Six Alabama Players Named AP First-Teamers; Trevor Lawrence On Third Team

Alabama is the nation’s top football team entering the College Football Playoff and not surprisingly, Alabama has the most first-teamers on The Associated Press All-America team, released Monday.

How many, you ask? Well, how about six. Sounds about right, given the Crimson Tide’s dominance, which has typically been the case under coach Nick Saban. They face fourth-ranked Notre Dame in the CFP semifinals.

Leading the way on the AP All-America team is Alabama junior quarterback Mac Jones. Joining Jones are senior running back Najee Harris, senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith, senior offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood and senior center Landon Dickerson. That’s five players on offense. Meanwhile, Crimson Tide junior cornerback Patrick Surtain II is a first-teamer on defense.

As an interesting aside, Clemson junior QB Trevor Lawrence, the consensus No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, was third team.

The complete AP first, second and third teams are below:

FIRST TEAM
Offense

QB: Mac Jones, junior, Alabama
RB: Najee Harris, senior, Alabama
RB: Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State.
OT: Brady Christensen, junior, BYU
OT: Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama
OG: Aaron Banks, senior, Notre Dame
OG: Wyatt Davis, junior, Ohio State
C: Landon Dickerson, senior, Alabama
TE: Kyle Pitts, junior, Florida
WR: DeVonta Smith, senior, Alabama
WR: Elijah Moore, junior, Mississippi
AP: Travis Etienne, senior, Clemson
K: Jose Borregales, senior, Miami
Defense
DE: Rashad Weaver, senior, Pitt
DE: Tarron Jackson, senior, Coastal Carolina
DT: Daviyon Nixon, junior, Iowa
DT: Darius Stills, senior, West Virginia
LB: Zaven Collins, junior, Tulsa
LB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, senior, Notre Dame
LB: Joseph Ossai, junior, Texas
CB: Patrick Surtain II, junior, Alabama
CB: Shaun Wade, senior, Ohio State
S: Talanoa Hufanga, junior, USC
S: Brandon Joseph, redshirt freshman, Northwestern
P: Pressley Harvin III, senior, Georgia Tech

SECOND TEAM
Offense

QB: Kyle Trask, senior, Florida
RB: Jaret Patterson, junior, Buffalo
RB: Javonte Williams, junior, North Carolina
OT: Liam Eichenberg, senior, Notre Dame
OT: Christian Darrisaw, junior, Virginia Tech
OG: Cain Madden, junior, Marshall
OG: Kenyon Green, sophomore, Texas A&M
C: Tyler Linderbaum, sophomore, Iowa
TE: Hunter Long, junior, Boston College
WR: Jaelon Darden, senior, North Texas
WR: Jonathan Adams Jr., senior, Arkansas State
AP: Kadarius Toney, senior, Florida
K: Cade York, sophomore, LSU
Defense
DE: Jaelen Phillips, senior, Miami
DE: Patrick Jones, senior, Pitt
DT: Alim McNeil, junior, North Carolina State
DT: Haskell Garrett, senior, Ohio State
LB: Mike Rose, junior, Iowa State
LB: Nik Bonitto, sophomore, Oklahoma
LB: Nick Bolton, junior, Missouri
CB: Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, sophomore, TCU
CB: Ahmad Gardner, sophomore, Cincinnati
S: Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU
S: James Wiggins, senior, Cincinnati
P: Lou Hedley, junior, Miami

THIRD TEAM
Offense

QB: Trevor Lawrence, junior, Clemson
RB: Michael Carter, senior, North Carolina
RB: Mohamed Ibrahim, junior, Minnesota
OT: Darian Kinnard, junior, Kentucky
OT: Samuel Cosmi, junior, Texas
OG: Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia
OG: Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame
C: Creed Humphrey, junior, Oklahoma
TE: Charlie Kolar, junior, Iowa State
WR: Dyami Brown, junior, North Carolina
WR: Ty Fryfogle, senior, Indiana
AP: Avery Williams, senior, Boise State
K: Jake Oldroyd, sophomore, BYU
Defense
DE: JaQuan Bailey, senior, Iowa State
DE: Kayvon Thibodeaux, sophomore, Oregon
DT: Christian Barmore, sophomore, Alabama
DT: C.J. Brewer, senior, Coastal Carolina
LB: Zion Tupuola-Fetui, junior, Washington
LB: Micah McFadden, junior, Indiana
LB: Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama
CB: Greg Newsome, junior, Northwestern
CB: Eli Ricks, freshman, LSU
S: Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame
S: Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia
P: Jake Camarda, junior, Georgia

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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