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121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

Posted on: December 9, 2010 11:46 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2010 11:51 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Friends, rejoice; the wait is over! The Walter Camp All-America Team was announced today, and now 48* more young men can add themselves into the ranks of immortality. Here are your teams:

First Team Offense

  • QB Cam Newton, Auburn Jr. College Park, GA 6'6" 250
  • RB LaMichael James, Oregon Soph. Texarkana, TX 5'9" 185
  • RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State Sr. Tyler, TX 5'8" 200
  • WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State Soph. Ardmore, OK 6'1" 205
  • WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma Jr. Norman, OK 5'11" 183
  • TE Michael Egnew, Missouri Jr. Plainview, TX 6'6" 235
  • OL Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Sr. Cottage Grove, WI 6'7" 327
  • OL Rodney Hudson, Florida State Sr. Mobile, AL 6'2" 282
  • OL Lee Ziemba, Auburn Sr. Rogers, AR 6'8" 319
  • OL Nate Solder, Colorado Sr. Buena Vista, CO 6'9" 315
  • C Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU Sr. Tyler, TX 6'3" 305
  • PK Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss Jr. New Oreans, LA 5'9" 160

First Team Defense

  • DL Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson Jr. Bamberg, SC 6'4" 275
  • DL Nick Fairley, Auburn Jr. Mobile, AL 6'5" 298
  • DL Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue Sr. Muncie, IN 6'4" 263
  • DL Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Sr. St. Louis, MO 6'4" 285
  • LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College Soph. Cincinnati, OH 6'3" 225
  • LB Greg Jones, Michigan State Sr. Cincinnati, OH 6'1" 240
  • LB Von Miller, Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, TX 6'3" 243
  • DB Patrick Peterson, LSU Jr. Pompano Beach, FL 6'1" 222
  • DB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska Sr. Glendale, AZ 6'1" 205
  • DB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech Soph. Delray Beach, FL 5'11" 170
  • DB Tejay Johnson, TCU Sr. Garland, TX 6'1" 212
  • P Chas Henry, Florida Sr. Dallas, GA 6'3" 215
  • KR Eric Page, Toledo Soph. Toledo, OH 5'10" 180
  • KR Shaky Smithson, Utah Sr. Baltimore, MD 5'11" 202

Second Team Offense

  • QB Andrew Luck, Stanford Jr. Houston, TX 6'4" 235
  • RB Jordan Todman, Connecticut Jr. North Dartmouth, MA 5'9" 193
  • RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina Fr. Duncan, SC 6'0" 218
  • WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina Soph. St. Matthews, SC 6'4" 233
  • WR A. J. Green, Georgia Jr. Summerville, SC 6'4" 212
  • TE Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin Sr. Milwaukee, WI 6'4" 241
  • OL Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State Sr. Bridgeville, PA 6'3" 306
  • OL Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State Sr. Columbus, MS 6'6" 305
  • OL Anthony Castonzo, Boston College Sr. Hawthorn Woods, IL 6'7" 295
  • OL Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah Jr. Shelton, WA 6'4" 302
  • C Chase Beeler, Stanford Sr. Jenks, OK 6'3" 285
  • PK Will Snyderwine, Duke Jr. Potomac, MD 5'11" 190

Second Team Defense

  • DL Sam Acho, Texas Sr. Dallas, TX 6'3" 260
  • DL J.J. Watt, Wisconsin Jr. Pewaukee, WI 6'6" 292
  • DL Drake Nevis, LSU Sr. Marrero, LA 6'2" 285
  • DL Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma Sr. Carrollton, TX 6'3" 267
  • LB Justin Houston, Georgia Jr. Statesboro, GA 6'3" 258
  • LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA Jr. Los Angeles, CA 6'4" 255
  • LB Nate Irving, NC State Sr. Wallace, NC 6'1" 231
  • DB Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State Sr. Clermont, FL 6'0" 190
  • DB Cliff Harris, Oregon Soph. Fresno, CA 5'11" 180
  • DB Quinton Carter, Oklahoma Sr. Las Vegas, NV 6'1" 200
  • DB Robert Lester, Alabama Soph. Foley, AL 6'2" 206
  • P Kyle Martens, Rice Jr. Spearfish, SD 6'6" 200
  • KR Cliff Harris, Oregon Soph. Fresno, CA 5'11" 180

First thing: there's no serious reason for Adrian Clayborn to be on the first team above J.J. Watt this year. Clayborn was dominant ... last season. Watt is dominant this season. Let's look at, say, tackles for loss. Watt is third in the NCAA at tackles for loss, behind only first-teamers Ryan Kerrigan and Da'Quan Bowers. Clayborn, on the other hand, isn't even in the top 100.

Past that, we have no major qualms. Choosing the top two wide receivers out of Justin Blackmon , Ryan Broyles , and Alshon Jeffery is a task we don't envy, but it's such a hard decision that we can't really take issue with whatever the final decision was going to be. All in all, well done, coaches and SIDs who voted.

*Technically, there are 51 inductees this year, but Von Miller and Greg Jones were named All-Americans by the AFCA in 2009, and Cliff Harris is on the list twice. We specifically said 48 more players.


Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:21 pm
 

121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

Helpful tips, a wide selection of thanks a lot on the playwright. It really is confusing opinion right now, then again characteristically, a strength and thus appreciate is certainly mind-boggling.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2010 10:53 pm
 

121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

Not to mention...he's a great punter too.  He's getting no love in either category
The man could kick a fg (with no wind) from 60 yards...(line of scrimmage - not where he is lined up either) on a good day.



Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2010 10:41 am
 

121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

Disagree about the Clayborn comment....Watts did not see double & triple teams, he was primarily blocked mono-mono...while Clayborn dealt with Double & triple teams... Its a good thing the Pro scouts know what to look for, because idiots like yourself  obviously don't! Time & again they have said they were impressed with how well he stood up against the blocking he recieved.....



Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2010 5:46 pm
 

121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

How can the Arkansas TE win the John Mackey award and not make the Walter Camp list on either team?  Somebody isn't paying attention.



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2010 4:43 pm
 

121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

I have to agree, I saw him kick a couple times this year and thought he was the best kicker I've seen a long time.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2010 1:39 pm
 

121st Walter Camp All-America teams announced

My only question:  Why is there no love for Alex Henery? He's been the best kicker for two years in college football and he never even cracked into these acknowledgement awards. Come draft day, talk has been he might even be the second kicker in hisotry taken in the 1st round...yet no love from anyone regarding post season awards?  Against A&M he kicked a 47 yarder into a 25 mph with 35mph gusts like it was nothing. Big 12 championship game, his 54 yarder-no wind, no elements-almost went OVER the uprights.  And if you watch the man kick-always down the middle, no matter which hash or how far away he is.  His only 'missed' kick of the year was a block by Missouri and that was a missed assignment-not a low kick.  He's going to have a great NFL career draining field goals. Just wish he could get some love his senior year.


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