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Heisman winner Henry leads selections for Associated Press All-America Team

Led by new Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, playoff-bound Alabama was one of two schools to have three first-team selections on the Associated Press All-America Team released Sunday.

Defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson and linebacker Reggie Ragland joined Henry on the first team. Henry on Saturday became the first running back to win the Heisman Trophy since Bama’s Mark Ingram in 2009. The junior ran for 1,986 yards to break Herschel Walker’s 34-year-old single-season SEC rushing mark. He also added 23 touchdowns.

Alabama is the No. 2 seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff and will face Michigan State at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

Baylor also had three first-team All-Americans: offensive tackle Spencer Drango, receiver Corey Coleman and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.

Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford were schools with two first-team choices each.

Clemson, the top seed in the playoff, was represented by quarterback Deshaun Watson, a Heisman finalist, and defensive end Shaq Lawson.

Left tackle Taylor Decker and safety Vonn Bell were the selections for Ohio State, which tied Alabama with five overall All-America selections to include the second and third teams.

Stanford featured all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey, the Heisman runner-up, and offensive guard Joshua Garnett.

LSU’s Leonard Fournette, the Heisman favorite for much of the season, was the other first-team running back. TCU’s Josh Doctson joined Coleman at receiver, even though he missed much of the final month due to a wrist injury.

The remaining offensive first-team selections included: North Carolina offensive guard Landon Turner; Michigan State center Jack Allen; Arkansas tight end Hunter Henr and UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.

On defense, Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, Iowa cornerback Desmond King, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, Duke safety Jeremy Cash and Utah punter Tom Hackett rounded out the selections.

Second-team offense

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield; Florida State running back Dalvin Cook; Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott; Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin; Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley; Arkansas guard Sebastian Tretola; Ohio State guard Pat Elflein; Alabama center Ryan Kelly; Notre Dame receiver Will Fuller; USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster; Michigan tight end Jake Butt; Kansas State all-purpose player Morgan Burns and Memphis kicker Jake Elliott

Second-team defense

Ohio State end Joey Bosa; Oregon end DeForest Buckner; Ole Miss tackle Robert Nkemdiche; Notre Dame tackle Sheldon Day; Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert; Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers; Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker; Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis; Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey; Ole Miss safety Trae Elston and Clemson safety Jayron Kearse

Third-team offense

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds; Oregon running back Royce Freeman; New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III; Indiana tackle Jason Spriggs; LSU tackle Vadal Alexander; Indiana guard Dan Feeney; NC State guard Joe Thuney; Iowa center Austin Blythe; Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell; Bowling Green receiver Roger Lewis; Stanford tight end Austin Hooper; Texas Tech all-purpose player Jakeem Grant and Oregon kicker Aidan Schneider.

Third-team defense

Michigan State end Shilique Calhoun; Texas A&M end Myles Garrett; Florida tackle Jonathan Bullard; UCLA tackle Kenny Clark; USC linebacker Su’a Cravens; Stanford linebacker Blake Martinez; Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker; Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander; Northern Illinois cornerback Shawun Lurry; Alabama safety Eddie Jackson; Boise State safety Darian Thompsonand Colorado State punter Hayden Hunt.