AP releases its All-American teams

The Associated Press released its All-American teams on Tuesday afternoon, and No. 1 Auburn has first-teamers anchoring both sides of the ball.

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With Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton and defensive tackle Nick Fairley highlighting the vote-getters, Auburn is one of five teams with two players on the first team.

Wisconsin had two players from its dominant offensive line: Outland Trophy-winning tackle Gabe Carimi and guard John Moffitt.

Oklahoma State, possessing the nation’s No. 1 offense, had wide receiver Justin Blackmon and running back Kendall Hunter on the first team. In-state rival Oklahoma, meanwhile, had receiver Ryan Broyles and safety Quinton Carter on the squad.

Here is the list of first-team All-Americans:

Offense

Quarterback — Cam Newton, Auburn
Running backs — LaMichael James, Oregon; Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
Tackles — Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin; Nate Solder, Colorado
Guards — Rodney Hudson, Florida State; John Moffitt, Wisconsin
Center — Chase Beeler, Stanford
Tight end — Michael Egnew, Missouri
Wide receivers — Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State; Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
All-purpose player — Randall Cobb, Kentucky
Kicker — Alex Henery, Nebraska

Defense

Ends — Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson; Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
Tackles — Nick Fairley, Auburn; Stephen Paea, Oregon State
Linebackers — Luke Kuechly, Boston College; Greg Jones, Michigan State; Von Miller, Texas A&M
Cornerbacks — Patrick Peterson, LSU; Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
Safeties — Tejay Johnson, TCU; Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
Punter — Chas Henry, Florida

Click here to view the list of second- and third-team All-Americans.

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