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Alabama Has Most On Writers’ Team
Posted Dec 10, 2011
Alabama leads the way in selections for the Football Writers Association of America All-America Team as five Crimson Tide players were name to the squad, which was selected for the 68th year. The Southeastern Conference dominated the team with 10 players, twice as many as the next highest from any league, five from the Big 12.
, which has been the nation’s most dominant team on defense, placed three defenders on the FWAA All-America team. The Tide also placed two offensive players on the team, Doak Walker winner and Heisman Trophy finalist tailback
, and Outland Trophy-winning tackle
Of the 10 SEC players named to the team, seven were on offense, where Alabama and
are considered the nation’s top two teams. Bama and the Fighting Tigers had three defensive players each.
had the seventh.
Alabama defensive players selected are safety
, and linebacker
Alabama and LSU will meet in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans on Jan. 9.
Eleven of the 25 players selected to the team by the All-America committee come from the nation's top three teams. No. 2 Alabama led all teams with five FWAA All-Americans, followed by three each from No. 1 LSU and No. 3
. The Cowboys, one of college football's most potent scoring teams, placed two players on the offensive side of the ball and another on special teams.
There were five FWAA All-America repeat selections, including two receivers, Oklahoma State's
. Alabama defensive back Mark Barron and
also earned All-America honors for the second straight season. Kicker
from Oklahoma State made the team last season as a punter.
Selected on the team from LSU were defensive lineman
and defensive backs
. Also selected on defense was linebacker
of Georgia. Also from the SEC,
was picked as the kcik return specialist.
was the team’s quarterback.
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