The halfway point of the 2016 college football season is upon us, which makes this the perfect time to announce the CBS Sports 2016 Midseason All-America team as voted on by our panel of college football experts from CBSSports.com and 247Sports.com.
There are four unanimous selections and players representing 20 programs among the 27 selections. Alabama (four) leads the way with Florida State, Ohio State and Pitt each fielding two All-Americans. (Michigan's Jabrill Peppers checks in twice.)
Among conferences, the SEC is on top with seven picks with the ACC (six), Pac-12 (four), Big Ten (three) and Big 12 (two) rounding out the Power Five leagues.
Compared to the CBS Sports 2016 Preseason All-America team, five first-team selections made their way onto the midseason team: Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and offensive lineman Roderick Johnson, Ohio State center Pat Elflein, Alabama OL Cam Robinson and Florida cornerback Jalen "Teez" Tabor. Alabama LB Reuben Foster, Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett, Washington safety Budda Baker and Peppers all jumped up from second-team preseason to the midseason team.
Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville*
Co-coach of the Year: Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Chris Petersen, Washington
Midseason All-America team
|RB||Donnel Pumphrey*||San Diego State||Senior|
|RB||Dalvin Cook||Florida State||Junior|
|WR||Corey Davis||Western Michigan||Senior|
|TE||Evan Engram||Ole Miss||Senior|
|C||Pat Elflein||Ohio State||Senior|
|OL||Roderick Johnson||Florida State||Junior|
|OL||Cody O'Connell||Washington State||Junior|
|S||Malik Hooker||Ohio State||Sophomore|
|K||Zane Gonzalez*||Arizona State||Senior|
* Unanimous selection