2011 College Football All-America Team

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The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] In 1950 the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1952, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The 2011 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), Pro Football Weekly (PFW), ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, and Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!).

Currently, NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men’s basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. The system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. Honorable mention and fourth team or lower recognitions are not accorded any points. Football consensus teams are compiled by position and the player accumulating the most points at each position is named first team consensus all-American. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.[5]

In 2011, there were 7 unanimous All-Americans.

Name Position Year University
Mark Barron Defensive Back Senior Alabama
Justin Blackmon Wide Receiver Junior Oklahoma St.
Morris Claiborne Defensive Back Junior LSU
David DeCastro Offensive Line Junior Stanford
Barrett Jones Offensive Line Junior Alabama
Whitney Mercilus Defensive Line Junior Illinois
Trent Richardson Running Back Junior Alabama

Offense[edit]

Quarterback[edit]

Running back[edit]

Fullback[edit]

Wide receiver[edit]

Tight end[edit]

Tackle[edit]

Guard[edit]

Center[edit]

Defense[edit]

End[edit]

Tackle[edit]

Linebacker[edit]

Cornerback[edit]

Safety[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Kicker[edit]

Punter[edit]

All-purpose / return specialist[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 61). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage 12 (6). Retrieved 2011-10-17.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/NCAA.org. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  5. ^ "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010-09-15. Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 

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