Georgia Tech Football: Attaochu Named AP All-American

July 22, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (45) during ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The postseason accolades continue to roll in for Georgia Tech senior DE Jeremiah Attaochu. After being named to the ACC All-Conference team by both the ACSMA and the coaches, and garnering several defensive lineman of the week awards this season, Attaochu has been named to the 2013 AP All-American third team.

Also announced today, Attaochu was named as a Sports Illustrated honorable mention to their All-American team.

Attaochu is a sure-fire NFL draft pick, and with each of these awards, his draft stock goes that much higher. It’s still a longshot for Attaochu to become a first round draft pick, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

The AP All-American team is one of the most prestigious postseason awards, and is part of five different All-American teams (AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News, and the WCFF) that are used to determine consensus All-Americans. The AP uses a panel of sportswriters to select their team, and has selected an All-American team since 1925.

Below is a complete list of this year’s AP All-Americans:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Jameis Winston, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-4, 229 pounds, Florida State.

Running backs — Andre Williams, senior, 6-0, 227, Boston College; Ka’Deem Carey, junior, 5-10, 196, Arizona.

Tackles — Jake Matthews, senior, 6-5, 305, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama.

Guards — Cyril Richardson, senior, 6-5, 340, Baylor; David Yankey, senior, 6-5, 313, Stanford.

Center — Bryan Stork, senior, 6-4, 300, Florida State.

Wide receivers — Brandin Cooks, junior, 5-10, 186, Oregon State; Mike Evans, sophomore, 6-5, 225, Texas A&M.

Tight end — Jace Amaro, junior, 6-5, 260, Texas Tech.

All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, senior, 6-0, 216, Northern Illinois.

Kicker — Roberto Aguayo, redshirt freshman, 6-1, 203, Florida State.

DEFENSE

Ends — Michael Sam, senior, 6-2, 255, Missouri; Jackson Jeffcoat, senior, 6-5, 250, Texas.

Tackles — Aaron Donald, senior, 6-0, 285, Pittsburgh; Will Sutton, senior, 6-1, 288, Arizona State.

Linebackers — Anthony Barr, senior, 6-4, 248, UCLA; C.J. Mosley, senior, 6-2, 238, Alabama; Ryan Shazier, junior, 6-2, 230, Ohio State.

Cornerbacks — Darqueze Dennard, senior, 5-11, 197, Michigan State; Lamarcus Joyner, senior, 5-8, 190, Florida State.

Safeties — Cody Prewitt, junior, 6-2, 220, Mississippi; Deone Bucannon, senior, 6-1, 198, Washington State.

Punter — Tom Hornsey, senior, 6-3, 210, Memphis.

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, sophomore, Texas A&M.

Running backs — Tre’ Mason, junior, Auburn; Bishop Sankey, junior, Washington.

Tackles — Cameron Erving, junior, Florida State; Taylor Lewan, senior, Michigan.

Guards — Gabe Jackson, senior, Mississippi State; Xavier Su’a-Filo, junior, UCLA.

Center — Gabe Ikard, senior, Oklahoma.

Wide receivers — Sammy Watkins, junior, Clemson; Davante Adams, sophomore, Fresno State.

Tight end — Eric Ebron, junior, North Carolina.

All-purpose player — Ty Montgomery, junior, Stanford.

Kicker — Anthony Fera, senior, Texas.

DEFENSE

Ends — Vic Beasley, junior, Clemson; Shilique Calhoun, sophomore, Michigan State.

Tackles — Timmy Jernigan, junior, Florida State; Kelcy Quarles, junior, South Carolina.

Linebackers — Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Khalil Mack, senior, Buffalo; Chris Borland, senior, Wisconsin.

Cornerbacks — Justin Gilbert, senior, Oklahoma State; Jason Verrett, senior, TCU.

Safeties — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, junior, Alabama; Ahmad Dixon, senior, Baylor.

Punter — Drew Kaser, sophomore, Texas A&M.

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THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, senior, Alabama.

Running backs — Carlos Hyde, senior, Ohio State; Ameer Abdullah, junior, Nebraska.

Tackles — Jack Mewhort, senior, Ohio State; Gregory Robinson, sophomore, Auburn.

Guards — John Urschel, senior, Penn State; Ryan Groy, senior, Wisconsin.

Center — Reese Dismukes, junior, Auburn.

Wide receivers — Allen Robinson, junior, Penn State; Jordan Matthews, senior, Vanderbilt.

Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, junior, Washington.

All-purpose player — Odell Beckham Jr., junior, LSU.

Kicker — Jeff Budzien, senior, Northwestern.

DEFENSE

Ends — Marcus Smith, senior, Louisville; Jeremiah Attaochu, senior, Georgia Tech.

Tackles — Ra’Shede Hageman, senior, Minnesota; Leonard Williams, sophomore, Southern California.

Linebackers —Shayne Skov, senior, Stanford; Max Bullough, senior, Michigan State; Denicos Allen, senior, Michigan State.

Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, junior, Oregon; Vernon Hargreaves III, freshman, Florida.

Safeties — Jimmie Ward, senior, Northern Illinois; Ty Zimmerman, senior, Kansas State.

Punter — Austin Rehkow, freshman, Idaho.

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