Morgan Burnett Tabbed Sporting News 2nd Team All-American

Dec. 17, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech sophomore safety Morgan Burnett was named a Sporting News second Team All-American on Wednesday. Burnett is one of seven ACC players on the two teams combined.

Burnett is tied for the NCAA lead in interceptions with seven, including a 35-yard INT return for a touchdown against Georgia Nov. 29. The College Park (Ga.) native leads the Yellow Jackets in tackles (79) to go with 5.5 tackles-for-loss, eight pass break-ups and a forced fumble. He was also a second team All-ACC pick.

Burnett was one of nine freshmen or sophomores named to the two teams.

The No. 14 Yellow Jackets are preparing for the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU, New Year’s Eve at the Georgia Dome (7:30 p.m./ESPN).

SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, Soph.

RB Shonn Greene, Iowa, Jr.

RB Donald Brown, Connecticut, Jr.

WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, Soph.

WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State, Soph.

TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma, Jr.

T Michael Oher, Mississippi, Sr.

G Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, Sr.

C Antoine Caldwell, Alabama, Sr.

G Brandon Carter, Texas Tech, Jr.

T Andre Smith, Alabama, Jr.

K Louie Sakoda, Utah, Sr.

KR Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State, Sr.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

DE Brian Orakpo, Texas, Sr.

DT Terrence Cody, Alabama, Jr.

DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma, Soph.

DE Jerry Hughes, TCU, Jr.

LB Brandon Spikes, Florida, Jr.

LB Rey Maualuga, USC, Sr.

LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State, Sr.

CB D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt, Jr.

CB Victor Harris, Virginia Tech, Sr.

S Eric Berry, Tennessee, Soph.

S Taylor Mays, USC, Jr.

P T.J. Conley, Idaho, Sr.

PR Brandon James, Florida, Jr.

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

QB Tim Tebow, Florida, Jr.

RB Javon Ringer, Michigan State, Sr.

RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State, Soph

. WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, Soph.

WR Austin Collie, BYU, Jr.

TE Chase Coffman, Missouri, Sr.

OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia, Sr.

OT Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma, Sr.

G Seth Olsen, Iowa, Sr.

G Herman Johnson, LSU, Sr.

C Alex Mack, California, Sr.

K Graham Gano, Florida State, Sr.

KR Derrick Williams, Penn State, Sr.

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

DE Aaron Maybin, Penn State, Soph.

DE Nick Reed, Oregon, Sr.

DT Peria Jerry, Mississippi, Sr.

DT Fili Moala, USC, Sr.

LB Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh, Sr.

LB Brian Cushing, USC, Sr.

LB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest, Sr.

CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State, Sr.

CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest, Sr.

S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech, Soph.

S Rashad Johnson, Alabama, Sr.

P Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, Sr.

PR Kyle Wilson, Boise State, Jr.

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