Heisman finalists headline All-American team

The college football season is coming to a close and with every season’s end, there are a myriad of awards and honors bestowed on teams and individuals throughout the season. One of the most prestigious honors is being named to the All-American team.

This year’s teams were released on Tuesday and the first team features all three Heisman finalists: Deshaun Watson, Derrick Henry, and Christian McCaffrey. It wasn’t really surprise to see those three or any of the other names on the list this year.

Alabama led the list with four players named to the teams, while five schools were tied for second with three each. Below is the list of First Team All-Americans.

OFFENSE

QB: Deshaun Watson, Clemson

RB: Derrick Henry, Alabama

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

WR: Corey Coleman, Baylor

WR: Josh Doctson, TCU

TE: Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State

OL: Joshua Garnett, Stanford

OL: Ryan Kelly, Alabama

OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor

OL: Joe Thuney, North Carolina State

DEFENSE

DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State

DL: Sheldon Day, Notre Dame

DL: DeForest Buckner, Oregon

DL: Shaq Lawson, Clemson

LB: Tyler Matakevich, Temple

LB: Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

LB: Reggie Ragland, Alabama
CB: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

CB: Desmond King, Iowa

S: Jeremy Cash, Duke

S: Marcus Maye, Florida

SPECIALISTS

K: Jake Elliott, Memphis

P: Tom Hackett, Utah

RET: Morgan Burns, Kansas State

You can view the second and third teams here.

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  • Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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