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College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

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Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt 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. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama), Deondre Francois (Florida State) and Sam Darnold (USC). The impressive freshman class continues at running back with Ohio State's Mike Weber and Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams. Additionally, there's a strong group of linemen in the freshmen ranks, including Alabama's Jonah Williams and Oregon's Jake Hanson. On defense, Houston's Ed Oliver headlines the first-team unit, while Clemson's Dexter Lawrence and Ohio State's Nick Bosa are two other rising stars to watch over the next couple of seasons.

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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 2016. Additionally, we also used some position flexibility to award some of the best players instead of sticking with a true positional alignment.

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College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team


First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense


Jalen Hurts Alabama 

Sam Darnold USC  

Deondre Francois Florida State 

Shane Buechele Texas 


Mike Weber Ohio State 

Justice Hill Oklahoma State 

Devin Singletary FAU 

Devwah Whaley Arkansas 


Trayveon Williams Texas A&M 

Benny Snell Kentucky 

Damarea Crockett Missouri 

Chris Evans Michigan 


N'Keal Harry (WR) Arizona State 

Bryan Edwards (WR) South Carolina 

Van Jefferson (WR) Ole Miss 

James Williams (RB) Washington State 


Ahmmon Richards Miami 

Deshaunte Jones Iowa State 

James Proche SMU 

Donnie Corley Michigan State 


Demetris Robertson California 

Dimetrios Mason Missouri 

Kevin Stepherson Notre Dame 

Ty Lee MTSU 


Isaac Nauta Georgia 

Daniel Imatorbhebhe USC 

JJ Arcega- Whiteside (WR) Stanford 

Nigel Kilby Eastern Michigan 


Jake Hanson Oregon 

Erik McCoy Texas A&M 

Nate Herbig (OL) Stanford 

Dedrick Mills (RB) Georgia Tech 


Bobby Evans Oklahoma 

Coy Cronk Indiana 

Michael Jordan Ohio State 

Kennedy McKoy (RB) West Virginia 


Ryan Bates Penn State 

Tim Lynott Colorado 

Colton McKivitz West Virginia 

Vic Johnson App. State 


Gus Lavaka Oregon State 

Marcus Keyes Oklahoma State 

Jawaan Taylor Florida 

Jon Dietzen Wisconsin  


Jonah Williams Alabama 

Ben Bredeson Michigan 

Parker Braun Georgia Tech 

Scott Frantz Kansas State 







First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense


Ed Oliver Houston 

Malcolm Roach Texas 

Anthony Nelson Iowa 

Joe Dillon UL Lafayette 


Dexter Lawrence Clemson 

Dre'Mont Jones Ohio State 

Benito Jones Ole Miss 

Jabari Zuniga Florida 


Reggie Walker Kansas State 

Joe Jackson Miami 

Clelin Ferrell Clemson 

McTelvin Agim Arkansas 


Nick Bosa Ohio State 

Brian Burns Florida State 

Marlon Davidson Auburn 

Rashan Gary Michigan 


Troy Dye Oregon 

Bryan London Texas State 

Logan Wilson Wyoming 

Kevin Givens (DL) Penn State 


Joe Giles- Harris Duke 

Josiah Tauaefa UTSA 

David Reese Florida 

Michael Pinckney Miami 


Shaq Quarterman Miami 

Leo Lewis Miss. State 

Markus Bailey Purdue 

Jordyn Brooks  Texas Tech 


Xavier Crawford Oregon State 

Marcelino Ball Indiana 

Patrick Nelson Illinois 

Alohi Gilman Navy 


Clifton Duck App. State 

Javaris Davis Auburn 

Antoine Winfield Minnesota 

Justin Tranquill W. Michigan 


Taylor Rapp Washington 

Mike Lee Kansas 

Julian Love Notre Dame 

Ben DeLuca Charlotte 


Jessie Bates Wake Forest 

Jaylon Jones Ole Miss / Brenden Schooler Oregon 

Myles Hartsfield Ole Miss 

Trae Williams Northwestern 












First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists


Louie Zervos Ohio 

Rodrigo Blankenship Georgia 

Butch Hampton W. Michigan 

Ricky Aguayo Florida State 


Sterling Hofrichter Syracuse 

Blake Gillikin Penn State 

Josh Growden LSU 

Dom Maggio Wake Forest 


Tony Pollard Memphis 

Kene Nwangwu Iowa State 

Adrian Killins UCF 

Jabir Frye  Troy 


Austin Conway Wyoming 

Johnathon Johnson Missouri 

Keidrien Wadley Tulsa 

Tony Nicholson Baylor