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Updated at 4:33 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2006

UH's Brennan named to AP All-America third team

Advertiser Staff

University of Hawai'i quarterback Colt Brennan was named to the Associated Press All-America football third team today.

"That's cool. That's awesome," Brennan said. "Considering the year it was in college football, and the big-name guys out there, for me to be recognized up there as an All-American, even third team, that's still a great, great compliment."

Brennan, a junior from Irvine, Calif., is one shy of the NCAA single-season mark of 54 touchdown passes. He leads the nation in five statistical categories, including total offense (410.8), passing efficiency (182.8), points responsible for (26.8), completion percentage (72.14%), and total passing yards (4,990).

Hawai'i's only AP All-America first team pick was defensive lineman Al Noga in 1986.

Hawai'i (10-3) faces Arizona State on Dec. 24 in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.

ASU tight end Zach Miller was named to the AP second team.

AP All-America Team

First team


Quarterback—Troy Smith, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, senior, Ohio State.

Running backs — Darren McFadden, 6-2, 212, sophomore, Arkansas; Steve Slaton, 5-10, 195, sophomore, West Virginia.

Wide receivers — Calvin Johnson, 6-5, 235, junior, Georgia, Tech; Dwayne Jarrett, 6-5, 210, junior, Southern California.

Tight end — Matt Spaeth, 6-7, 265, senior, Minnesota.

Tackles — Jake Long, 6-7, 313, senior, Michigan; Joe Thomas, 6-8, 313, senior, Wisconsin.

Guards — Josh Beekman, 6-2, 318, senior, Boston College; Justin Blalock, 6-4, 335, senior, Texas.

Center — Dan Mozes, 6-4, 290, senior, West Virginia.

Kicker — Justin Medlock, 6-0, 197, senior, UCLA.

All-purpose player — DeSean Jackson, 6-0, 178, sophomore, California.


Ends — LaMarr Woodley, 6-2, 269, senior, Michigan; Gaines Adams, 6-5, 265, senior, Clemson.

Tackles — Glenn Dorsey, 6-2, 299, junior, LSU; Quinn Pitcock, 6-3, 295, senior, Ohio State.

Linebackers — Paul Posluszny, 6-2, 238, senior, Penn State; Patrick Willis, 6-2, 240, senior, Mississippi; James Laurinaitis, 6-3, 244, sophomore, Ohio State.

Cornerbacks — Leon Hall, 5-11, 193, senior, Michigan; Daymeion Hughes, 6-0, 188, senior, California.

Safeties — LaRon Landry, 6-2, 202, senior, LSU; Reggie Nelson, 6-1, 175, junior, Florida.

Punter — Daniel Sepulveda, 6-3, 230, senior, Baylor.


Second team


Quarterback — Brady Quinn, senior, Notre Dame.

Running backs — Ray Rice, sophomore, Rutgers; Mike Hart, junior, Michigan.

Wide receivers — Jarrett Dillard, sophomore, Rice; Jeff Samardzija, senior, Notre Dame.

Tight end — Zach Miller, junior, Arizona State.

Tackles — Sam Baker, junior, Southern California; Arron Sears, senior, Tennessee.

Guards — Ben Grubbs, senior, Auburn; T.J. Downing, senior, Ohio State.

Center — Ryan Kalil, senior, Southern California.

Kicker — Arthur Carmody, junior, Louisville.

All-purpose player — Ted Ginn. Jr., junior, Ohio State.


Ends — Justin Hickman, senior, UCLA; Mkristo Bruce, senior, Washington State.

Tackles — Alan Branch, junior, Michigan; Amobi Okoye, senior, Louisville.

Linebackers — Dan Connor, junior, Penn State; Ameer Ismail, senior, Western Michigan; David Harris, senior, Michigan.

Cornerbacks — Aaron Ross, senior, Texas; Ryan Smith, senior, Florida.

Safeties — Eric Weddle, senior, Utah; Michael Griffin, senior, Texas.

Punter — Durant Brooks, junior, Georgia Tech.


Third team


Quarterback — Colt Brennan, junior, Hawai'i.

Running backs — Ian Johnson, sophomore, Boise State; Garrett Wolfe, senior, Northern Illinois.

Wide receivers — Robert Meachem, junior, Tennessee; Johnnie Lee Higgins, senior, UTEP.

Tight end — Jonny Harline, senior, BYU.

Tackles — Levi Brown, senior, Penn State; Tony Igoh, senior, Arkansas.

Guards — Kurt Quarterman, senior, Louisville; Nathan Bennett, senior, Clemson.

Center — Jonathan Luigs, sophomore, Arkansas.

Kicker — Mason Crosby, senior, Colorado.

All-purpose player — Sammie Stroughter, junior, Oregon State.


Ends — Quentin Moses, senior, Georgia; Anthony Spencer, senior, Purdue.

Tackles — Jay Alford, senior, Penn State; Eric Foster, junior, Rutgers.

Linebackers — H.B. Blades, senior, Pittsburgh; Rufus Alexander, senior, Oklahoma; Brandon Siler, junior, Florida.

Cornerbacks — Dwight Lowery, junior, San Jose State; Brandon Flowers, sophomore, Virginia Tech.

Safeties — Tra Battle, senior, Georgia; Tom Zbikowski, senior, Notre Dame.

Punter — Jeremy Kapinos, senior, Penn State.