B1G players load Associated Press All-American teams
It was a loaded year for the B1G. As a result, the Associated Press All-American teams were loaded with B1G players.
In all, five B1G players cracked the first team and 17 total B1G players made the three teams. Ohio State was the only B1G team with multiple players that made the first team, and had five players overall.
Taylor Decker and Jack Allen highlighted the offensive line, both of whom were also recognized by the USA Today All-American teams.
The biggest surprise was the fact that Joey Bosa didn’t crack the first team as one of the nation’s top defensive ends. Carl Nassib, who led the country in sacks, did.
Here’s a look at the 2015 Associated Press All-America team:
Quarterback — Deshaun Watson, sophomore, Clemson.
Running backs — Derrick Henry, junior, Alabama; Leonard Fournette, sophomore, LSU.
Tackles — Taylor Decker, senior, Ohio State; Spencer Drango, senior, Baylor.
Guards — Joshua Garnett, senior, Stanford; Landon Turner, senior, North Carolina.
Center — Jack Allen, senior, Michigan State.
Receivers — Corey Coleman, junior, Baylor; Josh Doctson, senior, TCU.
Tight end — Hunter Henry, junior, Arkansas.
All-purpose player — Christian McCaffrey, sophomore, Stanford.
Kicker — Ka’imi Fairbairn, senior, UCLA.
Ends — Shaq Lawson, junior, Clemson; Carl Nassib, senior, Penn State.
Tackles — A’Shawn Robinson, junior, Alabama; Andrew Billings, junior, Baylor.
Linebackers — Reggie Ragland, senior, Alabama; Tyler Matakevich, senior, Temple; Jaylon Smith, junior, Notre Dame.
Cornerbacks — Desmond King, junior, Iowa; Vernon Hargreaves III, sophomore, Florida.
Safeties — Jeremy Cash, senior, Duke; Vonn Bell, junior, Ohio State.
Punter — Tom Hackett, senior, Utah.
Quarterback — Baker Mayfield, junior, Oklahoma.
Running backs — Dalvin Cook, sophomore, Florida State; Ezekiel Elliott, junior, Ohio State.
Tackles — Jack Conklin, junior, Michigan State; Ronnie Stanley, senior, Notre Dame.
Guards — Sebastian Tretola, senior, Arkansas; Pat Elflein, junior, Ohio State.
Center — Ryan Kelly, senior, Alabama.
Receivers — Will Fuller, junior, Notre Dame; JuJu Smith-Schuster, sophomore, Southern California.
Tight end — Jake Butt, junior, Michigan.
All-purpose player — Morgan Burns, senior, Kansas State.
Kicker — Jake Elliott, junior, Memphis.
Ends — Joey Bosa, junior, Ohio State; DeForest Buckner, senior, Oregon.
Tackles — Robert Nkemdiche, junior, Mississippi; Sheldon Day, senior, Notre Dame.
Linebackers — Joe Schobert, senior, Wisconsin; Kentrell Brothers, senior, Missouri; Eric Striker, senior, Oklahoma.
Cornerbacks — Jourdan Lewis, junior, Michigan; Jalen Ramsey, junior, Florida State.
Safeties — Trae Elston, senior, Mississippi; Jayron Kearse, junior, Clemson.
Punter — Drew Kaser, senior, Texas A&M.
Quarterback — Keenan Reynolds, senior, Navy.
Running backs — Royce Freeman, sophomore, Oregon; Larry Rose III, sophomore, New Mexico State.
Tackles — Jason Spriggs, senior, Indiana; Vadal Alexander, senior, LSU.
Guards — Dan Feeney, junior, Indiana; Joe Thuney, senior, North Carolina State.
Center — Austin Blythe, senior, Iowa.
Receivers — Laquon Treadwell, junior, Mississippi; Roger Lewis, sophomore, Bowling Green.
Tight end — Austin Hooper, junior, Stanford.
All-purpose player — Jakeem Grant, senior, Texas Tech.
Kicker — Adam Schneider, sophomore, Oregon.
Ends — Shilique Calhoun, senior, Michigan State; Myles Garrett, sophomore, Texas A&M.
Tackles — Jonathan Bullard, senior, Florida; Kenny Clark, junior, UCLA.
Linebackers — Su’a Cravens, junior, Southern California; Blake Martinez, senior, Stanford; Anthony Walker, sophomore, Northwestern.
Cornerbacks — Mackensie Alexander, sophomore, Clemson; Shawun Lurry, sophomore, Northern Illinois.
Safeties — Eddie Jackson, junior, Alabama; Darian Thompson, senior, Boise State.
Punter — Hayden Hunt, junior, Colorado State.