An offense led by a signal caller from North Carolina and a defense that features a pass-rushing option from Alabama along with a ball-hawking corner from LSU highlight The Athletic's college football preseason All-American teams for 2021.

Twelve out of the 130 FBS teams had multiple selections, with Ohio State and Iowa State leading the way with four players each, while Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. USC, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, Cincinnati and Miami also boasted multiple nods.

The two teams were picked by a panel of editors after The Atheltic solicited nominations from our college football reporters and combined those observations with advanced statistical data from Pro Football Focus and past performance.

To see both All-America teams, please visit the Go Deeper section.