2017 All-America Team

December 22, 2017 by CFP Staff today announced its 25 college football All-America selections for 2017. 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 of the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll
- 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 for the Bednarik Award
- voting member for the Maxwell Award
- voting member for the George Munger Coach of the Year 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).

Oklahoma dominates this year's team with 4 selections, beginning with Heisman-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield who also collected the Maxwell, Walter Camp and Davey O'Brien awards, as well as player of the year honors from the AP. Mayfield enters the bowl season ranked 4th nationally in passing yards per game (333.8), 2nd in total passing yards (4,340), 2nd in TD passes (41), and topped the charts in passer rating (203.76) and completion percentage (71.0%).

The Sooners joining Mayfield are tight end Mike Andrews (Mackey Award), OL Orlando Brown and DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.

Bryce Love of Stanford and Rashaad Penny of San Diego State take running back honors. Love rushed for 1,973 yards and 17 touchdowns while Penny totaled 2,027 yards and 19 scores. Those two eked out Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin (1,847 yards and 13 TD's) and scoring machine Devin Singletary of FAU whose 32 touchdowns trail only Barry Sanders (37, 1988) and Montee Ball (33, 2011) for the most in FBS history.

Also on this year's All-America team are Butkus winner Roquan Smith of Georgia, Biletnikoff winner James Washington of Oklahoma State, Lou Groza recipient Matt Gay of Utah, Ray Guy winner Michael Dickson of Texas, Bronko Nagurski winner Bradley Chubb of N.C. State, and Rimington recipient Billy Price of Ohio State. is proud to present this roster of All-Americans for 2017.

Position Player Name School
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield Oklahoma
Running Backs: Bryce Love Stanford
  Rashaad Penny San Diego State
Wide Receivers: James Washington Oklahoma State
  David Sills West Virginia
Tight End: Mark Andrews Oklahoma
Linemen: Max Scharping Northern Illinois
  Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame
  Orlando Brown Oklahoma
  Billy Price Ohio State
  Frank Ragnow Arkansas
Linemen: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma
  Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest
  Bradley Chubb N.C. State
  Hercules Mata'afa Washington State
Linebackers: Jeff Holland Auburn
  Kendall Joseph Clemson
  Roquan Smith Georgia
Defensive Backs: Derwin James Florida State
  Denzel Ward Ohio State
  Josh Jackson Iowa
  Levi Wallace Alabama
Punter: Michael Dickson Texas
Place-kicker: Matt Gay Utah
Returner: Greg Stroman Virginia Tech

This year's All-America team features the following number of players from each conference:
Big 12 - 6
ACC - 5
SEC - 4
Big Ten - 3
PAC-12 - 3
American - 1
Independents - 1
MAC - 1
MWC - 1
Sun Belt - 0