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2022 College Football Spring All-America Team

Hope springs eternal in the college football spring season. Teams across the country are getting ready to include new players, coaches, and concepts into their practice routines, and soon spring games (now often televised) will introduce fans to exciting players from coast to coast. In the Transfer Portal era, there is more to learn than ever in March and April.

To celebrate the kickoff of spring ball across the college football landscape, we are releasing our first-ever Spring All-America Team. These are the 2022 players who are the best of the best, statistically and analytically, at their positions. Many position groups have quite a few worthy candidates, so when the decision was unclear, extra emphasis was given to overall career experience and schedule strength.

For example: Louisville QB Malik Cunningham was selected over Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud and Alabama QB Bryce Young (experience) and Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall (competition), even though all four have 99 or 100 career QB percentile ratings.

In a variation of the usual All-American listings, five slots are allotted to special teams: kickoff specialist (KO), punter (PT), field goal kicker (FG), kick returner (KR), and punt returner (PR). This was done to recognize the importance of all these distinct phases of the game, which are often unfairly lumped together into two or three categories.

wdt_ID Position Player Team Percentile
1 QB Malik Cunningham Louisville 100
2 RB TreVeyon Henderson Ohio State 94
3 WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ohio State 98
4 WR Marvin Mims Oklahoma 97
5 WR Dantayvion Wicks Virginia 90
6 OT Brandon Kipper Oregon State 90
7 OG Emil Ekiyor Jr. Alabama 91
8 OC Rusty Staats Western Kentucky 89
9 OG Clark Barrington BYU 90
10 OT O'Cyrus Torrence Florida 90
11 TE Brock Bowers Georgia 90
12 DE Myles Murphy Clemson 99
13 DT Dante Stills West Virginia 98
14 DT Dom Peterson Nevada 97
15 DE Will McDonald IV Iowa State 99
16 OLB Will Anderson Jr. Alabama 99
17 ILB Carlton Martial Troy 96
18 OLB Nick Herbig Wisconsin 98
19 CB Riley Moss Iowa 95
20 SF Brandon Joseph Notre Dame 91
21 SF Ji'Ayir Brown Penn State 88
22 CB Emmanuel Forbes Mississippi State 93
23 KO B.T. Potter Clemson 100
24 PT Adam Korsak Rutgers 100
25 FG Harrison Mevis Missouri 100
26 KR Lideatrick Griffin Mississippi State 96
27 PR Phillip Brooks Kansas State 89

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