College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

Athlon honors the top freshmen of 2015.

Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team All-Freshman squad this season.

 

UCLA’s Josh Rosen headlines the first-team selections at quarterback, while running backs Mike Warren (Iowa State), Saquon Barkley (Penn State) and receivers Calvin Ridley (Alabama) and Christian Kirk (Texas A&M) round out some of the nation’s high-profile freshmen on offense. The defensive line and secondary positions are loaded with talent in the freshmen ranks, including Florida State safety Derwin James, Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers and Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson.

 

Compiling the all-freshman team at the end of the regular season is no easy task. Several worthy players missed the cut, as we tried to combine stats, competition level talent and playing time to piece together the all-freshman teams for 2015. 

 

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College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team
 

First

Team

Second

Team

Third

Team

QB

Josh Rosen

UCLA 

QB Brent Stockstill

MTSU 

QB DeShone Kizer

Notre Dame 

RB

Mike Warren

Iowa State 

RB Myles Gaskin

Washington 

RB Qadree Ollison

Pittsburgh 

RB

Saquon Barkley

Penn State 

RB Joe Mixon

Oklahoma 

RB Ronald Jones III

USC 

WR

Calvin Ridley

Alabama 

WR Penny Hart

Georgia State 

WR Deon Cain

Clemson 

WR

Christian Kirk

Texas A&M 

WR Tre'Quan Smith

UCF 

WR Eddie Daugherty

Eastern Michigan 

WR

Richie James

MTSU 

WR Courtland Sutton

SMU 

WR Antonio Callaway

Florida 

AP

KaVontae Turpin

TCU 

AP Britain Covey

Utah 

AP Nyheim Hines

NC State 

TE

Mark Andrews

Oklahoma 

TE David Njoku

Miami 

TE C.J. Conrad

Kentucky 

OL

Mitch Hyatt

Clemson 

OL Geron Christian

Louisville 

OL Blake Hance

Northwestern 

OL

Will Clapp

LSU 

OL Dalton Risner

Kansas State 

OL Patrick Vahe

Texas 

OL

Connor Williams

Texas 

OL Michael Dieter

Wisconsin 

OL Will Noble

Houston 

OL

Orlando Brown

Oklahoma 

OL Martez Ivey

Florida 

OL Trey Adams

Washington 

OL

Ross Pierschbacher

Alabama 

OL Maea Teuhema

LSU 

OL Chance Hall

Tennessee 

       
DE

Walter Brady

Missouri 

DE Jaylon Ferguson

Louisiana Tech 

DE Josh Sweat

Florida State 

DE

Arden Key

LSU  

DE Sam Hubbard

Ohio State 

DE CeCe Jefferson

Florida 

DT

Terry Beckner

Missouri 

DT Daylon Mack

Texas A&M 

DL JoJo Wicker

Arizona State 

DT

Christian Wilkins

Clemson 

DT Hercules Mata'afa

Washington State 

DL Trenton Thompson

Georgia 

LB

Malik Jefferson

Texas 

LB T.J. Edwards

Wisconsin 

LB Dedrick Young

Nebraska 

LB

Dre Greenlaw

Arkansas 

LB Dakota Allen

Texas Tech 

LB Ty Summers

TCU 

LB

Cameron Smith

USC 

LB Darrin Kirkland

Tennessee 

LB Troy Reeder

Penn State 

DB

Derwin James

Florida State 

DB Iman Marshall

USC 

DB Carlton Davis

Auburn 

DB

Jordan Whitehead

Pittsburgh 

DB Kareem Orr

Arizona State 

DB Adonis Alexander

Virginia Tech 

DB

Jabrill Peppers

Michigan 

DB Marlon Humphrey

Alabama 

DB Chris Westry

Kentucky 

DB

Minkah Fitzpatrick

Alabama 

DB Kevin Toliver II

LSU 

DB Darrien Molton

Washington State 

       
K

Greg Huegel

Clemson 

K Justin Yoon

Notre Dame 

K Clayton Hatfield

Texas Tech 

P

Austin Seibert

Oklahoma 

P Corey Fatony

Missouri 

P Jake Hartbarger

Michigan State 

KR

Nyheim Hines

NC State 

KR Michael Walker

Boston College 

KR KaVontae Turpin

TCU 

PR

Christian Kirk

Texas A&M 

PR Antonio Callaway

Florida 

PR Britain Covey

Utah 

 

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