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2022 PFF College Preseason All-America Team: Bryce Young, Bijan Robinson and Will Anderson earn first-team spots

Running back Bijan Robinson jumps over a defender during Texas's game against Louisiana at Darrell K. Royal Stadium on Sept. 4, 2021. Texas won the game 38-18. Aem Ut Louisiana 40

PFF has released its annual “Preseason All-America Team.”

Below are the first-, second- and third-team nominations in addition to an honorable mention. For in-depth analysis on all of these special talents — and their respective programs — take a look at the 2022 PFF College Football Preview Guide.

Enjoy!


FIRST-TEAM

Offense

QB Bryce Young, Alabama
RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
WR Jordan Addison, USC
WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU
TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
OT Dawand Jones, Ohio State
G Andrew Vorhees, USC
G O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida
C Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame


Defense

DI Jalen Carter, Georgia
DI Bryan Bresee, Clemson
EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
EDGE Nolan Smith, Georgia
LB Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington
LB Noah Sewell, Oregon
CB Eli Ricks, Alabama
CB Cam Smith, South Carolina
S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
S Tykee Smith, Georgia
Flex D Clark Phillips III, Utah


Special teams

K Harrison Mevis, Missouri
P Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
KR Brian Battie, USF
PR Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky


SECOND-TEAM

Offensive

QB Caleb Williams, USC 
RB Blake Corum, Michigan
RB Treveyon Henderson, Ohio State
WR Xavier Worthy, Texas
WR Josh Downs, North Carolina
WR Mario Williams, USC
TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
OT Jordan McFadden, Clemson
OT Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
G Caleb Chandler, Louisville
G Christian Mahogany, Boston College
C John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota


Defense

DI Calijah Kancey, Pitt
DI Jaxon Player, Baylor
EDGE Nick Herbig, Wisconsin
EDGE Andre Carter II, Army
LB Trenton Simpson, Clemson
LB Carlton Martial, Troy
CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
CB Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama
S Jordan Battle, Alabama
S Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
Flex D  Andrew Mukuba, Clemson


Special teams

K Jake Moody, Michigan
P Austin McNamara, Texas Tech
KR Bryan Massey, SMU
PR Jayden Reed, Michigan State


THIRD-TEAM

Offense

QB Spencer Rattler, South Carolina
RB  Zach Evans, Ole Miss
RB  Devon Achane, Texas A&M
WR Keytaon Thompson, Virginia
WR Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
TE Arik Gilbert, Georgia
OT Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
OT Blake Freeland, BYU
G TJ Bass, Oregon
G Clark Barrington, BYU
C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan


Defense

DI Gervon Dexter, Florida
DI Jacob Slade, Michigan State
EDGE Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
EDGE Felix Andukie-Uzomah, Kansas State
LB Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
LB Troy Brown, Ole Miss
CB DJ Turner, Michigan
CB Jason Marshall Jr., Florida
S Christopher Smith, Georgia
S Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
Flex D Malachi Moore, Alabama


Special teams

K BT Potter, Clemson
P Oscar Chapman, Auburn
KR Malik Knowles, Kansas State
PR Charlie Jones, Purdue


HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State
RB Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
WR Jacob Cowing, Arizona
WR Tank Dell, Houston
WR Jermaine Burton, Alabama
TE Brant Kuithe, Utah
OT Connor Galvin, Baylor
OT Zion Nelson, Miami
G Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
G Josh Lugg, Notre Dame
C Luke Wypler, Ohio State


Defense

DI Brandon Dorlus, Oregon
DI Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma
EDGE Zach Harrison, Ohio State
EDGE Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
LB Bumper Pool, Arkansas
LB Drake Thomas, NC State
CB Tyrique Stevenson, Miami [FL]
CB Jarrick Bernard-Converse, LSU
S Brian Branch, Alabama
S Isheem Young, Ole Miss
Flex D Tiawan Mullen, Indiana


Special teams

K Noah Ruggles, Ohio State
P Michael Turk, Oklahoma
KR Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
PR Ainias Smith, Texas A&M


PROGRAMS WITH THE MOST PLAYERS REPRESENTED

Alabama (nine), Ohio State (eight), Georgia (seven), Clemson (five), Notre Dame (five), Texas A&M (five), USC (four), Michigan (four), Kansas State (four), Florida (three), Oklahoma (three), Oregon (three)

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