Clowney named to coaches' All-America team

GoGamecocks staff reportsNovember 28, 2012 

South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) celebrates a sack of Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10)in the fourth quarter of their game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney and Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams and headline the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team announced Wednesday by the American Football Coaches Association.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.

Clowney leads the nation in tackles for loss with 21.5 this season, and is tied for first with 13 sacks. He is a finalist for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award.

Williams leads the nation in total receiving yards with 1,693, and averages 153.91 yards per game, which is also tops in the nation. He has 89 receptions and 12 touchdowns, and is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, as the nation’s best receiver.

Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolCoachHometown (High School)
WRMarqise Lee6-0195So.USCLane KiffinInglewood, Calif. (Serra)
WRTerrance Williams6-2205Sr.BaylorArt BrilesDallas, Texas (W.T. White)
TEZach Ertz6-6252Sr.StanfordDavid ShawAlamo, Calif. (Monte Visa)
OLChance Warmack6-3320Sr.AlabamaNick SabanAtlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
OLLuke Joeckel6-6310Jr.Texas A&MKevin SumlinArlington, Texas (Arlington)
CDalton Freeman6-5285Sr.ClemsonDabo SwinneyPelion, S.C. (Pelion)
OLJonathan Cooper6-3295Sr.North CarolinaLarry FedoraWilmington, N.C. (Hoggard)
OLDavid Yankey6-5301Jr.StanfordDavid ShawRoswell, Ga. (Centennial)
QBTajh Boyd6-1225Jr.ClemsonDabo SwinneyHampton, Va. (Phoebus)
RBKenjon Barner5-11192Sr.OregonChip KellyRiverside, Calif. (Notre Dame)
RBMontee Ball*5-11215Sr.WisconsinBret BielemaWentzville, Mo. (Timberland)

Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolCoachHometown (High School)
DLJadeveon Clowney6-6256So.South CarolinaSteve SpurrierRock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe)
DLBjoern Werner6-4255Jr.Florida St.Jimbo FisherBerlin, Germany (Salisbury [Conn.])
DLDamontre Moore6-4250Jr.Texas A&MKevin SumlinRowlett, Texas (Rowlett)
DLWill Sutton6-1267Jr.Arizona St.Todd GrahamCorona, Calif. (Centennial)
LBManti Te’o6-2255Sr.Notre DameBrian KellyLaie, Hawaii (Punahou)
LBJarvis Jones*6-3241Jr.GeorgiaMark RichtColumbus, Ga. (Carver)
LBC.J. Mosley6-2232Jr.AlabamaNick SabanTheodore, Ala. (Theodore)
DBEric Reid6-2212Jr.LSULes MilesGeismar, La. (Dutchtown)
DBDee Milliner6-1199Jr.AlabamaNick SabanMillbrook, Ala. (Stanhope Elmore)
DBJordan Poyer6-0190Sr.Oregon St.Mike RileyAstoria, Ore. (Astoria)
DBPhillip Thomas6-1215Sr.Fresno St.Tim DeRuyterBakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield)

Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolCoachHometown (High School)
PRyan Allen6-2215Sr.Louisiana TechSonny DykesSalem, Ore. (West Salem)
PKQuinn Sharp6-1205Sr.Oklahoma St.Mike GundyMansfield, Texas (Summit)
APTavon Austin5-9171Sr.West VirginiaDana HolgorsenBaltimore, Md. (Dunbar)

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