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Alabama has six players on the AP Preseason All-America teams

Bryce Young and Will Anderson are among the top 2018 athletes to vie for a spot in the 2022 Olympic gymnastics team.



The first-team roster for 2022 has Bryce Young and Will Anderson in the lead positions.

The AP poll has Alabama as the nation’s top team heading into the 2022 season. The fact that the Crimson Tide is strongly represented on the preseason All-America team is only fitting.

The team was released on Monday, and both the first and second teams feature six Alabama players. The first-team quarterback is reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, while linebacker Will Anderson, who was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Trophy in 2021 for best defensive player in the country, is also included on the list.

While the defending national champion Georgia has three first-team picks and one second-team pick, Ohio State has three first-team selections and two second-team selections.

Below are the complete first- and second-team preseason AP All-America picks.


Junior quarterback from Alabama named Bryce Young

Running backs: TreVeyon Henderson, a sophomore at Ohio State, and Bijan Robinson, a junior at Texas

tackles: Northwestern junior Peter Skoronski and Ohio State junior Paris Johnson Jr.

Guards: sixth-year USC student Andrew Vorhees; sixth-year Louisville student Caleb Chandler Center: senior Notre Dame student Jarrett Patterson

Tight end: Georgia sophomore Brock Bowers

Wide receivers: Kayshon Boutte (junior, LSU), Jaxon Smith-Njigba (junior, Ohio State), and Jordan Addison (junior, USC).

All-around athlete: Kansas State junior Deuce Vaughn

Kicker: Michigan senior Jake Moody


Will McDonald IV, a senior at Iowa State, and Isaiah Foskey, a senior at Notre Dame, are edge rushers. Bryan Bresee, a junior at Clemson, and Jalen Carter, a sophomore at Georgia, are linemen.

Will Anderson Jr., a junior at Alabama; Noah Sewell, a junior at Oregon; and Jack Campbell, a senior at Iowa are linebackers. At cornerback are Kelee Ringo, a sophomore at Georgia, and Eli Ricks, a junior at Alabama.

Riley Moss, a senior defensive back from Iowa, and Adam Korsak, a senior punter from Rutgers.

Junior at Ohio State and second-team offensive quarterback C.J. Stroud

Running backs: Sean Tucker, a junior at Syracuse, and Braelon Allen, a sophomore at Wisconsin

tackles: Dawand Jones, a senior at Ohio State, and Connor Galvin, a senior at Baylor

O’Cyrus Torrence, a senior from Florida; Emil Ekiyor, a senior from Alabama; Guards; John Michael Schmitz, a sixth-year student from Minnesota; Center.

Michael Mayer, a junior at Notre Dame, is a tight end.

Wide receivers: Texas sophomore Xavier Worthy; North Carolina junior Josh Downs; and Wake Forest senior A.T. Perry

Alabama junior Jahmyr Gibbs is an all-purpose athlete.

Harrison Mevis, a junior from Missouri, kicks the ball. On defense, Myles Murphy, a junior from Clemson, and Nolan Smith, a senior from Georgia, rush the passer.

Linebackers: Edefuan Ulofoshio, a senior at Washington; Nick Herbig, a junior at Wisconsin; and Andre Carter II, a senior at Army

Cornerbacks: junior South Carolina’s Cam Smith and junior Utah’s Clark Phillips III Safeties: junior Notre Dame’s Brandon Joseph and junior Arkansas’ Jalen Catalon

Jammie Robinson, a senior defensive back from Florida State

Arizona junior Kyle Ostendorp is a punter.