The 2018 college football regular season is in the books and we are now nearing bowl season. But before we could enjoy the College Football Playoff and some other exhibition games, it was time to take a look at the postseason honors.
Leading the way on offense is Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. The Oklahoma quarterback picked up college football’s most prestigious honor and now leads the first-team offense. At running back is Doak Walker Award winner Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin, while Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy, winner of the Biletnikoff Award, is the top wide receiver.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Allen anchors the linebacking corp. Allen picked up the Chuck Bednarik and Bronko Nagurski Trophy as college football’s top defensive player. As an added bonus, Allen also picked up the Lott IMPACT Trophy, his third national honor for the season.
Did your favorite player make the cut? A full look at the AP All-American First-Team can be seen below.
2018 AP All-American First-Team Players List
Quarterback — Kyler Murray, junior, Oklahoma
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis
Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson
Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Bunchy Stallings, senior, Kentucky
Center — Garrett Bradbury, senior, North Carolina State
Tight end — Jace Sternberger, junior, Texas A&M
Wide receivers — Jerry Jeudy, sophomore, Alabama; Marquise Brown, junior, Oklahoma
All-purpose player — Rondale Moore, freshman, Purdue
Kicker — Andre Szmyt, freshman, Syracuse
Ends — Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson; Sutton Smith, junior, Northern Illinois
Tackles — Quinnen Williams, junior, Alabama; Christian Wilkins, senior, Clemson
Linebackers — Josh Allen, senior, Kentucky; Devin White, junior, LSU; Ben Burr-Kirven, senior, Washington
Cornerbacks — Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame
Safeties — Grant Delpit, sophomore, LSU; Deionte Thompson, junior, Alabama
Punter — Braden Mann, junior, Texas A&M