NFP 2012 preseason All-America first team

The last of the major Media Days concludes today with the Big East, which means that we are getting close to the start of the 2012 college football season.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the National Football Post's 2012 preseason All-America first team.

Offense

Sr. QB Matt Barkley, USC, 6-2, 230

Sr. RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 5-11, 210

Joseph RandleICONRB Joseph Randle edged out Marcus Lattimore for first-team honors.

Jr. RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 191

So. WR Marqise Lee, USC, 6-0, 195

Jr. WR Robert Woods, USC, 6-1, 190

So. WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson, 6-1, 180

Sr. TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame, 6-6, 251

Jr. T Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310

Jr. T D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335

Sr. G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 310

Jr. G Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, 6-4, 330

Sr. C Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 311

Defense

Jr. DE William Gholston, Michigan State, 6-7, 275

Jr. DE Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-4, 245

Sr. DT Star Lotulelei, Utah, 6-4, 320

Sr. DT John Jenkins, Georgia, 6-3, 351

Jr. LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241

Sr. LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame, 6-2, 255

Sr. LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State, 6-1, 223

Jr. CB David Amerson, N.C. State, 6-3, 194

Sr. CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185

Sr. S T.J. McDonald, USC, 6-3, 205

Jr. S Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 208

Special Teams

Sr. K Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 187

So. P Brad Wing, LSU, 6-3, 184

So. KR De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, 5-9, 173

Jr. PR Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, 5-9, 175

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