2022 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State lead with most honorees

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With the 2022 college football season upon us, our panel of college football experts were faced with many tough decisions when coming together to select the 2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports Preseason All-America Team. CBS Sports and 247Sports Experts have joined forces once again to honor the players expected to shine the brightest over the next four months.

Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. leads the team as not only one of three unanimous first-team All-America selections, but also our Preseason Player of the Year. Anderson was joined by Texas running back Bijan Robinson and Ohio State wide receiver Jackson Smith-Njigba, who received first-team all-vote nods.

Anderson, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, Iowa cornerback Riley Moss and Michigan kicker Jake Moody as repeat first-team selections from the 2021 postseason team, while Kansas State’s Deuce Vaughn received two nominations as a first-team all-purpose pick and second-team running back.

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

The SEC has seven teams represented among its 18 picks, while six Big Ten teams received honors. Combined, 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
Conference USA 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 defensive roster positions by adding an additional defensive back slot. Additionally, all EDGE players voted for the team were categorized by positions listed on the team’s official rosters.

2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports Preseason All-America

* unanimous choice | class listed according to official team lists

First team

QB

Bryce Young

Alabama

Junior

RB

Sesame Robinson *

Texas

Junior

RB

TreVayon Henderson

Ohio State

Sophomore

WR

Jackson Smith-Njigba *

Ohio State

Junior

WR

Jordan Addison

USC

Junior

THE

Brock Bowers

Georgia

Sophomore

° С

Jarrett Patterson

Our lady

Senior

OL

Peter Skoronski

Northwest

Junior

OL

Paris Johnson

Ohio State

Junior

OL

Connor Galvin

Baylor

Senior

OL

Andrew Voorhees

USC

Redshirt senior

DL Jalen Carter Georgia Junior
DL Brian Brezzi Clemson Redshirt sophomore

DL

Will McDonald IV

Iowa State

Redshirt senior

LB

Will Anderson Jr. *

Alabama

Junior

LB

Jack Campbell

Iowa

Senior

LB

Noah Sewell

Oregon

Sophomore

CB

Riley Moss

Iowa

Senior

CB

Kelly Ringo

Georgia

Redshirt sophomore

DB

Battle of Jordan

Alabama

Senior

DB

Brandon Joseph

Our lady

Redshirt junior

DB Antonio Johnson Texas A&M Senior

K

Jake Moody

Michigan

Senior

P

Adam Korsak

Rutgers

Senior

KR

Brian Baty

South Florida

Sophomore

PR

Aeneas Smith

Texas A&M

Senior

AP

Duce Vaughan

Kansas State

Junior

Second team

QB

CJ Stroud

Ohio State

Junior

RB

Duce Vaughan

Kansas State

Junior

RB

Sean Tucker

Syracuse

Sophomore

WR

Caishon Bute

LSU

Junior

WR

Josh Downs

North Carolina

Junior

THE

Michael Mayer

Our lady

Junior

° С

John Michael Schmitz

Minnesota

Redshirt senior

OL

O’Cyrus Torrance

Florida

Junior

OL

Emil Ekior

Alabama

Redshirt senior

OL

Dawand Jones

Ohio State

Senior

OL

Clark Barrington

BYU

Junior

DL Miles Murphy Clemson Junior

DL

Isaiah Foskey

Our lady

Senior

DL

Kalia Kansi

Pittsburgh

Redshirt junior

LB

Andre Carter II

Army West Point

Senior

LB

Nolan Smith Jr

Georgia

Senior

LB

Trenton Simpson

Clemson

Junior

CB

Ellie Ricks

Alabama

Junior

CB

Cam Smith

South Carolina

Redshirt junior

DB

Jalen Catalan

Arkansas

Redshirt junior

DB Taiki Smith Georgia Junior

DB

James Williams

Miami

Sophomore

K

Harrison Mavis

Missouri

Junior

P

Kyle Ostendorp

Arizona

Junior

KR

Malik Knowles

Kansas State

Senior

PR

Jaelyn Lane

Middle Tennessee

Sophomore

AP

Jameer Gibbs

Alabama

Junior

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