Sporting News’ 2019 The American team is full and loaded with talent from all four of the Playoff teams in College Football.
LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio Kates and Clemson all had options in at least one of SN’s first and two teams, led by Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. General LSU beat Jalen Hurts of Ohio, Oklahoma for the honorary first team.
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LSU led all teams with four first-round picks, followed by Ohio State with three. Clemson, Kentucky and Wisconsin also recorded two first-team all-Americans. No team had more players in the first and second teams than Alabama, which put in five players.
AEK led all conferences with nine first team selections and a total of 17 players in both teams. The Big Ten was second with seven first-team selections and 11 total players. All 10 FBS conferences are represented by the SN All-American team.
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Sports News 2019 All American Team
First team offense
QB: Joe Burrow, LSU
Burrow re-wrote the SEC single-season record book with 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns, leading to a complete renovation of the LSU offense. Burrow’s Heiser moments came with back-to-back touchdown moves in the second half of a 46-41 win over Alabama – the game that moved the SEC and Playoff games to the Tigers’ favor.
RB: Chuba Hubbard, State of Oklahoma
Hubbard led the FBS with 1,936 ups and downs and added 21 wings, but it was the way he did it. Hubbard had more than 100 nautical stairs in each Big 12 game and scored a touchdown on everything except one game this season. This remarkable consistency gave him the advantage of a busy field by running backwards.
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
The winner of the Doak Walker Prize lived up to the high standards set for Wisconsin to run in another era. He ran for 1,909 yards and 21 touchdowns – and covered the regular season with 148 yards and a touchdown in the rematch against Ohio State. Taylor was a second-team SN All-American in 2017 and a first-team pick in 2018. It’s a banner career to close at the Rose Bowl.
WR: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
Lamb’s talent in the game helped propel the Sooners to another playoff spot. The average was 20.8 meters per catch – most of the FBS receivers had at least 50 receptions. The lamb finished with 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns, and missing a game due to a concussion.
WR: Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
Burrow ransomed wealth on LSU’s new-look offense and Chase was the biggest beneficiary. The Biletnikoff Award-winner led the nation with 1,498 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 20.5 yards per catch. He had over 100 yards in all four of LSU’s regular-season wins against the top 10 teams.
TE: Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
Bryant won the Mackey Award, which was the nation’s best tight end. That made an easy decision. He blossomed into Lane Kiffin’s plan in the Florida Atlantic, leading all tight ends with 65 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns. He opened the season with six catches for 79 yards against Ohio State and scored five of the Owls’ final six games.
OT: Penei Sewell, Oregon
The Outland Trophy winner had the highest grade of any offensive director in Pro Football Focus and was part of a dominant offensive line under Mario Cristobal. Sewell improved on the pass protection as a sophomore and can boast of the potential of a top-five pick.
G: Wyatt Davis, State of Ohio
The state of Ohio has marked a brutal attack this season, and Davis’s appearance inside an improved offensive line has made that possible. Davis made the leap from beginner to full-time for a unit that had 272.2 wrecks and 38 stairs.
C: Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
Biadasz was a first-team US president and lived up to the charge as an anchor on a line that paved the way for Taylor. The Badgers averaged 5.4 yards per catch. Wisconsin also allowed only 20 sacks in 2019. This starts with Biadasz moving the protections.
G: John Simpson, Clemson
Simpson arrived at the ACC Media Kickoff with Trevor Lawrence’s wig, but don’t let it fool you. The inside lineman continued to play with a skin that kept the pocket clean for Lawrence and opened running lanes for Travis Etienne. He played 598 in the regular season and will accumulate more in the Playoff.
OT: Andreas Thomas, Georgia
Thomas anchored an aggressive Georgia line that featured the same ground and pound attack that averaged 189.3 yards per game. Georgia allowed 0.92 bags per game and Thomas’ reliable protection during the race kept Jake Fromm comfortable throughout the season en route to another SEC Championship appearance.
ATH: Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky
Bowden came to incorporate the term “athlete” this season. He has starred in the receiver and returner through his first five games, collecting 30 catches for 348 yards and scoring adding 163 rebounds on seven returns. Bowden was forced into a quadruple job due to injuries and finished 5-2 as a freshman with 1,235 stairs and 11 runs. There has been no better performance all season this season in many places.
First team defense
DL: Chase Young, State of Ohio
Young was the most dominant player on the track for the season. The Heisman Trophy finalist led the nation with 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles, finishing fourth with 21 tackles for loss. This culminated in a four-sack performance against Wisconsin before a two-game suspension. The youngsters came back, though, and were often double and triple, while on a successive road win over Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin.
DL: Derik Brown, Aurn
Auburn had talent on the defensive line, but Brown remained the biggest difference maker at home. It was more than a mere rumor: He had 49 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. The 318-pounder led a unit that allowed just nine rushing touchdowns all season.
DL: James Lynch, Baylor
The Bears had a breakout season in the Big 12, and Lynch, the 2019 Big 12 defensive player of the year, was part of that rise with 12.5 sacks, 18.5 forced fumbles and three forced fumbles. He took 5.5 sacks in a two-game stretch against Kansas State and Texas Tech. He also had two sack games against Texas and Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship. This solid play under stretch saved him in the first team.
DL: Bradlee Anae, Utah
Utah’s strength was a deep defensive line and Anae emerged as a nightmare from the edge. He had two games with three sacks this year and finished with 35 runs and 12.5 sacks. Anae’s efforts on this side of the ball were a big reason why the Utes won the Pac-12 South Division for the second season.
LB: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
The winner of the Butkus Prize was the leader of a Clemson defense that led the FBS in total defense (244.7 yards per game) and graded defense (10.6 points per game). Simmons led the Tigers in tackles (93), tackles for loss (14.5) and sacks (7.0). If that’s not enough, the converted safety added two interceptions, six breaks and two forced fumbles. Given the Tigers ‘loss to the NFL last year, it is noteworthy that Simmons’ impact has helped improve the unit statistically.
LB: Curtis Weaver, Boise State
Weaver was a well-known commodity that entered the era and came to the brink of another perennial season for the Broncos. Weaver totaled 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. Weaver had three multi-sack games for Boise State this season.
LB: Evan Weaver, Cal
The Pac-12 Defender of the Year ruled from start to finish. The senior forward has led the FBS with 172 total tackles and this includes three games this season with a minimum of 20. He has a two-digit match in 11 games and mixes in 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He is a complete linebacker who played his best as a senior.
CB: Jeff Okudah, State of Ohio
Ohio State’s sophomore state improved significantly with Broyles candidate Jeff Hafley, and Okudah was one of the biggest stars on the back. Okudah had three interceptions and seven cuts, but appeared as more than a lockback cornerback opposing general tried to stay away. The Buckeyes took second place in the FBS defense.
CB: Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
Stingley Jr. has emerged as the next corner of the Tigers game in a dynamic way. He finished in FBS with 15 defensive passes, which went well with six interceptions. Stingley closed out the regular season with a two-game opener against Georgia in the SEC championship game. He did all this as a newcomer.
S: Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
Winfield put together an incredible season in the secondary for the Gophers. He finished with seven interceptions and a pick-six, but also added 83 tackles and three sacks. That’s a big reason why the Gophers went for a 10-win season. Now, Winfield joins his father Antoine, a first-team SN All-American cornerback in 1998.
S: Grant Delpit, LSU
Delpit won the Thorpe award after a season of 56 runs, six defensive passes, three loss games, two tackles and one sack. He is the leader of this Tigers secondary team, and is now a two-time SN first team All-American.
First team special teams
K: Keith Duncan, Iowa
N. Duncan led the FBS with 29 goals in the race and was in the 40-50 range with a conversion rate of 14 to 18. Duncan didn’t try any of 50 yards or more, but his reliable foot continues a tradition of solid kickers below. Kirk Ferentz.
P: Max Duffy, Kentucky
Duffy led the nation with 48.6 yards per mark and competition for that price in the SEC is fierce. Three other players at the conference averaged over 47 yards per pitch, but Duffy was slightly better than the others in 2019.
RET: Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
Opponents held their breath when Waddle chose to return a punt. He led the nation in average punt returns (24.9 yards) and total return yards (474 yards). He added 152 return steals this season, besides just four returns. He scored on a punt return against LSU and a kick return against Auburn. There wasn’t a more electric return man this season.
Second team offense
QB: Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
RB: J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
RB: Travis Etienne, Clemson
WR: DeVonta Smith, Alabama
WR: Omar Bayless, State of Arkansas
TE: Broken Hopkins, Purde
OT: Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama
G: Kevin Dotson, Louisiana
DO: Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
G: Shane Lemieux, OR
OT: McKee Becton, Louisville
ATH: Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
Second team defense
DL: Marlon Davidson, Aurna
DL: Jaylen Twyman, Pit
DL: Quincy Roche, Temple
DL: Gregory Rousseau, Miami
LB: Treshaun Hayward, Western Michigan
LB: Micah Parsons, Penn
LB: Zack Baun, Wisconsin
CB: Trevon Diggs, AL
CB: Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
SMALL: Xavier McKinney, Alabama
SMALL: J. R. Reed, Georgia
Second team special teams
K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
I: Braden Mann, Texas A&M
SOAK: Joe Reed, VA