Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 AP All-America Team

Taylor Lewan went from Under Armour All-American to AP All-American
The AP All-America Team was released last week, so this isn't exactly a timely post, but I figured I would gather together the names of players that are pertinent to Michigan fans.

Montee Ball - RB - Wisconsin
Ka'Deem Carey - RB - Arizona
Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
Chance Warmack - OG - Alabama
Barrett Jones - C - Alabama
Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina
Manti Te'o - LB - Notre Dame
C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama
Dee Milliner - CB - Alabama

D.J. Fluker - OT - Alabama
Spencer Long - OG - Nebraska
Tyler Eifert - TE - Notre Dame
Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
Johnathan Hankins - DT - Ohio State
Kawann Short - DT - Purdue
Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio State

A.J. McCarron - QB - Alabama
Braxston Cave - C - Notre Dame
John Simon - DE - Ohio State

Of the 75 total players listed on the first, second, and third teams, Michigan played (or will play) against 17 of them, or 23%.  This just reinforces how difficult Michigan's schedule was, as the Wolverines lost a close game to the #1 team (4 players), lost in a blowout to the #2 team (6 players), lost a close game to a 12-0 team in Ohio State (3 players), and then lost by two scores to Nebraska (1 player).

I threw in Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey simply because he plays for former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez and leads the country with 1,929 rushing yards (and will end the bowl season that way unless someone else busts out with a couple hundred yards in a bowl game, which is possible).

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how many of these high school all stars actually become all americans and then all pros. So then what does that say about the value of the stars that we give to these kids in high school?