Mayfield, Love, Barkley lead All-America team
The Associated Press - October 17, 2017 11:41 am
Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and star running backs Bryce Love of Stanford and Saquon Barkley of Penn State lead The Associated Press midseason All-America team, along with two defensive backs from No. 1 Alabama.
The team released Tuesday was selected by 16 members of the AP Top 25 voting panel.
Mayfield leads the nation in passer efficiency rating (207.33) and completion percentage (72.7) for the ninth-ranked Sooners. He is joined on the first team by Oklahoma teammates Orlando Brown, Mayfield’s left tackle, and linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
Love leads the nation in rushing and is averaging 10.27 yards per carry for No. 22 Stanford. Barkley is second behind Love in yards from scrimmage at 174 yards per game for the second-ranked Nittany Lions.
Alabama is represented on the first team by safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was an All-American in 2016, and cornerback Levi Wallace, a former walk-on who has emerged as a lock-down defender.