2022 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State lead with most honorees

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With the 2022 college football season under wraps, our panel of college football experts faced many tough decisions when convened to select the 2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports Preseason All-America Team. Experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports joined forces once again to honor the players they hope will shine brightest over the next four months.

Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. leads the squad not only as one of three unanimous preseason All-America first-team selections, but also as our preseason player of the year. Anderson joins Texas running back Bijan Robinson and Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba in receiving first-team nods from all voters.

Anderson, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia, Brock Bowers, Iowa cornerback Riley Moss and Michigan kicker Jake Moody as repeat first-team selections on the 2021 postseason team, while Deuce Vaughn, from Kansas State, received two first-team all-conference nominations. All-purpose pick and second-team running back.

In total, 31 programs are represented in the two teams of 54 selections. Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State lead the way with three first-teamers each, while the Crimson Tide has the most overall selections with six. The Buckeyes, however, received an additional honor with Ryan Day named Preseason Coach of the Year.

The SEC has seven teams represented among its 18 picks, while six Big Ten teams received honorees. Combined, the two conferences make up more than half of the preseason All-America team (29 of 54).

SEC 8 18
ten grand 8 11
big 12 4 6
Pac-12 3 4
independent 2 6
acc 1 7
american 1 1
Conference USA 0 1

In an effort to modernize our All-America team and make it more representative of today’s game, CBS Sports / 247Sports adjusted the defensive roster positions, adding an additional linebacker slot. Additionally, all EDGE runners voted into the team were ranked according to the positions listed on the team’s official rosters.

2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports Preseason All-America

* unanimous selection | class listed according to the teams’ official lists

first team

QB

Bryce Young

Alabama

junior

RB

Sesame Robinson *

Texas

junior

RB

TreVeyon Henderson

Ohio State

Second year student

WR

Jaxon Smith-Njigba *

Ohio State

junior

WR

Jordan Addison

USC

junior

THE

Brock Bowers

Georgia

Second year student

c

Jarrett Patterson

Our Lady

major

OL

Peter Skoronski

Northwest

junior

OL

Paris Johnson

Ohio State

junior

OL

Connor Galvin

Baylor

major

OL

Andrew Vorhees

USC

Senior redshirt

DL Jalen Carter Georgia junior
DL Bryan Bresee Clemson Redshirt sophomore

DL

Will McDonald IV

State of Iowa

Senior redshirt

LB

Will Anderson Jr. *

Alabama

junior

LB

Jack Campbell

Iowa

major

LB

Noah Sewell

Oregon

Second year student

CB

Riley Moss

Iowa

major

CB

Kelee Ringo

Georgia

Redshirt sophomore

DB

Battle of Jordan

Alabama

major

DB

Brandon Joseph

Our Lady

Junior red shirt

DB Antonio Johnson Texas A&M major

K

Jake Moody

Michigan

major

p

Adam Korsak

Rutgers

major

KR

Brian Battie

South Florida

Second year student

PR

Aeneas Smith

Texas A&M

major

AP

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas State

junior

second team

QB

CJ Stroud

Ohio State

junior

RB

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas State

junior

RB

Sean Tucker

Syracuse

Second year student

WR

Kayshon Boutte

LSU

junior

WR

Josh Downs

North Carolina

junior

THE

Michael Mayer

Our Lady

junior

c

John Michael Schmitz

Minnesota

Senior redshirt

OL

O’Cyrus Torrence

Florida

junior

OL

Emil Ekiyor

Alabama

Senior redshirt

OL

Dawand Jones

Ohio State

major

OL

Clark Barrington

BYU

junior

DL Myles Murphy Clemson junior

DL

Isaiah Foskey

Our Lady

major

DL

Calijah Kancey

Pittsburgh

Junior red shirt

LB

Andrew Carter II

Army West Point

major

LB

Nolan Smith Jr.

Georgia

major

LB

Trenton Simpson

Clemson

junior

CB

Eli Ricks

Alabama

junior

CB

Cam Smith

South Carolina

Junior red shirt

DB

Jalen Catalonia

Arkansas

Junior red shirt

DB Tykee Smith Georgia junior

DB

James Williams

Miami

Second year student

K

Harrison Mevis

Missouri

junior

p

Kyle Ostendorp

Arizona

junior

KR

Malik Knowles

Kansas State

major

PR

Jaylin Lane

middle tennessee

Second year student

AP

Jahmyr Gibbs

Alabama

junior

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