Alabama Places Eight on Pro Football Weekly All-America Team

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Dec. 13, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Crimson Tide had eight representatives on the 2011 Pro Football Weekly All-America Team.

Of the five first-team honorees, four were on defense, including senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw, junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower, senior safety Mark Barron and junior cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, while junior running back Trent Richardson was Alabama's representative on offense. The Tide also placed a trio on the honorable mention list including junior offensive linemen Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack and senior defensive lineman Josh Chapman.

Quarterback Andrew Luck, Stanford
Honorable mention Matt Barkley, USC
Robert Griffin III, Baylor

Running back
Trent Richardson, Alabama
Honorable mention
Montee Ball, Wisconsin
David Wilson, Virginia Tech

Fullback
Jay Prosch, Illinois
Honorable mention
Braden Wilson, Kansas State

Wide receivers
Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Kendall Wright, Baylor
Honorable mention
Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
Marvin McNutt, Iowa

Tight end
Coby Fleener, Stanford
Honorable mention
Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
Dwayne Allen, Clemson

Offensive tackles
Matt Kalil, USC
Riley Reiff, Iowa
Honorable mention
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Taylor Lewan, Michigan
Zebrie Sanders, Florida State
Cordy Glenn, Georgia

Offensive guards
David DeCastro, Stanford
Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
Honorable mention
Chance Warmack, Alabama
Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

Center
Peter Konz, Wisconsin
Honorable mention
David Molk, Michigan
Ben Jones, Georgia

Defensive ends
Sam Montgomery, LSU
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Honorable mention
Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
Barkevious Mingo, LSU
Vinny Curry, Marshall
Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma

Defensive tackles
Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
Devon Still, Penn State
Honorable mention
Michael Brockers, LSU
Brandon Thompson, Clemson
Josh Chapman, Alabama
Dontari Poe, Memphis

Inside linebacker
Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
Honorable mention
Luke Kuechly, Boston College
Lavonte David, Nebraska

Outside linebackers
Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Honorable mention
Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Sean Spence, Miami (Fla.)

Cornerbacks
Morris Claiborne, LSU
Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
Honorable mention
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State
Leonard Johnson, Iowa State
David Amerson, North Carolina State

Safeties
Mark Barron, Alabama
T.J. McDonald, USC
Honorable mention
Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma
John Boyett, Oregon

Placekicker
Randy Bullock, Texas A&M
Honorable mention
Caleb Sturgis, Florida

Punter
Steven Clark, Auburn
Honorable mention
Brad Wing, LSU

Return specialist
Joe Adams, Arkansas
Honorable mention
Taveon Rogers, New Mexico State