Johnthan Banks Named To AP All-American Second Team

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The nation's best defensive back was named to the nation's second best defensive team by the Associated Press.

The Associated Press has released its 2012 college football All-American teams, and Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks was named to the All-American second team.

Banks adds the AP All-American honor to his growing list of accolades, which included winning the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award last week.

Here's the full list of AP All-Americans:




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.


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.




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.


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.




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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