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2019 Pre-Season All-SEC team: Defense

*An early look ahead.

First Team: Defense

Grant Delpit (9) is the next great LSU defensive back.
Photo: Kim Klement|USA TODAY Sports
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DERaekwon DavisSrAlabama6′ 7″306
DTBenito JonesSrMississippi6′ 2″315
DTJordan ElliottJrMissouri6; 4″325
DEMarlon DavidsonSrAuburn6′ 3″282
OLBJamar WatsonJrKentucky6′ 3″234
ILBDylan MosesJrAlabama6′ 3″232
OLBTerrell LewisSrAlabama6′ 5″256
CBDeMarkus AcySrMissouri6′ 2″195
CBC.J. HendersonJrFlorida6′ 1″182
Grant DelpitJrLSU6′ 3″201
Richard LaCounteJrGeorgia5′ 11″182
PBraden MannSrTexas A&M5′ 11″190

Second Team: Defense

So. Carolina true freshman Zacch Pinkens looks to dominate in 2019.
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DEK’lavon ChaissonSoLSU6′ 4″240
DTZacch PickensFrSo. Carolina6′ 3″293
DTBobby BrownSoTexas A&M6′ 4″325
DEJabari ZunigaSrFlorida6′ 4″257
ILBT.J. BrunsonSrSo. Carolina6′ 1″230
ILBErroll ThompsonJrMississippi State6′ 1″250
OLBDimitri MooreSoVanderbilt6′ 3″225
CBCameron DantzlerJrMississippi  6′ 2″185
CBMark WebbJrGeorgia6′ 1″200
Xavier McKinneyJrAlabama6′ 1″197
Trey DeanSoFlorida6′ 2″181
PZach Von RosenbergJrLSU6′ 5″250

2019 Pre-Season All-American team: Defense

*An early look ahead.

First Team

Utah State LB David Woodward was named a third-team All-American in 2018.
Photo: Utah State Athletics
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DEA.J. EpenesaJrIowa6′ 5″277
DTLeki FotuSrUtah6′ 5″323
DTRaequan WilliamsSrMichigan State6′ 4″295
DEMarlon DavidsonSrAuburn6′ 3″282
OLBDavid WoodwardJrUtah State6′ 2″230
ILBPaddy FisherSrNorthwestern6′ 4″245
OLBBryce HuffSrMemphis6′ 3″245
CBPaulson AdeboSoStanford6′ 1″188
CBBryce HallSrVirginia6′ 1″200
FSGrant DelpitJrLSU6′ 3″201
SSBrandon JonesSrTexas6′ 0″200
PBraden MannSrTexas A&M5′ 11″190

Second Team

Willekes made 20½ of his 78 tackles last season for lost yardage.
Photo: Mike Carter|USA TODAY Sports
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DERaekwon DavisSrAlabama6′ 7″306
DTMarvin WilsonJrFlorida State6′ 5″323
DTNeville GallimoreSrOklahoma6′ 2″330
DEKenny WillekesSrMichigan State6′ 4″265
OLBKyahva TezinoSrSan Diego State6′ 0″230
ILBJoe BachieSrMichigan State6′ 2″230
OLBMichael PinckneySrMiami6′ 1″228
CBThomas GrahamJrOregon5′ 11″184
CBLavert HillSrMichigan  5′ 11″177
FSAndre CiscoSoSyracuse6′ 0″186
SSCaden SternsSoTexas6′ 0″195
PJames SmithJrCincinnati6′ 5″225

Third Team

Penn State’s Gross-Matos looks to build on a successful Sophomore camgaign.
Photo: Adriana Lacy|Roar Lions Roar
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DEXavier YoungSoClemson6′ 3″255
DTJames LynchJrBaylor6′ 4”285
DTRyan LopezJrNew Mexico State6′ 2″310
DEYetur Gross-MatosJrPenn State6′ 5″257
OLBBaron BrowningJrOhio State6′ 4″238
ILBColin SchoolerJrArizona6′ 0″230
OLBTerrell LewisSrAlabama6′ 5″256
CBAdrian FryeSoTexas Tech6′ 0″190
CBA.J. TerrellJrClemson6′ 1″190
FSQuentin LakeJrUCLA6′ 1″183
SSJalen ElliotSrNotre Dame6′ 1″230
PPressley HarvinSrGeorgia Tech6′ 0″240

2018 Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards

The Touchdown Club of Columbus gives several annual awards to recognize outstanding athletes. Here’s a quick rundown…


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2018 SAMMY BAUGH AWARD

The Sammy Baugh Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate passer.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

DWAYNE HASKINS, QB, OHIO STATE

2018 CHIC HARLEY AWARD

Named for Chic Harley, this award is presented to the College Football Player of the Year.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

DWAYNE HASKINS, QB, OHIO STATE

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2018 KELLEN MOORE AWARD

Previously called the Quarterback of the Year Award, this accolade differs from Sammy Baugh Trophy in that it goes to top quarterback, rather than the top passer. Its name was changed to its current identity in 2012, honoring two-time winner Kellen Moore, who became the FBS all-time leader in wins by a quarterback after going 50–3 as the starter at Boise State.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

DWAYNE HASKINS, QB, OHIO STATE

2018 JIM BROWN AWARD

This honor goes to the NCAA’s top running back, recently named for Hall of Famer Jim Brown.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

DARRELL HENDERSON, RB, MEMPHIS

2018 PAUL WARFIELD TROPHY

Named for Paul Warfield, this honor is given to the nation’s top collegiate wide receiver.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

RONDALE MOORE, WR, PURDUE

Photo: Purdue Athletics

2018 JIM PARKER TROPHY

Given yearly to the top collegiate offensive lineman. Named for Ohio State great and Hall of Famer Jim Parker.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

JONAH WILLIAMS, OT, ALABAMA

Photo: Christopher Hanewinc/USA TODAY Sports

2018 BILL WILLIS TROPHY

Named for Bill Willis, this award is given yearly to the top collegiate defensive lineman.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

QUINNEN WILLIAMS, DT, ALABAMA

Photo: Mickey Welsh/Dothan Eagle

2018 JACK LAMBERT TROPHY

Named for Jack Lambert, this award is given yearly to the top collegiate linebacker.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

JOSH ALLEN, JACK, KENTUCKY

Photo: Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports

2018 JACK TATUM TROPHY

Since 1991, the Jack Tatum Trophy is given yearly to the top collegiate defensive back. Named after the legendary Jack Tatum

THIS YEARS WINNER…

GRANT DELPIT, S, LOUISIANA STATE

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2018 ARCHIE GRIFFIN AWARD

The Archie Griffin Award signifies college football’s most valuable player for the entire season. It is named in honor of the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, Archie Griffin of Ohio State.

THIS YEARS AWARD…

TREVOR LAWRENCE, QB, CLEMSON

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2018 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Given yearly to the top college football newcomer.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

TREVOR LAWRENCE, QB, CLEMSON

2018 OZZIE NEWSOME AWARD

Named for Ozzie Newsome, this award is presented annually to the top collegiate tight end.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

T.J. HOCKENSON, TE, IOWA

Photo: Andy Abeyta/Qaud-City Times

2018 VLADE AWARD

Named in honor of Vlade Janakievski, one of the most accurate placekickers in Ohio State football history, this award is given yearly to the most accurate college football kicker.

THIS YEARS WINNER….

ANDRE SZMYT, PK, SYRACUSE

Photo: Syracuse Athletics

2018 WOODY HAYES AWARD

Named for Woody Hayes, this award recognizes the top collegiate coach.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

DABO SWINNEY, HC, CLEMSON

2018 FCS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to the FCS College Football Player of the Year.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

DEVLIN HODGES, QB, SAMFORD

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2018 SAM B. NICOLA TROPHY

Named for the Club’s founder, this trophy is presented annually to the National High School Player of the Year.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

RYAN HILINSKI, ORANGE, CA

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2018 Bronko Nagurski Award

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) has annually chosen a National Defensive Player of the Year since 1993.

In 1995, the FWAA named the award in honor of a legendary two-way player from the University of Minnesota, Bronislaw “Bronko” Nagurski. Nagurski dominated college football then became a star for professional football’s Chicago Bears in the 1930s. He is a charter member of both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

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THIS YEARS WINNER…

JOSH ALLEN, OLB, KENTUCKY WILDCATS

Kentucky senior outside linebacker Josh Allen has been named the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy awarded to the nation’s top defensive player, it was announced at Monday’s (Dec 3rd) awards banquet in Charlotte by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

On the season, Allen has registered 84 total tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, five forced fumbles, six quarterback hurries and four pass breakups. He is tied for first nationally in forced fumbles, second nationally and first in the SEC in sacks and is tied for ninth nationally and first in the SEC in tackles for loss in helping the Wildcats to its first nine-win regular season since 1977, its first winning record in the SEC in 41 years and its first-ever Citrus Bowl bid, where Kentucky will face Penn State on Jan. 1.

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The 2018 Bronko Nagurski Award finalists included:

  • Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
  • Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
  • Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  • Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
  • Quinnen Williams, NG, Alabama

FBS 2018 A.P. All-American teams

FIRST TEAM

2018 Heisman Winner and AP first team All-American Kyler Murray.
Photo: Tulsa World.

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Kyler Murray, junior, Oklahoma
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis
Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson
Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Bunchy Stallings, senior, Kentucky
Center — Garrett Bradbury, senior, North Carolina State
Tight end — Jace Sternberger, junior, Texas A&M
Wide receivers — Jerry Jeudy, sophomore, Alabama; Marquise Brown, junior, Oklahoma
All-purpose player — Rondale Moore, freshman, Purdue
Kicker — Andre Szmyt, freshman, Syracuse

DEFENSE

Ends — Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson; Sutton Smith, junior, Northern Illinois
Tackles — Quinnen Williams, junior, Alabama; Christian Wilkins, senior, Clemson
Linebackers — Josh Allen, senior, Kentucky; Devin White, junior, LSU; Ben Burr-Kirven, senior, Washington
Cornerbacks — Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame
Safeties — Grant Delpit, sophomore, LSU; Deionte Thompson, junior, Alabama
Punter — Braden Mann, junior, Texas A&M

SECOND TEAM

Maxwell and Walter Camp POY winner Tua Tagovailoa.
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Tua Tagovailoa, sophomore, Alabama
Running backs — Travis Etienne, sophomore, Clemson; Trayveon Williams, junior, Texas A&M
Tackles — Dalton Risner, senior, Kansas State; Andrew Thomas, sophomore, Georgia
Guards — Dru Samia, senior, Oklahoma; Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin
Center — Ross Piersbacher, senior, Alabama
Tight end — T.J, Hockenson, sophomore, Iowa
Wide receivers — Tylan Wallace, sophomore, Oklahoma State; Andy Isabella, senior, Massachusetts
All-purpose player — Greg Dortch, sophomore, Wake Forest
Kicker — Cole Tracy, senior, LSU

DEFENSE

Ends — Montez Sweat, senior, Mississippi State; Jachai Polite, junior, Florida
Tackles — Jerry Tillery, senior, Notre Dame; Gerald Willis III, senior, Miami
Linebackers — Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; David Long Jr., junior, West Virginia; Joe Dineen, senior, Kansas
Cornerbacks — Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU; Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington
Safeties — Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington; Amani Hooker, junior, Iowa
Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, senior, Utah

THIRD TEAM

Haskins was awarded the 2018 Chicago Tribune Silver FootballThe award is presented to the Big Ten’s best football player each year, and is voted on by the coaches. 
Photo: Cleveland.com

OFFENSE

Quarterbacks — Dwayne Haskins, sophomore, Ohio State
Running backs — Benny Snell, junior, Kentucky; Eno Benjamin, sophomore, Arizona State
Tackles — Andre Dillard, senior, Washington State; Cody Ford, junior, Oklahoma
Guards — Terronne Prescod, senior, North Carolina State; Chris Lindstrom, senior, Boston College
Center — Michael Jordan, junior, Ohio State
Tight end — Noah Fant, junior, Iowa
Wide Receivers — A.J. Brown, junior, Mississippi; David Sills V, senior, West Virginia
All-purpose player — J.J. Taylor, sophomore, Arizona
Kicker — Matt Gay, senior, Utah

DEFENSE

Ends — Chase Winovich, senior, Michigan; Jaylon Ferguson, senior, Louisiana Tech
Tackles — Jeffery Simmons, junior, Mississippi State; Ed Oliver, junior, Houston
Linebackers — Paddy Fisher, sophomore, Northwestern; David Woodward, sophomore, Utah State; Te’Von Coney, senior, Notre Dame
Cornerbacks — Hamp Cheevers, junior, Boston College; Lavert Hill, junior, Michigan
Safeties — Andre Cisco, freshman, Syracuse; Johnathan Abram, senior, Mississippi State
Punter — Jason Smith, sophomore, Cincinnati

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Fiesta Bowl – Jan 1

#8 Central Florida Knights (13-0) vs #11 Louisiana State Tigers (9-3)

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CENTRAL FLORIDA | AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Coach: Josh Heupel

UCF Players to watch:

*Junior LB Nate Evans (6-1/241)

Junior LB Nate Evans greets fans after the game.
Photo: Twitter/Nate Evans@OHthats_nate

Evans was named first team all-conference. He played in 12 games, starting nine. He was second on the team with 90 total tackles and recorded 2.5 sacks. Evans scored his first collegiate points on a 94-yard fumble recovery at ECU on Oct 20.  

*Junior CB Nevelle Clarke (6-1/185)

Clarke broke up a total of 12 passes, grabbed two interceptions; recorded a career-high 40 total tackles, 33 solo, and four for a loss of 18 yards on the season. 

**Sophomore FS Richie Grant (6-0186)

Grant led team in solo tackles with 64, 102 tackles, and six interceptions. He was named first team All-AAC and joined the Knights’ all-time list in most forced fumbles in a season with three, tied for eighth all-time.

*Junior OC Jordan Johnson (6-2/320)

Johnson started 12 games at center, earning first team all-conference honors. helping the Knights break the single-season rushing record.

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LOUISIANA STATE | SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Coach: Ed Orgeron

LSU Players to watch:

*Junior LB Devin White (6-1/260)

Linebacker Devin White has been named the winner of the Charles McClendon Award, which is presented annually to the most valuable player on the LSU football team.
Photo: Harris Highlights

White, who was the winner of the 2018 Butkus Award as college football’s top linebacker, led the Tigers with 115 tackles and 10.0 tackles for loss in helping LSU to a 9-3 overall mark and a berth in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on January 1 against UCF. White was a consensus All-America as well as being a first team All-SEC selection. White ran a 10.68 as a junior and before his senior year at the Nike Opening he ran a 4.49 at 6’1 255lbs, had a 39 inch vertical, and tossed the power ball 44 ft.

**Sophomore FS Grant Delpit (6-3/201)

Delpit was an unanimous All-America, becoming just the ninth player in LSU history to earn that distinction. He racked up 45 solo tackles with 28 assists, 5 interceptions and 5 sacks.

Senior QB Joe Burrow (6-3/215)

Burrow, a grad transfer from Ohio State, became the first player in LSU history to throw for 2,500 yards and rush for 350 yards in a season as he completed 198-of-345 passes for 2,500 yards and 12 TDs.

Senior RB Nick Brossette (6-0/2018)

Brossette is a talented local product who has shown the ability to bulldoze over would-be tacklers but also has the shiftiness to cut runs outside. He led the Tigers with 922 rushing yards and his 14 TDs ranked second in the league. 

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PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
LSU 40, UCF 32
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Glendale, Arizona