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College football All-America teams 2023: Tracking SEC players on first, second teams

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While the 2023 college football regular season is over, and with bowl games yet to begin, the sport isn’t going into slumber as its annual barrage of awards awaits.

While many of the top individual awards have been handed out, highlighted by the Dec. 9 Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York, a number of All-America teams will be revealed in the coming days.

The teams honor the top players nationally on various offensive, defensive and special teams positions, giving them a designation that will be etched into the annals of their respective programs and the sport as a whole.

Making a single All-America team is an impressive accomplishment in and of itself, but a player can become a consensus All-American if they’re honored by each of these five bodies – the Associated Press, The Sporting News, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America and the American Football Coaches Association.

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As one of college football’s Power Five conferences – one that included five top-15 teams this season in the final US LBM coaches poll in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ole Miss and LSU – the SEC figures to be well-represented on each of the all-America teams.

Here’s a rundown of each of the All-America teams, with the file being updated as the teams are released:

NOTE: Names of SEC players are bolded

Walter Camp

First-team offense

  • QB: Michael Penix Jr., Washington
  • RB: Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
  • RB: Omarion Hampton, North Carolina
  • WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
  • WR: Malik Nabers, LSU
  • TE: Brock Bowers, Georgia
  • C: Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
  • OL: Joe Alt, Notre Dame
  • OL: Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
  • OL: Zak Zinter, Michigan
  • OL: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State

First-team defense

  • DL: Laiatu Latu, UCLA
  • DL: Jalen Green, James Madison
  • DL: Jonah Elliss, Utah
  • DL: T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
  • LB: Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
  • LB: Payton Wilson, N.C. State
  • LB: Jason Henderson, Old Dominion
  • DB: Xavier Watts, Notre Dame
  • DB: Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  • DB: Malaki Starks, Georgia
  • DB: Beanie Bishop, West Virginia

First-team specialists

  • K: Graham Nicholson, Miami (Ohio)
  • P: Tory Taylor, Iowa
  • KR: Jayden Harrison, Marshall

Second-team offense

  • QB: Jayden Daniels, LSU
  • RB: Blake Corum, Michigan
  • RB: Cody Schrader, Missouri
  • WR: Rome Odunze, Washington
  • WR: Malik Washington, Virginia
  • TE: Dallin Holker, Colorado State
  • C: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
  • OL: JC Latham, Alabama
  • OL: Clay Webb, Jacksonville State
  • OL: Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
  • OL: Luke Kandra, Cincinnati

Second-team defense

  • DL: Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
  • DL: Howard Cross III, Notre Dame
  • DL: Ashton Gillotte, Louisville
  • DL: Tyliek Williams, Ohio State
  • LB: Jay Higgins, Iowa
  • LB: Dallas Turner, Alabama
  • LB: Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
  • DB: Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri 
  • DB: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
  • DB: Denzel Burke, Ohio State
  • DB: Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

Second-team specialists

  • K: Jose Pizano, UNLV
  • P: Matt Hayball, Vanderbilt
  • KR: Zachariah Branch, USC

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Associated Press

This section will be updated with the full teams when they are released.

Sporting News

This section will be updated with the full teams when they are released.

FWAA

This section will be updated with the full teams when they are released.

AFCA

This section will be updated with the full teams when they are released.

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