- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday.

No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the first team, tying for the most of any school on the team presented by Regions Bank.

Burrow, whose 79.6% completion rate would be an NCAA record if he can keep it up, is joined on the first team by Tigers defensive backs Grant Delpit and freshman Derek Stingley.


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Taylor, who leads the nation with 18 touchdowns, is joined by Badgers center Tyler Biadasz and linebacker Zack Baun. Oregon has two first-team offensive lineman in tackle Penei Sewell and guard Shane Lemieux, plus tight end Jacob Breeland, who was lost for the season to an injury in his last game.

No. 4 Ohio State placed a total of five players on the first and second teams, most of any school. Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah were first-team selections. No. 1 Alabama had four overall selections, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the second team.



Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, the nation’s leading rusher, joins Taylor in the first-team backfield. No. 5 Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Alabama’s DeVonta Smith were the first-team selections at receiver.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Joe Burrow, senior, LSU.

Running backs - Jonathan Taylor, junior, Wisconsin; Chuba Hubbard, junior, Oklahoma State.

Tackles - Andrew Thomas, junior, Georgia; Penei Sewell, sophomore, Oregon.

Guards - John Simpson, senior, Clemson; Shane Lemieux, senior, Oregon.

Center - Tyler Biadasz, junior, Wisconsin.

Tight end - Jacob Breeland, senior, Oregon.

Receivers - CeeDee Lamb, junior, Oklahoma; DeVonta Smith, junior, Alabama.

All-purpose player - Lynn Bowden Jr., junior, Kentucky.

Kicker - Peyton Henry, sophomore, Washington.

DEFENSE

Ends - Chase Young, junior, Ohio State; James Lynch, junior, Baylor.

Tackles - Derrick Brown, senior, Auburn; Javon Kinlaw, senior, South Carolina.

Linebackers - Evan Weaver, senior, California; Isaiah Simmons, junior, Clemson; Zack Baun, senior, Wisconsin.

Cornerbacks - Derek Stingley, freshman, LSU; Jeff Okudah, junior, Ohio State.

Safeties - Grant Delpit, junior, LSU; Douglas Coleman III, senior, Texas Tech.

Punter - Braden Mann, senior, Texas A&M.;

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Tua Tagovailoa, junior, Alabama

Running backs - J.K.Dobbins, junior, Ohio State; Kenneth Gainwell, freshman, Memphis.

Tackles - Jedrick Wills, Jr., junior, Alabama; Trey Adams, senior, Washington.

Guards - Wyatt Davis, sophomore, Ohio State; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame.

Center - Matt Hennessy, junior, Temple.

Tight end - Albert Okwuegbunam, junior, Missouri.

Receivers - Jerry Jeudy, junior, Alabama; Omar Bayless, senior, Arkansas State.

All-purpose player - Demetric Felton, junior, UCLA.

Kicker - Rodrigo Blankenship, senior, Georgia.

DEFENSE

Ends - Jonathan Greenard, senior, Florida; Yetur Gross-Matos, junior, Penn State.

Tackles - Leki Fotu, senior, Utah; Bravvion Roy, senior, Baylor.

Linebackers - Curtis Weaver, junior, Boise State; Joe Bachie, senior, Michigan State; Kenneth Murray, junior, Oklahoma.

Cornerbacks - Bryce Hall, senior, Virginia; CJ Henderson, junior, Florida.

Safeties - J.R. Reed, senior, Georgia; Jordan Fuller, senior, Ohio State.

Punter - Max Duffy, sophomore, Kentucky.

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