The team goals remain, but Alabama players are already receiving accolades. USA-Today released its All-Americans today, and Alabama led all teams with four players selected, three first-teamers among them.
All three Heisman Trophy finalists and stars from each of the four teams in this year's College Football Playoff highlight the USA TODAY Sports college football All-America teams. The first-team offense is headlined by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and running backs Derrick Henry of Alabama and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey. The first-team defense features two players from Notre Dame, defensive tackle Sheldon Day and linebacker Jaylon Smith, and three players from the Big Ten Conference. Alabama leads all teams with four All-America selections. Stanford, Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida each had three selections.
Derrick Henry (RB)
Ryan Kelly (C)
Reggie Ragland (LB)
A'Shawn Robinson (DT) *he was robbed.