The 2022 Sporting News All-American team is packed with star players from three of the top national championship contenders.
Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama each have three players on our first team.
The Bulldogs, the defending champions, have Brock Bowers, who averages 15.1 yards per catch with five total TDs, along with defensive tackle Jalon Carter and cornerback Christopher Smith.
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Ohio State’s loaded offensive — which leads the FBS in points — has three standouts from this unit. That starts with Heisman Trophy leader CJ Stroud, who has 1,737 passing yards and 24 TDs. Receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and tackle Paris Johnson also made the first.
Alabama has three players – starting with edge rusher Will Anderson, who continues to pile up sacks and tackles for losses as one of the most dynamic defensive players in the country. Jahmyr Gibbs fills our athlete position, and returnee Kool-Aid McKinstry has also made the first team.
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The Big Ten led all conferences with 10 players on our first team. The SEC finished second with nine players.
Sporting News is one of five outlets used to determine consensus All-American status, so staying on this team is a good idea. With that in mind, our 2021 mid-season All-American pick.
Sports News Midseason All-Americans
|QB||CJ Stroud||State of Ohio|
|WR||Marvin Harrison Jr.||State of Ohio|
|WR||Ali Jennings III||Old rule|
|G||Nick Broker||Ole Fraulein|
|G||Isaac Cochran||air force|
|T||Paris Johnson||State of Ohio|
|DL||Felix Anudike-Uzomah||State of Kansas|
|cb||Clark Phillips III||Utah|
|cb||Joey Porter Jr.||Pennsylvania|
|K||Christopher Dunn||NC state|
|P||Bryce Baringer||State of Michigan|
|RET||Kool Aid McKinstry||Alabama|