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12/14/2011 12:52 EST | Updated 02/13/2012 05:12 EST

LSU cornerbacks Mathieu and Claiborne lock down spots on AP All-America team

NEW YORK, N.Y. - LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, making the top-ranked Tigers the first team with two cornerbacks on the first team.

Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalists, and Claiborne were joined on the All-America team by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor and finalists Montee Ball of Wisconsin and Trent Richardson of Alabama.

Heisman runner-up Andrew Luck from Stanford was the second-team quarterback.

The team released Monday was selected by a panel of 16 AP poll voters.

The Crimson Tide had the most first-teamers with four. Richardson was joined by tackle Barrett Jones, linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Mark Barron. Tide linebacker Courtney Upshaw and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick made the second team, giving Alabama the most players selected overall.