SI.com unveils its 2015 Midseason College Football All-America Team, led by TCU's Trevone Boykin and Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith

By The SI Staff
October 20, 2015

As the season enters its second half, it's time acknowledge the stars of the first seven weeks. SI.com's college football writers have voted, and here is the 2015 Midseason All-America Team.

After the SEC dominated our Preseason All-America Team, several of the other conferences gained ground, matching the polls, which have no SEC team in the current top four. The SEC still led all conferences in first-team honorees with seven, but the Big Ten earned the most overall selections with 14 between the first and second teams. The Big 12, led by Baylor and TCU, nearly matched the SEC's first-team total with six honorees.

Ohio State drew the most selections over any team with six players earning spots on the first and second teams. The Buckeyes, Stanford, Duke, Baylor and TCU were the only schools to get two players on the first team.

Below is the the complete Midseason All-America Team. For more coverage of the college football season at its midpoint, check out the Midseason Power Rankingsthe Halfway Heisman Watch and Midseason Bowl Projections.

 
TCU, Senior

Heisman contender has passed for 2,539 yards and 25 scores while leading the Horned Frogs’ potent offense.

 
LSU, Sophomore

Workhorse back is capable of running over or galloping away from linebackers and defensive backs.

 
Florida State, Sophomore

Seminoles star has been the driving force in his team’s offense despite nursing a hamstring injury.

 
Baylor, Junior

Speedy playmaker already broke Baylor's record for receiving touchdowns in a season with 16 scores.

 
TCU, Senior

Deep threat poses major matchup problems for defensive backs with his combination of size and speed.

 
Washington, Senior

Experienced pass-catcher has emerged as a reliable target for  inexperienced QB Jake Browning.

 
Ohio State, Senior

Top NFL prospect pancakes linemen and paves the way for stud running back Ezekiel Elliott.

 
Stanford, Senior

Physical lineman who dominates in the trenches and creates holes in David Shaw’s pro-style offense.

 

One of the leaders on a reliable offensive line that has allowed just seven sacks all season.

 
Georgia, Junior

Powerful blocker whose role becomes more important with star tailback Nick Chubb out with an injury.

 
Baylor, Senior

Unsung hero in the nation’s most productive offense who protects new starter Seth Russell's blindside.

 
Texas A&M, Sophomore

Freakish athlete who makes getting pressure on QBs look easy by flying around offensive linemen.

 
Ole Miss, Junior

A force at the point of attack, he was key to the Rebels’ upset of Alabama and has added three offensive TDs.

 
Penn State, Senior

Savvy pass-rusher who dominates at the line and has racked up a national-best 11.5 sacks and 15.5 TFLs.

 
Oklahoma, Senior

Stud pass-rusher creates havoc off the edge with his combination of speed, explosiveness and power.

 
Notre Dame, Junior

Talented defender is more powerful than most linebackers and as quick as most defensive backs.

 
Alabama, Senior

The next in a line of great Alabama linebackers, he took over the game in the Tide's win against Arkansas.

 
Ohio State, Sophomore

Among his many contributions, Lee's pick-six helped Ohio State avoid an upset vs. Northern Illinois.

 
Michigan, Junior

Elite cover man has emerged as a force under new Wolverines defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.

 
Duke, Senior

A playmaker all over the field for one of the ACC’s top Ds, he has as many TFLs as Texas A&M's Garrett.

 

Mountaineers star powered his team’s defense before unfortunately suffering a season-ending knee injury.

 
Florida, Junior

Skilled defensive back is quick enough to blanket receivers and powerful enough to deliver huge hits.

 
Duke, Senior

The senior has been a perfect 12 of 12 on field goals, including three makes from 40 or more yards.

 
Utah, Senior

America's most charismatic punter is also its best. He averages 48 yards per punt with 13 inside the 20.

 
Tennessee, Sophomore

Younger brother of the Chiefs' Eric Berry, he leads the nation with a 39.3 yards per kick return average.

 
Stanford, Sophomore

The workhorse back is also one of the country's top return men. His 1,518 all-purpose yards lead the FBS.

Second Team

Offense

QB: Seth Russell, Jr., Baylor
RB: Devontae Booker, Sr., Utah
WR: Will Fuller, Jr., Notre Dame
WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Soph., USC
TE: Jake Butt, Jr., Michigan
C: Matt Skura, Sr., Duke
T: Vadal Alexander, Sr., LSU

Defense

DE: Joey Bosa, Jr., Ohio State
LB: Joe Schobert, Sr., Wisconsin
LB: Su'a Cravens, Jr., USC
CB: Desmond King, Jr., Iowa

Special Teams

P: Drew Kaser, Sr., Texas A&M

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