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Ga. Tech’s Uzzi Named Preseason All-America By Sports Illustrated

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THE FLATS – The preseason honors continue to roll in for Georgia Tech senior guard Omoregie Uzzi, who Thursday was named by Sports Illustrated as a preseason second team All-America.

Uzzi, a Lithonia (Ga.) native, was a first team All-ACC selection last season and also earned second team All-America honors from SI.com and third team honors from Rivals. Uzzi helped the Yellow Jackets lead the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage in 2011.

Already in 2012, Uzzi has been named to the Outland Trophy preseason watch list, has earned preseason second team All-America accolades by Lindy’s and Phil Steele, and is a preseason All-ACC pick by the conference and a number of publications.

Thirty teams from seven different conferences, as well as one independent, are represented on the first and second teams by Sports Illustrated. LSU led the way with five players, followed by USC with four. Alabama, Wisconsin and Oregon each had three players named. The ACC had five players selected from five teams.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2012 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

FIRST TEAM

QB Matt Barkley, Sr., USC
RB Montee Ball, Sr., Wisconsin
RB Marcus Lattimore, Jr., South Carolina
WR Robert Woods, Jr., USC
WR Sammy Watkins, So., Clemson
TE Tyler Eifert, Jr., Notre Dame
T Ricky Wagner, Sr., Wisconsin
G Jonathan Cooper, Sr., North Carolina
C Barrett Jones, Sr., Alabama
G Chance Warmack, Sr., Alabama
T Luke Joeckel, Jr., Texas A&M

DE Jadeveon Clowney, So., South Carolina
DT Kawann Short, Sr., Purdue
DT Star Lotulelei, Sr., Utah
DE Sam Montgomery, Jr., LSU
LB Jarvis Jones, Jr., Georgia
LB Manti Te’o, Sr., Notre Dame
LB Chase Thomas, Sr., Stanford
CB Tyrann Mathieu, Jr., LSU S
T.J. McDonald, Sr., USC
S Eric Reid, Jr., LSU
CB David Amerson, Jr., NC State

K Quinn Sharp, Sr., Oklahoma State
P Brad Wing, So., LSU
Returns Tyrann Mathieu, Jr.,
LSU All-purpose De’Anthony Thomas, So., Oregon

SECOND TEAM
QB Geno Smith, Sr., West Virginia
RB Rex Burkhead, Sr., Nebraska
RB Kenjon Barner, Sr., Oregon
WR Marquess Wilson, Jr., Washington State
WR Marqise Lee, So., USC
WR Keenan Allen, Jr., Cal
T Chris Faulk, Jr., LSU
G Travis Frederick, Jr., Wisconsin
C Gabe Ikard, Jr., Oklahoma
G Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., Georgia Tech
T D.J. Fluker, Jr., Alabama

DL Brandon Jenkins, Sr., Florida State
DL Alex Okafor, Sr., Texas
DL William Gholston, Jr., Michigan State
DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Jr., Texas
LB Arthur Brown, Sr., Kansas State
LB Khaseem Greene, Sr., Rutgers
LB Shayne Skov, Jr., Stanford
CB Jonathan Banks, Sr., Mississippi State
S Tony Jefferson, Jr. Oklahoma
S John Boyett, Sr., Oregon
CB Brodrick Brown, Sr., Oklahoma State

K Caleb Sturgis, Sr., Florida
P Ryan Allen, Sr., Louisiana Tech
Returns Tyler Lockett, So., Kansas State
All-purpose Tavon Austin, Sr., West Virginia

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