Clemson’s Lawrence headlines AP preseason All-America team

Field Level Media

August 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm.

Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2019 season, headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, released Tuesday.

Joining him on the first team are two teammates: running back Travis Etienne and linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

On Monday, Clemson was installed as No. 1 in the AP preseason poll for the first time in school history.

Joining Clemson with three preseason All-Americans was Alabama, with wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, a 2018 All-American, defensive lineman Raekwon Davis and linebacker Dylan Moses.

Lawrence led Clemson to the College Football Playoff championship in January. His opposing quarterback in the game, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, was named a second-team preseason All-American.

In all, eight players from SEC teams were first-team selections, followed by the Big Ten with seven.

Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Running back: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Travis Etienne, Clemson
Tackles: Andrew Thomas, Georgia; Walker Little, Stanford
Guards: Shane Lemieux, Oregon; Ben Bredeson, Michigan
Center: Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
Tight end: Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
Wide receivers: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama; Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
All-purpose player: Rondale Moore, Purdue
Kicker: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse

Ends: Chase Young, Ohio State; A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Tackles: Derrick Brown, Auburn; Raekwon Davis, Alabama
Linebackers: Dylan Moses, Alabama; Isaiah Simmons, Clemson; Joe Bachie, Michigan State
Cornerbacks: Bryce Hall, Virginia; Paulson Adebo, Stanford
Safeties: Grant Delpit, LSU; Andre Cisco, Syracuse
Punter: Braden Mann, Texas A&M