Talib Officially Named Consensus All-America By NCAA
Dec. 18, 2007
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib was named to the 28-man NCAA Consensus All-America Football Team, which was released this week. Talib was also one of just eight players who were unanimous choices.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The junior from Richardson, Texas was named first team by the five organizations used in the consensus chart – American Football Coaches Association (First Team), Associated Press (First, Second and Third Teams), Football Writers Association of America (First Team), The Sporting News (First and Second Teams) and Walter Camp Foundation (First and Second Teams).
The players listed on the team had the majority of votes competing against players at that position only. The points system was used for the selections of the All-America team (three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team).
Previous Kansas players who have been named Consensus All-Americans include Gale Sayers in both 1963 and 1964, John Zook in 1968 and David Jaynes in 1973.
2007 NCAA Consensus All-America Football Team
WR–*Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, 6-3, 208, Freshman
WR–Jordy Nelson, KansasSt., 6-3, 217, Senior
TE–Martin Rucker, Missouri, 6-6, 255, Senior
OL–Ryan Clady, Boise St., 6-6, 317, Junior
OL–*Jake Long, Michigan, 6-7, 315, Senior
OL–Steve Justice, WakeForest, 6-4, 284; Senior
C–Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas, 6-4, 307, Junior
OL–Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, 6-5, 352, Junior
QB–Tim Tebow, Florida, 6-3, 235, Sophomore
RB–*Darren McFadden, Arkansas, 6-2, 215, Junior
RB–Kevin Smith, UCF, 6-1, 211, Junior
PK–John Sullivan, New Mexico, 5-10, 152, Senior
KR–Felix Jones, Arkansas, 6-0, 207, Junior
AP–Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, 6-1, 185, Freshman
DL–*Glenn Dorsey, LSU, 6-2, 303, Senior
DL–*Sedrick Ellis, SouthernCalifornia, 6-2, 305, Senior
DL–*Chris Long, Virginia, 6-4, 284, Senior
DL–George Selvie, South Fla., 6-4, 242, Sophomore
LB–Dan Connor, Penn St., 6-3, 233, Senior
LB–Jordan Dizon, Colorado, 6-0, 220, Senior
LB–J Leman, Illinois, 6-3, 243, Senior
LB–*James Laurinaitis, Ohio St., 6-3, 240, Junior
LB–Curtis Lofton, Oklahoma, 6-0, 238, Junior
DB–Antoine Carson, Arizona, 6-0, 185, Senior
DB–Jamie Silva, BostonCollege, 5-11, 210, Senior
DB–Craig Steltz, LSU, 6-2, 209, Senior
DB–*Aqib Talib, Kansas, 6-2, 195, Junior
P–Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, 6-1, 210, Junior
*Indicates unanimous selection.
2007 Consensus Team Class Makeup: 14 seniors, 10 juniors, two sophomores and freshmen.