All-America Team: AP names preseason selections

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

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

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

DEFENSE

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

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

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

DEFENSE

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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