In many ways, the conclusion of the 2023 regular season marks the end of an era in college football.
A slew of conference realignment moves are on the horizon, significant changes to the NCAA model are in the works, and there is the general feeling of wiping the slate clean given the amount of player turnover via graduation, the draft, or the transfer portal.
Despite all that, the most recent college football campaign certainly left a lasting memory and was one of the most indelible of recent vintage.
A new team graced the Playoff field, an undefeated Power 5 champion was inexplicably left out, records fell across the board on both sides of the ball and numerous programs reveled in unexpected resurgences.
Having covered the sport from the opening snaps of fall camp through the memorable results of Championship Weekend, our team of experts was able to sift through it all and narrow it down to a list of players who help tell the story of the season. These players stand above all others and are worthy enough to earn recognition as 2023 FOX Sports All-Americans.
This year, the Big Ten and Pac-12 tied for the most selections (12 each) across the first and second teams, followed by the Big 12 (9), SEC (9), ACC (5) and Mountain West (3). Michigan, Iowa, Texas, Oregon, Georgia and Notre Dame tied for the most-represented school with three players apiece.
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Bryan Fischer is a college football writer for FOX Sports. He has been covering college athletics for nearly two decades at outlets such as NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports and NFL.com among others. Follow him on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.
Michael Cohen covers college football and basketball for FOX Sports with an emphasis on the Big Ten. Follow him on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13.
Laken Litman covers college football, college basketball and soccer for FOX Sports. She previously wrote for Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Indianapolis Star. She is the author of “Strong Like a Woman,” published in spring 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Follow her on Twitter @LakenLitman.
RJ Young is a national college football writer and analyst for FOX Sports and the host of the podcast “The Number One College Football Show.” Follow him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.
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