ORLANDO, Fla. --- College football’s oldest All-America team features three Texas A&M players for the first time after the Walter Camp Football Foundation named juniors Luke Joeckel and Damontre Moore and freshman Johnny Manziel to its first-team squad on Thursday.
Joeckel (Arlington, Texas) was the second Aggie offensive lineman to be named All-American by Walter Camp and the first since guard Marshall Robnett in 1940. Moore (Rowlett, Texas) earned his All-America status at defensive line. Manziel (Kerrville, Texas) is the first Texas A&M quarterback and the first-ever Aggie freshman to earn first-team All-America honors. It’s the first time Texas A&M has had two offensive players on the Walter Camp squad since Robnett and running back John Kimbrough in 1940.
A total of four Aggies were recognized by the Walter Camp Football Foundation with junior Jake Matthews (Missouri City, Texas) being named to the second-team All-America squad.
2012 Walter Camp All-America Teams
First Team Offense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Marqise Lee, USC 6-0 195 Soph. Inglewood, CA
WR Terrance Williams, Baylor 6-2 195 Sr. Dallas, TX
TE Zach Ertz, Stanford 6-6 252 Sr. Alamo, CA
OL Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 6-6 310 Jr. Arlington, TX
OL Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina 6-3 295 Sr. Wilmington, NC
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama 6-3 320 Sr. Atlanta, GA
OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan 6-8 309 Jr. Scottsdale, AZ
C Barrett Jones, Alabama # 6-5 302 Sr. Germantown, TN
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 6-1 200 Fr. Kerrville, TX
RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon 5-11 192 Sr. Riverside, CA
RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin @ 5-11 215 Sr. Wentzville, MO
RB Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona 5-10 197 Soph. Tucson, AZ
PK Dustin Hopkins, Florida State 6-2 190 Sr. Houston, TX
First Team Defense
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 6-6 256 Soph. Rock Hill, SC
DL Bjoern Werner, Florida State 6-4 255 Jr. Berlin, Germany
DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 6-4 250 Jr. Rowlett, TX
DL Star Lotulelei, Utah 6-4 320 Sr. South Jordan, UT
LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame @ 6-2 255 Sr. Laie, HI
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia # 6-3 241 Jr. Columbus, GA
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama 6-2 232 Jr. Theodore, AL
DB Dee Milliner, Alabama 6-1 199 Jr. Millbrook, AL
DB Phillip Thomas, Fresno State 6-1 215 Sr. Bakersfield, CA
DB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 6-2 185 Sr. Meben, MS
DB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State 6-0 190 Sr. Astoria, OR
P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech @ 6-2 215 Sr. Salem, OR
KR Dri Archer, Kent State 5-8 175 Sr. Laurel, FL
Second Team Offense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia 5-10 195 Jr. Miramar, FL
WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia 5-9 171 Sr. Baltimore, MD
TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame # 6-6 251 Sr. Fort Wayne, IN
OL DJ Fluker, Alabama 6-6 335 Jr. Foley, AL
OL Zack Martin, Notre Dame 6-4 304 Sr. Indianapolis, IN
OL Spencer Long, Nebraska 6-4 305 Jr. Elkhorn, NE
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M 6-5 305 Jr. Missouri City, TX
C Dalton Freeman, Clemson 6-5 285 Grad Pelion, SC
QB Collin Klein, Kansas State 6-5 226 Sr. Loveland, CO
RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA 5-11 195 Sr. Los Angeles, CA
RB Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada 5-11 210 Jr. Visalia, CA
PK Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State 6-1 205 Sr. Mansfield, TX
Second Team Defense
DL Will Sutton, Arizona State 6-1 267 Jr. Corona, CA
DL Sam Montgomery, LSU 6-5 260 Jr. Greenwood, SC
DL Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame 6-6 303 Soph. Monroe, GA
DL John Simon, Ohio State 6-2 263 Sr. Youngstown, OH
LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State 6-1 231 Sr. Wichita, KS
LB Kevin Minter, LSU 6-2 245 Jr. Suwanee, GA
LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers 6-1 230 Sr. Elizabeth, NJ
DB Matt Elam, Florida 5-10 202 Jr. Palm Beach Gardens, FL
DB Eric Reid, LSU 6-2 212 Jr. Geismar, LA
DB Jason Verrett, TCU 5-10 180 Jr. Fairfield, CA
DB Bradley Roby, Ohio State 5-11 190 Soph. Suwanee, GA
P Kyle Christy, Florida 6-2 199 Soph. Brownsburg, IN
KR Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.) 5-9 188 Fr. Miami, FL
# - 2011 Walter Camp First Team All-America
@ - 2011 Walter Camp Second Team All-America
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