2010 HP All-American Team: Defense

We did the offense last week, now for the defense:

Defensive End

1st Team: Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson; Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue

2nd Team: Brandon Jenkins, FSU; Dontay Moch, Nevada

3rd Team: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin;  Jonathan Massaquoi, Troy

Honorable Mention
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
Vinny Curry, Marshall
Wayne Daniels, TCU
Tyrone Crawford, Boise State
Sam Acho, Texas
Defensive Tackle

1st Team: Nick Fairley, Auburn; Jared Crick, Nebraska

2nd Team: Jurell Casey, USC; Drake Nevis, LSU

3rd Team: Stephen Paea, Oregon State; Logan Harrell, Fresno State

Honorable Mention
Kawann Short, Purdue
Brandon Bair, Oregon
J.R. Sweezy, NC State
Damik Scafe, Boston College
Mike Daniels, Iowa

Outside Linebacker

1st Team: Lavonte David, Nebraska; Justin Houston, Georgia

2nd Team: Mason Foster, Washington; Von Miller, Texas A&M

3rd Team: Sean Spence, Miami; Travis Lewis, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention
Danny Trevathan, Kentucky
Tanner Brock, TCU
Akeem Ayers, UCLA
Colin McCarthy, Miami
Nigel Bradham, FSU

Middle Linebacker

1st Team: Nate Irving, NC State

2nd Team: Luke Kuechly, Boston College

3rd Team: Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut

Honorable Mention
Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Shayne Skov, Stanford
Brian Rolle, Ohio State
Greg Jones, Michigan State


1st Team: Patrick Peterson, LSU; Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech

2nd Team: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska; Talmadge Jackson, Oregon

3rd Team: Casey Heyward, Vanderbilt; Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention
Janoris Jenkins, Florida
Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
Omar Bolden, Arizona State
Johnny Patrick, Louisville
Keith Tandy, West Virginia


1st Team: Tejay Johnson, TCU; Mark Barron, Alabama

2nd Team: Jaiquan Jarrett, Temple; Robert Sands, West Virginia

3rd Team: Tyler Sash, Iowa; Ahmad Black, Florida

Honorable Mention
Rahim Moore, UCLA
Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
T.J. McDonald, USC
Robert Lester, Alabama
Chris Conte, California

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