CBS Sports 2016 College Football All-America Team: Alabama, Big Ten lead way

A panel of college football writers, analysts and experts across CBS Sports convened following the end of the regular season and now presents the CBS Sports 2016 College Football All-America team. Below are the first and second teams along with notes and breakdowns by conference.

Be sure to tune in to "Inside College Football: 2016 All-America Team" at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network [channel finder] for a complete breakdown of the team by a panel including analysts Brian Jones, Aaron Taylor, Randy Cross and Houston Nutt, and CBS Sports senior college football writer Dennis Dodd, with host Adam Zucker.

Selections by conference
Conference First Team Overall Selections
SEC 8 17
Big Ten 6* 10*
Pac-12 4* 11*
ACC 4 7
Big 12 3 6
AAC 1 2
MAC 1 2
* Jabrill Peppers (Big Ten, Michigan) and Adoree' Jackson (Pac-12, USC) count as multiple selections.

All-America notes

-- Alabama leads the way with three first-team selections and six overall nods. Michigan and USC check in next with four total selections.

-- USC's Adoree' Jackson appears on the two teams a record four times combined: cornerback and punt returner on the first team, kick returner and all-purpose player on the second team. Michigan's Jabrill Peppers appears three times, adding a second-team nod at punt returner to first-team selections at linebacker and all-purpose player.

-- Despite each losing four games, Florida and Auburn out of the SEC each placed three players on the combined teams.

-- It is the second straight year that a true freshman has made the CBS Sports All-America First Team with Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver following up Florida punt returner Antonio Callaway from 2015.

-- Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Ohio State center Pat Elflein, Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen, Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins and LSU safety Jamal Adams are all first-teamers who were also on the CBS Sports 2016 Preseason All-America First Team.

-- There were no unanimous first-team selections, nor were there any repeat selections from the CBS Sports 2015 All-America team.

-- CBS Sports postseason awards for player, coach and freshman of the year will be announced Wednesday.

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Graphic illustration by Michael Meredith

First Team

Offense
QB Lamar Jackson Louisville Sophomore
RB D'Onta Foreman Texas Junior
RB Dalvin Cook Florida State Junior
WR Dede Westbrook Oklahoma Senior
WR Corey Davis Western Michigan Senior
TE Evan Engram Ole Miss Senior
C Pat Elflein Ohio State Senior
OL Cam Robinson Alabama Junior
OL Ryan Ramczyk Wisconsin Junior
OL Connor Williams Texas Sophomore
OL Cody O'Connell Washington State Junior
Defense
DE Jonathan Allen Alabama Senior
DE Derek Barnett Tennessee Junior
DT Ed Oliver Houston Freshman
DT Carlos Watkins Clemson Senior
LB Reuben Foster Alabama Senior
LB Jabrill Peppers Michigan Junior
LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt Junior
CB Adoree' Jackson USC Junior
CB Jourdan Lewis Michigan Senior
S Malik Hooker Ohio State Sophomore
S Jamal Adams LSU Junior
Special Teams
K Zane Gonzalez Arizona State Senior
P Johnny Townsend Florida Junior
KR Quadree Henderson Pittsburgh Sophomore
PR Adoree' Jackson USC Junior
AP Jabrill Peppers Michigan Junior

Second Team

Offense
QB Baker Mayfield Oklahoma Junior
RB Donnel Pumphrey San Diego State Senior
RB Christian McCaffrey Stanford Junior
WR Zay Jones East Carolina Senior
WR John Ross Washington Junior
TE Jordan Leggett Clemson Senior
C Tyler Orlosky West Virginia Senior
OL Dan Feeney Indiana Senior
OL Braden Smith Auburn Junior
OL Dorian Johnson Pittsburgh Senior
OL Jonah Williams Alabama Freshman
Defense
DE Myles Garrett Texas A&M Junior
DE DeMarcus Walker Florida State Senior
DT Malik McDowell Michigan State Junior
DT Montravius Adams Auburn Senior
LB Jarrad Davis Florida Senior
LB T.J. Watt Wisconsin Junior
LB Tim Williams Alabama Senior
CB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama Sophomore
CB Jalen "Teez" Tabor (tie) Florida Junior
Rasul Douglas (tie) West Virginia Senior
S Budda Baker Washington Junior
S Tedric Thompson Colorado Senior
Special Teams
K Daniel Carlson Auburn Junior
P Mitch Wishnowsky Utah Sophomore
KR Adoree' Jackson USC Junior
PR Jabrill Peppers Michigan Junior
AP Adoree' Jackson USC Junior

Don't forget to tune in to "Inside College Football: 2016 All-America Team" at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network [channel finder] for a complete breakdown of the team.

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