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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. 

Oklahoma
NAME POS CLASS OF NOTES
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
Alabama
NAME POS CLASS OF NOTES
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
NAME POS CLASS OF NOTES
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
Clemson
NAME POS CLASS OF NOTES
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

U.S. Army All-American alumni in 2018 College Football Playoff

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Some of the country’s best high school prospects came through the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and have now found their way into the 2018 College Football Playoff. Take a look at the list of alumni that have the chance to play for a national championship this year from Georgia, Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma.

Check out the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl from the Alamodome in San Antonio on NBC and the NBC Sports app on January 6th at 1:00 P.M. ET. 

Clemson

Hunter Johnson

Justin Foster

Jordan Williams

Trayvon Mullen

Mark Fields

Dorian O’ Daniel

Deon Cain

Tavion Feaster

Richard Yeargin III

John Simpson

Mitch Hyatt

Dexter Lawrence

Xavier Kelly

Chad Smith

Albert Huggins

Mitch Hyatt

 

Alabama

Devonta Smith

Henry Ruggs III

Tua Tagovaiola

Najee Harris

Thomas Fletcher

Joseph Bulovas

Dallas Warmack

Shaun Hamilton

Mekhi Brown

Kendall Randolph

Joshua Frazier

Raekwon Davis

 

Georgia

Jake Fromm

D’Andre Swift

Richard LeCounte III

D’ Andre Swift

Jeremiah Hollowman

Jacob Eason

Nick Chubb

Sony Michel

Nate McBride

Mecole Hardman

Julian Rochester

Tray Bishop

Malkom Parrish

D’Andre Walker

Isaac Nauta

Jaleel Laguins

Dyshon Sims

Netori Johnson

Ben Cleveland

Isaiah Wynn

Andrew Thomas

Marshall Long

Rodrigo Blankenship

 

Oklahoma

Levi Draper

Creed Humphry

Mark Andrews

Robert Barnes

Ricky DeBerry

Neville Gallimore

Addison Gumbs

Chanse Sylvie

Isaiah Thomas

Caleb Kelly

Reggie Ragland is the (smiling) face of Alabama’s defense

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Reggie Ragland stands out on Alabama’s defense when the spotlight’s on.

He’s usually the one smiling. The All-America linebacker is the guy cracking jokes and reciting lines from his favorite movies at practice, the happy-go-lucky star on a team that often seems to mirror coach Nick Saban’s sternly stoic, all-business demeanor.

Ragland is the (smiling) face of the Crimson Tide’s defense going into Monday night’s national championship game against Clemson.

“I’m enjoying this moment and opportunity that I get,” he said. “Not a lot of people get this experience. So why not have fun with it?”

Most teammates and coaches looked all business when they stepped into a packed room for campus media day last week. Not Ragland, who burst through the door with a wide grin and a “How y’all doing?”

He’s not just the class cutup who can get away with calling coach Nick Saban “Nicholas,” but also one of the best players on the nation’s top-rated defense.

Ragland returned for his senior season instead of turning pro for the chance to graduate, fulfilling a promise to his mother when he got his consumer affairs degree in December. He moved into the play calling role for Alabama’s defense and became a unanimous All-American.

Ragland’s 97 tackles are 33 more than the Tide’s No. 2 tackler, fellow linebacker Reuben Foster. He was a Butkus Award finalist.

No wonder Ragland is smiling.

“It’s been great,” he said. “I’ve got something I can fall back on in my future, and hopefully I helped my stock. I really came back to get my degree and play with these guys. You don’t get too many moments like this.”

Ragland is the latest in a chain of `Bama linebacking stars, filling a role once occupied by current NFL players like C.J. Mosley and Rolando McClain.

“He’s as valuable as anybody to this defense,” Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones said. “Alabama defenses, the great ones, have always had a great middle linebacker, a great leader out there setting the tone. I think he does that.”

Ragland just does it with a sense of flair and personality. He was one of the first players to reach out and support freshman safety Ronnie Harrison when he arrived on campus, helping him push through offseason workouts.

“He’s like the Ray Lewis of our defense,” Harrison said. “He keeps everybody in line. He makes all the checks, all the calls. He makes sure everybody’s on the same page. He really keeps us in line.

“He always keeps us loose. He always recites old movie lines and stuff at practice. He keeps us loose and keeps us going.”

Ragland’s favorite flicks include “Soul Men” and “Friday,” where some of those lines come from.

He said he was never bashful about joking around with the intimidating Saban, even as an underclassman.

If they pass each other in the hall, Saban might say, “Hello, Reginald.” That draws the obvious response: “Hello Nicholas.”

If players like A’Shawn Robinson and Derrick Henry – and Saban, too – often take on unsmiling demeanors in public forums, Ragland favors a different style.

“That’s how they are when the camera comes on,” he said. “That’s just their personality. Me, I’m different. I like to smile and cut up with everybody.”