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College Football 2015 All-America Team

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level.

Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-America team. Whether it’s quarterback, defensive end or a spot on the special teams, picking the best of the best is no easy task.

And it should be no surprise Ohio State - the defending national champion and Athlon's pick to win it all in 2015 - leads the All-America team with 11 selections. Alabama is second with seven selections, followed by USC (six) and then four teams tied with five (full table of team selections at the bottom of page). The SEC leads the way with 27 overall selections, and the BIg Ten checks in at No. 2 with 24 picks. 

An important note on the All-America teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2015. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2015 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year.

2015 Athlon Sports All-Conference Teams

Power 5: ACC|Big 12|Big Ten|Pac-12|SEC

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Athlon Sports 2015 All-America Team

 

First-Team
Offense

Second-Team
Offense

Third-Team
Offense

Fourth-Team
Offense

QB

Trevone Boykin
TCU 

Dak Prescott
Miss. State 

Cody Kessler
USC 

Cardale Jones
Ohio State 

RB

Nick Chubb
Georgia 

James Conner
Pittsburgh 

Dalvin Cook
Florida State 

Samaje Perine
Oklahoma 

RB

Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State 

Leonard Fournette
LSU 

Derrick Henry
Alabama 

Devontae Booker
Utah 

AP

Pharoh Cooper
South Carolina 

Adoree' Jackson
USC 

D.J. Foster
Arizona State 

De'Mornay Pierson-El
Nebraska  

WR

Tyler Boyd
Pittsburgh 

JuJu Smith
USC 

Corey Coleman
Baylor 

Will Fuller
Notre Dame 

WR

Laquon Treadwell
Ole Miss 

D'haquille Williams
Auburn 

Rashard Higgins
Colorado State 

Sterling Shepard
Oklahoma 

TE

Hunter Henry
Arkansas 

Evan Engram
Ole Miss 

O.J. HowardAlabama 

Bucky Hodges
Virginia Tech 

C

Max Tuerk 
USC 

Ryan Kelly
Alabama 

Jack Allen
Michigan State 

Jake Brendel
UCLA 

G

Pat Elflein 
Ohio State 

Sebastian Tretola
Arkansas 

Greg Pyke
Georgia 

Joshua Garnett
Stanford  

G

Taylor Decker (OT)
Ohio State 

Landon Turner
North Carolina 

Le'Raven Clark (OT)
Texas Tech 

Denver Kirkland (OT)
Arkansas 

T

Laremy Tunsil
Ole Miss 

Cam Robinson
Alabama  

Ronnie Stanley
Notre Dame 

Kyle Murphy
Stanford 

T

Spencer Drango
Baylor 

Jack Conklin
Michigan State 

Cody Whitehair
Kansas State 

John Theus
Georgia 

 

First-Team
Defense

Second-Team
Defense

Third-Team
Defense

Fourth-Team
Defense

DE

Joey Bosa
Ohio State 

Derek Barnett
Tennessee 

Myles Garrett
Texas A&M 

DeForest Buckner
Oregon 

DE

Shilique Calhoun
Michigan State 

Shawn Oakman
Baylor 

Emmanuel Ogbah
Oklahoma State 

Dadi Nicolas
Virginia Tech 

DT

Robert Nkemdiche
Ole Miss 

Andrew Billings
Baylor 

Maliek Collins
Nebraska 

Kenny Clark
UCLA  

DT

A'Shawn Robinson
Alabama 

Anthony Zettel
Penn State 

Adolphus Washington
Ohio State 

Sheldon Day
Notre Dame  

LB

Myles Jack
UCLA 

Darron Lee
Ohio State 

Su'a Cravens
USC 

Tyler Matakevich
Temple 

LB

Reggie Ragland
Alabama 

Jaylon Smith
Notre Dame 

Joshua Perry
Ohio State 

Vince Biegel
Wisconsin 

LB

Scooby Wright
Arizona 

Eric Striker
Oklahoma 

Jordan Jenkins
Georgia 

Darian Thompson (S)
Boise State 

CB

Kendall Fuller
Virginia Tech 

Eli Apple
Ohio State 

Mackensie Alexander
Clemson 

B. Boddy-Calhoun
Minnesota 

CB

Vernon Hargreaves III
Florida 

Zack Sanchez
Oklahoma 

William Likely
Maryland 

KeiVarae Russell
Notre Dame 

S

Jalen Ramsey (CB)
Florida State 

Jeremy Cash
Duke 

Karl Joseph
West Virginia 

Dante Barnett
Kansas State 

S

Tony Conner
Ole Miss 

Vonn Bell
Ohio State 

Quin Blanding
Virginia 

Budda Baker
Washington  

 

First-Team
Specialists

Second-Team
Specialists

Third-Team
Specialists

Fourth-Team
Specialists

K

Roberto Aguayo
Florida State 

Brad Craddock
Maryland 

Andy Phillips
Utah 

Josh Lambert
West Virginia 

P

Tom Hackett
Utah 

JK Scott
Alabama 

Austin Rehkow
Idaho 

Peter Mortell
Minnesota 

KR

Alex Ross
Oklahoma 

Adoree' Jackson
USC 

Myles Willis
Boston College 

Janarion Grant
Rutgers 

PR

De'Mornay Pierson-ElNebraska 

Charles Nelson
Oregon 

Jalin Marshall
Ohio State 

Isaiah McKenzie
Georgia 

Conference Breakdown of All-America Selections

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Total

ACC

4

3

4

2

13

Big 12

3

4

5

4

16

Big Ten

6

6

6

6

24

Pac-12

4

4

4

7

19

SEC

10

9

5

3

27

Independents

0

1

1

3

5

American Athletic

0

0

0

1

1

Mountain West

0

0

1

1

2

Sun Belt

0

0

1

0

1

Team Breakdown of All-America Selections

Team

Number of Selections

Ohio State

11

Alabama

7

USC

6

Oklahoma

5

Georgia

5

Ole Miss

5

Notre Dame

5

Baylor

4

Florida State

3

Virginia Tech

3

Michigan State

3

Nebraska

3

UCLA

3

Utah

3

Arkansas

3

Pittsburgh

2

Kansas State

2

West Virginia

2

Maryland

2

Minnesota

2

Oregon

2

Stanford

2

Boston College

1

Clemson

1

Duke

1

North Carolina

1

Virginia

1

Oklahoma State

1

TCU

1

Texas Tech

1

Penn State

1

Rutgers

1

Wisconsin

1

Arizona

1

Arizona State

1

Washington

1

Florida

1

LSU

1

Mississippi State

1

South Carolina

1

Texas A&M

1

Tennessee

1

Auburn

1

Boise State

1

Temple

1

Idaho

1

Colorado State

1