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The Detroit News
Michigan junior linebacker Devin Bush earned a spot on The Associated Press All-America second team — one of three Wolverines from the country’s top-ranked defense to be honored.
Michigan senior defensive end Chase Winovich and junior cornerback Lavert Hill were third-team selections.
Bush leads Michigan in tackles with 79 total, while also contributing nine tackles for loss (five sacks) and six pass breakups.
Also making AP All-America teams were Mississippi State senior defensive Montez Sweat, a former Michigan State player (second team), and Ohio State junior center Michael Jordan, a former Plymouth standout who made the third team.
The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The AP All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.
The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-teamers, No. 4 Oklahoma has two, including quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, and No. 3 Notre Dame had one.
The Tide and Sooners meet in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 and the Tigers play the Fighting Irish at the Cotton Bowl that day.
The playoff teams combined for 17 overall selections on the teams chosen by a panel of AP poll voters and released Monday.
The Tide placed two players on each side of the ball, with Outland Trophy winner Quinnen Williams highlighting the defense. Receiver Jerry Jeudy, offensive tackle Jonah Williams and safety Deionte Thompson also made the first team while Tua Tagovailoa was the second-team quarterback.
Clemson placed defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell on the first team, and offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt. Cornerback Julian Love represented Notre Dame on the first team.
Quarterback – Kyler Murray, junior, Oklahoma
Running backs – Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis
Tackles – Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson
Guards – Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Bunchy Stallings, senior, Kentucky
Center – Garrett Bradbury, senior, North Carolina State
Tight end – Jace Sternberger, junior, Texas A&M
Wide receivers – Jerry Jeudy, sophomore, Alabama; Marquise Brown, junior, Oklahoma
All-purpose player – Rondale Moore, freshman, Purdue
Kicker – Andre Szmyt, freshman, Syracuse
Ends – Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson; Sutton Smith, junior, Northern Illinois
Tackles – Quinnen Williams, junior, Alabama; Christian Wilkins, senior, Clemson
Linebackers – Josh Allen, senior, Kentucky; Devin White, junior, LSU; Ben Burr-Kirven, senior, Washington
Cornerbacks – Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame
Safeties – Grant Delpit, sophomore, LSU; Deionte Thompson, junior, Alabama
Punter – Braden Mann, junior, Texas A&M
Quarterback – Tua Tagovailoa, sophomore, Alabama
Running backs – Travis Etienne, sophomore, Clemson; Trayveon Williams, junior, Texas A&M
Tackles – Dalton Risner, senior, Kansas State; Andrew Thomas, sophomore, Georgia
Guards – Dru Samia, senior, Oklahoma; Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin
Center – Ross Piersbacher, senior, Alabama
Tight end – T.J, Hockenson, sophomore, Iowa
Wide receivers – Tylan Wallace, sophomore, Oklahoma State; Andy Isabella, senior, Massachusetts
All-purpose player – Greg Dortch, sophomore, Wake Forest
Kicker – Cole Tracy, senior, LSU
Ends – Montez Sweat, senior, Mississippi State; Jachai Polite, junior, Florida
Tackles – Jerry Tillery, senior, Notre Dame; Gerald Willis III, senior, Miami
Linebackers – Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; David Long Jr., junior, West Virginia; Joe Dineen, senior, Kansas
Cornerbacks – Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU; Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington
Safeties – Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington; Amani Hooker, junior, Iowa
Punter – Mitch Wishnowsky, senior, Utah
Quarterbacks – Dwayne Haskins, sophomore, Ohio State
Running backs – Benny Snell, junior, Kentucky; Eno Benjamin, sophomore, Arizona State
Tackles – Andre Dillard, senior, Washington State; Cody Ford, junior, Oklahoma
Guards – Terrone Prescod, senior, North Carolina State; Chris Lindstrom, senior, Boston College
Center – Michael Jordan, junior, Ohio State
Tight end – Noah Fant, junior, Iowa
Wide Receivers – A.J. Brown, junior, Mississippi; David Sills IV, senior, West Virginia
All-purpose player – J.J. Taylor, sophomore, Arizona
Kicker – Matt Gay, senior, Utah
Ends – Chase Winovich, senior, Michigan; Jaylon Ferguson, senior, Louisiana Tech
Tackles – Jeffery Simmons, junior, Mississippi State; Ed Oliver, junior, Houston
Linebackers – Paddy Fisher, sophomore, Northwestern; David Woodward, sophomore, Utah State; Te’Von Coney, senior, Notre Dame
Cornerbacks – Hamp Cheevers, junior, Boston College; Lavert Hill, junior, Michigan
Safeties – Andre Cisco, freshman, Syracuse; Jonathan Abram, senior, Mississippi State
Punter – Jason Smith, sophomore, Cincinnati