CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter was named to the Associated Press’ All-America Football Team on Monday.
The Tigers’ middle linebacker was named to the AP Second-Team Defense. It’s the first postseason honor for Trotter, who led the Clemson defense in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks. He also ranked second on the team in quarterback pressures and was tied for second in broken up passes.
Trotter played and started in all 13 games for the Tigers in 2022. He tallied 83 tackles, 12.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and 6.5 sacks. He also added six passes defended and six quarterback pressures while grabbing two interceptions.
He returned one of his interceptions 35 yards for a touchdown.
AP All-America Team
Quarterback — Caleb Williams, second-year, Southern California.
Running backs — Bijan Robinson, third-year, Texas; Blake Corum, third-year, Michigan.
Tackles — Peter Skoronski, third-year, Northwestern; Joe Alt, second-year, Notre Dame.
Guard — O’Cyrus Torrence, fourth-year, Florida; Andrew Vorhees, sixth-year, Southern California.
Center — John Michael Schmitz, sixth-year, Minnesota.
Tight end — Michael Mayer, third-year, Notre Dame.
Wide receivers — Marvin Harrison Jr., second-year, Ohio State; Jalin Hyatt, third-year, Tennessee; Xavier Hutchinson, third-year, Iowa State.
All-purpose player — Deuce Vaughn, third-year, Kansas State.
Kicker — Christopher Dunn, fifth-year, North Carolina State.
Edge rushers — Will Anderson Jr., third-year, Alabama; Tuli Tuipulotu, third-year, Southern California.
Tackles — Jalen Carter, third-year, Georgia; Calijah Kancey, fourth-year, Pittsburgh.
Linebackers — Ivan Pace Jr., fourth-year, Cincinnati; Jack Campbell, fourth-year, Iowa; Drew Sanders, third-year, Arkansas.
Cornerbacks — Clark Phillips III, third-year, Utah; Devon Witherspoon, fourth-year, Illinois.
Safeties — Kamren Kinchen, second-year, Miami; Christopher Smith, fifth-year, Georgia.
Defensive back — Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, fourth-year, TCU.
Punter — Bryce Baringer, sixth-year, Michigan State.
Quarterback — Max Duggan, fourth-year, TCU.
Running backs — Chase Brown, fifth-year, Illinois; Mohamed Ibrahim, sixth-year, Minnesota.
Tackles — Paris Johnson Jr., third-year, Ohio State; Dawand Jones, fourth-year, Ohio State.
Guards — Cooper Beebe, fourth-year, Kansas State; Steve Avila, fifth-year, TCU.
Center — Olusegun Oluwatimi, sixth-year, Michigan.
Tight end — Brock Bowers, second-year, Georgia.
Wide receivers — Charlie Jones, sixth-year, Purdue; Rashee Rice, fourth-year, SMU; Josh Downs, third-year, North Carolina.
All-purpose player — Zach Charbonnet, fourth-year, UCLA.
Kicker — Jake Moody, fifth-year, Michigan.
Edge rushers — Tyree Wilson, fifth-year, Texas Tech; Isaiah Foskey, fourth-year, Notre Dame.
Tackles — Jer’Zhan Newton, third-year, Illinois; Jonah Tavai, fifth-year, San Diego State.
Linebackers — Tommy Eichenberg, fourth-year, Ohio State; Jeremiah Trotter Jr., second-year, Clemson; Jamon Dumas-Johnson, second-year, Georgia.
Cornerbacks — Emmanuel Forbes, third-year, Mississippi State; Joey Porter Jr., fourth-year, Penn State.
Safeties — Kaevon Merriweather, fifth-year, Iowa; Ronnie Hickman, fourth-year, Ohio State.
Defensive back — Brian Branch, third-year, Alabama.
Punter — Tory Taylor, third-year, Iowa.
Quarterback — Hendon Hooker, sixth-year, Tennessee.
Running backs — DeWayne McBride, third-year, UAB; Israel Abanikanda, third-year; Pittsburgh.
Tackles — Blake Freeland, fourth-year, BYU; Alex Palczewski, sixth-year, Illinois
Guards — Jaxson Kirkland, sixth-year, Washington; Christian Haynes, fourth-year, Connecticut.
Center — Brett Neilon, sixth-year, Southern California.
Tight end — Dalton Kincaid, fifth-year, Utah.
Wide receivers — Nathaniel Dell, fifth-year, Houston; Rome Odunze, third-year, Washington; Zay Flowers, fourth-year, Boston College.
All-purpose player — Jahmyr Gibbs, third-year, Alabama.
Kicker – Joshua Karty, third-year, Stanford.
Edge rushers — Felix Anudike-Uzomah, third-year, Kansas State; Jose Ramirez, fifth-year, Eastern Michigan.
Tackles — Dontay Corleone, second-year, Cincinnati; Mekhi Wingo, second-year, LSU.
Linebackers — Jason Henderson, two-year, Old Dominion; Nick Herbig, third-year, Wisconsin; Jaylan Ford, third-year, Texas.
Cornerbacks — Kool-Aid McKinstry, second-year, Alabama; Mekhi Blackmon, fifth-year, Southern California.
Safeties — Marcus Fuqua, fourth-year, Buffalo; Jordan Battle, fourth-year, Alabama.
Defensive back — Quinyon Mitchell, third-year, Toledo.
Punter — Mason Fletcher, second-year, Cincinnati.