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CollegeFootballPoll.com 2016 All-America Team

8th Annual Edition Honors Nation's Top Players At Every Position

by CFP Staff
December 18, 2016

CollegeFootballPoll.com today announced its 25 college football All-America selections for 2016. The committee is headed by Dave Congrove, owner/operator of the website and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

Mr. Congrove is also a:
- voting member for the Vince Lombardi Award
- voting member for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
- voting member for the Ray Guy Award
- voting member for the Fred Biletnikoff Award
- voting member of the College Football Hall of Fame
- nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy
- nominating member for the Outland Trophy
- nominating member for the 25-player FWAA All-America Team

Congrove is the creator of the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR Top 128).

The ACC dominates this year's team with 8 selections, followed by the Big Ten and SEC with 5 each.

Sophomore QB Lamar Jackson of Louisville takes top honor at quarterback, besting a lot of other qualified candidates. Deshaun Watson was his closest competitor and would've been a repeat member as Watson was the CFP A-A choice at quarterback in 2015.

Jackson's regular season stats were eye-popping as he ran for 1,538 yards and 21 TD's, and passed for 3,390 yards and 30 TD's.

The running back position had a clear favorite in record-setting Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State. James Conner of Pittsburgh was the second selection as he topped the 1,000-yard mark and scored 16 touchdowns in a remarkable comeback season from cancer.

Also on this year's All-America team are Groza winner Zane Gonzalez of Arizona State, and Outland Trophy winner Cam Robinson of Alabama,

CollegeFootballPoll.com is proud to present this roster of All-Americans for 2016.

OFFENSE
Quarterback: Lamar Jackson Louisville
Running Backs: Donnel Pumphrey San Diego State
  James Conner Pittsburgh
Wide Receivers: Isaiah 'Zay' Jones East Carolina
  Isaiah Ford Virginia Tech
Tight End: Evan Engram Mississippi
Linemen: Cam Robinson Alabama
  Ryan Ramczyk Wisconsin
  Taylor Moton Western Michigan
  Dan Feeney Indiana
  Ethan Pocic LSU
DEFENSE
Linemen: DeMarcus Walker Florida State
  Ejuan Price Pittsburgh
  Woody Baron Virginia Tech
  Lowell Lotulelei Utah
Linebackers: Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt
  Reuben Foster Alabama
  Hardy Nickerson, Jr. Illinois
Defensive Backs: Desmond King Iowa
  Rasul Douglas West Virginia
  Tarvarus McFadden Florida State
  Jordan Thomas Oklahoma
SPECIAL TEAMS
Punter: Cameron Johnston Ohio State
Place-kicker: Zane Gonzalez Arizona State
Returner: Quadree Henderson Pittsburgh

This year's All-America team features the following number of players from each conference:
ACC - 8
Big Ten - 5
SEC - 5
Big 12 - 2
PAC-12 - 2
MAC - 1
MWC - 1
American - 1
Independents - 0
Sun Belt - 0



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