2012/2013 CFN All-Bowl Team

Posted Jan 10, 2013

The best and the brightest players of the 2012/2013 bowl season.

2012-2013 CFN All-Bowl Team

& Top Performances

- 2012-2013 CFN Bowl Central

- 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010
- 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2012-2013 Top Bowl Performers
- 2012-2013 CFN All-Bowl Team | Ranking the Bowls
- Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers | Offensive Lines
- Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Defensive Backs | Special Teamers

Coaching Staffs
Which staffs did the best jobs this bowl season?

1. Alabama
2. Louisville
3. SMU
4. Baylor
5. Rice
6. Georgia Tech
7. Arizona State 
8. Texas A&M
9. Ohio
10. Oregon
11. Oklahoma State
12. Utah State
13. Syracuse
14. Northwestern
15. South Carolina
16. Vanderbilt
17. Minnesota
18. Stanford
19. Michigan
20. BYU
21. Duke
22. San Jose State
23. Wisconsin
24. Cincinnati
25. Ole Miss   
QB Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel completed 22-of-34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns with a pick, and he ran 17 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns against Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton

RB Alabama RB Eddie Lacy ran 20 times for 140 yards and one score against Notre Dame in the BCS Championship

RB Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams ran 18 times for 235 yards and three scores and caught two passes for 34 yards against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

WR Arizona WR Austin Hill caught eight passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner against Nevada in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

WR Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins caught 13 passes for 191 yards and two scores against LSU in the Chick-fil-A

TE Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce caught five passes for 123 yards and a score including the game-winner on an 83-yarder against Duke in the Belk Bowl

OL Syracuse LT Justin Pugh was the main man the Orange ground attack worked behind, running for 369 yards and two scores with two 100-yard rushers against West Virginia in the in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

OL Alabama LT Cyrus Kouandjio consistently allowed the running game to operate on the left side all game long. The Tide went left time and time and time again on the way to 265 rushing yards and two scores. AJ McCarron was never sacked against Notre Dame in the BCS Championship.

OL Utah State C Tyler Larsen led the way for a line that helped pound out 353 rushing yards and didn't allow a sack against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

OL Baylor LG Cyril Richardson dominated the interior of the UCLA defensive front. The Bears ran for 306 yards and five touchdowns against UCLA in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

OL Alabama LG Chance Warmack along with C Barrett Jones destroyed the interior of the Irish defensive line. The patient Tide backs kept going to the left side and cut back through open holes thanks to Warmack against Notre Dame in the BCS Championship


DL South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney made four tackles with two sacks and a forced fumble with one very, very big hit against Michigan in the Outback Bowl

DL SMU DE Margus Hunt came up with three tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two quarterback hurries against Fresno State in the Sheraton Hawai'i

DL Texas DE Alex Okafor made eight tackles with 4.5 sacks and five tackles for loss with a forced fumble against Oregon State in the Alamo

DL Ohio DE Tremayne Scott made five tackles with two sacks and an interception against ULM in the V100 Independence Bowl

LB Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene made 11 tackles with a fumble recovered for a touchdown and came up with two quarterback hurries, 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack against Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic

LB Iowa State LB A.J. Klein made 19 tackles with a broken up pass and a tackle for loss against Tulsa in the AutoZone Liberty

LB BYU LB Kyle Van Noy made eight tackles with 1.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and the recovery for a score, blocked a kick and took an interception 17 yards for a touchdown against San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

DB Pitt S Jason Hendricks made 17 tackles with two tackles for loss and an interception against Ole Miss in the BBVA Compass

DB Texas Tech S D.J. Johnson made a game-leading 14 tackles with the pick and 39-yard return that led to the game-winning score against Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

DB Vanderbilt S Kenny Ladler led the game with ten tackles with a pick and a fumble recovery against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

DB TCU CB Jason Verrett made 12 tackles with two broken up passes and a tackle for loss against Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings

PK Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro hit field goals from 26 and the game-winner from 37 yards away against LSU in the Chick-fil-A

P Oklahoma State P Quinn Sharp averaged 52.7 yards per kick putting all three of his punts inside the 20 and was 3-for-3 hitting field goals from 20, 21 and 42 yards out and seven extra points against Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl

Returner Oregon RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas ran twice for 15 yards, caught four passes for 60 yards and a score, and returned two kickoffs for 120 yards and a game-opening touchdown against Kansas State to basically end the Tostitos Fiesta before it got rolling.

Coach Nick Saban, Alabama