CBS Sports 2015 Preseason College Football All-America Team, awards – CBSSports.com
With a little more than two weeks until the start of the 2015 season, CBS Sports presents its 2015 Preseason All-America Team, voted on by our panel of college football experts.
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III were the only unanimous first-team selections, while the SEC led the way with seven first-team picks representing four programs: Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss.
Five players — Bosa, Wright, Gators cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida State kicker Robert Aguayo and Utah punter Tom Hackett — return from the 2014 CBS Sports All-America First Team chosen last December.
Check out our preseason awards and All-America teams below.
CBS Sports 2015 Preseason Awards
Player of the Year: QB Trevone Boykin, TCU
Coach of the Year: Gary Patterson, TCU
CBS Sports 2015 Preseason All-America Second Team
QB: Cody Kessler, USC
RB: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma; Leonard Fournette, LSU
WR: Rashard Higgins, Colorado State; Corey Coleman, Baylor
TE: O.J. Howard, Alabama
OT: Taylor Decker, Ohio State; Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
OG: Greg Pyke, Georgia; Josh Garnett, Stanford
C: Max Tuerk, USC
DE: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State; Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DT: Anthony Zettel, Penn State; Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
LB: Darron Lee, Ohio State; Reggie Ragland, Alabama; Eric Striker, Oklahoma
CB: Jalen Ramsey, Florida State; Adoree’ Jackson, USC
S: Jeremy Cash, Duke; Max Redfield, Notre Dame
K: Brad Craddock, Maryland
P: J.K. Scott, Alabama
KR: Adoree’ Jackson, USC
PR: Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia
AP: D.J. Foster, Arizona State
• Adoree’ Jackson (USC) received votes at four positions: cornerback, safety, kick returner, all-purpose. He was named first-team at all-purpose and second-team at cornerback and kick returner.
• The SEC led the way with seven first-team selections, though the Big Ten (six) and Big 12 (five) were not far behind.
• Ohio State and Ole Miss each checked in with four players on the first team; Baylor (two) was the only other team with more than one.