Dominating defensive tackle Devon Still has been selected Penn State's 96th first-team all-American, earning a spot on the CBSsports.com all-America team.
A senior cocaptain, Still is the Nittany Lions' 22d first-team all-American since starting Big Ten Conference competition in 1993 (26 total selections). Penn State has earned 10 first-team all-America honorees in the last seven seasons.
Alabama tailback Trent Richardson is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year while LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne earned defensive honors.
Richardson is a Heisman Trophy finalist who has rushed for 1,583 yards and 20 touchdowns. Claiborne has six interceptions.
League coaches named Arkansas' Joe Adams as the top special-teams player. LSU's Les Miles was named coach of the year after leading the top-ranked Tigers into the national championship game against the Crimson Tide.
Robert Griffin III, Baylor's exciting dual-threat quarterback was named the Big 12 offensive player of the year.
A leading contender in what is expected to be a tight Heisman Trophy race, Griffin received 141/2 of 17 votes from a panel of Associated Press member sports reporters who regularly cover the league.
Oklahoma senior defensive end Frank Alexander was the Big 12's top defender.
Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly has won the Lombardi Award as the nation's top collegiate lineman.