Commentary

Ingram, Gerhart lead All-Americans

Originally Published: January 14, 2010
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The 2009 ESPN.com All-America Team features nine players from five teams within the Southeastern Conference. That's first among the leagues, six of which contributed at least two players. The WAC and Mountain West each sent two players, which matched the Big Ten and was two more than the Big East. The league may have an automatic berth in the BCS but there is no such thing on this team.

Alabama and Florida lead the teams with three players apiece. Two schools sent two players to the team. TCU, which finished the regular season undefeated, sent a pair. So did UCLA, which sent defensive tackle Brian Price and kicker Kai Forbath. As was the case for the Bruins all season, the offense is missing. The quarterback may not ring a bell. He isn't one of the household names who became a Heisman finalist. He just never stopped moving the ball downfield.

Offense

QB: Kellen Moore, Soph., Boise State

RBs: Toby Gerhart, Sr., Stanford; Mark Ingram, Soph., Alabama

OTs: Russell Okung, Sr., Oklahoma State; Charles Brown, Sr., USC

OGs: Mike Johnson, Sr., Alabama; Mike Iupati, Sr., Idaho

C: Maurkice Pouncey, Jr., Florida

TE: Aaron Hernandez, Jr., Florida

WRs: Golden Tate, Jr., Notre Dame; Danario Alexander, Sr., Missouri

Defense

DEs: Jerry Hughes, Sr., TCU; Brandon Graham, Sr., Michigan

DTs: Ndamukong Suh, Sr., Nebraska; Brian Price, Jr., UCLA

LBs: Rolando McClain, Jr., Alabama; Greg Jones, Jr., Michigan State; Daryl Washington, Sr., TCU

CBs: Joe Haden, Jr., Florida; Patrick Peterson, Soph., LSU

S: Eric Berry, Jr., Tennessee; Earl Thomas, Soph., Texas

Special Teams

P: Drew Butler, Soph., Georgia

PK: Kai Forbath, Jr., UCLA

KR: C.J. Spiller, Sr., Clemson

Ivan Maisel is a senior writer for ESPN.com and hosts the ESPNU College Football podcast. Send your questions and comments to Ivan at Ivan.Maisel@ESPN3.com.

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