The two top finishers in the Heisman voting headlined this year's AP All-America team.

By Scooby Axson
December 11, 2017

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Stanford running back Bryce Love lead the Associated Press All–America Team, which was released Monday.

Mayfield threw for 4,340 passing yards and 41 touchdowns, adding another five scores on the ground.

He led the nation in passing efficiency, completion percentage, passing yards per completion and points responsible for, capping off his season winning the Heisman Trophy and leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff.

Love, the Heisman runner-up, was second in the nation in rushing with 1,973 yards and averaged 8.3 yards per carry.

Here is the rest of the 2017 First Team AP All–America Team, along with the second and third teams. 


Quarterback – Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma
Running backs – Bryce Love, junior Stanford; Rashaad Penny, senior, San Diego State
Receivers ​–- James Washington, Oklahoma State, Anthony Miller, senior, Memphis
Tight end — Mark Andrews, junior, Oklahoma
Tackles — Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma; Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame
Guards — Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame; Braden Smith, senior, Auburn
Center – Center — Billy Price, senior, Ohio State
All-purpose player — Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn State
Placekicker — Matt Gay, junior, Utah


Ends — Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State; Clelin Ferrell, sophomore, Clemson
Tackles — Hercules Mata'afa, junior, Washington State; Maurice Hurst, senior, Michigan
Linebackers — Roquan Smith, junior, Georgia; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; T.J. Edwards, junior, Wisconsin
Cornerbacks — Josh Jackson, junior, Iowa; Denzel Ward, junior, Ohio State
Safeties — Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama; DeShon Elliott, junior, Texas
Punter — Michael Dickson, junior, Texas

Second team

Quarterback — Lamar Jackson, junior, Louisville
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, freshman, Wisconsin; Kerryon Johnson, junior, Auburn
Tackles — Mitch Hyatt, junior, Clemson; Isaiah Wynn, senior, Georgia
Guards — Cody O'Connell, senior, Washington State; Will Hernandez, senior, UTEP
Center — Bradley Bozeman, senior, Alabama
Tight end — Troy Fumagalli, senior, Wisconsin
Receivers — David Sills V, junior, West Virginia; Michael Gallup, senior, Colorado State
All-purpose player — Dante Pettis, senior, Washington
Kicker — Daniel Carlson, senior, Auburn

Ends — Sutton Smith, sophomore, Northern Illinois; Nick Bosa, sophomore, Ohio State
Tackles — Ed Oliver, sophomore, Houston; Christian Wilkins, junior, Clemson
Linebackers — Malik Jefferson, junior, Texas; Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, senior, Oklahoma; Dorian O'Daniel, senior, Clemson
Cornerbacks — Jalen Davis, senior, Utah State; Carlton Davis, junior, Auburn
Safeties — Derwin James, junior, Florida State; Justin Reid, junior, Stanford
Punter — Johnny Townsend, senior, Florida

Third Team

Quarterback — Mason Rudolph, senior, Oklahoma State
Running backs — Ronald Jones II, junior, Southern California; Devin Singletary, sophomore, Florida Atlantic
Tackles — David Edwards, sophomore, Wisconsin; Jonah Williams, sophomore, Alabama
Guards — Beau Benzschawel, junior, Wisconsin; Tyrone Crowder, senior, Clemson
Center — Frank Ragnow, senior, Arkansas
Tight end — Jaylen Samuels, senior, North Carolina State
Receivers — Steve Ishmael, senior, Syracuse; A.J. Brown, sophomore, Mississippi
All-purpose player — D.J. Reed, junior, Kansas State
Kicker — Eddy Piniero, junior, Florida

Ends — Austin Bryant, junior, Clemson; Mat Boesen, senior, TCU
Tackles — Vita Vea, junior, Washington; Harrison Phillips, senior, Stanford
Linebackers — Micah Kiser, senior, Virginia; Tremaine Edmunds, junior, Virginia Tech; Devin Bush, sophomore, Michigan
Cornerbacks — Andraez Williams, redshirt freshman, LSU; Jack Jones, sophomore, Southern California
Safeties — Armani Watts, senior, Texas A&M; Quin Blanding, senior, Virginia
Punter — Mitch Wisnowsky, junior, Utah

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