Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore and Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II top the USA TODAY Sports Freshman All-America team for 2018, a list of college football's next wave of rising stars.
Lawrence was an easy pick at quarterback after stepping into the starting lineup in late September and leading the Tigers to another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff. Moore led the nation in receptions during the regular season.
A second Alabama newcomer, Jaylen Waddle, joined Moore at wide receiver after making 41 receptions for 803 yards during the regular season. On a per-route basis, Waddle was among the most productive receivers in the country.
Clemson, Alabama, Texas, Syracuse and Penn State each had two selections. Central Florida offensive lineman Cole Schneider, Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins and Troy linebacker Carlton Martial represented teams from the Group of Five conferences.
QB: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
RB: Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
RB: Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State
WR: Rondale Moore, Purdue
WR: Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
TE: Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
OL: Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
OL: Abraham Lucas, Washington State
OL: Penei Sewell, Oregon
OL: Cole Schneider, Central Florida
OL: Samuel Cosmi, Texas
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