NBCSports.com's college football All-American team - Defense
Jerry Hughes, DL, TCU, Sr.
Still the heartbeat of outstanding Horned Frog defense.
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska, Sr.
Heisman finalist and immovable object who lives in opposing backfields.
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama, Sr.
In other news, he saved Tide's season with two blocked field goals against Tennessee.
Derrick Morgan, DL, Georgia Tech, Jr.
Dominant presence made him ACC defensive player of the year.
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama, Jr.
Looking for a national defensive MVP? Here's your guy.
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida, Sr.
One of the top defensive players in Gators history.
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas, Sr.
Creates havoc in stand-up role, but also can play defensive end.
Joe Haden, CB, Florida, Jr.
Quick and instinctive leader on Gators' defense.
Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California, Sr.
Consistently locks down the opponents' top receiver.
Eric Berry, S, Tennessee, Jr.
Versatile talent and playmaker should go high in NFL draft.
Earl Thomas, S, Texas, Soph.
Eight interceptions set a Longhorns' single-season record.
Drew Butler, P, Georgia, Soph.
Averaged 48.8 yards per punt with 17 downed inside 20-yard line.
Javier Arenas, PR, Alabama, Sr.
Needs 29 yards against Texas to become NCAA's all-time yardage leader.