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Jordan White is Consensus All-American

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 12/14/2011
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Associated Press announced its All-America Team on Wednesday afternoon and Jordan White earning a spot on the third team makes him the WMU football program's first ever Consensus All-American.

White is the second wide receiver to earn AP All-America, joining Greg Jennings who did so in 2005.  He is the ninth Bronco to earn a spot on the AP All-America team and the first since Ameer Ismail earned second team in 2006.

White was named American Football Coaches Association and Second Team Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America earlier this month.

He is only the sixth football student-athlete in Mid-American Conference history to accomplish earn Consensus All-America status.  He joins Dwight Smith (Akron, 2000), Brad Maynard (Ball State, 1996), Chris Hale (Bowling Green, 1990), Randy Moss (Marshall, 1997) and Dave Zastudil (Ohio, 2001).

The Cleveland, Ohio, native has earned All-America status from the following national organizations and publications:

Associated Press - Third Team

American Football Coaches Association

Walter Camp Football Foundation - Second Team

Phil Steele - Third Team

Sports Illustrated - Second Team

Yahoo Sports - Third Team

CollegeSportsMadness.com - Second Team

AP All-America Team, List By The Associated Press

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Robert Griffin III, junior, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Baylor.

Running backs — Montee Ball, junior, 5-11, 210, Wisconsin; Trent Richardson, junior, 5-11, 224, Alabama.

Tackles — Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 311, Alabama; Matt Kalil, junior, 6-7, 295, Southern California.

Guards — David DeCastro, senior, 6-5, 310, Stanford; Kevin Zeitler, senior, 6-4, 318, Wisconsin.

Center — David Molk, senior, 6-2, 286, Michigan.

Wide receivers — Justin Blackmon, junior, 6-1, 215, Oklahoma State; Robert Woods, sophomore, 6-1, 180, Southern California.

Tight end — Dwayne Allen, junior, 6-4, 255, Clemson.

All-purpose player — Sammy Watkins, freshman, 6-1, 180, Clemson.

Kicker — Randy Bullock, senior, 5-9, 212, Texas A&M.

DEFENSE

Ends — Melvin Ingram, senior, 6-2, 276, South Carolina; Whitney Mercilus, junior, 6-4, 265, Illinois.

Tackles — Devon Still, senior, 6-5, 310, Penn State; Jerel Worthy, junior, 6-3, 310, Michigan State.

Linebackers — Luke Kuechly, junior, 6-3, 237, Boston College; Jarvis Jones, sophomore, 6-3, 241, Georgia; Dont’a Hightower, junior, 6-4, 260, Alabama.

Cornerbacks — Morris Claiborne, junior, 6-0, 185, LSU; Tyrann Mathieu, sophomore, 5-9, 175, LSU.

Safeties — Mark Barron, senior, 6-2, 218, Alabama; Bacarri Rambo, junior, 6-0, 218, Georgia.

Punter — Brad Wing, freshman, 6-3, 184, LSU.

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Andrew Luck, junior, Stanford.

Running backs — LaMichael James, junior, Oregon; David Wilson, junior, Virginia Tech.

Tackles — Jonathan Martin, senior, Stanford; Nate Potter, senior, Boise State.

Guards —Will Blackwell, senior, LSU; Austin Pazstor, senior, Virginia.

Center — Peter Konz, junior, Wisconsin.

Wide receivers — Ryan Broyles, senior, Oklahoma; Kendall Wright, senior, Baylor.

Tight end — Tyler Eifert, junior, Notre Dame.

All-purpose player — Joe Adams, senior, Arkansas.

Kicker — Caleb Sturgis, junior, Florida.

DEFENSE

Ends — Frank Alexander, senior, Oklahoma; Vinny Curry, senior, Marshall.

Tackles — Joe Vellano, junior, Maryland; Derek Wolfe, senior, Cincinnati.

Linebackers — Courtney Upshaw, senior, Alabama; Lavonte David, senior, Nebraska; Manti Teo, junior, Notre Dame.

Cornerbacks — David Amerson, sophomore, North Carolina State; Dre Kirkpatrick, junior, Alabama.

Safeties — Markelle Martin, senior, Oklahoma State; Antonio Allen, senior, South Carolina.

Punter — Ryan Allen, junior, Louisiana Tech.

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THIRD TEAM

Quarterback — Matt Barkley, junior, Southern California.

Running backs — Ronnie Hillman, sophomore, San Diego State; Bobby Rainey, senior, Western Kentucky.

Tackles — Levy Adcock, senior, Oklahoma State; Cordy Glenn, senior, Georgia.

Guards — Ryan Miller, senior, Colorado; Gabe Ikard, sophomore, Oklahoma.

Center — Grant Garner, senior, Oklahoma State.

Wide receivers — Jordan White, senior, Western Michigan; Patrick Edwards, senior, Houston.

Tight end — Coby Fleener, senior, Stanford.

All-purpose player — Tavon Austin, junior, West Virginia.

Kicker — Quinn Sharp, junior, Oklahoma State.

DEFENSE

Ends — Sam Montgomery, sophomore, LSU; Andre Branch, senior, Clemson.

Tackles — John Simon, junior, Ohio State; Fletcher Cox, junior, Mississippi State.

Linebackers — Tank Carder, senior, TCU; Sammy Brown, senior, Houston; Emmanuel Acho, senior, Texas.

Cornerbacks — Nigel Malone, junior, Kansas State; Brodrick Brown, junior, Oklahoma State.

Safeties — Josh Bush, senior, Wake Forest; George Iloka, senior, Boise State.

Punter — Shawn Powell, senior, Florida State.

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AP All-America team selection panel:

Bob Asmussen, Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette; Greg Auman, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times; Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle; Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman; Seth Emerson, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer; Erik Gee, KNML-AM Albuquerque, N.M.; Eric Hansen, South Bend (Ind.) Tribune; Mike Herndon Press-Register. Mobile, Ala.; Joshua Kendall, The State, Columbia, S.C.; Rob Long, CBS Radio 105.7 Baltimore; Dave Matter, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune; Sam McKewon, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser; Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.; Keith Sargeant, Home News Tribune, Somerville, N.J.; John Shinn, The Norman (Okla.) Transcript.

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