Five Alabama players named Associated Press midseason All-Americans

Crimson Tide nose tackle Quinnen Williams also lands national defensive player of the week honor

Off to a 7-0 start and still ranked No. 1 in its poll, the University of Alabama football team had five players named Associated Press midseason All-Americans on Tuesday morning.

Joining sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the first-team offense were receiver Jerry Jeudy and offensive linemen Jonah Williams and Ross Pierschbacher. Crimson Tide safety Deionte Thompson was selected to the first-team defense.

Sophomore nose tackle Quinnen Williams was a second-team selection. He was also named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week by the Maxwell Club.

Williams notched the first safety by an Alabama player since 2015, while making seven tackles including two for a loss and a sack, and two quarterback pressures, during the Crimson Tide's 39-10 victory over Missouri.

Ironically, the Maxwell's offensive player of the week is Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano. The sophomore was 21-of-32 for 328 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against Auburn.

Alabama visit Tennessee on Saturday (2:20 p.m. CT, CBS).

AP Midseason All-American Teams

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Tua Tagovailoa, sophomore, Alabama.

Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis.

Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson.

Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Shane Lemieux, junior, Oregon.

Center — Ross Pierschbacher, senior, Alabama.

Tight end — Jace Sternberger, junior, Texas A&M.

Receivers — Laviska Shenault Jr., sophomore, Colorado; Jerry Jeudy, sophomore, Alabama.

All-purpose player — Greg Dortch, sophomore, Wake Forest.

Kicker — Andre Szmyt, freshman, Syracuse.

Defense

Ends — Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson; Chase Winovich, senior, Michigan.

Tackles — Ed Oliver, junior, Houston; Gerald Willis III, senior, Miami.

Linebackers — Josh Allen, senior, Kentucky; Devin White, junior, LSU; Ben Burr-Kirven, senior, Washington.

Cornerbacks — Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame; Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU.

Safeties — Deionte Thompson, junior, Alabama; Grant Delpit, sophomore, LSU.

Punter — Braden Mann, junior, Texas A&M.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Dwayne Haskins, sophomore, Ohio State.

Running backs — Travis Etienne, sophomore, Clemson; Benny Snell, junior, Kentucky.

Tackles — David Edwards, junior, Wisconsin; Greg Little, junior, Mississippi.

Guards — Terronne Prescod, senior, North Carolina State; Ben Bredeson, junior, Michigan.

Center — Michael Jordan, junior, Ohio State.

Tight end — Noah Fant, junior, Iowa.

Receivers — Marquise Brown, junior, Oklahoma; John Ursua, junior, Hawaii.

All-purpose player — Rondale Moore, freshman, Purdue.Kicker — Cole Tracy, senior, LSU.

Defense

Ends — Montez Sweat, junior, Mississippi State; Brian Burns, junior, Florida State.

Tackles — Jerry Tillery, senior, Notre Dame; Quinnen Williams, sophomore, Alabama.

Linebackers — Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; Porter Gustin, senior, Southern California; Curtis Bolton, senior, Oklahoma.

Cornerbacks — Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia; Adrian Frye, freshman, Texas Tech.

Safeties — Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington; Ugochukwu Amadi, senior, Oregon.

Punter — Ryan Stonehouse, sophomore, Colorado State.

Voter panel: Bob Asmussen, Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette; Matt Baker, Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times; Michael Barber, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; Matt Brown , The Athletic; Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle; Rece Davis, ESPN; Pat Dooley, Gainesville (Fla.) Sun; Scott Hamilton, WECT-TV Wilmington, North Carolina; Eric Hansen, The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune; Brian Howell, ; Rob Long, WJZ-FM 105.7 The Fan Baltimore; Sean Manning, ; Conor O’Neill, ; Soren Petro, 810 WHB Kansas City, Missouri; Keith Sargeant, NJ.com/The Star Ledger; Jon Wilner, San Jose (Calif.) Mercury New.

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