Check out's 2015 Preseason All-America Team, a selection of the top players in college football.

By Staff
August 21, 2015

One did a front flip into the end zone. Another took over the three most important games of his team's season. A third intimidated opponents and fans alike with his mere presence. Luckily for college football fans, this trio of players—TCU's Trevone Boykin, Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott and Baylor's Shawn Oakman—returns to campus this season, as do an abundance of other stars. We've picked the best of the best to be honored as members of the 2015 Preseason All-America Team.

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Only three players earned unanimous selection to the first team from the ballots of's college football writers: Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Seminoles kicker Roberto Aguayo, who returns to the preseason first team for a second consecutive year. The SEC comfortably earned the most honorees with eight first-team selections and 18 total selections. The Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC all contributed four first-team members and 10, eight and seven total members, respectively. Colorado State stud receiver Rashard Higgins was the long Group of Five player to make the team.

Among individual teams, defending national champion Ohio State led the charge with four first-team selections (the entirety of the Big Ten's first-team members). Alabama and Ole Miss each earned three first-team spots, while Notre Dame, USC and Florida State all got two on the first team.

The complete first- and second-team rosters are below. For more preseason college football coverage, check out the SI preseason Top 25, games that will shape the playoff race and television media roundtable.

TCU, Senior

Heisman frontrunner passed for 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns last season while leading a potent offense.

Georgia, Sophomore

Bulldogs stud tallied 1,547 yards last season despite sharing carries with first-round draft pick Todd Gurley.

Ohio State, Junior

Junior recorded 696 rushing yards over the final three games to lead Ohio State to a national championship.


Junior will have to continue to produce despite losing coach Jim McElwain and quarterback Garrett Grayson.

Ole Miss, Junior

After missing the end of last year because of an ankle injury, Treadwell is poised to shine in his junior season.

Ole Miss, Junior

Powder Springs, Ga., native will complement Treadwell as a dangerous target in the Rebels' passing attack.

Notre Dame, Senior

Stanley will serve as the anchor of the line in an Irish offense that will look to emphasize its running game.

Ohio State, Junior

Junior started 15 games last season and will be tasked with opening up holes for Elliott in the running game.

USC, Senior

Trojans standout will work with QB Cody Kessler and call shots on an offensive line returning four of five starters.


Third-team All-ACC selection will play a pivotal role on the line of one of the conference's top attacks.

Ole Miss, Junior

The 6'5", 305-pounder will pave the way for the Rebels' running backs and protect their new quarterback.

Ohio State, Junior

Powerful pass-rusher will lead an imposing Buckeyes line after he misses the season opener due to a suspension.

Alabama, Junior

Junior recorded 49 tackles and four quarterback hurries last season while bolstering Alabama's front seven.

Baylor, Senior

Disruptive presence started 13 games and notched 11 sacks to help Baylor tie for the Big 12 title last year.

Arizona, Junior

Nagurski Trophy winner led the country with 163 tackles and six forced fumbles and also had 14 sacks.

Notre Dame, Junior

Athletic defender who makes plays all over the field is back to lead an Irish defense that returns 10 starters.

Alabama, Senior

Madison, Ala., native ranked among the Tide's leaders in tackles (95) and tackles for loss (10.5) last year.

UCLA, Junior

Two-way threat was a second-team All-Pac 12 honoree after posting 88 tackles and three rushing touchdowns.


Junior is switching to cornerback in 2015 after playing multiple positions his first two seasons with the 'Noles.

Duke, Senior

Ohio State transfer had 111 tackles and seven pass breakups last season while fortifying Duke's defense.

Ohio State, Junior

One of two juniors starting at safety for the Buckeyes after leading the secondary with 92 tackles last season.

Florida, Junior

Junior with elite cover skills led the SEC with 13 pass breakups last season and also recorded 50 tackles.


Groza Award finalist hit 27 of 30 field goal tries and went a perfect 55 for 55 on extra points last season.

Alabama, Sophomore

Denver native averaged 48 yards per punt last year and was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award as a true freshman.

Oklahoma, Junior

Sooners standout averaged 27.6 yards per kick return and finished with 595 rushing yards last season.

USC, Sophomore

Track star figures to contribute as a cornerback and wide receiver while serving as the Trojans' top return man.

Second Team


QB: Cody Kessler, Sr., USC
RB: Leonard Fournette, Soph., LSU
G: Greg Pyke, Jr., Georgia


DE: Myles Garrett, Soph., Texas A&M
LB: Su'a Cravens, Jr., USC
LB: Darron Lee, Soph., Ohio State
S: Jalen Mills, Sr., LSU

Special Teams

P: Tom Hackett, Sr., Utah

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