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UA players to make ESPN and Associated Press All-America teams

Matthew Emmons - USA TODAY Sports

A loss to Mississippi brought Alabama together. It learned leadership, toughness, togetherness and under head coach Nick Saban, it learned how to stand in the face of adversity.

The Crimson Tide ripped off 10 straight wins since Sept. 19, including a 29-15 victory over Florida in the Southeastern Conference title game. ESPN and the Associated Press took notice of Alabama’s success, as both media outlets name some crimson and white players to their All-America team.

Alabama on ESPN’s 2015 All-America team 

RB Derrick Henry

OL Ryan Kelly

LB Reggie Ragland

Alabama on AP’s 2015 All-America team  

RB Derrick Henry, first-team offense

LB Reggie Ragland, first-team defense

DT A’Shawn Robinson, first-team defense

OL Ryan Kelly, second-team offense

DB Eddie Jackson, third-team defense

Alabama stands at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff.

It will face No.4-ranked Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl for a semifinal playoff game on Dec. 31 in Dallas, Texas.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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