While Wisconsin redshirt senior offensive tackle Gabe Carimi won the 2010 Outland Trophy, an award given to the most outstanding interior lineman in college football, over Colorado's Nate Solder, both made the Walter Camp All-American team on Thursday night.
Florida State guard Rodney Hudson, also a finalist for the Outland Trophy, made the team with Carimi and Solder. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James headline the offense, while Auburn junior defensive lineman Nick Fairley and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson lead the defense.
At 6-foot-9 and 300-plus pounds, Solder is considered potential first round draft pick in April 2011. He will showcase his skills in the postseason Senior Bowl, played on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
Solder had previously been named to the Coaches' All-Big 12 team.
No Air Force players made the team, but three Mountain West Conference players appeared: TCU center Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU defensive back Tejay Johnson and Utah kick returner Shaky Smithson. Kirkpatrick took home the 2010 Rimington Trophy, an award for the best center in college footbal.