Auburn boasts 2 All-Americans

December 15, 2010

No. 1 Auburn will have an All-American anchoring each side of the ball when the Tigers play for the national championship.

Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and defensive tackle Nick Fairley were voted to the Associated Press All-America team on Tuesday along with Oregon running back LaMichael James, who will face Auburn in the BCS title game Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.

Five teams — Auburn, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Oklahoma — had two players on the first team.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Cam Newton, jr., Auburn

RB: LaMichael James, soph., Oregon

RB: Kendall Hunter, jr., Oklahoma State

OT: Gabe Carimi, sr., Wisconsin

OT: Nate Solder, sr., Colorado

OG: Rodney Hudson, sr., Florida State

OG: John Moffitt, sr., Wisconsin

C: Chase Beeler, sr., Stanford

TE: Michael Egnew, jr., Missouri

WR: Justin Blackmon, soph., Okla. State

WR: Ryan Broyles, jr., Oklahoma

AP: Randall Cobb, jr., Kentucky

PK: Alex Henery, sr., Nebraska

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

DE: Da'Quan Bowers, jr,. Clemson

DE: Ryan Kerrigan, sr., Purdue

DT: Nick Fairley, jr., Auburn

DT: Stephen Paea, sr., Oregon State

LB: Luke Kuechly, soph., Boston College

LB: Greg Jones, sr., Michigan State

LB: Von Miller, sr., Texas A&M.

CB: Patrick Peterson, jr., LSU

CB: Prince Amukamara, sr., Nebraska

S: Tejay Johnson, sr., TCU

S: Quinton Carter, sr., Oklahoma

P: Chas Henry, jr., Florida

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