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Nick Chubb, Joey Bosa lead's 2015 Preseason All-America Team

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

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.

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. QB - Trevone Boykin

TCU, Senior

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

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. RB - Nick Chubb

Georgia, Sophomore

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

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. RB - Ezekiel Elliott

Ohio State, Junior

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

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. WR - Rashard Higgins

Colorado State, Junior

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

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. WR - Laquon Treadwell

Ole Miss, Junior

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

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. te - Evan Engram

Ole Miss, Junior

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

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. T - Ronnie Stanley

Notre Dame, Senior

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

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. G - Pat Elflein

Ohio State, Junior

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

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. C - Max Tuerk

USC, Senior

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

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. G - Landon Turner

North Carolina, Senior

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

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. T - Laremy Tunsil

Ole Miss, Junior

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

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. DL - Joey Bosa

Ohio State, Junior

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

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. dl - A'Shawn Robinson

Alabama, Junior

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

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. DL - Shawn Oakman

Baylor, Senior

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

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. LB - Scooby Wright

Arizona, Junior

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

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. lb - Jaylon Smith

Notre Dame, Junior

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

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. LB - Reggie Ragland

Alabama, Senior

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

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. lb - Myles Jack

UCLA, Junior

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

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. CB - Jalen Ramsey

Florida State, Junior

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

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. S - Jeremy Cash

Duke, Senior

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

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. S - Vonn Bell

Ohio State, Junior

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

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. cb - Vernon Hargreaves

Florida, Junior

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

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Florida State, Junior

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

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. P - JK Scott

Alabama, Sophomore

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

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. r - Alex Ross

Oklahoma, Junior

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

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. AP - Adoree' Jackson

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

RB:James Conner, Jr., Pittsburgh

WR:D'haquille Williams, Sr., Auburn

WR:Tyler Boyd, Jr., Pittsburgh

TE:Hunter Henry, Jr., Arkansas

T:Spencer Drango, Sr., Baylor

G:Joshua Garnett, Sr., Stanford

C:Jack Allen, Sr., Michigan State

G:Greg Pyke, Jr., Georgia

T:Jack Conklin, Jr., Michigan State


DE:Myles Garrett, Soph., Texas A&M

DT:Robert Nkemdiche, Jr., Ole Miss

DE:Shilique Calhoun, Sr., Michigan State

LB:Su'a Cravens, Jr., USC

LB:Eric Striker, Sr., Oklahoma

LB:Darron Lee, Soph., Ohio State

LB:Leonard Floyd, Jr., Georgia

CB:Kendall Fuller, Jr., Virginia Tech

S:Tony Conner, Jr., Ole Miss

S:Jalen Mills, Sr., LSU

CB:Zack Sanchez, Jr., Oklahoma

Special Teams

K:Brad Craddock, Sr., Maryland

P:Tom Hackett, Sr., Utah

R:De'Mornay Pierson-El, Soph., Nebraska

AP:Pharoh Cooper, Jr., South Carolina