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CBSSports.com 2008 All-America Team


Below is this year's All-America Team in college football, voted on by experts from CBSSports.com. Four sophomores made the list, including Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree, Penn State defensive lineman Aaron Maybin and Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry.

Five teams placed two members on the team -- Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida, Penn State and Southern California. The SEC had the most players represented with six.

MiQuale Lewis

Rey Maualuga

Brandon James

2008 CBSSports.com All-America Team
QBSam Bradford6-5213Soph.Oklahoma
Comment: Led the nation in passing efficiency, throwing for 4,464 yards with nation-leading 48 TDs and only six INTs.
RBShonn Greene5-11225Jr.Iowa
Comment: Second in nation in yards per game (144.1). Led Big Ten with 1,729 yards rushing with 17 touchdowns.
RBMiQuale Lewis5-6184Jr.Ball State
Comment: Major reason for Ball State's success with 1,701 yards, 5.6-yard average and nation-leading 22 touchdowns.
WRMichael Crabtree6-3208Soph.Texas Tech
Comment: Fifth in the nation with 7.75 catches per game. Enters bowl season with 93 catches, 1,135 yards and 18 TDs.
WRJarett Dillard5-11185Sr.Rice
Comment: Sixth in the nation with 102 yards per game. Also has 1,224 yards receiving and nation-leading 19 receiving TDs.
WRAustin Collie6-2206Jr.BYU
Comment: Led nation with 1,419 yards receiving and 118.25 yards per game. Had 100 or more yards in 10 consecutive games.
TEChase Coffman6-6245Sr.Missouri
Comment: Mackey Award winner led the Big 12 among tight ends with 83 catches for 920 yards (11.1 avg) and 10 TD.
OLAndre Smith6-5340Jr.Alabama
Comment: Outland Trophy winner, anchoring an offensive line that ranked second in the SEC in rushing offense.
OLDuke Robinson6-5330Sr.Oklahoma
Comment: Outland finalist which led an offensive line that ranked fourth in the nation in sacks allowed.
OLMichael Oher6-5318Sr.Mississippi
Comment: Outland finalist guided an offensive line which ranked third in the SEC in rushing (183.4 yards per game).
OLMax Unger6-5300Sr.Oregon
Comment: Leader of an offensive line which ranked fourth in the nation in rushing offense and eighth in total offense.
OLA.Q. Shipley6-1297Sr.Penn State
Comment: Rimington Award winner which anchored an offensive line that allowed only 12 sacks this season (8th in NCAA).
DLAaron Maybin6-4236Soph.Penn State
Comment: Bednarik finalist who ranked fourth in NCAA in sacks (12) and sixth in tackles for a loss (19).
DLBrian Orakpo6-4260Sr.Texas
Comment: Lombardi and Nagurski winner who ranked sixth in nation in sacks (10.5) and sixth in tackles for a loss (19).
DLJerry Hughes6-2248Jr.TCU
Comment: Anchor of the No. 2-ranked defense in the nation, recording a nation-leading 14 sacks and forced fumbles with six.
DLTerrence Cody6-5380Jr.Alabama
Comment: Leader of Crimson Tide defensive line, which ranked fourth in nation against the run and third in total defense.
LBScott McKillop6-2240Sr.Pittsburgh
Comment: The Big East defensive player of the year led the conference with 126 tackles and 10th in nation with 10.5 per game.
LBRey Maualuga6-3250Sr.Southern California
Comment: Bednarik winner led USC with 73 tackles. He anchors a defense ranked No. 1 in the nation, allowing only 7.8 ppg.
LBBrandon Spikes6-3245Jr.Florida
Comment: Nagurski finalist leads Gators with 87 tackles and second on team with four interceptions, including two for TDs.
DBAlphonso Smith5-9191Sr.Wake Forest
Comment: Fifth in the nation with six interceptions and second in passes defended (19).
DBEric Berry5-11195Soph.Tennessee
Comment: Led the nation with seven interceptions and two touchdowns. Earned SEC defensive player of the year.
DBTaylor Mays6-4225Jr.Southern California
Comment: Thorpe finalist led USC with eight passes defended. Also recorded 49 tackles for No. 1 ranked defense.
DBMalcolm Jenkins6-1201Sr.Ohio State
Comment: Thorpe winner was recently named Big Ten first team for third time. Second on team with three interceptions.
Special Teams
KGraham Gano6-1197Sr.Florida State
Comment: Groza winner led the nation with 24 field goals and a 92.3 percent percentage. Led ACC in scoring.
PPat McAfee6-1220Sr.West Virginia
Comment: Ray Guy finalist ranked eighth in nation with 44.7 avg. Hit 23 of his 59 punts inside the 20 with 19 at least 50 yards.
KRPerrish Cox6-0194Sr.Oklahoma State
Comment: Ranked fourth in the nation with a 30.1 average. Recorded two touchdowns, including one against Oklahoma.
PRBrandon James5-6179Jr.Florida
Comment: Third in the SEC in punt returns with 14.1 average. Recorded two touchdowns, including one against Tennessee.
Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
Defensive Player of the Year: Rey Maualuga, Southern California
Coach of the Year: Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech
Freshman of the Year: Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State


Talk Back
Since:Dec 12, 2007

December 12, 2008 5:19 pm
Suprised to  not see him on there, one could say he is Utah's MVP and he does it all kicking wise. And this is coming from a TCU person.
Since:Aug 16, 2008

December 13, 2008 8:04 pm
You gotta hand it to those other guys but Dez put up some gaudy numbers and is the better all around player... list is a joke
Since:Nov 30, 2006

December 13, 2008 3:31 pm
The list is a joke without him either as a WR or on the special teams list.
Since:Dec 18, 2006

December 12, 2008 12:28 pm
Your editors didn't do a very good job with this.  1st - that isn't Andre Smith of Alabama but Mike Johnson pictured.  2nd - Alabama also had two players on this AA team (Smith and Cody). 
Since:Aug 16, 2006

December 12, 2008 7:49 pm
Just wondering who everybody thinks the biggest snub was on the All-American list.

My pick is Morgan Burnett, the Safety from Georgia Tech. Morgan Burnett leads the Yellow Jackets with 79 tackles, including 5.5 for loss. Taylor Mays is 5th on the Trojans with only 49 tackles (2 TFL). Mays doesn't have an interception all year. Burnett is tied for the national lead with 7. He also re
Since:Apr 2, 2007

December 12, 2008 6:33 pm
Yeah, ok.
Since:Nov 26, 2007

December 13, 2008 11:54 am

Just joking I am sure... Jahvid Best Cal RB  8 Yards Per Carry, Led Pac 10 in Rushing and was among TOP Five in Nation in Average yds per Game.... Best Better than CBS' Reach on that Pick...

Just saying...

Since:Sep 9, 2008

December 13, 2008 2:37 pm
  No Percy Harvin! Percy Harvin should be on the list in some manner. He might be the best all around offensive threat in football. He's fast, he can catch, and let's not forget he can run the ball pretty damn well too.  The guy has had a touchdown in every game he's played in this season. I'm sorry but naming players from lower division one schools who do not have out of this world stat ...(more)
Since:Oct 2, 2008

December 12, 2008 10:53 pm
Kenny Britt is 2nd in the Country in Receiving yards per game and not even mentioned?

Since:Apr 2, 2007

December 13, 2008 9:37 am
He's the Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker, but not in the top 3 here?  Pathetic!  101 tackles, 15 for loss, 2.5 sacks and an interception.

Brandon Spikes is here because he plays for Florida.  Aaron Curry IS what these others are SAID to be.  The ACC is weak, but this guy is not!
Since:Sep 10, 2006

December 13, 2008 4:56 am

Since:Nov 24, 2008

December 12, 2008 5:46 pm

I'm not actually complaining that Tebow didn't make this list.  I'm just hoping that all you people who complain that he gets all of CBS' press are taking note.  :)

Glad to see Spikes and James made the cut.  Go Gators! 

Since:Oct 30, 2008

December 13, 2008 9:33 am
they should not cover sports

there "experts" aren't very smart.

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