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Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 NCAA College Football Preseason All-Americans

All of the different web sites all america teams for 2015

  • TCU, Senior
    Heisman frontrunner passed for 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns last season while leading a potent offense.
    Georgia, Sophomore
    Bulldogs stud tallied 1,547 yards last season despite sharing carries with first-round draft pick Todd Gurley.
  • Ohio State, Junior
    Junior recorded 696 rushing yards over the final three games to lead Ohio State to a national championship.
  • Junior will have to continue to produce despite losing coach Jim McElwain and quarterback Garrett Grayson.
  • Ole Miss, Junior
    After missing the end of last year because of an ankle injury, Treadwell is poised to shine in his junior season.
  • Ole Miss, Junior
    Powder Springs, Ga., native will complement Treadwell as a dangerous target in the Rebels' passing attack.
  • Notre Dame, Senior
    Stanley will serve as the anchor of the line in an Irish offense that will look to emphasize its running game.
  • Ohio State, Junior
    Junior started 15 games last season and will be tasked with opening up holes for Elliott in the running game.
    USC, Senior
    Trojans standout will work with QB Cody Kessler and call shots on an offensive line returning four of five starters.
  • Third-team All-ACC selection will play a pivotal role on the line of one of the conference's top attacks.
  • Ole Miss, Junior
    The 6'5", 305-pounder will pave the way for the Rebels' running backs and protect their new quarterback.


    Ohio State, Junior
    Powerful pass-rusher will lead an imposing Buckeyes line after he misses the season opener due to a suspension.
  • Alabama, Junior
    Junior recorded 49 tackles and four quarterback hurries last season while bolstering Alabama's front seven.
  • Baylor, Senior
    Disruptive presence started 13 games and notched 11 sacks to help Baylor tie for the Big 12 title last year.
  • Arizona, Junior
    Nagurski Trophy winner led the country with 163 tackles and six forced fumbles and also had 14 sacks.
  • Notre Dame, Junior
    Athletic defender who makes plays all over the field is back to lead an Irish defense that returns 10 starters.
  • Alabama, Senior
    Madison, Ala., native ranked among the Tide's leaders in tackles (95) and tackles for loss (10.5) last year.
    UCLA, Junior
    Two-way threat was a second-team All-Pac 12 honoree after posting 88 tackles and three rushing touchdowns.
  • Florida State, Junior
    Junior is switching to cornerback in 2015 after playing multiple positions his first two seasons with the 'Noles.
  • Duke, Senior
    Ohio State transfer had 111 tackles and seven pass breakups last season while fortifying Duke's defense.
    Ohio State, Junior
    One of two juniors starting at safety for the Buckeyes after leading the secondary with 92 tackles last season.
  • Florida, Junior
    Junior with elite cover skills led the SEC with 13 pass breakups last season and also recorded 50 tackles.


  • Florida State, Junior
    Groza Award finalist hit 27 of 30 field goal tries and went a perfect 55 for 55 on extra points last season.
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    Alabama, Sophomore
    Denver native averaged 48 yards per punt last year and was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award as a true freshman.
    Oklahoma, Junior
    Sooners standout averaged 27.6 yards per kick return and finished with 595 rushing yards last season.
  • USC, Sophomore
    Track star figures to contribute as a cornerback and wide receiver while serving as the Trojans' top return man.

Second Team


QB: Cody Kessler, Sr., USC
RB: Leonard Fournette, Soph., LSU
WR: Tyler Boyd, Jr., Pittsburgh
TE: Hunter Henry, Jr., Arkansas
G: Greg Pyke, Jr., Georgia


DE: Myles Garrett, Soph., Texas A&M
LB: Su'a Cravens, Jr., USC
LB: Eric Striker, Sr., Oklahoma
LB: Darron Lee, Soph., Ohio State
LB: Leonard Floyd, Jr., Georgia
S: Tony Conner, Jr., Ole Miss
S: Jalen Mills, Sr., LSU
CB: Zack Sanchez, Jr., Oklahoma

Special Teams

P: Tom Hackett, Sr., Utah


2015 ESPN college football preseason All-American team


QB: Trevone Boykin, TCU

There's no question about who the quarterback is in Fort Worth. After finishing fourth in last year's Heisman voting, Boykin could be in for an even bigger 2015 in his second season operating a spread offense. -- Jake Trotter

RB: Nick Chubb, Georgia

We know what radio legend Larry Munson would have said had he seen Nick Chubb run over SEC defenses last year: "My god, a freshman!" Although Chubb spotted college football five weeks as Todd Gurley's backup, the rookie still finished in the top 20 nationally in total rushing yards (1,547). -- Alex Scarborough

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

The star of the postseason a year ago, the junior is poised to continue his rushing rampage as part of Ohio State's defense of its national title. Even better for the Buckeyes, he will start this season completely healthy. -- Austin Ward

WR: Tyler Boyd, Pitt

Last season, Boyd joined Larry Fitzgerald as the only players in school history to rack up more than 1,000 yards receiving twice. He finished 2014 with 78 catches for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns. -- Andrea Adelson

WR: Rashard Higgins, Colorado State

While Kevin White and Amari Cooper argued over who the best wide receiver in college football was last year, Higgins quietly made his own case. All he did was lead the country in receiving yards (1,750) and receiving touchdowns (17). -- A.S.

TE: Hunter Henry, Arkansas

Henry is a rarity in today's game in that he's a tight end who plays with his hand in the dirt and can actually block. Even though he's stuck in an offense that doesn't throw the ball much, Henry has found a way to lead all SEC tight ends in receptions over the past two seasons. -- A.S.

OT: Spencer Drango, Baylor

A consensus All-American, Drango is among the most accomplished returning offensive linemen in the country. With him manning left tackle, the Bears have led the nation in scoring in each of the past two seasons. -- J.T.

OG: Pat Elflein, Ohio State

In case there was any remaining doubt, Urban Meyer's spread attack relies on a powerful rushing attack and a dominant offensive line. A mauler such as Elflein on the interior is absolutely ideal for what the Buckeyes want to do with the football. -- A.W.

C: Max Tuerk, USC

One of the most versatile linemen in the country, Tuerk's 6-foot-6 height has allowed him to also see action at tackle and guard for the Trojans. The best fit for him this year is at center, where he'll captain a veteran USC front. -- David Lombardi

OG: Landon Turner, North Carolina

Turner goes into his fourth season as a starter at right guard for the Tar Heels and is hoping to build on the momentum he gained last season, when he graded out at 87 percent. He had five games with 10 or more knockdown blocks. -- A.A.

OT: Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

Barring injury or some other major setback, Tunsil -- a member of the Rebels' celebrated 2013 recruiting class -- is poised to go wire-to-wire as the nation's top offensive tackle coming out of high school and college. -- A.S.


DE: Joey Bosa, Ohio State

The dominant pass-rusher attracts plenty of extra attention from blockers, but typically the freakish junior just shrugs it off. Bosa will open the year on the bench, thanks to a one-game suspension, but expect him to unleash his pent-up frustration as soon as he returns. -- A.W.

DT: A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

Don't get caught up in the individual numbers. What the 6-foot-4, 312-pound defensive lineman lacks in sacks, he makes up in overall impact by stuffing running lanes and taking on multiple offensive linemen to free up Alabama's pass-rushers. -- A.S.

DT: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

Good luck finding a more powerful, athletic 300-pounder in college football. The former high school running back and No. 1 overall recruit is a headache when lined up over center. -- A.S.

DE: Shawn Oakman, Baylor

At 6-foot-9, 275 pounds, Oakman is an athletic freak off the edge and a nightmare matchup for opposing tackles. The Baylor record holder for sacks in a season is virtually unblockable at full throttle. -- J.T.

LB: Scooby Wright III, Arizona

He's the nation's ultimate defensive statistical machine. Wright was the only player in the country to average more than two tackles for loss per game (29 total). He also led the way with 163 tackles and six forced fumbles. -- D.L.

LB: Su'a Cravens, USC

The Pac-12's most versatile defender, Cravens shifted from safety to a hybrid linebacker role last year to shore up USC's defense. He is solid in pass coverage (three interceptions) and a missile in run support (17 tackles for loss). -- D.L.

LB: Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

Smith led the Irish last season in total tackles (112) and tackles for loss (9) while adding 3.5 sacks. If he is as good as expected this season, he could end up a top-10 draft pick. -- A.A.

CB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

Hargreaves has been a star since his freshman season, when he came off the bench to start the final 10 games of the season and earned All-SEC honors. Last year was more of the same as he became an All-American. -- A.S.

S: Jeremy Cash, Duke

Cash returns as the leader of the Duke secondary, having made a huge impact after he transferred from Ohio State. Last season, he was the only defensive back with 100 or more tackles, 10 or more tackles for loss and five or more sacks. -- A.A.

S: Vonn Bell, Ohio State

A game-changer in the secondary, Bell's athleticism was perhaps the most critical part of Ohio State's dramatic defensive overhaul on the way to the national title. Now with another year under his belt, the junior is in line to make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks. -- A.W.

CB: Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

Fuller has followed in the footsteps of his brothers at Virginia Tech and earned his reputation as a shutdown cornerback. In 2014, he tied for the ACC lead with 17 passes defended, despite playing all season with a broken wrist. -- A.A.


K: Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

In two seasons, Aguayo has scored 293 points and missed just four field goals (he is perfect on extra points). Aguayo already holds the single-season NCAA and ACC records for points by a kicker (157), which he set in 2013. -- A.A.

P: Tom Hackett, Utah

Hackett's booming leg averaged 46.7 yards per punt last year, easily the most of anyone used more than five times per game. Now he is looking to win a second consecutive Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter. -- D.L.

AP: Adoree' Jackson, USC

They're already talking about Jackson as a Heisman candidate, and his electrifying resume speaks for itself: He can take a kickoff to the house and punctuate it with a flip into the end zone, lock down a receiver at cornerback and flash sizzling potential at wide receiver. -- D.L.

CBS Sports 2015 Preseason College Football All-America Team, awards

CBS Sports 2015 Preseason Awards
Player of the Year: QB Trevone Boykin, TCU
Coach of the Year: Gary Patterson, TCU
QBTrevone Boykin6-2205SeniorTCU
RBNick Chubb5-10220Soph.Georgia
RBEzekiel Elliott6-0225JuniorOhio State
WRTyler Boyd6-2200JuniorPitt
WRLaquon Treadwell6-2210JuniorOle Miss
TEEvan Engram6-3227JuniorOle Miss
OTSpencer Drango6-6310SeniorBaylor
OTLaremy Tunsil6-5305JuniorOle Miss
OGPat Elflein6-3300JuniorOhio State
OGLandon Turner6-4315SeniorNorth Carolina
CJack Allen6-2296SeniorMichigan State
DEJoey Bosa6-6275JuniorOhio State
DEShawn Oakman6-9280SeniorBaylor
DTRobert Nkemdiche6-4296JuniorOle Miss
DTA'Shawn Robinson6-4312JuniorAlabama
LBScooby Wright III6-1246JuniorArizona
LBJaylon Smith6-3235JuniorNotre Dame
LBMyles Jack6-1246JuniorUCLA
CBVernon Hargreaves III5-11199JuniorFlorida
CBKendall Fuller6-0196JuniorVirginia Tech
SVonn Bell5-11205JuniorOhio State
SKarl Joseph5-11197JuniorWest Virginia
KRoberto Aguayo6-1204JuniorFlorida State
PTom Hackett5-11195SeniorUtah
KRAlex Ross6-1220JuniorOklahoma
PRDe'Mornay Pierson-El5-9185Soph.Nebraska
APAdoree' Jackson5-11185Soph.USC
CBS Sports 2015 Preseason All-America Second Team
QB: Cody Kessler, USC
RB: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma; Leonard Fournette, LSU
WR: Rashard Higgins, Colorado State; Corey Coleman, Baylor
TE: O.J. Howard, Alabama
OT: Taylor Decker, Ohio State; Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
OG: Greg Pyke, Georgia; Josh Garnett, Stanford
C: Max Tuerk, USC
DE: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State; Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DT: Anthony Zettel, Penn State; Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
LB: Darron Lee, Ohio State; Reggie Ragland, Alabama; Eric Striker, Oklahoma
CB: Jalen Ramsey, Florida State; Adoree' Jackson, USC
S: Jeremy Cash, Duke; Max Redfield, Notre Dame
K: Brad Craddock, Maryland
P: J.K. Scott, Alabama
KR: Adoree' Jackson, USC
PR: Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia
AP: D.J. Foster, Arizona State
 Adoree' Jackson (USC) received votes at four positions: cornerback, safety, kick returner, all-purpose. He was named first-team at all-purpose and second-team at cornerback and kick returner.
 The SEC led the way with seven first-team selections, though the Big Ten (six) and Big 12 (five) were not far behind.
 Ohio State and Ole Miss each checked in with four players on the first team; Baylor (two) was the only other team with more than one.

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