2022 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State Lead With Most Honorable Mentions

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With the 2022 college football season on deck, our panel of college football experts faced several tough decisions in selecting the 2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports Preseason All-America Team. Experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports join 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 preseason All-America first team selections but our preseason Player of the Year. Anderson is joined by Texas running back Bison Robinson and Ohio State wide receiver Jackson Smith-Njigba as receiving first-team nods from 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 from the 2021 postseason team, while Kansas State’s Deuce Vaughn picked up two first-team nods. Objective selection and second team return.

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

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

SEC 8 18
the 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 adjusted the defensive roster positions by adding an additional defensive back slot. Furthermore, any EDGE rushers voted to the team were classified by position listed on the official team rosters.

2022 CBS Sports / 247Sports Preseason All-America

* Unanimous selection Listed categories according to the official team roster

First team

QB

Bryce Young

Alabama

Jr

RB

Sesame Robinson*

Texas

Jr

RB

TreVeyon Henderson

Ohio State

Sophomore

WR

Jackson Smith-Njigba*

Ohio State

Jr

WR

Jordan Addison

USC

Jr

The

Brock Bowers

Georgia

Sophomore

c

Jarrett Patterson

Our Lady

senior

OL

Peter Skowronsky

Northwest

Jr

OL

Paris Johnson

Ohio State

Jr

OL

Connor Galvin

Baler

senior

OL

Andrew Voorhees

USC

Redshirt senior

DL Jalen Carter Georgia Jr
DL Brian Bracey Clemson Redshirt sophomore

DL

Will McDonald IV

Iowa State

Redshirt senior

LB

Will Anderson Jr.*

Alabama

Jr

LB

Jack Campbell

Iowa

senior

LB

Noah Sewell

Oregon

Sophomore

CB

Riley Moss

Iowa

senior

CB

Kelly Ringo

Georgia

Redshirt sophomore

DB

The Jordanian War

Alabama

senior

DB

Brandon Joseph

Our Lady

Redshirt junior

DB Antonio Johnson Texas A&M senior

what

Jake Moody

Michigan

senior

P

Adam Korsak

Rutgers

senior

KR

Brian Baty

South Florida

Sophomore

PR

Anise Smith

Texas A&M

senior

Ap

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas State

Jr

The second team

QB

CJ Stroud

Ohio State

Jr

RB

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas State

Jr

RB

Sean Tucker

Syracuse

Sophomore

WR

Keshon Butte

LSU

Jr

WR

Jose Downs

North Carolina

Jr

The

Michael Mayer

Our Lady

Jr

c

John Michael Schmitz

Minnesota

Redshirt senior

OL

O’ Cyrus Torrance

Florida

Jr

OL

Emil Ekior

Alabama

Redshirt senior

OL

Dawand Jones

Ohio State

senior

OL

Clark Barrington

BYU

Jr

DL Miles Murphy Clemson Jr

DL

Isaiah Foskey

Our Lady

senior

DL

Kalijah Kanse

Pittsburgh

Redshirt junior

LB

Andre Carter II

Army West Point

senior

LB

Nolan Smith Jr

Georgia

senior

LB

Trenton Simpson

Clemson

Jr

CB

Eli Ricks

Alabama

Jr

CB

Cam Smith

South Carolina

Redshirt junior

DB

Jalen Catalan

Arkansas

Redshirt junior

DB Tyky Smith Georgia Jr

DB

James Williams

Miami

Sophomore

what

Harrison Mavis

Missouri

Jr

P

Kyle Ostendorp

Arizona

Jr

KR

Malik Knowles

Kansas State

senior

PR

Jaylin Lane

Middle Tennessee

Sophomore

Ap

Jahmir Gibbs

Alabama

Jr

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