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2012 College Football All-America Team

The 2012 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "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 College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: 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),, 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]

In 2012, there were 13 unanimous All-Americans.

Name Position Year University
Ryan Allen Punter Senior Louisiana Tech
Jadeveon Clowney Defensive Line Sophomore South Carolina
Jonathan Cooper Offensive Line Senior North Carolina
Zach Ertz Tight End Junior Stanford
Luke Joeckel Offensive Line Junior Texas A&M
Jarvis Jones Linebacker Junior Georgia
Marqise Lee Wide Receiver Sophomore USC
Dee Milliner Defensive Back Junior Alabama
Manti Te'o Linebacker Senior Notre Dame
Phillip Thomas Defensive Back Senior Fresno St.
Chance Warmack Offensive Line Senior Alabama
Björn Werner Defensive Line Junior Florida St.
Terrance Williams Wide Receiver Senior Baylor


Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M
Chance Warmack of Alabama


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  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 1961). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage. 12 (6). Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/ Retrieved 2011-10-17.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Archived from the original on 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  5. ^ "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010-09-15. Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-10.