The 2023 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] The National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled, in the 1950, the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and NJCAA athletes, including all NCAA championship sports.

The 2023 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), Sporting News (TSN, from its historic name of The Sporting News), Sports Illustrated (SI), The Athletic (Athletic), USA Today (USAT), ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, and Fox Sports (FOX).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least half of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.[5]

The following players were recognized as consensus All-Americans for 2023. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*).

2023 Consensus All-Americans[6]
Name Position Year School
Jayden Daniels Quarterback Senior LSU
Ollie Gordon II* Running back Sophomore Oklahoma State
Cody Schrader Senior Missouri
Marvin Harrison Jr.* Wide receiver Junior Ohio State
Malik Nabers* LSU
Rome Odunze Washington
Brock Bowers* Tight end Georgia
Joe Alt* Offensive line Notre Dame
Olu Fashanu Penn State
Cooper Beebe* Senior Kansas State
Zak Zinter* Michigan
Jackson Powers-Johnson* Center Junior Oregon
Jonah Elliss Defensive line Junior Utah
Jer'Zhan Newton Illinois
Laiatu Latu* Senior UCLA
T'Vondre Sweat* Texas
Edgerrin Cooper Linebacker Junior Texas A&M
Dallas Turner Alabama
Payton Wilson* Senior NC State
Cooper DeJean* Defensive back Junior Iowa
Malaki Starks Sophomore Georgia
Xavier Watts* Junior Notre Dame
Graham Nicholson Kicker Miami (OH)
Tory Taylor* Punter Senior Iowa
Travis Hunter All-Purpose/Return Specialist Sophomore Colorado

Offense

Quarterback

Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end

Offensive line

Center

Defense

Defensive line

Linebacker

Defensive back

Special teams

Kicker

Punter

All-purpose / return specialist

Long snapper

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 1961). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage. Vol. 12, no. 6. Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/NCAA.org. Retrieved December 6, 2023.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Archived from the original on July 14, 2009. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  5. ^ "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 15, 2010. Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  6. ^ Skiver, Kevin (December 14, 2023). "2023 consensus All-America team: Marvin Harrison Jr., Zak Zinter lead Big Ten selections". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved January 1, 2024.

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