The Associated Press released their college football All-American list for 2020 on Tuesday. Naturally, it came with a bit of controversy. The lists include names of players from the Big Ten and Pac 12 though they have canceled their seasons. That factor can be grudgingly acceptable, but they also included players who opted-out. Rondale Moore is an immensely talented football player but he also opted out before Purdue lost their season to the hasty axe of Kevin Warren. He and five other players willingly, of their own volition, quit on the season. Their names should NOT be on this list.
But I digress...
The Crimson Tide put three players on the first team and three on the second team (though Jaylen Waddle should take Moore’s place on the first team).
Quarterback — Trevor Lawrence, junior, Clemson.
Running backs — Chuba Hubbard, junior, Oklahoma State; Travis Etienne, senior, Clemson.
Tackles — x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama.
Guards — x-Wyatt Davis, junior, Ohio State; Trey Smith, senior, Tennessee.
Center — Creed Humphrey, junior, Oklahoma.
Tight end — x-Pat Freiermuth, junior, Penn State.
Receivers — Ja’Marr Chase, junior, LSU; DeVonta Smith, senior, Alabama.
All-purpose player —
y- Rondale Moore , junior, Purdue.
Kicker — x-Keith Duncan, senior, Iowa.
Ends — x-Kayvon Thibodeaux, sophomore, Oregon;
y- Gregory Rousseau , junior, Miami.
Tackles — Marvin Wilson, senior, Florida State;
y- Jaylen Twyman , junior, Pitt.
y- Micah Parsons , junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama.
Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley Jr., sophomore, LSU; x-Shaun Wade, junior, Ohio State.
Safeties — Richard LeCounte, senior, Georgia; Andre Cisco, junior, Syracuse.
Punter — Max Duffy, senior, Kentucky.
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Quarterback — x-Justin Fields, junior, Ohio State.
Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Kenneth Gainwell, sophomore, Memphis.
Tackles — Samuel Cosmi, junior, Texas; x-Cole Van Lanen, senior, Wisconsin.
Guards — x-Nolan Laufenberg, senior, Air Force; x-Alijah Vera-Tucker, junior, Southern California.
Center — x-Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.
Tight end — Charlie Kolar, junior, Iowa State.
Receivers — Tylan Wallace, senior, Oklahoma State;
y- Rashod Bateman , junior, Minnesota.
All-purpose player — Jaylen Waddle, junior, Alabama.
Kicker — Gabe Brkic, sophomore, Oklahoma.
Ends — Carlos Basham, senior, Wake Forest; Quincy Roche, senior, Miami.
Tackles — z-Jay Tufele, junior, Southern California; x-Levi Onwuzurike, senior, Washington.
Linebackers — Chazz Surratt senior, North Carolina; Nick Bolton, junior, Missouri; x-Paddy Fisher, senior, Northwestern.
Cornerbacks — Patrick Surtain II, junior, Alabama;
y- Caleb Farley , junior, Virginia Tech.
Safeties — x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.
Punter — x-Adam Korsak, junior, Rutgers.
(x-team not scheduled to play in the fall; y-opted out of season before league cancellation, z-opted out of a minutely possible spring season)
Should those who opt-out be on the All -American list?
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