Two Tigers linebackers earn preseason All-American honors

The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Friday that Clemson linebackers Jeremiah Trotter Jr.,

and Barrett Carter have been selected to its 2023 Preseason All-America Team.

Trotter earned selection on the first-team defense, while Carter garnered selection on the second team.

Walter Camp is the nation’s oldest college football All-America team. Walter Camp,

“The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp –

 a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage,

The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group –

was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.

Typically announced in early December, the Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the FBS head coaches and sports information directors.

set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side.

Twelve players who earned 2022 Walter Camp All-America First and Second Team honors are on the 2023 preseason list,

led by USC junior quarterback Caleb Williams. Williams, who was also selected as the 2022 Walter Camp Player of Year,

 was a First Team honoree last season. Three other 2022 First Team honorees – Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison,

 Jr.; Michigan RB Blake Corum; and Indiana KR Jaylin Lucas – are 2023 preseason First Team All-Americans.

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