The American Football Coaches Association has released its FBS All-America team, and the good news for Alabama fans is that it includes three Crimson Tide players.
The bad news: There’s a pretty big name missing. The center on the squad is not Alabama’s Barrett Jones, the Outland Trophy winner from a year ago.
Clemson senior Dalton Freeman (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) is the team’s center.
The Alabama guys who made it include offensive lineman Chance Warmack (6-3, 320), linebacker C.J. Mosley (6-2, 232) and defensive back Dee Milliner (6-1, 199).
Click here to see the whole team. (By the way, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel isn’t the quarterback. Instead it’s Clemson’s Tajh Boyd.)
Last year, Alabama landed five on the AFCA team, including Jones, running back Trent Richardson, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Mark Barron and defensive back DeQuan Menzie.
Keep in mind this is one of many All-America teams that will be released in the coming weeks. In my opinion, the most important and influential one is The Associated Press All-America squad, which includes first, second and third. Jones made AP first team last year and AP third team in 2010.