Updated at 4:33 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2006
UH's Brennan named to AP All-America third team
Advertiser StaffUniversity 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
QuarterbackTroy 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.
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.
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.