Seven Alabama players named to Sporting News preseason All-American teams

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The University of Alabama football team had seven players named to the preseason All-American teams by the Sporting News on Wednesday morning.

The Crimson Tide had two first-team selections, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and linebacker Dylan Moses.

Jeudy is a returning first-team selection from 2018

The SEC has the most first-team selections with eight, followed by the Big Ten, with seven. The ACC (six), Pac-12 (two), Big 12 (one), Independent (one) and American Athletic Conference (one) round out the list.

Sporting News is one of five outlets used by the NCAA to determine consensus All-American status at the end of each season.

It projects Alabama and Clemson to play again for the national championship, Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

First-team Offense

  • QB: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
  • RB: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
  • RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  • WR: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  • WR: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
  • TE: Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
  • T: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  • G: Shane Lemieux, Oregon
  • C: Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
  • G: Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
  • T: Walker Little, Stanford
  • ATH: Rondale Moore, Purdue

First-team Defense

  • DL: A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
  • DL: Derrick Brown, Auburn
  • DL: Kenny Willekes, Michigan State
  • DL: Chase Young, Ohio State
  • LB: Dylan Moses, Alabama
  • LB: Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
  • LB: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
  • CB: CJ Henderson, Florida
  • CB: Bryce Hall, Virginia
  • CB: Andre Cisco, Syracuse
  • S: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  • K: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
  • SP: Braden Mann, Texas A&M
  • RET: Isaiah Wright, Temple

  • Second-team Offense
    QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
    RB: D'Andre Swift, Georgia
    RB: J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
    WR: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
    WR: Justyn Ross, Clemson
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
    T: Mekhi Becton, Louisville
    T: Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
    C: Nick Harris, Washington
    G: Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
    G: Ben Bredeson, Michigan
    ATH: Tra Minter, South Alabama
  • Second-team Defense
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Nick Coe, Auburn
    DL: Xavier Thomas, Clemson
    DL: Curtis Weaver, Boise State
    LB: Shaquille Quarterman, Miami
    LB: Joe Bachie, Michigan State
    LB: Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
    CB: Lavert Hill, Michigan
    CB: Jaylon Johnson, Utah
    S: Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame
    S: Xavier McKinney, Alabama
  • Second-team Specialists
    K: Cooper Rothe, Wyoming
    P: Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State
    RET: Savon Scarver, Utah State