Sporting Information’ 2020 All-American workforce choice options gamers from all 10 FBS conferences.
The 4 Faculty Soccer Playoff groups mixed to place 16 gamers on our first and second groups. Alabama led all faculties with seven picks, together with six first-team gamers. Quarterback Mac Jones, working again Najee Harris and receiver DeVonta Smith had been amongst these picks. Ohio State, Notre Dame and Clemson mixed for 9 gamers throughout our first and second groups.
The SEC led all conferences with 13 picks, adopted by the ACC with 12. SN is one among 5 retailers used to find out consensus All-American standing. With that in thoughts, our 2020 All-American Crew.
Sporting Information 2020 All-American workforce
QB: Mac Jones, Alabama
Jones led the FBS with a 76.5 completion share, 11.Four yards per try and 202.Three passer ranking — a mark that’s barely larger than Joe Burrow’s 202.zero ranking final season. The Crimson Tide quarterback did that whereas totaling 3,739 yards, 32 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Jones operated the Alabama offense with exceptional effectivity and stood out in massive video games. He set the SEC championship sport report with 418 passing yards towards Florida.
RB: Najee Harris, Alabama
Harris rushed for 1,262 yards and 24 touchdowns, breaking Alabama’s all-time data for dashing yards (3,639) and touchdowns (44). Harris is a well-rounded working again who continues to be an asset within the receiving sport (32 receptions, 316 yards, three touchdowns). Harris capped that season with 5 scores within the SEC championship sport towards the Gators, which ensured his spot on the workforce this season.
RB: Breece Corridor, Iowa State
The Cyclones had been one of many shock tales of 2020, and Corridor’s dynamic expertise was a giant a part of that success. He led the FBS with 1,606 yards from scrimmage. The sophomore opened the season with eight straight 100-yard video games, and he scored at the very least one landing each contest. That consistency stood out all season.
WR: DeVonta Smith, Alabama
Smith led the FBS in receptions (98) and receiving yards (1,511), utilizing that manufacturing to amass 17 receiving touchdowns. He emerged as one of the best receiver in faculty soccer and took over video games. That included a 15-catch, 184-yard, two-touchdown efficiency within the SEC championship sport. As a bonus, Smith averaged 24.9 yards per punt return including a rating. Smith is SN’s Participant of the Yr — the primary receiver to win the award since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991.
WR: Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
The Ole Miss receiver pipeline is working easily, and this might be an indication of issues to return below Lane Kiffin. Moore totaled 86 catches for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020, nabbing at the very least 10 receptions in all however one sport. He additionally had three video games of 200 receiving yards or extra. Moore advanced from a pink zone goal right into a big-play receiver, and his 91-yard landing towards South Carolina showcased that big-play capacity.
TE: Kyle Pitts, Florida
Pitts scored 4 touchdowns within the opener towards Ole Miss, and the 6-6, 246-pound tight finish remained a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses all year long. He had 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns — a mean of 17.9 yards per catch. Regardless of batting accidents throughout the season, Pitts managed three video games with 100 yards or extra. He is a Biletnikoff Award finalist, which demonstrates his worth as a dominant pass-catching possibility.
OT: Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
Eichenberg made the choice to remain in class, and that helped keep an skilled offensive line at Notre Dame that plowed via the ACC within the common season. The Irish produce other deserving choices up entrance, however Eichenberg stood out at sort out on a unit that averages greater than 200 yards passing and dashing per sport. He’s a 2020 Outland Award finalist, which is given to the highest inside lineman on both facet of the ball.
OT: Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
The left sort out lived as much as his first-round billing as a veteran presence on Alabama’s offense. Leatherwood performed 600 snaps this season with simply one penalty and two sacks allowed. He is the skin anchor for Jones, and his versatility will proceed to repay on the subsequent degree.
G: Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
Davis is the one two-time SN first-team All-American on this record. He opted again into the season when the Massive Ten returned to play, and he picked up the place he left off in 2019. Ohio State averaged 275.7 dashing yards per sport, and the inside paved the best way for Trey Sermon’s 331-yard efficiency within the Massive Ten championship sport.
G: Kenyon Inexperienced, Texas A&M
The sophomore constructed on a formidable first 12 months to develop into a dominant run-blocking pressure as a sophomore. That contributed to an improved Aggies’ offense that averaged 202.9 yards dashing per sport. Kellen Mond took fewer sacks, and Inexperienced was one of many causes for that marked enchancment. Watch his inventory proceed to rise as an upperclassman.
C: Landon Dickerson, Alabama
Dickerson’s worth might be seen when he suffered a season-ending harm within the SEC championship sport towards Florida. He was a dominant pressure on the inside for an Alabama offense that averaged 189.Eight dashing yards per sport. Dickerson emerged as a workforce chief, and is one among three finalists for the Rimington Trophy. That may proceed a convention set by previous Alabama winners Barrett Jones (2012) and Ryan Kelly (2015).
ATH: Travis Etienne, Clemson
Etienne’s position in Clemson’s offense advanced in 2020. He rushed for 882 yards and 13 touchdowns, giving him a 7.Three yards-per-carry common for his profession. The Tigers additionally used Etienne extra on the perimeter, nevertheless, and he rewarded that with 44 catches for 524 yards and two touchdowns. He added 24.7 yards per kick return, too. Etienne has 6,011 yards from scrimmage for his profession.
DL: Patrick Jones II, Pitt
Jones totaled 8.5 sacks final season, and he confirmed the identical consistency as a part of a pass-rushing tandem with Rashad Weaver. He improved in 2020 with 9 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss — each single-season highs — whereas totaling 42 tackles for the Panthers. Jones had two video games with three sacks this season and at the very least one sort out for loss in six video games.
DL: Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
Nixon is an Outland Trophy finalist after an all-around season with the Hawkeyes that included 5.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss in eight video games. He even added a 71-yard interception for a landing towards Penn State. The 6-3, 305-pound defensive sort out emerged as one of many largest playmakers within the Massive Ten.
DL: Cade Corridor, San Jose State
San Jose State was a shock unbeaten workforce this season, and Corridor earned Mountain West Convention Defensive Participant of the Yr honors on account of a 10-sack marketing campaign. Corridor turned a dominant participant down the stretch, incomes two sacks within the MWC convention championship sport towards Boise State. He is one of many shock breakout performers of 2020.
DL: Darius Stills, West Virginia
The Mountaineers confirmed enchancment on protection, and Stills had a hand in that. He was a disruptive pressure on the inside, ending with 3.5 sacks and seven.5 tackles for loss. The 285-pound defensive sort out additionally emerged as a run-stopper en path to incomes Massive 12 Defensive Lineman of the Yr honors.
LB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
The Butkus Award winner was a relentless playmaker for the Irish of their first season within the ACC. He totaled 56 tackles and 11 tackles for loss, however notched three pressured fumbles and an interception. In two video games towards Clemson, Koramoah had 16 tackles — 4.5 for loss — a pressured fumble and fumble restoration for a landing. The Irish will depend on him of their return to the Playoff.
LB: Zaven Collins, Tulsa
Collins loved a exceptional season in main the Golden Hurricane to the AAC championship sport. He had a full line of 54 tackles and seven.5 tackles for loss, nevertheless it was the 4 sacks and 4 interceptions — together with a walk-off pick-six towards Tulane — that earned the Nagurski Award winner some extra notoriety. He took benefit of the highlight.
LB: Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
The Tar Heels had ups and downs on protection, however Surratt was a constant playmaker within the center. He completed with 91 tackles, six sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and an interception. The transformed quarterback lived as much as the preseason hype with 10 or extra tackles in 4 of North Carolina’s final six video games.
CB: Shaun Wade, Ohio State
Wade additionally made the choice to choose again into the Massive Ten season, and he follows Jeff Okudah because the second straight Ohio State cornerback to be named to our first workforce. Wade had two interceptions this season, together with an interception return for a landing on the proper time towards Indiana. The Massive Ten’s Defensive Again of the Yr completed with 20 tackles and three move breakups, and he’ll get one other likelihood towards Clemson within the CFP semifinals.
CB: Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
Surtain was Professional Soccer Focus’ high cornerback for many of the season, and was a constant lock-down defender in a 12 months the place Alabama improved towards the move. The Crimson Tide did not permit a passing landing for a five-game stretch at one level, and Surtain completed with an interception return for a landing and 7 move breakups.
S: Talanoa Hufanga, USC
Hufanga loved a breakout season for an improved Trojans workforce. The Pac-12 Defensive Participant of the Yr put up 62 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss, however emerged with the assistance of 4 interceptions and two pressured fumbles. Hufanga closed the season with back-to-back video games with double-digit tackles.
S: Brandon Joseph, Northwestern
Northwestern had top-of-the-line defenses within the FBS, and the redshirt freshman performed a serious position in that success on the again finish. He had six interceptions, together with an acrobatic one-handed choose within the Massive Ten championship sport towards Ohio State. He had two picks every in key Massive Ten West video games towards Wisconsin and Iowa, too. Joseph added 43 tackles on high of that.
Okay: Jose Borregales, Miami
Borregales turned a difference-maker for the Hurricanes. He hit 90 p.c of his subject objective tries, tied for the best mark amongst FBS kickers with at the very least 20 makes an attempt this season. Borregales additionally hit Eight of 10 from 40 yards or extra and was clutch in shootout victories towards N.C. State and Louisville, going a mixed 7 for 7 on subject objective makes an attempt.
P: Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech
Harvin — all 255 kilos of him — led the FBS with a 48.zero yards-per-punt common this season. That included simply three touchbacks, serving to the Yellow Jackets to complete second within the FBS in web punting. Nearly half of Harvin’s punts traveled 50 yards or extra.
RET: Avery Williams, Boise State
Williams is a straightforward selection. He returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns this season for the Broncos, combining for 762 return yards in simply seven video games. He closed his profession with 9 complete return touchdowns.
QB: Kyle Trask, Florida
RB: Kyren Williams, Notre Dame
RB: Jaret Patterson, Buffalo
WR: Jonathan Adams Jr., Arkansas State
WR: Jaelon Darden, North Texas
TE: Hunter Lengthy, Boston Faculty
OT: Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
OT: Brady Christensen, BYU
G: Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
G: Ryan Neuzil, Appalachian State
C: Josh Myers, Ohio State
ATH: Javonte Williams, North Carolina
DL: Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
DL: Rashad Weaver, Pitt
DL: Patrick Johnson, Tulane
DL: Haskell Garrett, Ohio State
LB: Devin Lloyd, Utah
LB: Mike Rose, Iowa State
LB: Joseph Ossai, Texas
CB: Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
CB: Shemar Jean-Charles, Appalachian State
S: Tykee Smith, West Virginia
S: Trevon Moehrig, TCU
Okay: Will Reichard, Alabama
P: Lucas Dean, UTSA
RET: Trestan Ebner, Baylor