2015 College Football All-America Team

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The 2015 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] In 1950, the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled 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, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The 2015 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), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, and Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!).

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 two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team to 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]

In 2015, there were 26 consensus All-Americans, 12 of which were unanimous. Unanimous selections are listed with an asterisk.[6]

2015 consensus All-Americans
Name Position Year University
Deshaun Watson Quarterback Sophomore Clemson
Leonard Fournette Running back Sophomore LSU
Derrick Henry* Running back Junior Alabama
Corey Coleman* Wide receiver Junior Baylor
Josh Doctson* Wide receiver Senior TCU
Hunter Henry* Tight end Junior Arkansas
Taylor Decker Offensive tackle Senior Ohio State
Spencer Drango* Offensive tackle Senior Baylor
Ronnie Stanley Offensive tackle Senior Notre Dame
Joshua Garnett* Guard Senior Stanford
Ryan Kelly Center Senior Alabama
Joey Bosa Defensive end Junior Ohio State
Shaq Lawson Defensive end Junior Clemson
Carl Nassib* Defensive end Senior Penn St.
A'Shawn Robinson Defensive tackle Junior Alabama
Reggie Ragland* Linebacker Senior Alabama
Tyler Matakevich Linebacker Senior Temple
Jaylon Smith Linebacker Junior Notre Dame
Jeremy Cash* Safety Senior Duke
Jalen Ramsey Safety Junior Florida State
Vernon Hargreaves* Cornerback Junior Florida
Desmond King* Cornerback Junior Iowa
Ka'imi Fairbairn Kicker Senior UCLA
Tom Hackett* Punter Senior Utah
Evan Berry All-purpose Sophomore Tennessee
Christian McCaffrey All-purpose Sophomore Stanford

Offense[edit]

Quarterback[edit]

Running back[edit]

Wide receiver[edit]

Tight end[edit]

Offensive line[edit]

Defense[edit]

Defensive line[edit]

Linebacker[edit]

Defensive back[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Kicker[edit]

Punter[edit]

All-purpose / return specialist[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  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. ^ "2015 Consensus All-America" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 

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