Texas A&M landed four players today on the All-America team selected by the Football Writers Association of America, a 26-member squad that included only first-team honorees. It marked the largest contingent of first-team honorees in school history and the most by any school this season, with the list including quarterback Johnny Manziel, defensive end Damontre Moore and offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews.
Joeckel, an Arlington High School graduate, won the 2012 Outland Trophy and Manziel, a redshirt freshman, won the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
Baylor receiver Terrance Williams, a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, was the only other honoree from a Texas college on the FWAA squad. In addition to Williams, other honorees from Big 12 schools included West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey and Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown.
The full team list is below:
2012 FWAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 6-1 200 Fr. Kerrville, Texas
RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon 5-11 192 Sr. Riverside, Calif.
RB Jonathan Franklin, UCLA 5-11 195 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia 5-10 195 Jr. Miami, Fla.
WR Marqise Lee, USC 6-0 195 So. Inglewood, Calif.
WR Terrance Williams, Baylor 6-2 205 Sr. Dallas, Texas
OL Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina 6-3 295 Sr. Wilmington, N.C.
OL Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 6-6 310 Jr. Arlington, Texas
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M 6-5 305 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama 6-3 320 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
C Barrett Jones, Alabama 6-5 302 Sr. Germantown, Tenn.
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 6-6 256 So. Rock Hill, S.C.
DL Chris Jones, Bowling Green 6-1 293 Sr. Brownsburg, Ind.
DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 6-4 250 Jr. Rowlett, Texas
DL Bjoern Werner, Florida State 6-4 255 Jr. Berlin, Germany
LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State 6-1 231 Sr. Wichita, Kan.
LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame 6-2 255 Sr. Laie, Hawaii
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia 6-3 241 Jr. Columbus, Ga.
DB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 6-2 185 Sr. Maben, Miss.
DB Dee Milliner, Alabama 6-1 199 Jr. Millbrook, Ala.
DB Eric Reid, LSU 6-2 212 Jr. Geismar, La.
DB Phillip Thomas, Fresno State 6-1 215 Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
K Cairo Santos, Tulane 5-8 160 Jr. St. Augustine, Fla.
P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech 6-2 215 Sr. Salem, Ore.
KR Dri Archer, Kent State 5-8 175 Jr. Laurel, Fla.
PR Venric Mark, Northwestern 5-8 175 Jr. Tomball, Texas
_ Jimmy Burch