MU football players earn second-team AP All-America honors

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | 5:01 p.m. CST; updated 9:06 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Missouri football players Danario Alexander and Sean Weatherspoon were named to The Associated Press All-America second team Tuesday.

Weatherspoon, a senior linebacker, ranks third in the Big 12 for tackles and was a Butkus Award finalist. Alexander, a senior wide receiver, leads the nation with 1,644 receiving yards.

Fellow Big 12 player Jordan Shipley, a senior from Texas, and Golden Tate, a junior from Notre Dame, received first-team wide receiver honors. Cincinnati's Mardy Gilyard joined Alexander on the second team.

At linebacker, Rolando McClain, a junior from Alabama, Greg Jones, a junior from Michigan State, and Eric Norwood, a senior from South Carolina, received first-team honors.  Joining Weatherspoon on the second team are Iowa's Pat Angerer and Florida's Brandon Spikes.



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