2017 College Football All-America Team

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The 2017 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] The National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled, in the 1950, the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, including all NCAA championship sports.

The 2017 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, Athlon Sports, and Fox Sports (FOX).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.[5]

Twenty-seven players were recognized as consensus All-Americans for 2017, 14 of them being unanimous. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*).[6]

2017 consensus All-Americans
Name Position Year University
Baker Mayfield* Quarterback Senior Oklahoma
Bryce Love* Running back Junior Stanford
Rashaad Penny Running back Senior San Diego State
Michael Gallup Wide receiver Senior Colorado State
Anthony Miller Wide receiver Senior Memphis
James Washington* Wide receiver Senior Oklahoma State
Mark Andrews* Tight end Junior Oklahoma
Orlando Brown Jr.* Offensive tackle Junior Oklahoma
Mike McGlinchey Offensive tackle Senior Notre Dame
Quenton Nelson* Offensive guard Senior Notre Dame
Cody O'Connell Offensive guard Senior Washington State
Billy Price* Center Senior Ohio State
Bradley Chubb* Defensive end Senior North Carolina State
Sutton Smith Defensive end Sophomore Northern Illinois
Maurice Hurst Jr. Defensive tackle Senior Michigan
Hercules Mata'afa Defensive tackle Junior Washington State
Ed Oliver Defensive tackle Sophomore Houston
Josey Jewell* Linebacker Senior Iowa
Roquan Smith* Linebacker Junior Georgia
Josh Jackson* Cornerback Junior Iowa
Denzel Ward Cornerback Junior Ohio State
DeShon Elliott* Safety Junior Texas
Minkah Fitzpatrick* Safety Junior Alabama
Michael Dickson* Punter Junior Texas
Matt Gay Kicker Junior Utah
Saquon Barkley All-purpose Junior Penn State
Dante Pettis All-purpose Senior Washington

Offense[edit]

Quarterback[edit]

Running back[edit]

Wide receiver[edit]

Tight end[edit]

Offensive line[edit]

Defense[edit]

Defensive line[edit]

Linebacker[edit]

Defensive back[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Kicker[edit]

Punter[edit]

All-purpose / return specialist[edit]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 1961). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage. 12 (6). Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/NCAA.org. Retrieved October 17, 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Archived from the original on July 14, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 15, 2010. Archived from the original on December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  6. ^ DeGroff, Tammy (December 14, 2017). "ANTHONY MILLER NAMED NCAA CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICAN". gotigersgo.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017.

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