The 2017 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp. The National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled, in 1950, the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide. Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, including all NCAA championship sports.
The 2017 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, Athlon Sports, and Fox Sports (FOX).
Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.
|Bryce Love*||Running back||Junior||Stanford|
|Rashaad Penny||Running back||Senior||San Diego State|
|Michael Gallup||Wide receiver||Senior||Colorado State|
|Anthony Miller||Wide receiver||Senior||Memphis|
|James Washington*||Wide receiver||Senior||Oklahoma State|
|Mark Andrews*||Tight end||Junior||Oklahoma|
|Orlando Brown Jr.*||Offensive tackle||Junior||Oklahoma|
|Mike McGlinchey||Offensive tackle||Senior||Notre Dame|
|Quenton Nelson*||Offensive guard||Senior||Notre Dame|
|Cody O'Connell||Offensive guard||Senior||Washington State|
|Billy Price*||Center||Senior||Ohio State|
|Bradley Chubb*||Defensive end||Senior||North Carolina State|
|Sutton Smith||Defensive end||Sophomore||Northern Illinois|
|Maurice Hurst Jr.||Defensive tackle||Senior||Michigan|
|Hercules Mata'afa||Defensive tackle||Junior||Washington State|
|Ed Oliver||Defensive tackle||Sophomore||Houston|
|Denzel Ward||Cornerback||Junior||Ohio State|
|Saquon Barkley||All-purpose||Junior||Penn State|