Four Alabama players named to AP All-America squad

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press.Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 Associated Press All-America team was announced Monday.

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.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

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

DEFENSE

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

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

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

DEFENSE

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

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

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

DEFENSE

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

Comments


Frank Cooney
EditorFrank Cooney
New Comment
NFL Draft Scout
EditorNFL Draft Scout
New Comment
2
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
New Comment
1
Rob Rang
EditorRob Rang
New Comment
1
Ric Serritella
EditorRic Serritella
New Comment
1
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
New Comment
1