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Amaro, Richardson unanimous AA's

12/18/2013

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and Baylor guard Cyril Richardson are unanimous All-Americans.

Amaro and Richardson were named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches’ Association, Football Writers’ Association of America, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News and Associated Press -- the five All-American teams recognized by the NCAA.

Amaro is the fifth Red Raider to achieve unanimous All-America recognition. The four others were punter Mark Bounds (1991), linebacker Zach Thomas (1995), running back Byron Hanspard (1996) and wide receiver Michael Crabtree (2007, 2008).

Richardson is the seventh Baylor player to be named a unanimous All-American, joining guard Bill Glass (1956), linebacker Mike Singletary (1980), safety Thomas Everett (1986), defensive tackle Santana Dotson (1991), punter Daniel Sepulveda (2006) and wide receiver Terrance Williams (2012).

Other unanimous All-Americans this year include Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Boston College running back Andre Williams, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews and Stanford guard David Yankey.

Below is a recap of all Big 12 players honored by the five major All-American teams:

American Football Coaches’ Association

First team

Tight end: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

Center: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

Offensive guard: Cyril Richardson, Baylor

Defensive end: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

Safety: Ahmad Dixon, Baylor

Kicker: Anthony Fera, Texas

Football Writers’ Association of America

First team

Tight end: Amaro, Texas Tech

Offensive guard: Richardson, Baylor

Cornerback: Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

Kicker: Fera, Texas

Second team

Wide receiver: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

Defensive end: Jeffcoat, Texas

Linebacker: Ryan Mueller, Kansas State

Cornerback: Jason Verrett, TCU

Walter Camp Football Foundation

First team

Tight end: Amaro, Texas Tech

Center: Ikard, Oklahoma

Offensive guard: Richardson, Baylor

Defensive end: Jeffcoat, Texas

Cornerback: Gilbert, Oklahoma State

Cornerback: Verrett, TCU

Kicker: Fera, Texas

Sporting News

First team

Tight end: Amaro, Texas Tech

Offensive guard: Richardson, Baylor

Safety: Dixon, Baylor

Associated Press

First team

Tight end: Amaro, Texas Tech

Offensive guard: Richardson, Baylor

Defensive end: Jeffcoat, Texas

Second team

Center: Ikard, Oklahoma

Cornerback: Gilbert, Oklahoma State

Cornerback: Verrett, TCU

Safety: Dixon, Baylor

Kicker: Fera, Texas

Third team

Safety: Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State