The 1970 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1970. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes six selectors as "official" for the 1970 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Central Press Association (CP), (4) Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (6) the United Press International (UPI).[1]

AP, UPI, NEA, and Central Press were all press organizations that polled writers and players. FWAA was also a poll of writers,[2] as was the Walter Camp Foundation.[3] The AFCA[4] was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News and Time polled football scouts and coaches.[5][6] AP, UPI, NEA, Central Press, and The Sporting News chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, and Central Press also listed numerous honorable mentions.

Consensus All-Americans

The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans for the year 1970 and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number[7] Official selectors Other selectors
Jack Tatum Defensive back Ohio State 6/5/11 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, PFW, Time, TSN, WC
Bill Atessis Defensive end Texas 5/4/9 AFCA, AP, CP, NEA, UPI FN, PFW, Time, TSN
Dan Dierdorf Offensive tackle Michigan 5/4/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, PFW, Time, WC
Steve Worster Running back Texas 5/4/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, Time, TSN, WC
Jim Plunkett Quarterback Stanford 5/4/9 AFCA, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, Time, TSN, WC
Larry Willingham Defensive back Auburn 4/5/9 AFCA, CP, FWAA, NEA FN, PFW, Time, TSN, WC
Chip Kell Offensive guard Tennessee 6/2/8 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, WC
Jim Stillwagon Middle guard Ohio State 6/2/8 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, WC
Rock Perdoni Defensive tackle Georgia Tech 5/3/8 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, UPI FN, TSN, WC
Tom Gatewood End Notre Dame 5/2/7 AFCA, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, WC
Don Popplewell Center Colorado 5/2/7 AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, WC
Larry DiNardo Offensive guard Notre Dame 4/3/7 AP, CP, FWAA, UPI FN, TSN, WC
Charlie Weaver Defensive end USC 4/3/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI FN, Time, WC
Elmo Wright End Houston 3/4/7 AP, FWAA, NEA FN, PFW, Time, TSN
Ernie Jennings End Air Force 5/1/6 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, UPI FN
Mike Anderson Linebacker LSU 5/1/6 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, UPI FN
Don McCauley Running back North Carolina 4/2/6 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA FN, WC
Bobby Wuensch Offensive tackle Texas 4/2/6 AFCA, CP, NEA, UPI FN, WC
Bob Newton Offensive tackle Nebraska 4/1/5 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA FN
Dick Bumpas Defensive tackle Arkansas 2/0/2 AP, NEA --
Tommy Casanova Defensive back LSU 2/0/2 AFCA, AP --
Dave Elmendorf Defensive back Texas A&M 2/0/2 AP, FWAA --

Offense

Ends

Tight ends

Tackles

Guards

Centers

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Defense

Ends

Tackles

Middle guards

Linebackers

Backs

Special teams

Kickers

Punters

Key

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 3. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Football Writers Association of America All-American Team". Archived from the original on 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  3. ^ "Walter Camp Foundation All-American Teams". Archived from the original on 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  4. ^ American Football Coaches Association: All-America Teams Archived 2009-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Sporting News All-America Teams Archived 2009-02-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ TIME'S All-America Team: Prime Prospects For the Pros December 28, 1970.
  7. ^ This column lists the number of selectors choosing the player as a first-team All-American as follows: official selectors/other selectors/total selectors.
  8. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 10. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Theisman Edges Heisman Winner". Gazette Telegraph. December 10, 1970.
  10. ^ "Central Press Captains' 1970 All-American Team". Evening Herald of Shenandoah. November 30, 1970.
  11. ^ "FWAA All-America Since 1944" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America.
  12. ^ "3 Buckeyes on NEA All-American". The Times-Recorder. November 29, 1970.
  13. ^ "All-American UPI Football Selections". Daily Independent Journal. December 1, 1970.