College Football’s All-Week 10 1st Team: Top Performers at Every Position

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Several of college football’s biggest stars on either side of the ball earned a spot on Bleacher Report’s All-Week 10 team.

A handful of positions had a repeat standout performer, someone who previously made the list either as a first- or second-team player. Both power and “Group of Five” conferences are well-represented on the list.

All players from games involving at least one FBS program were eligible for inclusion. In addition to box-score numbers, competition level, clutch moments and efficiency were also considered.

While not everyone could make the cut, Week 10 brought other huge performances. Please add your favorite in the comments section.

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First Team: Jake Browning, Washington

So, about the Heisman Trophy.

Lamar Jackson is the clear, deserving favorite, but Jake Browning should be the No. 2 player in the race. He shredded Cal for 378 yards and six touchdowns in a 66-27 rout.

Browning now has 34 scores compared to just three interceptions this season, and Washington is 9-0.


Second Team: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Jackson was an All-Week fixture early in 2016, and he’s finally back on the list. Against Boston College, the dual-threat sophomore completed 12 of 17 passes for 231 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. Jackson also scampered for 185 yards and three scores.

Running Backs

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First Team: D’Onta Foreman, Texas

While Browning deserves and may receive Heisman consideration, D’Onta Foreman might not garner the attention. However, the junior is worthy of any postseason accolade heading his way.

Foreman—who leads the country in rushing averageshredded a porous Texas Tech defense for 341 yards and three touchdowns.

“Even with the Texas Tech exchange rate,” Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press said, “D’Onta Foreman’s 341 is pretty damn good.


First Team: Kyle Hicks, TCU

Since TCU’s loss to Oklahoma, the offense had struggled. Kyle Hicks turned around the Horned Frogs’ fortunes in Week 10.

A redshirt junior, Hicks shattered his previous career-best mark of 117 yards and two scores. Hicks tallied 192 yards and five touchdowns during a 62-22 thrashing of Baylor.

“He just had a look in his eye that, I knew he had it today,” quarterback Kenny Hill said, per Matthew Martinez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Second Team: Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic

Devin Singletary provided the exclamation point on a 42-25 victory over Rice. The freshman ripped off a 66-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Singletary finished with a personal-high 252 yards and three total scores.


Second Team: Joel Bouagnon, Northern Illinois

Edging USC’s Ronald Jones II for the final spot, Joel Bouagnon had a long-awaited breakout day. He entered the contest with just one touchdown in 2016, but Bouagnon sliced through Bowling Green for five scores. He collected 134 yards on the ground in the 45-20 win.

Wide Receivers

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First Team: Corey Davis, Western Michigan

While many fretted about the initial release of the College Football Playoff rankings, Corey Davis was busy tearing up Ball State’s secondary.

One of the most unknown superstars in the sport, the senior wideout reeled in 12 passes and scored three touchdowns. Davis set a Mid-American Conference record with 272 yards.

“He always makes my job easy, and he makes me look good,” quarterback Zach Terrell said, per the Associated Press (h/t News-Sentinel). “It was an elite effort, and I couldn’t be prouder of this guy. He deserves that record.”


First Team: John Ross, Washington

John Ross missed the 2015 campaign due to a knee injury. It’s fair to say he’s making up for lost time.

The speedster amassed 208 yards on six receptions, scoring one of 2016’s most impressive touchdowns. Ross reached the end zone three times during Washington’s blowout victory.


Second Team: Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech

Carlos Henderson has a problem: He can’t stop scoring. The shifty target snagged eight receptions for 133 yards and four touchdowns—his second-highest single-game totaland added a 24-yard rushing score in Louisiana Tech’s 45-24 triumph over North Texas.


Second Team: Zay Jones, East Carolina

Record watch continues for Zay Jones, who snared 13 catches for 206 yards despite East Carolina’s 45-24 loss at Tulsa. Jones now has 127 season receptions, which is 28 short of the mark. He’s also just 19 behind former teammate Justin Hardy’s career record.

Tight End

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First Team: David Njoku, Miami (FL)

Before arriving in Coral Gables, David Njoku was a national champion high-jumper. He showed off those springs in Week 10.

Njoku leaped over a Pitt defender to score his first of two touchdowns during Miami’s 51-28 victory. The junior finished the afternoon with career-high marks of six catches and 86 yards.


Second Team: Hayden Plinke, UTEP

Hayden Plinke helped UTEP keep its fleeting bowl hopes alive. Plinke, who transferred from Boise State three years ago, tallied seven receptions, 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Offensive Line

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First Team: Washington

Browning and Ross secured the headlines, but Washington’s running game was superb, too. The offensive line created lanes for Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman, who combined for 182 yards and two scores. In all, the Huskies accumulated 287 yards on a 6.5-yard average.

In addition to Browning’s six scores, Dante Pettis—who caught three touchdowns—threw one on a trick play.

“There wasn’t much we could do about it,” Cal head coach Sonny Dykes said, according to Sean Wagner-McGough of the San Jose Mercury News. “We’ve got to figure out as coaches—it’s always on us to put them in good situations.”


Second Team: Michigan

Maryland simply couldn’t stop Michigan. The Wolverines faced a mere five third-down situations while racking up 660 offensive yards. Wilton Speight set a career high with 362 passing yards, while De’Veon Smith rushed for 114 and three scores. Michigan ended the 59-3 rout with a season-best 660 total yards.

Defensive Ends

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First Team: Justin Lawler, SMU

Memphis obliterated SMU, but Justin Lawler kept battling until the final whistle. He posted a Week 10-best four tackles for loss.

Lawler—who now ranks 20th nationally with 12 stops behind the line of scrimmage this seasonalso tied a career high with nine total tackles, which he’d done twice previously.


First Team: Nnamdi Oguayo, Washington State

Nnadmi Oguayo entered the weekend with zero career sacks. He left as Washington State’s team leader in the category.

The freshman notched two of his three quarterback tackles during the first quarter while the Cougars raced out to a 24-0 lead. Oguayo gathered a career-best five stops.


Second Team: DeMarcus Walker, Florida State

Florida State used a second-half surge to survive North Carolina State, and DeMarcus Walker set up the game-winning drive. He recorded a third-down sack, and the ‘Noles scored on the go-ahead touchdown on the ensuing possession. Walker led Florida State with 10 tackles and tallied a pair of sacks.


Second Team: Fadol Brown, Ole Miss

Defensive linemen usually aren’t at the top of the tackling list, but don’t tell that to Fadol Brown. Only eight players in Week 10 collected more stops than Brown, who doubled his previous career-high mark with 14 tackles. The senior had 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack.

Defensive Tackles

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First Team: Josh Banks, Wake Forest

Wake Forest is bowl eligible. I repeat, Wake Forest is bowl eligible.

Josh Banks contributed six total tackles, including 3.5 stops for loss and two sacks during the team’s 27-20 triumph over Virginia. The Demon Deacons earned their sixth win for the first time since 2011.


First Team: Woody Baron, Virginia Tech

Midway through October, Woody Baron was hardly on the national radar. Since then, few tackles have been more productive.

Baron posted 3.5 tackles for loss in a 24-21 victory against Duke to bring his four-week total to 10 stops behind the line. The senior recorded a career-high nine tackles, adding a half-sack.


Second Team: Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State

Vincent Taylor and Co. were far from perfect defending Kansas State’s power offense, but Oklahoma State still pulled out a win. Taylor matched his season-high mark of six tackles while contributing three stops for loss and one sack.


Second Team: Steven Richardson, Minnesota

The box score didn’t feature Steven Richardson, since he mustered just two tackles. However, the junior made them count. Richardson registered sacks on consecutive snaps and forced a fumble that helped Minnesota take a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Outside Linebackers

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First Team: Jayon Brown, UCLA

Other than the 2016 result not going UCLA’s way, Jayon Brown must enjoy playing Colorado. Last season, he collected a career-best 18 tackles. This year, he did one better.

The senior accumulated 19 total stops, chipping in two behind the line of scrimmage. Brown also pounced on a fumble that allowed the Bruins to start inside the 20-yard line.


First Team: Kennan Gilchrist, Appalachian State

Kennan Gilchrist spent a decent portion of his Saturday wreaking havoc in the Texas State backfield.

In addition to tying John Law for a team-best eight tackles, Gilchrist gathered 3.5 stops for loss with two sacks. Only SMU’s Lawler had more TFL than Gilchrist in Week 10.


Second Team: Jordan Jones, Kentucky

Kentucky came up just short against Georgia, though it looked like Jordan Jones might save the Wildcats early in the fourth quarter. He forced a fumble as Georgia neared the red zone, but Kentucky couldn’t hang on. Jones ultimately tallied 10 stops with 2.5 tackles for loss and chipped in one pass breakup.


Second Team: Blair Brown, Ohio

Ohio refused to let midweek MACtion bring an upset. The Bobcats smacked Buffalo 34-10, partly thanks to 11 tackles and two sacks from Blair Brown. The senior contributed to three quarterback tackles, recording one solo and assisting on two.

Inside Linebacker

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First Team: Reuben Foster, Alabama

In the marquee matchup of Week 10, Reuben Foster shined.

He played an important role in Alabama limiting LSU superstar Leonard Fournette to just 35 yards on 17 carries. Foster gathered a team-high 11 tackles and 1.5 for loss, adding a half-sack.

“Our defense was outstanding,” head coach Nick Saban said after the 10-0 victory, per Matt Zenitz of


Second Team: Ben Gedeon, Michigan

Maryland regularly found running lanes on the outside of Michigan’s defense, but the Terps had nowhere to go up the middle against Ben Gedeon. The senior amassed 11 tackles with three stops behind the line of scrimmage, including a half-sack.


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First Team: Sidney Jones, Washington

Sidney Jones might be the best NFL prospect in Washington’s terrific secondary, and Cal learned that the hard way.

In addition to two pass breakups, Jones snatched interceptions on consecutive possessions in the second half. Browning and Co. turned both takeaways into touchdowns.


First Team: Damontae Kazee, San Diego State

Over the last two seasons, nobody has grabbed more interceptions than Damontae Kazee’s 13. The ballhawk nabbed two more in San Diego State’s 55-0 obliteration of Hawaii. Kazee returned the second pick 54 yards for a touchdown.

“That’s one of the best defenses in the country,” Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich said, per Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Second Team: Brandon Addison, Old Dominion

Marshall’s Chase Litton only threw nine incomplete passes, but he must be sick of seeing the number 11. Brandon Addison registered five pass breakups during Old Dominion’s 34-10 victory over the Thundering Herd. Addison added two tackles for loss.


Second Team: Shaquill Griffin, Central Florida

His brother, Shaquem, made the list in Week 9, but it was Shaquill Griffin’s turn to shine against Tulane. He grabbed two interceptions, returning one 33 yards for a touchdown. Griffin also broke up one pass while UCF surrendered just 68 yards through the air.


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First Team: Delano Hill, Michigan

Delano Hill took advantage of a couple poorly thrown passes for two interceptions during Michigan’s steamrolling of Maryland.

“They were like little gifts,” said Hill, who finished second behind Gedeon with six total stops. He also assisted on one tackle for loss.


First Team: Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut

Temple quickly built a 21-point lead, but Obi Melifonwu made sure it didn’t get any uglier. He grabbed a pair of interceptions, one of which was at the goal line and the other was in the end zone.

Obi Melifonwu notched a team-best nine tackles.


Second Team: Dwayne Thomas, LSU

Heading into the showdown, Dwayne Thomas said he felt like LSU would dominate the game. The senior held up his end of the bargain, gathering nine tackles with three for loss, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry while the Tigers held Alabama to 10 points.


Second Team: Malik Hooker and Damon Webb, Ohio State

Although they only combined for six tackles, Malik Hooker and Damon Webb both accounted for six points. Ohio State’s safety duo returned interceptions 48 and 36 yards, respectively, in the 62-3 thrashing of Nebraska. Hooker added a pass breakup.


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First Team: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

William Ham’s early-season struggles led to Rodrigo Blankenship taking over the placekicking duties. Georgia was happy to have him against Kentucky. The freshman buried four field goals, including a game-winning 26-yarder as time expired. Blankenship also hit from 25, 42 and a career-long 49.


Second Team: Michael Badgley, Miami

Michael Badgley chipped in a season-high 15 points during Miami’s win over Pitt, and he kept blasting long field goals. “Jersey Mike” drilled kicks from 46, 48 and 25 yards and six extra points. Badgley is a perfect 6-of-6 on attempts from 40-plus yards this season.


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First Team: Corey Bojorquez, New Mexico

Corey Bojorquez made sure Nevada couldn’t go anywhere on punt returns. The Wolf Pack fair-caught three kicks, and Bojorquez’s final punt rolled to the four-yard line. He averaged 52.8 yards—the highest mark of any punter with multiple attempts in Week 10—and deadened three kicks at or inside the 20-yard line.


Second Team: Dylan Klumph, Cal

The bad news? Cal lost by 38. The good news? Punting wasn’t a problem. Dylan Klumph boomed seven punts at a 49.7-yard clip, including a long of 60. Washington mustered just 16 return yards and also lost a fumble. Five of Klumph’s seven punts ended inside the 20.


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First Team: Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

Isaiah Oliver was a major reason Colorado fended off UCLA in their Thursday night tilt. Leading just 13-10 with six minutes remaining, the Buffs needed a big play. Oliver took a punt 68 yards for a touchdown. He tallied 56 yards on four other returns.


Second Team: Quadree Henderson, Pitt

Although he lost a fumble on offense, Quadree Henderson continue his All-American-caliber season as a returner. The sophomore became the first player in the country with three kickoff scores, ripping off a 100-yard touchdown against Miami.

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