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Nebraska Football's Abdullah and Gregory Named USA Today All-Americans

Surely you’ll be shocked to hear this, but USA Today released their All-American teams and Nebraska football is well represented. Want to guess by whom? Three guesses and the first two don’t count.

Ever so deserved, the honor goes to both running back Ameer Abdullah and defensive end Randy Gregory.

Other Big Ten members include Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff and Michigan State’ defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun, both first-team nominations.

The conference is well-represented on the second team with Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon on offense.

Defensively, Ohio State defensive linemen Joey Bosa and Michael Bennett help complete the conference’s additions along with Michigan State defensive back Trae Waynes.

Here is the remaining first team in its entirety:


  • QB – Marcus Mariota, Oregon (junior)
  • RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia (junior)
  • RB – Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (senior)
  • TE – Nick O’Leary, Florida State (senior)
  • WR – Antwan Goodley, Baylor (senior)
  • WR – Nelson Agholor, USC (junior)
  • OL – Andrus Peat, Stanford (junior)
  • OL – A.J. Cann, South Carolina (senior)
  • OL – Hroniss Grasu, Oregon (senior)
  • OL – Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (senior)
  • OL – Brandon Scherff, Iowa (senior)


  • DL – Vic Beasley, Clemson (senior)
  • DL – Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State (junior)
  • DL – Leonard Williams, USC (junior)
  • DL – Randy Gregory, Nebraska (junior)
  • LB – Eric Striker, Oklahoma (junior)
  • LB – Ramik Wilson, Georgia (senior)
  • LB – Trey DePriest, Alabama (senior)
  • DB – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (senior)
  • DB – Su’a Cravens, USC (sophomore)
  • DB – Landon Collins, Alabama (junior)
  • DB – Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech (sophomore)


  • K – Roberto Aguayo, Florida State (sophomore)
  • P – Mike Sadler, Michigan State (senior)
  • RET – Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (sophomore)

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