Shonn Greene a First-Team Football Coaches Assn. All-America

AP photo by the great Charlie Neibergall

AP photo by the great Charlie Neibergall

Iowa running back Shonn Greene was a first-team selection Thursday on the Football Coaches’ Association of America honor squad.

This is the first of what will be several national honors for Greene. It would be a shocker if he isn’t on the Associated Press’ first-team All-America squad, and if he doesn’t win the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back.

Interestingly, the first-team quarterback on the FCAA unit is Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell. That tells me most or all of  the voting was done before the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game.

Here’s a piece by someone at an oft-visited Web site who thinks Greene should be among the Heisman Trophy finalists over Harrell:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/87636-why-shonn-greene-not-graham-harrell-should-be-a-heisman-finalist

Another piece I find interesting suggests if the Heisman really went to college football’s best player, only one of the top 10 candidates would be a quarterback, and that would be Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford. The writer lists Greene among the 10, and the only running back at that. The link:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/87636-why-shonn-greene-not-graham-harrell-should-be-a-heisman-finalist

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