With the end of the college football regular season, it’s time to release our All-SIS teams. In addition to a voting process in our Operations staff, we used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together two teams of All-SIS selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the sport.
First Team Offense
|WR||Marvin Harrison Jr.||Ohio State|
|TE||Michael Mayer||Notre Dame|
|OT||Joe Alt||Notre Dame|
|OG||Isaac Cochran||Air Force|
|OG||Hadley Panzer||Kansas State|
QB – Caleb Williams, USC
The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma transfer led USC into the Pac-12 Championship Game and nearly into the College Football Playoff. His 204 Total Points ranks 2nd among all quarterbacks. Of all quarterbacks with at least 250 pass attempts, his interception rate ranks 4th, impressive for a QB with 511 pass attempts, 9th-most. Additionally, his 129.4 IQR ranked 2nd only to Grayson McCall. However, Williams attempted over 150 more passes than McCall. Of the 102 passers pressured on at least 50 attempts, his 137.5 IQR under pressure blew out the rest of the competition.
RB – Bijan Robinson, Texas
The third-year player from Texas lived up to the preseason hype surrounding his 2022 campaign. He finished the regular season 5th in the FBS in rushing yards (1,578), 2nd in yards after contact (1,002), and 2nd in forced broken and missed tackles (50 & 35). He led all FBS running backs in Total Points this season (76) by a wide margin, contributing in both the running and passing game. Robinson’s running has put Texas in a great position to eclipse the 8-win mark for the 1st time since 2018, and he is expected to be a top NFL draft pick as well.
RB – Blake Corum, Michigan
In his first year as a full-time starter, Corum ran wild for Michigan’s offense. Corum was a part of a ground attack that led the country among all non-service academy teams in rushing yards. Additionally, he is a big reason why the Wolverines find themselves in the College Football Playoff. Both his total rushing yards and yards after contact rank 8th in the country. Additionally, his 96 1st Downs rank as 2nd-most among FBS backs.
WR – Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
A human highlight reel waiting to happen every Saturday, Marvin Harrison Jr. dominated Big Ten defensive backs. He has the most receptions among receivers with 1 or fewer drops and possesses the 2nd-lowest drop rate at 1.2%. He makes catches at every level of the field, as shown by his 843 air yards, which rank 2nd in the country. Among WRs with at least 75 targets, he ranks 4th in yards per route run, 6th in 1st Down rate, and 6th in Receiver Rating.
WR – Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
In his first year as a full-time starter, Hyatt exploded on the scene, highlighted by his 5-TD game in the upset victory over Alabama. He is tied-1st among FBS wide receivers in touchdowns (15), 4th in receiving yards (1,267), and 3rd in yards per reception (18.9) among those with at least 70 targets. His impact was also seen in more advanced stats as he leads FBS receivers in yards per target (13.9) and receiver rating (155.1) by a huge margin. Hyatt established himself as one of the best deep threats in college football this year and could be an early pick as he’s already declared for the NFL Draft.
TE – Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
Mayer’s 51 Total Points is 13 better than 2nd place among TEs this season. He leads all TEs in touchdown receptions with 9 and is the only player at the position to see more than 100 targets. Additionally, his 75 catchable targets and 67 receptions are 2nd most. Over the last two seasons, Mayer has solidified himself as one of the top tight ends in all of college football.
OT – Darnell Wright, Tennessee
Wright is tied for the lead among all OTs with 37 Total Points. He’s part of an offensive line unit at Tennessee that ranks 2nd in the country in pressure rate allowed and 6th in passing yards. Wright, himself, only has 5 blown blocks all season. His 0.6% Blown Block rate ties him for 10th-best among all OL with at least 700 snaps. As a run blocker, his 24 Total Points ranks him 8th-best among all FBS linemen.
OT – Joe Alt, Notre Dame
The massive, 2nd-year tackle out of Minnesota dominated for Notre Dame this season. He ranks top 10 among FBS tackles in Total Points (33) despite playing far fewer snaps than most of the other top tackles. His 0.3% Blown Block rate ranks 1st among FBS offensive linemen with at least 700 snaps. Alt made a big impact in the run game where he generated the 4th-most Total Points among all FBS linemen (25). South Bend will be glad to have him back next season and he should be a popular name on Preseason All-American teams.
OG – Isaac Cochran, Air Force
Leading all FBS offensive linemen in Total Points this season was Cochran with 45. The fifth-year player for Air Force was a major factor for the top rushing offense in the country. Air Force ran for more than 4,000 yards this season (excluding QB kneels) and Cochran’s 0.2% Blown Block rate on run plays was a key component.
OG – Hadley Panzer, Kansas State
Panzer ranks 2nd behind fellow All-SIS member Isaac Cochran among OGs with 37 Total Points in 2022 and carries only a 1.8% Blown Block rate on the year. Panzer and Kansas State’s OL unit helped lead the Wildcats to a 10-win season and a Top 10 ranking. The unit also helped pave the way for the 10th-most rushing yards in FBS college football.
OC – Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
Beginning his career at Air Force, before becoming a 3-year starter at Virginia, Oluwatimi had high expectations coming to Michigan, and he lived up to them. He won both the Rimington Award (college football’s top center) and the Outland Trophy (college football’s top interior lineman) in his only season in Ann Arbor. Unsurprisingly, he also dominated the metrics, leading FBS centers in Total Points (39). He also ranks top 10 in Blown Block rate (0.6%) among centers with at least 700 snaps and despite playing over 800 snaps, is 1st in Total Points per snap.
First Team Defense
|EDGE||Tyree Wilson||Texas Tech|
|EDGE||Will Anderson Jr.||Alabama|
|LB||Cedric Gray||North Carolina|
|S||Jason Taylor II||Oklahoma State|
DT – Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
Newton was the most disruptive force on one of the best defenses in college football this year. He leads the team in TFLs and sacks and recovered two fumbles as well. He leads all FBS defensive tackles in Total Points (42) and was equally effective against the rush and against the pass, ranking 1st and 2nd among defensive tackles respectively in Total Points. The third-year player leads all defensive tackles in knockdowns and is 2nd in total pressures, highlighting his disruption.
DT – Jalen Carter, Georgia
Carter is part of a Georgia team that sees themselves back in the College Football Playoff for the second straight season. While playing in 10 games, although sparingly in most, he’s still managed to churn out 22 pressures, good for a top 20 mark among DTs; that’s a pressure rate of 10.8%, which ranks tied for 11th. When Carter is on the field and healthy, he’s a force to be reckoned with, a large reason why he’s a likely top-5 pick in the NFL Draft come April.
EDGE – Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
Wilson came on strong for the Red Raiders each of the past two seasons. His work on the field has led to him accepting an invitation to play in this year’s Senior Bowl. He’s collected 41 Total Points in 2022, which is helped by his 6.5 sacks and 40 pressures. The latter is ranked top 15 nationally among edge defenders.
EDGE – Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
Anderson spent the majority of the year being double and triple-teamed, but still found a way to have a massive impact. He ranks top 10 in sacks and tackles for loss as well as leading all FBS defenders in pressures. He has averaged more than 1.5 TFLs per game for his CAREER and he is finally eligible for the NFL Draft. The likely top-5 draft pick and only 2-time All-SIS 1st-Teamer has been the most dominant defensive player in college football in back-to-back years and should be playing on Sundays next season.
LB – Jaylan Ford, Texas
Leading all FBS linebackers this season in Total Points (both off-ball and edge) is Ford with 66 Total Points. Teams have a positive percentage of just 31.5% on run plays when he’s in the game, 3rd-best among qualified FBS linebackers. Ford also ranks 2nd among FBS linebackers in Total Points in coverage (34). The first-year starter has double digit TFLs as well as 4 INTs and 3 FF. His well-rounded, impactful game earned him a spot on our All-American team.
LB – Cedric Gray, North Carolina
Gray’s 64 Total Points ranks 2nd amongst all front-seven defenders, trailing only Jaylan Ford. However, he tops Ford in Total Points in coverage (35). He also ranks 2nd in the country with 141 total tackles and is tied-3rd with 3 forced fumbles. Additionally, he possesses a mere 7.8% Broken+Missed Tackle rate and 2.7 yards average tackle depth.
LB/DB – John Marshall, Navy
One of the most exciting players in college football, Marshall finished the regular season top 5 in the FBS in TFLs with nearly 20 and 3rd in sacks at 11.5. Listed as a “Striker” on Navy’s roster, he lines up all over the field, primarily in the slot, but also seeing extensive time on the edge. He ranks 2nd among FBS safeties in Total Points (57) and has far more pressures (39) than any other defensive back, with the 2nd-highest at 16. Marshall’s versatility and play style make him a perfect fit for the LB/DB position and worthy of a 1st-Team selection.
CB – Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
The non-quarterback with the most Total Points (82) by a wide margin will be playing in the College Football Playoff. He ranks 2nd among FBS cornerbacks in coverage Total Points and 7th in run defense Total points, highlighting his impact. While he could be a little handsy (FBS-leading 8 pass interference calls), he’s still tied-2nd in the FBS with 0.5 yards per coverage snap with the 5th-lowest EPA per target (minimum 40 targets).
CB – Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
Witherspoon was part of an outstanding Illini defense in 2022, one that helped the team into a top 25 ranking for most of the season. Among DBs who have been targeted at least 40 times, Witherspoon far and away has the best Passer Rating Against (a ridiculous 1.0). He’s also 1st in yards per cover snap (0.4), 3rd in yards allowed (184), tied-7th in PBUs (14), and tied-10th in completions allowed (17).
SAF – Jason Taylor II, Oklahoma State
Taylor II was outstanding on the back end for a strong Oklahoma State squad this season. His 56 Total Points tied for 3rd-best among listed safeties. Among safeties who were targeted at least 25 times, his Passer Rating Against ranks 4th, yards per cover snap is tied-4th, and deserved catch rate is in the Top 10. Additionally, he consistently made plays on the ball, recording 6 interceptions and 9 PBUs.
SAF – Brian Branch, Alabama
Branch is tied-3rd in Total Points among safeties this season (56) and ranks 4th against the pass. He’s 2nd on Alabama in Total Points in coverage, Total Points against the run, and TFLs showing his value all over the field. The third-year player primarily lined up in the slot, but saw time out wide, in the box, at edge, and at safety as well. Per usual, another Alabama player will have a big NFL draft decision coming up.
First Team Specialists
|K||Christopher Dunn||NC State|
|Returner||Nikko Remigio||Fresno State|
K – Christopher Dunn, NC State
Dunn is 2nd in the FBS in FG% after going 24-of-25 this season (minimum 10 attempts) and has converted the 2nd-most FGs. He is a perfect 14-of-14 under 40 yards, 2-of-2 over 50 yards (including tying a career long of 53 yards), and 30-of-30 on extra points. He has 9+ points six times this season and finished the regular season on the ultimate high-note after kicking a game-winning field goal against rival UNC in double-overtime.
P – Adam Korsak, Rutgers
The Ray Guy Award winner, Korsak put up some ridiculous numbers in 2022. His 32 punts inside the 20 is tied-1st, 14 punts inside the 10 is tied-2nd, 35 fair catches forced is tied-2nd, 44-yard net average is tied-7th, and 8 punts returned is tied-7th. However, the most ridiculous stat is the fact that Korsak and the Rutgers punt coverage unit allowed -11 punt return yards on the year. 75 punts, 8 returns, and negative return yards. What a season!
Returner – Nikko Remigio, Fresno State
Only four players returned two kicks/punts for touchdowns this season, and Remigio was one of them. Both of his return touchdowns came on punts (Derius Davis was the only other who had 2 PR TDs). He’s averaged 19.9 yards per punt return, nearly six yards more than Davis among players with double-digit punt returns. He was no slouch as a kick returner either. Across 23 kick returns, he accumulated 480 yards, or a 20.9 average.
2nd Team All-SIS
|QB||Drake Maye||North Carolina|
|RB||Quinshon Judkins||Ole Miss|
|OT||Christian Duffie||Kansas State|
|OT||Caleb Rogers||Texas Tech|
|OG||Nick Broeker||Ole Miss|
|OC||John Michael Schmitz||Minnesota|
|DT||Jonah Tavai||San Diego State|
|EDGE||Jose Ramirez||Eastern Michigan|
|LB||Tommy Eichenberg||Ohio State|
|LB||Ivan Pace Jr.||Cincinnati|
|LB/DB||Tanner Ingle||NC State|
|CB||Clark Phillips III||Utah|
|P||Ty Zentner||Kansas State|
|Returner||Johnnie Lang||Arkansas State|
Led by our leading Total Points getter Drake Maye, the 2nd Team is full of stars, as well.
The offense features the nation’s leader in receptions (Charlie Jones), the nation’s leader (tied) in receiving touchdowns (Nathaniel Dell), and arguably the best tight end in all of college football (Brock Bowers).
The defense features the nation’s top 2 sack leaders (Tuli Tuipulotu & Joe Ramirez) and two of the players with the 2nd-most interceptions in the country (Clark Phillips III & Sydney Brown), while the special teams features the player with the nation’s most field goals made (Jake Moody). Additionally, for the second consecutive season Nick Broeker makes the team at OG and our 2nd-Team Returner hails from Arkansas State (Johnnie Lang).
|WR||Emeka Egbuka||Ohio State|
|WR||Josh Downs||North Carolina|
|OT||Cooper Hodges||Appalachian State|
|OT||Davis Heinzen||Central Michigan|
|OG||Cooper Beebe||Kansas State|
|OC||Hayden Gillum||Kansas State|
|DT||Braden Fiske||Western Michigan|
|ED||Andre Carter||Western Michigan|
|S||Benjamin Morrison||Notre Dame|
|P||Jack Browning||San Diego State|
|Returner||Jordan Byrd||San Diego State|
|Returner||Anthony Gould||Oregon State|
With this being our first year opening this up to a vote across our Football Operations department, we decided to list out some Honorable Mentions who just didn’t quite make the cut for the first two teams.
Nine conferences plus Independents are represented by our teams. Our scouts put in a lot of hard work and dedication this season charting games and scouting players for every FBS team. After a successful reveal of our first annual All-SIS teams last year, we feel this was another great season of college football as shown by these selections.
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 12/14/2022