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2022 Action Network College Football Preseason All-Americans

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Getty Images. Pictured: Bijan Robinson (left), Bryce Young (center) and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (right). Art by Marc Ricca.

INDIANAPOLIS — Rutgers punter Adam Korsak thought about the question briefly — what nickname would he prefer to have as the nation’s best punter? — but then said it wasn’t up to him.

“That’s for you guys to choose,” Korsak said. “I can’t really pick my own nickname. My nickname around campus is just generally ‘Aussie’ or ‘punter.’ That’s the two I normally get.

“I don’t think anyone knows my first name or last name. I don’t think a nickname is something someone chooses. You guys can get creative with it.”

While Korsak’s nickname remains in limbo, here’s something he can be called: an Action Network preseason All-American.

Korsak is among 52 players named to the Action Network’s preseason All-American teams. Myself, along with Action Network seniors writers Collin Wilson and Stuckey, selected the teams. Korsak is our preseason Special Teams Player of the Year, while Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. are our preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.

In all, 35 schools are represented on our All-American teams with nine schools having multiple selections: Alabama (7), Georgia (3), Notre Dame (3), Ohio State (3), Clemson (2), Iowa (2), Kansas State (2), Michigan (2) and USC (2)

Among the conferences, the SEC led the way with 15 selections, followed by the Big Ten (11), ACC (7), Big 12 (7), Pac-12 (5), AAC (1), Mountain West (1) and Sun Belt (1). Independent Notre Dame had three players and BYU one.

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1st Team Offense

QB
Bryce Young*
Alabama · Junior
RB
Bijan Robinson
Texas · Junior
WR
Jaxon Smith-Njigba*
Ohio State · Junior
WR
Jordan Addison*
USC · Junior
WR
Kayshon Boutte
LSU · Junior
TE
Brock Bowers
Georgia · Sophomore
OT
Peter Skoronski
Northwestern · Junior
OG
Clark Barrington*
BYU · Junior
C
Olusegun Oluwatimi
Michigan · Senior
OG
Caleb Chandler
Louisville · Senior
OT
Paris Johnson Jr.
Ohio State · Junior

1st Team Defense

DE
Will McDonald IV
Iowa State · Senior
DE
Isaiah Foskey
Notre Dame · Junior
DT
Jalen Carter
Georgia · Junior
DT
Bryan Bresee
Clemson · Sophomore
LB
Will Anderson Jr.*
Alabama · Junior
LB
Noah Sewell
Oregon · Sophomore
LB
Drake Thomas
NC State · Junior
CB
Eli Ricks
Alabama · Junior
CB
Kelee Ringo
Georgia · Sophomore
S
Jordan Battle*
Alabama · Senior
S
Jalen Catalon
Arkansas · Junior

1st Team Special Teams

K
Harrison Mevis*
Missouri · Junior
P
Adam Korsak*
Rutgers · Senior
RET
Brian Battie*
South Florida · Sophomore
AP
Deuce Vaughn
Kansas State · Junior

2nd Team Offense

QB
C.J. Stroud*
Ohio State · Junior
RB
Braelon Allen*
Wisconsin · Sophomore
WR
Jermaine Burton
Alabama · Junior
WR
Josh Downs
North Carolina · Junior
WR
Quentin Johnston
TCU · Junior
TE
Michael Mayer
Notre Dame · Junior
OT
Connor Galvin
Baylor · Senior
OG
Layden Robinson
Texas A&M · Junior
C
Jarrett Patterson
Notre Dame · Senior
OG
Andrew Vorhees
USC · Senior
OT
Jaxson Kirkland
Washington · Senior

2nd Team Defense

DE
Myles Murphy
Clemson · Junior
DE
Felix Anudike-Uzomah
Kansas State · Junior
DT
Calijah Kancey
Pittsburgh · Junior
DT
Collin Oliver
Oklahoma State · Sophomore
LB
Jack Campbell
Iowa · Senior
LB
Carlton Martial
Troy · Senior
LB
Henry To’oTo’o
Alabama · Senior
CB
Riley Moss*
Iowa · Senior
CB
Cam Smith
South Carolina · Junior
S
Jammie Robinson
Florida State · Junior
S
JL Skinner
Boise State · Senior

2nd Team Special Teams

K
Jake Moody
Michigan · Senior
P
Kyle Ostendorp
Arizona · Junior
RET
Jayden Reed
Michigan State · Senior
AP
Jahmyr Gibbs
Alabama · Junior

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* 2021 Action Network All-American


Preseason Players of the Year

Offensive Player of the Year

Bryce Young, Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year

Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

Special Teams Player of the Year

Adam Korsak, Rutgers

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