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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.
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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

2018 ACC Awards

POWER 5

ATLANTIC COASTAL CONFERENCE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CLELIN FERRELL, CLEMSON

Ferrell looks to be a top 10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
Photo: ClemsonPaws

Ferrell was part of an exceptional Tigers’ defense in 2018 – one of four Clemson defensive linemen who will be drafted this April. Ferrell lead the Tigers in tackles for loss with 15.5 and sacks with 10.5. He racked up 40 tackles on the season with 11 quarterback pressures.

Ferrell was also the 2018 Ted Hendricks Award winner.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: TRAVIS ETIENNE CLEMSON

Etienne was also name ACC Player of the Year.
Photo: Clemson Athletics

Etienne garnered AP ACC Offensive Player of the Year by turning out the most prolific rushing season in school history, producing a school-record 1,658 yards yards on 204 carries with a school-record 24 rushing touchdowns and 12 catches for 78 yards and two receiving touchdowns in 486 snaps over 15 games. He was a Doak Walker Award finalist.

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ANDRE CISCO, SYRACUSE

Cisco received 40 of 46 votes to easily win the award.
Photo: Syracuse Athletics

Cisco was one of the bright spots in the Orange’s secondary this fall, starting 10 games at free safety and only coming off the field in early season 4-3 sets. His seven interceptions are tied for the national lead with Boston College’s Hamp Cheevers while his 16 passes defended are a program record among freshman defensive backs.

A Long Island native who transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his last two years of high school, Cisco racked up 51 tackles and a fumble recovery.

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: TREVOR LAWRENCE, CLEMSON

Lawrence was arguably the best quarterback in the nation.
Photo: Clemson Athletics

Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year despite not starting until Clemson’s fifth game of the season. A five-time ACC Rookie of the Week this season, Lawrence has completed 66.2 percent of his passes (200 of 302) for 2,488 yards with only four interceptions and is coming off the third 300-yard passing game of the season – a 393-yard outing in a win against South Carolina. He was also named ACC Rookie of the Year.

“He was amazing,” Swinney said of Lawrence, who has helped the Tigers win the National Championship. “To see Trevor go out and play like he did tonight, in that arena, that stage, was awesome. He made plays with his legs.”

COACH OF THE YEAR: DABO SWINNEY, CLEMSON

Swinney has led the Tigers to two National Championships.
Photo: Clemson Athletics

Swinney guided the Tigers to their fourth consecutive ACC title Saturday, a first since the league went to divisional play in 2005. He has guided Clemson to three consecutive College Football Playoff berths, eight consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories and the 2016 and 2018 National Championships.

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

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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

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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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FBS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Dec 7, 2019

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#2 Clemson Tigers (14-0) vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0)

CLEMSON | ATLANTIC COASTAL CONFERENCE

Coach: Dabo Swinney

Clemson Players to watch:

***Freshman QB Trevor Lawrence (6-5/205)

Lawrence is 6-foot-6 and blessed with a powerful arm, extraordinary field vision and remarkable poise.
Photo: New York Post

In the CFP Semi-Final/Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Trevor Lawrence completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 327 yards and three touchdowns, including 19 of 26 for 264 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Justyn Ross in the first half alone.

**Sophomore RB Travis Etienne (5-10/210)

Against Notre Dame, Travis Etienne ran for 109 yards on 14 carries, including a 62-yard touchdown run that pushed him past Wayne Gallman’s 2015 mark for the most rushing yards in a single season.

Senior DE Austin Bryant (6-5/265)

Austin Bryant’s two sacks and six total tackles were one of the main sparks of a defensive effort that only allowed three points to a Notre Dame team averaging over 33 per game this season.

***Freshman WR Justyn Ross (6-4/205)

True freshman wide receiver Justyn Ross has had Clemson fans talking since he walked on campus, but he made his first national splash with an outstanding game at the Cotton Bowl. Ross caught 6 passes for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns, averaging a whopping 24.7 yards per catch against the Fighting Irish.

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ALABAMA | SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Coach: Nick Saban

Alabama Players to watch:

**Sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa (6-1/216)

Tagovailoa is looking to take home gold for a second consecutive year, this time in Alabama-Clemson IV. 
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Tua Tagovailoa finished the Capital One Orange Bowl with a blistering 236.7 QB rating. He hit on 24 out of 27 passes for 318 yards and 4 touchdowns. During the Orange Bowl, Tagovailoa set a new UA school record of 3,671 passing yards in his career with a chance to add to that total on January 7th in Santa Clara, California.

*Junior RB Josh Jacobs (5-10/212)

Jacobs rushed for a team high of 98 yards against the Sooners. He also caught 4 passes for 60 yards. One of the most memorable plays of the game was when Jacobs bulldozed Oklahoma defensive back Robert Barnes on a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown pass from Tagovailoa that put Alabama ahead by four scores 2 minutes into the second quarter.

**Sophomore WR DeVonta Smith (6-1/175)

Smith will be long remembered in College Football Playoff National Championship lore for catching Tagovailoa’s 41-yard bomb on a streak down the sideline to secure the Crimson Tide with its 17th national championship against Georgia in 2018. In this year’s CFP semi-final against Oklahoma, Smith pulled in 6 receptions for 104 yards and 1 touchdown.

***Sophomore FS Xavier McKinney (6-1/197)

McKinney was named the Defensive MVP of the Orange Bowl. Against Oklahoma’s gunslinging QB Kyler Murray, McKinney totaled five tackles to go along with a game-high four pass breakups.

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2019 National Championship Game
#2 Clemson vs. #1 Alabama
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, California

Cotton Bowl – Dec 29

#2 Clemson Tigers (13-0) vs #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0)

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CLEMSON | ATLANTIC COASTAL CONFERENCE

Coach: Dabo Swinney

Clemson Players to watch:

***Freshman QB Trevor Lawrence (6-5/205)

Lawrence has been nothing less than spectacular in his freshman debut.
Photo: collegefootballnews.com

Lawrence has completed 212-326 passes for 2,606 yards with 24 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He earned first-team freshman All-American honors from multiple outlets and was a second-team All-ACC quarterback, collecting ACC Rookie of the Year honors as he led Clemson its fourth consecutive ACC title.

*Junior DE Clelin Ferrell (6-5/260)

Winner of the 2018 Ted Hendricks Award, Ferrell leads the 2018 team in tackles for loss (17) and sacks (10.5) along with totaling 45 tackles in 13 games. In his three-year career, he has 47.5 tackles for loss, eighth most in Tiger history, and 26 sacks, fifth most in school history.

Senior LT Mitch Hyatt (6-5/305)

Hyatt is a big reason Clemson is averaging 259.8 rushing yards per game and 6.8 yards per carry. The Tigers have also allowed just 14 sacks in 13 games. In his four-year career, he has played 3,624 snaps, most by a Tiger in history.

***Sophomore RB Travis Etienne (5-10/210)

Etienne is among the nation’s leaders in rushing with 1,463 yards and 21 touchdowns on 176 carries along with 10 receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in 13 games. His 22 total touchdowns are a school record. He is averaging 112.5 rushing yards per game and 8.3 yards per carry.

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NOTRE DAME | INDEPENDENT

Coach: Brian Kelly

Players to watch:

**Sophomore QB Ian Book (6-0/200)

Book took over the starting reigns in the fourth game of the season.
Photo: Chicago Tribune

Book helped the Irish rip off eight consecutive victories. Book finished the regular season completing 70.4% (197 of 280) of his passes with 19 TDs and 2,468 yards. He also rushed 78 times for 250 yards and four TDs. Book ranks sixth and eighth, respectively, in FBS completion percentage and pass efficiency. He became the first FBS signal caller to win his first five starts of a season with a completion percentage over 70% in each game since Russell Wilson at Wisconsin in 2011. 

*Junior WR Myles Boykin (6-1/227)

Boykin totaled 54 catches for 803 yards, both team highs. He had a stretch of six straight games with at least one TD reception, making him the first Irish receiver to accomplish that feat since Will Fuller.

Senior LB Te’Von Coney (6-1/236)

Coney capped his career by starting all 12 games while recording a team-best 107 tackles (59 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He became the first Irish player to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since since Jaylon Smith (2014, 2015). 

Senior DT Jerry Tillery (6-7/300)

Tillery started all 12 contests, recording a team-best eight sacks and three forced fumbles. He added 30 total tackles (10.5 for loss) and five QB hurries. Tillery leads all FBS interior defensive lineman in total QB hurries (31), sacks (8.0) and quarterback hits (44).

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College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 2 Clemson 30, No. 3 Notre Dame 3
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas