SR WR Michael Pittman Jr. was named to The Athletic’s 2019 All-America 2nd team along with ALA JR WR Devonta Smith.
The Athletic’s first-team AAs at the WR spot are JR Ja’Marr Chase from LSU, and soph CeeDee Lamb from OU.
Of the 50 players who comprise both The Athletic’s 1st and 2nd teams, only seven are from the Pac-12: soph OT Penei Sewell (ORE, 1st team), JR TE Hunter Bryant (UW, 1st team), SR LB Evan Weaver (CAL, 1st team, JR LB Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (ORE ST, 1st team), SR S Julian Blackmon (UTAH, 1st team), DE Bradlee Anae (UTAH, 2nd team), and Pittman Jr.
The SEC landed 16 players on the two teams (four alone from Ed Orgeron’s LSU; all 1st-teamers) and the Big Ten placed 14 (four from OHIO ST, three from WIS and three from IOWA). CLEM also placed three on the two teams. That’s 33 of the top 50 players from the SEC, Big Ten and CLEM.
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