Just getting started: Freshman midseason All-America team

Who are the best first-year players at the halfway point of the season? Here is ESPN.com's midseason freshman All-America team.


QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
ESPN 300 Rank: No. 2 overall, No. 1 pocket passer

The former five-star prospect has taken over at QB for the Tigers and completed 69 percent of his passes for 868 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Peach State product leads all true freshman quarterbacks in passer efficiency and is 10th in the FBS.

RB Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas
ESPN Rank: Four-star, No. 26 running back

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound running back out of Louisiana has been the most productive offensive player for the Jayhawks, totaling 539 yards and four touchdowns at a 7.5 yards per carry clip. In the Jayhawks' two wins, he has averaged 144 yards per game and hasn't rushed for fewer than 65 yards in any of his five games.