2022 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State Lead with Most Awards

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With the 2022 college football season on deck, our panel of college football pundits faced many tough decisions as they met to select the CBS Sports/247Sports Preseason All-America team for 2022. Experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports have once again joined forces to honor the players they expect to shine the most over the next four months.

Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. leads the squad as not only one of three unanimous US first-season rosters, but also our Preseason Player of the Year. Anderson is joined by Texas running back Bijan Robinson and Ohio State recipient Jaxon Smith-Njigba nodding from the first team of all voters.

Anderson, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, Iowa cornerback Riley Moss and Michigan kicker Jake Moody as repeat first-team selections of the 2021 postseason squad, while Kansas State’s Deuce Vaughn picked up two nods as an all- first team. goal selection and second team running back.

A total of 31 programs are represented across the two teams of 54 selections. Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State lead the way with three first-teamers each, while the Crimson Tide has the most selections with six. However, the Buckeyes received an additional honor with Ryan Day named Preseason Coach of the Year.

The SEC has represented seven teams among the 18 picks, while six Big Ten teams received honorees. Together, the two conferences make up more than half of the Preseason All-America team (29 of 54).

SEC 8 18
Big Ten 8 11
Big 12 4 6
Pac-12 3 4
Independents 2 6
ACC 1 7
American 1 1
US conference 0 1

In an effort to modernize our All-America team and make it more representative of the current game, CBS Sports/247Sports has adjusted the position of the defensive roster and added an additional defensive back slot. In addition, all EDGE rushers who voted for the team were categorized based on positions as listed on the official team rosters.

2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports All-America Preseason

* unanimous selection | class listed according to official team rosters

First team

QB

Bryce Young

Alabama

Junior

RB

Bijan Robinson *

Texas

Junior

RB

TreVeyon Henderson

Ohio state

sophomore

WR

Jaxon Smith-Njigba *

Ohio state

Junior

WR

Jordan Addison

USC

Junior

AT

Brock Bowers

Georgia

sophomore

C

Jarrett Patterson

Notre Dame

Senior

OL

Peter Skoronskic

northwest

Junior

OL

Paris Johnson

Ohio state

Junior

OL

Connor Galvin

Baylor

Senior

OL

Andrew Vorhees

USC

Red shirt senior

DL Jalen Carter Georgia Junior
DL Bryan Bresee Clemson Red shirt sophomore

DL

Will McDonald IV

state of Iowa

Red shirt senior

LB

Will Anderson Jr. *

Alabama

Junior

LB

Jack Campbell

Iowa

Senior

LB

Noah Sewell

Oregon

sophomore

CB

Riley Moss

Iowa

Senior

CB

Kelee Ringo

Georgia

Red shirt sophomore

DB

Jordan Battle

Alabama

Senior

DB

Brandon Joseph

Notre Dame

red shirt junior

DB Antonio Johnson Texas A&M Senior

k

Jake Moody

Michigan

Senior

p

Adam Korsak

Rutgers

Senior

KR

Brian Battie

South Florida

sophomore

PR

Ainias Smith

Texas A&M

Senior

AP

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas state

Junior

second team

QB

CJ Stroud

Ohio state

Junior

RB

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas state

Junior

RB

Sean Tucker

Syracuse

sophomore

WR

Kayshon Boutte

LSU

Junior

WR

Josh Downs

North Carolina

Junior

AT

Michael Mayer

Notre Dame

Junior

C

John Michael Schmitz

Minnesota

Red shirt senior

OL

O’Cyrus Torrence

Florida

Junior

OL

Emil Ekiyor

Alabama

Red shirt senior

OL

Dawand Jones

Ohio state

Senior

OL

Clark Barrington

BYU

Junior

DL Myles Murphy Clemson Junior

DL

Isaiah Foskey

Notre Dame

Senior

DL

Calijah Kancey

Pittsburgh

red shirt junior

LB

Andre Carter II

Army Westpunt

Senior

LB

Nolan Smith Jr.

Georgia

Senior

LB

Trenton Simpson

Clemson

Junior

CB

Eli Ricks

Alabama

Junior

CB

Cam Smith

south carolina

red shirt junior

DB

Jalen Catalon

Arkansas

red shirt junior

DB Tykee Smith Georgia Junior

DB

James Williams

Miami

sophomore

k

Harrison Mevis

Missouri

Junior

p

Kyle Ostendorp

Arizona

Junior

KR

Malik Knowles

Kansas state

Senior

PR

Jaylin Lane

Central Tennessee

sophomore

AP

Jahmyr Gibbs

Alabama

Junior


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