5 SEC players named to preseason AP All-America team

A day after six SEC teams landed in the AP preseason Top-25, the conference filled a considerable portion of the AP’s preseason All-American team.

The AP released the first and second teams Tuesday afternoon. The SEC has five first-team players and nine on the second team.

Here are the full teams:

AP Preseason First Team All-America


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.

AP Preseason Second Team All-America


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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