Sporting News 2021 Midseason All-Americans

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We’re halfway through the 2021 college football season, and Sporting News’ midseason All-American team featured some interesting debates. 

Who is the best quarterback in the FBS right now? SN chose Pitt’s Kenny Pickett, a super senior with huge numbers, ahead of Ole Miss’ Matt Corral and Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall. Pickett is averaging 322 passing yards per game with a 70 percent completion rate. He has 21 touchdowns and just one interception for the 5-1 Panthers. There are other quarterbacks looming in the second half, too, in a season that has gone off script from the start. 

Some of our SN Preseason All-Americans made the list. That included Texas’ Bijan Robinson, Ohio State’s Chris Olave and Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum on offense and Oklahoma’s Nik Bonnito, Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. and Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton on defense.

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Six schools had two players on our team. That’s Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and Oklahoma. 

Sporting News is one of five outlets used to determine consensus All-American status, so it’s a good idea to stay on this team. With that in mind, our picks for 2021 midseason All-Americans:

SN Midseason All-Americans: Offense 

POS PLAYER YEAR SCHOOL
QB Kenny Pickett Sr. Pitt
RB Kenneth Walker III Jr. Michigan State
RB Bijan Robinson So. Texas
WR Chris Olave Sr. Ohio State
WR Drake London Jr. USC
TE Isaiah Likely Sr. Coastal Carolina
T Ikem Ekwonu So. NC State
G Kenyon Green Jr. Texas A&M
C Tyler Linderbaum Jr. Iowa
G Darian Kinnard Sr. Kentucky
T Evan Neal Jr. Alabama
ATH TreVeyon Henderson Fr. Ohio State

SN Midseason All-Americans: Defense

POS PLAYER YEAR SCHOOL
DL Aidan Hutchinson Sr. Michigan
DL Jordan Davis Sr. Georgia
DL DeMarvin Leal Jr. Texas A&M
EDGE Nik Bonnito Jr. Oklahoma
LB Will Anderson Jr. So. Alabama
LB Nakobe Dean Jr. Georgia
LB Devin Lloyd Jr. Utah
CB Riley Moss Sr. Iowa
CB Ahmad Gardner Jr. Cincinnati
S Kyle Hamilton Jr. Notre Dame
S Jaylan Foster Sr. South Carolina

Special teams 

K Gabe Brkic Jr. Oklahoma
P Matt Araiza Jr. San Diego State
RET Jayden Reed Jr. Michigan State





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