The 2010 HP Preseason All-American Team — Defense

We did the offense yesterday, now for the defensive HP preseason All-Americans.  The season is nigh, so no commentary, just the list, fast and quick:

Defensive Tackle

First Team: Jared Crick, Nebraska; Jurrell Casey, USC

Second Team: Jurrelle Powe, Ole Miss; Stephen Paea, Oregon State

Third Team: Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson; Drake Nevis, LSU

Honorable Mention: Karl Klug, Ian Williams, Ollie Ogbu, Lawrence Guy, Anthony Gray

Defensive Ends

First Team: Sam Acho, Texas; Robert Quinn, North Carolina

Second Team: Adrian Clayborn, Iowa; Allen Bailey, Miami

Third Team: Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma; Von Miller, Texas A&M

Honorable Mention: Da’Quan Bowers, Cameron Heyward, Marcell Dareus, Kenny Rowe, Cameron Jordan

Outside Linebackers

First Team: Akeem Ayers, UCLA; Mark Herzlich, Boston College

Second Team: Bruce Carter, North Carolina; Travis Lewis, Oklahoma

Third Team: Ross Homan, Ohio State; Malcolm Smith, USC

Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Acho, Nigel Bradham, Lawrence Wilson, Craig Stevens, Sean Spence

Middle Linebackers

First Team: Greg Jones, Michigan State

Second Team: Tank Cardner, TCU

Third Team: Nate Irvin, NC State

Honorable Mention: Shane Skov, Quan Sturdivant, Martez Wilson, Brian Rolle, Dont’a Hightower


First Team: Patrick Peterson, LSU; Brandon Harris, Miami

Second Team: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska; Ras-I Dowling, Virginia

Third Team: Curtis Brown, Texas; Janoris Jenkins, Florida

Honorable Mention: Trevin Wade, Rashad Carmichael, Kendric Burney, Aaron Williams


First Team: Rahim Moore, UCLA; Tyler Sash, Iowa

Second Team: Deunta Williams, North Carolina; Mark Barron, Alabama

Third Team: Robert Sands, West Virginia; Ahmad Black, Florida

Honorable Mention: DeAndre McDaniel, Jermale Hines, Duke Ihenacho, Blake Gideon

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