Roquan Smith and Minkah Fitzpatrick lead 7 SEC players on USA Today All-American teams

Georgia inside linebacker Roquan Smith and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick have been chosen as first-team All Americans.

This is not the same story as this morning, when the pair of juniors were named AP All Americans.

Smith and Fitzpatrick are the SEC’s only representatives on the USA Today All-America first team, announced Monday afternoon.

On the second team, the conference places five players. Offensive linemen Frank Ragnow from Arkansas and Braden Smith from Auburn earned second-team All-America status on offense, and LSU linebacker Devin White received the honor on defense.

Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson and Florida punter Johnny Townsend were also selected to USA Today’s second team.

Here are the full first and second teams, with the SEC representatives in bold.



QB: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

RB: Bryce Love, Stanford

RB: Rashaad Penny, San Diego State

WR: James Washington, Oklahoma State

WR: Anthony Miller, Memphis

TE: Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

OL: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

OL: Will Hernandez, UTEP

OL: Billy Price, Ohio State

OL: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

OL: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame


DL: Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State

DL: Maurice Hurst, Michigan

DL: Ed Oliver, Houston

DL: Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois

LB: Josey Jewell, Iowa

LB: Roquan Smith, Georgia

LB: T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin

CB: Denzel Ward, Ohio State

CB: Joshua Jackson, Iowa

S: Derwin James, Florida State

S: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama


K: Matt Gay, Utah

P: Michael Dickson, Texas

RET: Dante Pettis, Washington



QB: Lamar Jackson, Louisville
RB: Saquon Barkley, Penn State
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: Michael Gallup, Colorado State
WR: Steve Ishmael, Syracuse
TE: Adam Brenneman, Massachusetts
OL: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
OL: Cody O’Connell, Washington State
OL: Frank Ragnow, Arkansas
OL: Braden Smith, Auburn
OL: Tyrell Crosby, Oregon


DL: Nick Bosa, Ohio State
DL: Vita Vea, Washington
DL: Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State
DL: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
LB: Micah Kiser, Virginia
LB: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
LB: Devin White, LSU
CB: Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
CB: Darious Williams, Alabama-Birmingham
S: Quin Blanding, Virginia
S: DeShon Elliott, Texas


K: Daniel Carlson, Auburn
P: Johnny Townsend, Florida
RET: Tony Pollard, Memphis

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