2020 College Football All-America Team

The 2020 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] The National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled, in the 1950, the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, including all NCAA championship sports.

The 2020 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), Sporting News (TSN, from its historic name of The Sporting News), Sports Illustrated (SI), The Athletic (Athletic), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, and Fox Sports (FOX).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least half of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.[5]

Twenty-eight players were recognized as consensus All-Americans for 2020, thirteen of them unanimously. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*)[6]

2020 Consensus All-Americans
Name Position Year University
Mac Jones Quarterback Junior Alabama
Breece Hall* Running back Sophomore Iowa State
Najee Harris* Senior Alabama
Elijah Moore Wide receiver Junior Ole Miss
DeVonta Smith* Senior Alabama
Kyle Pitts* Tight end Junior Florida
Landon Dickerson* Center Senior Alabama
Brady Christensen Offensive line Junior BYU
Wyatt Davis* Junior Ohio State
Liam Eichenberg Senior Notre Dame
Kenyon Green Sophomore Texas A&M
Alex Leatherwood* Senior Alabama
Tarron Jackson Defensive line Senior Coastal Carolina
Patrick Jones II Senior Pittsburgh
Daviyon Nixon* Junior Iowa
Darius Stills Senior West Virginia
Rashad Weaver Senior Pittsburgh
Zaven Collins* Linebacker Junior Tulsa
Joseph Ossai Junior Texas
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah* Senior Notre Dame
Talanoa Hufanga Defensive back Junior USC
Brandon Joseph Freshman Northwestern
Patrick Surtain II* Junior Alabama
Shaun Wade Senior Ohio State
Jose Borregales* Kicker Senior Miami (FL)
Pressley Harvin III* Punter Senior Georgia Tech
Travis Etienne All-Purpose/Return Specialist Senior Clemson
Avery Williams Senior Boise State

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  • Kyle Pitts, Florida (AFCA, AP, Athletic, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, USAT, WCFF)

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 1961). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage. 12 (6). Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/NCAA.org. Retrieved October 17, 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Archived from the original on July 14, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 15, 2010. Archived from the original on December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  6. ^ NCAA Announces Consensus All-America Team

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