Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces 2020 PRESEASON All-America Teams, presented by Marcum LLP

The Walter Camp Football Foundation, an all-volunteer organization and caretaker of the nation’s oldest college football All-America team, has announced its 2020 Preseason All-American teams, presented by Marcum LLP, a national accounting and advisory services firm with offices in major business markets across the United States.  

Fourteen players who earned Walter Camp All-American recognition in 2019 are on the 2020 preseason list.  Leading the First Team offensive unit is junior running back Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State), who returns to the Cowboys after rushing for 2,094 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2019.    Ja’Marr Chase (LSU) is a preseason All-America wide receiver after recording 84 receptions for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns for the national champion Tigers.  On the offensive line, left tackle Penei Sewell (Oregon) is a preseason honoree after earning First Team accolades a year ago.

On defense, four players who earned Walter Camp Second Team All-America honors in 2019 are on the 2020 preseason list.   Linebackers Micah Parson (Penn State) and Hamilcar Rashed (Oregon State) are joined by defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman (Pittsburgh) and defensive back Derek Stingley (LSU).

Punter Max Duffy (Kentucky), a first team All-America selection a year ago, is on the 2020 preseason list along with placekicker Keith Duncan (Iowa), who earned Second Team honors in 2019.

In all, 33 different schools from eight conferences are represented on the Preseason All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 50 players selected).  

Walter Camp, considered the “Father of American Football,” first named an All-American team in 1889. The 2020 season will be the 131st edition of the team.  In late November, the 2020 All-America teams will be selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and will be certified by Marcum’s New Haven-based accounting firm.

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 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.

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2020 Walter Camp PRESEASON All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

WR      Ja’Marr Chase, LSU *                                                6-1       200      Jr.        Harvey, LA

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

TE       Kyle Pitts, Florida                                           6-6       239      Jr.        Philadelphia, PA

OL       Penei Sewell, Oregon  *                                  6-6       325      Jr.        Malaeimi, American Samoa

OL       Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin                           6-5       312      Sr,        Greenbay, WI

OL       Samuel Cosmi, Texas                                      6-7       310      Jr.        Humble, TX

OL       Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma  #                      6-3       315      Jr.        Shawnee, OK

OL       Wyatt Davis, Ohio State #                              6-4       313      Jr.        Bellflower, CA

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

RB       Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State *                6-1       207      Soph.   Sherwood Park, CA

RB       Travis Etienne, Clemson %                             5-10     200      Sr.        Jennings, LA

PK       Keith Duncan, Iowa #                                                5-10     180      Sr.        Weddington, NC

First Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

DL       Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon                         6-5       250      Soph.   Los Angeles, CA

DL       Gregory Rousseau, Miami Fla.                       6-7       253      Soph.   Coconut Creek, FL

DL       Marvin Wilson, Florida State                          6-5       310      Sr.        Houston, TX

DL       Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh #                          6-2       290      R-Soph. Washington, DC

LB       Micah Parsons, Penn State #                           6-3       245      Jr.        Harrisburg, PA

LB       Hamilcar Rashed, Oregon State #                  6-4       236      R-Sr.    Phoenix, AZ

LB       Carlton Martial, Troy                                      5-10     216      Jr.        Mobile, AL                

DB      Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State                      5-9       175      Jr.        Stone Mountain, GA

DB      Jevon Holland, Oregon                                   6-1       200      Jr.        Pleasanton, CA

DB      Elijah Molden, Washington                            5-10     191      Sr.        West Linn, OR

DB      Derek Stingley, LSU  #                                  6-1       190      Fr.        Baton Rouge, LA

P          Max Duffy, Kentucky            *                                  6-1       186      Sr.        Perth, Australia

KR      Rondale Moore, Purdue                                  5-9       180      Jr.        New Albany, IN

Second Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

WR      Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State                      6-0       185      Sr.        Fort Worth, TX

WR      Rashod Bateman, Minnesota                          6-2       210      Jr.        Tifton, GA

TE       Pat Freiermuth, Penn State                             6-5       259      Jr.        Merrimac, MA           

OL       Alex Leatherwood, Alabama                          6-6       310      Sr.        Pensacola, FL

OL       Walker Little, Stanford                                   6-7       320      Sr.        Houston, TX

OL       Trey Smith, Tennessee                                    6-6       335      Sr.        Jackson, TN

OL       Rashawn Slater, Northwestern                       6-4       315      Sr.        Sugar Land, TX

OL       Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force                          6-3       295      Jr.        Castle Rock, CO

QB      Justin Fields, Ohio State #                              6-3       225      Soph.   Kennesaw, GA

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

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

PK       Matt Trickett, Kent State                                6-0       191      Jr.        Cleveland, OH

Second Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Hgt      Wgt     Class   Hometown

DL       Chris Rumph II, Duke                                                6-3       225      Jr.        Gainesville, FL                       

DL       Levi Onwuzurike, Washington                       6-3       288      Sr.        Allen, TX

DL       Carlos Basham, Wake Forest                          6-5       275      Sr.        Roanoke, VA

DL       Quincy Roche, Miami Fla.                              6-4       235      Sr.        Randallstown, MD

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

LB       Dylan Moses, Alabama                                   6-3       235      Jr.        Alexandria, LA

LB       Paddy Fisher, Northwestern                           6-4       246      Sr.        Katy, TX

DB      Paulson Adebo, Stanford                               6-1       192      Sr.        Mansfield, TX

DB      Patrick Surtain II, Alabama                            6-2       203      Jr.        Plantation, FL            

DB      Trevon Moehrig, TCU                                    6-2       208      Jr.        Spring Branch, TX

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

P          Trenton Gill, North Carolina State                 6-4       217      Jr.        Hillsborough, NC

KR      Jaylen Waddle, Alabama #                             5-10     182      Jr.        Houston, TX

*  – 2019 Walter Camp First Team All-American

# – 2019 Walter Camp Second Team All-American

% – 2018 and 2019 Walter Camp Second Team All-American