NEW YORK (WCBI/AP) –
The Associated Press released its 2013 All-American team on Tuesday, and a plethora of Southeastern Conference players were selected to the first, second and third teams.
A pair of offensive tackles highlighted the SEC’s first team presence, as Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Alabama’s Cyrus Kouandjio were chosen to bookend the offensive line. Joining them on the first team offense is sophomore receiver Mike Evans from Texas A&M, who led the SEC in receiving in 2013.
Junior safety Cody Prewitt was named to the AP All-America first team on Tuesday.
The first team defense features a trio of SEC standouts, led by the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year at defensive end, Michael Sam of Missouri. C.J. Mosley, Alabama’s excellent linebacker and Butkus Award Winner, is one of the first team linebackers while Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt rounds out the back end at safety.
The second team offense is led by Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who is joined by fellow Heisman finalists Tre Mason of Auburn at running back. Gabe Jackson, a senior from Mississippi State, also comes in at guard for the second team. Defensively, South Carolina tackle Kelcy Quarles, Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and TAMU punter Drew Kaser round out the second team for the SEC.
The SEC’s third Heisman finalist, AJ McCarron, headlines the third team offense at quarterback. A pair of Auburn Tigers are on the third team o-line in tackle Gregory Robinson and center Reese Dismukes, and the explosive Odell Beckham Jr. from LSU was selected as the all-purpose player for the group.
On the defensive side of the third team, Florida’s standout freshman Vernon Hargreaves III occupies one of the two cornerback spots following a stellar debut season in Gainesville.
In total, the SEC landed 18 players on this year’s AP team: six first-teamers, six second-teamers and six third-teamers. Full roster of the AP All-American squad included below.
Quarterback — Jameis Winston, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-4, 229 pounds, Florida State.
Running backs — Andre Williams, senior, 6-0, 227, Boston College; Ka’Deem Carey, junior, 5-10, 196, Arizona.
Tackles — Jake Matthews, senior, 6-5, 305, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama.
Guards — Cyril Richardson, senior, 6-5, 340, Baylor; David Yankey, senior, 6-5, 313, Stanford.
Center — Bryan Stork, senior, 6-4, 300, Florida State.
Wide receivers — Brandin Cooks, junior, 5-10, 186, Oregon State; Mike Evans, sophomore, 6-5, 225, Texas A&M.
Tight end — Jace Amaro, junior, 6-5, 260, Texas Tech.
All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, senior, 6-0, 216, Northern Illinois.
Kicker — Roberto Aguayo, redshirt freshman, 6-1, 203, Florida State.
Ends — Michael Sam, senior, 6-2, 255, Missouri; Jackson Jeffcoat, senior, 6-5, 250, Texas.
Tackles — Aaron Donald, senior, 6-0, 285, Pittsburgh; Will Sutton, senior, 6-1, 288, Arizona State.
Linebackers — Anthony Barr, senior, 6-4, 248, UCLA; C.J. Mosley, senior, 6-2, 238, Alabama; Ryan Shazier, junior, 6-2, 230, Ohio State.
Cornerbacks — Darqueze Dennard, senior, 5-11, 197, Michigan State; Lamarcus Joyner, senior, 5-8, 190, Florida State.
Safeties — Cody Prewitt, junior, 6-2, 220, Ole Miss; Deone Bucannon, senior, 6-1, 198, Washington State.
Punter — Tom Hornsey, senior, 6-3, 210, Memphis.
Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, sophomore, Texas A&M.
Running backs — Tre’ Mason, junior, Auburn; Bishop Sankey, junior, Washington.
Tackles — Cameron Erving, junior, Florida State; Taylor Lewan, senior, Michigan.
Guards — Gabe Jackson, senior, Mississippi State; Xavier Su’a-Filo, junior, UCLA.
Center — Gabe Ikard, senior, Oklahoma.
Wide receivers — Sammy Watkins, junior, Clemson; Davante Adams, sophomore, Fresno State.
Tight end — Eric Ebron, junior, North Carolina.
All-purpose player — Ty Montgomery, junior, Stanford.
Kicker — Anthony Fera, senior, Texas.
Ends — Vic Beasley, junior, Clemson; Shilique Calhoun, sophomore, Michigan State.
Tackles — Timmy Jernigan, junior, Florida State; Kelcy Quarles, junior, South Carolina.
Linebackers — Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Khalil Mack, senior, Buffalo; Chris Borland, senior, Wisconsin.
Cornerbacks — Justin Gilbert, senior, Oklahoma State; Jason Verrett, senior, TCU.
Safeties — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, junior, Alabama; Ahmad Dixon, senior, Baylor.
Punter — Drew Kaser, sophomore, Texas A&M.
Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, senior, Alabama.
Running backs — Carlos Hyde, senior, Ohio State; Ameer Abdullah, junior, Nebraska.
Tackles — Jack Mewhort, senior, Ohio State; Gregory Robinson, sophomore, Auburn.
Guards — John Urschel, senior, Penn State; Ryan Groy, senior, Wisconsin.
Center — Reese Dismukes, junior, Auburn.
Wide receivers — Allen Robinson, junior, Penn State; Jordan Matthews, senior, Vanderbilt.
Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, junior, Washington.
All-purpose player — Odell Beckham Jr., junior, LSU.
Kicker — Jeff Budzien, senior, Northwestern.
Ends — Marcus Smith, senior, Louisville; Jeremiah Attaochu, senior, Georgia Tech.
Tackles — Ra’Shede Hageman, senior, Minnesota; Leonard Williams, sophomore, Southern California.
Linebackers —Shayne Skov, senior, Stanford; Max Bullough, senior, Michigan State; Denicos Allen, senior, Michigan State.
Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, junior, Oregon; Vernon Hargreaves III, freshman, Florida.
Safeties — Jimmie Ward, senior, Northern Illinois; Ty Zimmerman, senior, Kansas State.
Punter — Austin Rehkow, freshman, Idaho.