Ingram, McClain lead Alabama All-Americans
By Ralph D. Russo
AP College Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alabama will bring a lineup powered by All-Americans into the BCS national championship game.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide had six players, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, voted to The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday -- more than any other school.
Ingram was a unanimous first-team selection, as was linebacker Rolando McClain. Defensive tackle Terrence Cody was selected for the second consecutive season. Cornerback Javier Arenas, guard Michael Johnson and kicker Leigh Tiffin were also first-teamers.
Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, the Heisman runner-up, and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who finished fourth in Heisman voting, were also unanimous first-team All-America selections.
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was the All-American quarterback, selected to the first team by a panel of 14 AP college football poll voters. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was a second-team selection. Boise State's Kellen Moore was the third-team quarterback.
McCoy finished third in the Heisman voting last weekend and was a second-team All-American last year. The senior was joined by his longtime pal and favorite receiver, Jordan Shipley, on the first team. Texas safety Earl Thomas gave the Longhorns three players on the first team, second only to Alabama.
The Crimson Tide and Longhorns play in the BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7.
Alabama safety Mark Barron made the third-team, giving the Tide seven players who received AP All-America honors. Texas put three players -- kicker Hunter Lawrence, center Chris Hall and linebacker Sergio Kindle -- on the third team for a total of six overall.
Florida also had six players make the three teams, including cornerback Joe Haden and tight end Aaron Hernandez as first-teamers.
The SEC was the most represented conference on the first team, with 11 players, including Tennessee safety Eric Berry, South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood and Georgia punter Drew Butler.
The Big 12 has seven first-team selections, including three of the five offensive linemen.
The tackles were Oklahoma State's Russell Okung and Oklahoma's Trent Williams. Baylor's J.D. Walton was the center.
Finishing out the offensive line was Idaho guard Mike Iuapti.
Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate and Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, selected as an all-purpose player, round out the offense.
TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes was the lone representative on all three teams from the unbeaten and No. 3 Horned Frogs. Georgia Tech's Derrick Morgan was the other defensive end.
Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones was the only Big Ten player on the first team.
Florida's twin brother offensive linemen, Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, were selected to the second team. Oregon State receiver James Rodgers made the second team as an all-purpose player and his brother, Jacquizz, was a third-team selection at running back.