CBS Sports 2016 College Football All-America Team: Alabama, Big Ten lead way – CBS sports.com (blog)
A panel of college football writers, analysts and experts across CBS Sports convened following the end of the regular season and now presents the CBS Sports 2016 College Football All-America team. Below are the first and second teams along with notes and breakdowns by conference.
Be sure to tune in to “Inside College Football: 2016 All-America Team” at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network [channel finder] for a complete breakdown of the team by a panel including analysts Brian Jones, Aaron Taylor, Randy Cross and Houston Nutt, and CBS Sports senior college football writer Dennis Dodd, with host Adam Zucker.
— Alabama leads the way with three first-team selections and six overall nods. Michigan and USC check in next with four total selections.
— USC’s Adoree’ Jackson appears on the two teams a record four times combined: cornerback and punt returner on the first team, kick returner and all-purpose player on the second team. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers appears three times, adding a second-team nod at punt returner to first-team selections at linebacker and all-purpose player.
— Despite each losing four games, Florida and Auburn out of the SEC each placed three players on the combined teams.
— It is the second straight year that a true freshman has made the CBS Sports All-America First Team with Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver following up Florida punt returner Antonio Callaway from 2015.
— Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Ohio State center Pat Elflein, Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen, Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins and LSU safety Jamal Adams are all first-teamers who were also on the CBS Sports 2016 Preseason All-America First Team.
— There were no unanimous first-team selections, nor were there any repeat selections from the CBS Sports 2015 All-America team.
— CBS Sports postseason awards for player, coach and freshman of the year will be announced Wednesday.
|RB||Dalvin Cook||Florida State||Junior|
|WR||Corey Davis||Western Michigan||Senior|
|TE||Evan Engram||Ole Miss||Senior|
|C||Pat Elflein||Ohio State||Senior|
|OL||Cody O’Connell||Washington State||Junior|
|S||Malik Hooker||Ohio State||Sophomore|
|K||Zane Gonzalez||Arizona State||Senior|
|RB||Donnel Pumphrey||San Diego State||Senior|
|WR||Zay Jones||East Carolina||Senior|
|C||Tyler Orlosky||West Virginia||Senior|
|DE||Myles Garrett||Texas A&M||Junior|
|DE||DeMarcus Walker||Florida State||Senior|
|DT||Malik McDowell||Michigan State||Junior|
|CB||Jalen “Teez” Tabor (tie)||Florida||Junior|
|Rasul Douglas (tie)||West Virginia||Senior|
Don’t forget to tune in to “Inside College Football: 2016 All-America Team” at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network [channel finder] for a complete breakdown of the team.
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