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Seven SEC defenders named All-Americans

The Associated Press announced its 2011 All-American team Wednesday and the defense was yanked right out of the SEC's backyard.

Seven SEC defenders were named first-team members of the All-American Team. LSU punter Brad Wing, who somehow wasn't a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, was named the first-team punter.

All four secondary members -- Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Mark Barron and Bacarri Rambo -- came from the SEC.

Including the second team, the SEC placed 16 players on the AP All-American team.

Here is a complete list of the two AP teams:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB -- Robert Griffin III, Baylor

RB -- Montee Ball, Wisconsin

RB -- Trent Richardson, Alabama

OT -- Barrett Jones, Alabama

OT -- Matt Kalil, USC

OG -- David DeCastro, Stanford

OG -- Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin

C -- David Molk, Michigan

WR -- Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

WR -- Robert Woods, USC

TE -- Dwayne Allen, Clemson

All-purpose -- Sammy Watkins, Clemson

K -- Randy Bullock, Texas A&M

DEFENSE

DE -- Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

DE -- Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

DT -- Devon Still, Penn State

DT -- Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

LB -- Luke Kuechly, Boston College

LB -- Jarvis Jones, Georgia

LB -- Dont'a Hightower, Alabama

CB -- Morris Claiborne, LSU

CB -- Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

S -- Mark Barron, Alabama

S -- Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

P -- Brad Wing, LSU

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB -- Andrew Luck, Stanford

RB -- LaMichael James, Oregon

RB -- David Wilson, Virginia Tech

OT -- Jonathan Martin, Stanford

OT -- Nate Potter, Boise State

G --Will Blackwell, LSU

G -- Austin Pazstor, Virginia

C -- Peter Konz, Wisconsin

WR -- Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

WR -- Kendall Wright, Baylor

TE -- Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

All-purpose -- Joe Adams, Arkansas

K -- Caleb Sturgis, Florida

DEFENSE

DE -- Frank Alexander, Oklahoma

DE -- Vinny Curry, Marshall

DT -- Joe Vellano, Maryland

DT -- Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati

LB -- Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

LB -- Lavonte David, Nebraska

LB -- Manti Teo, Notre Dame

CB -- David Amerson, North Carolina State

CB -- Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama

S -- Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State

S -- Antonio Allen, South Carolina

P -- Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech