There are all kinds of All-American teams, but the AP All-American Team is the one I generally like the most — call me old-fashioned or whatever. On Monday, the AP released its 1st and 2nd teams and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were well represented.
C — Jarrett Patterson
DE — Isaiah Foskey
TE — Michael Mayer
S — Brandon Joseph
BREAKING: QB Bryce Young, LB Will Anderson Jr. among six players from No. 1 Alabama selected to preseason AP All-America teams.— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) August 22, 2022
Full team presented by @RegionsBank: https://t.co/4Kmy2LeCS1 pic.twitter.com/49zBoQ2kIJ
It’s kind of absurd to think that there was a group of people that put Michael Mayer behind Brock Bowers — regardless of how good Bowers is (because he is really damn good). Some of the voting includes a type of projection for the season, and who’s crazy enough to think that Mayer isn’t going to rewrite the history books at Notre Dame?
Anyways... Notre Dame’s four players goes hand in hand with its top five ranking in the polls, with only Ohio State and Alabama having more players on the AP teams (all of Ohio State’s are on offense).
Preseason AP All-Americans by school:— Ashton Pollard (@ashtonpollard7) August 22, 2022
Ohio State: 5
Georgia, Notre Dame: 4
Baylor, Clemson, Iowa, Texas, USC, Wisconsin: 2
23 others: 1