Walter Camp All-America teams announced

Alabama's Derrick Henry won the Walter Camp Player of the Year award. (AP Photo)

Player of the Year Derrick Henry, a running back from second-ranked Alabama, headlines the 2015 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, the 126th honored by the organization. The nation’s oldest All-America squad was announced this evening on The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

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Alabama had three players selected to the First Team, while Ohio State, Baylor and Notre Dame all had two honorees. In all, 20 different schools from seven conferences were represented on the All-America First Team. The Southeastern Conference had eight selections, followed by the Pac-12 and Big 10 who each had four.

The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm. Walter Camp Football Foundation President Robert Kauffman was pleased with the voting participation.

“Once again, we had more than 80 percent of the FBS schools participate in this year’s voting,” Kauffman said. “We are very appreciative of the continuing cooperation of the coaches and sports information directors in our annual effort to honor the nation’s most outstanding college players.”

Leading the offensive unit is Henry, the 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year.   The nation’s rushing leader (1,986 yards), Henry has scored 23 touchdowns and totaled four 200-yard rushing efforts for the Crimson Tide.

Joining Henry is the backfield is sophomore Leonard Fournette (LSU). Fournette has rushed for a school-record 1,741 yards and has scored 18 touchdowns.

The quarterback is Oklahoma junior Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has thrown for 3,389 yards and 35 touchdowns, while rushing for seven more scores.

Senior Josh Doctson (TCU) and junior Corey Coleman (Baylor) are the wide receivers. Doctson has 79 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Coleman has 74 catches for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns. The tight end is Hunter Henry (Arkansas).

On the offensive line, four seniors were selected: Joshua Garnett (Stanford), Spencer Drango (Baylor),Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame), and Taylor Decker (Ohio State). Senior Ryan Kelly (Alabama) is the offensive center.

Placekicker Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) has converted 20-of-23 field goals and all 44 of his point-after-kicks this season for the Bruins.

Leading the defensive unit is repeat First Team All-American Joey Bosa (Ohio State). Bosa totaled 16.0 tackles for loss for the Buckeyes. Joining Bosa on the interior is the nation’s sack leader (15.5), senior Carl Nassib (Penn State). The nation’s leader in tackles for loss (22.5), Shaq Lawson (Clemson), and Myles Garrett (Texas A&M) are First Team selections.

Two seniors – Tyler Matakevich (Temple) and Reggie Ragland (Alabama) – join junior Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame) at linebacker.

Junior Desmond King (Iowa), who ranks second in the nation with eight interceptions, anchors the defensive secondary. He is joined by Jeremy Cash (Duke), Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida) and Jalen Ramsey (Florida State). Cash and Hargreaves III were Second Team Walter Camp All-Americans in 2014.

The punter is senior Tom Hackett (Utah), a repeat First Team All-American, who averages 47.8 yards-per-punt. The kick returner is sophomore Evan Berry (Tennessee), who has three kickoff returns for touchdowns this season.

The 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year and members of the All-America team will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet, presented by First Niagara Bank, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals – Special Olympics CEO Tim Shriver (Distinguished American), former Florida State and Oakland Raider standout wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff (Man of the Year) and former Grambling State All-American and NFL quarterback Doug Williams (Alumnus of the Year) – with major awards.

Please visit or call (203) 288-CAMP (288-2267) for more information.


Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. Visit

 2015 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

WR      Corey Coleman, Baylor                                  5-11     190      Jr.        Richardson, TX

WR      Josh Doctson, TCU                                         6-3       195      Sr.        Mansfield, TX

TE       Hunter Henry, Arkansas                                 6-5       253      Jr.        Little Rock, AK

OL       Joshua Garnett, Stanford                                6-5       321      Sr.        Puyallup, WA

OL       Spencer Drango, Baylor @                             6-6       320      Sr.        Cedar Park, TX

OL       Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame                          6-6       315      Sr.        Las Vegas, NV

OL       Taylor Decker, Ohio State                              6-8       315      Sr.        Vandalia, OH

C         Ryan Kelly, Alabama                                      6-5       297      Sr.        West Chester, OH

QB      Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma                            6-1       209      Jr.        Austin, TX

RB       Derrick Henry, Alabama                                 6-1       243      Jr.        Yulee, FL

RB       Leonard Fournette, LSU                                6-1       220      Soph.   New Orleans, LA

PK       Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA                                 6-0       190      Sr.        Kailua, HI


First Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

DL       Carl Nassib, Penn State                                  6-7       272      Sr.        West Chester, PA

DL       Myles Garrett, Texas A&M                            6-5       262      Soph.   Arlington, TX

DL       Joey Bosa, Ohio State*                                   6-6       275      Jr.        Fort Lauderdale, FL

DL       Shaq Lawson, Clemson                                  6-3       270      Jr.        Central, SC

LB       Reggie Ragland, Alabama                              6-2       252      Sr.        Madison, AL

LB       Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame                              6-3       240      Jr.        Fort Wayne, IN

LB       Tyler Matakevich, Temple                              6-1       232      Sr.        Stratford, CT

DB      Desmond King, Iowa                                     5-11     200      Jr.        Detroit, MI

DB      Jeremy Cash, Duke @                                                6-2       210      Sr.        Miami, FL

DB      Vernon Hargreaves, III, Florida @                5-11     199      Jr.        Tampa, FL

DB      Jalen Ramsey, Florida State                            6-1       201      Jr.        Smyrna, TN

P          Tom Hackett, Utah *                                      5-11     195      Sr.        Melbourne, Australia

KR      Evan Berry, Tennessee                                    5-11     207      Soph.   Fairburn, GA

Second Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

WR      Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi                       6-2       210      Jr.        Crete, IL

WR      Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts                           6-3       188      Sr.        Piscataway, NJ

TE       Jordan Leggett, Clemson                                6-5       255      Jr.        Navarre, FL

OL       Jack Conklin, Michigan State                         6-6       325      Jr.        Plainwell, MI

OL       Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi                              6-5       305      Jr.        Lake City, FL

OL       Jason Spriggs, Indiana                                    6-7       305      Sr.        Elkhart, IN

OL       Vadal Alexander, LSU                                   6-6       329      Sr.        Buford, GA

C         Jack Allen, Michigan State                             6-2       296      Sr.        Hinsdale, IL

QB      Deshaun Watson, Clemson                             6-2       210      Soph.   Gainesville, GA

QB      Trevone Boykin, TCU @                                6-2       205      Sr.        Dallas, TX

RB       Christian McCaffrey, Stanford                       6-0       201      Soph.   Castle Rock, CA

RB       Dalvin Cook, Florida State                             5-11     202      Soph.   Miami, FL

PK       Daniel Carlson, Auburn                                  6-4       213      Soph.   Colorado Springs, CO

PK       Jake Elliott, Memphis                                     5-10     165      Jr.        Western Springs, IL


Second Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

DL       A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama                                    6-4       312      Jr.        Fort Worth, TX

DL       Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State                6-4       275      Jr.        Houston, TX

DL       Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi                      6-4       290      Jr.        Loganville, GA

DL       Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State #               6-5       250      Sr.        Middletown, NJ

LB       Kentrell Brothers, Missouri                             6-1       235      Sr.        Guthrie, OK

LB       Joe Schobert, Wisconsin                                 6-2       236      Sr.        Waukesha, WI

LB       Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State                     6-2       240      Soph.   Hinseville, GA

DB      Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois                     5-8       178      Soph.   West Palm Beach, FL

DB      Eddie Jackson, Alabama                                 6-0       194      Jr.        Lauderdale Lakes, FL

DB      Jourdan Lewis, Michigan                                5-10     176      Jr.        Detroit, MI

DB      Zach Sanchez, Oklahoma                               5-11     179      Jr.        Fort Worth, TX

P          Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State                  5-10     215      Soph.   Salinas, CA

KR      Christian McCaffrey, Stanford                       6-0       201      Soph.   Castle Rock, CO


* – 2014 First Team Walter Camp All-American

@ – 2014 Second Team Walter Camp All-American

# – 2013 and 2014 Second Team Walter Camp All-American provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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