Te'o lone Irish 1st team All-American; Eifert, Tuitt, Cave also named

Four Notre Dame football players have been named All-Americans by the Associated Press.

Captain and linebacker Manti Te'o is the only 1st team All-American for the Irish. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt and captain and tight end Tyler Eifert appear on the 2nd team with Granger native and Irish center Braxston Cave being named to the 3rd team.

Here is the complete All-American list:

AP ALL-AMERICANS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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