The national all-BCS-era team

OT: Bryant McKinnie, Miami (2000-01) -- McKinnie played only two seasons with the Hurricanes after transferring from junior college. But the 6-foot-9, 330-pound left tackle was, literally, a big piece of Miami's '01 national championship team. That season, McKinnie won the Outland, and was the only offensive lineman of the BCS era to finish in the top 10 of the Heisman voting.

G: Barrett Jones, Alabama (2009-12) -- Though Jones finished his career as a center, he started it as a guard. Over four years, Jones made 49 starts across the offensive line, and was part of three national championship teams. He won the Outland as a junior, then the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's top center, as a senior.

G: David Yankey, Stanford (2010-13) -- Yankey just capped a sparkling career with the Cardinal. Yankey was a unanimous All-American this past season, and a consensus All-American as a junior. With Yankey in the lineup, Stanford won two Pac-12 titles and compiled a record of 34-7 over three seasons.

C: Maurkice Pouncey, Florida (2007-09) -- Pouncey became just the seventh true freshman in Florida history to start an opener, and he would be a foundational piece up front for the Gators for the next three seasons. Pouncey won the Rimington and was a consensus All-American in '09, and was a big part of Florida's national championship team in '08. Pouncey left school a year early, and became the highest-drafted center in 11 years.

AP: Percy Harvin, Florida (2006-08) -- With Harvin assaulting defenses as a rusher, a receiver and a returner, the Gators reeled off two national championships. The SEC freshman of the year scored a touchdown in Florida's national championship win over Ohio State in '06. Then he capped his college career with 170 yards rushing and receiving and a touchdown in the Gators' national title victory over Oklahoma in '08. Harvin finished his career with 1,929 yards receiving and 1,852 yards rushing to become one of two FBS receivers since '96 to total more than 1,500 yards in each category.

Defense

DE: Terrell Suggs, Arizona State (2000-02) -- Suggs still holds the FBS season record with 24 sacks in '02. He won the inaugural Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation's top defensive end, and captured the Nagurski Award as college football's most outstanding defensive player. Suggs finished his career with an FBS-record 44 sacks and 14 forced fumbles.

DE: Julius Peppers, North Carolina (1999-01) -- Peppers led the nation with 15 sacks as a sophomore. Then as a junior, he won the Lombardi Award, as college football's best lineman or linebacker, and the Bednarik Award as the top defensive player. Peppers, who also played for the North Carolina basketball team, tallied 30½ sacks in his career before becoming the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.

DT: Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (2005-09) -- There was no more dominant defensive tackle during the BCS era than Suh. After registering 12 tackles and 24 tackles for loss, he placed fourth in the Heisman voting in '09, and won a host of national awards, including the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik. Suh too went on to become the second overall pick in the draft.

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