Walter Camp 2022 Preseason All-America Teams, presented by 777 Partners

The Walter Camp Football Foundation, an all-volunteer organization and caretaker of the nation’s oldest college football All-America team, has announced its 2022 Preseason All American teams, presented by 777 Partners.

Ten players who earned Walter Camp All-American recognition in 2020 and/or 2021 are on the 2022 preseason list

Please also note:  the Foundation will be announcing the Players to Watch for the 2022 Walter Camp Player of Year on Friday, July 29 as part of the National College Football Awards Association Watch List rollout.

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 (,@WalterCampFF) – 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 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. For more information, visit the association’s website,

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First Team Preseason Offense

WR: Jordan Addison (USC)*, Jaxson Smith-Njigba (Ohio State)

TE: Brock Bowers (Georgia)

OL:  Peter Skoronski (Northwestern), Andrew Vorhees (USC), O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida), Caleb Chandler (Louisville)

C:  Jarrett Patterson (Notre Dame)

QB: Bryce Young (Alabama)#

RB:  Bijan Robinson (Texas), TreVeyon Henderson (Ohio State)

PK: Jake Moody (Michigan)*

First Team Preseason Defense

DL:  Bryan Bresee (Clemson), Jalen Carter (Georgia), Zion Tupuola-Fetui (Washington), Andre Carter II (Army West Point)

LB:  Will Anderson (Alabama), Trenton Simpson (Clemson), Noah Sewell (Oregon)

DB:  Cam Smith (South Carolina), Eli Ricks (Alabama), Kelee Ringo (Georgia), Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M)

P: Adam Korsak (Rutgers)#

KR:  Brian Battie (South Florida)*

Second Team Preseason Offense

WR:  Xavier Worthy (Texas), Kayshon Boutte (LSU)

TE:  Michael Mayer (Notre Dame)

OL:  John Michael Schmitz (Minnesota), Dawand Jones (Ohio State), Jordan McFadden (Clemson), Zach Frazier (West Virginia)#

C: Olusegun Oluwatimi (Michigan)

QB: Caleb Williams (USC)

RB: Sean Tucker (Syracuse)#, Blake Corum (Michigan)

PK:  Noah Ruggles (Ohio State), #

Second Team Preseason Defense

DL: Calijah Kancey (Pittsburgh), Gervon Dexter (Florida), Jaxon Player (Baylor), Jacob Slade (Michigan State)

LB: Edefuan Ulofoshio (Washington), Ivan Pace, Jr. (Cincinnati), Carlton Martial (Troy)

DB: Steven Jones, Jr. (Appalachian State)#, Riley Moss (Iowa), Clark Phillips III (Utah), Brandon Joseph (Notre Dame)%

P:  Kyle Ostendorp (Arizona)

KR:  Charlie Jones (Purdue)

* – 2021 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection

# – 2021 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection

% – 2020 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection

2022 Walter Camp Ring of Honor Golf Classic Weekend

3 – Walter Camp Players of the Year,
3 – Heisman Trophy winners,
2 – NFL Hall of Famers,
1 – NBA Hall of Fame member,
1 – current NHL star just to name a few!

A sold-out field of 36 foursomes had an experience of a lifetime at the 2022 Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Ring of Honor Golf Classic, Monday June 13 th at Race Brook CC in Orange, CT. Each foursome played at least nine holes with a “Special Guest”.

The Ring of Honor welcomed Archie Griffin and Ty Law, who were officially inducted on Sunday evening June 12 th at a ceremony and reception on the Rooftop at Goodfellas – New Haven. There were approximately 100 guests attending this exclusive event held in conjunction with the next day’s Golf Classic. The Weekend Presenting Sponsor was Seamless Health GA. The Induction Ceremony & Reception was sponsored by The New England Patriots Foundation, The Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan.

The Foundation and its new President, Anthony Mortali, hosted some of the greats of professional sports. In addition to Griffin and Law, the celebrities joining the golfing foursomes included former Patriots running back, Kevin Faulk, NFL Hall of Famer, Will Shields, Heisman winners Griffin (1974, 1975) Mike Rozier – Nebraska (1983), George Rogers- South Carolina (1980). Griffin, Rozier, and Hugh Green – Pittsburgh (1980) were Walter Camp Players of the Year. ESPN Personality, John Anderson, former Nebraska QB Tommie Frazier, Cornell and Minnesota Vikings running back, turned actor, Ed Marinaro (Hill St. Blues, Laverne & Shirley, Sisters, Blue Mountain State, Dallas Cowboys Flozell Adams, NBA Hall of Famer, CT native Calvin Murphy, current NHL star, Tage Thompson – Buffalo Sabres, former UCONN/NFL tight end, Sean Mulcahy, SCSU all-time leading receiver, Chris Ortiz, New England Patriots Irving Fryar, CT native NiKo Koutouvides, NFL Alumni Representative for CT, and current WCFF Alumni President, Ken Huff – a former member of the Washington Redskins famed “HOGS” offensive line.

The Foundation made a special check presentation to Special Olympics Connecticut prior to teeing off.

Next year’s Induction Ceremony/Golf Classic is scheduled for June 11-12, 2023.

Archie Griffin and Ty Law to be Inducted into the Ring of Honor

May 31, 2022                                                                                             
Contact: Mike Madera                            

New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today, that two notable players in the history of college football will be the latest college greats to be inducted into The Foundation’s Ring of Honor, in ceremonies to be held in conjunction with The Foundation’s annual Ring of Honor Golf Classic June 12-14 in New Haven.

“The Ring of Honor recognizes former players, coaches and individuals who have played a significant role in the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s history and tradition”. The Walter Camp Football Foundation is thrilled to bestow this honor on two college football greats, Archie Griffin, Walter Camp All-American, Player of the Year (1974, 1975), 1993 Walter Camp Alumni Award winner and a member of the All-Time All-America Team from The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan’s Ty Law, 1994 Walter Camp All-American, longtime member of the New England Patriots, 3-time SuperBowl champ, and NFL Hall of Famer, said WCFF President Tony Mortali.

“The Mission of The Foundation is to preserve and promote the tradition of selecting a collegiate All-America Football Team as started by Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football,” in 1889, while also paying tribute to individuals who contribute to the great American game of football, perpetuate his ideals and support humanitarian programs and activities”. No two individuals are more fitting of this honor than Archie Griffin and Ty Law, Mortali continued.

Griffin and Law join previous Ring of Honor inductees: Herschel Walker, Tony Dorsett, Tim Brown, Cornelius Bennett, Hugh Green, and Tommie Frazier.

ESPN’s Chris Berman is expected to return as the event emcee.

 Proceeds from the Ring of Honor Golf Classic support the WCFF’s philanthropic goals. The Foundation provides financial, and manpower support to worthy adult-oriented and youth-focused educational organizations, which have collectively become known as “The Walter Camp Charities.”

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