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Gerod Holliman Named First Team AP All-American

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Gerod Holliman can add Associated Press first team All-American to the lengthy list of honors and awards he has piled up this holiday season. Holliman is Louisville first AP first teamer since Elvis Dumervil achieved the feat back in 2005 (Harry Douglas, Art Carmody, Amobi Okoye and Marcus Smith were each honored with second or third team selections).

Holliman, who leads the nation in interceptions with 14, is one of five ACC players on the AP's first team.

The Associated Press All-America team

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Marcus Mariota, junior, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Oregon

Running backs - Melvin Gordon, junior, 6-1, 213, Wisconsin; Tevin Coleman, junior, 6-1, 210, Indiana.

Tackles - Brandon Scherff, senior, 6-5, 320, Iowa; Spencer Drango, junior, 6-6, 310, Baylor.

Guards - Tre Jackson, senior, 6-4, 330, Florida State; Laken Tomlinson, senior, 6-3, 320, Duke.

Center - Reese Dismukes, senior, 6-3, 296, Auburn.

Tight End - Nick O'Leary, senior, 6-3, 247, Florida State.

Wide receivers - Amari Cooper, junior, 6-1, 210, Alabama; Rashard Higgins, sophomore, 6-2, 188, Colorado State.

Kicker - Roberto Aguayo, sophomore, 6-1, 203, Florida State.

All-purpose player - Shaq Thompson, junior, 6-1, 228, Washington.

DEFENSE

Ends - Joey Bosa, sophomore, 6-5, 278, Ohio State; Vic Beasley, senior, 6-3, 235, Clemson.

Tackles - Malcolm Brown, junior, 6-2, 320, Texas; Danny Shelton, junior, 6-2, 339, Washington.

Linebackers - Scooby Wright III, sophomore, 6-1, 246, Arizona; Hau'oli Kikaha, senior, 6-3, 246, Washington; Paul Dawson, senior, 6-2, 230, TCU.

Cornerbacks - Senquez Golson, senior, 5-9, 176, Mississippi; Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, senior, 5-10, 195, Oregon.

Safeties - Landon Collins, junior, 6-0, 222, Alabama; Gerod Holliman, sophomore, 6-2, 213, Louisville.

Punter - Tom Hackett, junior, 5-11, 187, Utah.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Trevone Boykin, junior, TCU

Running backs - James Conner, sophomore, Pittsburgh; Ameer Abdullah, senior, Nebraska.

Tackles - La'el Collins, senior, LSU; Andrus Peat, junior, Stanford.

Guards - Arie Kouandjio, senior, Alabama; A.J. Cann, senior, South Carolina.

Center - Hroniss Grassu, senior, Oregon.

Tight End - Maxx Williams, sophomore, Minnesota.

Wide receivers - Kevin White, senior, West Virginia; Rashad Greene, senior, Florida State.

Kicker - Brad Craddock, junior, Maryland.

All-purpose player - Tyler Lockett, senior, Kansas State.

DEFENSE

Ends - Shane Ray, junior, Missouri; Nate Orchard, senior, Utah.

Tackles - Leonard Williams, junior, Southern California; Robert Nkemdiche, sophomore, Mississippi.

Linebackers - Eric Kendricks, senior, UCLA; Benardrick McKinney, junior, Mississippi State; Jaylon Smith, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Cornerbacks - Vernon Hargreaves III, sophomore, Florida; Jacoby Glenn, sophomore, Central Florida.

Safeties - Jalen Ramsey, sophomore, Florida State; Cody Prewitt, senior, Mississippi.

Punter - JK Scott, freshman, Alabama.

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - J.T. Barrett, redshirt freshman, Ohio State.

Running backs - Jay Ajayi, junior, Boise State; Samaje Perine, freshman, Oklahoma.

Tackles - Cedric Ogbuehi, senior, Texas A&M; Jake Fisher, senior, Oregon.

Guards - Shaquille Mason, senior, Georgia Tech; Ben Beckwith, senior, Mississippi State.

Center - Jack Allen, junior, Michigan State.

Tight End - Clive Walford, senior, Miami.

Wide receivers - Justin Hardy, senior, East Carolina; Nelson Agholor, junior, Southern California.

Kicker - Josh Lambert, sophomore, West Virginia.

All-purpose player - J.J. Nelson, senior, UAB.

DEFENSE

Ends - Shawn Oakman, junior, Baylor; Randy Gregory, junior, Nebraska.

Tackles - Michael Bennett, senior, Ohio State; Eddie Goldman, junior, Florida State.

Linebackers - Denzel Perryman, senior, Miami; Mike Hull, senior, Penn State; Eric Striker, junior, Oklahoma.

Cornerbacks - Trae Waynes, junior, Michigan State; Kendall Fuller, sophomore, Virginia Tech.

Safeties - Kurtis Drummond, senior, Michigan State; Su'a Cravens, sophomore, Southern California.

Punter - Austin Rehkow, sophomore, Idaho.