Four Alabama players named to AP All-America squad
Ten players from the four College Football Playoff semifinalists were named to The Associated Press All-America first team.
Four of the first-team choices were from No. 1 Alabama, but quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not one of them. Tagovailoa was relegated to the second team, and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray was named the first-team quarterback in the vote of a panel of media members.
Murray also beat out Tagovailoa for the Hesiman Trophy, which was awarded on Saturday. Oklahoma and Alabama will meet in one of the CFP semifinal games.
Alabama’s first-team selections were offensive tackle Jonah Williams, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, safety Deionte Thompson and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
One other player from No. 4 Oklahoma — wide receiver Marquise Brown — was named to the first team, while No. 2 Clemson had three first-team selections — offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt, defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.
No. 3 Notre Dame had one first-team selection — cornerback Julian Love.
Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin and Darrell Henderson of Memphis were the first-team running backs.
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
Quarterback: Tua Tagovailoa, sophomore, Alabama
Running backs: Travis Etienne, sophomore, Clemson; Trayveon Williams, junior, Texas A&M
Tackles: Dalton Risner, senior, Kansas State; Andrew Thomas, sophomore, Georgia
Guards: Dru Samia, senior, Oklahoma; Michael Deiter, senior, Wisconsin
Center: Ross Pierschbacher, senior, Alabama
Tight end: T.J. Hockenson, sophomore, Iowa
Wide receivers: Tylan Wallace, sophomore, Oklahoma State; Andy Isabella, senior, Massachusetts
All-purpose player: Greg Dortch, sophomore, Wake Forest
Kicker: Cole Tracy, senior, LSU
Ends: Montez Sweat, senior, Mississippi State; Jachai Polite, junior, Florida
Tackles: Jerry Tillery, senior, Notre Dame; Gerald Willis III, senior, Miami
Linebackers: Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; David Long Jr., junior, West Virginia; Joe Dineen, senior, Kansas
Cornerbacks: Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU; Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington
Safeties: Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington; Amani Hooker, junior, Iowa
Punter: Mitch Wishnowsky, senior, Utah
Quarterbacks: Dwayne Haskins, sophomore, Ohio State
Running backs: Benny Snell, junior, Kentucky; Eno Benjamin, sophomore, Arizona State
Tackles: Andre Dillard, senior, Washington State; Cody Ford, junior, Oklahoma
Guards: Terronne Prescod, senior, North Carolina State; Chris Lindstrom, senior, Boston College
Center: Michael Jordan, junior, Ohio State
Tight end: Noah Fant, junior, Iowa
Wide Receivers: A.J. Brown, junior, Mississippi; David Sills, senior, West Virginia
All-purpose player: J.J. Taylor, sophomore, Arizona
Kicker: Matt Gay, senior, Utah
Ends: Chase Winovich, senior, Michigan; Jaylon Ferguson, senior, Louisiana Tech
Tackles: Jeffery Simmons, junior, Mississippi State; Ed Oliver, junior, Houston
Linebackers: Paddy Fisher, sophomore, Northwestern; David Woodward, sophomore, Utah State; Te’von Coney, senior, Notre Dame
Cornerbacks: Hamp Cheevers, junior, Boston College; Lavert Hill, junior, Michigan
Safeties: Andre Cisco, freshman, Syracuse; Johnathan Abram, senior, Mississippi State
Punter: James Smith, sophomore, Cincinnati