rare burst and home-run-hitting ability of which we haven't seen in a college running back since Reggie Bush was at USC. 

WR: Marqise Lee, USC

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    USC didn't come close to living up to preseason expectations, going just 7-5 after starting the year ranked in the top three. As a team, the Trojans may not have been nearly as good as advertised, but one player who certainly lived up to the hype was WR Marqise Lee. 

    Lee proved he was the best receiver and the best offensive player in college football with an unbelievable 2012 campaign. The sophomore star leads the nation with 112 catches for 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns.

    If he was eligible for the 2013 NFL draft, Lee would likely be the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick.  

WR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia

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    It was hard to imagine Tavon Austin topping his incredibly productive 2011 season, in which he totaled 2,574 all-purpose yards, which was the most of any player in the country. However, Austin's already totaled 2,580 all-purpose yards in 2012, and he still has two games to play. 

    A dynamic and versatile weapon, Austin can do serious damage as a receiver, returner or runner out of the backfield. Austin is the type of special and dynamic player who deserves as many touches as possible every single game. He's a true game-breaking threat. 

TE: Zach Ertz, Stanford

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    Stanford may have lost Coby Fleener, the first tight end selected in the 2012 NFL draft. But it didn't seem to matter since Zach Ertz became a go-to receiving target this season. Ertz led the Cardinal with 63 catches for 818 yards and six touchdowns, including a game-winner against Oregon State. 

    The highly athletic junior is a natural receiver who can create huge matchup problems for any defense because of his unique size-speed combination. If Ertz declares for the 2013 NFL draft, there's a good chance that he'll follow in Fleener's footsteps and be the first tight end taken. 

OL: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

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    Luke Joeckel has been the leader of the Texas A&M's offensive line since he arrived on campus as a highly touted high school recruit in 2010. Joeckel has always been a steady and reliable blindside protector during his time in College Station. However, this season, he took his game to the next level. 

    The 6'6'', 310-pound junior proved that he could handle SEC competition without a problem, as he flourished against some of the best defensive linemen that college football had to offer.

    Joeckel not only dominated almost every defender he faced, he also showed NFL scouts that he has the physical tools you look for in a legitimate franchise offensive tackle prospect. 

OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan

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    Michigan's offense should have been a lot more productive in 2012 than it was. Still, even though the unit didn't impress as expected, there was one Wolverine offensive player, OT Taylor Lewan, who played at a high level all season long. 

    Lewan proved that he deserved the lofty comparisons to former Michigan standout tackle Jake Long by putting together another spectacular season. The 6'8'', 309-pound junior showed rare physical gifts and natural skills for a player his size. He displayed the talent to potentially become a top-five pick in the 2013 NFL draft. 

OL: Barrett Jones, Alabama

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    Most offensive linemen spend their college career focusing on mastering one specific position, but that certainly hasn't been the case for Barrett Jones at Alabama. He has lined up all over the line, starting at guard, moving to tackle last season and ending up at center.

    The defending Outland Trophy winner has looked like a natural at his new position. This season, he's shown the same type of power, tenacity, intelligence and fundamentally sound technique that helped him succeed at guard and tackle in years past.

    Jones has been an invaluable core piece of Alabama's offense for the past four years. It's not easy to put into words just how important he's been to the team's success. 

OL: Chance Warmack, Alabama

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    Alabama is lucky to have not one, but two of the premier lineman in college football. Barrett Jones may be the undisputed leader of the Tide's front five, but you can easily make the argument that the most skilled blocker is Chance Warmack. 

    Warmack is a powerful 6'4'', 320-pound mauler who absolutely loves to push around and bully opposing defenders in the interior. Not only does the supremely talented senior deserve All-American consideration, he also deserves to be the first guard selected and a top-20 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. 

OL: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

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    North Carolina had one of the most underrated offensive lines in the country this season. It allowed just 11 sacks and paved the way for Giovani Bernard and company to rush for 193 yards per game. The leader in the trenches was veteran offensive guard Jonathan Cooper. 

    He has been a standout since he made his debut as a freshman in 2009, and he managed to put together his strongest season as a senior. The four-year starter proved that he can dominate as both a run-blocker and pass-blocker, as he helped Bernard and QB Bryn Renner have huge seasons. 

All-American 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

    DL: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

    DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

    DL: Bjoern Werner, Florida State

    DL: Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

    LB: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

    LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia

    LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama 

    DB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State

    DB: Dee Milliner, Alabama

    DB: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

    DB: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

DL: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

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    When the new Texas A&M coaching staff decided to switch the defense from a 3-4 front to a 4-3, Damontre Moore was forced to make the switch from his hybrid "Joker" outside linebacker position to a true hand-in-the-ground defensive end. Moore didn't seem to have too much trouble handling the transition, though.

    The explosive edge-rusher is tied for third in the nation with 12.5 sacks and tied for second with 20 tackles for loss. Moore has been a true pass-rushing star in his first season in the SEC. He's proved that he's one of the top defensive difference-makers in the country. 

DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

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    Jadeveon Clowney arrived at South Carolina last year as arguably the most hyped high school football recruit of all time. After showing that he could handle the high expectations with a strong debut campaign in 2011, Clowney this season developed into the pass-rushing phenom that many were expecting him to become.

    The star sophomore defensive end has been a nightmare to try to block, as he's embarrassed plenty of offensive tackles, including some of the best lineman in the SEC. Clowney has totaled 13 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 2012. He's shown that he was worth every bit of praise that was bestowed upon him when he was a highly touted high school senior. 

    It's a shame Clowney won't be eligible for the 2013 NFL draft, because there are a bunch of pro teams that would absolutely love to have his services. 

DL: Bjoern Werner, Florida State

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    Florida State lost DE Brandon Jenkins, one of the best defenders in the ACC, to a foot injury after just one game. Luckily for the Seminoles, they had another budding star pass-rusher in Bjoern Werner. The German native stepped up and became a leader and a true dominant force in 2012. 

    Werner has totaled 13 sacks and 18 tackles for loss, and he's played a vital role for a Florida State defense that ranks in the top 10 nationally in total defense and scoring defense. The J.J. Watt clone can shed blocks, knock down passes, chase down ball-carriers and, most importantly, get to the quarterback on a regular basis. 

DL: Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

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    Missouri definitely didn't look ready for SEC-caliber competition in 2012. But one Tiger who certainly did look ready for the new league is DT Sheldon Richardson. Following a solid debut season in 2011, many expected the former coveted high school recruit from St. Louis to deliver a true breakout season in 2012. 

    Richardson did just that. The powerful and agile junior tackle has piled up a whopping 75 tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss and 39 solo stops. He's also racked up four sacks and seven quarterback hurries, and he's forced three fumbles. 

    He was definitely worth the two-year wait. 

LB: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

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    No one could have blamed Manti Te'o for leaving Notre Dame after his junior year and entering the 2012 NFL draft. Te'o was a guaranteed first-round pick and the Irish were coming off consecutive mediocre eight-win seasons. However, the former 5-star recruit from Hawaii instead showed his loyalty to his school by choosing to return for his senior season and handle some unfinished business. 

    It's turned out to be one of the best decisions Te'o has ever made. The intimidating inside linebacker has once again been the heart and soul of a Notre Dame defense that has been one of the top units in the country. The Irish rank second in the nation in scoring defense and sixth in total defense, allowing just 10 points and 286 yards per game. 

    Te'o has racked up more than 100 tackles for the third straight year. He's made the type of impact and put together the kind of season that's worthy of Heisman consideration. 

LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia

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    Last year, Jarvis Jones made a huge statement to the SEC with his sensational sophomore performance. The former USC transfer led the conference with 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in his first season in the league. Jones has managed to match his level of play from 2011 and put together another outstanding performance in 2012. 

    The 6'3'', 241-pound junior has once again been a perfect fit on the edge of Georgia's 3-4 defense. Even though he's only played in 10 games, Jones has made 71 tackles, including 44 solo stops and 19.5 tackles for loss, and he's also notched 10.5 sacks, 17 quarterback hurries, forced six fumbles and picked off a pass. 

    The physical, instinctive and highly productive pass-rushing terror definitely has the look of a future top-10 NFL draft pick. 

LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama

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    Alabama had to replace many of the key veterans from a defense that last year was one of the most talented units in college football history. The Tide needed a veteran leader to emerge and become the centerpiece of the defense in 2012, and LB C.J. Mosley has done just that. 

    After two years of showing glimpses of his enormous potential, Mosley finally put it all together this year. The junior inside 'backer made a team-high 92 tackles, including 56 solo stops, and he's also notched four sacks, picked off two passes and forced a fumble. 

    Mosley has been the clear MVP of a Tide defense that ranks first in the nation in total defense and scoring defense. 

DB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State

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    Bradley Roby may not have created nearly the media frenzy this year as former LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu did last year. However, he put together a 2012 campaign that was arguably as impressive as the Honey Badger's in 2011. 

    Roby finished with 62 tackles, including 40 solo stops, two interceptions and 17 pass breakups. Plus, he managed to score a touchdown in three ways (punt block return, fumble return and interception return). 

    The talented redshirt sophomore will have to think long and hard about making the jump to the NFL. But if he does ultimately decide to come back, Roby will likely enter the 2013 season as the most talked-about cornerback in college football. 

DB: Dee Milliner, Alabama

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    Dee Milliner had to spend his first two seasons at Alabama learning from older cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick and DeQuan Menzie. With Kirkpatrick and Menzie both out of the picture this season, Milliner has made the most of the opportunity to be the featured player in the Alabama secondary.

    The former 5-star recruit has put together a true breakout junior season. Milliner has made 47 tackles, including 30 solo stops, picked off two passes and broken up another 16 throws. Following such a tremendous season, Milliner now has a great shot to be the first defensive back taken in the 2013 NFL draft. 

    The 6'1'', 199-pound junior has all the traits you look for in an elite corner—size, speed, ball skills, coverage ability, recognition skills and toughness.

DB: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

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    Jordan Poyer quietly put together a terrific junior season in 2011, earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors. But since Oregon State was just 3-9, Poyer didn't receive all that much national attention. However, that's changed now that the Beavers have made a dramatic improvement in 2012 and won eight games. 

    The college football world has started to take notice of Poyer's accomplishments and he's finally getting the level of respect he deserves. This season, the senior cover man has been one of the Pac-12's top defenders. In 10 games, he has six interceptions, six pass breakups and 43 tackles. 

    Even though opposing quarterbacks have tried to avoid throwing in his direction, Poyer has still found a way to make a huge impact for the Oregon State defense this season. 

DB: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

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    Oklahoma's high-powered offense gets most of the credit for the team's success. However, if it wasn't for defensive stars like safety Tony Jefferson, there's no way the Sooners would have won nine games this season. Jefferson has been a key leader for the Oklahoma defense since breaking into the starting lineup as a freshman in 2010.

    He's had his best season of his career this year. The 5'11'', 212-pound junior leads the team with 105 tackles, including 76 solo stops, and he's also picked off two passes and broken up another two throws. Jefferson is truly the complete package. He possesses all the physical skills and natural instincts you look for in a standout safety. 

    He's undoubtedly the best defensive back that Oklahoma has had since Roy Williams left Norman after the 2001 season. 

Kicker: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

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    Dustin Hopkins has managed to be even more accurate in 2012 than he was last season, when he nailed 22-of-27 field-goal attempts. This year, Hopkins has knocked through 24-of-28, including six from beyond 40 yards and five from beyond 50 yards. 

    The standout senior has shown the type of consistency, accuracy, leg strength, polish and overall unflappability that you don't often see from a college kicker. 

Punter: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

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    Quinn Sharp has proved once again this season that he's one of the most dangerous and versatile special teams' weapons in college football. Sharp has pulled double duty for the Cowboys, handling field-goal kicking and punting. 

    Not only has the senior impressed as a kicker, making 23-of-29 attempts, he's also showed that he has the leg power to boom punts on a consistent basis. Sharp has averaged 46.2 yards on 37 punts, which ranks fifth in the country. He's also shown a knack for pinning opponents deep in their own territory. 

Returner: Duke Johnson, Miami

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    Duke Johnson made a huge instant impact on the Miami offense in his freshman season, rushing for 947 yards, catching 27 passes and accounting for 11 offensive touchdowns. Not only was he a dangerous offensive playmaker, Johnson also gave the Hurricanes a big boost in the return game.

    The Miami native gave his hometown fans a lot to cheer about pretty much every time he got the ball in his hands. Johnson averaged an outstanding 32 yards per kickoff return, and he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

All-American 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Collin Klein, Kansas State

    RB: Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona

    RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia

    WR: Terrance Williams, Baylor

    WR: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia

    TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

    OL: Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

    OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

    OL: Kyle Long, Oregon

    OL: Brian Winters, Kent State

    OL: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

All-American 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Star Lotulelei, Utah

    DL: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

    DL: John Simon, Ohio State

    DL: Devonte Fields, TCU

    LB: Arthur Brown, Kansas State

    LB: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

    LB: Kevin Minter, LSU

    DB: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

    DB: Jason Verrett, TCU

    DB: Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

    DB: Logan Ryan, Rutgers

All-American Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State

    RB: Dri Archer, Kent State

    WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

    TE: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

    OL: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

    DL: Jamie Collins, Southern Miss

    LB: Phillip Steward, Houston

    DB: Will Davis, Utah State

    P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

    K: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

    R: Duke Johnson, Miami

ACC 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

    QB: EJ Manuel, Florida State

    RB: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

    RB: Andre Ellington, Clemson

    WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

    WR: Conner Vernon, Duke

    TE: Brandon Ford, Clemson

    OL: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

    OL: Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech

    OL: Oday Aboushi, Virginia

    OL: Dalton Freeman, Clemson

    OL: Morgan Moses, Virginia

ACC 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State

    DL: Bjoern Werner, Florida State

    DL: Tank Carradine, Florida State

    DL: Sylvester Williams, North Carolina 

    DL: Joe Vellano, Maryland

    LB: Steve Greer, Virginia

    LB: Kevin Reddick, North Carolina

    LB: Nick Clancy, Boston College

    DB: Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

    DB: David Amerson, N.C. State

    DB: Tre Boston, North Carolina

    DB: Rashard Hall, Clemson

ACC 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Tajh Boyd, Clemson

    RB: Duke Johnson, Miami

    RB: Chris Thompson, Florida State

    WR: Marcus Davis, Virginia Tech

    WR: Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest

    TE: Eric Ebron, North Carolina

    OL: James Hurst, North Carolina

    OL: Brandon Thomas, Clemson

    OL: John Wetzel, Boston College

    OL: Brandon Linder, Miami

    OL: Will Jackson, Georgia Tech

ACC 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Darryl Cato-Bishop, N.C. State

    DL: James Gayle, Virginia Tech

    DL: Kareem Martin, North Carolina

    DL: Tim Jernigan, Florida State

    LB: Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland

    LB: Christian Jones, Florida State

    LB: Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech

    DB: Ross Cockrell, Duke

    DB: Brandon Bishop, N.C. State

    DB: Tim Scott, North Carolina

    DB: Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

ACC Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Mike Glennon, N.C. State

    RB: Kevin Parks, Virginia

    WR: Alex Amidon, Boston College

    TE: Jake McGee, Virginia

    OL: Travis Bond, North Carolina

    DL: Kenny Anunike, Duke

    LB: Justin Jackson, Wake Forest

    DB: Demetrious Nicholson, Virginia

    P: Will Monday, Duke

    K: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

    R: Duke Johnson, Miami

Big 12 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: Collin Klein, Kansas State

    QB: Collin Klein, Kansas State

    RB: Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State

    RB: John Hubert, Kansas State

    WR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia

    WR: Terrance Williams, Baylor

    TE: Blake Jackson, Oklahoma State

    OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

    OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor

    OL: Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

    OL: Blaize Foltz, TCU

    OL: LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

Big 12 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State

    DL: Devonte Fields, TCU

    DL: Alex Okafor, Texas

    DL: Meshak Williams, Kansas State

    DL: Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech

    LB: Arthur Brown, Kansas State

    LB: A.J. Klein, Iowa State

    LB: Steve Edmond, Texas

    DB: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

    DB: Jason Verrett, TCU

    DB: Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

    DB: Nigel Malone, Kansas State

Big 12 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Geno Smith, West Virginia

    RB: Damien Williams, Oklahoma

    RB: James Sims, Kansas

    WR: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia

    WR: Kenny Stills, Oklahoma

    TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

    OL: Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas

    OL: Mason Walters, Texas

    OL: Joe Madsen, West Virginia

    OL: Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State

    OL: B.J. Finney, Kansas State

Big 12 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

    DL: Jamarkus McFarland, Oklahoma

    DL: Adam Davis, Kansas State

    DL: Dartwan Bush, Texas Tech

    LB: Jake Knott, Iowa State

    LB: Isaiah Bruce, West Virginia

    LB: Bryce Hager, Baylor

    DB: Quandre Diggs, Texas

    DB: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma

    DB: Karl Joseph, West Virginia

    DB: Eugene Neboh, Texas Tech

Big 12 Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Landry Jones, Oklahoma

    RB: Joe Bergeron, Texas

    WR: Josh Boyce, TCU

    TE: Travis Tannahill, Kansas State

    OL: Bronson Irwin, Oklahoma

    DL: Stansly Maponga, TCU

    LB: Ben Heeney, Kansas

    DB: Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State

    P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

    K: Anthony Cantele, Kansas State

    R: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

Big East 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: RB Jawan Jamison, Rutgers

    : Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

    RB: Jawan Jamison, Rutgers

    RB: Ray Graham, Pittsburgh

    WR: Alec Lemon, Syracuse

    WR: Devin Street, Pittsburgh

    TE: Ryan Griffin, Connecticut

    OL: Mario Benavides, Louisville

    OL: Antwan Lowery, Rutgers

    OL: Zack Chibane, Syracuse

    OL: Mark Popek, South Florida

    OL: Austen Bujnoch, Cincinnati

Big East 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

    DL: Trevardo Williams, Connecticut

    DL: Aaron Donald Pittsburgh

    DL: Brandon Sharp, Syracuse

    DL: Scott Vallone, Rutgers

    LB: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

    LB: Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut

    LB: Greg Blair, Cincinnati

    DB: Logan Ryan, Rutgers

    DB: Camerron Cheatham, Cincinnati

    DB: Jason Hendricks, Pittsburgh

    DB: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut

Big East 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

    RB: George Winn, Cincinnati

    RB: Montel Harris, Temple

    WR: Marcus Sales, Syracuse

    WR: Brandon Coleman, Rutgers

    TE: Travis Kelce, Cincinnati

    OL: Chris Jacobson, Pittsburgh

    OL: Sean Boyle, Temple

    OL: Alex Kupper, Louisville

    OL: Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers

    OL: Macky MacPherson, Syracuse

Big East 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Cory Grissom, South Florida

    DL: Walter Stewart, Cincinnati

    DL: John Youboty, Temple

    DL: Tevin Mims, South Florida

    LB: Sio Moore, Connecticut

    LB: Nate D. Smith, Temple

    LB: Marquis Spruill, Syracuse

    DB: Brandon Jones, Rutgers

    DB: Adrian Bushell, Louisville

    DB: Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut

    DB: Calvin Pryor, Louisville

Big East Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Tino Sunseri, Pittsburgh

    RB: Senorise Perry, Louisville

    WR: Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh

    TE: Beckett Wales, Syracuse

    OL: Jake Smith, Louisville

    DL: Ryan Wirth, Connecticut

    LB: DeDe Lattimore, South Florida

    DB: Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

    K: Maikon Bonani, South Florida

    P: Brandon McManus, Temple

    R: Nick Williams, Connecticut

Big Ten 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State

    QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State

    : Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State

    : Montee Ball, Wisconsin

    : Allen Robinson, Penn State

    : Kenny Bell, Nebraska

    : Dion Sims, Michigan State

    : Taylor Lewan, Michigan

    : Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

    : Reid Fragel, Ohio State

    : Spencer Long, Nebraska

    : Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern

Big Ten 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State

    DL: John Simon, Ohio State

    DL: Kawann Short, Purdue

    DL: Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

    DL: Eric Martin, Nebraska

    LB: Jake Ryan, Michigan

    LB: Anthony Hitchens, Iowa

    LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    DB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State

    DB: Josh Johnson, Purdue

    DB: Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State

    DB: Devin Smith, Wisconsin

Big Ten 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

    RB: Venric Mark, Northwestern

    RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

    WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin

    WR: Antavian Edison, Purdue

    TE: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa

    OL: Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

    OL: James Ferentz, Iowa

    OL: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State

    OL: Chris McDonald, Michigan State

    OL: Hugh Thornton, Illinois 

Big Ten 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota

    DL: Ethan Hemer, Wisconsin

    DL: William Gholston, Michigan State

    DL: Tyler Scott, Northwestern

    LB: Mike Taylor, Wisconsin

    LB: Max Bullough, Michigan State

    LB: Michael Mauti, Penn State

    DB: Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern

    DB: Jordan Kovacs, Michigan

    DB: Micah Hyde, Iowa

    DB: Christian Bryant, Ohio State

Big Ten Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Matt McGloin, Penn State

    RB: Mark Weisman, Iowa

    WR: Shane Wynn, Indiana

    TE: Kyle Carter, Penn State

    OL: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

    DL: D.L. Wilhite, Minnesota

    LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin

    DB: Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota

    K: Jeff Budzien, Northwestern

    P: Mike Sadler, Michigan State

    R: Jordan Cotton, Iowa

Pac-12 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: WR Marqise Lee, USC

    QB: Marcus Mariota, Oregon

    RB: Kenjon Barner, Oregon

    RB: Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona

    WR: Marqise Lee, USC

    WR: Markus Wheaton, Oregon State

    TE: Zach Ertz, Stanford

    OL: Kyle Long, Oregon

    OL: Khaled Holmes, USC

    OL: Cameron Fleming, Stanford

    OL: Kyle Quinn, Arizona

    OL: Tyler Johnstone, Oregon

Pac-12 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

    DL: Star Lotulelei, Utah

    DL: Scott Crichton, Oregon State

    DL: Dion Jordan, Oregon

    DL: Morgan Breslin, USC

    LB: Anthony Barr, UCLA

    LB: Brandon Magee, Arizona State

    LB: Jake Fischer, Arizona

    DB: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

    DB: Terrance Mitchell, Oregon

    DB: T.J. McDonald, USC

    DB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

Pac-12 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Brett Hundley, UCLA

    RB: Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

    RB: Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

    WR: Austin Hill, Arizona

    WR: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

    TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

    OL: David Bakhtiari, Colorado

    OL: Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA

    OL: Tevita Stevens, Utah

    OL: Jake Fisher, Oregon

    OL: David Yankey, Stanford

Pac-12 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Will Sutton, Arizona State

    DL: Datone Jones, UCLA

    DL: Travis Long, Washington State

    DL: Ben Gardner, Stanford

    LB: Kiko Alonso, Oregon 

    LB: Dion Bailey, USC

    LB: Eric Kendricks, UCLA

    DB: Nickell Robey, USC

    DB: Tevin McDonald, UCLA

    DB: Steve Williams, California

    DB: Deone Bucannon, Washington State

Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Matt Barkley, USC

    RB: Bishop Sankey, Washington

    WR: Robert Woods, USC

    TE: Joseph Fauria, UCLA

    OL: Drew Schaefer, Washington

    DL: Leonard Williams, USC

    LB: Marquis Flowers, Arizona

    DB: Josh Hill, California

    K: Trevor Romaine, Oregon State

    P: Josh Hubner, Arizona State

    R: De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon

SEC 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia

    RB: Eddie Lacy, Alabama

    WR: Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas

    WR: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

    TE: Jordan Reed, Florida

    OL: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

    OL: Barrett Jones, Alabama

    OL: Chance Warmack, Alabama

    OL: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

    OL: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

SEC 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

    DL: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

    DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

    DL: Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

    DL: Sam Montgomery, LSU

    LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia

    LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama

    LB: Kevin Minter, LSU

    DB: Dee Milliner, Alabama

    DB: Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

    DB: Eric Reid, LSU

    DB: Matt Elam, Florida

SEC 2nd-Team Offense

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    QB: Aaron Murray, Georgia

    RB: Mike Gillislee, Florida

    RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

    WR: Justin Hunter, Tennessee

    WR: Mike Evans, Texas A&M

    TE: Mychal Rivera, Tennessee

    OL: D.J. Fluker, Alabama

    OL: Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

    OL: Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

    OL: Larry Warford, Kentucky

    OL: T.J. Johnson, South Carolina

SEC 2nd-Team Defense

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    DL: Barkevious Mingo, LSU

    DL: John Jenkins, Georgia 

    DL: Sharrif Floyd, Florida

    DL: Corey Lemonier, Auburn

    LB: Shaq Wilson, South Carolina

    LB: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

    LB: Alec Ogletree, Georgia

    DB: D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

    DB: Darius Slay, Mississippi State

    DB: Tharold Simon, LSU

    DB: E.J. Gaines, Missouri

SEC Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: AJ McCarron, Alabama

    RB: LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State

    WR: Ryan Swope, Texas A&M

    TE: Rory Anderson, South Carolina

    OL: Chris Burnette, Georgia

    DL: Chris Smith, Arkansas

    LB: Daren Bates, Auburn

    DB: Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M

    K: Caleb Sturgis, Florida

    P: Brad Wing, LSU

    R: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

Conference USA 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: RB Latavius Murray, UCF

    QB: Rakeem Cato, Marshall

    RB: Latavius Murray, UCF

    RB: Charles Sims, Houston

    WR: Tommy Shuler, Marshall

    WR: Justin Hardy, East Carolina

    TE: Gator Hoskins, Marshall

    OL: Theo Goins, UCF

    OL: Trent Dupy, Tulsa

    OL: Blake McJunkin, SMU

    OL: Will Simmons, East Carolina

    OL: Jacolby Ashworth, Houston

Conference USA 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: DE Jamie Collins, Southern Miss

    DL: Jamie Collins, Southern Miss

    DL: Troy Davis, UCF

    DL: Margus Hunt, SMU

    DL: Martin Ifedi, Memphis

    LB: Phillip Steward, Houston

    LB: Taylor Reed, SMU

    LB: Derrick Matthews, Houston

    DB: Kemal Ishmael, Central Florida

    DB: Phillip Gaines, Rice

    DB: Dexter McCoil, Tulsa

    DB: D.J. Hayden, Houston

Conference USA Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Shane Carden, East Carolina

    RB: Zach Line, SMU

    WR: Aaron Dobson, Marshall

    TE: Kennard Backman, UAB

    OL: Brian DeShane, Tulsa

    DL: Cody Bauer, Rice

    LB: DeAundre Brown, Tulsa

    DB: A.J. Bouye, UCF

    K: Cairo Santos, Tulane

    P: Richie Leone, Houston

    R: Quincy McDuffie, UCF

Independents 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: WR Cody Hoffman, BYU

    QB: Everett Golson, Notre Dame

    RB: Cierre Wood, Notre Dame

    RB: Raymond Maples, Army

    WR: Cody Hoffman, BYU

    WR: T.J. Jones, Notre Dame

    TE: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

    OL: Zack Martin, Notre Dame

    OL: Braden Brown, BYU

    OL: Braxston Cave, Notre Dame

    OL: Braden Hansen, BYU

    OL: Chris Watt, Notre Dame

Independents 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

    DL: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

    DL: Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

    DL: Louis Nix, Notre Dame

    DL: Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame

    LB: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

    LB: Kyle Van Noy, BYU

    LB: Geoffrey Bacon, Army

    DB: Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

    DB: Jordan Johnson, BYU

    DB: Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame

    DB: Daniel Sorensen, BYU

Independents Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Keenan Reynolds, Navy

    RB: Theo Riddick, Notre Dame

    WR: Ross Apo, BYU

    TE: Kaneakua Friel, BYU

    OL: Josh Cabral, Navy

    DL: Sheldon Day, Notre Dame

    LB: Prince Shembo, Notre Dame

    DB: Tra’ves Bush, Navy

    K: Kyle Brindza, Notre Dame

    P: Riley Stephenson, BYU

    R: George Atkinson III, Notre Dame

MAC 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: RB Dri Archer, Kent State

    QB: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

    RB: Dri Archer, Kent State

    RB: Beau Blankenship, Ohio  

    WR: Nick Harwell, Miami (Ohio)

    WR: Martel Moore, Northern Illinois

    TE: Zane Fakes, Ball State

    OL: Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

    OL: Brian Winters, Kent State

    OL: Zac Kerin, Toledo

    OL: Eric Herman, Ohio

    OL: Dann O’Neill, Western Michigan

MAC 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: DT Chris Jones, Bowling Green 

    DL: Chris Jones, Bowling Green

    DL: Roosevelt Nix, Kent State

    DL: Jonathan Newsome, Ball State

    DL: Sean Progar, Northern Illinois

    LB: Khalil Mack, Buffalo

    LB: Dan Molls, Toledo

    LB: Travis Freeman, Ball State

    DB: Johnnie Simon, Western Michigan

    DB: Jermaine Robinson, Toledo

    DB: Dayonne Nunley, Miami (Ohio)

    DB: Jahleel Addae, Central Michigan

MAC Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)

    RB: Zurlon Tipton, Central Michigan

    WR: Willie Snead, Ball State

    TE: Garrett Hoskins, Eastern Michigan

    OL: Andrew Sorgatz, Eastern Michigan

    DL: Freddie Bishop, Western Michigan

    LB: Chris Wade, Miami (Ohio)

    DB: Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois

    K: Steven Schott, Ball State

    P: Brian Schmiedebusch, Bowling Green

    R: Bernard Reedy, Toledo

Mountain West 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: WR Davante Adams, Fresno State

    QB: Derek Carr, Fresno State

    RB: Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada

    RB: Cody Getz, Air Force

    WR: Davante Adams, Fresno State

    WR: Brandon Wimberly, Nevada

    TE: Gavin Escobar, San Diego State

    OL: Chris Barker, Nevada

    OL: Austin Wentworth, Fresno State

    OL: Weston Richburg, Colorado State

    OL: Jeff Nady, Nevada

    OL: Charles Leno, Boise State

Mountain West 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: SS Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

    DL: Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State

    DL: Jacori Greer, New Mexico

    DL: Brock Hekking, Nevada

    DL: Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State

    LB: Jake Fely, San Diego State

    LB: J.C. Percy, Boise State

    LB: Cory James, Colorado State

    DB: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

    DB: Duke Williams, Nevada

    DB: Leon McFadden, San Diego State

    DB: Jamar Taylor, Boise State

Mountain West Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Brett Smith, Wyoming

    RB: Robbie Rouse, Fresno State

    WR: Chris McNeill, Wyoming

    TE: Zach Sudfeld, Nevada

    OL: Nick Carlson, Wyoming

    DL: Samuel Ukwuachu, Boise State

    LB: Dallas Bollema, New Mexico

    DB: Khalid Wooten, Nevada

    K: Nolan Kohorst, UNLV

    P: Pete Kontodiakos, Colorado State

    R: Mike Edwards, Hawaii

Sun Belt 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: QB Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State

    : Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State

    : Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky

    : David Oku, Arkansas State

    : Brent Leonard, Louisiana-Monroe

    : J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

    : Jack Doyle, Western Kentucky

    : Jaron Odom, Louisiana-Lafayette

    : Sean Conway, Western Kentucky

    : Jonathan Gill, Louisiana-Monroe

    : Caylin Hauptmann, FIU

    : Zack McKnight, Arkansas State

Sun Belt 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: DE Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky

    DL: Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky

    DL: Tourek Williams, FIU

    DL: Alex Page, South Alabama

    DL: Justin Hamilton, Louisiana-Lafayette

    LB: Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky

    LB: Zachary Orr, North Texas

    LB: Jake Johnson, South Alabama 

    DB: Jonathan Cyprien, FIU

    DB: Brynden Trawick, Troy

    DB: Jonathan Dowling, Western Kentucky

    DB: Zac Whitfield, North Texas

Sun Belt Honorable Mention and Specilaists

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    QB: Kolton Browning, Louisiana-Monroe

    RB: Shawn Southward, Troy

    WR: Chip Reeves, Troy

    TE: Nexon Dorvilus, Florida Atlantic

    OL: Adam Smith, Western Kentucky

    DL: K.C. Obi, North Texas

    LB: Justin Anderson, Louisiana-Lafayette

    DB: Jemarlous Moten, Louisiana-Lafayette

    K: Brett Baer, Louisiana-Lafayette

    P: Will Atterberry, North Texas

    R: Reggie Whatley, Middle Tennessee State

WAC 1st-Team Offense

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    Offensive MVP: RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

    QB: David Fales, San Jose State

    RB: Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

    RB: Kerwynn Williams, Utah State

    WR: Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

    WR: Noel Grigsby, San Jose State

    TE: Ryan Otten, San Jose State

    OL: Oscar Johnson, Louisiana Tech

    OL: David Quessenberry, San Jose State

    OL: Tyler Larsen, Utah State

    OL: Jordan Mills, Louisiana Tech

    OL: Davonte Wallace, New Mexico

WAC 1st-Team Defense

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    Defensive MVP: DE Travis Johnson, San Jose State

    DL: Travis Johnson, San Jose State

    DL: IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech

    DL: Travis Raciti, San Jose State

    DL: Anthony Larceval, San Jose State

    LB: Keith Smith, San Jose State

    LB: Zach Vigil, Utah State

    LB: Vince Buhagiar, San Jose State

    DB: Will Davis, Utah State

    DB: Bene Benwikere, San Jose State

    DB: Jamel Johnson, Louisiana Tech

    DB: Erik Brown, UTSA

WAC Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    QB: Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech

    RB: De’Leon Eskridge, San Jose State

    WR: Austin Franklin, New Mexico State

    TE: Kellen Bartlett, Utah State

    OL: Eric Schultz, Utah State

    DL: Jordan Nielsen, Utah State

    LB: Jake Doughty, Utah State

    DB: Gary Walker, Idaho

    K: Austin Lopez, San Jose State

    P: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech

    R: D.J. Banks, Louisiana Tech