The team is dominated by SEC players with 10 selected. The Pac-12 has the next most with seven. After the top two, there is a drop off of athletes from other conferences. The ACC is the only other conference that placed multiple players with just two. The Big East and Sun Belt are not represented at all on the team. The SEC also has 11 players listed on the FWAA All-America Team, one component of the consensus.
Three 2011 Consensus All-Americans made this year's team: Alabama C Barrett Jones, Wisconsin RB Montee Ball, and Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones. Alabama is the team with the most players listed at four. Texas A&M and Stanford are the only other teams with multiple selections, three and two respectively.
13 of the 25 players on the College Football Universe All-America Team made the consensus team as well. The CFU team was selected before the end of the season after weeks 10 and 11.
The Consensus All-America Team is compiled from five teams of All-Americans picked by the following organizations: American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
2012 FBS Consensus All-America Team
WR—*Marqise Lee, Southern California, 6-0, 195, So.
WR—*Terrance Williams, Baylor, 6-2, 205, Sr.
TE—*Zach Ertz, Stanford, 6-6, 252, Sr.
OL—*Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr.
OL—*Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.
OL—*Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.
OL—David Yankey, Stanford, 6-5, 301, Jr.
C--Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.
QB—Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB--Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 5-11, 215, Sr.
RB—Kenjon Barner, Oregon, 5-11, 192, Sr.
RB—Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 5-10, 197, So.
PK—Cairo Santos, Tulane, 5-8, 160, Jr.
Returner/All-Purpose—Dri Archer, Kent St., 5-8, 175, Sr.
DL—*Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
DL—*Bjoern Werner, Florida St., 6-4, 255, Jr.
DL—Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DL—Will Sutton, Arizona St., 6-1, 267, Jr.
LB—*Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB—*Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB—C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.
DB—*Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
DB—*Phillip Thomas, Fresno St., 6-1, 215, Sr.
DB—Jordan Poyer, Oregon St., 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB—Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P—*Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 215, Sr.
* Indicates unanimous first team selection.
Three running backs were named since Montee Ball and Ka'Deem Carey each made three first teams.
Breakdown of selections by conference:
Big Ten, 1
Big 12, 1
2012 FWAA All-America Team
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon, 5-11, 192, Sr.
RB Jonathan Franklin, UCLA, 5-11, 195, Sr.
WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, 5-10, 195, Jr.
WR Marqise Lee, USC, 6-0, 195, So.
WR Terrance Williams, Baylor, 6-2, 205, Sr.
OL Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr.
OL Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Jr.
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.
C Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
DL Chris Jones, Bowling Green, 6-1, 293, Sr.
DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DL Bjoern Werner, Florida State, 6-4, 255, Jr.
LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State, 6-1, 231, Sr.
LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
DB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Sr.
DB Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
DB Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
DB Phillip Thomas, Fresno State, 6-1, 215, Sr.
K Cairo Santos, Tulane, 5-8, 160, Jr.
P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 215, Sr.
KR Dri Archer, Kent State, 5-8, 175, Jr.
PR Venric Mark, Northwestern, 5-8, 175, Jr.