The Southeastern Conference placed more than one third of the players on the consensus college football All-America team. Of the 26 players named, 10 were from SEC schools.
According to the FWAA, to be selected, a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-American teams. Second and third teams were used to break ties. Five organizations were used to compile the consensus team —American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
There were 12 players that were unanimous choices by all five organizations and one, Zach Ertz, who was named on four teams while the fifth (the Football Writers Association of America) did not name a tight end.
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was named at quarterback. Other SEC players included two of Manziel’s Texas A&M teammates, offensive lineman Luke Joeckel and defensive lineman Damontre Moore.
Alabama had the most consensus All-Americans with four – two on offense, two on defense. South Carolina, LSU and Georgia each placed one. Among the unanimous choices were USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, who joined Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’O on the defensive side of the ball.
Following is the list of consensus AAs:
WR—*Marqise Lee, Southern California, 6-0, 195, So.
WR—*Terrance Williams, Baylor, 6-2, 205, Sr.
TE—*Zach Ertz, Stanford, 6-6, 252, Sr.
OL—*Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr.
OL—*Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.
OL—*Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.
OL—David Yankey, Stanford, 6-5, 301, Jr.
C—Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.
QB—Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB—Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 5-11, 215, Sr.
RB—Kenjon Barner, Oregon, 5-11, 192, Sr.
RB—Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 5-10, 197, So.
PK—Cairo Santos, Tulane, 5-8, 160, Jr.
Returner/All-Purpose—Dri Archer, Kent St., 5-8, 175, Sr.
DL—*Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
DL—*Bjoern Werner, Florida St., 6-4, 255, Jr.
DL—Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DL—Will Sutton, Arizona St., 6-1, 267, Jr.
LB—*Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB—*Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB—C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.
DB—*Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
DB—*Phillip Thomas, Fresno St., 6-1, 215, Sr.
DB—Jordan Poyer, Oregon St., 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB—Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P—*Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 215, Sr.
* Indicates unanimous first team selection.
Note: Three running backs are named because of a tie for the second spot. Both Ball and Carey made three first teams each.