College Football 2015: Preseason All-America and All-Conference Teams

March is the biggest month of the year for college basketball, as America always gets swept up in the annual March Madness fever. It’s also a time, however, for college football fans to get excited as well.

With spring on the horizon, that means that spring practice is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing for next season.

With the 2014 campaign now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to turn the attention to 2015 and begin the process of trying to figure out who the sport’s must-watch players will be.

Unfortunately, many of the top underclassmen players opted to declare early for the NFL draft, which has left the collegiate ranks devoid of most of its star power from the previous season. Luckily, though, there are still plenty of up-and-coming potential stars who look like they’re ready to step into the spotlight this fall and showcase their skills on the national stage.

So which players are projected to be the top performers for the upcoming 2015 college football season?

Here’s a look at Gridiron Perspective’s complete preseason college football 2015 All-American teams, along with full all-conference teams for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as a look at the best players from outside the non Power-5 conferences.

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All-America: 1st Team Offense

QB: Trevone Boykin, TCU

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
RB: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma

WR: Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
WR: Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

TE: Evan Engram, Ole Miss

OL: Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
OL: Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
OL: Jack Allen, Michigan State
OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor
OL: Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech

 

All-America: 1st Team Defense

DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DL: Shawn Oakman, Baylor
DL: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DL: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

LB: Scooby Wright III, Arizona
LB: Eric Striker, Oklahoma
LB: Joshua Perry, Ohio State

CB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
CB: Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

S: Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
S: Su’a Cravens, USC

 

All-America: 2nd Team Offense

QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

RB
: Nick Chubb, Georgia
RB: Royce Freeman, Oregon

WR: D’haquille Williams, Auburn
WR: Rashard Higgins, Colorado State

TE: Josiah Price, Michigan State

OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State
OL: Cam Robinson, Alabama
OL: Taylor Decker, Ohio State
OL: Max Tuerk, USC
OL: Vadal Alexander, LSU

All-America: 2nd Team Defense

DL: DeForest Buckner, Oregon
DL: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
DL: Derek Barnett, Tennessee
DL: Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

LB: Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
LB: Tyler Matakevich, Temple
LB: Leonard Floyd, Georgia

CB: Will Redmond, Mississippi State
CB: Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

S: Karl Joseph, West Virginia
S: Vonn Bell, Ohio State

All-American: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

RB: James Conner, Pittsburgh

WR: Corey Coleman, Baylor

TE: Jonnu Smith, FIU

OL: Kyle Murphy, Stanford

DL: Kamalei Correa, Boise State

LB: Myles Jack, UCLA

CB
: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Minnesota

S: Quin Blanding, Virginia

K: Robert Aguayo, Florida State

P: Tom Hackett, Utah

KR: Adoree Jackson, USC

PR: De’Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska


All-ACC: 1st Team Offense

QB: Deshaun Watson, Clemson

RB: James Conner, Pittsburgh
RB: Dalvin Cook, Florida State

WR: Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
WR: Mike Williams, Clemson

TE: Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech

OL: Jon Heck, North Carolina
OL: Bryan Chamberlain, Georgia Tech
OL: Landon Turner, North Carolina
OL: Jonathan McLaughlin, Virginia Tech
OL: Roderick Johnson, Florida State

All-ACC: 1st Team Defense

DL: Dadi Nicolas, Virginia Tech
DL: Devonte Fields, Louisville
DL: Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech
DL: Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech

LB: Terrance Smith, Florida State
LB: Paul Davis, Georgia Tech
LB: Reggie Northrup, Florida State

CB: Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
CB: Maurice Canady, Virginia

S: Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
S: Quin Blanding, Virginia

 

All-ACC: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech

RB
: Shadrach Thornton, NC State
RB: Joseph Yearby, Miami

WR: Artavis Scott, Clemson
WR: Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech

TE
: Cam Serigne, Wake Forest

OL: Isaiah Battle, Clemson
OL: Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh
OL: Caleb Peterson, North Carolina
OL: Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh
OL: Matt Skura, Duke

 

All-ACC: 2nd Team Defense

DL: Tylor Harris, Wake Forest
DL: Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
DL: KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech
DL: Connor Wujciak, Boston College

LB: Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest
LB: Keith Kelsey, Louisville
LB: Steven Daniels, Boston College

CB: Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
CB: D.J. White, Georgia Tech

S: Jeremy Cash, Duke
S: Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech

 

All-ACC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Brad Kaaya, Miami

RB: Jon Hilliman, Boston College

WR: Quinshad Davis, North Carolina

TE: David Grinnage, NC State

OL: Ryan Norton, Clemson

DL: David Dean, Virginia

LB: Jerod Fernandez, NC State

CB: Brian Walker, North Carolina

S: DeVon Edwards, Duke

K: Robert Aguayo, Florida State

P: Justin Vogel, Miami

KR: Myles Willis, Boston College

PR: Ryan Switzer, North Carolina



All-Big Ten: 1st Team Offense

QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

RB
: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
RB: Justin Jackson, Northwestern

WR: Leonte Carroo, Rutgers
WR: DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

TE
: Josiah Price, Michigan State

OL: Jack Allen, Michigan State
OL: Taylor Decker, Ohio State
OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State
OL: Tyler Marz, Wisconsin
OL: Pat Elflein, Ohio State


All-Big Ten: 1st Team Defense

DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DL: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
DL: Maliek Collins, Nebraska
DL: Anthony Zettel, Penn State

LB: Joshua Perry, Ohio State
LB: Vince Biegel, Wisconsin
LB: Mason Monheim, Illinois

CB: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Minnesota
CB: Will Likely, Maryland

S: Vonn Bell, Ohio State
S: Michael Caputo, Wisconsin

 

All-Big Ten: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State

RB: Corey Clement, Wisconsin
RB: Josh Ferguson, Illinois

WR: Michael Thomas, Ohio State
WR: Mike Dudek, Illinois

TE: Jake Duzey, Iowa

OL: Dan Voltz, Wisconsin
OL: Jason Spriggs, Indiana
OL: Mason Cole, Michigan
OL: Brian Allen, Michigan State
OL: Austin Blythe, Iowa

 

All-Big Ten: 2nd Team Defense

DL: Darius Hamilton, Rutgers
DL: Drew Ott, Iowa
DL: Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
DL: Malik McDowell, Michigan State

LB: Steve Longa, Rutgers
LB: Darron Lee, Ohio State
LB: Ed Davis, Michigan State

CB
: Wayne Lyons, Michigan
CB: Nick VanHoose, Northwestern

S: Nate Gerry, Nebraska
S: Sean Davis, Maryland

All-Big Ten: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Cardale Jones, Ohio State

RB: Akeel Lynch, Penn State

WR: Alex Erickson, Wisconsin

TE: Nick Vannett, Ohio State

OL
: Jordan Walsh, Iowa

DL: Kemoko Turay, Rutgers

LB
: Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland

CB
: Jordan Lucas, Penn State

S
: Taylor Barton, Illinois

K
: Brad Craddock, Maryland

P
: Peter Mortell, Minnesota

KR: R.J. Shelton, Michigan State

PR
: De’Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska



All-Big 12: 1st Team Offense

QB: Trevone Boykin, TCU

RB: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
RB: Shock Linwood, Baylor

WR: Corey Coleman, Baylor
WR: Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma

TE: Tre’Von Armstead, Baylor

OL: Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech
OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor
OL: Halapoulivaati Vaitai, TCU
OL: Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
OL: Joey Hunt, TCU

 

All-Big 12: 1st Team Defense

DL: Shawn Oakman, Baylor
DL: Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
DL: Charles Tapper, Oklahoma
DL: Andrew Billings, Baylor

LB: Eric Striker, Oklahoma
LB: Pete Robertson, Texas Tech
LB: Nick Kwiatkowski, West Virginia

CB: Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma
CB: Danzel McDaniel, Kansas State

S: Karl Joseph, West Virginia
S: Dante Barnett, Kansas State

 

All-Big 12: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Trevor Knight, Oklahoma

RB: Aaron Green, TCU
RB: DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech

WR: Josh Doctson, TCU
WR: KD Cannon, Baylor

TE: M.J. McFarland, Texas

OL: Blake Muir, Baylor
OL: Jared Kester, Texas Tech
OL: Sedrick Flowers, Texas
OL: Kyle Fuller, Baylor
OL: Alfredo Morales, Texas Tech

 

All-Big 12: 2nd Team Defense

DL: Beau Blackshear, Baylor
DL: Hassan Ridgeway, Texas
DL: Jimmy Bean, Oklahoma State
DL: Travis Britz, Kansas State

LB: Ryan Simmons, Oklahoma State
LB: Taylor Young, Baylor
LB: Jordan Evans, Oklahoma

CB: Daryl Worley, West Virginia
CB: Xavien Howard, Baylor

S: Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State
S: Orion Stewart, Baylor

 

All-Big 12: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Davis Webb, Texas Tech

RB: Johnathan Gray, Texas

WR: Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech

TE: Taylor McNamara, Oklahoma

OL
: Boston Stiverson, Kansas State

DL: Terrell Lathan, TCU

LB: Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma

CB: Duke Thomas, Texas

S: Derrick Kindred, Baylor

K: Jaden Oberkrom, TCU

P: Nick O’Toole, West Virginia

KR: Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech

PR: Cameron Echols-Luper, TCU


All-Pac-12: 1st Team Offense

QB: Cody Kessler, USC

RB
: Royce Freeman, Oregon
RB: Devontae Booker, Utah

WR: Nelson Spruce, Colorado
WR: Cayleb Jones, Arizona

TE: Pharaoh Brown, Oregon* (*Brown’s status for the 2015 season is still undetermined)

OL: Max Tuerk, USC
OL: Kyle Murphy, Stanford
OL: Jake Brendel, UCLA
OL: Toa Lobendahn, USC
OL: Caleb Benenoch, UCLA

 

All-Pac-12: 1st Team Defense

DL: DeForest Buckner, Oregon
DL: Kenny Clark, UCLA
DL: Josh Tupou, Colorado
DL: Hunter Dimick, Utah

LB: Scooby Wright III, Arizona
LB: Myles Jack, UCLA
LB: Jared Norris, Utah

CB: Adoree Jackson, USC
CB: Ishmael Adams, UCLA

S: Su’a Cravens, USC
S: Jordan Simone, Arizona State

All-Pac-12: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Kevin Hogan, Stanford

RB: D.J. Foster, Arizona State
RB: Nick Wilson, Arizona

WR: Jordan Payton, UCLA
WR: Byron Marshall, Oregon

TE: Austin Hooper, Stanford

OL: Nick Kelly, Arizona State
OL: Tyler Johnstone, Oregon
OL: Christian Westerman, Arizona State
OL: Viane Talamaivao, USC
OL: Alex Redmond, UCLA

 

All-Pac-12: 2nd Team Defense

DL: Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA
DL: Lowell Lotulelei, Utah
DL: Tashon Smallwood, Arizona State
DL: Delvon Simmons, USC

LB: Christian French, Oregon
LB: DJ Calhoun, Arizona State
LB: Blake Martinez, Stanford

CB: Fabian Moreau, UCLA
CB: Lloyd Carrington, Arizona State

S: Reggie Daniels, Oregon
S: William Parks, Arizona

 

All-Pac-12: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Jared Goff, California

RB: Paul Perkins, UCLA

WR: JuJu Smith, USC

TE: Joshua Perkins, Washington

OL: Joshua Garnett, Stanford

DL: Jason Fanaika, Utah

LB: Joe Walker, Oregon

CB: Ken Crawley, Colorado

S: Budda Baker, Washington

K: Andy Phillips, Utah

P: Tom Hackett, Utah

KR: Adoree Jackson, USC

PR
: Dante Pettis, Washington


All-SEC: 1st Team Offense

QB: Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

RB: Nick Chubb, Georgia
RB: Jonathan Williams, Arkansas

WR: Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
WR: D’haquille Williams, Auburn

TE: Evan Engram, Ole Miss

OL: Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
OL: Cam Robinson, Alabama
OL: Vadal Alexander, LSU
OL: Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M
OL: Jerald Hawkins, LSU

 

All-SEC: 1st Team Defense

DL: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DL: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DL: Derek Barnett, Tennessee
DL: Jonathan Allen, Alabama

LB: Leonard Floyd, Georgia
LB: Reggie Ragland, Alabama
LB: Antonio Morrison, Florida

CB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
CB: Will Redmond, Mississippi State

S: Tony Conner, Ole Miss
S: Jalen Mills, LSU

 

All-SEC: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Maty Mauk, Missouri

RB: Derrick Henry, Alabama
RB: Leonard Fournette, LSU

WR: Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
WR: Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M

TE: Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL: Brandon Shell, South Carolina
OL: John Theus, Georgia
OL: Ryan Kelly, Alabama
OL: Jashon Robertson, Tennessee
OL: Greg Pyke, Georgia

 

All-SEC: 2nd Team Defense

DL: Jarran Reed, Alabama
DL: Chris Jones, Mississippi State
DL: A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
DL: Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss

LB: Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
LB: Kentrell Brothers, Missouri
LB: Kris Frost, Auburn

CB: Tre’Davious White, LSU
CB: Jonathan Jones, Auburn

S: Johnathan Ford, Auburn
S: Quincy Mauger, Georgia

 

All-SEC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Kyle Allen, Texas A&M

RB: Alex Collins, Arkansas

WR: Bud Sasser, Missouri

TE: Steven Scheu, Vanderbilt

OL: Denver Kirkland, Arkansas

DL: Harold Brantley, Missouri

LB: Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn

CB: Taveze Calhoun, Mississippi State

S: Marcus Maye, Florida

K: Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky

P: JK Scott, Alabama

KR: Darrius Sims, Vanderbilt

PR: Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia


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The Best of the Rest: 1st Team Offense

QB: Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky

RB: Elijah McGuire, UL-Lafayette
RB: Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State

WR: Rashard Higgins, Colorado State
WR: William Fuller, Notre Dame

TE: Jonnu Smith, FIU

OL: Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
OL: Clint Van Horn, Marshall
OL: Marcus Henry, Boise State
OL: Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati
OL: Kevin Whimpey, Utah State

 

The Best of the Rest: 1st Team Defense

DL: Kamalei Correa, Boise State
DL: Bronson Kaufusi, BYU
DL: Sheldon Day, Notre Dame
DL: Eddie Yarbrough, Wyoming

LB: Tyler Matakevich, Temple
LB: Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
LB: Kyler Fackrell, Utah State

CB: Donte Deayon, Boise State
CB: William Jackson, Houston

S: Darrian Thompson, Boise State
S: Kevin Byrad, Middle Tennessee State

 

The Best of the Rest: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati

RB: Devon Johnson, Marshall
RB: Kareem Hunt, Toledo

WR: Corey Davis, Western Michigan
WR: Tajae Sharpe, UMass

TE: Steven Walker, Colorado State

OL: Rees Odhiambo, Boise State
OL: Tejan Koroma, BYU
OL: Darius Johnson, Middle Tennessee State
OL: Ike Harris, East Carolina
OL: Nick Beamish, Central Michigan

 

The Best of the Rest: 2nd Team Defense

DL: Brian Nordstrom, Rice
DL: Thomas Niles, UCF
DL: Ian Seau, Nevada
DL: Michael Wakefield, FIU

LB: Nick Vigil, Utah State
LB: T.T. Barber, Middle Tennessee State
LB: Zeek Bigger, East Carolina

CB: KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame
CB: Xavier Woods, Louisiana Tech

S: Nate Holley, Kent State
S: Adrian McDonald, Houston

The Best of the Rest: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Kevin Ellison, Georgia Southern

RB: Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan

WR: Keevan Lucas, Tulsa

TE: Alan Cross, Memphis

OL: Andrew Ness, Northern Illinois

DL: Ronald Blair, Appalachian State

LB: Tanner Vallejo, Boise State

CB: Richard Leonard, FIU

S: Elijah Shumate, Notre Dame

K: Jake Elliott, Memphis

P: Austin Rehkow, Idaho

KR: Deandre Reaves, Marshall

PR: JoJo Nelson, Utah State


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