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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

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Athlon Sports 2018 All-America Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Will Grier West Virginia 

Tua Tagovailoa Alabama 

Khalil Tate Arizona 

Trace McSorley Penn State 

RB

Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin 

AJ Dillon Boston College 

J.K. Dobbins Ohio State 

Rodney Anderson Oklahoma 

RB

Bryce Love Stanford 

Devin Singletary FAU 

Damien Harris Alabama 

David Montgomery Iowa State 

AP

Myles Gaskin (RB) Washington 

D'Andre Swift Georgia 

Justice Hill (RB) Oklahoma State 

Cam Akers (RB) Florida State 

WR

A.J. Brown Ole Miss 

N'Keal Harry Arizona State 

Penny Hart Georgia State 

Stanley Morgan Jr. Nebraska 

WR

David Sills West Virginia 

Deebo Samuel South Carolina 

Anthony Johnson Buffalo 

Kelvin Harmon NC State 

TE

Noah Fant Iowa 

Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri 

Kaden Smith Stanford 

Caleb Wilson UCLA 

C

Ross Pierschbacher Alabama 

Toa Lobendahn USC 

Jake Hanson Oregon 

Sam Mustipher Notre Dame 

OL

David Edwards Wisconsin 

Trey Adams Washington 

Michael Deiter Wisconsin 

Max Scharping NIU 

OL

Mitch Hyatt Clemson 

Nate Herbig Stanford 

Bobby Evans Oklahoma 

Chris Lindstrom Boston College 

OL

Dalton Risner Kansas State 

Greg Little Ole Miss 

Trey Smith Tennessee 

Yodny Cajuste West Virginia 

OL

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

DL

Christian Wilkins Clemson 

Rashan Gary Michigan 

Raekwon Davis Alabama 

Terry Beckner Missouri 

DL

Nick Bosa Ohio State 

Jeffery Simmons Miss. State 

Dexter Lawrence Clemson 

Austin Bryant Clemson 

DL

Clelin Ferrell Clemson 

Chase Winovich Michigan 

Montez Sweat Miss. State 

Jerry Tillery Notre Dame 

DL

Ed Oliver Houston 

Sutton Smith NIU 

Ricky Walker Va. Tech 

Zach Allen Boston College 

LB

Cameron Smith USC 

Devin Bush Michigan 

Joe Bachie Michigan State 

Dre'Mont Jones (DL) Ohio State 

LB

Troy Dye Oregon 

T.J. Edwards Wisconsin 

Khaleke Hudson Michigan 

Khalil Hodge Buffalo 

LB

Devin White LSU 

Joe  Giles-Harris Duke 

Shaq Quarterman Miami 

Dakota Allen Texas Tech 

CB

Byron Murphy Washington 

Deandre Baker Georgia 

Julian Love Notre Dame 

Te'von Coney (LB) Notre Dame 

CB

Greedy Williams LSU 

Mark Gilbert Duke 

Brian Peavy Iowa State 

Lavert Hill Michigan 

S

Jaquan Johnson Miami 

D'Cota Dixon Wisconsin 

Lukas Denis Boston College 

Levonta Taylor (CB) Florida State 

S

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

K

Matt Gay Utah 

Dominik Eberle Utah State 

Rodrigo Blankenship Georgia 

Rafael Gaglianone Wisconsin 

P

Mitch Wishnowsky Utah 

Jake Bailey Stanford 

Corliss Waitman South Alabama 

Drue Chrisman Ohio State 

KR

Tony Pollard Memphis 

Deebo Samuel South Carolina 

Marcus Green ULM 

Anthony Ratliff-Williams North Carolina 

PR

KaVontae Turpin
TCU 

Mecole Hardman Georgia 

Avery Williams Boise State 

Michael Walker Boston College 

Conference Breakdown of All-America Selections

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Overall

ACC

4

3

4

8

19

American

2

0

0

0

2

Big 12

4

0

3

4

11

Big Ten

4

6

5

7

22

Conference USA

0

1

0

0

1

Independent

0

0

1

3

4

MAC

0

1

1

2

4

Mountain West

0

2

1

0

3

Pac-12

8

5

3

2

18

SEC

5

9

6

1

21

Sun Belt

0

0

3

0

3

Team Breakdown of All-America Selections

Team

Number of Selections

Wisconsin

7

Ohio State

6

Boston College

5

Clemson

5

Georgia

5

Alabama

5

Michigan

5

Notre Dame

4

Stanford

4

Washington

4

West Virginia

3

USC

3

Duke

2

Miami

2

Florida State

2

Northern Illinois

2

Buffalo

2

Iowa State

2

Oklahoma

2

Oregon

2

Utah

2

South Carolina

2

Ole Miss

2

Missouri

2

Mississippi State

2

LSU

2

North Carolina

1

NC State

1

Virginia Tech

1

South Alabama

1

ULM

1

Wyoming

1

Utah State

1

Boise State

1

Memphis

1

Houston

1

Georgia State

1

FAU

1

Kansas State

1

Oklahoma State

1

TCU

1

Texas Tech

1

Arizona

1

Arizona State

1

UCLA

1

Tennessee

1

Penn State

1

Nebraska

1

Michigan State

1

Iowa

1