Dalton Kincaid and Clark Phillips III both earned midseason All-American nods from the Associated Press on Tuesday.

The pair of Utah stars have been among the best at their respective positions this season. Kincaid’s 558 receiving yards so far are the most among FBS tight ends and more than all but four Pac-12 players. Phillips’ five interceptions are tied for the FBS lead.

In Utah’s 43-42 win over USC this past Saturday, Kincaid had his best performance of the season.

The 6-foot-4 senior had 16 receptions for 234 yards and a touchdown to help the Utes come back and hand the Trojans their first loss of the season. With 16 catches, Kincaid finished one reception shy of the single-game FBS record for a tight end, according to ESPN’s Stats and Info.

When targeting Kincaid, quarterback Cameron Rising was a perfect 16-for-16. The 234 yards were also the most by a tight end in a single game in Utah history. Kincaid hauled in three different third-down receptions on the Utes’ final, game-winning drive.

With Brant Kuithe lost for the season, Kincaid has stepped up in a major way for the Utes.

On the other side of the ball, Phillips has completely locked down the secondary. So far this season, Phillips has the fourth-best coverage grade among qualified FBS corners (90.5) and the best overall defensive grade (83.5) among Pac-12 corners, according to Pro Football Focus.

Here’s the midseason All-America team from the AP:


  • QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  • RB Chase Brown, Illinois
  • RB Blake Corum, Michigan
  • WR Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
  • WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
  • WR Charlie Jones, Purdue
  • TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah
  • OL Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
  • OL Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
  • OL O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
  • OL Steve Avila, TCU
  • OL John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
  • AP Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
  • PK Christopher Dunn, NC State


  • EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
  • EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLA
  • DL Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
  • DL Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
  • LB Ivan Pace, Jr., Cincinnati
  • LB Daiyan Henley, Washington State
  • LB Drew Sanders, Arkansas
  • CB Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
  • CB Clark Phillips III, Utah
  • S Christopher Smith, Georgia
  • S Bentlee Sanders, Nevada
  • DB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
  • P Bryce Baringer, Michigan State