The 2009 AP All-American Team was named today and we’ll go over the big college football names that made the list.
Alabama came out on top in the 2009 AP All-American 1st team with five players elected. Running back Mark Ingram, guard Michael Johnson, kicker Leigh Tiffin, defensive tackle Terrence Cody, and cornerback Javier Arenas were all 1st team All-American selections for the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
Texas – the team that Alabama will face for the college football national title – had three AP All-American 1st team selections of their own with quarterback Colt McCoy, wide receiver Jordan Shipley, and safety Earl Thomas.
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The only other team with more than one 2009 AP All-American was the Florida Gators with 2. Both tight end Aaron Hernandez and cornerback Joe Haden made the team this year.
College football 2009 AP All-American 1st Team:
AP All-American Offense
QB: Colt McCoy (Texas)
RB: Toby Gerhart (Stanford), Mark Ingram (Alabama)
WR: Golden Tate (Notre Dame), Jordan Shipley (Texas)
TE: Aaron Hernandez (Florida)
T: Russell Okung (Oklahoma State), Trent Williams (Oklahoma)
G: Michael Johnson (Alabama), Mike Iupati (Idaho)
C: J.D. Walton (Baylor)
All-purpose player: C.J. Spiller (Clemson)
AP All-American Defense
K: Leigh Tiffin (Alabama)
DE: Jerry Hughes (TCU), Derrick Morgan (Georgia Tech)
DT: Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska), Terrence Cody (Alabama)
LB: Rolando McClain (Alabama), Greg Jones (Michigan State), Eric Norwood (South Carolina)
CB: Joe Haden (Florida), Javier Arenas (Alabama)
S: Earl Thomas (Texas), Eric Berry (Tennessee)
P: Drew Butler (Georgia)
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