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December 9, 2010

College Football Report: 2010 College Football All-American Team:

Sadly, we’ve reached the end of the 2010 college football season. It’s time to unveil who made the year special for their teams, and themselves. The list of players deserving All-American status was lengthy, and sliming the listing down wasn’t easy. In the end, 26 players – which includes special teams – made the honor as 2010 All-American’s, 26 more made the second team. Without furthered a-do:

The 2010 Inside the Locker Room - Post Season - College Football All-American Team:

*Mid-Season All-American selection.

QB: Cameron Newton* – Jr. – Auburn – Has brought in over 4,000 yards of total offense this season. Led the nation in passing efficiency with a 188.16 rating. Had a total of 48 touchdowns.

RB: LaMichael James* – So. – Oregon – The most consistent running back in college football. Led the nation in yards (1,682) and rushing touchdowns (21).

RB: Jordan Todman – Jr. – Connecticut – The reason UConn is playing for a BCS bowl right now. Brought in 1,574 yards in a one dimensional offense.

WR: Justin Blackmon* – So. – Oklahoma State – Most reliable receiver in college football. Led the nation with 18 receiving scores. Dominated Nebraska defense.

WR: Ryan Broyles – Jr. – Oklahoma – Led college football with 118 recieptions. Nine 100 yard receiving games this season. Brought in 9+ catches in eight games.

TE: Michael Egnew – Jr. – Missouri – A huge target at 6-foot-6, 260 pounds. Egnew led all tight ends with 83 catches for 698 yards.

OL: Rodney Hudson* – Sr. – Florida State – A road graver for a rushing offense that blew up this season. Won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the ACC’s top linemen.

OL: Gabe Carimi*– Sr. – Wisconsin – The main reason the Badgers were No. 2 in the nation in rushing touchdowns (46). The top NFL draft offensive line prospect.

OL: Bo Thran* – Sr. – Oregon – The veteran of one of the nation’s best offenses. Contributed to gaping holes for Heisman candidate LaMichael James.

OL: Lee Ziemba – Sr. – Auburn – Kept the jersey of Cameron Newton clean the entire season. A throwback on the offensive line.

OL: Andrew Phillips – Sr. – Stanford – Led a Stanford line that gave up just five sacks all season. Plays with a mean streak and punishes defenders in the rushing game.

K: Dan Bailey* – Sr. – Oklahoma State – Third in the nation with 24 field goals made. Was 24-28 on the year, with 65 extra points made.

KR: Lindsey Lamar – So. – South Florida – A speedy 5-8 returner. Lamar brought in a 28.1 yard average on 30 kick returns. Scored two touchdowns.

DE: Da’Quan Bowers* – Jr. – Clemson – The most disruptive defensive end all season. Brought in 15.5 sacks, with 25 tackles for a loss. One of the top NFL prospects.

DE: Ryan Kerrigan – Sr. – Purdue – Led the nation with 26 tackles for a loss. A powerful end who knows how to strip the ball, with five forced fumbles on 12.5 sacks.

DT: Jared Crick – Jr. – Nebraska – The apprentice to ex-Husker Ndamukong Suh, Crick dominated the second half of the year, bringing in 9.5 sacks and 63 tackles.

DT: Nick Fairley* – Jr. – Auburn – Fairley became the most feared interior lineman in the country. Had 21 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. Nearly as many personal fouls.

LB: Nate Irving* – Sr. – North Carolina State – Led all linebackers with 20.5 tackles for a loss. One of the Comeback Players of the Year, following a horrific car accident.

LB: Luke Kuechly– So. – Boston College – A freshman All-American last season, followed it up with a huge year this season. Led the country with 171 tackles

LB: Mason Foster – Sr. – Washington – Became the best linebacker in the PAC-10 this season. Led the Huskies with 151 stops. A grinder, who goes hard every snap.

CB: Cliff Harris* – So. – Oregon – The most exciting defensive player in the country once the ball is in his hands. Had five total touchdowns, four on punt returns.

CB: Patrick Peterson* – Jr. – LSU – Not the Heisman contender he was tagged as, but was the most feared corner in the nation. Managed four interceptions being thrown away from nearly every play.

S: Ahmad Black* – Sr. – Florida – Led the Gators with 102 tackles, nine for a loss. Also brought in three interceptions. Was everywhere for the Gators this season.

S: Eric Hagg – Sr. – Nebraska – Did a little of everything for the Blackshirt defense. Had five interceptions from his rover position, turning one into a score.

P: Kyle Martens* – Jr. – Rice – One of the biggest leg’s in the game. Martens kicked a 46 yard average this season on 52 punts.

PR: Shaky Smithson* – Sr. – Utah – Had 33 punt returns, two of which were touchdowns, on a 17.3 average. A burner once he gets the ball.

2010 College Football

All-American Second Team:

QB: Andrew Luck – So. – Stanford

DE: Von Miller – Sr. – Texas A&M

RB: Marcus Lattimore – Fr. – South Carolina

DE: J.J. Watt – Jr. – Wisconsin

RB: Kendall Hunter Sr. – Oklahoma State

DT: Brandon Bair – Sr. – Oregon

WR: Alshon Jeffery – So. – South Carolina

DT: Drake Nevis – Sr. – LSU

WR: Greg Salas – Sr. – Hawaii

LB: LaVonte David – Jr. – Nebraska

TE: Lance Kendricks – Sr. – Wisconsin

LB: Justin Houston – Jr. – Georgia

OL: Stefen Wisniewski – Sr. – Penn State

LB: Sean Spence – Jr. – Miami (FL)

OL: Derrick Sherrod – Sr. – Mississippi State

CB: Jayron Housley – So. – Virginia Tech

OL: Chase Beeler – Sr. – Stanford

CB: Prince Amukamara – Sr. –Nebraska

OL: Nate Solder – Sr. – Colorado

S: Mark Baron – Jr. – Alabama

OL: Anthony Castonzo – Sr. – Boston College

S: DeAndre McDaniel – Sr. – Clemson

KR: Eric Page – So. – Toledo

PR: Tony Logan – Jr. – Maryland

K: Josh Jasper – Sr. - LSU

P: Chas Henry – Sr. – Florida

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