Mosley, Sut­ton, Carey re­peat as AP All-Amer­i­cans

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NEW YORK (AP) — A tackle-ma­chine line­backer, a tackle-bust­ing run­ning back and one of the most dis­rup­tive de­fen­sive tack­les in the coun­try made re­turn ap­pear­ances on The As­so­ci­ated Press All-Amer­ica team.

Alabama line­backer C.J. Mosley, Ari­zona run­ning back Ka'Deem Carey and Ari­zona State de­fen­sive tackle Will Sut­ton were se­lected to the first team for the sec­ond straight sea­son.

The All-Amer­ica teams were re­leased Tues­day and se­lected by a panel of AP col­lege foot­ball poll vot­ers.

Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Jameis Win­ston from Florida State added All-Amer­i­can to his re­sume af­ter a spec­tac­u­lar red­shirt fresh­man sea­son. Heis­man fi­nal­ists An­dre Wil­liams from Bos­ton Col­lege and North­ern Illi­nois' Jor­dan Lynch also made the first team. Wil­liams joins Carey in the back­field and Lynch, the dual-threat quar­ter­back, was cho­sen as an all-pur­pose player. Carey, a ju­nior, is sec­ond in the na­tion in rush­ing af­ter lead­ing last year, but said he thinks he's a bet­ter player now.

"I worked hard to im­prove my speed and strength in the off­sea­son while keep­ing my speed," Carey said. "I put on 10 pounds of weight and I think that's helped my dura­bil­ity. I also wanted to be a bet­ter blocker away from the ball. Block­ing for our quar­ter­back and our re­ceivers is key to our sys­tem and it's im­por­tant that I do my part even when I'm not car­ry­ing the ball."

Carey and Wil­liams are set to com­pete on the same field this bowl sea­son when Ari­zona and Bos­ton Col­lege meet in the Ad­vocare V100 Bowl in Shreve­port, La., on Dec. 31. It will mark the first time since the 1977 Rose Bowl that two play­ers se­lected first-team AP All-Amer­ica at run­ning back then faced off in a bowl. That game fea­tured Michi­gan's Rob Ly­tle and South­ern Cal­i­for­nia's Ricky Bell. Mosley, a se­nior, was the lead­ing tack­ler for a de­fense that ranked fifth in the coun­try in yards al­lowed per game. Sut­ton, a se­nior, was named Pac-12 de­fen­sive player of the year for the sea­son straight sea­son.

Win­ston, a land­slide Heis­man win­ner last week, is joined on the first team by three Florida State team­mates — center Bryan Stork, kicker Roberto Aguayo and cor­ner­back Lamar­cus Joyner — to give the top-ranked Seminoles more than any other school.

Florida State de­fen­sive tackle Timmy Jerni­gan made the sec­ond team, along with of­fen­sive tackle Cameron Erv­ing. The Seminoles had six play­ers on the three teams, the most of any school.

No. 2 Auburn, which plays Florida State on Jan. 6 in the BCS cham­pi­onship game in Pasadena, Calif., placed Heis­man fi­nal­ists Tre' Ma­son on the sec­ond team at run­ning back and of­fen­sive line­man Reese Dis­mukes and Gre­gory Robin­son on the third team.

Texas A&M Heis­man fi­nal­ist Johnny Manziel, last year's Heis­man win­ner and All-Amer­i­can quar­ter­back, made the sec­ond team. Alabama's AJ McCar­ron, another Heis­man fi­nal­ist, is the third-team quar­ter­back for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive sea­son. The first-team re­ceivers are Oregon State's Brandin Cooks, who leads the na­tion in yards re­ceiv­ing (139.2 per game), and Texas A&M's Mike Evans, who is av­er­ag­ing 20.3 yards a catch. Texas Tech's Jace Amaro is the first-team tight end.

The se­nior leads all tight ends in catches (98) and yards (1,240). Join­ing Stork on the of­fen­sive line are Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews and Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouand­jio, as well as Bay­lor guard Cyril Richard­son and Stan­ford guard David Yankey. Richard­son and Yankey were sec­ond-team All-Amer­i­cans last sea­son.

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