CollegeFootballPoll.com 2011 All-America Team
Third Annual Edition Honors Nation's Top Players At Every Position
by CFP Staff
|Quarterback:||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|
|Running Backs:||Montee Ball||Wisconsin|
|Wide Receivers:||Justin Blackmon||Oklahoma State|
|Tight End:||Dwayne Allen||Clemson|
|Levy Adcock||Oklahoma State|
|Melvin Ingram||South Carolina|
|Devon Still||Penn State|
|Linebackers:||Luke Kuechly||Boston College|
|Defensive Backs:||Tyrann Mathieu||LSU|
|David Amerson||N.C. State|
|Punter:||Ray Allen||Louisiana Tech|
|Place-kicker:||Randy Bullock||Texas A&M|
The CFP All-America offensive unit includes Heisman-winning QB Robert Griffin III of Baylor and two-time Fred Biletnikoff Award-winner Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State.
The defense includes Clemson's Andre Branch, following Da'Quan Bowers' selection to the team in 2010.
Other award-winners that appear on the 2011 CFP All-America Team are Trent Richardson (Doak Walker), Dwayne Allen (John Mackey), Barrett Jones (Outland Trophy), David Molk (Rimington Trophy), Morris Claiborne (Jim Thorpe Award), Ray Allen (Ray Guy Award), Randy Bullock (Lou Groza Award), Tyrann Mathieu (Chuck Bednarik Award), and Luke Kuechly (Dick Butkus, Bronko Nagurski and Vince Lombardi Awards).
Additionally, Montee Ball was a Heisman finalist who enters the bowl season leading the nation in rushing yards with 1,759 and has scored 38 total touchdowns (32 rushing). That's the second-highest single-season TD total on record, behind Barry Sanders who is credited by the NCAA with 39. However, Sanders actually had 44 after scoring 5 more TD's in 3 quarters of the 1988 Holiday Bowl (bowl stats were not counted in NCAA statistics prior to 2002).
Tyrann Mathieu was also a Heisman finalist.
Kuechly and Blackmon were also 2010 CFP All-Americans.
This year's All-America team features the following number of players from each conference:
SEC - 9
Big 12 - 5
ACC - 4
Big Ten - 3
PAC-10 - 2
CUSA - 1
WAC - 1
Big East - 0
Independents - 0
Mountain West - 0
Sun Belt - 0