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The 2012 Pre-Snap Read All-Name Team

The All-Name Team solidified its roster during the L.S.U. preview, giving us a 124-man list to cull through in search of a rock-solid starting lineup. And believe me: this lineup is superb – if perhaps hamstrung by the fact that there can be only nominee per team. But you know what? We’re inclusive, not exclusive, and every program in the F.B.S. deserves its own nominee. Besides, where would this team be without New Mexico State’s Love Dominique, Eastern Michigan’s Pudge Cotton and Western Kentucky’s Hendrix Brakefield?

The rules, if you recall, run as follows: each team nominates one player, as mentioned; the offense has 11 starters, with two receivers, a tight end and a fullback – we’re pro-style; the defense has 11 starters, running a 4-3 base set; and there is a kicker and a punter, but no long snapper.

Last time we checked, the All-Name Team needed a fullback, a new interior offensive linemen, some help up front on defense and a kicker. Did the coaching staff fill the gaps on the recruiting trail? Without further ado, the 2012 Pre-Snap Read All-Name Team (starters are underlined):

Quarterback
Munchie Legaux, Cincinnati
Mackenzie Sovereign, Duke
Clay Rust, Wisconsin
Steele Jantz, Iowa State
Driphus Jackson, Rice
John Manoogian, U.S.C.
Stevie Joe Dorman, Colorado

Running back
Robert Godhigh, Georgia Tech
Chandler Shakespeare, Auburn
Konockus Sashington, North Texas
Brandon Bourbon, Kansas
Zurlon Tipton, Central Michigan
Nehemie Kankolongo, Wyoming
Cameron Stingily, Northern Illinois
Rex Burkhead, Nebraska
Martin Hyppolite, Connecticut

Fullback
Myles Davis, Syracuse
Justus Hoffman, Virginia Tech
LoVante Battle, Virginia
Bo Eggers, Louisville

Wide receiver
Philander Moore, Mississippi
Blair Bomber, Washington State
Spiffy Evans, Boston College
Logan Sweet, U.C.L.A.
Ben Butterfield, Oregon

Wide receiver
Jazz King, Marshall
Tanqueray Towns, Utah
Tyrek Cheeseboro, Maryland
Wilson Van Hooser, Tulane
Gautam Krishnamurthi, Stanford

Tight end
Dakota Summers, Tennessee
Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State
Rob Blanchflower, Massachusetts
Stephen Drain, Missouri
Charles Love III, Indiana
Chase Buck, Oklahoma
Harley Scioneaux, Louisiana-Monroe

Offensive tackle
Rowdy Harper, Houston
Jack De Boef, Purdue
Dan Furlong, Notre Dame
Brander Craighead, UTEP

Offensive guard
Isaac Hayes, Minnesota
Alejandro Crosthwaite, California

Center
Blake McJunkin, S.M.U.
Thor Jozwiak, South Florida
Spencer Pulley, Vanderbilt

Offensive guard
Tyler Shatley, Clemson
Templeton Hardy, Mississippi State

Offensive tackle
Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
Carlton Falconer, Florida Atlantic
Halapoilivaati Vaitai, T.C.U.

Defensive end
Barkevious Mingo, L.S.U.
Maxx Forde, Idaho
Allen Champagne, North Carolina
Mwanza Wamulumba, Miami (Ohio)
KevinJo Atkins, New Mexico

Defensive tackle
Jose Jose, U.C.F.
Godspower Offor, Wake Forest
Dajour Morris, Akron
Carlutorbantu Zaramo, Ball State
Rusty Fernando, Oregon State
Christian Littlehead, Oklahoma State

Defensive tackle
K’Hadree Hooker, N.C. State
Mister Cobble, Kentucky
Orion Jones, Toledo
Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State
Nile Lawrence-Stample, Florida State

Defensive end
Jose Casanova, U.A.B.
DeJazz Woods, Illinois
Remington Peck, B.Y.U.
Suli Faletuipapai, Fresno State
Julian Pinnix-Odrick, Rutgers
Caleb Bluiett, Texas

Linebacker
Geoffrey Bacon, Army
Jefferson Court, Utah State
Wayland Coleman-Dancer, Troy
Moses Saucedo, San Jose State
Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern
Kevin Kisseberth, Louisiana Tech

Linebacker
Wonderful Monds, Buffalo
Chris Hummingbird, Tulsa
Zeek Bigger, East Carolina
Golden Ekeanyanwu, Colorado State
Lelland Ducksworth, Southern Mississippi
Storm Timson, Ohio
TyQuan Hammock, Michigan State

Linebacker
Sir Thomas Jackson, Arizona
Blaze Caponegro, Temple
Tre’maine Lightfoot, Louisiana-Lafayette
Sharrod Golightly, South Carolina
Bronterrious Jakes, Memphis
Thurston Ambrister, Miami (Fla.)

Cornerback
Xavier Archangel, Texas-San Antonio
Jose Cheeseborough, Florida International
Happiness Osunde, Texas Tech
Lynx Hawthorne, Baylor
Lafayette Pitts, Pittsburgh
Mahbu Keels, San Diego State

Safety
Love Dominique, New Mexico State
Wave Ryder, Navy
BooBoo Gates, Bowling Green
Brixx Hawthorne, Texas State
Juno Prudhomm, Middle Tennessee State
Will Shamburger, Washington

Safety
Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
HaHa Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Pudge Cotton, Eastern Michigan
Calvin Tiggle, Kent State
Bubba Poueu-Luna, Hawaii

Cornerback
Sir’Vegias Steele, South Alabama
Blake Countess, Michigan
Justice Sarcedo, U.N.L.V.
Brandon Napoleon, West Virginia
Quitin Sparkmon, Arkansas State
Floyd Raven, Texas A&M
Kaelon Kelleybrew, Arkansas

Kicker
Trent Crofoot, Florida
Briceton Cannada, Air Force
Trent Mossbrucker, Iowa

Punter
Chase Tenpenny, Nevada
J Schroeder, Western Michigan
Hendrix Brakefield, Western Kentucky
Alex Butterworth, Penn State

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Comments

  1. Hokieshibe says:

    I absolutely love the WR names… Philander Moore! Fantastic

  2. Dave says:

    This has been a great read all summer – thanks much!

    PS you cannot tell me there are not one but TWO defensive tackles with better names than Godspower Offor.

    PPS Does Wave Ryder not get bonus points for the fact that he decided to attend the United States Naval Academy?

  3. gengiskahn says:

    Hou could you possibly omit Nebraska’s I.M. Hipp and Duke’s Joe Bonecutter?

  4. BobJ says:

    Priceless. What a great idea! Sounds like the stuff I come up with and when I tell my wife about it, she looks at me like she’s not sure this is the same man she married.

    I do think Oregon’s All-Namer should have been Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (CB), with Andre Yruretagoyena (OG) a close second. Ben Butterfield makes me think more of Elizabeth Taylor than of a butter-fingered receiver.

  5. TJ says:

    If I am not mistaken App St has a WR named BoBo Beathard….maybe next year

  6. Patrick says:

    @genghiskhan … Pretty sure all of the players listed here are active players.

  7. Nick says:

    The lack of Shamarko Thomas disturbs me.

  8. andrew says:

    Absolutely classic that a dude named Tanqueray attends college in Utah. If only Tyrek Cheeseboro had decided to go to Wisconsin…

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