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. 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.
|Running Backs||Donnel Pumphrey||San Diego State|
|Wide Receivers||Isaiah 'Zay' Jones||East Carolina|
|Isaiah Ford||Virginia Tech|
|Tight End||Evan Engram||Mississippi|
|Taylor Moton||Western Michigan|
|Linemen||DeMarcus Walker||Florida State|
|Woody Baron||Virginia Tech|
|Hardy Nickerson, Jr.||Illinois|
|Defensive Backs||Desmond King||Iowa|
|Rasul Douglas||West Virginia|
|Tarvarus McFadden||Florida State|
|Punter||Cameron Johnston||Ohio State|
|Place-kicker||Zane Gonzalez||Arizona State|
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