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Aaron Hernandez and Joe Haden named first-team AP All-Americans

GAINESVILLE -- Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez and cornerback Joe Haden were selected first-team All-Americans by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Four others Florida football players also received recognitions. Quarterback Tim Tebow earned second-team honors along with center Maurkice Pouncey, offensive guard Mike Pouncey and linebacker Brandon Spikes. Alabama was the only team other than Florida to land six players among the three teams.

Last week, Hernandez won the John Mackey Award, which is given to the national best tight end. Hernandez led UF in receiving with 59 receptions for 739 yards and four touchdowns. Haden was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, awarded to the nation's top defensive back. Haden finished the season with 62 tackles, including 48 solo stops. He also had four interceptions, three sacks and broke up nine passes.

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