Three Tigers named Walter Camp Preseason All-Americans – Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today that Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee and linebacker Trenton Simpson have been named first-team preseason All-Americans. Offensive tackle Jordan McFadden was also named to the preseason All-American second team.

The full statement from the Walter Camp Football Foundation is included below.


The Walter Camp Football Foundation, an all-volunteer organization responsible for America’s oldest college football team, has announced its 2022 preseason USA teams, presented by 777 Partners.

Ten players who earned Walter Camp All-American recognition in 2020 and/or 2021 are on the 2022 preseason roster

Please also note that the Foundation will be announcing the players to watch for Walter Camp’s 2022 Player of the Year on Friday, July 29 as part of the National College Football Awards Association’s Watch List rollout.

Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football”, first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University football athlete and coach – is also credited with developing the game at starting from the scrum, set pieces, numerical evaluation of goals and tries and the limitation of the game to eleven men per team. The Walter Camp Football Foundation (www.waltercamp.org,@WalterCampFF) – an all-volunteer group based in New Haven – was founded in 1967 to carry on Camp’s ideals and carry on the tradition of selecting an All-America team each year.

The Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of college football’s major awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s preeminent awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its members’ awards and the selection of their nominees and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s website, www.ncfa.org

First-team pre-season attack

WR: Jordan Addison (USC)*, Jaxson Smith-Njigba (Ohio State)

TE: Brock Bowers (Georgia)

OL: Peter Skoronski (Northwestern), Andrew Vorhees (USC), O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida), Caleb Chandler (Louisville)

C: Jarrett Patterson (Notre Dame)

QB: Bryce Young (Alabama)#

DO: Bijan Robinson (Texas), TreVeyon Henderson (Ohio State)

CP: Jake Moody (Michigan)*

First-team pre-season defense

LD: Bryan Bresee (Clemson)Jalen Carter (Georgia), Zion Tupuola-Fetui (Washington), Andre Carter II (Army West Point)

GM: Will Anderson (Alabama), Trenton Simpson (Clemson)Noah Sewell (Oregon)

DB: Cam Smith (South Carolina), Eli Ricks (Alabama), Kelee Ringo (Georgia), Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M)

C: Adam Korsak (Rutgers)#

KR: Brian Battie (South Florida)*

Second Team Pre-Season Offense

WR: Xavier Worthy (Texas), Kayshon Boutte (LSU)

TE: Michael Mayer (Notre Dame)

OL: John Michael Schmitz (Minnesota), Dawand Jones (Ohio State), Jordan McFadden (Clemson)Zach Frazier (West Virginia) #

C: Olusegun Oluwatimi (Michigan)

QB: Caleb Williams (USC)

DDs: Sean Tucker (Syracuse)#, Blake Corum (Michigan)

PK: Noah Ruggles (Ohio State), #

Second Team Pre-Season Defense

DL: Calijah Kancey (Pittsburgh), Gervon Dexter (Florida), Jaxon Player (Baylor), Jacob Slade (Michigan State)

GM: Edefuan Ulofoshio (Washington), Ivan Pace, Jr. (Cincinnati), Carlton Martial (Troy)

DB: Steven Jones, Jr. (Appalachia State)#, Riley Moss (Iowa), Clark Phillips III (Utah), Brandon Joseph (Notre Dame)%

P: Kule Ostendorp (Arizona)

KR: Charlie Jones (Purdue)

* – 2021 Walter Camp First Team All-America Selection

# – 2021 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection

% – 2020 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection

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