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Running Back Samaje Perine And Linebacker Eric Striker Named To All-American List

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The Oklahoma Sooners were blanked on the 2014 first and second team All-American lists but true freshman running back Samaje Perine and junior linebacker Eric Striker were  named to the third team.

Striker (6-0/220) recorded 56 total tackles along with team highs in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (14). The outside linebacker from Seffner, Florida is a pass rushing specialists who showed vast improvement in run support this season.

Samaje Perine literally carried the offense in what has been an injury filled season. The Pflugerville, Texas native racked up a team-high 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns on 240 attempts. He started in seven of Oklahoma's twelve regular season games and finished with a 6.6 yards per carry average.

Listed below are the All-Americans. Let us know if you feel as if anyone got snubbed or someone doesn't belong.

The Associated Press All-America team.



Quarterback - Marcus Mariota, junior, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Oregon

Running backs - Melvin Gordon, junior, 6-1, 213, Wisconsin; Tevin Coleman, junior, 6-1, 210, Indiana.

Tackles - Brandon Scherff, senior, 6-5, 320, Iowa; Spencer Drango, junior, 6-6, 310, Baylor.

Guards - Tre Jackson, senior, 6-4, 330, Florida State; Laken Tomlinson, senior, 6-3, 320, Duke.

Center - Reese Dismukes, senior, 6-3, 296, Auburn.

Tight End - Nick O'Leary, senior, 6-3, 247, Florida State.

Wide receivers - Amari Cooper, junior, 6-1, 210, Alabama; Rashard Higgins, sophomore, 6-2, 188, Colorado State.

Kicker - Roberto Aguayo, sophomore, 6-1, 203, Florida State.

All-purpose player - Shaq Thompson, junior, 6-1, 228, Washington.


Ends - Joey Bosa, sophomore, 6-5, 278, Ohio State; Vic Beasley, senior, 6-3, 235, Clemson.

Tackles - Malcolm Brown, junior, 6-2, 320, Texas; Danny Shelton, junior, 6-2, 339, Washington.

Linebackers - Scooby Wright III, sophomore, 6-1, 246, Arizona; Hau'oli Kikaha, senior, 6-3, 246, Washington; Paul Dawson, senior, 6-2, 230, TCU.

Cornerbacks - Senquez Golson, senior, 5-9, 176, Mississippi; Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, senior, 5-10, 195, Oregon.

Safeties - Landon Collins, junior, 6-0, 222, Alabama; Gerod Holliman, sophomore, 6-2, 213, Louisville.

Punter - Tom Hackett, junior, 5-11, 187, Utah.



Quarterback - Trevone Boykin, junior, TCU

Running backs - James Conner, sophomore, Pittsburgh; Ameer Abdullah, senior, Nebraska.

Tackles - La'el Collins, senior, LSU; Andrus Peat, junior, Stanford.

Guards - Arie Kouandjio, senior, Alabama; A.J. Cann, senior, South Carolina.

Center - Hroniss Grassu, senior, Oregon.

Tight End - Maxx Williams, sophomore, Minnesota.

Wide receivers - Kevin White, senior, West Virginia; Rashad Greene, senior, Florida State.

Kicker - Brad Craddock, junior, Maryland.

All-purpose player - Tyler Lockett, senior, Kansas State.


Ends - Shane Ray, junior, Missouri; Nate Orchard, senior, Utah.

Tackles - Leonard Williams, junior, Southern California; Robert Nkemdiche, sophomore, Mississippi.

Linebackers - Eric Kendricks, senior, UCLA; Benardrick McKinney, junior, Mississippi State; Jaylon Smith, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Cornerbacks - Vernon Hargreaves III, sophomore, Florida; Jacoby Glenn, sophomore, Central Florida.

Safeties - Jalen Ramsey, sophomore, Florida State; Cody Prewitt, senior, Mississippi.

Punter - JK Scott, freshman, Alabama.



Quarterback - J.T. Barrett, redshirt freshman, Ohio State.

Running backs - Jay Ajayi, junior, Boise State; Samaje Perine, freshman, Oklahoma.

Tackles - Cedric Ogbuehi, senior, Texas A&M; Jake Fisher, senior, Oregon.

Guards - Shaquille Mason, senior, Georgia Tech; Ben Beckwith, senior, Mississippi State.

Center - Jack Allen, junior, Michigan State.

Tight End - Clive Walford, senior, Miami.

Wide receivers - Justin Hardy, senior, East Carolina; Nelson Agholor, junior, Southern California.

Kicker - Josh Lambert, sophomore, West Virginia.

All-purpose player - J.J. Nelson, senior, UAB.


Ends - Shawn Oakman, junior, Baylor; Randy Gregory, junior, Nebraska.

Tackles - Michael Bennett, senior, Ohio State; Eddie Goldman, junior, Florida State.

Linebackers - Denzel Perryman, senior, Miami; Mike Hull, senior, Penn State; Eric Striker, junior, Oklahoma.

Cornerbacks - Trae Waynes, junior, Michigan State; Kendall Fuller, sophomore, Virginia Tech.

Safeties - Kurtis Drummond, senior, Michigan State; Su'a Cravens, sophomore, Southern California.

Punter - Austin Rehkow, sophomore, Idaho.