2021 College Football All-Americans & Players of the Year | Action Network
Getty Images. Pictured, from left: Jordan Addison (3) of the Pitt Panthers, Kenneth Walker (9) of the Michigan State Spartans, Bryce Love (9) of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Aidan Hutchinson (97) of the Michigan Wolverines.
Below, you will find The Action Network’s inaugural consensus first- and second-team All-Americans, along with our Players of the Year.
We relied on basic statistics, advanced metrics, our own player ratings, and of course, the good ol’ eye test, while taking into account number of snaps and level of competition.
We had plenty of tough decisions in front of us, which will surely make for a few disagreements — but that’s what makes these lists fun.
In all, 39 schools were represented among our 52 first- and second-team All-Americans. Ten schools had multiple players: Alabama (4), Iowa (3), Cincinnati (2), Georgia (2), Michigan (2), Ohio State (2), Purdue (2), San Diego State (2), Utah (2) and Wisconsin (2).
Among the conferences, the Big Ten led with 15 selections, followed by the SEC (12), Pac-12 (5), AAC (4) and ACC (4).
Without further ado, The Action Network’s 2021 college football All-Americans and Players of the Year: