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Auburn leads list of all-America selections

No. 1 Auburn will have an all-American anchoring each side of the ball when the Tigers play for the national championship.

No. 1 Auburn will have an all-American anchoring each side of the ball when the Tigers play for the national championship.

Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and defensive tackle Nick Fairley were voted to the Associated Press all-America team along with Oregon running back LaMichael James, whose team will face Auburn in the Bowl Championship Series title game in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 10.

Auburn is one of five teams with two players on the first team.

Wisconsin had two players from its offensive line: Outland Trophy winning tackle Gabe Carimi and guard John Moffitt.

Oklahoma State, with the nation's No. 1 offense, placed wide receiver Justin Blackmon and running back Kendall Hunter on the first team. Not to be outdone, rival Oklahoma, which edged out the Cowboys for the Big Twelve South title, had receiver Ryan Broyles and safety Quinton Carter on the team.

Big Twelve North champion Nebraska also had two all-Americans: cornerback Prince Amukamara and kicker Alex Henery.

But no team had two more dominant players this season than Auburn.

Newton, in his first season with the Tigers after transferring from junior college, became the first quarterback in Southeastern Conference history to reach 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in the same season. He also accounted for 49 touchdowns (28 passing, 20 rushing and one receiving).

Fairley is a 295-pound junior who led Auburn with 101/2 sacks and 21 tackles for loss, blossoming into one of the best defensive tackles in the country after starting just two games in 2009.

Both of Auburn's all-Americans drew some negative attention this season.

The NCAA investigated Newton's recruitment and determined that his father tried to get Mississippi State to pay for his son to play for the Bulldogs. Newton was allowed to keep playing.

Fairley drew criticism for being a dirty player, especially after he hit Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the back with his helmet.

Iowa to review drug-testing. The University of Iowa says it's reviewing its drug-testing policies for student-athletes in the wake of star receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos' arrest last week on drug charges.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says some "flaws and inconsistencies" have been found in the policies and that some athletes likely have gotten around drug tests.

Barta says officials haven't found any more football players cheating a drug test but are double-checking their drug-testing protocols and procedures.

More honors for Wisniewski. Penn State guard Stefen Wisniewski has added three all-America selections to his American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) accolade.

The senior standout has been named a second-team all-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, and Wisniewski previously was selected to the AFCA all-America team.

5-year deal for Florida coach. Will Muschamp has agreed to a five-year contract worth $13.5 million to replace Urban Meyer as Florida's coach.

Muschamp, who was formally introduced on Tuesday, says he plans to hire his staff after the Outback Bowl and intends to install a pro-style offense, welcome news for Florida fans who groaned about the spread all season.

Muschamp made $900,000 as Mack Brown's heir apparent at Texas. The Gators lured Muschamp away Saturday, giving him one of the most prestigious jobs in the country despite not having any head coaching experience.