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Stanford places two on AP All-America team

Football standouts Beeler (first team) and Luck (second team) receive honors

A highly successful season just keeps getting better for the Stanford football team, which on Tuesday had two players honored on the Associated Press All-America team.

Stanford center Chase Beeler was named a first-team All-American by AP while quarterback Andrew Luck earned second-team honors.

Beeler is the first Stanford offensive lineman to earn first-team AP All-America honors since Eric Heitmann in 2001. Beeler also was named a first- team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and was a second-team Walter Camp Football Foundation selection.

Luck, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting, was named to the second team behind Auburn signal caller and Heisman winner Cam Newton.

With the selection of Beeler and Luck, Stanford has produced four AP All-Americans over the past two seasons. In 2009, Toby Gerhart earned first- team honors while Chris Marinelli was named to the second team.

Associated Press' All-America Team

First-Team Offense

Quarterback -- Cam Newton, Jr., Auburn

Running Back -- LaMichael James, sophomore, 5-9, 185, Oregon

Running Back -- Kendall Hunter, junior, 5-9, 200, Oklahoma State

Tackle - Gabe Carimi, senior, 6-7, 327, Wisconsin

Tackle -- Nate Solder, senior, 6-9, 315, Colorado

Guard -- Rodney Hudson, senior, 6-2, 282, Florida State

Guard -- John Moffitt, senior, 6-5, 323, Wisconsin

Center -- Chase Beeler, senior, 6-3, 285, Stanford

Tight end -- Michael Egnew, junior, 6-6, 235, Missouri

Wide receiver -- Justin Blackmon, sophomore, 6-1, 205, Oklahoma State

Wide Receiver -- Ryan Broyles, junior, 5-11, 183, Oklahoma

All-purpose player -- Randall Cobb, junior, 5-11, 186, Kentucky

Kicker -- Alex Henery, senior, 6-2, 175, Nebraska

First-Team Defense

End -- Da'Quan Bowers, junior, 6-4, 275, Clemson

End -- Ryan Kerrigan, senior, 6-4, 263, Purdue

Tackle -- Nick Fairley, junior, 6-5, 298, Auburn

Tackle -- Stephen Paea, senior, 6-1, 311, Oregon State

Linebacker -- Luke Kuechly, sophomore, 6-3, 235, Boston College

Linebacker -- Greg Jones, senior, 6-1, 240, Michigan State

Linebacker -- Von Miller, senior, 6-3, 243, Texas A&M

Cornerback -- Patrick Peterson, junior, 6-1, 222, LSU

Cornerback -- Prince Amukamara, senior, 6-1, 205, Nebraska

Safety -- Tejay Johnson, senior, 6-1, 212, TCU

Safety -- Quinton Carter, senior, 6-1, 200, Oklahoma

Punter -- Chas Henry, junior, 6-3, 222, Florida

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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