CBS Sports 2016 Midseason College Football All-America Team … – CBS sports.com (blog)

The halfway point of the 2016 college football season is upon us, which makes this the perfect time to announce the CBS Sports 2016 Midseason All-America team as voted on by our panel of college football experts from CBSSports.com and 247Sports.com.

There are four unanimous selections and players representing 20 programs among the 27 selections.
Alabama Crimson Tide
(four) leads the way with
Florida State Seminoles
,
Ohio State Buckeyes
and Pitt each fielding two All-Americans. (
Michigan Wolverines
‘s
Jabrill Peppers
checks in twice.)

Among conferences, the SEC is on top with seven picks with the ACC (six), Pac-12 (four), Big Ten (three) and Big 12 (two) rounding out the Power Five leagues.

Compared to the CBS Sports 2016 Preseason All-America team, five first-team selections made their way onto the midseason team: Florida State running back
Dalvin Cook
and offensive lineman
Roderick Johnson
, Ohio State center
Pat Elflein
, Alabama OL
Cam Robinson
and
Florida Gators
cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor. Alabama LB
Reuben Foster
,
Tennessee Volunteers
defensive end
Derek Barnett
,
Washington Huskies
safety
Budda Baker
and Peppers all jumped up from second-team preseason to the midseason team.

In addition to being an All-America selection at quarterback,
Louisville Cardinals
‘s
Lamar Jackson
was also unanimously chosen for an even greater honor, as you can see below with our awards.

Midseason awards

Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville*

Co-coach of the Year: Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Chris Petersen, Washington


Midseason All-America team

OFFENSE
Pos. Player Team Class
QB Lamar Jackson* Louisville Sophomore
RB Donnel Pumphrey* San Diego State Senior
RB Dalvin Cook Florida State Junior
WR Dede Westbrook Oklahoma Senior
WR Corey Davis Western Michigan Freshman
TE Evan Engram Ole Miss Senior
C Pat Elflein Ohio State Senior
OL Connor Williams Texas Sophomore
OL Cam Robinson Alabama Junior
OL Roderick Johnson Florida State Junior
OL Cody O’Connell Washington State Junior
DEFENSE
Pos. Player Team Class
DE Derek Barnett Tennessee Junior
DE Ejuan Price Pitt Senior
DT Christian Wilkins Clemson Sophomore
DT Ed Oliver Houston Freshman
LB Jabrill Peppers* Michigan Junior
LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt Junior
LB Reuben Foster Alabama Senior
CB Teez Tabor Florida Junior
CB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama Sophomore
S Malik Hooker Ohio State Sophomore
S Budda Baker Washington Junior
SPECIAL TEAMS
Pos. Player Team Class
K Zane Gonzalez* Arizona State Senior
P Mitch Wishnowsky Utah Sophomore
KR Quadree Henderson Pitt Sophomore
PR Eddie Jackson Alabama Senior
AP Jabrill Peppers Michigan Junior

* Unanimous selection

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