Ohio State tackle Taylor Decker and safety Vonn Bell were named First Team All-Americans by the Associated Press Sunday. It's a first honor for both players.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott, guard Pat Elflein and defensive end Joey Bosa were named to the AP's Second Team. Bosa, a unanimous All-American selection in 2014, was previously named to the first team this season by Sports Illustrated and the Football Writers Association of America. Clemson's Shaq Lawson and Penn State's Carl Nassib earned First Team honors ahead of Bosa for the AP.
Michigan State's Jack Allen and Jack Concklin were named First Team center and Second Team tackle, respectively. Michigan's Jake Butt was named Second Team tight end and corner Jourdan Lewis was named Second Team corner, while Wisconsin's Joe Schoebert was named Second Team linebacker.
Duke safety Jeremy Cash, who signed with Ohio State in 2011, but later transferred after Jim Tressel resigned, was named to the AP's First Team at safety. Let's take a minute to imagine Jeremy Cash and Vonn Bell lining up at safety together.
Ohio State's Fiesta Bowl opponent, Notre Dame, placed linebacker – and Butkus Award winner – Jaylon Smith on the AP's First Team, while Fighting Irish tackle Ronnie Stanley, wide receiver Will Fuller and defensive tackle Sheldon Day earned Second Team honors.
|QUARTERBACK||DESHAUN WATSON, CLEMSON (SO)|
|RUNNING BACKS||DERRICK HENRY, ALABAMA (JR); LEONARD FOURNETTE, LSU (SO)|
|TACKLES||TAYLOR DECKER, OHIO STATE (SR); SPENCER DRANGO, BAYLOR (SR)|
|GUARDS||JOSHUA GARNETT, STANFORD (SR); LANDON TURNER, NORTH CAROLINA (SR)|
|CENTER||JACK ALLEN, MICHIGAN STATE (SR)|
|RECEIVERS||COREY COLEMAN, BAYLOR (JR); JOSH DOCTSON, TCU (SR)|
|TIGHT END||HUNTER HENRY, ALABAMA (JR)|
|ALL-PURPOSE||CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY, STANFORD (SO)|
|KICKER||KA'IMI FAIRBAIRN, UCLA (SR)|
|ENDS||SHAQ LAWSON, CLEMSON (JR); CARL NASSIB, PENN STATE (SR)|
|TACKLES||A'SHAWN ROBINSON, ALABAMA (JR); ANDREW BILLINGS, BAYLOR (JR)|
|LINEBACKERS||REGGIE RAGLAND, ALABAMA (SR); TYLER MATAKEVICH, TEMPLE (SR); JAYLON SMITH, NOTRE DAME (JR)|
|CORNERBACKS||DESMOND KING, IOWA (JR); VERNON HARGREAVES III, FLORIDA (SO)|
|SAFETIES||JEREMY CASH, DUKE (SR); VONN BELL, OHIO STATE (JR)|
|PUNTER||TOM HACKETT, UTAH (SR)|
|QUARTERBACK||BAKER MAYFIELD, OKLAHOMA (JR)|
|RUNNING BACKS||DALVIN COOK, FLORIDA STATE (SO); EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, OHIO STATE (JR)|
|TACKLES||JACK CONKLIN, MICHIGAN STATE (JR); RONNIE STANLEY, NOTRE DAME (SR)|
|GUARDS||SEBASTIAN TRETOLA, ARKANSAS (SR); PAT ELFLEIN, OHIO STATE (JR)|
|CENTER||RYAN KELLY, ALABAMA (SR)|
|RECEIVERS||WILL FULLER, NOTRE DAME (JR); JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER, USC (SO)|
|TIGHT END||JAKE BUTT, MICHIGAN (JR)|
|ALL-PURPOSE||MORGAN BURNS, KANSAS STATE (SR)|
|KICKER||JAKE ELLIOTT, MEMPHIS (JR)|
|ENDS||JOEY BOSA, OHIO STATE (JR); DEFOREST BUCKNER, OREGON (SR)|
|TACKLES||ROBERT NKEMDICHE, MISSISSIPPI (JR); SHELDON DAY, NOTRE DAME (SR)|
|LINEBACKERS||JOE SCHOBERT, WISCONSIN (SR); KENTRELL BROTHERS, MISSOURI (SR); ERIC STRIKER, OKLAHOMA (SR)|
|CORNERBACKS||JOURDAN LEWIS, MICHIGAN (JR); JALEN RAMSEY, FLORIDA STATE (JR)|
|SAFETIES||TRAE ELSTON, MISSISSIPPIE (SR); JAYRON KEARSE, CLEMSON (JR)|
|PUNTER||DREW KASER, TEXAS A&M (SR)|