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AFCA All-American Team Dominated By SEC, Alabama

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Trent Richardson is one of five Crimson Tide players on the AFCA All-American team.
Trent Richardson is one of five Crimson Tide players on the AFCA All-American team.

The AFCA has released the coaches' All-American team, and the SEC is more than well-represented. The conference landed nine players on the team, followed by the Big Ten with six, Big 12 with five, Pac-12 with three, and the ACC and MAC with one apiece. The SEC players to make the squad are:

  • TE Orson Charles, Georgia
  • OL Barrett Jones, Alabama
  • RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
  • DL Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
  • LB Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
  • LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
  • DB Mark Barron, Alabama
  • DB Morris Claiborne, LSU
  • DB DeQuan Menzie, Alabama

The conference, predictably, is dominant on the defense. In fact, five of the back seven on the All-American team comes from the SEC. Georgia's Jones is unique on the team as the sophomore linebacker is the only underclassman on the squad.

As with the case of the preseason All-SEC teams, Alabama is the dominant individual team here. The Tide placed five players on the team, most of any in the country. Oklahoma State and Wisconsin tied for second with three each, and Georgia and Stanford both placed two on the team. LSU and South Carolina tied with eight other teams with one player apiece.