UNC’s Sam Howell, ISU’s Breece Hall lead College Football America Yearbook’s 2021 Preseason Dream Team

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and Iowa State running back Breece Hall lead the 2021 College Football America YearbookPreseason Dream Team.

Howell and Hall are both considered contenders for several major awards in 2021, including the Heisman Trophy. Both are also hoping to chart their program’s respective courses to a berth in the College Football Playoff, which would be a first for both programs.

Howell is coming off a 2020 season in which he threw for 3,568 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Tar Heels won eight games last year.

The Cyclones won nine games with Hall running the football. Hall rushed for 1,572 yards and scored 21 touchdowns to lead the Big 12 in both categories.

The College Football America Yearbook Dream Team is the publication’s version of a major college All-America Team with a twist. Instead of picking a first team, second team and/or third team, the team is presented in the context of an actual Football Bowl Subdivision program, with the book’s publisher, Kendall Webb, selecting the team in the role as “head coach.” FBS teams are limited to 85 scholarships, and the College Football America Yearbook Dream Team is subject to these same constraints.

Other top players included among the Starting Lineup, or First Team, are Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross, Texas A&M offensive lineman Kenyon Green, Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oklahoma linebacker Nik Bonitto and LSU defensive back Derek Stingley Jr.

The Dream Team also includes an incoming freshman class of some of the top recruits in the country, including Washington quarterback Sam Huard, Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr., and Texas athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders, a recruit out of Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, who became a YouTube sensation last year for his defensive touchdowns.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.

2021 Book links:

Amazon.com: https://bit.ly/CFA2021YB

Find all of our press releases and media appearances at our pr site, collegefootballamericapr.com

For questions about College Football America, feel free to contact Webb or Postins via phone or email.

Kendall Webb

Publisher, College Football America

2021 College Football America Preseason Dream Team

Starting Lineup


Pos. Player, School, Class

QB Sam Howell, North Carolina, Jr.

RB Breece Hall, Iowa State, Jr.

RB Sincere McCormick, UTSA, Jr.

WR Calvin Austin III, Memphis, Jr.

WR Justyn Ross, Clemson, Jr.

TE Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina, Sr.

OL Kenyon Green, Texas A&M, Jr.

OL Darian Kinnard, Kentucky, Sr.

OL Evan Neal, Alabama, Jr.

OL Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame, Jr.

C Alec Lindstrom, Boston College, Sr.


Pos. Player, School, Class

DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson, So.

DT Haskell Garrett, Ohio State, Sr.

DE Myles Murphy, Clemson, So.

DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon, So.

LB Will Anderson Jr., Alabama, So.

LB Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma, Jr.

LB Mike Rose, Iowa State, Sr.

CB Josh Jobe, Alabama, Sr.

CB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU, Jr.

S Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame, Jr.

S Brandon Joseph, Northwestern, So.


Pos. Player, School, Class

K Anders Carlson, Auburn, Sr.

P Jake Camarda, Georgia, Sr.

KR D’Shawn Jamison, Texas, Sr.

PR Aron Cruickshank, Rutgers, Jr.

AP Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss, Jr.

Second String


Pos., Player, School, Class

QB D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson, So.

RB Kevin Harris, South Carolina, Jr.

RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M, Jr.

WR Chris Olave, Ohio State, Sr.

WR Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest, Jr.

TE Charlie Kolar, Iowa State, Sr.

OL Ikem Ekwonu, NC State, So.

OL Jamaree Salyer, Georgia, Sr.

OL Jaxson Kirkland, Washington, Jr.

C Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa, Jr.


Pos., Player, School, Class

DT Jordan Davis, Georgia, Sr.

DT Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M, Sr.

DE Cade Hall, San Jose State, Sr.

DE DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M, Jr.

LB James Skalski, Clemson, Sr.

LB Avery Roberts, Oregon State, Jr.

LB Carson Wells, Colorado, Jr.

CB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati, Jr.

CB Eli Ricks, LSU, So.

S Jordan Battle, Alabama, Jr.

S Smoke Monday, Auburn, Sr.


Pos., Player, School, Class

QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati, Sr.

QB Malik Willis, Liberty, Jr.

RB Tyler Allgeier, BYU, So.

WR Romeo Doubs, Nevada, Sr.

TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M, Jr.

C Colin Newell, Iowa State, Sr.

DL Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma, Sr.

LB Devin Lloyd, Utah, Jr.

DB Jett Elad, Ohio, So.

LS Damon Johnson, USC, Sr.

Class of 2021 Freshmen


Pos., Player, College/High School

QB Sam Huard, Kennedy Catholic (Bellevue, WA)/Washington

RB TreVeyon Henderson, Hopewell (VA)/Ohio State

RB Camar Wheaton, Lakeview Centennial (Garland, TX)/Alabama

WR Emeka Egbuka, Stellacoom (WA)/Ohio State

WR Mario Williams, Plant City (FL)/Oklahoma

TE Brock Bowers, Napa (CA)/Georgia

OL Tommy Brockermeyer, All Saints Episcopal (Fort Worth, TX)/Alabama

OL JC Latham, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)/Alabama

OL Amarius Mims, Bleckley County (Cochran, GA)/Georgia

OL Nolan Rucci, Warwick (Lititz, PA)/Wisconsin

C Ryan Linthicum, Damascus (MD)/Clemson


Pos., Player, College/High School

DT Korey Foreman, Centennial (Corona, CA)/USC

DT Maason Smith, Terrebonne (Houma, LA)/LSU

DE Landon Jackson, Pleasant Grove (Texarkana, TX)/LSU

DE Clayton Smith, Texas High (Texarkana, TX)/Oklahoma

LB Junior Colson, Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)/Michigan

LB Terrence Lewis, Miami Central (Opa Locka, FL)/Maryland

LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr., St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia, PA)/Clemson

CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Pinson Valley (Pinson, AL)/Alabama

CB Clinton Burton Jr., St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD)/Boston Coll.

S JD Coffey, Kennedale (TX)/Texas

S James Williams, American Heritage (Opa Locka, FL)/Miami (FL)


Pos.     Player School

K Sander Sahaydak, Liberty (Bethlehem, PA/Penn State

P Mason Fletcher, ProKick Australia (Melbourne, AUS)/Cincinnati

ATH Ja’Tavion Sanders, Ryan (Denton, TX)/Texas

AP Will Shipley, Weddington (Matthews, NC)/Clemson

QB/DT Donaven McCulley, Lawrence North (Indianapolis, IN)/Indiana

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