Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team presented by Regions Bank.
He has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.
Lawrence, the first freshman quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back
Travis Etienne. Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons was a first-team selection on defense.
Clemson and No. 2
Alabama tied for the most first-team selections with three. Trevor Lawrence was the first freshman to quarterback a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Jeudy, an All-American last season, was selected to the preseason first team, along with defensive lineman Raekwon Davis and linebacker Dylan Moses.
Tua Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, was selected to the second team.
The AP All-America team is sponsored by Regions Bank this season, the first time the venerable player honor roll that dates to 1925 has ever had a presenting sponsor.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence, sophomore, Clemson. Running back: Jonathan Taylor, junior, Wisconsin; Travis Etienne, junior, Clemson. Tackles: Andrew Thomas, junior, Georgia; Walker Little, junior, Stanford. Guards: Shane Lemieux, senior, Oregon; Ben Bredeson, senior, Michigan. Center: Tyler Biadasz, junior, Wisconsin. Tight end: Albert Okwuegbunam, junior, Missouri. Wide receivers: Jerry Jeudy, junior, Alabama; Tylan Wallace, junior, Oklahoma State. All-purpose player: Rondale Moore, sophomore, Purdue. Kicker: Andre Szmyt, sophomore, Syracuse. DEFENSE Ends: Chase Young, junior, Ohio State; A.J. Epenesa, junior, Iowa. Tackles: Derrick Brown, senior, Auburn; Raekwon Davis, senior, Alabama. Linebackers: Dylan Moses, junior, Alabama; Isaiah Simmons, junior, Clemson; Joe Bachie, senior, Michigan State. Cornerbacks: Bryce Hall, senior, Virginia; Paulson Adebo, junior, Stanford. Safeties: Grant Delpit, junior, LSU; Andre Cisco, sophomore, Syracuse. Punter: Braden Mann, senior, Texas A&M. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Tua Tagovailoa, junior, Alabama. Running backs: D'Andre Swift, junior, Georgia; Eno Benjamin, junior, Arizona State. Tackles: Trey Adams, senior, Washington; Calvin Throckmorton, senior, Oregon. Guards: Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame; John Simpson, senior, Clemson. Center : Nick Harris, senior, Washington. Tight end: Jared Pinkney, senior, Vanderbilt. Wide receivers: Laviska Shenault Jr., junior, Colorado; Justyn Ross, sophomore, Clemson. All-purpose player: CeeDee Lamb, junior, Oklahoma. Kicker: Rodrigo Blankenship, senior, Georgia. DEFENSE Ends: Kenny Willekes, senior, Michigan State; Julian Okwara, senior, Notre Dame. Tackles: Leki Fotu, senior, Utah; Marvin Wilson, junior, Florida State. Linebackers: Paddy Fisher, junior, Northwestern; Evan Weaver, senior, California; Shaquille Quarterman, senior, Miami. Cornerbacks: Kristian Fulton, senior, LSU; CJ Henderson, junior, Florida. Safeties: Alohi Gilman, junior, Notre Dame; Jordan Fuller, senior, Ohio State.
Punter: James Smith, junior, Cincinnati.