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2019 Pre-Season All-American team: Offense

*An early look ahead.

First Team

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa looks to duplicate his amazing sophomore season.
Photo: Al.com
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
QBTua TagovailoaJrAlabama6′ 1″218
RBJonathan TaylorJrWisconsin5′ 11″214
RBTravis EtienneJrClemson5′ 10″210
WRJerry JeudyJrAlabama6′ 1″187
WRRondale MooreSoPurdue5′ 9″175
TEAlbert OkwuegbunamJrMissouri6′ 5″260
OTTrey AdamsSrWashington6′ 8″331
OTAndrew ThomasJrGeorgia6′ 6″320
OGCalvin ThrockmortonSrOregon6′ 5″316
OGJohn SimpsonSrClemson6′ 4″320
OCTyler BiadaszJrWisconsin6′ 3″322
KAndre SzmytSoSyracuse6′ 1″195
RSRondale MooreSoPurdue5′ 9″175

Second Team

National Championship quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Photo: heavy.com
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
QBTrevor LawrenceSoClemson6′ 5″205
RBSalvon AhmenJrWashington5′ 11″191
RBEno BenjaminJrArizona State5′ 10″200
WRJustyn RossSoClemson6′ 4″205
WRTylan WallaceJrOklahoma State6′ 0″185
TEMatt BushmanJrBYU6′ 5″250
OTWalker LittleJrStanford6′ 7″317
OTSamuel CosmiSoTexas6′ 6″290
OGShane LemieuxSrOregon6′ 4″315
OGParker BraunSrGeorgia Tech6′ 3″280
OCZach ShackelfordSrTexas6′ 4″295
KCooper RotheSrWyoming5′ 11″174
RSSavon ScarverJrUtah State5′ 11″180

Third Team

Look for Patterson to have a break-out Senior season.
Photo: MGoBlue.com
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
QBShea PattersonSrMichigan6′ 2″203
RBMichael WarrenJrCincinnati5′ 11″2018
RBKennedy BrooksSoOklahoma5′ 11″201
WRCollin JohnsonSrTexas6′ 5″215
WRTyler JohnsonSrMinnesota6′ 2′190
TEJared PinkneySrVanderbilt6′ 4″255
OTJon Runyan, Jr.SrMichigan6′ 4′298
OTLiam EichenbergJrNotre Dame6′ 6″303
OGKeith IsmaelJrSan Diego State6′ 3″310
OGBen BredesonSrMichigan6′ 5″310
OCJimmy MorrisseySrPittsburgh6′ 3″295
KRidrigo BlankenshipSrGeorgia6′ 1″191
RSIsaiah WrightSrTemple6′ 2″218

2019 Big Ten Awards

Power 5

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year: Devin Bush, Michigan

Bush was a Consensus All-American for the Wolverines.
Photo: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports

Michigan co-captain linebacker Devin Bush Jr. was named the most outstanding defensive player in the Big Ten. According to the team site, in 12 games he totaled 79 tackles (38 solo), 9 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Bush, who was also a unanimous All-Big Ten first-team pick, was named the Nagurski-Woodson defensive player of the year by the league on Tuesday. He also won the league’s Butkus-Fitzgerald linebacker of the year honor. 

Because the pool of draft-eligible underclassmen in so large, Bush might not hear his name called until the second round.

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Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year: Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Haskins owns the B1G’s single-season passing yards record.
Photo: Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports

Sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year. Haskins led Ohio State to an 11-1 record and 8-1 in the Big Ten while throwing for 4,003 yards and 41 touchdowns. He added 127 yards on the ground with four touchdowns. Haskins also took home the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year award.

RELATED: Haskins is expected to go in the first six picks of the NFL draft.

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Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year: Rondale Moore, Purdue

In his college debut, Moore has 313 all-purpose yards vs. Northwestern.
Photo: Purdue Athletics

In the last game of his freshman year, at the Music Bowl, All-American Rondale Moore established a new school record with 2,215 all-purpose yards in a single season. The wide receiver finished with 1,258 yards receiving. His 114 receptions were the best in the country for the 2018 season and seven behind the school record of 121 set by Chris Daniels in 1999 (also in 12 games). His 12 touchdown catches were tied for fourth on the Boilermaker’s single season list.

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Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa

Smith-Marsette consistently gave Iowa strong field position with his returns.
Photo: Jeffery Becker/USATODAYSports

In 2018, Smith-Marsette returned 24 kicks for 707 yards and a 29.5 yards per return average. Though he was unable to return a kick for a touchdown this year, the former Newark, New Jersey, Weequahic high school track star, was invariably consistent with his kick returns for the Hawkeyes. He followed his blocks well and seemed to glide effortlessly down the field. His 29.5 kick return average led the Big Ten, finishing second nationally. 

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Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) & Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote): : Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

Fitzpatrick was an unanimous selection for B1G’s Coach of the Year.
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Fitzgerald led Northwestern to its first-ever Big Ten West title and an 8-1 conference mark which is NU’s best Big Ten record since 1995. The Wildcats have also won 15 of 17 conference games. The Wildcats beat No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 21 Iowa, losing to No. 14 Michigan by only 3 points. In the Holiday bowl, they beat No. 17 Utah 31-20.

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

Photo: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

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

Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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

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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 Paul Hornung Award

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S MOST VERSATILE PLAYER

The Paul Hornung Award is a college football award that was created in January 2010 by the Louisville Sports Commission with the support of Paul Hornung, a native and resident of Louisville, Kentucky and member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The award recognizes college football’s most versatile player.

The Paul Hornung Trophy

Who Votes?

The Paul Hornung Award winner was chosen from among five finalists by a 17-member national selection committee comprised of sports journalists, coaches and retired NFL players with online fan voting accounting for the 18th vote.

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THIS YEARS WINNER…

RONDALE MOORE, WR/RS, PURDUE

Rondale Moore is the most dynamic playmaker in college football.
Image: Louisville Sports Commission

Purdue true freshman standout slot receiver/return specialist Rondale Moore, who set a school record for all-purpose yards in his first college game on his way to Big Ten Receiver and Freshman of the Year honors, was named winner of the ninth annual Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung present the award to the most versatile player in major college football.

A sure-hands receiver and elusive runner with breakaway speed, Moore is given high marks by the Big Ten coaches who named him the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year, Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year and first team all-conference on offense and special teams.

Following his record 313-all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Boilermakers’ opener against Northwestern, Moore quickly became the target of opponents’ defensive game plans. Yet he went on to lead the nation with 103 catches, is fourth in the nation with 2,048 all-purpose yards and leads all Power Five receivers in yards after catch with 882. He leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (1,164), receiving touchdowns (12) and kickoff return yards (599), and recorded nine games with more than 100 all-purpose yards: Northwestern (313), Missouri (195), Boston College (151), Nebraska (163), Illinois (112), Ohio State (252), Minnesota (183), Wisconsin (174) and Indiana (154).

“It is an honor to win the Paul Hornung Award, and I appreciate the members of the Selection Committee for choosing me,” Moore said. “Individual honors are nice, but football is a team game, and I want to thank my coaches and teammates for their support all season. I know I can get better and become a better all-around player.”

Article excerpts © 2018 Louisville Sports Commission

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The 2018 Paul Hornung Award finalists included:

  • Penn State – WR/RS K.J. Hamler, redshirt freshman
  • Louisiana-Monre –WR/RS Marcus Green, senior
  • Arizona State – WR/RS K’Neal Harry, junior
  • Michigan State – RB/RS Connor Heyward, sophomore
  • Purdue – WR/RS Rondale Moore, freshman

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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Music City Bowl – Dec 28

Auburn Tigers (7-5) vs Purdue Boilermakers (6-6)

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AUBURN | SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Coach: Gus Malzahn

Auburn Players to watch:

*Junior NT Derrick Brown (6-5/316)

NT Derrick Brown is a finalists for the second annual Collegiate Man of the Year.
Photo: Al.com

Brown currently has 45 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks five quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He’s been one of the SEC’s top defensive lineman the past two seasons, and many project the junior to be a first-round draft pick if he decides to leave school early. 

Senior MLB DeShaun Davis (5-11/246)

Davis was a first-team All-SEC selection at linebacker after finishing fifth this season with 107 tackles. The senior also led Auburn with 14 tackles for loss and recorded 2.5 sacks, two passes broken up and four quarterback hurries.

***Freshman RB JaTarvious Whitlow (6-0/216)

Whitlow leads the team with 777 yards rushing and four touchdowns despite battling injuries for much of the year. The redshirt freshman has gone over 100 yards three different times this season, including a 170-yard effort against Ole Miss in October, and he’s averaging 5.43 yards per carry.

***Freshman WR Seth Williams (6-3/210)

Williams has caught 24 passes for 479 yards and leads the team with five touchdown receptions. His 11-yard touchdown grab in the final minutes against Texas A&M proved to be the game-winner and was his second touchdown catch of the day. The true freshman also leads the team, and ranks fifth in the SEC, averaging 19.96 yards per catch.

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PURDUE | BIG 10 CONFERENCE

Coach: Jeff Brohm

Purdue Players to watch:

***Freshman WR/RS Rondale Moore (5-9/175)

Moore was a first-team All-American as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America.
Photo: Purdue Athletics

Moore leads the nation with 103 receptions, the second-most in a season by a Big Ten player.  He became the first true freshman consensus All-American in the country since Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson in 2004.

Senior QB David Blough (6-1/205)

Blough ranks second in Big Ten in passing yards (293.4) and total offense (296.2) per game and with 25 passing touchdowns. He is currently tied for fifth on school season passing touchdowns list, seventh with 3,521 passing yards and 3,554 yards of total offense.

*Junior TE Brycen Hopkins (6-5/240)

Hopkins ranks second among Big Ten tight ends with 564 receiving yards and fourth with 32 receptions (third on the Boilermakers) and has two receiving touchdowns.

*Junior LT Matt McCann (6-6/315)

McCann moved from right guard to right tackle and started all 12 games. He has started all 25 games over last two seasons and 33 in a row (35 total), dating to 2015, helping the Boilermakers average 317.8 passing yards (most since 2004) and 141.2 rushing yards per game.

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Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Auburn 63, Purdue 14