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Dec. 8, 2011


December 5, 2011
Season Highlights

University of South Carolina senior defensive end Melvin Ingram has been named to the 2011 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team, the 122nd honored by the organization. The nation’s oldest All-America team was announced live this evening on the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

Ingram, a 6-2, 276-pounder from Hamlet, N.C., led the Gamecocks with 13.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He also intercepted two passes, was credited with six quarterback hurries and scored three touchdowns, including a 68-yard scamper on a fake punt in the Gamecocks’ win at Georgia. Earlier in the week he was named first-team All-America by AFCA.

The Walter Camp All-America team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm. Walter Camp Football Foundation President John Marks was pleased with the voting participation.

“Once again, we had more than 80 percent of the Bowl Subdivision schools participate in this year’s voting,” Marks said. “We are very appreciative of the continuing cooperation of the coaches and sports information directors in our annual effort to honor the nation’s most outstanding college players.”

The 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year and members of the All-America team will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. In addition, the Foundation will honor NFL Hall-of-Famer Harry Carson and former Walter Camp All-Americans and NFL All-Pro Chris Spielman (Ohio State) – with major awards.

2011 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Class Hometown Height Weight

QB Andrew Luck, Stanford # Sr. Houston, TX 6-4 235

RB LaMichael James, Oregon * Jr. Texarkana, TX 5-9 195

RB Trent Richardson, Alabama Jr. Pensacola, FL 5-11 224

WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State * Jr. Ardmore, OK 6-1 215

WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma * Sr. Norman, OK 5-10 188

TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame Jr. Fort Wayne, IN 6-6 249

OL David DeCastro, Stanford Sr. Bellevue, WA 6-5 310

OL Barrett Jones, Alabama Jr. Memphis, TN 6-5 311

OL Matt Kalil, USC Jr. Corona, CA 6-7 295

OL Jonathan Martin, Stanford Sr. Los Angeles, CA 6-6 304

C David Molk, Michigan Sr. Lemont, IL 6-2 286

PK Randy Bullock, Texas A&M Sr. Klein, TX 5-9 212

First Team Defense

DL Whitney Mercilus, Illinois Jr. Akron, OH 6-4 265

DL Devon Still, Penn State Sr. Wilmington, DE 6-5 310

DL Melvin Ingram, South Carolina Sr. Hamlet, NC 6-2 276

DL Jerel Worthy, Michigan State Jr. Huber Heights, OH 6-3 310

LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College * Jr. Cincinnati, OH 6-3 237

LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama Jr. Lewisburg, TN 6-4 260

LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia Soph. Columbus, GA 6-3 241

DB Morris Claiborne, LSU Jr. Shreveport, LA 6-0 185

DB Mark Barron, Alabama Sr. Mobile, AL 6-2 218

DB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU Soph. New Orleans, LA 5-9 175

DB David Amerson, North Carolina State Soph. Greensboro, NC 6-3 194

P Shawn Powell, Florida State Sr. Rome, GA 6-4 235

KR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State Fr. Tulsa, OK 5-11 170

Second Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Class Hometown Height Weight

QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor Jr. Copperas Cove, TX 6-2 220

RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin Jr. Wentzville, MO 5-11 210

RB Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky Sr. Griffin, GA 5-8 205

WR Robert Woods, USC Soph. Carson, CA 6-1 180

WR Jordan White, Western Michigan Sr. Cleveland, OH 6-0 215

TE Orson Charles, Georgia Jr. Tampa, FL 6-3 241

OL Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State Sr. Claremore, OK 6-6 322

OL Nate Potter, Boise State Sr. Boise, ID 6-6 295

OL Ryan Miller, Colorado Sr. Littleton, CO 6-8 295

OL Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin Sr. Waukesha, WI 6-4 315

C William Vlachos, Alabama Sr. Birmingham, AL 6-1 294

PK Caleb Sturgis, Florida Jr. St. Augustine, FL 5-11 183

Second Team Defense

DL Frank Alexander, Oklahoma Sr. Baton Rouge, LA 6-4 255

DL Vinny Curry, Marshall Sr. Neptune, NJ 6-4 263

DL Andre Branch, Clemson Sr. Richmond, VA 6-5 260

DL Joe Vellano, Maryland Jr. Rexford, NY 6-2 285

LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Jr. Laie, HI 6-2 255

LB Lavonte David, Nebraska Sr. Miami, FL 6-1 225

LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama Sr. Eufaula, AL 6-2 265

DB Bacarri Rambo, Georgia Jr. Donalsonville, GA 6-0 218

DB Matt Daniels, Duke Sr. Fayetteville, GA 6-1 210

DB Nigel Malone, Kansas State Jr. Manteca, CA 5-10 176

DB Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt Sr. Elko, GA 6-0 188

P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech Jr. Salem, OR 6-2 215

KR Joe Adams, Arkansas Sr. Little Rock, AR 5-11 190

* – 2010 Walter Camp First Team All-America

# – 2010 Walter Camp Second Team All-America