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Five Big 12 Players on College Football America Dream Team

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Five Big 12 players were named to the Starting Lineup of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook Preseason FBS Dream Team, released this week.

The FBS Dream Team is the publication’s equivalent of a preseason All-America Team.

The five Big 12 players to make the Starting Lineup, or First Team, were Texas running back Bijan Robinson, Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn, Baylor offensive lineman Connor Galvin, Kansas State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah and Iowa State defensive end Will McDonald IV.

 

Robinson is coming off a 2021 season in which he led the Longhorns with 1,127 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. He also added 26 receptions for 295 yards and four touchdowns. He’s expected to be a Heisman candidate in 2022.

Vaughn is perhaps the most versatile player in the league. He led Kansas State with 1,404 yards rushing with 18 touchdowns and caught another 49 passes with 468 yards and four touchdowns. His reception total led the team.

Galvin was selected the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Big 12 champions, as the Bears beat Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game and then beat Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl.

Anudike-Uzomah and McDonald were the co-Big 12 Defensive Linemen of the Year in 2021. Anudike-Uzomah had 11 sacks last season, while McDonald IV had 11 1/2 sacks.

The College Football America Yearbook Dream Team is the publication’s version of a major college All-America Team with a twist. Instead of picking a first team, second team and/or third team, the team is presented in the context of an actual Football Bowl Subdivision program. FBS teams are limited to 85 scholarships, and the College Football America Yearbook Dream Team is subject to these same constraints.

The 2022 College Football America Yearbook Houston quarterback Clayton Tune on the cover. Houston, BYU, Cincinnati and UCF join the Big 12 in 2023.  

 

2022 College Football America Preseason Dream Team

Big 12 Players in Bold

Starting Lineup

Offense

Pos. Player, School, Class

QB Bryce Young, Alabama, Jr.

RB Bijan Robinson, Texas, Jr.

RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas St., Jr.

WR Jordan Addison, USC, Jr.

WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio St., Jr.

TE Brock Bowers, Georgia, So.

OL Connor Galvin, Baylor, Sr.

OL Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State, Jr.

OL Jaxson Kirkland, Washington, Sr.

OL Peter Skoronski, Northwestern, Jr.

C Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame, Sr.

Defense

Pos. Player, School, Class

DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson, So.

DT Jalen Carter, Georgia, Jr.

DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State, Jr.

DE Will McDonald IV, Iowa State, Sr.

LB Will Anderson Jr., Alabama, Jr.

LB Andre Carter II, Army West Point, Jr.

LB Noah Sewell, Oregon, Jr.

CB Riley Moss, Iowa, Sr.

CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia, So.

S Jordan Battle, Alabama, Sr.

S Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame, Jr.

Specialists

Pos. Player, School, Class

K Harrison Mevis, Missouri, Jr.

P Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona, Jr.

KR Brian Battie, South Florida, So.

PR Jaylin Lane, Middle Tennessee, So.

AP Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama, Jr.

 

Second String

Offense

Pos., Player, School, Class

QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State, So.

RB Travis Dye, USC, Sr.

RB Sean Tucker, Syracuse, So.

WR A.T. Perry, Wake Forest, Jr.

WR Cedric Tillman, Tennessee, Sr.

TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame, Jr.

OL Emil Ekiyor, Alabama, Sr.

OL Dawand Jones, Ohio State, Sr.

OL O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida, Jr.

OL Andrew Vorhees, USC, Sr.

C John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota, Sr.

Defense

Pos., Player, School, Class

DT Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh, Jr.

DT Tyler Davis, Clemson, Sr.

DE Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame, Sr.

DE Collin Oliver, Oklahoma State, So.

LB Jack Campbell, Iowa, Sr.

LB Nick Herbig, Wisconsin, Jr.

LB Nolan Smith, Georgia, Sr.

CB Clark Phillips III, Utah, So.

CB Eli Ricks, Alabama, Jr.

S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M, Jr.

S Jammie Robinson, Florida State, Jr.

Reserves

Pos., Player, School, Class

QB Will Rogers, Mississippi State, Jr.

QB-DT Malik Cunningham, Louisville, Sr.

RB Lew Nichols III, Central Michigan, So.

WR Xavier Worthy, Texas, So.

TE Zack Kuntz, Old Dominion, Jr.

C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan, Sr.

DL Josaiah Stewart, Coastal Carolina, So.

LB Carlton Martial, Troy, Sr.

DB Macon Clark, Tulane, Sr.

LS Bradley Robinson, Ohio State, Sr.

 

Class of 2022 Freshmen

Offense

Pos., Player, College/High School

QB Drew Allar, Penn State/Medina (OH)

RB Emmanuel Henderson, Alabama/Geneva County (Hartford, AL)

RB Nick Singleton, Penn State/Governor Mifflin (Reading, PA)

WR Luther Burden, Missouri/East St. Louis (IL)

WR Chris Marshall, Texas A&M/Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX)

TE Oscar Delp, Georgia/West Forsyth (Cumming, GA)

OL Devon Campbell, Texas/Bowie (Arlington, TX)

OL Kelvin Banks, Texas/Summer Creek (Humble, TX)

OL Kiyaunta Goodwin, Kentucky/Charlestown (IN)

OL Earnest Greene, Georgia St./John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)

OL Kam Dewberry, Texas A&M/Atascocita (Humble, TX)

Defense

Pos., Player, College/High School

DT Walter Nolen, Texas A&M/Powell (TN)

DT Travis Shaw, North Carolina/Grimsley (Greensboro, NC)

DE Lebbeus Overton, Texas A&M/Milton (Alpharetta, GA)

DE Mykel Williams, Georgia/Hardaway (Columbus, GA)

LB Jihaad Campbell, Alabama/IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)

LB C.J. Hicks, Ohio State/Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)

LB Jaylen Sneed, Notre Dame/Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island, SC)

CB Travis Hunter, Jackson State/Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA)

CB Domani Jackson, USC/Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)

S Jacoby Mathews, Texas A&M/Ponchatoula (LA)

S Sonny Styles, Ohio State/Pickerington (OH) Central

Specialists/All-Purpose

Pos., Player, College/High School

K Alex McPherson, Auburn/Fort Payne (AL)

P Brett Thorson, Georgia/ProKick Australia (AUS)

ATH Malaki Starks, Georgia/Jefferson (GA)

QB/DT Nick Evers, Oklahoma/Flower Mound (TX)

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