USC Has Five All-Americans

The Associated Press All-American teams are out and USC had the most first-team picks: QB Caleb Williams, OL Andrew Vorhees and DL Tuli Tuipulotu.

The Trojans also had center Brett Neilon and cornerback Mekhi Blackmon selected to the third team.

With all that representation, you would think USC made the College Football Playoff. Or at least won the Pac-12.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Caleb Williams, second-year, Southern California.

Running backs — Bijan Robinson, third-year, Texas; Blake Corum, third-year, Michigan.

Tackles — Peter Skoronski, third-year, Northwestern; Joe Alt, second-year, Notre Dame.

Guard — O’Cyrus Torrence, fourth-year, Florida; Andrew Vorhees, sixth-year, Southern California.

Center — John Michael Schmitz, sixth-year, Minnesota.

Tight end — Michael Mayer, third-year, Notre Dame.

Wide receivers — Marvin Harrison Jr., second-year, Ohio State; Jalin Hyatt, third-year, Tennessee; Xavier Hutchinson, third-year, Iowa State.

All-purpose player — Deuce Vaughn, third-year, Kansas State.

Kicker — Christopher Dunn, fifth-year, North Carolina State.

Defense

Edge rushers — Will Anderson Jr., third-year, Alabama; Tuli Tuipulotu, third-year, Southern California.

Tackles — Jalen Carter, third-year, Georgia; Calijah Kancey, fourth-year, Pittsburgh.

Linebackers — Ivan Pace Jr., fourth-year, Cincinnati; Jack Campbell, fourth-year, Iowa; Drew Sanders, third-year, Arkansas.

Cornerbacks — Clark Phillips III, third-year, Utah; Devon Witherspoon, fourth-year, Illinois.

Safeties — Kamren Kinchen, second-year, Miami; Christopher Smith, fifth-year, Georgia.

Defensive back — Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, fourth-year, TCU.

Punter — Bryce Baringer, sixth-year, Michigan State.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Max Duggan, fourth-year, TCU.

Running backs — Chase Brown, fifth-year, Illinois; Mohamed Ibrahim, sixth-year, Minnesota.

Tackles — Paris Johnson Jr., third-year, Ohio State; Dawand Jones, fourth-year, Ohio State.

Guards — Cooper Beebe, fourth-year, Kansas State; Steve Avila, fifth-year, TCU.

Center — Olusegun Oluwatimi, sixth-year, Michigan.

Tight end — Brock Bowers, second-year, Georgia.

Wide receivers — Charlie Jones, sixth-year, Purdue; Rashee Rice, fourth-year, SMU; Josh Downs, third-year, North Carolina.

All-purpose player — Zach Charbonnet, fourth-year, UCLA.

Kicker — Jake Moody, fifth-year, Michigan.

Defense

Edge rushers — Tyree Wilson, fifth-year, Texas Tech; Isaiah Foskey, fourth-year, Notre Dame.

Tackles — Jer’Zhan Newton, third-year, Illinois; Jonah Tavai, fifth-year, San Diego State.

Linebackers — Tommy Eichenberg, fourth-year, Ohio State; Jeremiah Trotter Jr., second-year, Clemson; Jamon Dumas-Johnson, second-year, Georgia.

Cornerbacks — Emmanuel Forbes, third-year, Mississippi State; Joey Porter Jr., fourth-year, Penn State.

Safeties — Kaevon Merriweather, fifth-year, Iowa; Ronnie Hickman, fourth-year, Ohio State.

Defensive back — Brian Branch, third-year, Alabama.

Punter — Tory Taylor, third-year, Iowa.

THIRD TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Hendon Hooker, sixth-year, Tennessee.

Running backs — DeWayne McBride, third-year, UAB; Israel Abanikanda, third-year; Pittsburgh.

Tackles — Blake Freeland, fourth-year, BYU; Alex Palczewski, sixth-year, Illinois

Guards — Jaxson Kirkland, sixth-year, Washington; Christian Haynes, fourth-year, Connecticut.

Center — Brett Neilon, sixth-year, Southern California.

Tight end — Dalton Kincaid, fifth-year, Utah.

Wide receivers — Nathaniel Dell, fifth-year, Houston; Rome Odunze, third-year, Washington; Zay Flowers, fourth-year, Boston College.

All-purpose player — Jahmyr Gibbs, third-year, Alabama.

Kicker – Joshua Karty, third-year, Stanford.

Defense

Edge rushers — Felix Anudike-Uzomah, third-year, Kansas State; Jose Ramirez, fifth-year, Eastern Michigan.

Tackles — Dontay Corleone, second-year, Cincinnati; Mekhi Wingo, second-year, LSU.

Linebackers — Jason Henderson, two-year, Old Dominion; Nick Herbig, third-year, Wisconsin; Jaylan Ford, third-year, Texas.

Cornerbacks — Kool-Aid McKinstry, second-year, Alabama; Mekhi Blackmon, fifth-year, Southern California.

Safeties — Marcus Fuqua, fourth-year, Buffalo; Jordan Battle, fourth-year, Alabama.

Defensive back — Quinyon Mitchell, third-year, Toledo.

Punter — Mason Fletcher, second-year, Cincinnati.

35 thoughts on “USC Has Five All-Americans

  1. Note to Bad Boy Scott:
    None of the of the highest rated USC stars played uninjured and/or an entire game game against Utah…..
    #VorheesDidn’tEvenSuitUp

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  2. Perspective – all you have to do is look at what Helton had going on for the last five years and then it’s all good.Riley needs time to build a team, obviously.Nice attempt at yankin’ everybody’s chain though.Hmm…running out of ideas?

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  3. Scott Wolf: “With all that representation, you would think USC made the College Football Playoff. Or at least won the Pac-12”

    “PERPETUAL DICK-ISH”………(enough said)

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  4. SC wins the conference and is in the playoff if Williams is 100% and Vorhees plays. That game had the same look as the first Utah game, only I expect we would have outlasted Utah and the defense would not have panicked. Then SC IS a playoff team.

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    1. Don’t forget Dye also. USC wasn’t even at full strength for the PAC 12 championship game. Especially when Caleb got hurt in the 1st quarter.

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      1. I think Jones was doing a fantastic job replacing him. He was key to the UCLA and ND games. If the OL had its normal makeup, including Vorhees, Jones would have performed much better.

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      1. No, Rick! You just think you did! [Scott is right! The victories over Notre Dame and UCLA and 11-2 season and Cotton Bowl invitation were very off putting]…..
        #HopeWeDon’tHaveToSufferLikeThatAgainIn2023….
        #WeCouldn’tTakeIt!

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    1. Imagine year 2 under Coach Lincoln Riley and Caleb Williams at QB hosting UT @ home….UT doesn’t do very well in bowl or OOC matchups….2021 losses to SD St. & BYU 2022 Rose Bowl OH St….this season game 1 @ FL. The opponent at the Rose Bowl on Monday 1st January 2023 is PA St. Let’s see how Coach ‘Bouncer’ prepares for the Nittany Lions this month.

      USC will be hitting the field with a vengeance thru spring practice and the Autumn as they get ready for 2023 for 2 straight home games against San Jose St. & NV.

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      1. Can they change one of those home games for a better opponent?. Can we protest like we did when Lopes and the clueless one Clay Helton, tried to put UC Davis on the schedule?

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  5. I think it’s incredible that USC has the first team QB but doesn’t have any wide receivers on the first, second or third teams.

    What, was Caleb chosen because of his skill at handing the ball of to the RB’s?

    #MaybeRecruitingABajillionWR’sOverTheYearsHasHelpedSpreadTheBallAround

    #I’dMentionNoTE’sTooButIDon’tWantToTriggerTheBloggerAboutTheUseOfTE’sInTheProgram

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  6. Mr. Wolf, where is your pessimism on Alabama? (Alabama has 5 All-Americans). May I use your line?:
    – With all that representation, you would think Alabama made the College Football Playoff. Or at least won the SEC.

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  7. Snark master Scottie never fails with his bullshit take on the accomplishments of this USC team. Not a bad turnaround from where Gomer Helton had us last season.

    We’re a hamstring and a healthy O-Line away from making the playoffs. Utah’s defense couldn’t stop Caleb until his leg gave out and he still gave them trouble on one leg.

    It’s no wonder the Wolfman is banned from covering any USC football games/events. You reap what you sow…

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  8. Well I think based on AP, Georgia is overrated and with Georgia’s lack of representation, SC would be favored over Georgia if they played this year because we all know that writers (especially AP voters) are much better at experiencing college football than the delusional supporters. What do we know?

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