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Tide Players Headline All-America List

By: Brad Sherwood Email
By: Brad Sherwood Email

2009 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team

Offense Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

WR Golden Tate 5-11 195 Jr. Notre Dame Charlie Weis Hendersonville, Tenn. (Pope John Paul II)
WR Mardy Gilyard 6-1 187 Sr. Cincinnati Brian Kelly Bunnell, Fla. (Flagler Palm Coast)
TE Dennis Pitta 6-5 247 Sr. BYU Bronco Mendenhall Moorpark, Calif. (Moorpark)
OL Mike Johnson 6-6 305 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Crest)
OL Russell Okung 6-5 300 Sr. Oklahoma St. Mike Gundy Houston, Texas (Bush)
C Chris Hall 6-4 295 Sr. Texas Mack Brown Irving, Texas (Irving)
OL Trent Williams 6-5 315 Sr. Oklahoma Bob Stoops Longview, Texas (Longview)
OL Mike Iupati 6-6 330 Sr. Idaho Robb Akey Anaheim, Caiif. (Western)
QB Colt McCoy 6-2 210 Sr. Texas Mack Brown Tuscola, Texas (Jim Ned)
RB Mark Ingram 5-10 215 So. Alabama Nick Saban Flint, Mich. (Southwestern)
RB Toby Gerhart 6-1 235 Sr. Stanford Jim Harbaugh Norco, Calif. (Norco)
Defense Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
DL Ndamukong Suh 6-4 300 Sr. Nebraska Bo Pelini Portland, Ore. (Grant)
DL Jerry Hughes 6-3 257 Sr. TCU Gary Patterson Sugar Land, Texas (Austin)
DL Jared Odrick 6-5 296 Sr. Penn St. Joe Paterno Lebanon, Pa. (Lebanon)
DL Derrick Morgan 6-4 272 Jr. Georgia Tech Paul Johnson Coatesville, Pa. (Coatesville)
DL Brian Price 6-2 300 Jr. UCLA Rick Neuheisel Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw)
LB Rolando McClain 6-4 258 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Decatur, Ala. (Decatur)
LB Greg Jones 6-1 228 Jr. Michigan St. Mark Dantonio Cincinnati, Ohio (Moeller)
DB Eric Berry* 5-11 195 Jr. Tennessee Lane Kiffin Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside)
DB Joe Haden 5-11 190 Jr. Florida Urban Meyer Fort Washington, Md. (Friendly)
DB Javier Arenas 5-9 198 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Tampa, Fla. (Robinson)
DB Earl Thomas 5-10 197 So. Texas Mack Brown Orange, Texas (West Orange Stark)
Specialists Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
P Drew Butler 6-2 203 So. Georgia Mark Richt Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)
PK Kai Forbath 6-0 192 Jr. UCLA Rick Neuheisel Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Notre Dame)
AP C.J. Spiller 5-11 195 Sr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Lake Butler, Fla. (Union County)

*-2008 All-American


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