2020 Walter Camp All-America Teams

A Little History

This is the 131st edition of the Walter Camp All-America team – the nation’s oldest All-America team. Twenty-five players were selected to the first team by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.  In addition, 26 players were selected to the Second Team.

• From 1889 to 1964, eleven players were selected.

• In 1965, both offensive and defensive teams were picked.

• In 1972, the first punter (Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi) was honored.

• In 1975, the first placekicker (Chris Bahr, Penn State) was selected.

• In 1998, the first-ever Second Team All-America team was recognized.

• In 2001, the first kick returner (Herb Haygood, Michigan State) was picked.

Conference Info

In all, 35 different schools from 11 conferences were represented on the All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 51 players selected).     Overall, the Southeastern Conference has the most honorees (12), followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference (11), Big Ten (7) and Big-12 (7).

Alabama has six First Team honorees – the most by a single team since Harvard had five selections (out of 11 total players) to the 1914 Walter Camp All-America team.

Notre Dame and Pittsburgh each have two First Team selections.    The Fighting Irish also have two Second Team honorees.  

Player of the Year DeVonta Smith

The 54th recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, DeVonta Smith is the third Alabama player to win the prestigious honor, joining quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (2018) and running back Derrick Henry (2015). Smith is the sixth wide receiver to earn the award, and the first since Larry Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh) in 2003.   Smith is also the tenth player from a SEC school to win the award since it began in 1967.  The 2020 Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Smith has recorded nation-leading totals in receptions (105), receiving yards (1,641) and touchdowns (20) for the top-ranked Crimson Tide, who will play Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Jan. 11.

Good to See You Again

Two players on the 2020 Walter Camp All-America teams are repeat selections.  First Team offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (Ohio State) was a Second Team honoree in 2019.  Second Team running back Travis Etienne (Clemson) earned Second Team honors last season.

Then and Now

Eighteen different schools are represented on the 2020 Walter Camp All-America First Team.  Of the 18 schools, Pittsburgh has the most storied tradition of placing members on the team. The Panthers had their first selection in 1915, center Bob Peck.   This year, Pittsburgh has two First Team selections (defensive ends Rashad Weaver and Patrick Jones II).   Since 1903, Pittsburgh has had 39 Walter Camp All-Americans, including three-time recipient Hugh Green (1978 to 1980).

Class Distinction

Of the 25 First Team selections, ten are seniors and three have graduate status.  There are ten juniors, one sophomore and one freshman (Northwestern DB Brandon Joseph). 

On the Second Team (26 total selections), there are 10 juniors and nine seniors.  There are five sophomores and two have graduate status.

2020 Walter Camp All-America Teams


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year    Hometown

WR      DeVonta Smith, Alabama                               6-1       175      Sr.        Amite, LA

WR      Elijah Moore, Ole Miss                                   5-9       184      Jr.        Fort Lauderdale, FL

TE       Kyle Pitts, Florida                                           6-6       246      Jr.        Philadelphia, PA

OL       Alex Leatherwood, Alabama                          6-3       312      Sr.        Pensacola, FL

OL       Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame                       6-6       302      Grad    Cleveland, OH

OL       Wyatt Davis, Ohio State         *                      6-4       315      Jr.        Bellflower, CA

OL       Brady Christensen, BYU                                6-6       300      Jr.        Bountiful, UT

C         Landon Dickerson, Alabama                          6-6       325      Sr.        Hickory, NC

QB      Mac Jones, Alabama                                       6-3       214      Jr.        Jacksonville, FL

RB       Najee Harris, Alabama                                    6-2       230      Sr.        Antioch, CA

RB       Breece Hall, Iowa State                                  6-1       215      Soph.   Wichita, KS

PK       Jose Borregalas, Miami                                   5-10     205      Sr.        Miami, FL


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year    Hometown

DL       Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina                    6-2       260      Grad    Aiken, SC

DL       Daviyon Nixon, Iowa                                     6-3       305      Jr.        Kenosha, WI

DL       Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh                            6-5       270      Grad    Fort Lauderdale, FL

DL       Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh                             6-5       260      Sr.        Chesapeake, VA

LB       Zaven Collins, Tulsa                                       6-4       260      Jr.        Hominy, OK

LB       Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame      6-1       215      Sr.        Hampton, VA

LB       Joseph Ossai, Texas                                        6-4       253      Jr.        Conroe, TX

DB      Brandon Joseph, Northwestern                      6-1       192      Fr.        College Station, TX

DB      Patrick Surtain II, Alabama                            6-2       202      Jr.        Plantation, FL

DB      Shemar Jean-Charles, Appalachian State        5-11     190      Sr.        Miramar, FL

DB      Talanoa Hufanga, USC                                   6-1       215      Jr.        Corvallis, OR

P          Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech                  6-0       255      Sr.        Alcolu, SC

KR      Avery Williams, Boise State                           5-9       195      Sr.        Pasadena, CA


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year    Hometown

WR      Jaelon Darden, North Texas                           5-9       174      Sr.        Houston, TX

WR      Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State                      6-0       190      Sr.        Fort Worth, TX

TE       Charlie Kolar, Iowa State                               6-6       257      Jr.        Norman, OK

OL       Kenyon Green, Texas A&M                           6-4       325      Soph.   Humble, TX

OL       Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech                  6-5       314      Jr.        Upper Marlboro, MD

OL       Aaron Banks, Notre Dame                             6-6       330      Sr.        Alameda, CA

OL       Cain Madden, Marshall                                  6-3       313      Sr.        South Webster, OH

C         Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa                                 6-3       289      Soph.   Solon, IA

QB      Trevor Lawrence, Clemson                             6-6       220      Jr.        Cartersville, GA

RB       Jaret Patterson, Buffalo                                  5-9       195      Jr.        Glendale, MD

RB       Travis Etienne, Clemson *                              5-10     205      Sr.        Jennings, LA

PK       Jake Oldroyd, BYU                                        6-1       195      Soph.   Southlake, TX


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year    Hometown

DL       Jaelan Phillips, Miami                                     6-5       266      Jr.        Redlands, CA

DL       Patrick Johnson, Tulane                                  6-3       255      Sr.        Chattanooga, TN

DL       Cade Hall, San Jose State                               6-2       260      Jr.        Morgan Hill, CA

DL       Haskell Garrett, Ohio State                            6-2       299      Sr.        Las Vegas, NV

DL       Darius Stills, West Virginia                            6-1       285      Sr.        Fairmont, WV

LB       Nick Bolton, Missouri                                     6-0       232      Jr.        Frisco, TX

LB       Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington                    6-3       280      Soph.       Pearl City, HI

LB       Grant Morgan, Arkansas                                 5-11     222      Grad.   Greenwood, AR

DB      Shaun Wade, Ohio State                                6-1       195      Grad.   Jacksonville, FL

DB      Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame                           6-4       219      Soph.   Atlanta, GA

DB      Shakur Brown, Michigan State                       5-11     190      Jr.        Stockbridge, GA

DB      Trevon Moehrig, TCU                                    6-2       202      Jr.        Spring Branch, TX

P          Jake Camarda, Georgia                                   6-2       180      Jr.        Norcross, GA

KR      Trestan Ebner, Baylor                                     5-11     208      Sr.        Henderson, TX

* 2019 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection