6 Clemson players pick up AP All-America honors

Clemson had a national best and school record six players named to one of the three Associated Press All-America teams announced on Monday.  The list included three of Clemson's four defensive linemen and four defenders overall.

Clelin Ferrell (DE) was named first-team by AP, while Mitch Hyatt (OT), Christian Wilkins (DT) and Dorian O'Daniel (LB) were second-team selections.   Tyrone Crowder (OG) and Austin Bryant (DE) were third team selections.

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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