All-American alumni in 2019 College Football Playoff

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Some of the country’s best high school prospects came through the All-American Bowl and have now found their way into the 2019 College Football Playoff. Take a look at the list of alumni that have the chance to play for a national championship this year from Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma.

Check out the 2019 All-American Bowl from the Alamodome in San Antonio on NBC and the NBC Sports app on January 5th at 1:00 P.M. ET. 

Robert Barnes DB 2017
Levi Draper LB 2017
Neville Gallimore DT 2015 First ever Canadian USAAAB selection
Addison Gumbs LB 2017
Creed Humphrey OL 2017
Mark Jackson Jr. DL 2016
Caleb Kelly DB 2016
Tramonda Moore OL 2016
Ronnie Perkins DL 2018
T.J. Pledger RB 2018
Brendan Radley-Hiles DB 2018
Darrell Simpson OL 2018
Chanse Sylvie DB 2016
Ron Tatum DL 2018
Isaiah Thomas DL 2017
Michael Thompson DL 2018
Brey Walker OL 2018
Jayln Armour-Davis DB 2018
Joseph Bulovas K 2017
Raekwon Davis DL 2016
Skyler Delong P 2018
Emil Ekiyor OL 2018
Thomas Fletcher LS 2017
Najee Harris RB 2017
Josh Jobe DB 2018
Jarez Parks LB 2017
Kendall Randolph OL 2017
Henry Ruggs WR 2017
Devonta Smith WR 2017
Patrick Surtain DB 2018
Tua Tagovailoa QB 2017
Jaylen Waddle WR 2018
Notre Dame
Jayson Ademilola DL 2018
Derrik Allen DB 2018
Asmar Bilal LB 2015
Daelin Hayes LB 2016
Nicco Fertitta S 2015
Alize Jones TE 2015
Tony Jones Jr. RB 2016
Phil Jurkovec QB 2018
Cole Kmet TE 2017
Tommy Kraemer OL 2016
Joshua Lugg OL 2017
Javon McKinley WR 2016
John Shannon LS 2016
Shayne Simon LB 2018
George Takacs TE 2018
Jerry Tillery OL 2015
Nic Weishar TE 2014
Jackson Carman OL 2018
Tavien Feaster RB 2016
Mark Fields CB 2015 Father Mark Fields played in the NFL
Justin Foster DL 2017
Albert Huggins DL 2015
Mitch Hyatt OL 2015
Xavier Kelly DL 2016
Derion Kendrick WR 2018
Dexter Lawrence DL 2016
Trevor Lawrence QB 2018
Justin Mascoll DL 2018
Kyler McMichael DB 2018
Trayvon Mullen DB 2016
BT Potter K 2018
John Simpson DL 2016
Chad Smith LB 2015
Jordan Williams DL 2017
Xavier Thomas DL 2018

Air Force football sanctioned for recruiting violations

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force football program received two years of probation from the NCAA and had its squad size reduced by 10 for four years as part of its sanctions for recruiting violations.

The penalties were announced Thursday after Air Force and four individuals reached an agreement with NCAA enforcement staff on recruiting violations. A fifth individual in the case has contested their role and will be heard by the committee on infractions.

The sanctions also include a fine and a reduction of 46 total official visits for the football program in the 2022-23 and `23-24 academic years. In addition, there’s a prohibition on unofficial visits in football from Sept. 1 through Oct. 12, 2022, and a reduced number of evaluation days this fall.

Air Force has around 115 players on its varsity roster, plus a JV team that all count as NCAA athletes and its roster size.

“The (committee) appreciates the parties’ efforts in working collaboratively together to reach agreement on the violations, levels, classifications, and significant and meaningful penalties,” Gary Miller, the chief hearing officer for the panel and president at Akron, said in a statement. “The panel also recognizes that Air Force has gone above and beyond in its overall approach to this case.”

In a joint statement, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark and director of athletics Nathan Pine said: “The U.S. Air Force Academy is pleased that our case has progressed to the point of the NCAA accepting our negotiated resolution. We will continue working with the NCAA on this ongoing self-reported case from the COVID dead period, as it’s our responsibility to ensure integrity of the institution, athletics department, cadet-athletes and staff.”

The Falcons are off to a 3-1 start and host Navy on Saturday to begin the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy competition. The trophy is presented to the service academy with the best record in the round-robin format.

Florida shakes up secondary after dismal game at Tennessee

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Billy Napier is shaking up his secondary after the Gators allowed 349 yards passing – including 247 of those on eight plays – in a loss at Tennessee.

Safety Trey Dean, a fifth-year senior who has started 32 games and played in 54, is out with what Florida is calling a “lower leg injury.” But no one would be surprised if Napier was quietly benching Dean after he made two mental errors against the Volunteers that resulted in 70- and 45-yard gains and set up touchdowns.

Freshman Kamari Wilson will replace Dean and make his first college start Sunday against Eastern Washington.

Cornerback Jaydon Hill will join Wilson in the starting lineup. Hill, a third-year sophomore, will make his first start since 2020. He missed the 2021 season with a torn knee ligament. He impressed Napier and his new staff in the spring but sat out preseason camp with another knee injury.

Hill will replace sophomore Avery Helm, who also struggled against the Vols.

“You talk about what he’s been through from an injury perspective,” Napier said following practice Wednesday. “Jaydon was one of the better players that we had on our team in spring practice. I was very impressed . It’s no surprise to me. He showed pretty quickly here that he’s very capable. I’m excited to watch him play.”

Georgia transfer Jalen Kimber, a former five-star recruit, is now listed as a third-team cornerback. Kimber played just 11 snaps in Knoxville a week after he returned an interception for a touchdown in a 31-28 win against South Florida.

“I like to say we try to eliminate the bad football,” Napier said. “Talking about mental errors, misalignments, poor communication, bad fundamentals and techniques, bad decision-making within the play. … We have a laundry list of things that we need to eliminate each week.

“Last week’s game, I thought we were really close, but there’s 12 or 15 plays in the game where Florida is beating Florida. We’ve got a smart group here. I think they’re very aware of what the issues are, and I think they’re working hard to address those issues.”