College Football's Definitive All-State Teams

David Luther@@davidrlutherFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2013

College Football's Definitive All-State Teams

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    College football is full of lists. All-Division lists, All-Conference lists, All-America lists...The list of lists goes on and on.

    Just as the NFL could stand to learn a thing or two from college football, we thought about what college football could learn from high school football. How about an All-State list?

    There are so many states in our great nation where college football is a way of life, and most states have more than one or two teams—even at the FBS level—with dozens of players on each roster. So how about recognizing the best college football players in each particular state?


    Just in time for spring practices, Bleacher Report presents the Definitive All-State College Football Teams.


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    Alabama is first on our list, but not necessarily because the state has produced the last four BCS National Championships teams. Alabama just happens to fall at the beginning of an alphabetical list of US states, and we figured this championship-rich football mecca was as good a place as any to start.

    QB: A.J. McCarron, Alabama

    RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

    RB: Tre Mason, Auburn

    WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama

    WR: Kevin Norwood, Alabama

    WR: Eric Thomas, Troy

    OL: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

    OL: Anthony Steen, Alabama

    OL: Ryan Kelly, Alabama

    OL: Chad Lindsey, Alabama

    OL: Austin Shepherd, Alabama

    DL: Ed Stinson, Alabama

    DL: Dee Ford, Auburn

    DL: Marty Stadom, Troy

    DL: Xavier Melton, Troy

    LB: Adrian Hubbard, Alabama

    LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama

    LB: Xzavier Dickson, Alabama

    DB: Deion Belue, Alabama

    DB: Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama

    DB: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabam

    DB: Nick Perry, Alabama

    ST: Ty Long (K), Alabama-Birmingham


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    Believe it or not, Alaska is one of only two US states that does not have a single NCAA football program at any level. In fact, even high school football is rare. In the state of Alaska, the Alaska School Activities Association, which governs high school athletics, recognizes only 30 programs.

    By comparison, Michigan has 49 programs high school programs in a single conference (Ottawa-Kent Conference with teams spread between eight “sub-conferences”).

    Needless to say, there is no “All-State College Football Team” for Alaska.


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    We'll move out to the desert for our next team of all-stars. Arizona is home to just three college football programs; Arizona, Arizona State and FCS Northern Arizona. But that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of talent.

    QB: B.J. Denker, Arizona

    RB: Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

    RB: Zach Bauman, Northern Arizona (FCS)

    WR: Richard Morrison, Arizona

    WR: Austin Hill, Arizona

    WR: Chris Coyle (TE), Arizona State

    OL: Carter Wood, Arizona

    OL: Mickey Baucus, Arizona

    OL: Chris Putton, Arizona

    OL: Fabbians Ebbele, Arizona

    OL: Kody Koebensky, Arizona State

    DL: Reggie Gilbert, Arizona

    DL: Tevin Hood, Arizona

    DL: Sione Tuihalamaka, Arizona

    DL: Davon Coleman, Arizona State

    LB: Marquis Flowers, Arizona

    LB: Hank Hobson, Arizona

    LB: Carl Bradford, Arizona State

    DB: Shaquille Richardson, Arizona

    DB: Robert Nelson, Arizona State

    DB: Alden Darby, Arizona State

    DB: Jonathan McKnight, Arizona

    ST: Andy Wilder (K), Northern Arizona (FCS)


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    Despite only two FBS programs, Arkansas is home to 10 college football programs across the FBS, FCS and Division II. Even though the Razorbacks had a tough year in 2012, fans of the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys or Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils shouldn't hold out much hope for many mentions on our All-Arkansas College Football Team.

    QB: Fredi Knighten, Arkansas State

    RB: Jonathan Williams, Arkansas

    RB: David Oku, Arkansas State

    WR: Mekale McKay, Arkansas

    WR: Javontee Herndon, Arkansas

    WR: J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

    OL: David Hurd, Arkansas

    OL: Travis Swanson, Arkansas

    OL: Brey Cook, Arkansas

    OL: Luke Carpenter, Arkansas

    OL: Chris Stringer, Arkansas

    DL: Trey Flowers, Arkansas

    DL: Byran Jones, Arkansas

    DL: Robert Thomas, Arkansas

    DL: Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State

    LB: A.J. Turner, Arkansas

    LB: Qushaun Lee, Arkansas State

    LB: Otha Peters, Arkansas

    DB: Rohan Gaines, Arkansas

    DB: Andrew Tryon, Arkansas State

    DB: Eric Bennett, Arkansas

    DB: Sterling Young, Arkansas State

    ST: Zach Hocker (K/P), Arkansas


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    California is the heart and soul of Pac-12 football, and with more than a half dozen FBS programs, there's more than enough talent to choose from for our All-California College Football Team, led by none other than returning UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley.

    QB: Brett Hundley, UCLA

    RB: Silas Redd, USC

    RB: Brendan Bigelow, California

    WR: Shaq Evans, UCLA

    WR: Marqise Lee, USC

    WR: Chris Harper, California

    OL: Torian White, UCLA

    OL: Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA

    OL: David Yankey, Stanford

    OL: Kevin Danser, Stanford

    OL: Cameron Fleming, Stanford

    DL: Seali'i Epenesa, UCLA

    DL: Henry Anderson, Stanford

    DL: Ben Gardner, Stanford

    DL: David Perry, Stanford

    LB: Anthony Barr, UCLA

    LB: Trent Murphy, Stanford

    LB: Eric Kendricks, UCLA

    DB: Ed Reynolds, Stanford

    DB: Kameron Jackson, California

    DB: Derron Smith, Fresno State

    DB: Sean Alston, Fresno State

    ST: Ka'imi Fairbairn (K), UCLA


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    Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force dominate college football in the rarefied air of Colorado, but the three big programs are joined by one FCS program and six Division II programs. With questionable talent at the top level, Colorado provides another opportunity for lesser-knowns to find their way onto one of our All-State lists.

    QB: Jordan Webb, Colorado

    RB: Christian Powell, Colorado

    RB: J.B. Mathews, Colorado State-Pueblo (D2)

    WR: Tyler McCulloch, Colorado

    WR: Charles Lovett, Colorado State

    WR: Ty MacArthur, Air Force

    OL: Alexander Lewis, Colorado

    OL: David Bakhtiari, Colorado

    OL: Daniel Munyer, Colorado

    OL: Stephane Nembot, Colorado

    OL: Brandon Haynes, Colorado State

    DL: Tyler Henington, Colorado

    DL: Josh Tupou, Colorado

    DL: Nate Bonsu, Colorado

    DL: Alex Tucci, Colorado State

    LB: Aaron Davis, Colorado State

    LB: Max Morgan, Colorado State

    LB: Derrick Webb, Colorado

    DB: Terrel Smith, Colorado

    DB: Jered Bell, Colorado

    DB: Marques Mosley, Colorado

    DB: Steffon Batts, Air Force

    ST: Darragh O'Neill (P), Colorado


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    The Connecticut Huskies are a relatively recent addition to the FBS, and are the only program in the top division among the state's six football teams. Obviously, the All-Connecticut team is going to be loaded with Huskies, but tradition-rich FCS programs like Yale and Central Connecticut State add to the pigskin heritage in the Nutmeg State.

    QB: Chandler Whitmer, UConn

    RB: Lyle McCombs, UConn

    RB: Tyler Varga, Yale (FCS)

    WR: Shakim Phillips, UConn

    WR: Tebucky Jones, UConn

    WR: Cameron Sandquist, Yale (FCS)

    OL: Kevin Friend, UConn

    OL: Steve Greene, UConn

    OL: Tyler Bullock, UConn

    OL: Alex Mataas, UConn

    OL: Gus Cruz, UConn

    DL: Tim William, UConn

    DL: B.J. McBryde, UConn

    DL: Julian Campenni, UConn

    DL: Angelo Pruitt, UConn

    LB: Yawin Smallwood, UConn

    LB: Ryan Donohue, UConn

    LB: Josh Alaeze, Central Connecticut State (FCS)

    DB: Ty-Meer Brown, UConn

    DB: Byron Jones, UConn

    DB: Marquise Vann, UConn

    DB: Cole Champion, Yale (FCS)

    ST: Cole Wagner (P), UConn


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    Delaware doesn't have an FBS program, and contains just two college football teams, both members of the FCS. The Delaware All-State College Football Team consists solely of members from either the Delaware Blue Hens or Delaware State Hornets.

    QB: Trent Hurley, Delaware (FCS)

    RB: Julian Lang, Delaware (FCS)

    RB: Malcolm Williams, Delaware State (FCS)

    WR: Nick Boyle (TE), Delaware (FCS)

    WR: Stephen Clark, Delaware (FCS)

    WR: Justin Brewton, Delaware State (FCS)

    OL: Erie Ladson, Delaware (FCS)

    OL: J.D. Dzurko, Delaware (FCS)

    OL: Brandon Heath, Delaware (FCS)

    OL: Keon Williams, Delaware State (FCS)

    OL: Ben Curtis, Delaware (FCS)

    DL: Laith Wallschleger, Delaware (FCS)

    DL: Keith Hunter, Delaware State (FCS)

    DL: Logan Schultz, Delaware (FCS)

    DL: Vince Hollerman, Delaware (FCS)

    LB: Jeff Williams, Delaware (FCS)

    LB: Patrick Callaway, Delaware (FCS)

    LB: Kyle Gayle, Delaware (FCS)

    DB: Derek Coleman, Delaware (FCS)

    DB: Travis Hawkins, Delaware (FCS)

    DB: Jake Giusti, Delaware (FCS)

    DB: Craig Brodsky, Delaware (FCS)

    ST: Sean Baner (K), Delaware (FCS)


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    Florida is a hotbed of football, both at the high school and college level. While not every player on the college football All-Florida team played high school football in the Sunshine State, many did, such as Miami quarterback Stephan Morris, conveniently a Miami native.

    QB: Stephan Morris, Miami

    RB: Duke Johnson, Miami

    RB: Kedrick Rhodes, Florida International

    WR: William Dukes, Florida Atlantic

    WR: Phillip Dorsett, Miami

    WR: Quinton Dunbar, Florida

    OL: Jonotthan Harrison, Florida

    OL: Tyler Moore, Florida

    OL: Cameron Erving, Florida State

    OL: Bryan Stork, Florida State

    OL: Tre Jackson, Florida State

    DL: Dominque Easley, Florida

    DL: Leon Orr, Florida

    DL: Demonte McAllister, Florida State

    DL: Elkino Watson, South Florida

    LB: Christian Jones, Florida State

    LB: Devekeyan Lattimore, South Florida

    LB: Neiron Ball, Florida

    DB: Marcus Roberson, Florida

    DB: Jaylen Watkins, Florida

    DB: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State

    DB: Nick Waisome, Florida State

    ST: Kyle Christy (P), Florida


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    Starting with the 2013 college football season, the state of Georgia will be home to three FBS programs (with the addition of Georgia State to the Sun Belt Conference).

    In 2015, Georgia Southern is likely to make a similar move, bringing the total number of top-division programs to four.

    While that's still a long way from rivaling football hotspots like Florida, Texas, Michigan and California, it's clear that folks down in Georgia can't get enough college football. Including Georgia State and Georgia Southern, the state is home to three FCS programs, seven Division II programs and a lone Division III program.

    But with the Bulldogs once again on the rise in the SEC, you can bet Aaron Murray and his nine fellow returning offensive starters for UGA won't leave much room on this list for any but the top FBS'ers.

    QB: Aaron Murray, Georgia

    RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia

    RB: David Sims, Georgia Tech

    WR: Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

    WR: Rantavious Wooten, Georgia

    WR: Arthur Lynch (TE), Georgia

    OL: Kenarious Gates, Georgia

    OL: Dallas Lee, Georgia

    OL: David Andrews, Georgia

    OL: Chris Burnette, Georgia

    OL: John Theus, Georgia

    DL: Kwame Geathers, Georgia

    DL: Garrison Smith, Georgia

    DL: Ray Drew, Georgia

    DL: Emmanuel Dieke, Georgia Tech

    LB: Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

    LB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech

    LB: Amando Herrera, Georgia

    DB: Damian Swann, Georgia

    DB: Corey Moore, Georgia

    DB: Louis Young, Georgia Tech

    DB: Isaiah Johnson, Georgia Tech

    ST: Marshall Morgan (K), Georgia


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    The state of Hawai'i is home to a single college football team, the University of Hawai'i Warriors. That makes our decision process here very simple: if you really want to see a list of the best college football players in Hawai'i, just look at the Warriors' starting lineup.


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    Believe it or not, there are other programs in the state of Idaho besides Boise State. The Idaho Vandals and the FCS Idaho State Bengals also suit up on Saturdays for a time-honored tradition. But when it comes to listing the top college football players in the state, you don't need to go too far from that famous blue turf in the state capital.

    QB: Joe Southwick, Boise State

    RB: Jay Ajayi, Boise State

    RB: James Baker, Idaho

    WR: Matt Miller, Boise State

    WR: Kirby Moore, Boise State

    WR: Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise State

    OL: Charles Leno, Boise State

    OL: Matt Paradis, Boise State

    OL: Spencer Gerke, Boise State

    OL: Kale Broyles, Boise State

    OL: Mike Marboe, Idaho

    DL: Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State

    DL: Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State

    DL: Sam Ukwuachu, Boise State

    DL: Maxx Forde, Idaho

    LB: Blake Renaud, Boise State

    LB: Tyler Gray, Boise State

    LB: Trevor Spence, Idaho State (FCS)

    DB: Ebo Makinde, Boise State

    DB: Darian Thompson, Boise State

    DB: Jeremy Ioane, Boise State

    DB: Lee Hightower, Boise State

    ST: C.J. Reyes (P), Idaho State (FCS)


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    We've made it as far as Big Ten country, making our first stop in the conference's footprint in the Land of Lincoln. Illinois is home to three FBS programs; Illinois, Northwestern and Northern Illinois. The state is also home to four FCS programs and two Division II programs.

    QB: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

    RB: Venric Mark, Northwestern

    RB: Donovonn Young, Illinois

    WR: Ryan Lankford, Illinois

    WR: Darious Millines, Illinois

    WR: Christian Jones, Northwestern

    OL: Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern

    OL: Jack Konopka, Northwestern

    OL: Paul Jorgensen, Northwestern

    OL: Micheal Heitz, Illinois

    OL: Tyler Loos, Northern Illinois

    DL: Tyler Scott, Northwestern

    DL: Sean McEvilly, Northwestern

    DL: Chance Carter, Northwestern

    DL: Akeem Spence, Illinois

    LB: Damien Proby, Northwestern

    LB: Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern

    LB: Mason Monheim, Illinois

    DB: Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern

    DB: Nick VanHoose, Northwestern

    DB: Daniel Jones, Northwestern

    DB: Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois

    ST: Jeff Budzien (K), Northwestern


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    Another Big Ten state, but this time with once-and-again mighty Notre Dame. Ball State from the MAC rounds out Indiana's four FBS offerings. We should also mention the plethora of lower division programs (three FCS, two D2 and eight D3), although they won't be making an appearance on the 2013 All-Indiana College Football Team.

    QB: Everett Golson, Notre Dame

    RB: Cierre Wood, Notre Dame

    RB: Stephen Houston, Indiana

    WR: T.J. Jones, Notre Dame

    WR: Daniel Smith, Notre Dame

    WR: DaVaris Daniels, Notre Dame

    OL: Zack Martin, Notre Dame

    OL: Chris Watt, Notre Dame

    OL: Christian Lombard, Notre Dame

    OL: Dan Feeny, Indiana

    OL: Peyton Eckert, Indiana

    DL: Louis Nix, Notre Dame

    DL: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

    DL: Ryan Russell, Purdue

    DL: Bruce Gaston, Purdue

    LB: Prince Shembo, Notre Dame

    LB: Dan Fox, Notre Dame

    LB: Greg Heban, Indiana

    DB: KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame

    DB: Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame

    DB: Matthias Farley, Notre Dame

    DB: Landon Feichter, Purdue

    ST: Kyle Brindza (K), Notre Dame


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    The Hawkeyes and Cyclones dominate football in the state of Iowa, but with a budding FCS power in Northern Iowa making some noise in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, don't be shocked to see a Panther or two make our All-Iowa team.

    Iowa is also home to the FCS Drake Bulldogs and Division II Upper Iowa Peacocks.

    QB: Sawyer Kollmorgen, Northern Iowa (FCS)

    RB: Mark Weisman, Iowa

    RB: David Johnson, Northern Iowa (FCS)

    WR: Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa

    WR: Ernst Brun (TE), Iowa State

    WR: C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE), Iowa

    OL: Brandon Scherff, Iowa

    OL: Brett VanSloten, Iowa

    OL: Andrew Donnal, Iowa

    OL: Austin Blythe, Iowa

    OL: Ethan Tuftee, Iowa State

    DL: Jake McDonough, Iowa State

    DL: Cleyon Laing, Iowa State

    DL: Carl Davis, Iowa

    DL: Dominic Alvis, Iowa

    LB: Christian Kirksey, Iowa

    LB: Jordan Gacke, Northern Iowa (FCS)

    LB: Jeremiah George, Iowa State

    DB: Jacques Washington, Iowa State

    DB: Deon Broomfield, Iowa State

    DB: B.J. Lowery, Iowa

    DB: James Morris, Iowa

    ST: Mike Meyer (K), Iowa


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    Kansas and Kansas State are certainly the big boys on the block, but the state is also home to four Division II schools, including powerhouse and D2 all-time wins leader Pittsburg State.

    QB: Dayne Crist, Kansas

    RB: John Hubert, Kansas State

    RB: Tony Pierson, Kansas

    WR: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

    WR: Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State

    WR: John Brown, Pittsburg State (D2)

    OL: Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State

    OL: B.J. Finney, Kansas State

    OL: Cody Whitehair, Kansas State

    OL: Keenan Taylor, Kansas State

    OL: Tavon Rooks, Kansas State

    DL: Toben Opurum, Kansas

    DL: Jordan Tavai, Kansas

    DL: Alauna Finau, Kansas State

    DL: Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg State (D2)

    LB: Tre Walker, Kansas State

    LB: Huldon Tharp, Kansas

    LB: Justin Tuggle, Kansas State

    DB: Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State

    DB: Randell Evans, Kansas State

    DB: Jarard Milo, Kansas State

    DB: Carl Miles, Kansas State

    ST: Anthony Cantele (K), Kansas State


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    Kentucky is home to three FBS programs—Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Louisville—but somewhat surprisingly, it's the SEC program that takes a backseat in this state. With the Wildcats posting a laughable 2-10 record in 2012 while watching WKU and Louisville advance to bowl games, Kentucky is often an afterthought when it comes to football.

    And with Teddy Bridgewater poised for a Heisman-caliber season in 2013, the Cardinals will likely keep the focus away from Lexington for yet another season.

    QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

    RB: Jeremy Wright, Louisville

    RB: Raymond Sanders, Kentucky

    WR: DeVante Parker, Louisville

    WR: Damian Copeland, Louisville

    WR: Ryan Hubbell (TE), Louisville

    OL: John Miller, Louisville

    OL: Jake Smith, Louisville

    OL: Jamon Brown, Louisville

    OL: Darrian Miller, Kentucky

    OL: Sean Conway, Western Kentucky

    DL: Marcus Smith, Louisville

    DL: Roy Philon, Louisville

    DL: Brandon Dunn, Louisville

    DL: Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville

    LB: George Durant, Louisville

    LB: Preston Brown, Louisville

    LB: Keith Brown, Louisville

    DB: Terell Floyd, Louisville

    DB: Andrew Johnson, Louisville

    DB: Hakeem Smith, Louisville

    DB: Calvin Pryor, Louisville

    ST: John Wallace (K), Louisville


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    While the Pelican State is home to five FBS programs, Louisiana State rightly receives the lion's—or is it Tigers'—share of the attention. LSU is the only program in the state with any realistic shot of sustaining national attention, and is unsurprisingly the only team in the state to earn a BCS bid, to say nothing of a national championship.

    The state is also home to six FCS programs and one Division III team.

    QB: Zach Mettenberger, LSU

    RB: J.C. Copeland, LSU

    RB: Jeremy Hill, LSU

    WR: Kadron Boone, LSU

    WR: Odell Beckham, LSU

    WR: Alfred Blue, LSU

    OL: La'el Collins, LSU

    OL: Tral Turner, LSU

    OL: Vadal Alexander, LSU

    OL: Josh Williford, LSU

    OL: Elliott Porter, LSU

    DL: Jordan Allen, LSU

    DL: Jermauria Rasco, LSU

    DL: Ego Ferguson, LSU

    DL: Anthony Johnson, LSU

    LB: Tahj Jones, LSU

    LB: Lamin Barrow, LSU

    LB: Justin Anderson, Louisiana-Lafayette

    DB: Craig Loston, LSU

    DB: Jalen Mills, LSU

    DB: Ronald Martin, LSU

    DB: Jalen Collins, LSU

    ST: Justin Manton (K), Louisiana-Monroe


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    Once again we find a state without a single FBS program. Maine is home to two NCAA programs, the University of Maine Black Bears (FCS) and Husson University Eagles (Division III).

    Our All-Maine list consists solely of the projected starters for Maine in 2013.


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    Maryland is home to just two FBS programs, Maryland and Navy.

    Maryland is preparing for its final season in the ACC before moving to the Big Ten for 2014. Navy, an independent, will be joining the conference currently known as the Big East for the 2015 season.

    Navy, like all military academies, does not offer athletic scholarships; all students at military institutions receive free tuition.

    Maryland is also home to two FCS programs as well as one Division II and one Division III program.

    QB: Perry Hills, Maryland

    RB: Darius Staten, Navy

    RB: Noah Copeland, Navy

    WR: Stefon Diggs, Maryland

    WR: Marcus Leak, Maryland

    WR: Nigel King, Maryland

    OL: Mike Madaras, Maryland

    OL: Nick Klemm, Maryland

    OL: De'Onte Amett, Maryland

    OL: Andrew Zeller, Maryland

    OL: Sal Conaboy, Maryland

    DL: Quinton Jefferson, Maryland

    DL: Keith Bowers, Maryland

    DL: Darius Kilgo, Maryland

    DL: Danny Ring, Navy

    LB: Jordan Drake, Navy

    LB: Cole Ferrand, Maryland

    LB: L.A. Goree, Maryland

    DB: Parrish Gaines, Navy

    DB: Dexter McDougle, Maryland

    DB: A.J. Handy, Maryland

    DB: Jeremiah Johnson, Maryland

    ST: Nick Sloan (K), Navy


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    Massachusetts is a state with 12 NCAA football programs, but until recently, only Boston College was a member of the FBS. With UMass joining the MAC in football, the Minutemen have brought the state's FBS population to two, while the remaining 10 are split between the FCS (two), Division II (five) and Division III (three).

    QB: Chase Retting, Boston College

    RB: Andre Williams, Boston College

    RB: Rolandan Finch, Boston College

    WR: Alex Amidon, Boston College

    WR: Johnathan Coleman, Boston College

    WR: Rob Blanchflower (TE), UMass

    OL: Dan Lembke, Boston College

    OL: Bobby Vardaro, Boston College

    OL: Andy Gallik, Boston College

    OL: Seth Betancourt, Boston College

    OL: Aaron Kramer, Boston College

    DL: Mehdi Abdesmad, Boston College

    DL: Zach Hodges, Harvard (FCS)

    DL: Max Ricci, Boston College

    DL: Kasim Edibali, Boston College

    LB: Steele Divitto, Boston College

    LB: Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College

    LB: Andre Lawrence, Boston College

    DB: Randall Jette, Boston College

    DB: Mike Lee, Boston College

    DB: Chris Splinter, Harvard (FCS)

    DB: Joe Colton, Boston College

    ST: Colter Johnson (P), Boston College


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    Back to the Big Ten footprint with college football-crazy Michigan.

    The Great Lakes State is home to a whopping 20 NCAA programs that includes five FBS teams, eight Division II programs and six Division III teams.

    The state also boasts the oldest college conference in existence (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 1888), the program with the most all-time wins in college football history (University of Michigan, 903) and Division II's top team by win percentage (Grand Valley State, .732).

    QB: Devin Gardner, Michigan

    RB: Fitzgerald Toussaint, Michigan

    RB: Toney Davis, Wayne State (D2)

    WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan

    WR: Bennie Fowler, Michigan State

    WR: Dion Sims (TE), Michigan State

    OL: Blake Treadwell, Michigan State

    OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan

    OL: Michael Schofield, Michigan

    OL: Jack Allen, Michigan State

    OL: Dan France, Michigan State

    DL: Marcus Rush, Michigan State

    DL: Quinton Washington, Michigan

    DL: Brennen Beyer, Michigan

    DL: Nelson Wienke, Michigan Tech (D2)

    LB: Jake Ryan, Michigan

    LB: Max Bullough, Michgian State

    LB: Desmond Morgan, Michigan

    DB: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

    DB: Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State

    DB: Raymon Taylor, Michigan

    DB: Lewis Toler, Western Michigan

    ST: Will Hagerup (P), Michigan


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    With just a single FBS program and absent any FCS programs, Minnesota's All-State college football list will be heavily dominated by the Golden Gophers.

    The Gophers are joined by nine Division II programs and a pair of Division III teams.

    QB: Max Shortell, Minnesota

    RB: Donnell Kirkwood, Minnesota

    RB: Tre Spears, Concordia-St. Paul (D2)

    WR: A.J. Barker, Minnesota

    WR: Derrick Engel, Minnesota

    WR: Eli Shoemaker, St. Cloud State (D2)

    OL: Ed Olson, Minnesota

    OL: Josh Campion, Minnesota

    OL: Jon Christenson, Minnesota

    OL: Caleb Bak, Minnesota

    OL: Zac Epping, Minnesota

    DL: Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota

    DL: Michael Amaefula, Minnesota

    DL: Zach Moore, Concordia-St. Paul (D2)

    DL: A.J. Page, Southwest Minnesota State (D2)

    LB: Aaron Hill, Minnesota

    LB: James Manuel, Minnesota

    LB: Brendan Beal, Minnesota

    DB: Martez Shabazz, Minnesota

    DB: Jeremy Baltazar, Minnesota

    DB: Derrick Wells, Minnesota

    DB: Cedric Thompson, Minnesota

    ST: Peter Mortell (P), Minnesota


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    Back to the deep south and the state of Mississippi. Football here is a weekly battle for fans between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Southern Mississippi also joins the FBS crowd with occasional strong teams in Conference USA.

    Mississippi also has three FCS teams, a Division II program and a Division III program, as well.

    QB: Bo Wallace, Mississippi

    RB: LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State

    RB: Jeff Scott, Mississippi

    WR: Donte Moncrief, Mississippi

    WR: Vince Sanders, Mississippi

    WR: Ja-Mes Logan, Mississippi

    OL: Evan Swindall, Mississippi

    OL: Dillon Day, Mississippi State

    OL: Aaron Morris, Mississippi

    OL: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

    OL: Emmanuel McCray, Mississippi

    DL: C.J. Johnson, Mississippi

    DL: Denico Autry, Mississippi State

    DL: Carlton Martin, Mississippi

    DL: Issac Gross, Mississippi

    LB Mike Marty, Mississippi

    LB: Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State

    LB: Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi

    DB: Senquez Golson, Mississippi

    DB: Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State

    DB: Cody Prewitt, Mississippi

    DB: Denhendret Collins, Mississippi

    ST: Devon Bell (K), Mississippi State


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    Missouri is home to but a single FBS program, but the state hosts a plethora of lower division programs including two FCS and 10 Division II teams.

    The Tigers, now members of the SEC, clearly led the way with talent in the state. But Missouri also boasts another successful program in perennial Division II title contender Northwest Missouri State.

    QB: James Franklin, Missouri

    RB: Marcus Murphy, Missouri

    RB: Scott Lathrop, Southeast Missouri State (FCS)

    WR: Marcus Lucas, Missouri

    WR: L'Damian Washington, Missouri

    WR: Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

    OL: Justin Britt, Missouri

    OL: Mitch Morse, Missouri

    OL: Evan Boehm, Missouri

    OL: Max Copeland, Missouri

    OL: Brad McNulty, Missouri

    DL: Michael Sam, Missouri

    DL: Kony Ealy, Missouri

    DL: Matt Hoch, Missouri

    DL: Lucas Vincent, Missouri

    LB: Donovan Bonner, Missouri

    LB: Darvin Ruise, Missouri

    LB: Andrew Wilson, Missouri

    DB: E.J. Gaines, Missouri

    DB: Randy Ponder, Missouri

    DB: Matt White, Missouri

    DB: Brandon Dixon, Northwest Missouri State (D2)

    ST: Christian Brinser (P), Missouri


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    Montana is another state lacking FBS credentials, but rich in FCS heritage. Both the Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats have found success in the Big Sky conference and FCS postseason, and any competition between these two programs is sure to be fierce.

    Let's add some fuel to the fire, and see which program names more players to our “All-Montana College Football Team.”

    QB: DeNarius McGhee, Montana State (FCS)

    RB: Cody Kirk, Montana State (FCS)

    RB: Jordan Canada, Montana (FCS)

    WR: Tanner Bleskin, Montana State (FCS)

    WR: Mitch Saylor, Montana (FCS)

    WR: Bryce Carver, Montana (FCS)

    OL: Trevor Poole, Montana (FCS)

    OL: Danny Kistler, Montana (FCS)

    OL: Kjelby Oiland, Montana (FCS)

    OL: William Poohls, Montana (FCS)

    OL: Logan Hines, Montana (FCS)

    DL: Alex Bienemann, Montana (FCS)

    DL: Zach Wagenmann, Montana (FCS)

    DL: Brad Daly, Montana State (FCS)

    DL: Craig Ashworth, Montana State (FCS)

    LB: Brock Coyle, Montana (FCS)

    LB: Jordan Tripp, Montana (FCS)

    LB: Na'a Moeakiola, Montana State (FCS)

    DB: Sean Murray, Montana (FCS)

    DB: Matt Hermanson, Montana (FCS)

    DB: Stephen Bethley, Montana State (FCS)

    DB: Aleksei Grosulak, Montana State (FCS)

    ST: Stephen Shaw (P), Montana (FCS)


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    Nebraska is not the most populated place, but it still seems odd that this football-crazed state is home to just four NCAA football programs. Besides the University of Nebraska, there are three Division II programs; Nebraska-Kearney, Chadron State College and Wayne State College.

    But with Nebraska poised for another run at the Big Ten's Legends Division title in 2013, there will be very little room for anyone not in a Huskers uniform on our All-Nebraska College Football Team.

    QB: Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

    RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

    RB: Glen Clinton, Chadron State (D2)

    WR: Kenny Bell, Nebraska

    WR: Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska

    WR: Jamal Turner, Nebraska

    OL: Spencer Long, Nebraska

    OL: Jeremiah Sirles, Nebraska

    OL: Andrew Rodriguez, Nebraska

    OL: Seung Hoon Choi, Nebraska

    OL: Justin Jackson, Nebraska

    DL: Eric Martin, Nebraska

    DL: Cameron Meredith, Nebraska

    DL: Thad Randle, Nebraska

    DL: Baken Steinkuhler, Nebraska

    LB: Alonzo Whaley, Nebraska

    LB: Will Compton, Nebraska

    LB: Trevor Roach, Nebraska

    DB: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska

    DB: Josh Mitchell, Nebraska

    DB: Ciante Evans, Nebraska

    DB: Daimion Stafford, Nebraska

    ST: Brett Maher (K/P), Nebraska


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    Nevada has just two college football programs, but both are FBS teams. The University of Nevada's two major campuses—Reno and Las Vegas—field teams, and the Wolf Pack and Rebels have met 38 times. Reno leads the all-Nevada series, 23-15, and will take a commanding lead on our All-Nevada College Football Team, as well.

    QB: Cody Fajardo, Nevada

    RB: Anthony Knight, Nevada

    RB: Tim Cornett, UNLV

    WR: Devante Davis, UNLV

    WR: Richy Turner, Nevada

    WR: Marcus Sullivan, UNLV

    OL: Brett Boyko, UNLV

    OL: Cameron Jefferson, UNLV

    OL: Matt Galas, Nevada

    OL: Joel Bitonio, Nevada

    OL: Kyle Roberts, Nevada

    DL: Brock Hekking, Nevada

    DL: Sonny Sanitoa, UNLV

    DL: Lenny Jones, Nevada

    DL: James Boyd, UNLV

    LB: Bray Bell, Nevada

    LB: Tani Maka, UNLV

    LB: Jordan Dobrich, Nevada

    DB: Tim Hasson, UNLV

    DB: Charles Garrett, Nevada

    DB: Arthur Forrest, Nevada

    DB: Evan Favors, Nevada

    ST: Colin Ditsworth (K), Nevada

New Hampshire

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    With just three college football programs to choose from—none of which are FBS teams—there are bound to be some unfamiliar names on this list. That doesn't mean these players from Dartmouth (FCS), New Hampshire (FCS) and Saint Anselm (Division II) don't deserve recognition as being among the best in the state.

    QB: Andy Vailas, New Hampshire (FCS)

    RB: Nico Steriti, New Hampshire (FCS)

    RB: Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (FCS)

    WR: Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (FCS)

    WR: R.J. Harris, New Hampshire (FCS)

    WR: Harold Spears (TE), New Hampshire (FCS)

    OL: Mike Coccia, New Hampshire (FCS)

    OL: Seamus O'Neill, New Hampshire (FCS)

    OL: Ricky Archer, New Hampshire (FCS)

    OL: Sean Ryan, New Hampshire (FCS)

    OL: Rob Bowman, New Hampshire (FCS)

    DL: Jay Colbert, New Hampshire (FCS)

    DL: Sean McCann, New Hampshire (FCS)

    DL: Cody Muller, New Hampshire (FCS)

    DL: Robbie Zauck, New Hampshire (FCS)

    LB: Michael Runger, Dartmouth (FCS)

    LB: Shane McNeely, New Hampshire (FCS)

    LB: Akil Anderson, new Hampshire (FCS)

    DB: Stephen Dazzo, Dartmouth (FCS)

    DB: Manny Asam, New Hampshire (FCS)

    DB: Chris Houston, New Hampshire (FCS)

    DB: Nick Cefalo, New Hampshire (FCS)

    ST: Mike MacArthur (K), New Hampshire (FCS)

New Jersey

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    With Rutgers being the only FBS program in the state, we'll also add in some nominees from the state's four FCS teams to round things out a bit.

    QB: Gary Nova, Rutgers

    RB: Jawan Jamison, Rutgers

    RB: Julian Hayes, Monmouth (FCS)

    WR: Brandon Coleman, Rutgers

    WR: Quron Pratt, Rutgers

    WR: Roman Wilson, Princeton (FCS)

    OL: Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers

    OL: Keith Lumpkin, Rutgers

    OL: Antwan Loweyy, Rutgers

    OL: Andre Civil, Rutgers

    OL: Betim Bujari, Rutgers

    DL: Marcus Thompson, Rutgers

    DL: Patrick O'Hara, Monmouth (FCS)

    DL: Isaac Holmes, Rutgers

    DL: Michael Larrow, Rutgers

    LB: Jamil Merrell, Rutgers

    LB: Nick DePaola, Rutgers

    LB: Alex Polofsky, Princeton (FCS)

    DB: Marcus Cooper, Rutgers

    DB: Lorenzo Waters, Rutgers

    DB: Gareef Glashen, Rutgers

    DB: Pat Gray, Monmouth (FCS)

    ST: Kyle Federico (K), Rutgers

New Mexico

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    New Mexico may be a laughing stock in the FBS world with both teams going a combined 24-89 over the past five seasons, but the state is also home to three Division II programs (Eastern New Mexico, Western New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands).

    Unfortunately, those programs are stuck in their own version of D2 mediocrity, with a grand total of zero Division II playoff appearances between them.

    QB: Andrew Manley, New Mexico State

    RB: Kasey Carrier, New Mexico

    RB: Jhurell Pressley, New Mexico

    WR: Austin Franklin, New Mexico State

    WR: Jerrel Brown, New Mexico State

    WR: Joseph Matthews, New Mexico State

    OL: Dada Richards, New Mexico State

    OL: Davonte Wallace, New Mexico State

    OL: Andy Cunningham, New Mexico State

    OL: Isaiah Folasa, New Mexico State

    OL: Houston Clemente, New Mexico State

    DL: Jacori Greer, New Mexico

    DL: Kevin Laudemill, New Mexico State

    DL: Kalvin Cruz, New Mexico State

    DL: Mark Brown, New Mexico State

    LB: Trashaun Nixon, New Mexico State

    LB: Dallas Bollema, New Mexico

    LB: Rashad Rainey, New Mexico

    DB: George Callendar, New Mexico State

    DB: Cranston Jones, New Mexico

    DB: Davis Cazares, New Mexico State

    DB: Cameron Fuller, New Mexico State

    ST: Cayle Chapman-Brown (P) New Mexico State

New York

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    New York is surprisingly home to 14 NCAA football programs, but there are just three FBS teams in the nation's third most populous state: Syracuse, Army and Buffalo.

    Syracuse is leaving the Big East for the greener pastures of the ACC while Army will remain independent—at least for now.

    QB: Charley Loeb, Syracuse

    RB: Jerome Smith, Syracuse

    RB: Raymond Maples, Army

    WR: Jarrod West, Syracuse

    WR: Beckett Wales (TE), Syracuse

    WR: Jeremiah Kobena, Syracuse

    OL: Christopher Clark, Syracuse

    OL: Macky MacPherson, Syracuse

    OL: Nick Robinson, Syracuse

    OL: Rob Trubb, Syracuse

    OL: Jasen Carlson, Buffalo

    DL: Jay Bromley, Syracuse

    DL: Markus Pierce-Brewster, Syracuse

    DL: Richard Glover, Army

    DL: Colby Way, Buffalo

    LB: Cameron Lynch, Syracuse

    LB: Dyshawn Davis, Syracuse

    LB: Khalil Mack, Buffalo

    DB: Jeremi Wilkes, Syracuse

    DB: Durell Eskridge, Syracuse

    DB: Tyler Dickson, Army

    DB: Derek Brim, Buffalo

    ST: Daniel Grochowski (K), Army

North Carolina

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    North Carolina is typically thought of as a basketball state, but with 31 NCAA football programs, Carolinians can lay claim to some major football cred, too.

    The five FBS programs—North Carolina, North Carolina State, East Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest—are joined by eight FCS, 13 Division II and four Division III programs.

    QB: Bryn Renner, UNC

    RB: A.J. Blue, UNC

    RB: Shadrach Thornton, NC State

    WR: Jamison Crowder, Duke

    WR: Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest

    WR: Quinshad Davis, UNC

    OL: James Hurst, UNC

    OL: Russell Bodine, UNC

    OL: Landon Turner, UNC

    OL: Rob Crisp, NC State

    OL: Tyson Chandler, NC State

    DL: Kareem Martin, UNC

    DL: T.Y. McGill, NC State

    DL: Darryl Cato-Bishop, NC State

    DL: Thomas Teal, NC State

    LB: Rickey Dowdy, NC State

    LB: Justin Jackson, Wake Forest

    LB: Tommy Heffernan, UNC

    DB: Ross Cockrell, Duke

    DB: Tim Scott, UNC

    DB: Tre Boston, UNC

    DB: Chip Thompson, East Carolina

    ST: Ross Martin (K), Duke

North Dakota

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    In North Dakota, we're stuck with a pair of FCS programs joined by a pair of Division II programs. North Dakota and North Dakota State, once Division II powers, have made the jump to the FCS. Minot State made the move to Division II from the NAIA in 2012, joining the University of Mary as the only other NCAA programs in the state.

    The North Dakota State Bison are the defending FCS National Champions, winning their first FCS title in 2011 and following that up with a repeat in 2012. The Bison add those titles to their five Division II and three “College Division” titles.

    QB: Brock Jensen, North Dakota State (FCS)

    RB: Sam Ojuri, North Dakota State (FCS)

    RB: John Crockett, North Dakota State (FCS)

    WR: Ryan Smith, North Dakota State (FCS)

    WR: Zach Vraa, North Dakota State (FCS)

    WR: Greg Hardin, North Dakota (FCS)

    OL: Billy Turner, North Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Josh Colville, North Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Adam Schueller, North Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Tyler Gimmestad, North Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Joe Haeg, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Cole Jirik, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Ryan Drevlow, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Mike Hardie, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Spencer Cummings, North Dakota (FCS)

    LB: Carlton Littlejohn, North Dakota State (FCS)

    LB: Ben Peters, North Dakota (FCS)

    LB: Grant Olson, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DB: Marcus Williams, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DB: Brendin Pierre, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DB: Bryan Shepherd, North Dakota State (FCS)

    DB: Christian Dudzik, North Dakota State (FCS)

    ST: Adam Keller (K), North Dakota State (FCS)


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    There are few places outside of the south more crazy-go-nuts for college football than the state of Ohio. Despite 32 NCAA football programs in the state, it's all about the Buckeyes.

    Ohio State, or as its haughty fans prefer, The Ohio State University, is as close to a cult as you can find anywhere in college football. Buckeyes fans count down the days to the game against Michigan—disdainfully referred to as “that school up north”—throughout the year, and anything short of perfection is met with near total social collapse in Columbus.

    Believe it or not, there are seven other FBS programs in the state (not to mention 24 lower division teams), but with the Buckeyes ready to chase down a Big Ten, or even national title in 2013, non-Buckeyes on this list will be rare.

    QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State

    RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

    RB: David Fluellen, Toledo

    WR: Devin Smith, Ohio State

    WR: Corey Brown, Ohio State

    WR: Nick Harwell, Miami

    OL: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

    OL: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State

    OL: Corey Linsley, Ohio State

    OL: Marcus Hall, Ohio State

    OL: Taylor Decker, Ohio State

    DL: Spence Noah, Ohio State

    DL: Adolphus Washington, Ohio State

    DL: J.T. Moore, Ohio State

    DL: Roosevelt Nix, Kent State

    LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    LB: Curtis Grant, Ohio State

    LB: Joshua Perry, Ohio State

    DB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State

    DB: Christian Bryant, Ohio State

    DB: C.J. Barnett, Ohio State

    DB: Jode Adjel-Barimah, Bowling Green State

    ST: Drew Basil (K), Ohio State


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    Football in Oklahoma is all about the Sooners. But lately, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have been making some noise not only in the Big 12, but in the national rankings, as well.

    Tulsa is also hanging around, but with two BCS conference powers slugging it out each and every week, the Golden Hurricane are really not much more than an afterthought to many.

    Oklahoma is also home to seven Division II programs.

    QB: Clint Chelf, Oklahoma State

    RB: Blake Bell (QB), Oklahoma

    RB: Trey Millard (TE), Oklahoma

    WR: Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma

    WR: Charlie Moore, Oklahoma State

    WR: Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State

    OL: Daniel Koenig, Oklahoma State

    OL: Parker Graham, Oklahoma State

    OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

    OL: Bronson Irwin, Oklahoma

    OL: Daryl Williams, Oklahoma

    DL: Chuka Ndulue, Oklahoma

    DL: Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State

    DL: James Castleman, Oklahoma State

    DL: Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

    LB: Corey Nelson, Oklahoma

    LB: Tom Wort, Oklahoma

    LB: Shawn Jackson, Tulsa

    DB: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma

    DB: Shamiel Gary, Oklahoma State

    DB: Gabe Lynn, Oklahoma

    DB: Daytawion Lowe, Oklahoma State

    ST: Mike Hunnicutt (K), Oklahoma


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    Oregon is Duck crazy, and with the high-flying, point-a-minute offense on display in Eugene, it's easy to see why so many people are sporting green and yellow...or white...or black...or silver...or fuchsia...or whatever color combo the Ducks are going with this week.

    Led by superstar and All-Pac-12 quarterback Marcus Mariota, you can bet the fireworks aren't over.

    Besides Oregon and Oregon State, Oregon is called home by the FCS Portland State Vikings and Division II Western Oregon Wolves.

    QB: Marcus Mariota, Oregon

    RB: De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon

    RB: Storm Woods, Oregon State

    WR: Keanon Lowe, Oregon

    WR: Josh Huff, Oregon

    WR: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

    OL: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon

    OL: Jake Fisher, Oregon

    OL: Michal Phillipp, Oregon State

    OL: Josh Andrews, Oregon State

    OL: Grant Enger, Oregon State

    DL: Scott Chrichton, Oregon State

    DL: Taylor Hart, Oregon

    DL: Wade Keliikipi, Oregon

    DL: Tony Washington, Oregon

    LB: Boseko Lokombo, Oregon

    LB: D.J. Alexander, Oregon State

    LB: Micahel Doctor, Oregon State

    DB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

    DB: Brian Jackson, Oregon

    DB: Avery Patterson, Oregon

    DB: Tyrequek Zimmerman, Oregon State

    ST: Trevor Romaine (K), Oregon State


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    Most casual college football fans thing of Pennsylvania as a large state with few college football teams. While Penn State, Pittsburgh and Temple are the only FBS programs, Pennsylvania has 29 non-FBS programs across the state.

    Still, with three FBS programs now all in BCS power conferences, it's easy to lose track of the plethora of FCS, D2 and D3 programs scattered about.

    QB: Chris Coyer, Temple

    RB: Rushel Shell, Pittsburgh

    RB: Zach Zwinak, Penn State

    WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State

    WR: Kyle Carter (TE), Penn State

    WR: Brandon Moseby-Felder, Penn State

    OL: Donovan Smith, Penn State

    OL: Miles Dieffenbach, Penn State

    OL: John Urschel, Penn State

    OL: Frank Figueroa, Penn State

    OL: Cory King, Pittsburgh

    DL: Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

    DL: Deion Barnes, Penn State

    DL: David Durham, Pittsburgh

    DL: Bryan Murphy, Pittsburgh

    LB: Nate Smith, Temple

    LB: Ben Kline, Penn State

    LB: Mike Hull, Penn State

    DB: Adrian Amos, Penn State

    DB: Jason Hendricks, Pittsburgh

    DB: K'Waun Williams, Pittsburgh

    DB: Tavon Young, Temple

    ST: Sam Ficken (K), Penn State

Rhode Island

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    Rhode Island is home to three programs—Rhode Island, Brown and Bryant—all of which compete in the FCS.

    QB: Mike Westerhaus, Bryant (FCS)

    RB: Jordan Reisner, Brown (FCS)

    RB: Jordan Sebastian, Rhode Island (FCS)

    WR: Jordan Harris, Bryant (FCS)

    WR: Chad Ward, Bryant (FCS)

    WR: Robbie Jackson, Rhode Island (FCS)

    OL: Charles Argast, Bryant (FCS)

    OL: Tyler Cardoze, Bryant (FCS)

    OL: Justin Corrales, Bryant (FCS)

    OL: Ryan McCourt, Brown (FCS)

    OL: Daniel Austin, Brown (FCS)

    DL: Michael Yules, Brown (FCS)

    DL: Brett Polacek, Brown (FCS)

    DL: Jeff Covitz, Bryant (FCS)

    DL: Connor McNamara, Bryant (FCS)

    LB: Adewole Oyalowo, Brown (FCS)

    LB: Andrew Bose, Rhode Island (FCS)

    LB: Daniel Giovacchini, Brown (FCS)

    DB: Max Machado, Bryant (FCS)

    DB: Emory Polley, Brown (FCS)

    DB: Bobby Rutland, Bryant (FCS)

    DB: Mackenzie Elliott, Rhode Island (FCS)

    ST: Alexander Norocea (K), Brown (FCS)

South Carolina

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    We're back to SEC country with a healthy mix of ACC in South Carolina.

    The Palmetto State is also home to one of the most heated in-state rivalries in college football. Each season, the South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers carry their traditional grudge into a football stadium. While once only of interest to South Carolina residents and alumni of the two schools, with both teams making perennial appearances in the BCS rankings, this game has taken on national importance.

    South Carolina and Clemson are joined by seven FCS programs and three Divsion II programs.

    QB: Tajh Boyd, Clemson

    RB: Rodderick McDowell, Clemson

    RB: Mike Davis, South Carolina

    WR: Sammy Watkins, Clemson

    WR: Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

    WR: Ace Sanders, South Carolina

    OL: Tyler Shatley, Clemson

    OL: David Beasley, Clemson

    OL: Brandon Thomas, Clemson

    OL: A.J. Cann, South Carolina

    OL: Corey Robinson, South Carolina

    DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

    DL: Chaz Sutton, South Carolina

    DL: Vic Beasley, Clemson

    DL: Josh Watson, Clemson

    LB: Spencer Shuey, Clemson

    LB: Quandon Christian, Clemson

    LB: Stephone Anthony, Clemson

    DB: Jimmy Legree, South Carolina

    DB: Brison Williams, South Carolina

    DB: Darius Robinson, Clemson

    DB: Garry Peters, Clemson

    ST: Chandler Catanzaro (K), Clemson

South Dakota

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    South Dakota, like its neighbor to the north, is absent any FBS programs. Both South Dakota State and South Dakota participate at the FCS level, and are joined by five Division II programs.

    QB: Austin Sumner, South Dakota State (FCS)

    RB: Zach Zenner, South Dakota State (FCS)

    RB: Dajon Newell, Augustana (D2)

    WR: Terrance Terry, South Dakota (FCS)

    WR: Carrinhton Hanna, Sioux Falls (D2)

    WR: Jeremiah Oates, Sioux Falls (D2)

    OL: Josh Kage, South Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Alex Parker, South Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Taylor Suess, South Dakota State (FCS)

    OL: Marc Murtha, South Dakota (FCS)

    OL: Erik Dahl, South Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Marshall Peugh, South Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Doug Peete, South Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Bryan Bruke, South Dakota State (FCS)

    DL: Kenny Greer, South Dakota (FCS)

    LB: T.J. Lally, South Dakota State (FCS)

    LB: Tyler Starr, South Dakota (FCS)

    LB: Nate Kirby, Augustana (D2)

    DB: Devin Taverna, South Dakota (FCS)

    DB: Winston Wright, South Dakota State (FCS)

    DB: Aaron Swift, South Dakota (FCS)

    DB: Logan Dosch, Northern State (D2)

    ST: Justin Syrovatka (K), South Dakota State (FCS)


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    Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee and Memphis are the four big boys on the block, but are joined by eight lower division programs.

    The University of Tennessee, once a mighty power in the SEC, has fallen on hard times as of late. That doesn't mean the Vols are without any talent, though, and even inexperienced quarterback Justin Worley is easily talented enough to lead off our All-Tennessee College Football Team.

    QB: Justin Worley, Tennessee

    RB: Rajion Neal, Tennessee

    RB: Martin Lane, Tennessee

    WR: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

    WR: Justin Hunter, Tennessee

    WR: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

    OL: Antonio Richardson, Tennessee

    OL: Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee

    OL: Joe Townsend, Vanderbilt

    OL: James Stone, Tennessee

    OL: Darius Johnson, Middle Tennessee State

    DL: Kyle Woestmann, Vanderbilt

    DL: Darrington Sentimore, Tennessee

    DL: Caleb Azubike, Vanderbilt

    DL: Walker May, Vanderbilt

    LB: Chase Garnham, Vanderbilt

    LB: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

    LB: Javon Marshall, Vanderbilt

    DB: Byron Moore, Tennessee

    DB: Eric Gordon, Tennessee

    DB: Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt

    DB: Andre Hal, Vanderbilt

    ST: Tyler Spurlock (K), Memphis


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    Like everything in Texas, college football is big. Evidenced by the state's 32 college football programs, the gridiron is king in the Lone Star State, and its college football stars are major celebrities. Is it any wonder there's so much attention on people like Heisman winner and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel?

    Among Texas's 32 NCAA football programs are a nation-leading 12 FBS programs.

    QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    RB: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor

    RB: Glasco Martin, Baylor

    WR: Mike Evans, Texas A&M

    WR: Eric Ward, Texas Tech

    WR: Tevin Reese, Baylor

    OL: Mason Walters, Texas

    OL: Eric Tausch, Texas Christian

    OL: Dominic Espinosa, Texas

    OL: Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech

    OL: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

    DL: Devonte Fields, Texas Christian

    DL: Chris McAllister, Baylor

    DL: Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech

    DL: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

    LB: Kendall Thompson, Texas

    LB: Eddie Lackey, Baylor

    LB: Bryce Hager, Baylor

    DB: Jason Verrett, Texas Christian

    DB: Sam Carter, Texas Christian

    DB: Elisha Olabode, Texas Christian

    DB: Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M

    ST: Jaden Oberkrom (K), Texas Christian


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    When it comes to college football, the state of Utah is best known of the “Holy War” series between Utah and Brigham Young. Utah State also competes in the FBS, and recently the Aggies have been making some minor noise with near-upsets of programs like Auburn and Wisconsin.

    Weber State and Southern Utah—both FCS programs—also call Utah home, as does one of Division II's least successful programs, Dixie State.

    QB: Travis Wilson, Utah

    RB: Jamaal Williams, BYU

    RB: Taysom Hill (QB), BYU

    WR: Cody Hoffman, BYU

    WR: Kaneakua Friel (TE), BYU

    WR: Dres Anderson, Utah

    OL: Jeremiah Tofaeono, Utah

    OL: Percy Taumoelau, Utah

    OL: Kala Friel, Utah

    OL: Vincent Jones, Utah

    OL: Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah

    DL: Bronson Kaufusi, BYU

    DL: Joe Jruger, Utah

    DL: Nate Fakahafua, Utah

    DL: Tenny Palepoi, Utah

    LB: Kyle VanNoy, BYU

    LB: Trevor Reilly, Utah

    LB: Spencer Hadley, BYU

    DB: Daniel Sorensen, BYU

    DB: Brian Blechen, Utah

    DB: Eric Rowe, Utah

    DB: Jordan Johnson, BYU

    ST: Shaun McClain (K), Weber State (FCS)


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    Vermont joins Alaska as the only states without a college football program. The University of Vermont canceled its football program after the 1974 season.


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    Despite 16 college football programs in the state, only two—Virginia and Virginia Tech—play at the FBS level. With (usually) consistent success from Virginia Tech and a renaissance of sorts taking place in Charlottesville, you can bet that the All-Virginia College Football Team will be dominated by Hokies and Cavaliers.

    QB: Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech

    RB: Kevin Parks, Virginia

    RB: J.C. Coleman, Virginia Tech

    WR: Darius Jennings, Virginia

    WR: Tim Smith, Virginia

    WR: Dominique Terrell, Virginia

    OL: Caleb Farris, Virginia Tech

    OL: Brent Benedict, Virginia Tech

    OL: David Wang, Virginia Tech

    OL: Luke Bowanko, Virginia

    OL: Morgan Moses, Virginia

    DL: James Gayle, Virginia Tech

    DL: Tyrel Wilson, Virginia Tech

    DL: Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech

    DL: Chris Brathwaite, Virginia

    LB: Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech

    LB: Michael Cole, Virginia Tech

    LB: Kyshoen Jarrett, Virginia Tech

    DB: Antone Exum, Virginia Tech

    DB: Maurice Canady, Virginia

    DB: Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

    DB: Donaldven Manning, Virginia Tech

    ST: Cody Journell (K), Virginia Tech


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    Back out west one last time for the state of Washington. There are five programs in Washington, including FBS teams Washington and Washington State. Joining them are FCS Eastern Washington with its fiery red turf, Division II's Central Washington and Division III's Pacific Lutheran.

    QB: Keith Price, Washington

    RB: Bishop Sankey, Washington

    RB: Teondray Caldwell, Washington State

    WR: Marquess Wilson, Washington State

    WR: Kasen Williams, Washington

    WR: Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE), Washington

    OL: Jake Rodgers, Washington State

    OL: John Fullington, Washington State

    OL: Matt Goetz, Washington State

    OL: Elliott Bosch, Washington State

    OL: Colin Tanigawa, Washington

    DL: Josh Shirley, Washington

    DL: Andrew Hudson, Washington

    DL: Ioane Gauta, Washington State

    DL: Xavier Cooper, Washington State

    LB: John Timu, Washington

    LB: Travis Feeny, Washington

    LB: Daryl Monroe, Washington State

    DB: Deone Bucannon, Washington State

    DB: Cyrus Coen, Washington State

    DB: Marcus Peters, Washington

    DB: Jordan Tonani, Eastern Washington (FCS)

    ST: Andrew Furney (K), Washington State

West Virginia

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    West Virginia has two FBS programs nestled in the hills of the state; West Virginia and Marshall.

    There are also either other college football programs, all members of Division II and of the soon-to-be-defunct West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

    QB: Rakeem Cato, Marshall

    RB: Andrew Buie, West Virginia

    RB: Rahmann Lee, Glenville State (D2)

    WR: Tommy Shuler, Marshall

    WR: Ivan McCarthy, West Virginia

    WR: Gator Hoskins (TE), Marshall

    OL: Quinton Spain, West Virginia

    OL: Nick Kindler, West Virginia

    OL: Pat Eger, West Virginia

    OL: Chris Jasperse, Marshall

    OL: Jordan Jeffries, Marshall

    DL: Will Clarke, West Virginia

    DL: Dozie Ezemma, West Virginia

    DL: Jeremiah Taylor, Marshall

    DL: Brandon Sparrow, Marshall

    LB: Isaiah Bruce, West Virginia

    LB: Tyler Anderson, West Virginia

    LB: Shaq Petteway, West Virginia

    DB: Karl Joseph, West Virginia

    DB: Brodrick Jenkins, West Virginia

    DB: Monterius Lovett, Marshall

    DB: Keith Baxter, Marshall

    ST: Tyler Williams (P), Marshall


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    Wisconsin is home to a single FBS program, and is joined by the state's robust population of 10 Division III programs—all but two of which are satellite campuses in the University of Wisconsin System.

    While the state does have its own claim to a D3 powerhouse in Wisconsin-Whitewater (winner of four of the previous six NCAA Division III National Championships), it's simply not realistic to imagine any Division III player in Wisconsin at any position being named to our All-Wisconsin College Football Team ahead of any player at the same position playing for the three-time defending Big Ten champion Badgers.

    For that reason, our list for Wisconsin consists only of the projected 2013 starters for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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    We might as well have stopped our list with West Virginia, as Wyoming is home to a single college football program. Like Hawai'i and Wisconsin, any “All-Wyoming College Football Team” list is likely to faithfully reproduce the starting roster for the lone program, in this case, the Wyoming Cowboys.