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Bjoern Werner named FWAA All-American – Florida State University

Bjoern Werner named FWAA All-American – Florida State University
















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Bjoern Werner named FWAA All-American

Florida State junior Bjoern Werner has added another piece of post-season hardware. Werner was named Friday to the FWAA All-American Team making him a consensus All-American for 2012.

Here is the official release, courtesy of the FWAA:

DALLAS (FWAA) - The powerful Southeastern Conference, which has claimed the last six national football championships and has a chance for a seventh next month, has placed 11 of the 26 players on the 69th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team.

Among the star-studded lineup of players on the team was Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner Manti Te'o of Notre Dame, Outland Trophy winner Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.

The FWAA All-America Team, the second-longest continuously-published team in major college football, was announced on SiriusXM Radio's College Sports Nation this morning. Since 1944, the FWAA has named an All-America team, and this season an extra returner was added to increase the number of players on the team to 26.

Besides the SEC, the other conferences to place multiple players on the team were the Big 12 (three), Pac-12 (three), Atlantic Coast (two) and Mid-American (two). Nine of the 11 NCAA Bowl Subdivision conferences, however, were represented on the team. It is the first time the MAC has had more than a single player on the team.

Texas A&M and Alabama, two of the SEC's powerhouse teams, placed four and three players on the FWAA team, respectively. Alabama had center Barrett Jones, offensive tackle Chance Warmack and defensive back Dee Milliner. Texas A&M placed offensive tackles Joeckel and Jake Matthews, Manziel, and defensive end Damontre Moore on the squad. SEC teams LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Georgia also had one player each on the team.

Manziel, who is the first freshman quarterback in the 69-year history of the FWAA team, is the only freshman (redshirt) on the 2012 team. And there were only two sophomores, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina and wide receiver Marqise Lee of USC. Jones of Alabama and linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia were the only two repeaters from 2011.

The FWAA All-America Committee selected three wide receivers on the team because of the depth of talent at the position and dropped the tight end. Another oddity was the team included two Outland Trophy winners. Jones was the 2011 Outland winner as a junior when he played tackle.

2012 FWAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM
OFFENSE
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 6-1 200 Fr. Kerrville, Texas
RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon 5-11 192 Sr. Riverside, Calif.
RB Jonathan Franklin, UCLA 5-11 195 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia 5-10 195 Jr. Miami, Fla.
WR Marqise Lee, USC 6-0 195 So. Inglewood, Calif.
WR Terrance Williams, Baylor 6-2 205 Sr. Dallas, Texas
OL Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina 6-3 295 Sr. Wilmington, N.C.
OL Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 6-6 310 Jr. Arlington, Texas
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M 6-5 305 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama 6-3 320 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
C Barrett Jones, Alabama 6-5 302 Sr. Germantown, Tenn.
DEFENSE
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 6-6 256 So. Rock Hill, S.C.
DL Chris Jones, Bowling Green 6-1 293 Sr. Brownsburg, Ind.
DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 6-4 250 Jr. Rowlett, Texas
DL Bjoern Werner, Florida State 6-4 255 Jr. Berlin, Germany
LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State 6-1 231 Sr. Wichita, Kan.
LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame 6-2 255 Sr. Laie, Hawaii
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia 6-3 241 Jr. Columbus, Ga.
DB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 6-2 185 Sr. Maben, Miss.
DB Dee Milliner, Alabama 6-1 199 Jr. Millbrook, Ala.
DB Eric Reid, LSU 6-2 212 Jr. Geismar, La.
DB Phillip Thomas, Fresno State 6-1 215 Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
SPECIAL TEAMS
K Cairo Santos, Tulane 5-8 160 Jr. St. Augustine, Fla.
P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech 6-2 215 Sr. Salem, Ore.
KR Dri Archer, Kent State 5-8 175 Jr. Laurel, Fla.
PR Venric Mark, Northwestern 5-8 175 Jr. Tomball, Texas

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