11 SEC standouts recognized as 2021 FWAA All-Americans
As we move into the college football postseason, it’s time for regular-season accolades. On Friday, the latest All-America team was released.
Football Writers Association of America 2021 All-America Team features 11 SEC standouts. The full team can be seen below:
2021 FWAA ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
|QB||Bryce Young, Alabama||6-0||194||So.||Pasadena, Cailf.|
|RB||Sean Tucker, Syracuse||5-10||210||Fr.||Owings Mills, Md.|
|RB||Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State||5-10||210||Jr.||Arlington, Tenn.|
|WR||Jordan Addison, Pitt||6-0||175||So.||Frederick, Md.|
|WR||David Bell, Purdue||6-2||205||Jr.||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|WR||Garrett Wilson, Ohio State||6-0||192||Jr.||Austin, Texas|
|TE||Trey McBride, Colorado State||6-4||260||Sr.||Fort Morgan, Colo.|
|OL||Ikem Ekwonu, N.C. State||6-4||320||So.||Charlotte, N.C.|
|OL||Darian Kinnard, Kentucky||6-5||338||Sr.||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|OL||Evan Neal, Alabama||6-7||350||Jr.||Okeechobee, Fla.|
|OL||Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State||6-5||315||Jr.||Tampa, Fla.|
|C||Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa||6-3||290||Jr.||Solon, Iowa|
|DL||Jordan Davis, Georgia||6-6||340||Sr.||Charlotte, N.C.|
|DL||Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan||6-6||265||Sr.||Plymouth, Mich.|
|DL||Will McDonald IV, Iowa State||6-4||245||Jr.||Pewaukee, Wis.|
|DL||Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon||6-5||258||So.||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|LB||Will Anderson Jr., Alabama||6-4||243||So.||Hampton, Ga.|
|LB||Nakobe Dean, Georgia||6-0||225||Jr.||Horn Lake, Miss.|
|LB||Devin Lloyd, Utah||6-3||235||Jr.||Chula Vista, Calif.|
|DB||Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati||6-3||200||Jr.||Detroit, Mich.|
|DB||Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame||6-4||220||Jr.||Atlanta, Ga.|
|DB||Steven Jones Jr., App State||5-10||180||Sr.||Rockingham, N.C.|
|DB||Jalen Pitre, Baylor||6-0||197||Sr.||Stafford, Texas|
|K||Nate Needham, Bowling Green||6-1||195||Sr.||Chesterton, Ind.|
|P||Matt Araiza, San Diego State||6-2||200||Jr.||San Diego, Calif.|
|KR||Brian Battie, USF||5-8||165||Fr.||Sarasota, Fla.|
|PR||Marcus Jones, Houston||5-8||185||Sr.||Enterprise, Ala|
2021 FWAA ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Offense: QB Kenny Pickett, Pitt; RB Breece Hall, Iowa State; RB Sincere McCormick, UTSA; WR Drake London, USC; WR Chris Olave, Ohio State; WR Jerreth Sterns, WKU; TE Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina; OL Jacob Gall, Baylor; OL Kenyon Green, Texas A&M; OL Jamaree Salyer, Georgia; OL Zach Tom, Wake Forest; C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Virginia.
Defense: DL Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State; DL Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State; DL DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M; DL Cameron Thomas, San Diego State; LB Jack Campbell, Iowa; LB Leo Chenal, Wisconsin; LB Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State; DB Jaquan Brisker, Penn State; DB Verone McKinley III, Oregon; DB Ja’Quan McMillian, East Carolina; DB Riley Moss, Iowa.
Specialists: K Harrison Mevis, Missouri; P Adam Korsak, Rutgers; KR Jameson Williams, Alabama; PR Britain Covey, Utah.
The FWAA provided breakdowns by school, home state, conference and classification:
FIRST TEAM ONLY BREAKDOWN
By School (23): Alabama 3; Georgia 2, Ohio State 2; App State, Baylor, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Pitt, Purdue, San Diego State, Syracuse, USF, Utah 1.
By Conference (9): Big Ten 6, SEC 6, ACC 3, American Athletic 3, Big 12 2, Mountain West 2, Pac-12 2, Independents 1, Mid-American 1, Sun Belt 1.
By Class: Juniors 12, Seniors 8, Sophomores 5, Freshmen 2.
By Home State (14): California 4, Florida 3, North Carolina 3, Georgia 2, Indiana 2, Maryland 2, Michigan 2, Tennessee 2, Texas 2, Alabama 1, Colorado 1, Iowa 1, Mississippi 1, Wisconsin 1.
COMBINED FIRST AND SECOND TEAM BREAKDOWN
By School: Alabama 4; Georgia 3, Iowa 3, Ohio State 3; Baylor 2, Iowa State 2, Oregon 2, Penn State 2, Pitt 2, San Diego State 2, Texas A&M 2, Utah 2; App State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, East Carolina, Florida State, Houston, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, USC, USF, UTSA, Virginia, Wake Forest, WKU, Wisconsin 1.
By Conference (10): Big Ten 13, SEC 11, ACC 7, Big 12 5, Pac-12 5, American Athletic 4, Mountain West 3, Conference USA 2, Sun Belt 2, Independents 1, Mid-American 1.
By Class: Juniors 24, Seniors/Graduates 20, Sophomores 8, Freshmen 2.
By Home State (24): California 7, Texas 7, Maryland 4, North Carolina 4, Florida 3, Georgia 3, Indiana 3, Iowa 3, Michigan 2, Tennessee 2, Wisconsin 2, Alabama 1, Colorado 1, Kansas 1, Louisiana 1, Massachusetts 1, Minnesota 1, Mississippi 1, Missouri 1, New Jersey 1, Ohio 1, Oklahoma 1, Pennsylvania 1, Utah 1. (Australia 1).
Since 1945, the FWAA All-America Team has been among the five teams used to formulate the NCAA’s annual consensus All-America team, which will be announced later this week. Since the 2002 season, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Associated Press, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation have joined the FWAA as the five designated selectors by the NCAA.