Alabama Places Four On AP All-America Team

Alabama placed two men on the first team and two on the second team in the annual Associated Press All-America selections for 2014.

The Alabama selections were not a huge surprise. Amari Cooper, a 6-1, 210-pound wide receiver who was winner of the Belitnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver and the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, was selected just a few days after finishing third in Heisman Trophy voting. Also named to the first ream representing the Crimson Tide was junior safety Landon Collins, 6-0, 222.

The AP second team included Bama representatives senior guard Arie Kouandjio and freshman punter JK Scott.

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Alabama is preparing to play Ohio State in the semifinal round of the inaugural College Football Playoff in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. From the Buckeyes, the AP first team included sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa. The third team had two representatives from Ohio State, redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett and senior defensive tackle Michael Bennett.

The first team on offense also included the two men who finished ahead of Cooper in Heisman Trophy balloting, quarterback Marcus Mariota of Oregon and tailback Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin.

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