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Athlon's 2011 College Football All-America Team


Putting together an All-America team is never easy and that’s certainly the case in 2011. Several players didn’t make the cut on Athlon’s All-America team, but that doesn’t take anything away from the season they had.

On defense, sorting out the best of the best in the linebacking corps and in the secondary was difficult. On the other side of the ball, Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon was an easy selection at one receiver spot, but the other was a close call between Western Michigan’s Jordan White, USC’s Robert Woods and Baylor’s Kendall Wright.

How does the postseason team compare to the preseason? Take a look at our preseason All-American team and see who we got right and wrong. 

Related: How did Athlon's 2011 All-American team rank as Recruits?

2011 Athlon All-America Team


QB Robert Griffin, Baylor
RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
WR Kendall Wright, Baylor
TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin
OG David DeCastro, Stanford
OG Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
OT Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
OT Barrett Jones, Alabama


DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
DT Devon Still, Penn State
DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
LB Lavonte David, Nebraska
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
S Mark Barron, Alabama
S Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State

Special Teams

K Randy Bullock, Texas A&M
P Brad Wing, LSU
KR Greg McCoy, TCU
PR Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
AP Sammy Watkins, Clemson