The 1968 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1968.

The NCAA recognizes six selectors as "official" for the 1968 season. They are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Central Press Association (CP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (6) the United Press International (UPI).[1] Four of the six teams (AP, UPI, NEA, and FWAA) were selected by polling of sports writers and/or broadcasters. The Central Press team was selected with input from the captains of the major college teams. The AFCA team was based on a poll of coaches. Other notable selectors, though not recognized by the NCAA as official, included Football News, a national weekly football publication, Time magazine,[2] The Sporting News (TSN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).[3]

No single team dominated the All-America selections in 1968 with Ohio State and Notre Dame both having three first-team players.

Offensive selections






Running backs

Defensive selections

Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

Middle guards


Defensive backs

Special teams




Official selectors

Unofficial selectors

See also


  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 10. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "TIME's All-America: The Pick of the Pros". Time. December 20, 1968.
  3. ^ a b "Walter Camp Foundation All-American Teams". Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "Coaches All-America Tab Gilbert, Levias, Gipson". The Waco News-Tribune. December 3, 1968. p. 3B.
  5. ^ "1968 All-America". The Progress (PA). December 5, 1968. p. 17.
  6. ^ Walter L. Johns. "Three Repeaters on 1968 Central Press Captains' All-American Team". The Gaffney Ledger. p. 6.
  7. ^ Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "NEA All-American". Hope Star. November 30, 1968. p. 6.
  9. ^ "UPI All-America Football Squad". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. November 26, 1968. p. 8.
  10. ^ "Irish Place Three On 1968 Football News All-America". Ludington Daily News. November 27, 1968. p. 5.
  11. ^ "Sporting News names All-America team". Delta Democrat-Times. December 5, 1968. p. 10.