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UNC's Cooper Named Walter Camp All-America

Posted December 7, 2012

— North Carolina senior guard Jonathan Cooper was named a Walter Camp first-team All-America Thursday, adding to his collection of postseason honors.  

A native of Wilmington, N.C., Cooper graded out at 90 percent for the season and had double-digit knockdown blocks in nine of the Tar Heels' 12 games. Running behind Cooper and left tackle James Hurst, UNC tailback Giovani Bernard ran for 1,228 yards. North Carolina Logo More UNC Stories

The Walter Camp team is the third All-America team for Cooper, the Tar Heels' top-rated offensive lineman. Cooper also earned first-team honors by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Football Writers' Association of America (FWAA). He was one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which goes to the nation's top interior lineman. He is the first Tar Heel to earn Walter Camp All-America honors since defensive back Trimane Goddard was a second-team selection in 2008.

The Walter Camp All-America team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 124 Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

2012 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Marqise Lee, USC 6-0 195 Soph. Inglewood, CA
WR Terrance Williams, Baylor 6-2 195 Sr. Dallas, TX
TE Zach Ertz, Stanford 6-6 252 Sr. Alamo, CA
OL Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 6-6 310 Jr. Arlington, TX
OL Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina 6-3 295 Sr. Wilmington, NC
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama 6-3 320 Sr. Atlanta, GA
OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan 6-8 309 Jr. Scottsdale, AZ
C Barrett Jones, Alabama # 6-5 302 Sr. Germantown, TN
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 6-1 200 Fr. Kerrville, TX
RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon 5-11 192 Sr. Riverside, CA
RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin @ 5-11 215 Sr. Wentzville, MO
RB Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona 5-10 197 Soph. Tucson, AZ
PK Dustin Hopkins, Florida State 6-2 190 Sr. Houston, TX

First Team Defense
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 6-6 256 Soph. Rock Hill, SC
DL Bjoern Werner, Florida State 6-4 255 Jr. Berlin, Germany
DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 6-4 250 Jr. Rowlett, TX
DL Star Lotulelei, Utah 6-4 320 Sr. South Jordan, UT
LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame @ 6-2 255 Sr. Laie, HI
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia # 6-3 241 Jr. Columbus, GA
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama 6-2 232 Jr. Theodore, AL
DB Dee Milliner, Alabama 6-1 199 Jr. Millbrook, AL
DB Phillip Thomas, Fresno State 6-1 215 Sr. Bakersfield, CA
DB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 6-2 185 Sr. Meben, MS
DB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State 6-0 190 Sr. Astoria, OR
P Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech @ 6-2 215 Sr. Salem, OR
KR Dri Archer, Kent State 5-8 175 Sr. Laurel, FL

Second Team Offense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown

WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia 5-10 195 Jr. Miramar, FL
WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia 5-9 171 Sr. Baltimore, MD
TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame # 6-6 251 Sr. Fort Wayne, IN
OL DJ Fluker, Alabama 6-6 335 Jr. Foley, AL
OL Zack Martin, Notre Dame 6-4 304 Sr. Indianapolis, IN
OL Spencer Long, Nebraska 6-4 305 Jr. Elkhorn, NE
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M 6-5 305 Jr. Missouri City, TX
C Dalton Freeman, Clemson 6-5 285 Grad Pelion, SC
QB Collin Klein, Kansas State 6-5 226 Sr. Loveland, CO
RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA 5-11 195 Sr. Los Angeles, CA
RB Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada 5-11 210 Jr. Visalia, CA
PK Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State 6-1 205 Sr. Mansfield, TX


Second Team Defense
DL Will Sutton, Arizona State 6-1 267 Jr. Corona, CA
DL Sam Montgomery, LSU 6-5 260 Jr. Greenwood, SC
DL Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame 6-6 303 Soph. Monroe, GA
DL John Simon, Ohio State 6-2 263 Sr. Youngstown, OH
LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State 6-1 231 Sr. Wichita, KS
LB Kevin Minter, LSU 6-2 245 Jr. Suwanee, GA
LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers 6-1 230 Sr. Elizabeth, NJ
DB Matt Elam, Florida 5-10 202 Jr. Palm Beach Gardens, FL
DB Eric Reid, LSU 6-2 212 Jr. Geismar, LA
DB Jason Verrett, TCU 5-10 180 Jr. Fairfield, CA
DB Bradley Roby, Ohio State 5-11 190 Soph. Suwanee, GA
P Kyle Christy, Florida 6-2 199 Soph. Brownsburg, IN
KR Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.) 5-9 188 Fr. Miami, FL

# - 2011 Walter Camp First Team All-America
@ - 2011 Walter Camp Second Team All-America

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  • Tar Heels Victory-NCAA CHAMPIONS Dec 9, 2012

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    If you watched the State/Carolina game, you know exactly who he is. Just congratulate the kid without having to take a cheap shot at him.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 8, 2012

    And the post police are back, ladies and gentlemen.

    And I disagree on your assessment. No way I posted 500 comments in one week. You should make your sarcasm a little clearer for others.

  • Dr. Feelgood Dec 7, 2012

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    Performance enhanced steroid induced posting again. You know nothing but still post. Last week you were at 700 posts, this week at 1200. 500 posts in a week so thats a bit over a year to get back to your old count unless you start hiring someone to post for you while you sleep.

  • Tar Heels Victory-NCAA CHAMPIONS Dec 7, 2012

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    Thank you for your support #2 UNC Fan!

    GO HEELS!!!!

  • StunGunn Dec 7, 2012

    Really happy for Cooper - he's a great guy and well deserving of this award. I'm going to miss seeing him play next year. He represented Carolina very well.

  • rduguyhere Dec 7, 2012

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    Losers like you will continue to be losers.....

  • PacknoPride Dec 7, 2012

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    Someone steal your tip again?

  • wjuliang Dec 7, 2012

    Great kid. Congrats!

  • nctorwart Dec 7, 2012

    "cheaters never win" Niether does State.

  • Dr. Feelgood Dec 7, 2012

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    Yep. They ISOed on him in a few games and he was destroying guys one on one. Will be the first Offensive Guard taken in the draft. Just the way Tar Heels roll.

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