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Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Iowa State Cyclones put three on preseason All-America team

Jul 14, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA;  Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall speaks to the media during Big 12 media days at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 14, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall speaks to the media during Big 12 media days at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The accolades continue to roll in for Iowa State as the Cyclones put three players on the Associated Press preseason All-America team, tying legendary powerhouse Notre Dame for most in the country.

Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma is AP’s first-team quarterback.

Running back Breece Hall leads the pack for Iowa State, which last week garnered its highest preseason ranking (No. 7) in school history. Linebacker Mike Rose and tight end Charlie Kolar join Hall on the first team.

Notre Dame defensive back Kyle Hamilton headlines the Fighting Irish contingent. He’s joined by transfer guard Cain Madden and all-purpose player Kyren Williams.

Six other teams put two players on the list, including preseason No. 1 Alabama. Linebacker Will Anderson Jr. and offensive tackle Evan Neal headline the Crimson Tide.

Rattler is joined by Oklahoma linebacker Nik Bonitto.

Clemson, Ohio State, LSU and Texas A&M are the other schools with two players on the first team.

Hall and Northwestern safety Brandon Joseph are the only two players on the first team who are coming off All-America campaigns.

FIRST TEAM
Offense
Quarterback — Spencer Rattler, sophomore, Oklahoma.
Running backs — Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State; Bijan Robinson, sophomore, Texas.
Tackles — Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Kenyon Green, junior, Texas A&M.
Guards — Cain Madden, senior, Notre Dame; Zion Johnson, senior, Boston College.
Center — Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.
Tight end — Charlie Kolar, senior, Iowa State.
Wide receivers — Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Justyn Ross, junior, Clemson.
All-purpose player — Kyren Williams, sophomore, Notre Dame.
Kicker — Cade York, junior, LSU.
Defense
Ends — Kayvon Thibodeaux, junior, Oregon; DeMarvin Leal, junior, Texas A&M.
Tackles — Haskell Garrett, super senior, Ohio State; Bryan Bresee, sophomore, Clemson.
Linebackers — Will Anderson Jr., sophomore, Alabama; Nik Bonitto, junior, Oklahoma; Mike Rose, senior, Iowa State.
Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley, Jr., junior, LSU; Ahmad Gardner, junior, Cincinnati.
Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, junior, Notre Dame; Brandon Joseph, sophomore, Northwestern.
Punter — Jake Camarda, senior, Georgia.

SECOND TEAM
Offense
Quarterback — Sam Howell, junior, North Carolina.
Running backs — Mohamed Ibrahim, senior, Minnesota; Isaiah Spiller, junior, Texas A&M.
Tackles — Thayer Munford, senior, Ohio State; Darian Kinnard, senior, Kentucky.
Guards — Jamaree Salyer, senior, Georgia; Emil Ekiyor, junior, Alabama.
Center — Jarrett Patterson, junior, Notre Dame.
Tight end — Jalen Wydermyer, junior, Texas A&M.
Wide receivers — Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; John Metchie III, junior, Alabama.
All-purpose player — Jerrion Ealy, junior, Mississippi.
Kicker — Anders Carlson, senior, Auburn.
Defense
Ends — Aidan Hutchinson, senior, Michigan; George Karlaftis, junior, Purdue.
Tackles — Jordan Davis, senior, Georgia; Dante Still, senior, West Virginia.
Linebackers — Devin Lloyd, super senior Utah; Christian Harris, junior, Alabama; Micah McFadden, senior, Indiana.
Cornerbacks — Kaiir Elam, junior, Florida; Tiawan Mullen, junior, Indiana.
Safeties — Jalen Catalon, redshirt sophomore, Arkansas; Jaquan Brisker, super senior, Penn State.
Punter — Lou Hedley, senior, Miami.

–Field Level Media