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2012 College Football All-America Team

The 2012 College Football All-America Team includes those American players of All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. 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 2012 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following 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, the 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 a first-team honor, two points for second-team honor, and one point for third-team honor. 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]

Offense

Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M
Marqise Lee of USC
Chance Warmack of Alabama

Quarterback

Running back

Fullback

Wide receiver

Tight end

Offensive line

Defense

Defensive line

Linebacker

Defensive back

Special teams

Kicker

Punter

All-purpose / return specialist

Notes

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495.  
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 61). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game".  
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?".  
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners".  
  5. ^ "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)".  

References

  • Consensus/unanimous announcement
  • 2012 Associated Press All-American team
  • 2012 AFCA All-America team
  • 2012 FwAA All-America team
  • 2012 Sporting News' All-American team
  • 2012 CBS All-America team
  • 2012 ESPN All-America team
  • 2012 Scout.com All-America team
  • Walter Camp All-America team
  • 2012 Sports Illustrated All-American team
  • 2012 Pro Football Weekly All-America team
  • 2012 College Football News All-America Team
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