College Football 2012 All-American Team

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Wisconsin's Montee Ball is a first-team All-American for 2012.

<p> Athlon's 2012 College Football All-American Team</p>

Picking a college football All-American team is no easy task. Some positions are deeper than others, while it's also difficult to project how a player will perform with the losses or additions around them.

With that in mind, it's time to unveil Athlon's 2012 All-American Team.

Related: Athlon's 2012 All-American Team as Recruits

Athlon's 2012 All-American Team 

First-Team Offense

QB Matt Barkley, USC

RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin

RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

WR Robert Woods, USC

TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

C Barrett Jones, Alabama

OT Alex Hurst, LSU

OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

OG Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

OG Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

AP De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon


First-Team Defense

DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

DE Sam Montgomery, LSU

DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

DT Joe Vellano, Maryland

LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

LB Chase Thomas, Stanford

CB David Amerson, NC State

CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

S T.J. McDonald, USC

S Eric Reid, LSU


First-Team Specialists

K Caleb Sturgis, Florida

P Brad Wing, LSU

KR De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon

PR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin


Second-Team Offense

QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska

RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State

WR Keenan Allen, California

WR Marquess Wilson, Washington State

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

C Khaled Holmes, USC

OG Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech

OG Larry Warford, Kentucky

OT Chris Faulk, LSU

OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

AP Tavon Austin, West Virginia


Second-Team Defense

DE Corey Lemonier, Auburn

DE John Simon, Ohio State

DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

DT Kawann Short, Purdue

LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State

LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

LB A.J. Klein, Iowa State

CB Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State

CB Nickell Robey, USC

S John Boyett, Oregon

S Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma


Second-Team Specialists

K Brett Maher, Nebraska

P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech

KR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

PR Jamal Miles, Arizona State


Third-Team Offense

QB Denard Robinson, Michigan

RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon

RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

WR Marqise Lee, USC

WR Kenny Stills, Oklahoma

TE Joseph Fauria, UCLA

C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

OG Chance Warmack, Alabama

OT Oday Aboushi, Virginia

OT Justin Pugh, Syracuse

AP Tyler Lockett, Kansas State


Third-Team Defense

DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State

DE Alex Okafor, Texas

DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

DT Bennie Logan, LSU

LB Dion Bailey, USC

LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin

LB Gerald Hodges, Penn State

CB Quandre Diggs, Texas

CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

S Matt Elam, Florida

S Bacarri Rambo, Georgia


Third-Team Specialists

K Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

P Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

KR Raheem Mostert, Purdue

PR Tavon Austin, West Virginia


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