College Football's 2016 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors.

With the completion of college football’s 2016 regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The SEC led the way with 25 overall selections, with the Pac-12 and ACC tying for second at 19 picks. The Big Ten was just behind at 18, while the Big 12 recorded 10 selections. Conference USA (six selections) was the top Group of 5 conference on the Athlon Sports' All-America team.

 

The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 17 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While the teams are preparing for their final contests of the season, it’s time to unveil Athlon Sports’ first, second, third and fourth-team All-Americans.

 

As usual, it’s never easy assembling three All-America teams. There are plenty of standout performers that won’t make the cut, but we tried to blend talent, production and consistency to form the top three teams.

 

2016 Conference Awards

 

ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC

 

Athlon Sports 2016 All-America Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Lamar Jackson

Louisville 

Deshaun Watson

Clemson 

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma 

Jake Browning

Washington 

RB

Dalvin Cook

Florida State 

Christian McCaffrey

Stanford 

Saquon Barkley

Penn State 

Aaron Jones

UTEP 

RB

D'Onta Foreman

Texas 

Donnel Pumphrey

San Diego State 

Jeremy McNichols

Boise State 

Brian Hill

Wyoming 

AP

Curtis Samuel

Ohio State 

Joe Mixon

Oklahoma 

James Washington (WR)

Oklahoma State 

Richie James (AP)

MTSU 

WR

Dede Westbrook

Oklahoma 

Zay Jones

East Carolina 

Austin Carr

Northwestern 

Taywan Taylor

WKU 

WR

Corey Davis

Western Michigan 

John Ross

Washington 

Mike Williams

Clemson 

Amba Etta-Tawo

Syracuse 

TE

Evan Engram

Ole Miss 

Jake Butt

Michigan 

Jordan Leggett

Clemson 

Michael Roberts

Toledo 

C

Pat Elflein

Ohio State 

Tyler Orlosky

West Virginia 

Frank Ragnow

Arkansas 

Garret Bolles (OL)

Utah 

OL

Cam Robinson

Alabama 

Dan Feeney

Indiana 

Billy Price

Ohio State 

Forrest Lamp

WKU 

OL

Connor Williams

Texas 

Zach Banner

USC 

Quenton Nelson

Notre Dame 

Jon Toth

Kentucky 

OL

Cody O'Connell

Washington State 

Ethan Pocic

LSU 

Nico Siragusa

San Diego State 

Will Hernandez

UTEP 

OL

Ryan Ramczyk

Wisconsin 

Dorian Johnson

Pitt 

Braden Smith

Auburn 

Roderick Johnson

Florida State 

         
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Derek Barnett

Tennessee 

Myles Garrett

Texas A&M 

Arden Key

LSU 

Carl Lawson

Auburn 

DL

Jonathan Allen

Alabama 

Carlos Watkins

Clemson 

Hunter Dimick

Utah 

Jordan Willis

Kansas State 

DL

DeMarcus Walker

Florida State 

Ejuan Price

Pitt 

Solomon Thomas

Stanford 

Takkarist McKinley

UCLA 

DL

Ed Oliver

Houston 

Harold Landry

Boston College 

Christian Wilkins

Clemson 

Haason Reddick

Temple 

LB

Reuben Foster

Alabama 

T.J. Watt

Wisconsin 

Ben Boulware

Clemson 

Josey Jewell

Iowa 

LB

Zach Cunningham

Vanderbilt 

Tim Williams

Alabama 

Kendell Beckwith
LSU 

Jarrad Davis

Florida 

LB

Jabrill Peppers

Michigan 

Raekwon McMillan

Ohio State 

Micah Kiser

Virginia 

Marquel Lee

Wake Forest 

CB

Jourdan Lewis

Michigan 

Cordrea Tankersley

Clemson 

Adoree' Jackson
USC 

Tarvarus McFadden

Florida State 

CB

Desmond King

Iowa 

Tre'Davious White

LSU 

Sidney Jones

Washington 

Chidobe Awuzie

Colorado 

S

Malik Hooker

Ohio State 

Budda Baker

Washington 

Jalen Tabor (CB)

Florida 

Nathan Gerry

Nebraska 

S

Jamal Adams

LSU 

Minkah Fitzpatrick

Alabama 

Rasul Douglas (CB)

West Virginia 

Tedric Thompson

Colorado 

         
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Zane Gonzalez

Arizona State 

Daniel Carlson

Auburn 

Eddy Pineiro

Florida 

Younghoe Koo

Georgia Southern 

P

Mitch Wishnowsky

Utah 

JK Scott

Alabama 

Michael Dickson

Texas 

Johnny Townsend

Florida 

KR

Quadree Henderson

Pitt 

Adoree' Jackson

USC 

Carlos Henderson

Louisiana Tech 

Desmond King

Iowa 

PR

Adoree' Jackson

USC 

Jabrill Peppers

Michigan 

Christian Kirk

Texas A&M 

Dante Pettis

Washington 

 
Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 15:26

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