2010 CFN All-Freshman Team
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore
Posted Dec 14, 2010

Who are the best new players in college football this season? More than ever, the new guys are making a big impact. This year, led by players like Aaron Murray, Taylor Martinez, and the Offensive Freshman of the Year, Marcus Lattimore, there are plenty of great stars taking over. Check out the 2010 CollegeFootballNews.com All-Freshman Team.

2010 All-Freshman Team


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Write-ups By Richard Cirminiello 

- 2010 CFN Freshman All-America Defense & Special Teams 

Offensive Freshman of the Year: RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

First Team 

QB Aaron Murray , Georgia – Murray shook off some rocky moments in the early going to finish on the kind of tear that bodes real well for his future in Athens. Not only did he throw 24 touchdown passes, including three in each of the final four games, but he was picked just six times and ranks No. 9 nationally in passing efficiency. He didn't get as much support as first anticipated, yet showed a ton of moxie for such a young quarterback.

RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina – Every bit as good as advertised coming out of high school, Lattimore exploded on to the scene in Columbia. Already looking like a next-level runner between the tackles, he's second to Cam Newton in SEC rushing, going for 1,198 yards and 17 touchdowns. Even better, he looks like a big-game performer, saving his three biggest efforts for Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. He'll be a Heisman contender as early as 2011.

RB James White , Wisconsin – How talented is White? Even the presences of reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay and Montee Ball couldn't keep him from 1,000 yards in the regular season. The perfect complement to the bullish Clay, the league's Freshman of the Year brings an element of dash and excitement to the usually methodical Badger offense.

WR Robert Woods , USC – It took Woods all of one month to show why he was one of the most sought after wide receivers in America in February. The next Trojan star at the position, he used his blazing speed and good instincts to win a job shortly after arriving on campus. He finished his debut with 65 receptions for 792 yards and six touchdowns, and was a threat as a kick returner.

WR Marquess Wilson , Washington State – One of the silver linings in another losing season, Wilson has gone from a target of the WAC and Mountain West to one of the Pac-10's best young receivers. An instant starter on the Palouse, he's worn down some in the second half, but still has 55 grabs for 1,006 yards and six touchdowns. Once he adds a little muscle, he'll be better prepared to handle the rigors of a full season at this level.

TE Ted Bolser , Indiana – This year's top freshman tight end has added significant bulk since arriving from Cincinnati, yet hasn't lost his ability to make plays in the passing game. At 6-6 and 252 pounds, he moves well for his size, turning 27 catches for 405 yards and five touchdowns into All-Big Ten honorable mention recognition.

OL Luke Joeckel , Texas A&M – A blue-chipper who could have gone just about anywhere in the Southwest, Joeckel has laid a nice foundation in his first season in College Station. He's been a starter at left tackle since Day One with the Aggies, getting better as the season has progressed and showing the quickness and technique that drew so much attention from suitors. Honorable mention All-Big 12 right out of the gate, the best is yet to come for No. 76.

OL Weston Richburg , Colorado State – It's been quite an evolution for Richburg, who was a high school quarterback just four years ago. He's naturally added plenty of weight over that time, and started all 12 games in Fort Collins, three at guard and the last nine at center. He led the Rams with 54 knockdowns, allowed one sack, and did not register a bad snap with him at the pivot.

OL Seantrel Henderson , Miami – Henderson made a detour on his way to Miami, originally signing with USC, and the ‘Canes are thrilled he did. One of the biggest linemen in the country and a five-star recruit, he got better as the season progressed, earning the start at right tackle, grading out at 88.4% with 15 pancakes.

OL Ja'Wuan James , Tennessee – James started every game at right tackle for the Volunteers, improving his footwork and pass protection skills as he got more reps. While still predictably raw, he has the 6-7 frame, long arms, and right work ethic to emerge into an SEC star in the coming years.

OL D.J. Fluker , Alabama – Fluker missed some time to a groin injury and still has some rough edges to smooth out, but the Tide believes it's found a pillar at right tackle. When he was healthy, he was a force for the ‘Bama offensive line, using his immense size and strength to simply bully opposing linemen off the line of scrimmage.

Second Team

QB Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

RB Ronnie Hillman,  San Diego State
RB Michael Dyer, Auburn

WR Kenny Stills, Oklahoma
WR Paul Richardson, Colorado

TE Gavin Escobar, San Diego State

OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan
OL Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
OL Mason Walters, Texas
OL Jeremiah Sirles, Nebraska
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Honorable Mention

QB: Jeff Godfrey, UCF, Danny O'Brien, Maryland, Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois, Jake Heaps, BYU, David Piland, Houston, Corey Robinson, Troy, Kolton Browning, ULM

RB: LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State, Orleans Darkwa, Tulane, Kendrick Hardy, Southern Miss, James Sims, Kansas, Lamar Miller, Miami, Trey Millard, Oklahoma, Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State, Josh Harris, Wake Forest

WR: Josh Boyce, TCU, DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson, Keenan Allen, Cal, Josh Huff, Oregon, Bobby Swigert, Boston College, Duwyce Wilson, Indiana, Justin Hunter, Tennessee

TE: Jordan Aumiller, Kentucky, Michael Williams, Alabama, Nehemiah Hicks, Texas A&M

OL: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, Josh Williford, LSU, James Hurst, North Carolina, Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, David Bakhtiari, Colorado, Evan Finkenberg, Arizona State, Perry Simmons, Duke, Morgan Moses, Virginia, Nolan MacMillan, Iowa, Ed Olson, Minnesota, Will Jackson, Georgia Tech 

- 2010 CFN Freshman All-America Defense & Special Teams