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College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team

College football’s 2016-17 bowl season is officially over. Monday night's championship game featured a thriller between Alabama and Clemson, as the Tigers scored in the final seconds to knock off the Crimson Tide from the top spot. In addition to the national championship, the Rose Bowl between USC and Penn State and the Orange Bowl matchup with Florida State and Michigan were two of the better games this postseason. With all 41 postseason games in the books, it's time to take a look back at the bowl season and highlight some of the top performances. As expected, there were no shortage of standout performances from every position and some tough choices to make on all three sides of the ball. 

 

The bowl season had several big-time performances from players at every position, but here are Athlon Sports' picks for the 2016-17 All-Bowl Team.

 

College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

QB

Deshaun Watson

Clemson 

Sam Darnold

USC 

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma 

RB

Saquon Barkley

Penn State 

Justin Jackson

Northwestern 

Joe Williams

Utah 

RB

Bo Scarbrough

Alabama 

Dalvin Cook

Florida State 

Jamaal Williams

BYU 

FB

Darnell Woolfolk

Army 

Chris High

Navy 

Sam Rogers

Virginia Tech 

AP

Jaylen Samuels

NC State 

Joe Mixon

Oklahoma 

Anthony Wales (RB)

WKU 

WR

Mike Williams/

Hunter Renfrow

Clemson 

Chris Godwin

Penn State 

Allenzae Staggers

Southern Miss 

WR

KD Cannon

Baylor 

James Washington

Oklahoma State 

Deebo Samuel

South Carolina 

WR

Deontay Burnett

USC 

Trent Taylor

Louisiana Tech 

Olabisi Johnson

Colorado State 

TE

Troy Fumagalli

Wisconsin 

Deon Watson

Idaho 

Hayden Hurst

South Carolina 

OL

Scott Frantz

Kansas State 

Jordan Rose

Idaho 

Matt Leidner

Minnesota 

OL

Forrest Lamp

WKU 

Freddie Burden

Georgia Tech 

Orlando Brown

Oklahoma 

OL

Ryan Ramczyk

Wisconsin 

Kofi Amichia

USF 

Ethan Pocic

LSU 

OL

Jay Guillermo/

Mitch Hyatt

Clemson 

Tejan Koroma

BYU 

Joe Scelfo

NC State 

 

OL

Jonah Williams/

Cam Robinson

Alabama 

Garett Bolles/

Isaac Asiata

Utah 

Damien Mama

USC 

       
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

DL

DeMarcus Walker

Florida State 

Harold Landry

Boston College 

Duke Ejiofor

Wake Forest 

DL

Jonathan Allen

Alabama 

Pita Taumoepenu

Utah 

Jesse Brubaker

Tulsa 

DL

Clelin Ferrell/

Carlos Watkins

Clemson 

N. Dawson-Brents

WKU 

Vincent Taylor

Oklahoma State 

DL

Derek Barnett

Tennessee 

Stevie Tu'ikolovatu

USC 

J. Rolland-Jones

Arkansas State 

DL

Trenton Thompson

Georgia 

Solomon Thomas

Stanford 

Taylor Young (LB)

Baylor 

LB

Reuben Foster/

Ryan Anderson

Alabama 

Calvin Munson

San Diego State 

Thomas Brown

Wake Forest 

LB

Matthew Thomas

Florida State 

Ja'Boree Poole

Southern Miss 

Airius Moore

NC State 

LB

Ben Boulware

Clemson 

Raekwon McMillan

Ohio State 

Blake Cashman

Minnesota 

LB

Arden Key/

Tashawn Bower

LSU 

T.J. Watt

Wisconsin 

Jeremy Timpf

Army 

DB

Cordrea Tankersley

Clemson 

Jamal Adams/

Tre'Davious White

LSU 

Malik Hooker

Ohio State 

DB

Dallas Lloyd

Stanford 

Anthony Shegog/

Mook Reynolds

Virginia Tech 

Minkah Fitzpatrick

Alabama 

DB

Chauncey Gardner

Florida 

Leon McQuay

USC 

Chase Hansen

Utah 

DB

Rod Smith

San Diego State 

Jaylen Myrick

Minnesota 

Corn Elder

Miami  

       
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

K

Andy Phillips

Utah 

Harrison Butker

Georgia Tech 

Matt Boermeester

USC 

P

JK Scott

Alabama 

Kenny Allen

Michigan 

Mason King

Louisville 

KR

Darrynton Evans

App. State 

Keith Gavin

Florida State 

Carlos Henderson

Louisiana Tech 

PR

Kalija Lipscomb

Vanderbilt 

Tre'Davious White

LSU 

Antonio Callaway

Florida