August 09, 2014

It’s that time of year again. After months of waiting, after an offseason full of lawsuits and coaching changes and anticipation, the 2014 campaign is finally here. So, which players will define the first year of the College Football Playoff era? presents it 2014 Preseason All-America Team, which features plenty of familiar faces. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston headlines a group of five Florida State players on the first team, the highest total of any program in the nation. The SEC boasts the most selections of any conference with nine, while the ACC sits just behind with eight.

And keep an eye on a handful of underclassmen defensive backs. On the heels of breaking out as true freshmen last fall, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller and Florida State safety Jalen Ramsey could be poised for even bigger things as sophomores.

For more preseason college football coverage, be sure to check out our 2014 schedule analysis, pivot-point games and television media roundtable.

Second Team


QB Marcus Mariota, Jr. Oregon

RB Ameer Abdullah, Sr., Nebraska

RB Mike Davis, Jr., South Carolina

WR Nelson Agholor, Jr., USC

WR DeVante Parker, Sr. Louisville

TE O.J. Howard, So., Alabama

T Cameron Erving, Sr., Florida State

G Laken Tomlinson, Sr., Duke

C Reese Dismukes, Sr., Auburn

G Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech

T Brandon Scherff, Sr., Iowa


DL Michael Bennett, Sr., Ohio State

DL Chris Jones, So., Mississippi State

DL Randy Gregory, Jr., Nebraska

LB Trey DePriest, Sr., Alabama

LB Jaylon Smith, So., Notre Dame

LB Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami

LB Shaq Thompson, Jr., Washington

CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Sr., Oregon

S Landon Collins, Jr., Alabama

S Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia

CB Tre’Davious White, So., LSU

Special Teams

K Andy Phillips, So., Utah

P Mike Sadler, Sr., Michigan State

R Stefon Diggs, Jr., Maryland

AP Ty Montgomery, Jr., Stanford

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