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College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen

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.

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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.

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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

 

FirstTeam

SecondTeam

ThirdTeam

QB

Josh RosenUCLA 

QB Brent StockstillMTSU 

QB DeShone KizerNotre Dame 

RB

Mike WarrenIowa State 

RB Myles GaskinWashington 

RB Qadree OllisonPittsburgh 

RB

Saquon BarkleyPenn State 

RB Joe MixonOklahoma 

RB Ronald Jones IIIUSC 

WR

Calvin RidleyAlabama 

WR Penny HartGeorgia State 

WR Deon CainClemson 

WR

Christian KirkTexas A&M 

WR Tre'Quan SmithUCF 

WR Eddie DaughertyEastern Michigan 

WR

Richie JamesMTSU 

WR Courtland SuttonSMU 

WR Antonio CallawayFlorida 

AP

KaVontae TurpinTCU 

AP Britain CoveyUtah 

AP Nyheim HinesNC State 

TE

Mark AndrewsOklahoma 

TE David NjokuMiami 

TE C.J. ConradKentucky 

OL

Mitch HyattClemson 

OL Geron ChristianLouisville 

OL Blake HanceNorthwestern 

OL

Will ClappLSU 

OL Dalton RisnerKansas State 

OL Patrick VaheTexas 

OL

Connor WilliamsTexas 

OL Michael DieterWisconsin 

OL Will NobleHouston 

OL

Orlando BrownOklahoma 

OL Martez IveyFlorida 

OL Trey AdamsWashington 

OL

Ross PierschbacherAlabama 

OL Maea TeuhemaLSU 

OL Chance HallTennessee 

 

 

 

 

DE

Walter BradyMissouri 

DE Jaylon FergusonLouisiana Tech 

DE Josh SweatFlorida State 

DE

Arden KeyLSU  

DE Sam HubbardOhio State 

DE CeCe JeffersonFlorida 

DT

Terry BecknerMissouri 

DT Daylon MackTexas A&M 

DL JoJo WickerArizona State 

DT

Christian WilkinsClemson 

DT Hercules Mata'afaWashington State 

DL Trenton ThompsonGeorgia 

LB

Malik JeffersonTexas 

LB T.J. EdwardsWisconsin 

LB Dedrick YoungNebraska 

LB

Dre GreenlawArkansas 

LB Dakota AllenTexas Tech 

LB Ty SummersTCU 

LB

Cameron SmithUSC 

LB Darrin KirklandTennessee 

LB Troy ReederPenn State 

DB

Derwin JamesFlorida State 

DB Iman MarshallUSC 

DB Carlton DavisAuburn 

DB

Jordan WhiteheadPittsburgh 

DB Kareem OrrArizona State 

DB Adonis AlexanderVirginia Tech 

DB

Jabrill PeppersMichigan 

DB Marlon HumphreyAlabama 

DB Chris WestryKentucky 

DB

Minkah FitzpatrickAlabama 

DB Kevin Toliver IILSU 

DB Darrien MoltonWashington State 

 

 

 

 

K

Greg HuegelClemson 

K Justin YoonNotre Dame 

K Clayton HatfieldTexas Tech 

P

Austin SeibertOklahoma 

P Corey FatonyMissouri 

P Jake HartbargerMichigan State 

KR

Nyheim HinesNC State 

KR Michael WalkerBoston College 

KR KaVontae TurpinTCU 

PR

Christian KirkTexas A&M 

PR Antonio CallawayFlorida 

PR Britain CoveyUtah