The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne have been named first-team preseason All-Americans. Clemson is one of three programs (including LSU and Oregon) with multiple first-team selections. Additional information from the Walter Camp Football Foundation is included below.
NEW HAVEN, CT – 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.
Thirteen 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 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.
First Team OffensePos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class HometownWR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU * 6-1 200 Jr. Harvey, LAWR DeVonta Smith, Alabama 6-1 175 Sr. Amite, LATE Kyle Pitts, Florida 6-6 239 Jr. Philadelphia, PAOL Penei Sewell, Oregon 6-6 325 Jr. Malaeimi, American SamoaOL Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin 6-5 312 Sr, Greenbay, WIOL Samuel Cosmi, Texas 6-7 310 Jr. Humble, TXOL Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma # 6-3 315 Jr. Shawnee, OKOL Wyatt Davis, Ohio State # 6-4 313 Jr. Bellflower, CAQB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson 6-6 220 Jr. Cartersville, GARB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State * 6-1 207 Soph. Sherwood Park, CARB Travis Etienne, Clemson % 5-10 200 Sr. Jennings, LAPK Keith Duncan, Iowa # 5-10 180 Sr. Weddington, NC
First Team DefensePos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class HometownDL Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon 6-5 250 Soph. Los Angeles, CADL Gregory Rousseau, Miami Fla. 6-7 253 Soph. Coconut Creek, FLDL Marvin Wilson, Florida State 6-5 310 Sr. Houston, TXDL Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh # 6-2 290 R-Soph. Washington, DCLB Micah Parsons, Penn State # 6-3 245 Jr. Harrisburg, PALB Hamilcar Rashad, Oregon State # 6-4 236 R-Sr. Phoenix, AZLB Carlton Martial, Troy 5-10 216 Jr. Mobile, ALDB Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State 5-9 175 Jr. Stone Mountain, GADB Jevon Holland, Oregon 6-1 200 Jr. Pleasanton, CADB Elijah Molden, Washington 5-10 191 Sr. West Linn, ORDB Derek Stingley, LSU # 6-1 190 Fr. Baton Rouge, LAP Max Duffy, Kentucky * 6-1 186 Sr. Perth, AustraliaKR Rondale Moore, Purdue 5-9 180 Jr. New Albany, IN
Second Team OffensePos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class HometownWR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State 6-0 185 Sr. Fort Worth, TXWR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota 6-2 210 Jr. Tifton, GATE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State 6-5 259 Jr. Merrimac, MAOL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama 6-6 310 Sr. Pensacola, FLOL Walker Little, Stanford 6-7 320 Sr. Houston, TXOL Trey Smith, Tennessee 6-6 335 Sr. Jackson, TNOL Rashawn Slater, Northwestern 6-4 315 Sr. Sugar Land, TXOL Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force 6-3 295 Jr. Castle Roc, COQB Justin Fields, Ohio State # 6-3 225 Soph. Kennesaw, GARB Jaret Patterson, Buffalo 5-9 195 Jr. Glendale, MDRB Najee Harris, Alabama 6-2 230 Sr. Antioch, CAPK Matt Trickett, Kent State 6-0 191 Jr. Cleveland, OH
Second Team DefensePos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class HometownDL Chris Rumph II, Duke 6-3 225 Jr. Gainesville, FLDL Levi Onwuzurike, Washington 6-3 288 Sr. Allen, TXDL Carlos Basham, Wake Forest 6-5 275 Sr. Roanoke, VADL Quincy Roche, Miami Fla. 6-4 235 Sr. Randallstown, MDLB Nick Bolton, Missouri 6-0 232 Jr. Frisco, TXLB Dylan Moses, Alabama 6-3 235 Jr. Alexandria, LALB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern 6-4 246 Sr. Katy, TXDB Paulson Adebo, Stanford 6-1 192 Sr. Mansfield, TXDB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama 6-2 203 Jr. Plantation, FLDB Trevon Moehrig, TCU 6-2 208 Jr. Spring Branch, TXDB Shaun Wade, Ohio State 6-1 195 Jr. Jacksonville, FLP Trenton Gill, North Carolina State 6-4 217 Jr. Hillsborough, NCKR 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