SEC players rack up AFCA All-America honors

Who's the most talented team in the country?

According to the American Football Coaches Association, it just might be Alabama.

The Crimson Tide led the way nationally with four players named to the AFCA All-America team. The next closest team was Texas with three players selected.

Earning first-team honors for Alabama were sophomore running back Mark Ingram, senior offensive guard Mike Johnson, junior linebacker Rolando McClain and senior cornerback Javier Arenas.

Nobody else in the SEC had more than one player selected.

Also making the team from the SEC were Tennessee safety Eric Berry, Florida cornerback Joe Haden and Georgia punter Drew Butler. The team is chosen by the AFCA coaches.

Here's a look at the entire AFCA All-America team:


WR Golden Tate 5-11 195 Jr. Notre Dame Hendersonville,

Tenn. (Pope John Paul II)

WR Mardy Gilyard 6-1 187 Sr. Cincinnati Bunnell, Fla.

(Flagler Palm Coast)

TE Dennis Pitta 6-5 247 Sr. BYU Moorpark, Calif.


OL Mike Johnson 6-6 305 Sr. Alabama Pensacola, Fla. (Pine


OL Russell Okung 6-5 300 Sr. Oklahoma State Houston, Texas


C Chris Hall 6-4 295 Sr. Texas Irving, Texas (Irving)

OL Trent Williams 6-5 315 Sr. Oklahoma Longview, Texas


OL Mike Iupati 6-6 330 Sr. Idaho Anaheim, Caiif. (Western)

QB Colt McCoy 6-2 210 Sr. Texas Tuscola, Texas (Jim Ned)

RB Mark Ingram 5-10 215 So. Alabama Flint, Mich.


RB Toby Gerhart 6-1 235 Sr. Stanford Norco, Calif.



DL Ndamukong Suh 6-4 300 Sr. Nebraska Portland, Ore.


DL Jerry Hughes 6-3 257 Sr. TCU Sugar Land, Texas


DL Jared Odrick 6-5 296 Sr. Penn State Lebanon, Pa.


DL Derrick Morgan 6-4 272 Jr. Georgia Tech Coatesville,

Pa. (Coatesville)

DL Brian Price 6-2 300 Jr. UCLA Los Angeles, Calif.


LB Rolando McClain 6-4 258 Jr. Alabama Decatur, Ala.


LB Greg Jones 6-1 228 Jr. Michigan State Cincinnati, Ohio


DB Eric Berry* 5-11 195 Jr. Tennessee Fairburn, Ga.


DB Joe Haden 5-11 190 Jr. Florida Fort Washington, Md.


DB Javier Arenas 5-9 198 Sr. Alabama Tampa, Fla.


DB Earl Thomas 5-10 197 So. Texas Orange, Texas (West

Orange Stark)


P Drew Butler 6-2 203 So. Georgia Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree


PK Kai Forbath 6-0 192 Jr. UCLA Pacific Palisades,

Calif. (Notre Dame)

AP C.J. Spiller 5-11 195 Sr. Clemson Lake Butler, Fla.

(Union County)

*-2008 All-American