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College Football 2018 All-America Team

All-America Football Team

All-America Football Team

The 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The Big Ten and SEC are considered by most to be the top conferences for 2018, so it should be no surprise these two leagues lead the way in selections on Athlon’s All-America Team. The Big Ten has 22 selections, with the SEC checking in with 21. The ACC is third among Power 5 leagues with 19 picks, followed by the Pac-12 at 18. The MAC leads all Group of 5 conferences with four selections.

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Athlon Sports released its 2018 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 special teams, picking the best of the best is no easy task.

An important note on the All-America teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2018. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2018 All-America team and all-conference teams is largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year.

2018 Athlon Sports All-Conference Teams

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

Group of 5: American | C-USA | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

Athlon Sports 2018 All-America Team


First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense


Will Grier West Virginia 

Tua Tagovailoa Alabama 

Khalil Tate Arizona 

Trace McSorley Penn State 


Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin 

AJ Dillon Boston College 

J.K. Dobbins Ohio State 

Rodney Anderson Oklahoma 


Bryce Love Stanford 

Devin Singletary FAU 

Damien Harris Alabama 

David Montgomery Iowa State 


Myles Gaskin (RB) Washington 

D'Andre Swift Georgia 

Justice Hill (RB) Oklahoma State 

Cam Akers (RB) Florida State 


A.J. Brown Ole Miss 

N'Keal Harry Arizona State 

Penny Hart Georgia State 

Stanley Morgan Jr. Nebraska 


David Sills West Virginia 

Deebo Samuel South Carolina 

Anthony Johnson Buffalo 

Kelvin Harmon NC State 


Noah Fant Iowa 

Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri 

Kaden Smith Stanford 

Caleb Wilson UCLA 


Ross Pierschbacher Alabama 

Toa Lobendahn USC 

Jake Hanson Oregon 

Sam Mustipher Notre Dame 


David Edwards Wisconsin 

Trey Adams Washington 

Michael Deiter Wisconsin 

Max Scharping NIU 


Mitch Hyatt Clemson 

Nate Herbig Stanford 

Bobby Evans Oklahoma 

Chris Lindstrom Boston College 


Dalton Risner Kansas State 

Greg Little Ole Miss 

Trey Smith Tennessee 

Yodny Cajuste West Virginia 


Jonah Williams Alabama 

Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin 

Andrew Thomas Georgia 

Michael Jordan Ohio State 


First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense


Christian Wilkins Clemson 

Rashan Gary Michigan 

Raekwon Davis Alabama 

Terry Beckner Missouri 


Nick Bosa Ohio State 

Jeffery Simmons Miss. State 

Dexter Lawrence Clemson 

Austin Bryant Clemson 


Clelin Ferrell Clemson 

Chase Winovich Michigan 

Montez Sweat Miss. State 

Jerry Tillery Notre Dame 


Ed Oliver Houston 

Sutton Smith NIU 

Ricky Walker Va. Tech 

Zach Allen Boston College 


Cameron Smith USC 

Devin Bush Michigan 

Joe Bachie Michigan State 

Dre'Mont Jones (DL) Ohio State 


Troy Dye Oregon 

T.J. Edwards Wisconsin 

Khaleke Hudson Michigan 

Khalil Hodge Buffalo 


Devin White LSU 

Joe  Giles-Harris Duke 

Shaq Quarterman Miami 

Dakota Allen Texas Tech 


Byron Murphy Washington 

Deandre Baker Georgia 

Julian Love Notre Dame 

Te'von Coney (LB) Notre Dame 


Greedy Williams LSU 

Mark Gilbert Duke 

Brian Peavy Iowa State 

Lavert Hill Michigan 


Jaquan Johnson Miami 

D'Cota Dixon Wisconsin 

Lukas Denis Boston College 

Levonta Taylor (CB) Florida State 


Taylor Rapp  Washington 

Andrew Wingard Wyoming 

Jordan Fuller Ohio State 

Marvell Tell USC 


First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists


Matt Gay Utah 

Dominik Eberle Utah State 

Rodrigo Blankenship Georgia 

Rafael Gaglianone Wisconsin 


Mitch Wishnowsky Utah 

Jake Bailey Stanford 

Corliss Waitman South Alabama 

Drue Chrisman Ohio State 


Tony Pollard Memphis 

Deebo Samuel South Carolina 

Marcus Green ULM 

Anthony Ratliff-Williams North Carolina 


KaVontae Turpin

Mecole Hardman Georgia 

Avery Williams Boise State 

Michael Walker Boston College