CollegeFootballPoll.com 2010 All-America Team
Second Annual Edition Honors Nation's Top Players At Every Position
by CFP Staff
|Running Backs:||LaMichael James||Oregon|
|Kendall Hunter||Oklahoma State|
|Wide Receivers:||Justin Blackmon||Oklahoma State|
|Tight End:||Michael Egnew||Missouri|
|Anthony Castonzo||Boston College|
|Derek Sherrod||Mississippi State|
|Linebackers:||Greg Jones||Michigan State|
|Luke Kuechly||Boston College|
|Defensive Backs:||Jayron Hosley||Virginia Tech|
The CFP All-America offensive unit includes WR Justin Blackmon (Fred Biletnikoff Award) and RB Kendall Hunter from Oklahoma State. The pair were instrumental in putting the Cowboys in the thick of the Big 12 race. Head coach Mike Gundy's team finished the regular season with a 10-2 record for its best mark since 1988. The Cowboys have a chance to set a new school record for wins in a single season when they face Arizona in the Alamo Bowl.
The offense includes major award winners Chas Henry of Florida (Ray Guy Award), Gabe Carimi of Wisconsin (Outland Trophy) and LaMichael James of Oregon (Doak Walker Award).
Defensive All-Americans feature Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers (Bronko Nagurski Trophy) and Nick Fairley of Auburn (Vince Lombardi Award).
Specialist Cliff Harris of Oregon had 4 punt returns for touchdowns while averaging 19.46 yards per return. The defensive back also had 5 interceptions with 1 TD and led the country with 15 passes breakups.
Hawaii receiver Greg Salas has been largely overlooked by other award and All-America committees, disregarding his 128.8 yards in receptions per game and 106 total receptions for the season. Though it wasn't a consideration of his All-America status this year, Salas has caught 269 balls for 4,096 yards and 23 TD's over the last 3 seasons.
Mana Silva is another Hawaii player who posted phenomenal numbers, tying Virginia Tech's Jayron Hosley for the national lead with 8 interceptions.
This year's All-America team features the following number of players from each conference:
SEC - 7
ACC - 4
Big 12 - 4
Big Ten - 3
PAC-10 - 3
Mountain West - 2
WAC - 2
Big East - 0
CUSA - 0
Independents - 0
Sun Belt - 0