2017 Walter Camp All-America First and Second Teams

Led by 2017 Player of the Year Baker Mayfield, second-ranked Oklahoma has four players on the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Teams, the 128th honored by the organization.  The nation’s oldest All-America squad was announced this evening on The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

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2017 Walter Camp All-America NOTEBOOK

In all, 33 different schools from nine conferences (including independents) were represented on the All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 52 players selected).  Auburn had three honorees (1 First Team and 2 Second Team). Wisconsin had four Second Team All-America honorees, while top-ranked Clemson had three. Overall, the Atlantic Coast Conference had the most honorees (11), followed by the Big Ten (10) and Big 12 (9).

The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm. Walter Camp Football Foundation President Michael Madera was pleased with the voting participation.

“Once again, we had more than 80 percent of the FBS schools participate in this year’s voting,” Madera said.  “We are very appreciative of the continuing cooperation of the coaches and sports information directors in our annual effort to honor the nation’s most outstanding college players.”

Leading the First Team offensive unit is Mayfield, a senior quarterback who was also selected the 2017 Walter Camp Player of the Year.  The nation’s second-leading passer, Mayfield (4,340) has passed for 41 touchdowns to lead a high-scoring Sooners’ offensive unit that averages 44.9 points per game.

Joining Mayfield in the backfield are juniors Bryce Love (Stanford) and Saquon Barkley (Penn State).  Love has rushed for 1,973 yards and 17 touchdowns, while Barkley has rushed for 1,134 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Seniors James Washington (Oklahoma State) and Michael Gallup (Colorado State) are the wide receivers. Washington has 69 catches for 1,423 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Gallup has 94 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns.

The tight end is Mark Andrews (Oklahoma).  The recipient of the Mackey Award (nation’s top tight end), Andrews has 56 receptions for 906 yards and eight touchdowns for the Sooners this season.

On the offensive line, junior Orlando Brown (Oklahoma) is joined by a duo from Notre Dame, seniors Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey.  Senior Cody O’Connell (Washington State) is a repeat First Team All-America honoree. Senior Billy Price (Ohio State), a Second Team All-America honoree last season, is the offensive center.

Placekicker Daniel Carlson (Auburn) earns First Team honors after being recognized on the Second Team in both 2015 and 2016. Carlson has converted 21 field goals and all 54 of his point-after-kicks this season for the Tigers.

Leading the defensive unit is junior defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama), who was a Second Team All-American last season.   Fitzpatrick is joined in the defensive secondary by senior Jalen Davis (Utah State) and juniors Joshua Jackson (Iowa) and DeShon Elliott (Texas).


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Senior Bradley Chubb (North Carolina State), who has 21 tackles for loss for the Wolfpack, is a First Team All-American along with sophomores Sutton Smith (Northern Illinois), who has a nation-leading 28.0 tackles for loss, and Ed Oliver (Houston).  Junior Hercules Mata’afa (Washington State) rounds out the interior.

Senior Josey Jewell (Iowa), who ranks third in the nation with 125 tackles, leads the linebacking corp.  Joining Jewell is senior Obgonnia Okoronkwo (Oklahoma) and junior Roquan Smith (Georgia),

The punter is junior Michael Dickson (Texas), who averages 48.4 yards-per-punt.  The kick returners are sophomore Tony Pollard (Memphis), who has four kickoff returns for touchdowns, and senior Dante Pettis (Washington).

Second Team Notables

Leading the Second Team are three players from top-ranked Clemson, including repeat Second Team honoree, junior defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.  Joining Wilkins is junior defensive end Austin Bryant and junior offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt.

Sixth-ranked Wisconsin has four Second Team honorees, including junior linebacker T.J. Edwards, senior tight end Troy Fumagalli, offensive lineman David Edwards and freshman running back Jonathan Taylor.  Taylor ranks third in the nation with 1,847 rushing yards.

The nation’s leading rusher (2,027), senior running back Rashaad Penny (San Diego State) is a Second Team selection, as is last year’s Walter Camp Player of the Year, junior quarterback Lamar Jackson (Louisville).  Jackson leads the nation in total offense (4,932 yards) and has accounted for 42 touchdowns (25 passing, 17 rushing) for the Cardinals.

Members of the 2017 Walter Camp All-America team and other major award winners (Alumni Award-Eddie George; Man of the Year-Calvin Johnson; Distinguished American-Lee Corso), will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet, presented by David McDermott Lexus of New Haven, on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Yale University’s Lanman Center.

Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients.

2017 Walter Camp All-America Teams


First Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

WR      James Washington, Oklahoma State             6-1       205      Sr.       Stamford, TX

WR      Michael Gallup, Colorado State                    6-1       200      Sr.       Monroe, GA

TE       Mark Andrews, Oklahoma                             6-5       254      Jr.        Scottsdale, AZ

OL       Orlando Brown, Oklahoma                            6-8       345      Jr.        Duluth, GA

OL       Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame                                    6-5       330      Sr.       Holmdel, NJ

OL       Cody O’Connell, Washington State *                        6-9       368      Sr.            Wenatchee, WA

OL       Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame                    6-8       315      Sr.       Philadelphia, PA

C         Billy Price, Ohio State $                                6-4       312      Sr.       Austintown, OH

QB       Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma #                         6-1       220      Sr.       Austin, TX

RB       Bryce Love, Stanford                                     5-10     196      Jr.        Wake Forest, NC

RB       Saquon Barkley, Penn State                           5-11     230      Jr.        Coplay, PA

PK       Daniel Carlson, Auburn %                             6-4       223      Sr.       Colorado Springs, CO


First Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

DL       Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State                        6-4       275      Sr.       Marietta, GA

DL       Ed Oliver, Houston                                         6-3       290      So.       Houston, TX

DL       Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State                       6-2       252      Jr.        Lahaina, HI

DL       Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois                     6-1       225      So.       Saint Charles, MO

LB       Roquan Smith, Georgia                                  6-1       225      Jr.        Montezuma, GA

LB       Josey Jewell, Iowa                                          6-2       236      Sr.       Decorah, IA

LB       Obgonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma                 6-1       240      Sr.       Houston, TX

DB       Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama            $                      6-1       202      Jr.        Old Bridge, NJ

DB       Joshua Jackson, Iowa                                     6-1       192      Jr.        Corinth, TX

DB       DeShon Elliott, Texas                                                6-2       210      Jr.        Rockwall, TX

DB       Jalen Davis, Utah State                                  5-10     185      Sr.       LaMesa, CA

P          Michael Dickson, Texas                                 6-3       205      Jr.        Sydney, Australia

KR       Dante Pettis, Washington                               6-1       195      Sr.       San Clemente, CA

KR       Tony Pollard, Memphis                                 5-11     200      So.       Memphis, TN


Second Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

WR      David Sills, West Virginia                             6-4       203      Jr.        Wilmington, DE

WR      Steve Ishmael, Syracuse                                 6-2       209      Sr.       Miami, FL

TE       Tory Fumagalli, Wisconsin                           6-6       248      Sr.       Aurora, IL

OL       Braden Smith, Auburn                                   6-6       303      Sr.       Olathe, KS

OL       Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan      6-6       330      Sr.       Southfield, MI

OL       David Edwards, Wisconsin                            6-7       315      So.       Downers Grove, IL

OL       Mitch Hyatt, Clemson                                                6-5       305      Jr.        Sewanee, GA

C         Bradley Bozeman, Alabama                          6-5       314      Sr.       Roanoke, AL

QB       Lamar Jackson, Louisville *                          6-3       211      Jr.        Pompano Beach, FL

RB       Rashaad Penny, San Diego State                   5-11     220      Sr.       Norwalk, CA

RB       Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin                           5-11     214      Fr.       Salem, NJ

PK       Matt Gay, Utah                                               6-1       220      Sr.       Orem, UT


Second Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

DL       Austin Bryant, Clemson                                 6-5       265      Jr.        Pavo, GA

DL       Nick Bosa, Ohio State                                                6-4       270      So.       Fort Lauderdale, FL

DL       Maurice Hurst, Michigan                               6-2       280      Sr.       Westwood, MA

DL       Christian Wilkins, Clemson $                                    6-4       300      Jr.            Springfield, MA

LB       T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin                                6-1       244      Jr.        Lake Villa, IL

LB       Devin Bush, Michigan                                   5-11     222      So.       Pembroke Pines, FL

LB       Micah Kiser, Virginia                                                6-2       240      Sr.       Baltimore, MD

LB       Joe Giles-Harris, Duke                                   6-2       230      So.       Nyack, NY

DB       Derwin James, Florida State                          6-3       211      So.       Haines City, FL

DB       Quin Blanding, Virginia                                 6-2       210      Sr.       Virginia Beach, VA

DB       Lukas Denis, Boston College                         5-11     186      Jr.        Everett, MA

DB       Carlton Davis, Auburn                                   6-1       203      Jr.        Miami, FL

P          Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah *                           6-2       220      Jr.        Gosnells, Australia

KR       D.J. Reed, Kansas State                                  5-9       188      Jr.        Bakersfield, CA



# – 2015 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection

* – 2016 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection

$ – 2016 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection

% – 2015 and 2016 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection