All three Heisman Trophy finalists and stars from each of the four teams in this year’s College Football Playoff highlight the USA TODAY Sports college football All-America teams.

The first-team offense is headlined by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and running backs Derrick Henry of Alabama and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. The first-team defense features two players from Notre Dame, defensive tackle Sheldon Day and linebacker Jaylon Smith, and three players from the Big Ten Conference.

Alabama leads all teams with four All-America selections. Stanford, Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida each had three selections.

Each team consists of 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players and three specialists.



QB: Deshaun Watson, Clemson

RB: Derrick Henry, Alabama

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

WR: Corey Coleman, Baylor

WR: Josh Doctson, TCU

TE: Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State

OL: Joshua Garnett, Stanford

OL: Ryan Kelly, Alabama

OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor

OL: Joe Thuney, North Carolina State


DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State

DL: Sheldon Day, Notre Dame

DL: DeForest Buckner, Oregon

DL: Shaq Lawson, Clemson

LB: Tyler Matakevich, Temple

LB: Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

LB: Reggie Ragland, Alabama

CB: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

CB: Desmond King, Iowa

S: Jeremy Cash, Duke

S: Marcus Maye, Florida


K: Jake Elliott, Memphis

P: Tom Hackett, Utah

RET: Morgan Burns, Kansas State



QB: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

RB: Leonard Fournette, LSU

WR: Will Fuller, Notre Dame

WR: Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma

TE: David Morgan, UTSA

OL: Roderick Johnson, Florida State

OL: Jack Allen, Michigan State

OL: Matt Skura, Duke

OL: Taylor Decker, Ohio State

OL: Joe Dahl, Washington State


DL: Carl Nassib, Penn State

DL: A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

DL: Andrew Billings, Baylor

DL: Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

LB: Kentrell Brothers, Missouri

LB: Blake Martinez, Stanford

LB: Joe Schobert, Wisconsin

CB: Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

CB: Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

S: Damontae Kazee, San Diego State

S: Quin Blanding, Virginia


K: Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

P: Hayden Hunt, Colorado State

RET: Will Likely, Maryland