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Alabama sets record with six Associated Press All-Americans

Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram leads the Crimson Tide contingent.

December 16, 2009|Wire Reports

Alabama will bring a lineup powered by a record number of Associated Press All-Americans to the national championship game.

Six players on the top-ranked Crimson Tide, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, made the AP All-America team released Tuesday.

Ingram was a unanimous choice, as was linebacker Rolando McClain. Defensive tackle Terrence Cody was voted to the team for the second consecutive season. Cornerback Javier Arenas, guard Michael Johnson and kicker Leigh Tiffin also were on the squad.

Oklahoma twice (1987, 2003) had five first-team All-Americans, according to STATS. But no team has had more since 1964, when the AP started selecting both an offensive and defensive team.

Safeties Taylor Mays of USC and Rahim Moore of UCLA, along with Bruins kicker Kai Forbath, made the second team. USC offensive lineman Jeff Byers, UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price and Bruins cornerback Alterraun Verner made the third team.

Honor for Brown

USC offensive tackle Charles Brown was selected as a first-team All-American by the Sporting News. Brown also won the Pacific 10 Conference's Morris Trophy, presented to the top offensive and defensive linemen in the conference.

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