Three From Crimson Tide Named Walter Camp Preseason All-Americans
The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced its selections for All-Americans for the 2021 college football season Thursday morning and three Alabama Crimson Tide stars cracked the lists: tackle Evan Neal, edge defender Will Anderson and cornerback Josh Jobe.
Neal and Anderson were named to the first team while Jobe was named to the second.
Alabama's three All-Americans were tied for most in the SEC alongside LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia. Clemson had the most selections nationally with four.
Neal is moving to left tackle for his junior season after playing left guard his freshman year and right tackle his sophomore season. Neal was a 5-star prospect from IMG Academy and has more than lived up to expectations in his young career, starting all 26 possible games, missing just seven blocking assignments while only allowing 1.5 sacks in his career and racking up many All-SEC and All-American honors along the way.
As for Anderson, "The Terminator" burst onto the scene in 2020, putting together one of the most impressive freshman seasons the SEC has ever seen. Anderson totaled 52 tackles, 10.5 for loss and seven sacks while leading the SEC in total quarterback pressures. His seven sacks trailed only teammate Christian Barmore (eight) and Georgia's Azeez Ojulari (10.5) both of whom were drafted in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Many analyst expect Anderson to have an even more explosive second season for the Crimson Tide in 2021.
As for Jobe, he'll be filling the shoes of Patrick Surtain II as the Crimson Tide's number one corner. Over the past two seasons, Jobe has seen his fair share of targets due to the skills of his predecessor. Now that he is a senior leader of a dominant Alabama defense, NFL draft scouts have turned their attention to Jobe with hopes that he'll pick up right where Surtain left off. Over three seasons, Jobe has 91 tackles, two sacks, 15 pass deflections and an interception.
The 2021 preseason All-Americans named by the Walter Camp Football Foundation are the 132nd team named since Camp first named an All-American team in 1889.