I get to vote for All-American as well as the Outland Trophy, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, and the Eddie Robinson Award. Here is how I voted if anybody is interested.
QB- Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M- I was torn between Manziel and Jameis Winston but I went for Manziel because he is also a great running threat.
RB- Andre Williams, Boston College- No brainer. Leads the country in rushing with over 2,000 yards.
RB- Bishop Sankey, Washington- I was between Sankey and Ka'Deem Cary of Arizona, and I went with Sankey. The vote came before Carey went off on Oregon but even so both had remarkably similar stats.
WR- Brandin Cooks, Oregon State- Have to vote for the guy that leads in pretty much every receiving category. Currently has 110 catches, 1,560 yards, and 15 TDs.
WR- Sammy Watkins, Clemson- This could have gone to Mike Evans from Texas A&M or Allen Robinson of Penn State, but to me Watkins is the most talented receiver in the country and if it was in the Clemson game plan his excellent stats would be even better.
TE- Jace Amaro, Texas Tech- The no brainer of all and amazingly he's not a finalist for the Mackey Award despite a dominating season of 92 catches for 1,157 yards.
OL- Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL- Cyril Richardson, Baylor
OL- David Yankey, Stanford
OL- Cameron Erving, Florida State
C- Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
DL- Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh- 51 tackles, 10 sacks, nationally leading 26 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 2 pass breakups, and a blocked extra point.
DL- Vic Beasley, Clemson- 31 tackles, 10 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 6 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles
DL- Michael Sam, Missouri- 37 tackles, 10 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 2 pass breakups, and a forced fumble that he returned for a touchdown.
DL- Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest- 70 tackles, 9 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and 2 forced fumbles.
LB- Anthony Barr, UCLA- 50 tackles, 7 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles.
LB- CJ Mosley, Alabama- 86 tackles and the undisputed leader of the Crimson Tide defense.
LB- Khalil Mack, Buffalo- 82 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, 6 pass breakups, 3 interceptions including 2 returned for touchdowns, and 5 forced fumbles.
DB- Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State- 47 tackles, 7 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and a forced fumble.
DB- LaMarcus Joyner, Florida State- 55 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 pass breakups, an interception, and 3 forced fumbles.
DB- Calvin Pryor, Louisville- 57 tackles, 4 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles.
DB- Deon Bucannon, Washington State- 102 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles.
PK- Roberto Aguayo, Florida State- 15 for 16 on FGs. 125 points the most of any kicker in the country by 15 points.
P- Austin Rehkow, Idaho- Leads the nation in punting with a 47.8 average.
Return Specialist, Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU- Of the few players who do both he had the second most yards at 936. And instead of giving the nod to just a great kick or punt returner, I chose to go with somebody who proved that he can do both.
Eddie Robinson Award (coach of the year)- David Cutcliffe, Duke
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player)- Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
Outland Trophy (best interior lineman)- Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh