2023 All-American College Football Team and Individual Honors

    Honoring the best we saw on the field during the 2023 college football season, the CFN 2023 All-Americans are here with picks from across the nation.

    The college football season has come to a regular season culmination and all that’s left are the College Football Playoffs and bowl season, as well as the Army-Navy Game. With all but a handful of contests remaining, it’s time to look back at the best we saw from the 2023 season.

    The College Football Network All-American Team is here, highlighting just that, the best we saw on the field in 2023.

    All-American Football Team Honors for 2023

    Follow along with all of the CFN All-Conference teams all the same for individual honors from each conference: ACC | B1G | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC | FBS Ind. | AAC | CUSA | MAC | Mountain West | Sun Belt

    • Player of the Year
      Jalen Green, EDGE, JMU
    • Offensive Player of the Year
      Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
    • Defensive Player of the Year
      Jalen Green, EDGE, JMU
    • Specialist of the Year
      Tory Taylor, Iowa
    • Newcomer of the Year
      Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State
    • Coach of the Year
      Mike Norvell, Florida State

    All-American Offense

    • Quarterback of the Year
      Bo Nix, Oregon
    • Running Back of the Year
      Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
    • Wide Receiver of the Year
      Malik Nabers, LSU
    • Tight End of the Year
      Dallin Holker, Colorado State
    • Offensive Tackle of the Year
      Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
    • Offensive Guard of the Year
      Clay Webb, Jacksonville State
    • Offensive Center of the Year
      Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
    • Offensive Lineman of the Year
      Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon
    • Offensive Line of the Year
      Michigan Wolverines
    • Offensive Newcomer of the Year
      Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State

    2023 First-Team All-American Offense

    QB: Bo Nix, Oregon
    RB: Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
    RB: Ashton Jeanty, Boise State
    WR: Malik Washington, Virginia
    WR: Malik Nabers, LSU
    WR: Rome Odunze, Washington
    TE: Dallin Holker, Colorado State
    FLEX: Troy Franklin, Oregon
    OT: Darius Washington, Florida State
    OG: Cole Potts, JMU
    OC: Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
    OG: Clay Webb, Jacksonville State
    OT: Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

    2023 Second-Team All-American Offense

    QB: Jayden Daniels, LSU
    RB: Cody Schrader, Missouri
    RB: Audric Estime, Notre Dame
    WR: Ricky White, UNLV
    WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
    WR: Luther Burden III, Missouri
    TE: Brock Bowers, Georgia
    FLEX: Blake Corum, Michigan
    OT: Javon Foster, Missouri
    OG: Zak Zinter, Michigan
    OC: Zach Frazier, West Virginia
    OG: Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
    OT: Patrick Paul, Houston

    2023 Third-Team All-American Offense

    QB: Michael Penix Jr., Washington
    RB: Kimani Vidal, Troy
    RB: Quinton Cooley, Liberty
    WR: Jalen Royals, Utah State
    WR: Xavier Legette, South Carolina
    WR: Brian Thomas Jr., LSU
    TE: Harold Fannin Jr., Bowling Green
    FLEX: Blake Watson, Memphis
    OT: Joe Alt, Notre Dame
    OG: Christian Haynes, UConn
    OC: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
    OG: John Champe, Northern Illinois
    OT: Jordan Morgan, Arizona

    2023 Honorable Mention All-American Offense

    QB: Jordan Travis, Florida State
    QB: Kaidon Salter, Liberty
    RB: Trey Benson, Florida State
    RB: Marcus Carroll, Georgia State
    RB: Jacory Croskey-Merritt, New Mexico
    RB: Omarion Hampton, North Carolina
    WR: Elijah Sarratt, JMU
    WR: Caullin Lacy, South Alabama
    WR: Ja’Mori Maclin, North Texas
    WR: Tetairoa McMillan, Arizona
    WR: CJ Daniels, Liberty
    WR: Reggie Brown, JMU
    TE: Ben Sinnott, Kansas State
    TE: RJ Maryland, SMU
    FLEX: Bucky Irving, Oregon
    FLEX: Ray Davis, Kentucky
    OT: Victor Stoffel, Temple
    OT: Josh Fryar, Ohio State
    OG: AJ Gillie, Louisiana
    OG: Tellek Lockette, UL-Monroe
    OC: Andrew Meyer, UTEP
    OC: Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane
    OG: Cam’Ron Johnson, Missouri
    OG: Amani Trigg-Wright, UNLV
    OT: Frank Crum, Wyoming
    OT: Ethan Driskell, Marshall

    All-American Defense

    • Defensive Lineman of the Year
      Jalen Green, EDGE, JMU
    • EDGE Defender of the Year
      Jalen Green, JMU
    • Defensive Interior of the Year
      Braden Fiske, Florida State
    • Linebacker of the Year
      Payton Wilson, NC State
    • Cornerback of the Year
      Terrion Arnold, Alabama
    • Safety of the Year
      Tykee Smith, Georgia
    • Defensive Line of the Year
      JMU Dukes
    • Secondary of the Year
      Alabama Crimson Tide
    • Defensive Newcomer of the Year
      Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

    2023 First-Team All-American Defense

    EDGE: Laiatu Latu, UCLA
    DT: Patrick Jenkins, Tulane
    DT: Braden Fiske, Florida State
    EDGE: Jalen Green, JMU
    LB: Payton Wilson, NC State
    LB: Jason Henderson, ODU
    LB: Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
    CB: Beanie Bishop Jr., West Virginia
    CB: Terrion Arnold, Alabama
    CB: Ricardo Hallman, Wisconsin
    S: Billy Bowman Jr., Oklahoma
    S: Tykee Smith, Georgia
    FLEX: Jarrian Jones, Florida State

    2023 Second-Team All-American Defense

    EDGE: Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
    DT: Judge Culpepper, Toledo
    DT: Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
    EDGE: Chris Braswell, Alabama
    LB: Trevor Williams, Sam Houston
    LB: JD Bertrand, Notre Dame
    LB: Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State
    CB: D’Angelo Ponds, JMU
    CB: Tarheeb Still, Maryland
    CB: Renardo Green, Florida State
    S: Dillon Thieneman, Purdue
    S: Cole Bishop, Utah
    FLEX: Mike Sainristil, Michigan

    2023 Third-Team All-American Defense

    EDGE: Jared Verse, Florida State
    DT: Byron Murphy II, Texas
    DT: Deone Walker, Kentucky
    EDGE: Jonah Elliss, Utah
    LB: Bryce Houston, Ohio
    LB: Andrew Simpson, Boise State
    LB: Kalen DeLoach, Florida State
    CB: Mello Dotson, Kansas
    CB: Khyree Jackson, Oregon
    CB: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
    S: Kitan Oladapo, Oreogn State
    S: Jaylon King, Georgia Tech
    FLEX: Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri

    2023 Honorable Mention All-American Defense

    EDGE: Tre’Mon Morris-Brash, UCF
    EDGE: Ashton Gillotte, Louisville
    DT: Howard Cross III, Notre Dame
    DT: T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
    DT: Adin Huntington, UL-Monroe
    DT: James Carpenter, JMU
    EDGE: Bralen Trice, Washington
    EDGE: Trey Moore, UTSA
    LB: Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
    LB: Easton Mascarenas-Arnold, Oregon State
    LB: Jesus Machado, Tulane
    LB: Jay Higgins, Iowa
    LB: Aaron Casey, Indiana
    LB: Nickolas Martin, Oklahoma State
    CB: T.J. Tampa, Iowa State
    CB: Maxwell Hairston, Kentucky
    CB: Brian Mayes, UAB
    CB: Eddie Heckard, BYU
    CB: Lance Robinson, Tulane
    CB: Kobe Singleton, Liberty
    S: Ike Larsen, Utah State
    S: Trey Taylor, Air Force
    S: Caleb Downs, Alabama
    S: Xavier Watts, Notre Dame
    FLEX: Darius Hodges, Tulane
    FLEX: Kam Pedescleaux, Tulane

    All-American Special Teams

    • Kicker of the Year
      Joshua Karty, Stanford
    • Punter of the Year
      Tory Taylor, Iowa
    • Kick Returner of the Year
      Jayden Harrison, Marshall
    • Punt Returner of the Year
      Xavier Worthy, Texas
    • Special Teamer of the Year
      Michael Hughes, App State
    • Kickoff Specialist of the Year
      Will Stone, Texas
    • Special Teams Newcomer of the Year
      Zachariah Branch, USC

    2023 First-Team All-American Specialists

    PK: Joshua Karty, Stanford
    KOS: Will Stone, Texas
    P: Tory Taylor, Iowa
    KR: Jayden Harrison, Marshall
    PR: Xavier Worthy, Texas
    ST: Colson Yankoff, UCLA

    2023 Second-Team All-American Specialists

    PK: Michael Hughes, App State
    KOS: Casey Glover, Tulane
    P: Ryan Hanson, JMU
    KR: Bhayshul Tuten, Virginia Tech
    PR: Zachariah Branch, USC
    ST: Austin Ertl, Miami (OH)

    2023 Third-Team All-American Specialists

    PK: Bert Auburn, Texas
    KOS: Noah Rauschenberg, North Texas
    P: Alex Mastromanno, Florida State
    KR: Barion Brown, Kentucky
    PR: Daequan Hardy, Penn State
    ST: Jackson Greene, App State

    2023 Honorable Mention All-American Specialists

    PK: Jose Pizano, UNLV
    PK: Graham Nicholson, Miami (OH)
    KOS: Michael Hughes, App State
    KOS: Reagan Tubbs, Air Force
    P: Ryan Rehkow, BYU
    P: Mitchell Tomasek, Eastern Michigan
    KR: Zylan Perry, Louisiana
    KR: Richard Reese, Baylor
    PR: Keon Coleman, Florida State
    PR: Tiaquelin Mims, Southern Miss
    ST: Ladarius Tennison, Ole Miss
    ST: Devyn Coles, JMU

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