Clemson QB Lawrence leads AP preseason All-America team; SU has two named

Clemson QB Lawrence leads AP preseason All-America team; SU has two named

August 20, 2019 04:08 PM

NEW YORK CITY (WHEC)- Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team presented by Regions Bank .

He has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. 

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Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back Travis Etienne. Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons was a first-team selection on defense.            

Clemson and No. 2 Alabama tied for the most first-team selections with three.

Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, an All-American last season, was selected to the preseason first team, along with defensive lineman Raekwon Davis and linebacker Dylan Moses.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, was selected to the second team.

Syracuse sophomore defensive back Andre Cisco and redshirt sophomore kicker Andre Szmyt were also named preseason 1st team All-Americans.  Cisco led the nation with 7 interceptions and started 11 of the team’s 13 games.  Szmyt was the first Syracuse player to win the Lou Groza Award as the best kicker in the nation last year.”

The AP All-America team is sponsored by Regions Bank this season, the first time the venerable player honor roll that dates to 1925 has ever had a presenting sponsor.


Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer

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