CFP 2016 All-America Team

December 18, 2016 by Dave Congrove 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, is proud to present this roster of All-Americans for 2016.

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
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