2018 College Football All-America Team

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The 2018 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 2018 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), Sporting News (TSN, from its historic name of The Sporting News), 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 2018, eight of them being unanimous. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*).[6]

2018 Consensus All-Americans
Name Position Year University
Tua Tagovailoa Quarterback Sophomore Alabama
Darrell Henderson Running Back Junior Memphis
Jonathan Taylor* Running Back Sophomore Wisconsin
Andy Isabella Wide Receiver Senior UMass
Jerry Jeudy Wide Receiver Sophomore Alabama
Jace Sternberger Tight End Junior Texas A&M
Garrett Bradbury Center Senior NC State
Jonah Williams* Offensive Line Junior Alabama
Ben Powers Offensive Line Senior Oklahoma
Mitch Hyatt Offensive Line Senior Clemson
Beau Benzschawel Offensive Line Senior Wisconsin
Christian Wilkins* Defensive Line Senior Clemson
Quinnen Williams* Defensive Line Sophomore Alabama
Clelin Ferrell Defensive Line Senior Clemson
Ed Oliver Defensive Line Junior Houston
Josh Allen* Linebacker Senior Kentucky
Devin Bush Linebacker Junior Michigan
Devin White Linebacker Junior LSU
Grant Delpit* Defensive Back Sophomore LSU
Julian Love Defensive Back Junior Notre Dame
Deandre Baker Defensive Back Senior Georgia
Greedy Williams Defensive Back Sophomore LSU
Deionte Thompson Defensive Back Junior Alabama
Andre Szmyt* Kicker Freshman Syracuse
Braden Mann* Punter Junior Texas A&M
Rondale Moore All-Purpose Freshman Purdue
Savon Scarver All-Purpose Sophomore Utah State

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. ^ "Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa heads 2018 consensus All-America Team". December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.

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