College Football 2013 All-American and All-Conference Teams

Danny FlynnSenior Analyst IDecember 3, 2013

College Football 2013 All-American and All-Conference Teams

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    Florida State QB Jameis Winston has been college football's biggest breakout star of 2013.
    Florida State QB Jameis Winston has been college football's biggest breakout star of 2013.Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    The 2013 college football season has given us a fair share of dazzling breakout performances. Unfortunately, though, it's also featured a few disappointing campaigns from highly touted stars.

    Players like Florida State QB Jameis Winston, Missouri DE Michael Sam and Boston College RB Andre Williams have all captured the attention of the college football world with fantastic breakthrough seasons. But there were also letdown showings from big-name stars such as South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, USC WR Marqise Lee and Georgia RB Todd Gurley—three players who were bit hard by the injury bug this year.

    Still, even though the likes of Clowney, Lee and Gurley failed to live up to their preseason hype, there were still plenty of great individual performances that deserve appreciation.

    So, who was really college football's true cream of the crop this year?

    Here's a look at the standout performers of 2013 who deserve All-American and All-Conference honors.

All-American Team: First-Team Offense

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    Jameis Winston
    Jameis WinstonJeff Gammons/Getty Images

    MVP: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State

    QB: Jameis Winston, Florida State

    RB: Andre Williams, Boston College
    RB: Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

    WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State
    WR: Mike Evans, Texas A&M

    TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

    OL: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
    OL: Brandon Scherff, Iowa
    OL: David Yankey, Stanford
    OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor
    OL: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon

QB: Jameis Winston, Florida State

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    Jameis Winston
    Jameis WinstonMike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    After losing 11 players who were selected in the 2013 NFL draft, Florida State's hopes for winning a national championship weren't nearly as high coming into this season as they were at the start of the 2012 campaign. Luckily, however, the Seminoles found an elite playmaker in QB Jameis Winston, who has helped energize the program and lead the team back to the top of the college football food chain. 

    After taking a redshirt season last year and sitting on the sidelines, watching and learning from EJ Manuel, Winston took the offensive reins this season, and he certainly turned out to be worth the one-year wait. The former heralded 5-star recruit from Hueytown, Ala., has been the biggest breakout star in college football, and he's emerged as the clear-cut favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. 

    The 6'4'', 228-pound redshirt freshman has displayed a knack for creating explosive plays in the passing game. He's completed 68 percent of his passes for more than 3,400 yards, averaged over 11 yards per throw and hit 35 touchdown passes compared to just eight interceptions. 

    The sexual assault allegations levied against the star signal-caller have obviously raised plenty of questions. But if you're just strictly judging the young man by his on-the-field performance in 2013, there's simply not another quarterback in college football who can compare to him.

RB: Andre Williams, Boston College

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    Andre Williams
    Andre WilliamsGreg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

    After averaging just 19 points per game and finishing the season with a dismal 2-10 record in 2012, Boston College desperately needed a spark to rejuvenate the offense this season. Thankfully, the Eagles got just that from RB Andre Williams. 

    Williams has been one of the sport's most surprising success stories of 2013. After rushing for just 584 yards on 130 carries last year, the 6'0'', 227-pound senior has proven he's got what it takes to be a true workhorse back. The big, bruising downhill runner has carried the ball 329 times and rushed for 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns. He's played a key role in leading BC to a resurgent 7-5 record. 

    Not only is Williams the only player in the FBS ranks to break the mythical threshold of 2,000 rushing yards this year, but he's also the first player to top that total since 2008.

RB: Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

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    Ka'Deem Carey
    Ka'Deem CareyChristian Petersen/Getty Images

    After putting together a breakout season as a sophomore in 2012 in which he led the nation with 1,929 rushing yards, Ka'Deem Carey had built up plenty of momentum going into the offseason. Unfortunately, the offseason turned out to be a bit of a bumpy road for the star rusher. After serving a one-game suspension for the season-opener, Carey returned to the field and ran with the same type of precision and grace we saw last season. 

    The 5'10'', 197-pound junior racked up over 100 rushing yards in every single game he played in, totaling 1,716 yards on the ground and scoring 18 total touchdowns. 

    Carey has proven to be a perfect fit for Rich Rodriguez's unique offensive attack. This year, he proved just how valuable he is. After losing QB Matt Scott to graduation and WR Austin Hill to injury, the Wildcats needed a reliable rusher like Carey to carry the offense, and he stepped up and did just that. 

WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State

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    Allen Robinson
    Allen RobinsonMatthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

    You only need to watch one of Allen Robinson's fantastic catches from the 2013 season to realize just how great he was this year. That catch is of course Robinson's 36-yard sensational leaping sideline grab against Michigan with just seconds remaining, which gave Penn State the chance to tie Michigan and ultimately beat the Wolverines in overtime. 

    Though that remarkable game-saving reception was Robinson's most memorable play of the season, he had plenty of other catches that made defenders look foolish. Though he had to deal with an inexperienced freshman quarterback in Christian Hackenberg, the 6'3'', 210-pound junior still managed to haul in 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns. 

    Robinson showed that he was much more than just the big possession receiver he was labeled as coming out of high school. His 10 catches of more than 40 yards are tied for the most in the nation. 

WR: Mike Evans, Texas A&M

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    Mike Evans
    Mike EvansThomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

    Alabama and Auburn may be the two best teams in the SEC this year. But Mike Evans didn't seem to be very impressed or afraid of either of those defenses. Evans torched both the Tide and the Tigers' secondaries, totaling 18 catches for a whopping 566 yards and five touchdowns in those two meetings. 

    Those weren't the only defensive backfields that Evans eviscerated this season, though. The 6'5'', 225-pound redshirt sophomore totaled 65 catches for 1,322 yards, averaging more than 20 yards per reception, and scored 12 touchdowns. 

    Texas A&M was the only BCS school that took a chance on Evans' potential back when he was a lightly recruited prospect who had only played one year of football at Texas' Katy High School. The Aggies' gamble on the highly gifted, yet highly raw recruit has paid off in a huge way. Not only has Evans asserted himself as the favorite to win this year's Biletnikoff Award, but he's also put himself in position to be a top-15 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

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    Jace Amaro
    Jace AmaroMichael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

    The legitimacy of the Mackey Award, an honor that is annually presented to the most outstanding tight end in college football, has been put into question this year. That's because the clear-cut best tight end in the nation, Texas Tech's Jace Amaro, wasn't even named as one of the three finalists for the 2013 award.

    Amaro has distanced himself from every other tight end in the sport this season. He's totaled 98 catches, which ranks sixth overall in the country, for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns. 

    The 6'5'', 260-pound junior is a wide receiver in a tight end's body, which makes him an absolute nightmare matchup for opposing defenses. Amaro is the latest standout player to emerge in the new generation of big, athletic, pass-catching tight ends, which has taken the NFL by storm in recent years. 

OL: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

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    Jake Matthews
    Jake MatthewsMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

    Texas A&M didn't need to panic this offseason after losing All-American left tackle Luke Joeckel—last year's Outland Trophy winner and the No. 2 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft. That's because the Aggies were lucky enough to have an equally talented tackle, Jake Matthews, who could fill Joeckel's shoes. 

    This year, Matthews has made a seamless switch from the right side to the left side and been a valuable blindside bodyguard for star QB Johnny Manziel. The 6'5'', 305-pound senior has been just as impressive as former teammate Joeckel. He's been able to step out of Joeckel's shadow and prove to NFL scouts that he's also worthy of being a top-10 draft pick. 

    The son of legendary Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews possesses all of the skills to be a perennial Pro Bowler at the next level, just like his father was. Before he gets to the pros, though, Matthews will be looking to bring home a second consecutive Outland Trophy to College Station.

OL: Brandon Scherff, Iowa

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    Brandon Scherff
    Brandon ScherffMatthew Holst/Getty Images

    Iowa has had a rich tradition of producing standout offensive linemen during Kirk Ferentz's tenure. Since Ferentz took over in 1999, the Hawkeyes have had 13 offensive linemen selected in the NFL draft.

    OT Brandon Scherff is the team's latest lineman who has caused a big-time buzz in the scouting community. 

    After suffering a severe leg injury that cut his 2012 season short, Scherff returned to the lineup and looked better than ever in 2013. The 6'5", 315-pound junior displayed the type of power, nastiness and flawless fundamentals you would expect from an Iowa lineman. 

OL: David Yankey, Stanford

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    David Yankey
    David YankeyKyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

    In an era dominated by new-age spread offensive systems, it's refreshing to see the power-based pro-style attack that Stanford runs have so much success. The heart of the Cardinal offense isn't a speedy jitterbug playmaker or a superstar quarterback. No, it's the team's intimidating offensive line.

    David Shaw has assembled one of the most formidable front fives that we've seen in college football in the past decade. The leader and face of that veteran group is OG David Yankey. 

    After a tremendous performance at left tackle last season, Yankey selflessly did what was best for the team, switching back to offensive guard to allow former 5-star recruit Andrus Peat to prove himself on the outside. The 6'5'', 313-pound junior has continued to dominate in the interior, using his size, agility and strength to overwhelm opposing defenders. 

    Shaw has already said Yankey is "good enough to go pro." If he does declare for the 2014 draft, the versatile three-year starter will undoubtedly be one of the first offensive linemen selected. 

OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor

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    Cyril Richardson
    Cyril RichardsonJerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

    The dynamic trio of QB Bryce Petty, RB Lache Seastrunk and WR Antwan Goodley are the three biggest stars of Baylor's high-powered offensive attack. However, the unsung hero who has been doing all of the dirty work in the trenches for the Bears is OG Cyril Richardson. 

    Richardson has been the main man up front who has been opening up huge holes for Seastrunk and giving Petty the proper protection and time he needs to create those big explosive passing plays to Goodley. The 6'5'', 340-pound senior has been the leader of a line that has allowed just 18 total sacks and has helped provide the blocking for the 12th-ranked rushing attack in the country. 

    The 2012 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year has proven himself at both tackle and guard during his three years as a starter in Waco. Richardson's quietly yet consistently handled his business while deferring the spotlight to the team's talented offensive skill-position players.

OL: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon

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    Hroniss Grasu
    Hroniss GrasuKevin Casey/Getty Images

    For three straight seasons, Oregon has ranked in the top 10 nationally in rushing offense. During that time, the Ducks offense has featured plenty of explosive skill-position players. However, the true mainstay has been center Hroniss Grasu. 

    After putting together a solid debut performance as a redshirt freshman in 2011, Grasu has steadily grown into college football's premier center over the past two years. The 6'3'', 297-pound junior is the type of agile, intelligent and technically sound lineman who's a perfect fit for Oregon's zone-blocking scheme. 

    Grasu's consistency and dependability in the interior have been a big reason why Oregon has managed to have such incredible sustained success on the ground during his time as a starter.

All-American Team: First-Team Defense

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    Trent Murphy
    Trent MurphyKelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: LB Trent Murphy, Stanford

    DL: Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
    DL: Michael Sam, Missouri
    DL: Vic Beasley, Clemson
    DL: Trevor Reilly, Utah

    LB: Trent Murphy, Stanford
    LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama
    LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    DB: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
    DB: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
    DB: Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
    DB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

DL: Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

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    Aaron Donald
    Aaron DonaldRich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

    At just 6'0'', 285-pounds, Aaron Donald certainly isn't the biggest defensive tackle in college football. However, no other tackle in the country has made as big of an impact as Donald has this season. The undersized yet relentless tackle has been a dominant defensive force in the interior.

    Donald leads the nation with 26.5 tackles for loss and is tied for 10th in the country with 10 sacks. He's also totaled 16 quarterback hurries, forced four fumbles and racked up 41 solo tackles. 

    The one-man wrecking crew has certainly made a name for himself in Pitt's first season in the ACC.

    How many other defenders can say they had a "double tackle" this year?

DL: Michael Sam, Missouri

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    Michael Sam
    Michael SamDenny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

    Before the start of the 2013 season, it seemed like DE Kony Ealy was the player many were predicting would follow in the footsteps of players like Sheldon Richardson and Aldon Smith and emerge as Missouri's next breakout star defensive lineman. Though Ealy has put together a solid season this year, he's been largely overshadowed by fellow end Michael Sam.

    After totaling just 9.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Columbia, Sam has taken his game to another level this year. The 6'2'', 255-pound senior has totaled 10.5 sacks, 18 tackles for loss and five quarterback hurries. He's been the MVP of an 11-1 Missouri squad that has been one of the most improved teams in college football this year.

    The former lightly recruited 2-star prospect from Hitchcock, Texas has been the type of leader the Tigers needed in order to take the next step and compete in the SEC. Not only has Sam helped guide Mizzou to the conference championship game, but he's also drastically improved his draft stock and solidified his status as one of the top pass-rushing prospects in the 2014 class.

DL: Vic Beasley, Clemson

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    Vic Beasley
    Vic BeasleyStreeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Clemson is a program that has produced its fair share of notable defensive ends in recent years such as Da'Quan Bowers, Andre Branch, Ricky Sapp, Phillip Merling and the late Gaines Adams.

    Now, the latest Tiger pass-rusher who has everyone buzzing is DE Vic Beasley.

    After opening eyes with an impressive 2012 campaign in which he led the team with eight sacks as just a first-year starter, Beasley has really burst onto the national scene with a brilliant performance in 2013. The explosive edge-rusher has totaled 12 sacks, 19 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and forced four fumbles. 

    Though the 6'2'', 235-pound junior obviously doesn't possess the prototypical size you expect from a 4-3 defensive end, Beasley has just been too fast for many opposing offensive tackles to handle. 

DL: Trevor Reilly, Utah

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    Trevor Reilly
    Trevor ReillyRuss Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

    Now that hybrid multiple-look defensive fronts are becoming all the rage in football, versatile edge-rushers who can line up at both defensive end and outside linebacker are becoming incredibly invaluable. The perfect example of that kind of hybrid player is Utah's Trevor Reilly. 

    Reilly has proven he can make a huge impact, whether he's got his hand in the dirt as a defensive end or he's standing up and roaming around at linebacker. No matter where's he's lined up this year, the 6'5'', 255-pound senior has always found a way to be an effective defensive playmaker. He's totaled nine sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and 56 solo tackles. 

    After being overshadowed by former teammate Star Lotulelei for the past two years, Reilly has finally been able to rise up in 2013 and show that he truly is one of the top defenders in the country. The versatile edge-rusher will be one of the most coveted 3-4 rush linebacker prospects in the 2014 draft class. 

LB: Trent Murphy, Stanford

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    Trent Murphy
    Trent MurphyBob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

    During David Shaw's three years at Stanford, the Cardinal have managed to rank in the top 10 nationally in run defense each and every season. This year, not only does the defense rank third nationally in run defense, allowing just 87 yards on the ground per game, but the unit is also tied for 10th in the country with 35 sacks. 

    The man who has played the biggest role in helping to make Stanford's defense one of the strongest and most stout units in the country is LB Trent Murphy.

    Murphy was one of former coach Jim Harbaugh's last great recruiting finds before his departure to the NFL. Though Harbaugh never got the chance to develop the former 3-star prospect from Phoenix, luckily, current defensive coordinator Derek Mason has done a great job of making the most of Murphy's outstanding skills.

    After totaling 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss last year, the 6'6'', 261-pound senior has somehow found a way to top those totals in 2013, as he's racked up 13 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss and totaled six pass breakups. 

    After flourishing in Mason's 3-4 defense over the past two seasons, the big, powerful and physical outside linebacker has put himself in the first-round conversation for the 2014 NFL draft. 

LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama

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    CJ Mosley
    CJ MosleyKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    It's obviously tough to stick out when you play for the most talented team in college football. But that hasn't stopped Alabama LB C.J. Mosley from making a name for himself and gaining a reputation as one of the top defensive players in the country. 

    Mosley has embraced his role as the Tide's defensive leader, and he's excelled in the middle of Kirby Smart's 3-4 defense. Following a breakout 2012 campaign in which he led the team with 107 tackles, including 66 solo stops, the 6'2'', 232-pound senior has once again been Alabama's most productive defender in 2013, totaling 102 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and 57 solo stops. 

    Scouting legend Gil Brandt has compared the highly productive inside 'backer to former Bucs star Derrick Brooks. It's certainly high praise, but considering how consistent and dependable Mosley has been during his time in Tuscaloosa, it's actually warranted.

LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

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    Ryan Shazier
    Ryan ShazierRaj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

    Few other defenders in college football have been as active and productive as Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier has been this season. No matter what his role has been, whether it's as a pass-rusher, a run-stopper or a cover man, Shazier has thrived and proven to be a versatile and valuable jack-of-all-trades defensive playmaker.

    The highly athletic 6'2'', 230-pound junior has amassed 123 total tackles, including 85 solo stops, 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks, and he's forced four fumbles. Shazier's steady play is the main reason why the Buckeyes rank fifth nationally in run defense, even though they have four new starting defensive linemen from a year ago. 

    Possessing the speed, instincts and range to make plays all over the field, Shazier has constantly been around the ball this season, and he's made plenty of game-changing plays for the undefeated Buckeyes.

DB: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State

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    Lamarcus Joyner
    Lamarcus JoynerSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

    Jameis Winston may be the Seminoles star who's received the majority of attention and publicity this season; however, you can easily make the argument that CB Lamarcus Joyner has been just as important to Florida State's defensive success as Winston has been to the team's offensive success. 

    After making the switch from safety to cornerback during the offseason, Joyner has looked like a natural at his new position. The undersized 5'8'', 190-pound senior may not intimidate any opposing receivers with his size or stature, but his toughness, coverage skills and natural playmaking ability will make any opposing offensive player take notice. 

    Joyner has made an impact in a variety of different ways in 2013, totaling 42 solo tackles, five sacks and forcing three fumbles. Say what you will about his size, but there's simply no denying that Joyner is one of the top cover corners in the country, and he's one of college football's most instinctive defenders. 

DB: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

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    Darqueze Dennard
    Darqueze DennardGregory Shamus/Getty Images

    Michigan State's secondary is one of the top defensive backfields in all of college football. The Spartans are tied for first nationally, allowing an average of just 5.1 yards per pass, and they've allowed just 11 total passing touchdowns compared to 16 interceptions. 

    The star of the Spartans secondary is CB Darqueze Dennard. 

    Though quarterbacks have been wary of testing Dennard this season, the 5'11'', 197-pound senior has still found ways to make plays on the rare occasions when he has seen the ball thrown his way. He's picked off four passes, broken up another eight throws and totaled 31 solo stops. 

    NFL.com's Charles Davis recently stated that he's heard chatter from some NFL scouts who think Dennard is the best cornerback prospect they've seen since Deion Sanders. While he may not be the same type of rare athletic specimen that Sanders was, Dennard certainly possesses all of the skills to develop into an elite lockdown corner at the next level. 

DB: Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

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    Justin Gilbert
    Justin GilbertBrace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

    Back in 2011, Justin Gilbert earned the unique distinction of being the only cornerback in college football to intercept passes thrown by Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill—the top three quarterback picks in the 2012 NFL draft. What really helped Gilbert build a buzz, however, was his defensive MVP performance against Stanford in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. 

    Unfortunately, he was unable to build on the momentum, as he ended up turning in a disappointing subpar season last year. 

    After entering the 2013 season with lower expectations than he had the previous year, the speedy 6'0'', 200-pound senior has looked like a completely different corner this fall. Gilbert leads the Big 12 with six interceptions, he's broken up another five throws, and he's been the centerpiece of a secondary that has allowed just 5.9 yards per pass and 13 touchdown throws. 

    Recently, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah said that Gilbert's "stock is soaring in NFL circles," and it's easy to see why, because he possesses the combination of size and explosive speed that scouts love to see. 

DB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

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    Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
    Ifo Ekpre-OlomuScott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

    Oregon's high-octane offense usually garners most of the attention and generates most of the headlines, so it can be tough for the Ducks' defensive players to attain the type of respect they truly deserve. However, CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is one Oregon defender who has had no trouble gaining respect from the opposing receivers he's blanketed in coverage this season. 

    Ekpre-Olomu has been a highly active and well-versed corner who has shown he can make plays against both the pass and the run with equal effectiveness. This year, the 5'10'', 185-pound junior has totaled 78 tackles, including 52 solo stops, picked off three passes and broken up another six throws. 

    Though he may not have elite size for the position, Ekpre-Olomu is a tough, physical and fearless corner who possesses top-notch ball skills and coverage ability.

All-American Team: Second-Team Offense

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    Brandin Cooks
    Brandin CooksJaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    RB: Tre Mason, Auburn
    RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

    WR: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
    WR: Sammy Watkins, Clemson

    TE: Eric Ebron, North Carolina

    OL: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
    OL: Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA
    OL: Cameron Erving, Florida State
    OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan
    OL: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

All-American Team: Second-Team Defense

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    Jason Verrett
    Jason VerrettKevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    DL: Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State
    DL: Leonard Williams, USC
    DL: Randy Gregory, Nebraska
    DL: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

    LB: Khalil Mack, Buffalo
    LB: Anthony Barr, UCLA
    LB: Shayne Skov, Stanford

    DB: Jason Verrett, TCU
    DB: E.J. Gaines, Missouri
    DB: Deone Bucannon, Washington State
    DB: Andre Hal, Vanderbilt

All-American Team: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Marcus Mariota
    Marcus MariotaScott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Marcus Mariota, Oregon

    RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

    WR: Davante Adams, Fresno State

    TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

    OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

    DL: Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech

    LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin

    DB: Nevin Lawson, Utah State

    K: Anthony Fera, Texas

    P: Tom Hornsey, Memphis

    KR: Ty Montgomery, Stanford

    PR: Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

All-ACC: First-Team Offense

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    Jameis Winston
    Jameis WinstonJeff Gammons/Getty Images

    MVP: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State

    QB: Jameis Winston, Florida State

    RB: Andre Williams, Boston College
    RB: Devonta Freeman, Florida State

    WR: Sammy Watkins, Clemson
    WR: Jamison Crowder, Duke

    TE: Eric Ebron, North Carolina

    OL
    : Cameron Erving, Florida State
    OL: James Hurst, North Carolina
    OL: Brandon Linder, Miami
    OL: Bryan Stork, Florida State
    OL: Morgan Moses, Virginia

All-ACC: First-Team Defense

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    Aaron Donald
    Aaron DonaldHoward Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

    DL: Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
    DL: Vic Beasley, Clemson
    DL: Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
    DL: Kareem Martin, North Carolina

    LB: Denzel Perryman, Miami
    LB: Telvin Smith, Florida State 
    LB: Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College

    DB: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
    DB: Anthony Harris, Virginia
    DB: Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
    DB: Terrence Brooks, Florida State

All ACC: Second-Team Offense

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    Kelvin Benjamin
    Kelvin BenjaminMelina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Tajh Boyd, Clemson

    RB: Jerome Smith, Syracuse
    RB: Kevin Parks, Virginia

    WR: Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
    WR: Allen Hurns, Miami

    TE: Nick O’Leary, Florida State

    OL: Will Jackson, Georgia Tech
    OL: Brandon Thomas, Clemson
    OL: Josue Matias, Florida State
    OL: Andrew Miller, Virginia Tech
    OL: Tre Jackson, Florida State

All-ACC: Second-Team Defense

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    Nikita Whitlock
    Nikita WhitlockJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

    DL: Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest
    DL: Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
    DL: Jay Bromley, Syracuse
    DL: JR Collins, Virginia Tech

    LB: Christian Jones, Florida State
    LB: Marcus Whitfield, Maryland
    LB: Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech

    DB: Ross Cockrell, Duke
    DB: Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
    DB: Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
    DB: Jemea Thomas, Georgia Tech

All-ACC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Jake McGee
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    QB: Stephen Morris, Miami

    RB: David Sims, Georgia Tech

    WR: Rashad Greene, Florida State

    TE: Jake McGee, Virginia

    OL: Russell Bodine, North Carolina

    DL: Kasim Edebali, Boston College

    LB: Steele Divitto, Boston College

    DB: Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech

    K: Robert Aguayo, Florida State

    P: Pat O’Donnell, Miami

    KR: William Likely, Maryland

    PR: Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

All-AAC: First-Team Offense

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    Teddy Bridgewater
    Teddy BridgewaterAndy Lyons/Getty Images

    MVP: QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

    QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

    RB: Storm Johnson, UCF
    RB: Dominique Brown, Louisville

    WR: Deontay Greenberry, Houston
    WR: Jeremy Johnson, SMU

    TE: Gerald Christian, Louisville

    OL: Eric Lefeld, Cincinnati
    OL: Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers
    OL: Torrian Wilson, UCF
    OL: Austen Bujnoch, Cincinnati
    OL: Jake Smith, Louisville

All-AAC: First-Team Defense

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    Yawin Smallwood
    Yawin SmallwoodHoward Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: LB Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut

    DL: Marcus Smith, Louisville
    DL: Martin Ifedi, Memphis
    DL: Marcus Thompson, Rutgers
    DL: Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville

    LB: Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut
    LB: Tyler Matakevich, Temple
    LB: Derrick Mathews, Houston

    DB: Calvin Pryor, Louisville
    DB: Byron Jones, Connecticut
    DB: Clayton Geathers, UCF
    DB: Hakeem Smith, Louisville

All-AAC: Second-Team Offense

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    Blake Bortles
    Blake BortlesRob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Blake Bortles, UCF

    RB: Paul James, Rutgers
    RB: Marcus Shaw, South Florida

    WR: Anthony McClung, Cincinnati
    WR: DeVante Parker, Louisville

    TE: Tyler Kroft, Rutgers

    OL: Justin McCray, UCF
    OL: Betim Bujari, Rutgers
    OL: Rowdy Harper, Houston
    OL: Quinterrius Eatmon, South Florida
    OL: Jamon Brown, Louisville

All-AAC: Second-Team Defense

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    Preston Brown
    Preston BrownAndy Lyons/Getty Images

    DL: Luke Sager, South Florida
    DL: Roy Philon, Louisville
    DL: Beau Barnes, SMU
    DL: Silverberry Mouhon, Cincinnati

    LB: Steve Longa, Rutgers
    LB: Preston Brown, Louisville
    LB: Greg Blair, Cincinnati

    DB: Trevon Stewart, Houston
    DB: Bobby McCain, Memphis
    DB: Jacoby Glenn, UCF
    DB: Mark Joyce, South Florida

All-AAC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Brendon Kay
    Brendon KayJim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Brendon Kay, Cincinnati

    RB: Brandon Hayes, Memphis

    WR: Geremy Davis, Connecticut

    TE: Mike McFarland, South Florida

    OL: Antonio Foster, Memphis

    DL: Trevor Harris, Houston

    LB: DeDe Lattimore, South Florida

    DB: Zach McMillian, Houston

    K: Marvin Kloss, South Florida

    P: Tom Hornsey, Memphis

    KR: Demarcus Ayers, Houston

    PR: Janarion Grant, Rutgers

All-Big Ten: First-Team Offense

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    Carlos Hyde
    Carlos HydeTrevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Spor

    MVP: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

    QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State

    RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
    RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

    WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State
    WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan

    TE: Devin Funchess, Michigan

    OL: Brandon Scherff, Iowa
    OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan
    OL: Ryan Groy, Wisconsin
    OL: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State
    OL: Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern

All-Big Ten: First-Team Defense

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    Ryan Shazier
    Ryan ShazierJamie Sabau/Getty Images

    MVP: LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    DL: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
    DL: Randy Gregory, Nebraska
    DL: Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
    DL: DaQuan Jones, Penn State

    LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
    LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin
    LB: Denicos Allen, Michigan State

    DB: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
    DB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State
    DB: Blake Countess, Michigan
    DB: B.J. Lowery, Iowa

All-Big Ten: Second-Team Offense

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    Ameer Abdullah
    Ameer AbdullahEric Francis/Getty Images

    QB: Devin Gardner, Michigan

    RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
    RB: James White, Wisconsin

    WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
    WR: Cody Latimer, Indiana

    TE: Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin

    OL: John Urschel, Penn State
    OL: Spencer Long, Nebraska
    OL: Corey Linsley, Ohio State
    OL: Michael Schofield, Michigan
    OL: Jack Allen, Michigan State

All-Big Ten: Second-Team Defense

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    Jonathan Brown
    Jonathan BrownBrace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

    DL: Noah Spence, Ohio State
    DL: Tyler Scott, Northwestern
    DL: Michael Bennett, Ohio State
    DL: C.J. Olaniyan, Penn State

    LB: Jonathan Brown, Illinois
    LB: Max Bullough, Michigan State
    LB: Anthony Hitchens, Iowa

    DB: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska
    DB: Tim Bennett, Indiana
    DB: Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State
    DB: Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern

All-Big Ten: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Jeremy Langford
    Jeremy LangfordReid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois

    RB: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State

    WR: Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska

    TE: CJ Fiedorowicz, Iowa

    OL: Blake Treadwell, Michigan State

    DL: Bruce Gaston, Purdue

    LB: James Morris, Iowa

    DB: Ciante Evans, Nebraska

    K: Jeff Budzien, Northwestern

    P: Cody Webster, Purdue

    KR: Akeem Hunt, Purdue

    PR: Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa

All-Big 12: First-Team Offense

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    Bryce Petty
    Bryce PettyMatthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: QB Bryce Petty, Baylor

    QB: Bryce Petty, Baylor

    RB: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
    RB: Charles Sims, West Virginia

    WR: Antwan Goodley, Baylor
    WR: Eric Ward, Texas Tech

    TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

    OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor
    OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
    OL: Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech
    OL: Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State
    OL: Trey Hopkins, Texas

All-Big 12: First-Team Defense

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    Justin Gilbert
    Justin GilbertRichard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

    DL: Shawn Oakman, Baylor
    DL: Ryan Mueller, Kansas State
    DL: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
    DL: Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech

    LB: Jeremiah George, Iowa State
    LB: Will Smith, Texas Tech
    LB: Caleb Lavey, Oklahoma State

    DB: Justin Gilbert, OKlahoma State
    DB: Jason Verrett, TCU
    DB: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
    DB: Ahmad Dixon, Baylor

All-Big 12: Second-Team Offense

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    Jalen Saunders
    Jalen SaundersMark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Clint Chelf, Oklahoma State

    RB: Brennan Clay, Oklahoma
    RB: Johnathan Gray, Texas

    WR: Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma
    WR: Mike Davis, Texas

    TE: E.J. Bibbs, Iowa State

    OL: Parker Graham, Oklahoma State
    OL: BJ Finney, Kansas State
    OL: Adam Shead, Oklahoma
    OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor
    OL: Quinton Spain, West Virginia

All-Big 12: Second-Team Defense

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    Sam Carter
    Sam CarterKevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    DL: Will Clarke, West Virginia
    DL: Chris McAllister, Baylor
    DL: Cedric Reed, Texas
    DL: Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State

    LB: Blake Slaughter, Kansas State
    LB: Ben Heeney, Kansas
    LB: Bryce Hager, Baylor

    DB: Sam Carter, TCU
    DB: Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State
    DB: Darwin Cook, West Virginia
    DB: Randall Evans, Kansas State

All-Big 12: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Tyler Lockett
    Tyler LockettStephen Dunn/Getty Images

    QB: Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech

    RB: James Sims, Kansas

    WR: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

    TE: Jimmy Mundine, Kansas

    OL: Mason Walters, Texas

    DL: Charles Tapper, Oklahoma

    LB: Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State

    DB: Elisha Olabode, TCU

    K: Anthony Fera, Texas

    P: Drew Kaser, Texas A&M

    KR: B.J. Catalon, TCU

    PR: Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State

All Pac-12: First-Team Offense

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    Ka'Deem Carey
    Ka'Deem CareyChristian Petersen/Getty Images

    MVP: RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

    QB: Marcus Mariota, Oregon

    RB: Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona
    RB: Bishop Sankey, Washington

    WR: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
    WR: Paul Richardson, Colorado

    TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

    OL: David Yankey, Stanford
    OL: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
    OL: Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA
    OL: Evan Finkenberg, Arizona State
    OL: Cameron Fleming, Stanford

All-Pac-12: First-Team Defense

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    Trent Murphy
    Trent MurphyOtto Greule Jr/Getty Images

    MVP: LB Trent Murphy, Stanford

    DL: Trevor Reilly, Utah
    DL: Leonard Williams, USC
    DL: Scott Crichton, Oregon State
    DL: Will Sutton, Arizona State

    LB: Trent Murphy, Stanford
    LB: Anthony Barr, USC
    LB: Shayne Skov, Stanford

    DB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
    DB: Deone Bucannon, Washington State
    DB: Ed Reynolds, Stanford
    DB: Robert Nelson, Arizona State

All-Pac-12: Second-Team Offense

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    Sean Mannion
    Sean MannionJonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

    QB: Sean Mannion, Oregon State

    RB: Marion Grice, Arizona State
    RB: Tyler Gaffney, Stanford

    WR: Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
    WR: Josh Huff, Oregon

    TE: Chris Coyle, Arizona State

    OL: Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State
    OL: John Fullington, Washington State
    OL: Khalil Wilkes, Stanford
    OL: Tyler Johnstone, Oregon
    OL: Marcus Martin, USC

All-Pac-12: Second-Team Defense

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    Carl Bradford
    Carl BradfordChristian Petersen/Getty Images

    DL: Davon Coleman, Arizona State
    DL: Devon Kennard, USC
    DL: Tony Washington, Oregon
    DL: Ben Gardner, Stanford

    LB: Carl Bradford, Arizona State
    LB: Eric Kendricks, UCLA
    LB: Myles Jack, UCLA

    DB: Osahon Irabor, Arizona State
    DB: Dion Bailey, USC
    DB: Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State
    DB: Alden Darby, Arizona State

All-Pac-12: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Chidera Uzo-Diribe
    Chidera Uzo-DiribeDoug Pensinger/Getty Images

    QB: Taylor Kelly, Arizona State

    RB: Byron Marshall, Oregon

    WR: Marqise Lee, USC

    TE: Xavier Grimble, USC

    OL: Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah

    DL: Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Colorado

    LB: Chris Young, Arizona State

    DB: Jordan Richards, Stanford

    K: Andy Phillips, Utah

    P: Travis Coons, Washington

    KR: Ty Montgomery, Stanford

    PR: Nelson Agholor, USC

All-SEC: First-Team Offense

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    Johnny Manziel
    Johnny ManzielThomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

    RB: Tre Mason, Auburn
    RB: Jeremy Hill, LSU

    WR: Mike Evans, Texas A&M
    WR: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

    TE: Arthur Lynch, Georgia

    OL: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
    OL: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
    OL: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
    OL: Travis Swanson, Arkansas
    OL: Antonio Richardson, Tennessee

All-SEC: First-Team Defense

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    CJ Mosley
    CJ MosleyKevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

    DL: Michael Sam, Missouri
    DL: Chris Smith, Arkansas
    DL: Dee Ford, Auburn
    DL: Ed Stinson, Alabama

    LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama
    LB: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
    LB: Ramik Wilson, Georgia

    DB: E.J. Gaines, Missouri
    DB: Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
    DB: Chris Davis, Auburn
    DB: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama

All-SEC: Second-Team Offense

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    Odell Beckham Jr.
    Odell Beckham Jr.Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: AJ McCarron, Alabama

    RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
    RB: Mike Davis, South Carolina

    WR: Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
    WR: Jarvis Landry, LSU

    TE: Hunter Henry, Arkansas

    OL: Greg Robinson, Auburn
    OL: Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
    OL: A.J. Cann, South Carolina
    OL: Anthony Steen, Alabama
    OL: Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt

All-SEC: Second-Team Defense

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    Jadeveon Clowney
    Jadeveon ClowneyStreeter Lecka/Getty Images

    DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
    DL: A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
    DL: Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
    DL: Trey Flowers, Arkansas

    LB: Lamin Barrow, LSU
    LB: Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
    LB: Dante Fowler Jr., Florida

    DB: Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss
    DB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
    DB: Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
    DB: Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt

All-SEC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Dorial Green-Beckham
    Dorial Green-BeckhamDenny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Zach Mettenberger, LSU

    RB: Henry Josey, Missouri

    WR: Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

    TE: Malcolm Johnson, Mississippi State

    OL: La’el Collins, LSU

    DL: Kony Ealy, Missouri

    LB: Andrew Wilson, Missouri

    DB: Victor Hampton, South Carolina

    K: Cody Parkey, Auburn

    P: Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss

    KR: Solomon Patton, Florida

    PR: Christion Jones, Alabama

All-Conference-USA: First-Team Offense

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    Justin Hardy
    Justin HardyJames Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: WR Justin Hardy, East Carolina

    QB: Shane Carden, East Carolina

    RB: Charles Ross, Rice
    RB: Trey Watts, Tulsa

    WR: Justin Hardy, East Carolina
    WR: Ryan Grant, Tulane

    TE: Gator Hoskins, Marshall

    OL: Cyril Lemon, Marshall
    OL: Will Simmons, East Carolina
    OL: Scott Inskeep, UTSA
    OL: Jake Alexander, Tulsa
    OL: Chris Jasperse, Marshall

All-Conference-USA: First-Team Defense

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    Shawn Jackson
    Shawn JacksonJonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    MVP: LB Shawn Jackson, Tulsa

    DL: Christian Covington, Rice
    DL: IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech
    DL: Aaron Bellazin, North Texas
    DL: Julius Warmsley, Tulane

    LB: Shawn Jackson, Tulsa
    LB: Zach Orr, North Texas
    LB: Derrell Johnson, East Carolina

    DB: Bryce Callahan, Rice
    DB: Lorenzo Doss, Tulane
    DB: Michael Mudoh, Tulsa
    DB: D’Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic

All-Conference-USA: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Rakeem Cato
    Rakeem CatoSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Rakeem Cato, Marshall

    RB: Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

    WR: Tommy Shuler, Marshall

    TE: Jonnu Smith, Florida International

    OL: Josh Walker, Middle Tennessee State

    DL: Khyri Thornton, Southern Miss

    LB: T.T. Barber, Middle Tennessee State

    DB: Triston Wade, UTSA

    K: Cairo Santos, Tulane

    P: Tyler Williams, Marshall

    KR: Brelan Chancellor, North Texas

    PR: Devon Smith, Marshall

All-MAC: First-Team Offense

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    Jordan Lynch
    Jordan LynchBrian Kersey/Getty Images

    MVP: QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

    QB: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

    RB: Branden Oliver, Buffalo
    RB: David Fluellen, Toledo

    WR: Willie Snead, Ball State
    WR: Alex Neutz, Buffalo

    TE: Tyreese Russell, Eastern Michigan

    OL: Dominic Flewellyn, Bowling Green
    OL: Zac Kerin, Toledo
    OL: Tyler Loos, Northern Illinois
    OL: John Prior, Ohio
    OL: Jordan Hansel, Ball State

All-MAC: First-Team Defense

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    Khalil Mack
    Khalil MackTimothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

    MVP: LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

    DL: Roosevelt Nix, Kent State
    DL: Jonathan Newsome, Ball State
    DL: Jayrone Elliot, Toledo
    DL: Nathan Ollie, Ball State

    LB: Khalil Mack, Buffalo
    LB: Justin Cherocci, Central Michigan
    LB: Junior Sylvestre, Toledo

    DB: Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
    DB: Dayonne Nunley, Miami (Ohio)
    DB: Travis Carrie, Ohio
    DB: Najja Johnson, Buffalo

All-MAC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Titus Davis
    Titus DavisStephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

    QB: Keith Wenning, Ball State

    RB: Travis Greene, Bowling Green

    WR: Titus Davis, Central Michigan

    TE: Alex Bayer, Bowling Green

    OL: Nick Beamish, Central Michigan

    DL: Colby Way, Buffalo

    LB: Chris Wade, Miami (Ohio)

    DB: BooBoo Gates, Bowling Green

    K: Jeremiah Detmer, Toledo

    P: Zac Murphy, Miami (Ohio)

    KR: Jamill Smith, Ball State

    PR: Travis Carrie, Ohio

All-Mountain West: First-Team Offense

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    Derek Carr
    Derek CarrThearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

    MVP: QB Derek Carr, Fresno State

    QB: Derek Carr, Fresno State

    RB: Kapri Bibbs, Colorado State
    RB: Jay Ajayi, Boise State

    WR: Davante Adams, Fresno State
    WR: Chandler Jones, San Jose State

    TE: Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State

    OL: Weston Richburg, Colorado State
    OL: Austin Wentworth, Fresno State
    OL: Joel Bitonio, Nevada
    OL: Charles Leno Jr., Boise State
    OL: Tyler Larsen, Utah State

All-Mountain West: First-Team Defense

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    Demarcus Lawrence
    Demarcus LawrenceBrian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: DE Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State

    DL: Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State
    DL: Brock Hekking, Nevada
    DL: Eddie Yarbrough, Wyoming
    DL: Beau Yap, Hawaii

    LB: Keith Smith, San Jose State
    LB: Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State
    LB: Jake Doughty, Utah State

    DB: Nevin Lawson, Utah State
    DB: Bene Benwikere, San Jose State
    DB: Derron Smith, Fresno State
    DB: Marqueston Huff, Wyoming

All-Mountain West: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    David Fales
    David FalesStephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

    QB: David Fales, San Jose State

    RB: Kasey Carrier, New Mexico

    WR: Brandon Wimberly, Nevada

    TE: Kivon Cartwright, Colorado State

    OL: Nicholas Kaspar, San Jose State

    DL: Tyeler Davison, Fresno State

    LB: Jordan Stanton, Wyoming

    DB: Nat Berhe, San Diego State

    K: Austin Lopez, San Jose State

    P: Ben Skaer, New Mexico

    KR: Carlos Wiggins, New Mexico

    PR: Bruce Natson, Utah State

All-Sun Belt: First-Team Offense

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    Antonio Andrews
    Antonio AndrewsDanny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: RB Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky

    QB: Terrance Broadway, Louisiana-Lafayette

    RB: Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky
    RB: Michael Gordon, Arkansas State

    WR: Eric Thomas, Troy
    WR: Albert Wilson, Georgia State

    TE: Wes Saxton, South Alabama

    OL: Andre Huval, Louisiana-Lafayette
    OL: Daniel Quave, Louisiana-Lafayette
    OL: Sean Conway, Western Kentucky
    OL: Josh Allen, Louisiana-Monroe
    OL: Bryce Giddens, Arkansas State

All-Sun Belt: First-Team Defense

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    Xavius Boyd
    Xavius BoydJim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

    MVP: LB Xavius Boyd, Western Kentucky

    DL: Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State
    DL: Romelle Jones, South Alabama
    DL: Alex Page, South Alabama
    DL: Gerrand Johnson, Louisiana-Monroe

    LB: Xavius Boyd, Western Kentucky
    LB: Justin Anderson, Louisiana-Lafayette
    LB: David Mayo, Texas State

    DB: Jonathan Dowling, Western Kentucky
    DB: Cam Thomas, Western Kentucky
    DB: Isaiah Newsome, Louisiana-Monroe
    DB: Rocky Hayes, Arkansas State

All-Sun Belt: Honorable Mention and Specialists

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    Jamal Robinson
    Jamal RobinsonJim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

    QB: Corey Robinson, Troy

    RB: Alonzo Harris, Louisiana-Lafayette

    WR: Jamal Robinson, Louisiana-Lafayette

    TE: Darion Griswold, Arkansas State

    OL: Mykhael Quave, Louisiana-Lafayette

    DL: Justin Hamilton, Louisiana-Lafayette

    LB: Michael Orakpo, Texas State

    DB: Sean Thomas, Louisiana-Lafayette

    K: Brian Davis, Arkansas State

    P: Will Scott, Troy

    KR: Darryl Surgent, Louisiana-Lafayette

    PR: Andy Erickson, Texas State

A Look Back...

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    Johnny Manziel and Jake Matthews
    Johnny Manziel and Jake MatthewsMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

    For the sake of comparison, here's a look back at my preseason All-American and All-Conference teams.