2012 All-Name Team Nominees (June 7)
By Paul Myerberg // Jun 7, 2012
A significant milestone has been passed: 40 teams. This is no longer the third-of-the-way marker it has been in recent years, but the number remains a meaningful one in the march to September. Technically, with the move up to 124 F.B.S. teams, a third of the way would be 41 teams; more specifically, it would be 41 teams and the first third of a 42nd preview.
It’s time to catch our breath and prepare for another stretch. It’s also time to update the Pre-Snap Read All-Name Team, which was last compiled on May 11. That was after 21 teams – from Texas-San Antonio to Ball State. This list includes the Roadrunners through Western Kentucky.
Remember the rules. Each team nominates one player. That’s unfortunate for a program like Mississippi, which had several qualified candidates. Both the offense and defense start 11 players, with the offensive lineup running with a pro-style approach: two wide receivers, a fullback and a tight end.
The All-Name Team has a punter: Hendrix Brakefield was the Hilltoppers’ nominee. Now it needs a kicker, among other positions. Is Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower still a starter? What about South Alabama cornerback Sir’Vegias Steele? Here goes, with starters underlined where applicable:
Mackenzie Sovereign, Duke
Driphus Jackson, Rice
Stevie Joe Dorman, Colorado
Konockus Sashington, North Texas
Zurlon Tipton, Central Michigan
Brandon Bourbon, Kansas
Philander Moore, Mississippi
Spiffy Evans, Boston College
Jazz King, Marshall
Tyrek Cheeseboro, Maryland
Wilson Van Hooser, Tulane
Rob Blanchflower, Massachusetts
Charles Love III, Indiana
Harley Scioneaux, Louisiana-Monroe
Brander Craighead, UTEP
Carlton Falconer, Florida Atlantic
Maxx Forde, Idaho
Mwanza Wamulumba, Miami (Ohio)
KevinJo Atkins, New Mexico
Carlutorbantu Zaramo, Ball State
Dajour Morris, Akron
Mister Cobble, Kentucky
Jose Casanova, U.A.B.
Suli Faletuipapai, Fresno State
Geoffrey Bacon, Army
Wayland Coleman-Dancer, Troy
Wonderful Monds, Buffalo
Golden Ekeanyanwu, Colorado State
Blaze Caponegro, Temple
Bronterrious Jakes, Memphis
Xavier Archangel, Texas-San Antonio
Love Dominique, New Mexico State
Brixx Hawthorne, Texas State
Juno Prudhomm, Middle Tennessee State
Pudge Cotton, Eastern Michigan
Calvin Tiggle, Kent State
Bubba Poueu-Luna, Hawaii
Sir’Vegias Steele, South Alabama
Justice Sarcedo, U.N.L.V.
Hendrix Brakefield, Western Kentucky
Needed: fullbacks, interior offensive linemen, defensive tackles, cornerbacks and a kicker. I think those will become positions of focus once the previews reach the halfway point. Also, the All-Name Team needs, well, a name. The All-Name Team Namers? I’m open to suggestions.
Tags: All-name team, Blaze Caponegro, Geoffrey Bacon, Hendrix Brakefield, Jazz King, Jose Casanova, Konockus Sashington, Love Dominique, Mackenzie Sovereign, Maxx Forde, Philander Moore, Pudge Cotton, Rob Blanchflower, Sir'Vegias Steele, Wonderful Monds
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