With the 2014 regular season complete, it's time to recognize some of this year's stars. FOX Sports has compiled its first- and second-team All-Americans for 2014. The second-team selections are in parentheses for each position. Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel, Joel Klatt, Coy Wire and Teddy Mitrosilis voted on the picks. Without further ado, let's get to the selections. (You can see the official AP All-America team here.)
QB: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (2nd: Trevone Boykin, TCU)
The photo says it all. Mariota's 2014 season was a sensational one that ended with him clutching the Heisman Trophy. Mariota completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 3,783 yards and 38 touchdowns to only two interceptions. He also added 14 rushing TDs and one receiving in a season Ducks fans will never forget.
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RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin (2nd: James Conner, Pitt)
Gordon had an unreal 2014 campaign that probably would have won the Heisman in other years, except he had to go head-to-head with Mariota. Still, his 2,336 yards and 26 touchdowns made for a remarkable year in Madison and earned him a trip to New York, where he finished second in the Heisman voting.
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RB: Tevin Coleman, Indiana (2nd: Jay Ajayi, Boise State)
Coleman was probably overlooked by many playing for the Hoosiers, but he was the only back other than Gordon to rush for 2,000 yards in 2014 (2,036) and added 15 TDs.
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WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama (2nd: Kevin White, West Virginia)
What a difference one Lane Kiffin makes. Under Alabama's new offensive coordinator, Cooper exploded for 115 catches -- which set new Alabama and SEC single-season records -- 1,656 yards and 14 TDs. He was invited to New York as a Heisman finalist, where he finished third.
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WR: Rashard Higgins, Colorado State (2nd: Nelson Agholor, USC)
Higgins had a breakout year for the Rams, finishing second to Cooper in yards (1,640) and leading the nation in TD catches by three (17). In nine of 11 games this season, Higgins had at least 140 yards receiving. Yes, a monster year it was.
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TE: Clive Walford, Miami (2nd: Nick O'Leary, FSU)
Walford and O'Leary could be flipped here, but the Cane gets the nod with his 15.4 yards per catch average and seven TDs compared to O'Leary's 13.1 YPA and six scores.
Drango was equally deserving of the Outland Trophy this season, as he proved to be the anchor to Baylor's offensive line and a key piece in one of the nation's most explosive offenses. A three-year starter for the Bears, Drango has a bright NFL future ahead of him.
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G: A.J. Cann, South Carolina (2nd: Laken Tomlinson, Duke)
Cann has been a model of consistency in his four seasons at South Carolina, starting 50 games for the Gamecocks. A physical brute, the 311-pound Cann should be a coveted pick in next year's NFL Draft.
For all the on-field attention Jameis Winston has received at Florida State in the last two seasons -- which, of course, includes winning the 2013 Heisman -- Jackson and the offensive line deserve their share. In a year that saw the Noles replace major pieces across the offense, Jackson and Co. helped freshman RB Dalvin Cook become established and allowed Winston to have his stellar moments amid his mistakes.
DE: Joey Bosa, Ohio State (2nd: Shane Ray, Missouri)
Bosa, a sophomore, became a bonafide star in 2014, ranking fourth in the country in sacks (13.5) and fifth in tackles for loss (20). He figures to wreak more havoc in the College Football Playoff for the Buckeyes.
DE: Vic Beasley, Clemson (2nd: Nate Orchard, Utah)
Beasley was a star on the nation's No. 1 defense in yards per play allowed (4.03). He ranked eighth in sacks (11) and ninth in tackles for loss (18.5). The senior is off to the NFL, where he has a chance to be a star for many years to come.
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DT: Leonard Williams, USC (2nd: Danny Shelton, Washington)
At 6-foot-5 and almost 300 pounds, Williams has the strength to hold up against burly O-linemen inside but also has impressive quickness and athleticism, making him a likely top-five pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He racked up six sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss while routinely facing double teams.
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DT: Malcom Brown, Texas (2nd: Michael Bennett, Ohio State)
Brown became a stud in his first season in Charlie Strong's defense, piling up 64 tackles, 14 TFLs and 6.5 sacks. He was an Outland Trophy finalist and led the Big 12's top defense.
Bruce Feldman has been on the Scooby bandwagon all year and with good reason: Wright led the country in TFLs (27) and forced fumbles (six), was one shy of tying for first in total tackles (153) and ranked third in sacks (14). The Bronko Nagurski winner, honoring the nation's top defensive player, had as productive a season as anyone on his side of the ball.
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LB: Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington (2nd: Eric Kendricks, UCLA)
Kikaha didn't get as much attention as teammate Shaq Thompson -- probably because he also didn't produce as a running back for the Huskies or score four defensive TDs -- but he gets the edge here. Kikaha led the country in sacks (18) and ranked second to Wright in TFLs (24).
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LB: Paul Dawson, TCU (2nd: Mike Hull, Penn State)
Dawson was a stud on a TCU defense that ranked in the top 25 nationally, ranking 11th in the country with 128 tackles and ninth in TFLs (18.5). He'll have one more chance to shine in 2014 on New Year's Eve against Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.
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CB: Senquez Golson, Ole Miss (2nd: Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech)
A proud member of the Land Shark defense, Golson had a huge 2014 for the Rebels. He ranked second in the nation, and first in the SEC, in interceptions (nine) and also came in seventh nationally with 17 passes defended. Quite a way for the senior to go out in Oxford.
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CB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (2nd: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida)
Ekpre-Olomu has been a consistent shutdown corner for the Ducks. He doesn't stand out statistically, primarily because offenses have no reason to challenge him, as they can attack other spots of Oregon's D that ranked 58th in yards per play allowed this season. Ifo has done his part, though, and now the senior will beg for Jameis Winston and FSU to challenge him when the Ducks and Noles meet in the playoff semifinals.
Holliman was the true definition of "ball hawk" in 2014, tying the NCAA record for interceptions in a single season with 14 and helping the Cardinals post the nation's sixth-best defense in yards per play allowed (4.58). Holliman has declared for the 2015 NFL Draft, as his work at the college level is clearly complete.
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S: Landon Collins, Alabama (2nd: Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss)
Nick Saban had plenty of questions regarding his secondary entering the season, but Collins was never one of them. He anchored the Tide as they broke in new corners, leading the team in tackles with 91 and adding three picks, nine passes defended and a forced fumble. A versatile safety, Collins will be a first-round pick should he leave early for the NFL.
Aguayo has been the model kicker for Florida State, to the point where it was a surprise this season when he broke his streak of 23 straight makes. He went 25 of 27 on the year -- ranking third nationally in percentage (92.6) -- and drilled all three of his attempts from 50 or more yards. At such a shaky position in the college game, FSU knows it has a weapon it can rely on in Aguayo.
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P: Tom Hackett, Utah (2nd: JK Scott, Alabama)
Hackett ranked second in the country in average at 47 yards per punt on 77 attempts. He's the first of two Utes to make the special teams portion of our All-America team.
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KR: Kaelin Clay, Utah (2nd: Marcus Murphy, Missouri)
And here is the second. Clay tied for first in the country with three punt return TDs and ranked fourth with 16.86 yards per punt return. He added a fourth special teams TD on a kickoff and averaged 26.2 yards per kickoff return, good for 18th in the country.
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AP: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State (2nd: Tyreek Hill, Oklahoma State)
Lockett is the all-purpose pick for 2014. He caught 93 passes for 1,351 yards and nine TDs while leading the country in punt return average at 19 yards per return. He also took two punts back to the house for the Wildcats.