The Clemson Tigers are the FBS preseason No. 2 team and Tigers wide receiver Justyn Ross is on the FBS Dream Team in the 2021 College Football America Yearbook, released last month.
The College Football America Yearbook Top 30 is part of the Top 130, which ranks every team in FBS. The Tigers come in at No. 2 after winning the ACC championship game and reaching the College Football Playoff, where they lost to Ohio State in the semifinals. The Tigers finished 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the Big Ten.
The Dream Team is the Yearbook’s All-America Team. Put together like an 85-player FBS roster, Ross earned a spot in the Starting Lineup even though he missed 2020 due to a spinal cord injury. In 2019 Ross caught 66 passes for 865 yards and eight touchdowns.
Four other Tigers made the team. Defensive lineman Bryan Bresee and Myles Murphy also made the Starting Lineup. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei made the Second String, as did linebacker James Skalski.
The Dream Team also has a ‘Freshman’ class, listing 25 of the best recruits in the Class of 2021. Clemson had three players in the freshman class — center Ryan Linthicum, Damascus (MD), linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr., St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia, PA) and all-purpose player Will Shipley, Weddington (Matthews, NC).
Finally, Ross, Bresee, Murphy, and Skalski made the Yearbook’s ACC Preseason Starting Lineup, also featured in the Yearbook. Also making the ACC Starting Lineup was offensive lineman Jordan McFadden, defensive tackle Tyler Davis and cornerback Andrew Booth Jr.
The 2021 College Football America Yearbook features nine pages of ACC content, including an overall preview of the conference race, a spotlight piece on a stadium, the ACC Starting Lineup, all team schedules and a half-page devoted to each program with stadium photos.
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 and Books-A-Million.