2021 Walter Camp All-America Teams, presented by 777 Partners

A Little History

This is the 132nd edition of the Walter Camp All-America team, the nation’s oldest college football All-American team, and presented by 777 Partners. Twenty-six 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, 36 different schools from nine conferences (including independents) were represented on the All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 51 players selected).     Overall, the Southeastern Conference has the most honorees (14), followed by the Big Ten (12) and Atlantic Coast Conference (6).

Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon and Pittsburgh each have two First Team selections.  Alabama has four players – two on the First Team and two on the Second Team – recognized.   Ohio State had three Second Team selections.

Good to See You Again

Four players on the 2021 Walter Camp All-America teams are repeat selections.  First Team selection Breece Hall (Iowa State) was a First Team honoree in 2020.  First Teamers Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa) and Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame) were both Second Team honorees as year ago.  In addition, Kenyon Green (Texas A&M) is a repeat Second Team selection.

Player of the Year Kenneth Walker III

The 55th recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, junior running back Kenneth Walker III is the first Michigan State player to win the prestigious honor.  Walker III is the 25th running back to earn the award, and the first since Derrick Henry (Alabama) in 2015.   Walker is also the 11th player from a Big Ten school to win the award since it began in 1967.  Walker ranks second in the nation and first among Power Five players at 1,614 rushing yards and 134.5 yards per game, and his 18 rushing touchdowns are tied for fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Then and Now

Twenty different schools are represented on the 2021 Walter Camp All-America First Team.  Of the 20 schools, Michigan has the most storied tradition of placing members on the team. The Wolverines had their first selection in 1903, halfback William Heston.  

This year, Michigan has two First Team selections (placekicker Jake Moody and defensive end Aidan Hutchinson).   Since 1903, Michigan has had 80 Walter Camp All-Americans.

Class Distinction

Of the 25 First Team selections, eight are seniors and two have graduate status.  There are nine juniors, and six sophomores.  On the Second Team (26 total selections), there are 12 seniors, 10 juniors, two sophomores, one freshman and one graduate.

Walter Camp Weekend 2022

The Walter Camp All-Americans will be recognized at the Foundation’s annual awards weekend, which will be held Feb. 25-26 in New Haven, CT.  

2021 Walter Camp All-America Teams


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year            Hometown

WR      David Bell, Purdue                                         6-2       205      Jr.            Indianapolis, IN

WR      Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh                            6-0       175      Soph.            Frederick, MD

TE       Trey McBride, Colorado State                       6-4       260      Sr.            Fort Morgan, CO

OL       Ikem Ekwonu, North Carolina State              6-4       320      Soph.            Charlotte, NC

OL       Evan Neal, Alabama                                       6-7       350      Jr.            Okeechobee, FL

OL       Darian Kinnard, Kentucky                             6-5       345      Sr.            Knoxville, TN

OL       Zion Johnson, Boston College                       6-3       316      Grad.             Bowie, MD

C         Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa #                              6-3       290      Jr.            Solon, IA

QB       Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh                               6-3       220      Sr.            Oakhurst, NJ

RB       Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State              5-10     210      Jr.            Arlington, TN

RB       Breece Hall, Iowa State #                               6-1       220      Jr.            Wichita, KS

PK       Jake Moody, Michigan                                   6-1       211      Sr.            Northville, MI


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year            Hometown

DL       Jordan Davis, Georgia                                    6-6       340      Sr.            Charlotte, NC

DL       Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan                         6-6       265      Sr.            Plymouth, MI

DL       Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon                         6-5       258      Soph.            Los Angeles, CA

DL       Jermaine Johnson, Florida State                     6-5       262      Sr.            Eden Prairie, MN

LB       Will Anderson, Alabama                                6-4       243      Soph.            Hampton, GA

LB       Nakobe Dean, Georgia                                   6-0       225      Jr.            Horn Lake, MS

LB       Devin Lloyd, Utah                                          6-3       235      Jr.            Chula Vista, CA

DB       Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame #                       6-4       220      Jr.            Atlanta, GA

DB       Coby Bryant, Cincinnati                                 6-1       198      Grad.            Cleveland, OH

DB       Jalen Pitre, Baylor                                          6-0       197      Sr.            Stafford, TX

DB       Verone McKinley, Oregon                             5-11     194      Soph.            Carrollton, TX

P          Matt Araiza, San Diego State                         6-2       200      Jr.            San Diego, CA

KR       Brian Battie, South Florida                             5-8       170      Soph.            Sarasota, FL


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year            Hometown

WR      Drake London, USC                                       6-5       210      Jr.            Moorepark, CA

WR      Chris Olave, Ohio State                                  6-1       188      Sr.            San Ysidro, CA

WR      Jameson Williams, Alabama                          6-2       189      Jr.            St. Louis, MO

TE       Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina                      6-4       240      Sr.            Cambridge, MA

OL       Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State                     6-5       315      Jr.            Tampa, FL

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

OL       Jamaree Salyer, Georgia                                 6-4       325      Sr.            Atlanta, GA

OL       Max Mitchell, Louisiana                                6-6       299      Jr.             Monroe, LA

C         Zach Frazier, West Virginia                           6-3       306      Soph.             Fairmont, WV

QB       Bryce Young, Alabama                                  6-0       194      Soph.            Pasadena, CA

RB       Sean Tucker, Syracuse                                   5-10     210      Fr.            Owings Mills, MD

RB       Tyler Badie, Missouri                                     5-8       194      Sr.            New Orleans, LA

PK       Noah Ruggles, Ohio State                              6-2       190      Grad.            Odesa, FL


Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt.     Wgt.    Year            Hometown

DL       Cameron Thomas, San Diego State                6-5       270      Jr.            Carlsbad, CA

DL       George Karlaftis, Purdue                                6-4       275      Jr.            West Lafayette, IN

DL       DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M                         6-4       290      Jr.            San Antonio, TX

DL       Sam Williams, Ole Miss                                 6-4       265      Sr.            Montgomery, AL

LB       Leo Chenal, Wisconsin                                   6-2       260      Jr.            Grantsburg, WI

LB       Chad Muma, Wyoming                                  6-3       242      Sr.            Lone Tree, CO

LB       Damone Clark, LSU                                       6-3       240      Sr.            Baton Rouge, LA

DB       Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati                           6-3       200      Jr.            Detroit, MI

DB       Matt Hankins, Iowa                                        6-0       185      Sr.            Lewisville, TX

DB       Jaylan Foster, South Carolina                        5-10     195      Sr.            Duncan, SC

DB       Steven Jones, Jr., Appalachian State              5-10     180      Sr.            Rockingham, NC

P          Adam Korsak, Rutgers                                   6-2       190      Sr.            Melbourne, Australia

KR       Marcus Jones, Houston                                   5-8       185      Sr.            Enterprise, AL

# – 2020 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection

* 2020 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection