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Fleener, DeCastro and Luck on CBS Sports All-America Squad
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 12/07/2011

Dec. 7, 2011

NEW YORK-- Stanford tight end Coby Fleener and offensive lineman David DeCastro were named to the first team and quarterback Andrew Luck was named to the second team of CBS Sports' All-America team on Wednesday.

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Fleener, a senior out of Illinois, was one of the nation's top tight ends this past season, leading the Cardinal receiving core with 10 touchdowns while also racking up 648 yards on 32 catches. His 20.2 yards per catch average led the club.

DeCastro, who was previously named an AFCA All-American, paved the way for the Cardinal to average 207.9 yards per game on the ground and post a 167.4 pass efficiency rating. Thanks in part to his work as a finalist for the Outland Trophy, opponents managed just nine sacks against the team's offensive line.

Luck has already embarked on a busy week on the East Coast. He, along with DeCastro will be at the ESPN Awards Ceremony on Thursday in Orlando for the Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien, Outland Trophy and Maxwell awards. On Friday Luck will be in Baltimore for the Unitas Golden Arm award, before heading to the Big Apple to take part in the Heisman ceremony on Saturday night.

Luck posted a 167.5 pass efficiency rating this past season, breaking his own single season record for touchdowns with 35. He also completed 70 percent of his passes. He owns career records in total offense, career wins (31-6), career (80) and single-season (35) touchdowns and single-season (170.2) and career (161.8) passing efficiency.

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Previous All-America Teams for Stanford:
AFCA All-America: DeCastro , Luck
CBS Sports: DeCastro (first), Fleener (first), Luck (second) All-America Team
Pos Player Ht Wt Class School
QB Robert Griffin 6-2 220 Jr. Baylor
RB Trent Richardson 5-11 224 Jr. Alabama
RB Montee Ball 5-11 236 Jr. Wisconsin
WR Justin Blackmon 6-1 211 Jr. Oklahoma State
WR Kendall Wright 5-10 190 Sr. Baylor
TE Coby Fleener 6-6 244 Sr. Stanford
OL Barrett Jones 6-5 311 Jr. Alabama
OL Nate Potter 6-6 300 Sr. Boise State
OL David DeCastro 6-5 307 Jr. Stanford
OL Levy Adcock 6-6 322 Sr. Oklahoma State
C Peter Konz 6-5 313 Jr. Wisconsin
DL Whitney Mercilus 6-3 265 Jr. Illinois
DL Melvin Ingram 6-2 276 Jr. South Carolina
DL Devon Still 6-5 305 Sr. Penn State
DL Jerel Worthy 6-3 305 Jr. Michigan State
LB Luke Kuechly 6-3 235 Jr. Boston College
LB Lavonte David 6-1 210 Sr. Nebraska
LB Courtney Upshaw 6-2 265 Sr. Alabama
DB Tyrann Mathieu 5-9 180 So. LSU
DB Dre Kirkpatrick 6-3 192 Jr. Alabama
DB Mark Barron 6-2 218 Sr. Alabama
DB Morris Claiborne 6-0 185 Jr. LSU
Special Teams
P Brad Wing 6-3 175 Fr. LSU
K Randy Bullock 5-9 205 Sr. Texas A&M
KR Greg McCoy 5-10 181 Sr. TCU
PR Tyrann Mathieu 5-9 180 So. LSU
AP Tavon Austin 5-9 173 Jr. West Virginia

Second Team:  Offense -- QB: Andrew Luck, Stanford; RB: David Wilson, Virginia Tech; RB: LaMichael James, Oregon; WR: Robert Woods, USC; WR: Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma; TE: Dwayne Allen, Clemson; OL: Will Blackwell, LSU; OL: Matt Kalil, USC; OL: Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin; OL: Cordy Glenn, Georgia; C: Scott Wedige, Northern Illinois.

Defense -- DL: Vinny Curry, Marshall; DL: Andre Branch, Clemson; DL: Nick Perry, USC; DL: Frank Alexander, Oklahoma; LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia; LB: Sean Porter, Texas A&M; LB: Tank Carder, TCU; DB: Chase Minnifield, Virginia; DB: Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt; DB: Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State; DB: David Amerson, North Carolina State.

Special Teams -- P: Shawn Powell, Florida State; K: Caleb Sturgis, Florida; KR: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State; PR: Joe Adams, Arkansas; All-Purpose: T.Y. Hilton, Florida International.



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