Dec 29, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal left guard David Yankey (54) at the 2013 Rose Bowl media day at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford’s David Yankey Adds To Honors With AP All-America Nod


Senior guard David Yankey of Stanford was named Tuesday to the Associated Press All-America first team.

Yankey, a 6-foot-5, 313-pounder from Roswell, Ga., was a second-team All-America choice by the AP in last year’s media voting. He was a team captain for the Pac-12 champion Cardinal and was a semifinalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.

Junior receiver Ty Montgomery and senior linebacker Trent Murphy were named to the second team, with Montgomery getting the nod as the all-purpose player for his prowess as a kick returner.

Linebacker Shayne Skov was named third team.

The first team was headlined by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston, a redshirt freshman from Florida State.

The running backs were Boston College senior Andre Williams and Arizona junior Ka’Deem Carey.

Joining Yankey on the offensive line were senior tackle Jake Matthews of Texas A&M, junior tackle Cyrus Kouandjio of Alabama, senior guard Cyril Richardson of Baylor and senior center Bryan Stork of Florida State.

The receivers were Oregon State junior Brandin Cooks and Texas A&M sophomore Mike Evans, with Texas Tech junior Jace Amaro named the tight end.

Quarterback Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois was named the all-purpose player for his dual-threat run/pass capabilities and Florida State redshirt freshman Roberto Aguayo was the kicker.

The defense included senior defensive end Michael Sam of Missouri and senior end Jackson Jeffcoat of Texas, senior tackle Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh and senior tackle Will Sutton of Arizona State.

The linebackers were UCLA senior Anthony Barr, Alabama senior C.J. Mosley and Ohio State junior Ryan Shazier.

The secondary included senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard of Michigan State, senior cornerback Lamarcus Joyner of Florida State, junior safety Cody Prewitt of Ole Miss and senior safety Deone Bucannon of Washington State.

The punter was Memphis senior Tom Hornsey.

No one from Cal was selected.

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