Iowa produced the most first-team All-American selections in the country per the FWAA’s list.

On Monday, the FWAA unveiled its full list of first and second-team All-Americans. The B1G tied for the national lead with 6 first-team selections. The Pac-12 also produced 6 first-team selections.

When broken down by team, Iowa led all schools with 3 first-team players. Georgia, LSU and Notre Dame tied for second with 2 players apiece. Michigan, Ohio State and Illinois were the other B1G programs with a first-team selection.

Here are the trio of Hawkeyes to be named first-team All-Americans:

  • LB Jay Higgins, Iowa
  • DB Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  • P Tory Taylor, Iowa

Higgins finished second nationally in tackles with 155 all season. DeJean was also an impact performer for the Hawkeyes as a lockdown piece of the secondary and also delivered some memorable moments in the return game.

As for Taylor, he has already captured the Ray Guy Award as the top punter in the nation. Now, he has another impressive accolade to add to the list.

To no surprise, every Iowa selection on the FWAA list of All-Americans came from the defensive side of the ball and the group of specialists. Those units played key roles in the Hawkeyes reaching 10 wins despite an anemic offense in 2023.