2015 College Football All-America Team

The 2015 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] In 1950 the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The 2015 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, and Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team to all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.[5]

In 2015, there were 26 consensus All-Americans.

2015 consensus All-Americans
Name Position Year University
Watson, DeshaunDeshaun Watson Quarterback Sophomore Clemson
Fournette, LeonardLeonard Fournette Running back Sophomore LSU
Henry, DerrickDerrick Henry Running back Junior Alabama
Coleman, CoreyCorey Coleman Wide receiver Junior Baylor
Doctson, JoshJosh Doctson Wide receiver Senior TCU
Henry, HunterHunter Henry Tight end Junior Arkansas
Decker, TaylorTaylor Decker Offensive tackle Senior Ohio State
Drango, SpencerSpencer Drango Offensive tackle Senior Baylor
Stanley, RonnieRonnie Stanley Offensive tackle Senior Notre Dame
Garnett, JoshuaJoshua Garnett Guard Senior Stanford
Kelly, RyanRyan Kelly Center Senior Alabama
Bosa, JoeyJoey Bosa Defensive end Junior Ohio State
Lawson, ShaqShaq Lawson Defensive end Junior Clemson
Nassib, CarlCarl Nassib Defensive end Senior Penn St.
Robinson, A'ShawnA'Shawn Robinson Defensive tackle Junior Alabama
Ragland, ReggieReggie Ragland Linebacker Senior Alabama
Matakevich, TylerTyler Matakevich Linebacker Senior Temple
Smith, JaylonJaylon Smith Linebacker Junior Notre Dame
Cash, JeremyJeremy Cash Safety Senior Duke
Ramsey, JalenJalen Ramsey Safety Junior Florida State
Hargreaves, VernonVernon Hargreaves Cornerback Junior Florida
King, DesmondDesmond King Cornerback Junior Iowa
Fairbairn, Ka'imiKa'imi Fairbairn Kicker Senior UCLA
Hackett, TomTom Hackett Punter Senior Utah
Berry, EvanEvan Berry All-purpose Sophomore Tennessee
McCaffrey, ChristianChristian McCaffrey All-purpose Sophomore Stanford



Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end

Offensive line


Defensive line


Defensive back

Special teams



All-purpose / return specialist


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  2. Martin, John Stuart (October 1961). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage. 12 (6). Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  3. Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/NCAA.org. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  4. "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Archived from the original on July 14, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  5. "2010-11 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/15/2010)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 15, 2010. Archived from the original on December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.


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