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Pro Football Weekly All-American team

The Pro Football Weekly All-American team is always interesting because it's different than most All-American teams.

Here's how it bills itself:

PFW’s All-America team annually honors college football’s most talented players and is determined based on extensive evaluation and considerable feedback from NFL evaluators, taking into consideration how players grade out both in their assignments and by the quality of critical playing traits. PFW honors are distinguished by the premium placed on skill, football temperament and instincts and seek to recognize players we expect will become outstanding pros. Players are expected to have contributed for the bulk of the season to qualify. Production is considered, but not weighed nearly as heavily as how much of an impact players make on their teams. Extra attention is paid to traits such as toughness, intelligence and competitiveness, all traits that we believe correlate heavily to future NFL success.

So which Pac-12 players made it? Check it out.

Juniors are marked by one asterisk (*), draft-eligible sophomores have two (**) and true sophomores have three (***).

2012 All-America team

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

HONORBALE MENTION

Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville***

AJ McCarron, Alabama*

Running back

Montee Ball, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION

Eddie Lacy, Alabama*

Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

Fullback

J.C. Copeland, LSU*

HONORABLE MENTION

Trey Millard, Oklahoma*

Wide receivers

Marqise Lee, USC***

Sammy Watkins, Clemson***

HONORABLE MENTION

Terrance Williams, Baylor

DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson*

Justin Hunter, Tennessee*

Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

Tight end

Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

HONORABLE MENTION

Zach Ertz, Stanford*

Gavin Escobar, San Diego State*

Offensive tackles

Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M*

Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

HONORABLE MENTION

Taylor Lewan, Michigan*

Jake Matthews, Texas A&M*

D.J. Fluker, Alabama*

Brian Winters, Kent State

Offensive guards

Chance Warmack, Alabama

Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

HONORABLE MENTION

Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State*

Cyril Richardson, Baylor*

Center

Travis Frederick, Wisconsin*

HONORABLE MENTION

Barrett Jones, Alabama

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina***

Bjoern Werner, Florida State*

HONORABLE MENTION

Damontre Moore, Texas A&M*

Sam Montgomery, LSU*

Ezekiel Ansah, Brigham Young

Morgan Breslin, USC*

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Sylvester Williams, North Carolina

Bennie Logan, LSU*

HONORABLE MENTION

Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame***

Star Lotulelei, Utah

Sheldon Richardson, Missouri*

Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State*

INSIDE LINEBACKER

Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

HONORABLE MENTION

Kevin Minter, LSU*

Max Bullough, Michigan State*

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Dion Jordan, Oregon

Jarvis Jones, Georgia*

HONORABLE MENTION

C.J. Mosley, Alabama*

Michael Mauti, Penn State

CORNERBACKS

Dee Milliner, Alabama*

Logan Ryan, Rutgers*

HONORABLE MENTION

Darius Slay, Mississippi State

Jamar Taylor, Boise State

SAFETIES

Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma*

Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION

Eric Reid, LSU*

D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

Specialists

PLACEKICKER

Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

HONORABLE MENTION

Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

PUNTER

Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech

HONORABLE MENTION

Kyle Christy, Florida***

RETURN SPECIALIST

Tavon Austin, West Virginia

HONORABLE MENTION

Ace Sanders, South Carolina*

Giovani Bernard, North Carolina**