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Derrick Henry highlights AP All-America team

Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

The Associated Press released its All-America team, highlighted by Alabama running back Derrick Henry and fellow Heisman finalists Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford do-it-all back Christian McCaffrey.

Henry is joined on the first team by fellow Alabama standouts A’Shawn Robinson and Reggie Ragland. Baylor also has three first-teamers with Spencer Drango, Andrew Billings and Corey Coleman making the team.

Henry finished the season with 339 carries for 1986 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide, who are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff.

Watson, the Clemson quarterback, finished with 3,512 yards and 30 touchdowns through the air to go along with 887 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.

McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders’ record for all-purpose yards in a single season. He made the team as the all-purpose player.

LSU’s Leonard Fournette also made the team as a running back. Baylor’s Coleman and TCU’s Josh Doctson are the wide receivers.

On the offensive line joining Drango are Ohio State’s Taylor Decker, Stanford’s Joshua Garnett, UNC’s Landon Turner and Michigan State’s Jack Allen.

Arkansas’ Hunter Henr made the team as a tight end. UCLA’s Ka’imi Fairbairn is the kicker.

Defensively, the line is made up of Robinson, Baylor’s Andrew Billings, Clemson’s Shaq Lawson and Penn State’s Carl Nassib. The linebackers are Ragland, Temple’s Tyler Matakevich and Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith. Iowa’s Desmond King, Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III, Duke’s Jeremy Cash and Ohio State’s Vonn Bell make up the secondary.

Utah punter Tom Hackett completes the first team.



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