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2022 College Football All-Americans & Players of the Year | Action Network

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Getty Images.Design by Matt Roembke/Action Network. Pictured (left to right): Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer, USC’s Caleb Williams and Ohio State’s Marvin Williams Jr.

USC quarterback Caleb Williams and Cincinnati linebacker Ivan Pace, Jr. headline Action Network’s 2022 All-American team.

Action Network’s first- and second-team All-Americans consist of 52 players, including Williams as the Offensive Player of the Year, Pace as the Defensive Player of the Year and Pitt’s Israel Abanikanda as the Special Teams Player of the Year. TCU’s Sonny Dykes is our Coach of the Year.

In all, 40 schools were represented among our 52 first- and second-team All-Americans. Eight schools had multiple players: USC (4), Notre Dame (3), Ohio State (3), Alabama (2), Iowa (2), Pitt (2), TCU (2) and Utah (2).

Among the conferences, the Big Ten led with 11 selections, followed by the SEC (9), Pac-12 (9), ACC (6) and Big 12 (5).

Action Network’s All-American team was selected by Collin Wilson, Stuckey and myself based on statistics, advanced metrics, individual player ratings and, well, our own opinions.

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1st Team Offense

QB
Caleb Williams
USC · Sophomore
RB
Bijan Robinson
Texas · Junior
WR
Marvin Harrison Jr.
Ohio State · Sophomore
WR
Jalin Hyatt
Tennessee · Junior
WR
Nathaniel Dell
Houston · Junior
TE
Michael Mayer
Notre Dame · Junior
OT
Joe Alt
Notre Dame · Sophomore
OG
O’Cyrus Torrence
Florida · Junior
C
Brett Neilon
USC · Senior
OG
Christian Haynes
UConn · Junior
OT
Peter Skoronski
Northwestern · Junior

1st Team Defense

DE
Isaiah Foskey
Notre Dame · Junior
DE
Will Anderson Jr.
Alabama · Junior
DT
Jalen Carter
Georgia · Junior
LB
Ivan Pace Jr.
Cincinnati · Senior
LB
Jack Campbell
Iowa · Senior
LB
Drew Sanders
Arkansas · Junior
CB
Devon Witherspoon
Illinois · Junior
CB
Clark Phillips III
Utah · Sophomore
S
Kamren Kinchens
Miami · Sophomore
S
Kaevon Merriweather
Iowa · Senior
DB
Kool-Aid McKinstry
Alabama · Sophomore

1st Team Special Teams

K
Christopher Dunn
NC State · Senior
P
Bryce Baringer
Michigan State · Senior
RET
Derius Davis
TCU · Senior
AP
Israel Abanikanda
Pitt · Junior

2nd Team Offense

QB
Max Duggan
TCU · Senior
RB
Blake Corum
Michigan · Junior
WR
Rashee Rice
SMU · Senior
WR
Josh Downs
North Carolina · Junior
WR
Charlie Jones
Purdue · Senior
TE
Dalton Kincaid
Utah · Senior
OT
Blake Freeland
BYU · Junior
OG
Andrew Vorhees
USC · Senior
C
John Michael Schmitz
Minnesota · Senior
OG
Cooper Beebe
Kansas State · Junior
OT
Paris Johnson Jr.
Ohio State · Junior

2nd Team Defense

DE
Tyree Wilson
Texas Tech · Senior
DE
Jose Ramirez
Eastern Michigan · Senior
DT
Calijah Kancey
Pitt · Junior
LB
Harold Perkins
LSU · Freshman
LB
Jeremiah Trotter Jr.
Clemson · Sophomore
LB
Carlton Martial
Troy · Senior
CB
Quinyon Mitchell
Toledo · Sophomore
CB
Mekhi Blackmon
USC · Senior
S
Ronnie Hickman
Ohio State · Senior
S
Jay Stanley
Southern Miss · Junior
DB
Emmanuel Forbes
Mississippi State · Junior

2nd Team Special Teams

K
Joshua Karty
Stanford · Junior
P
Kai Kroeger
South Carolina · Junior
RET
Anthony Gould
Oregon State · Sophomore
AP
Zach Charbonnet
UCLA · Senior
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Players of the Year

Offensive Player of the Year

Caleb Williams, USC


Defensive Player of the Year

Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati


Special Teams Player of the Year

Israel Abanikanda, Pitt


Coach of the Year

Sonny Dykes, TCU


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