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OU'sTony Jefferson Lands On AP All-America Second Team

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The Associated Press has named Oklahoma Defensive Back Tony Jefferson to its second team All-America list.

Jefferson is a junior safety for the Sooners who leads the team with 113 tackles. He also has 3.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.

The Sooners take on Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 4th. Texas A&M also landed four players on the AP's three All-America teams, including Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel who is on the list as first team quarterback.

The list was voted on by a panel of 16 AP college football poll voters.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M.

Running backs: Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin; Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona.

Tackles: Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M; Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan.

Guards: Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama; Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina.

Center: Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama.

Tight end: Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford.

Receivers: Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California; Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor.

All-purpose player: Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia.

Kicker: Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane.

DEFENSE

Ends: Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina; Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State.

Tackles: Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah; Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State.

Linebackers: Manti Te'o, senior, 6-2, 255, Notre Dame; Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama.

Cornerbacks: Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama; Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State.

Safeties: Phillip Thomas, senior, 6-1, 215, Fresno State; Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida.

Punter: Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech.

— — — — — — — — — —

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State.

Running backs: Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA.

Tackles: D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama; David Yankey, junior, Stanford.

Guards: Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska; Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor.

Center: Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson.

Tight end: Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame.

Receivers: Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech.

All-purpose player: Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois.

Kicker: Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State.

DEFENSE

Ends: Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Tackles: Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State; Kawann Short, senior, Purdue.

Linebackers: Kevin Minter, junior, LSU; Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA; Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State.

Cornerbacks: Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State.

Safeties: Eric Reid, junior, LSU; Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma.

Punter: Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU.

— — — — — — — — — —

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama.

Running backs: Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada; Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina.

Tackles: Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M; Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan.

Guards: Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky; Xavier Su'a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA.

Center: Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame.

Tight end: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington.

Receivers: DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson; Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas.

All-purpose player: Dri Archer, junior, Kent State.

Kicker: Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida.

DEFENSE

Ends: John Simon, senior, Ohio State; Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU.

Tackles: Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green.

Linebackers: Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers; Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU.

Cornerbacks: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon; Jason Verrett, junior, TCU.

Safeties: Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford; Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State.

Punter: Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida.

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