The Clemson Tigers Have Six AP All-Americans

NEW YORK - By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer
    
No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff.
    
Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to The Associated Press All-America team, giving the Sooners more players on the first team than any school. The All-America team, selected by a panel of 17 Top 25 voters, was released Monday.
    
Four of the top five vote-getters for the Heisman Trophy made the first team, including the runaway winner Mayfield. Stanford's Bryce Love, the Heisman runner-up, and San Diego State's Rashaad Penny, the nation's leading rusher and fifth-place finisher for the Heisman, were the first-team running backs. Penn State's Saquon Barkley, who finished fourth in the Heisman voting, made the team as an all-purpose player.
    
Louisville's Lamar Jackson, last year's Heisman winner and All-America quarterback, was selected to the second team.
    
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The Associated Press All-America teams:
    
FIRST TEAM
    
OFFENSE
    
Quarterback - Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma.
    
Running backs - Bryce Love, junior, Stanford; Rashaad Penny, senior, San Diego State.
    
Tackles - Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma; Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame.
    
Guards - Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame; Braden Smith, senior, Auburn.
    
Center - Billy Price, senior, Ohio State.
    
Tight end - Mark Andrews, junior, Oklahoma.
    
Receivers - James Washington, senior, Oklahoma State; Anthony Miller, senior, Memphis.
    
All-purpose player - Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn State.
    
Kicker - Matt Gay, junior, Utah.
    
DEFENSE
    
Ends - Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State; Clelin Ferrell, sophomore, Clemson.
    
Tackles - Hercules Mata'afa, junior, Washington State; Maurice Hurst, senior, Michigan.
    
Linebackers - Roquan Smith, junior, Georgia; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; T.J. Edwards, junior, Wisconsin.
    
Cornerbacks - Josh Jackson, junior, Iowa; Denzel Ward, junior, Ohio State.
    
Safeties - Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama; DeShon Elliott, junior, Texas.
    
Punter - Michael Dickson, junior, Texas.
    
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SECOND TEAM
    
OFFENSE
    
Quarterback - Lamar Jackson, junior, Louisville.
    
Running backs - Jonathan Taylor, freshman, Wisconsin; Kerryon Johnson, junior, Auburn.
    
Tackles - Mitch Hyatt, junior, Clemson; Isaiah Wynn, senior, Georgia.
    
Guards - Cody O'Connell, senior, Washington State; Will Hernandez, senior, UTEP.
    
Center - Bradley Bozeman, senior, Alabama.
    
Tight end - Troy Fumagalli, senior, Wisconsin.
    
Receivers - David Sills V, junior, West Virginia; Michael Gallup, senior, Colorado State.
    
All-purpose player - Dante Pettis, senior, Washington.
    
Kicker - Daniel Carlson, senior, Auburn.
    
DEFENSE
    
Ends - Sutton Smith, sophomore, Northern Illinois; Nick Bosa, sophomore, Ohio State.
    
Tackles - Ed Oliver, sophomore, Houston; Christian Wilkins, junior, Clemson.
    
Linebackers - Malik Jefferson, junior, Texas; Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, senior, Oklahoma; Dorian O'Daniel, senior, Clemson.
    
Cornerbacks - Jalen Davis, senior, Utah State; Carlton Davis, junior, Auburn.
    
Safeties - Derwin James, junior, Florida State; Justin Reid, junior, Stanford.
    
Punter - Johnny Townsend, senior, Florida.
    
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THIRD TEAM
    
OFFENSE
    
Quarterback - Mason Rudolph, senior, Oklahoma State.
    
Running backs - Ronald Jones II, junior, Southern California; Devin Singletary, sophomore, Florida Atlantic.
    
Tackles - David Edwards, sophomore, Wisconsin; Jonah Williams, sophomore, Alabama.
    
Guards - Beau Benzschawel, junior, Wisconsin; Tyrone Crowder, senior, Clemson.
    
Center - Frank Ragnow, senior, Arkansas.
    
Tight end - Jaylen Samuels, senior, North Carolina State.
    
Receivers - Steve Ishmael, senior, Syracuse; A.J. Brown, sophomore, Mississippi.
    
All-purpose player - D.J. Reed, junior, Kansas State.
    
Kicker - Eddy Piniero, junior, Florida.
    
DEFENSE
    
Ends - Austin Bryant, junior, Clemson; Mat Boesen, senior, TCU.
    
Tackles - Vita Vea, junior, Washington; Harrison Phillips, senior, Stanford.
    
Linebackers - Micah Kiser, senior, Virginia; Tremaine Edmunds, junior, Virginia Tech; Devin Bush, sophomore, Michigan.
    
Cornerbacks - Andraez Williams, redshirt freshman, LSU; Jack Jones, sophomore, Southern California.
    
Safeties - Armani Watts, senior, Texas A&M; Quin Blanding, senior, Virginia.
    
Punter - Mitch Wisnowsky, junior, Utah.
    
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Voters: Bob Asmussen, Champaign (Illinois) News-Gazette; Kirk Bohls, Austin (Texas) American-Statesman; Matt Brown, Sports on Earth; Pat Caputo, The Oakland (Michigan) Press; Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News; Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle; Rece Davis, ESPN; Jon Wilner, San Jose (California) Mercury News; Pat Dooley, Gainesville (Florida) Sun; Dave Foster, Fox 17 WZTV, Nashville, Tennessee; Scott Hamilton, WCOG-AM, Greensboro, North Carolina; Eric Hansen, The South Bend (Indiana) Tribune; Rob Long, WJZ-FM The Fan, Baltimore; Tony Parks, 1280 AM/97.5 FM KZNS, Salt Lake City; Soren Petro, 810 WHB, Kansas City, Missouri; Keith Sargeant, NJ.com/Star Ledger, Newark, New Jersey.
    
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