2012 All-Name Team Nominees (May 11)
By Paul Myerberg // May 11, 2012
There’s a preview coming today, but not until later in the morning. For now, while I plug away – and since we’re more than 20 teams down – let’s update the current F.B.S. all-name team. If you hadn’t noticed, the all-name nominee is a new addition to the second-to-last section in this year’s previews. The rules are simple: only one nominee per team. I’ll continue adding players regardless of position through the first 62 teams, I guess, before beginning to search for players who match positions of need. I can already tell that it’s going to be harder to fill spots at quarterback, kicker and punter; looking back, it might have been a better idea to list quarterback Duke DeLancellotti with Texas State instead of safety Brixx Hawthorne.
But still… Brixx. Sounds like a Swedish toy company. Or a cereal that contains 200 percent of your daily allowance of fiber. Or an inexpensive but ultimately worthless automobile built somewhere in Eastern Europe. Or…
With 21 teams down, we’re just shy of a full two-deep, if we had players at each position. With 25 spots to be filled – 12 on offense with two receivers, a fullback and a tight end; 11 on defense, though I guess going with four linebackers is an option; and a kicker and punter – the end result would average out to roughly five players per position. That’s if every position ends up having an equal amount, which they won’t. Here’s the current list, with the current starter underlined when a position has more than one option:
Driphus Jackson, Rice
Brandon Bourbon, Kansas
Efeoghene Scott-Emuakpor, Ball State
Wilson Van Hooser, Tulane
Rob Blanchflower, Massachusetts
Charles Love III, Indiana
Harley Scioneaux, Louisiana-Monroe
Carlton Falconer, Florida Atlantic
Brander Craighead, UTEP
Maxx Forde, Idaho
KevinJo Atkins, New Mexico
Dajour Morris, Akron
Jose Casanova, U.A.B.
Bronterrious Jakes, Memphis
Wonderful Monds, Buffalo
Golden Ekeanyanwu, Colorado State
Xavier Archangel, Texas-San Antonio
Brixx Hawthorne, Texas State
Juno Prudhomm, Middle Tennessee State
Sir’Vegias Steele, South Alabama
Justice Sarcedo, U.N.L.V.
While the head coach and staff of assistants on the all-name team remain to be decided, it’s probably a safe bet that the squad will be led by Bronco Mendenhall. Major Applewhite would be a shoo-in for offensive coordinator, but even if he’s listed as the co-coordinator in Austin, I don’t think he qualifies. He will be the running backs coach, however.
Tags: All-name team, Brixx Hawrhorne, Bronco Mendenhall, Duke DeLancellotti, Major Applewhite, Maxx Forde, Rob Blanchflower, Sir'Vegias Steele, Texas State
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