The AP released its preseason All-America teams on Tuesday. USC QB Sam Darnold and Penn State RB Saquon Barkley are among the selections.
Barkley is one of two Penn State players to make the First Team list. Teammate TE Mike Gesicki also made it. Defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville is the Second Team quarterback.
The Big Ten has both the First and Second Team tight end picks this year, with Geskicki and Troy Fumagalli from Wisconsin. Ohio State C Billy Price was named to the First Team on offense while Iowa LB Josey Jewell is on the Second Team.
NOTE: Big Ten players in bold.
AP All-America Team
Quarterback — Sam Darnold, sophomore, Southern California
Running backs — Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn State; Derrius Guice, junior, LSU
Tackles — Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma; Connor Williams, junior, Texas
Guards — Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame; Cody O’Connell, senior, Washington State
Center — Billy Price, senior, Ohio State
Tight end — Mike Gesicki, junior, Penn State
Wide receivers — James Washington, senior, Oklahoma State; Christian Kirk, junior, Texas A&M
All-purpose player — Quadree Henderson, junior, Pittsburgh
Kicker — Daniel Carlson, senior, Auburn
Ends — Harold Landry, senior, Boston College; Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State
Tackles — Ed Oliver, sophomore, Houston; Dexter Lawrence, sophomore, Clemson
Linebackers — Arden Key, junior, LSU; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; Azeem Victor, senior, Washington
Cornerbacks — Tavarus McFadden, junior, Florida State; Jaire Alexander, junior, Louisville
Safeties — Derwin James, junior, Florida State; Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama
Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, junior, Utah
Quarterback — Lamar Jackson, junior, Louisville
Running backs — Nick Chubb, senior, Georgia; Bo Scarbrough, junior, Alabama
Tackles — Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame; Jonah Williams, sophomore, Alabama
Guards — Will Hernandez, senior, UTEP; Braden Smith, senior, Auburn
Center — Frank Ragnow, senior, Arkansas
Tight end — Troy Fumagalli, senior, Wisconsin
Wide receivers — Calvin Ridley, junior, Alabama; Courtland Sutton, junior, SMU
All-purpose player — Jaylen Samuels, senior, North Carolina State
Kicker — Eddy Pineiro, sophomore, Florida
Ends — Tyquan Lewis, senior, Ohio State; Rashan Gary, sophomore, Michigan
Tackles — Christian Wilkins, junior, Clemson; Vita Vea, junior, Washington
Linebackers — Micah Kiser, senior, Virginia; Tegray Scales, senior, Indiana; Cameron Smith, junior, Southern California
Cornerbacks — Duke Dawson, senior, Florida; Iman Marshall, junior, Southern California
Safeties — Quin Blanding, senior, Virginia; Godwin Igewbuike, senior, Northwestern
Punter — JK Scott, senior, Alabama
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