Alabama football landed five players on the 2018 Associated Press Preseason All-America Team, which was released Tuesday, tying the most for any school on this year’s squad.
Center Ross Pierschbacher and tackle Jonah Williams were named to the first team. Defensive lineman Raekwon Davis, running back Damien Harris and linebacker Mack Wilson landed on the second team.
Wisconsin also placed five players on the first team. Clemson and Stanford had four each, with Washington and Notre Dame represented by three players apiece. Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Boston College, Michigan, Utah and West Virginia had two selections each.
A total of 13 SEC players were honored, most of any conference. The Pac-12 had a dozen selections.
Pierschbacher enters 2018 with 42 career starts and has blocked for 28 100-yard rushing performances. A senior from Cedar Falls, Iowa, he is a two-time All-SEC honoree.
Williams has started all 29 games in his two seasons on the offensive line. The Folsom, Calif., junior was an All-American last season and a Freshman All-America selection in 2016.
Davis, a junior from Meridian, Miss., had a team-best 8.5 sacks last season among his 10 tackles for loss and made 45 total stops.
Harris, a senior from Richmond, Ky., is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He has averaged 7.2 yards per carry over the last two seasons.
Wilson made 18 tackles with three for loss and returned an interception for a touchdown in the postseason last season. The junior from Montgomery made 12 tackles in the national championship game.