Four from Alabama make first team All-America

Alabama had four on the first team and two on the second in the Associated Press All-America team released today.

See for yourself who went where.

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Quarterback – Robert Griffin III, junior, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Baylor.
Running backs – Montee Ball, junior, 5-11, 210, Wisconsin; Trent Richardson, junior, 5-11, 224, Alabama.
Tackles – Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 311, Alabama; Matt Kalil, junior, 6-7, 295, Southern California.
Guards – David DeCastro, senior, 6-5, 310, Stanford; Kevin Zeitler, senior, 6-4, 318, Wisconsin.
Center – David Molk, senior, 6-2, 286, Michigan.
Wide receivers – Justin Blackmon, junior, 6-1, 215, Oklahoma State; Robert Woods, sophomore, 6-1, 180, Southern California.
Tight end – Dwayne Allen, junior, 6-4, 255, Clemson.
All-purpose player – Sammy Watkins, freshman, 6-1, 180, Clemson.
Kicker – Randy Bullock, senior, 5-9, 212, Texas A&M.
DEFENSE
Ends – Melvin Ingram, senior, 6-2, 276, South Carolina; Whitney Mercilus, junior, 6-4, 265, Illinois.
Tackles – Devon Still, senior, 6-5, 310, Penn State; Jerel Worthy, junior, 6-3, 310, Michigan State.
Linebackers – Luke Kuechly, junior, 6-3, 237, Boston College; Jarvis Jones, sophomore, 6-3, 241, Georgia; Dont’a Hightower, junior, 6-4, 260, Alabama.
Cornerbacks – Morris Claiborne, junior, 6-0, 185, LSU; Tyrann Mathieu, sophomore, 5-9, 175, LSU.
Safeties – Mark Barron, senior, 6-2, 218, Alabama; Bacarri Rambo, junior, 6-0, 218, Georgia.
Punter – Brad Wing, freshman, 6-3, 184, LSU.
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SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Quarterback – Andrew Luck, junior, Stanford.
Running backs – LaMichael James, junior, Oregon; David Wilson, junior, Virginia Tech.
Tackles – Jonathan Martin, senior, Stanford; Nate Potter, senior, Boise State.
Guards -Will Blackwell, senior, LSU; Austin Pazstor, senior, Virginia.
Center – Peter Konz, junior, Wisconsin.
Wide receivers – Ryan Broyles, senior, Oklahoma; Kendall Wright, senior, Baylor.
Tight end – Tyler Eifert, junior, Notre Dame.
All-purpose player – Joe Adams, senior, Arkansas.
Kicker – Caleb Sturgis, junior, Florida.
DEFENSE
Ends – Frank Alexander, senior, Oklahoma; Vinny Curry, senior, Marshall.
Tackles – Joe Vellano, junior, Maryland; Derek Wolfe, senior, Cincinnati.
Linebackers – Courtney Upshaw, senior, Alabama; Lavonte David, senior, Nebraska; Manti Teo, junior, Notre Dame.
Cornerbacks – David Amerson, sophomore, North Carolina State; Dre Kirkpatrick, junior, Alabama.
Safeties – Markelle Martin, senior, Oklahoma State; Antonio Allen, senior, South Carolina.
Punter – Ryan Allen, junior, Louisiana Tech.

THIRD TEAM
Quarterback – Matt Barkley, junior, Southern California.
Running backs – Ronnie Hillman, sophomore, San Diego State; Bobby Rainey, senior, Western Kentucky.
Tackles – Levy Adcock, senior, Oklahoma State; Cordy Glenn, senior, Georgia.
Guards – Ryan Miller, senior, Colorado; Gabe Ikard, sophomore, Oklahoma.
Center – Grant Garner, senior, Oklahoma State.
Wide receivers – Jordan White, senior, Western Michigan; Patrick Edwards, senior, Houston.
Tight end – Coby Fleener, senior, Stanford.
All-purpose player – Tavon Austin, junior, West Virginia.
Kicker – Quinn Sharp, junior, Oklahoma State.
DEFENSE
Ends – Sam Montgomery, sophomore, LSU; Andre Branch, senior, Clemson.
Tackles – John Simon, junior, Ohio State; Fletcher Cox, junior, Mississippi State.
Linebackers – Tank Carder, senior, TCU; Sammy Brown, senior, Houston; Emmanuel Acho, senior, Texas.
Cornerbacks – Nigel Malone, junior, Kansas State; Brodrick Brown, junior, Oklahoma State.
Safeties – Josh Bush, senior, Wake Forest; George Iloka, senior, Boise State.
Punter – Shawn Powell, senior, Florida State.
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AP All-America team selection panel:
Bob Asmussen, Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette; Greg Auman, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times; Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle; Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman; Seth Emerson, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer; Erik Gee, KNML-AM Albuquerque, N.M.; Eric Hansen, South Bend (Ind.) Tribune; Mike Herndon Press-Register. Mobile, Ala.; Joshua Kendall, The State, Columbia, S.C.; Rob Long, CBS Radio 105.7 Baltimore; Dave Matter, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune; Sam McKewon, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser; Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.; Keith Sargeant, Home News Tribune, Somerville, N.J.; John Shinn, The Norman (Okla.) Transcript.

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