[Pretty OT] 6/14 unanimous All-Americans in 2017 played in the Big-12

Submitted by BoFlex on December 14th, 2017 at 10:22 PM

Which conference has the most unanimous consensus All-Americans?
Six consensus.
All unanimous.

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— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) December 14, 2017

I don't remember seeing that many unanimous All-Americans from a single conference before...

Big 12 (6)

  • QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
  • OT Orlando Brown (Oklahoma)
  • TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)
  • WR James Washington (Oklahoma State)
  • DB DeShon Elliott (Texas)
  • P Michael Dickson (Texas)

B1G (3)

  • C Billy Price (Ohio State)
  • DB Josh Jackson (Iowa)
  • LB Josey Jewell (Iowa)

SEC (2)

  • DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)
  • LB Roquan Smith (Georgia)

ACC (1)

  • DL Bradley Chubb (NC State)

Pac-12 (1)

  • RB Bryce Love (Stanford)

Independent (1)

  • OL Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)

On a related note, Oklahoma (35) has now overtaken both Ohio State (33) and Notre Dame (34) with the most unanimous All-Americans.



December 15th, 2017 at 12:00 AM ^

unfortunately he never committed to m.  harbaugh and durkin put on full court press so it certainly wasnt lack of effort.  smith mightve been their top overall target that 1st class, maybe aside from minkah fitzpatrick.  pretty clear hed be a good player if not a great one.  i guess they just didnt have enough time during abbreviated cycle.  i know it came down to m, ucla and uga with the staff never feeling truly out of it. 

and i think he did commit to ucla at some point (though could be thinking of the tall DE from cali)


December 15th, 2017 at 12:24 AM ^

I think Saquon Barkley isn't listed officially as an unanimous All-American because his selections were split between RB and All-Purpose/Athlete.

To be an unanimous All-American, a player has to be recognized as a 1st team All-American in their position in all 5 of the official NCAA-recognized All-American team selectors: AP, FWAA, AFCA, WCFF, and TSN

Saquon made it as a 1st team RB for the AFCA, and WCFF teams, 1st team All-Purpose for the AP and FWAA, and a 1st team Athlete for TSN.

There's so debate on whether a player selected as an All-Purpose or Athlete can qualify to be an unanimous All-American since not all 5 selectors have those position. Usually most outlets only count the players selected for the universally used skill positions. USC's Adoree' Jackson had a similar issue last season because some selectors had him as their DB while others had him at All-Purpose.


December 15th, 2017 at 3:17 AM ^

So much can change with actually having a threat at the QB position. Watch out for Gentry next season along with Mckeon, but Gentry is more of a mismatch than Butt was. He is taller and faster. Don't know if he will be an all american but they should target him a lot and that is a staple with Patterson, if he wins the job.

Ruiz could also be a future all-american but I doubt next year. You are right on the money with those four, but maybe Patterson also. I really hope Winovich comes back and he should have been an all-american this year if you look at his stats. Way more than doubled Bosa's. Don't even get me started on that bullshit. There really are some people out there who just need there ass kicked.

One thing about Brady Hoke, that guy knows d-line talent. I didn't think much about Hurst as a recruit at all, but man he humbled me. Class act that is one tough and good d-tackle. I think we will be talking about Solomon in a couple years the same way. He could be an all american easily in a couple years.

I think Gary and Hill are shoe ins for all-american honors along with Winovich. Tell me Mattison can't develop d-lineman. That fat ass at osu is not even in the same league.


December 15th, 2017 at 8:29 AM ^

This is one of the reasons I am always suspicious of people who are instantly wowed by summary statistics in football. When you then add a layer of analysis like a yards per play or yards per point or adjust one's expectations for conference peers and things like that, you find out that, in their own world, sometimes certain players are actually remarkably average. Not saying that's the case here, of course, but there's a story behind some statistics that definitely gets overlooked.