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NCAA names Adrian Clayborn consensus all-American

[ 3 ] December 20, 2010 |

Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, photographed at Iowa Media Day at the Kenyon Practice Facility on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.

Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, photographed at Iowa Media Day at the Kenyon Practice Facility on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.

From UI Sports Information:

University of Iowa senior defensive end Adrian Clayborn today was recognized as a Consensus All-American by the NCAA.

Clayborn, who was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks and Rotary Lombardi awards, becomes Iowa’s 21st consensus All-American. Iowa’s last consensus All-American was running back Shonn Greene (2008). Furthermore, Clayborn becomes Iowa’s first defensive end to be tabbed a Consensus All-American since Leroy Smith (1991).

Clayborn was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Walter Camp All-America teams. He was also recognized as an honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly. The St. Louis, Mo., native was also named first team all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media for the second straight season.

Clayborn, who is a permanent team captain, totaled 51 tackles during his senior campaign, including seven for a loss of 42 yards. He had 3.5 sacks and forced a fumble. He started 29 consecutive games and 36 during his Hawkeye career.

Consensus All-America

The players listed were listed on the most first team All-America teams competing against players at that position only. Ten players were unanimous choices by the five organizations used in the consensus chart — American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation. Note: Each of the five teams has a different way of listing the returner or all-purpose player. For the purpose of the Consensus All-America team those categories were treated as one position.

OFFENSE

WR—*Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St., 6-1, 205, Sophomore
WR—Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma, 5-11, 183, Junior
TE—Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin, 6-4, 241, Senior
TE—Michael Egnew, Missouri, 6-6, 235, Junior
OL—*Rodney Hudson, Florida St., 6-2, 282, Senior
OL—*Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin, 6-7, 327, Senior
OL—Nate Solder, Colorado, 6-9, 315, Senior
OL—Lee Ziemba, Auburn, 6-8, 319, Senior
C—Chase Beeler, Stanford, 6-3, 285, Senior
QB—Cam Newton, Auburn, 6-6, 250, Junior
RB—*LaMichael James, Oregon, 5-9, 185, Sophomore
RB—Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma St., 5-8, 200, Senior
PK—Josh Jasper, LSU, 5-11, 171, Senior

Returner/All-Purpose— Cliff Harris, Oregon, 5-11, 180, Sophomore
Returner/All-Purpose — Eric Page, Toledo, 5-10, 180, Sophomore

DEFENSE
DL—*Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson, 6-4, 275, Junior
DL—*Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue, 6-4, 263, Senior
DL—Nick Fairley, Auburn, 6-5, 298, Junior
DL—Stephen Paea, Oregon St., 6-1, 311, Senior
DL—Adrian Clayborn, Iowa, 6-4, 285, Senior
LB—*Greg Jones, Michigan St., 6-1, 240, Senior
LB—*Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 6-3, 235, Sophomore
LB—Von Miller, Texas A&M, 6-3, 243, Senior
DB—*Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Junior
DB—*Prince Amukamara, Nebraska, 6-1, 205, Senior
DB—Quinton Carter, Oklahoma, 6-1, 200, Senior
DB—Tejay Johnson, TCU, 6-1, 212, Senior
P—Chas Henry, Florida 6-3, 215, Senior

* Indicates unanimous first team selection; Bold indicates consensus repeater from 2009

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