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.