2 Tar Heels make AP All-America lists

News ServicesDecember 12, 2012 

North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper and South Carolina sophomore defense end Jadeveon Clowney have been named first-team All-Americans by The Associated Press.

There were three other Carolinas choices voted to the second and third teams. Clemson put center Dalton Freeman on second team, North Carolina had running back Giovani Bernard on the third team with Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Second-ranked Alabama put four players on the first team. No other team had more than two players selected to the top squad. The Tide also led with six players chosen to all three teams. Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Stanford and Florida were second with four players on the three teams.

Cooper, a native of Wilmington, had double digits in knockdown blocks during nine of 12 games this season.

Bernard led the ACC and was 11th in the country in rushing with 122.8 yards per game.

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