David Molk is Michigan's first AP first-team All-American since Jake Long
Michigan senior David Molk won the Rimington Trophy as the country's best center, but had been left off several first-team All-America lists.
The Associated Press did not forget him.
Molk was named the AP's first-team All-America center Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first Michigan player to receive the honor since offensive lineman Jake Long in 2007.
Punter Zoltan Mesko and defensive end Brandon Graham were named to the second team in 2009 and quarterback Denard Robinson was named to the third team last season.
Wisconsin center Peter Konz, who was slotted ahead of Molk on multiple All-America teams, including the Sports Illustrated team released Tuesday, was the AP's second-team center. Grant Garner of Oklahoma State was on the third team.
Molk was also named a Walter Camp first-team All-American.
Michigan opponents to make the AP team include: Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus on the first team; Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David and Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert and linebacker Manti Teo on the second team; and Western Michigan receiver Jordan White, San Diego State tailback Ronnie Hillman and Ohio State defensive tackle John Simon on the third team.
The Associated Press All-America team:
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III, junior, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Baylor.
Running backs: Montee Ball, junior, 5-11, 210, Wisconsin; Trent Richardson, junior, 5-11, 224, Alabama.
Tackles: Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 311, Alabama; Matt Kalil, junior, 6-7, 295, Southern California.
Guards: David DeCastro, senior, 6-5, 310, Stanford; Kevin Zeitler, senior, 6-4, 318, Wisconsin.
Center: David Molk, senior, 6-2, 286, Michigan.
Wide receivers: Justin Blackmon, junior, 6-1, 215, Oklahoma State; Robert Woods, sophomore, 6-1, 180, Southern California.
Tight end: Dwayne Allen, junior, 6-4, 255, Clemson.
All-purpose player: Sammy Watkins, freshman, 6-1, 180, Clemson.
Kicker: Randy Bullock, senior, 5-9, 212, Texas A&M.
Ends: Melvin Ingram, senior, 6-2, 276, South Carolina; Whitney Mercilus, junior, 6-4, 265, Illinois.
Tackles: Devon Still, senior, 6-5, 310, Penn State; Jerel Worthy, junior, 6-3, 310, Michigan State.
Linebackers: Luke Kuechly, junior, 6-3, 237, Boston College; Jarvis Jones, sophomore, 6-3, 241, Georgia; Dont'a Hightower, junior, 6-4, 260, Alabama.
Cornerbacks: Morris Claiborne, junior, 6-0, 185, LSU; Tyrann Mathieu, sophomore, 5-9, 175, LSU.
Safeties: Mark Barron, senior, 6-2, 218, Alabama; Bacarri Rambo, junior, 6-0, 218, Georgia.
Punter: Brad Wing, freshman, 6-3, 184, LSU.
Quarterback: Andrew Luck, junior, Stanford.
Running backs: LaMichael James, junior, Oregon; David Wilson, junior, Virginia Tech.
Tackles: Jonathan Martin, senior, Stanford; Nate Potter, senior, Boise State.
Guards: Will Blackwell, senior, LSU; Austin Pazstor, senior, Virginia.
Center: Peter Konz, junior, Wisconsin.
Wide receivers: Ryan Broyles, senior, Oklahoma; Kendall Wright, senior, Baylor.
Tight end: Tyler Eifert, junior, Notre Dame.
All-purpose player: Joe Adams, senior, Arkansas.
Kicker: Caleb Sturgis, junior, Florida.
Ends: Frank Alexander, senior, Oklahoma; Vinny Curry, senior, Marshall.
Tackles: Joe Vellano, junior, Maryland; Derek Wolfe, senior, Cincinnati.
Linebackers: Courtney Upshaw, senior, Alabama; Lavonte David, senior, Nebraska; Manti Teo, junior, Notre Dame.
Cornerbacks: David Amerson, sophomore, North Carolina State; Dre Kirkpatrick, junior, Alabama.
Safeties: Markelle Martin, senior, Oklahoma State; Antonio Allen, senior, South Carolina.
Punter: Ryan Allen, junior, Louisiana Tech.
Quarterback: Matt Barkley, junior, Southern California.
Running backs: Ronnie Hillman, sophomore, San Diego State; Bobby Rainey, senior, Western Kentucky.
Tackles: Levy Adcock, senior, Oklahoma State; Cordy Glenn, senior, Georgia.
Guards: Ryan Miller, senior, Colorado; Gabe Ikard, sophomore, Oklahoma.
Center: Grant Garner, senior, Oklahoma State.
Wide receivers: Jordan White, senior, Western Michigan; Patrick Edwards, senior, Houston.
Tight end: Coby Fleener, senior, Stanford.
All-purpose player: Tavon Austin, junior, West Virginia.
Kicker: Quinn Sharp, junior, Oklahoma State.
Ends: Sam Montgomery, sophomore, LSU; Andre Branch, senior, Clemson.
Tackles: John Simon, junior, Ohio State; Fletcher Cox, junior, Mississippi State.
Linebackers: Tank Carder, senior, TCU; Sammy Brown, senior, Houston; Emmanuel Acho, senior, Texas.
Cornerbacks: Nigel Malone, junior, Kansas State; Brodrick Brown, junior, Oklahoma State.
Safeties: Josh Bush, senior, Wake Forest; George Iloka, senior, Boise State.
Punter: Shawn Powell, senior, Florida State.