The 1973 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 1973. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes six selectors as "official" for the 1973 season. They are:[1] (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) which selected its team for Kodak based on a vote of the nation's coaches;[2] (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers;[3] (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selected by the nation's football writers;[4] (4) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) selected based on the votes of sports writers at NEA newspapers;[5] (5) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers;[6] and (6) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).

Five players are recognized by the NCAA as unanimous All-America selections. They are: (1) running back and 1973 Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti of Penn State; (2) offensive tackle John Hicks of Ohio State; (3) defensive end John Dutton of Nebraska; (4) middle guard Lucious Selmon of Oklahoma; and (5) linebacker Randy Gradishar of Ohio State.

Consensus All-Americans

The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans for the year 1973 and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number[7] Official Other
John Cappelletti Running back Penn State 6/3/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN, Time, TSN
John Dutton Defensive end Nebraska 6/3/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN, Time, TSN
Randy Gradishar Linebacker Ohio State 6/3/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN, Time, TSN
John Hicks Offensive guard Ohio State 6/3/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN, Time, TSN
Mike Townsend Defensive back Notre Dame 5/3/8 AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN, Time, TSN
Lynn Swan Wide receiver USC 5/3/8 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, Time, TSN
Lucious Selmon Middle guard Oklahoma 6/1/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN
Bill Wyman Center Texas 6/1/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC FN
Dave Gallagher Defensive end Michigan 5/2/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, WC Time, TSN
David Jaynes Quarterback Kansas 4/3/7 AFCA, AP, UPI, WC FN, Time, TSN
Roosevelt Leaks Running back Texas 5/1/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC FN
Booker Brown Offensive guard USC 3/3/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA FN, Time, TSN
Dave Casper Tight end Notre Dame 5/0/5 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC --
Richard Wood Linebacker USC 4/1/5 AFCA, AP, UPI, WC FN
Bill Yoest Offensive tackle NC State 4/1/5 AP, FWAA, UPI, WC FN
Buddy Brown Offensive tackle Alabama 4/0/4 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI --
Rod Shoate Linebacker Oklahoma 3/1/4 AFCA, AP, NEA FN
Artimus Parker Defensive back USC 3/1/4 AP, UPI, WC Time
Dave Brown Defensive back Michigan 3/0/3 AFCA, FWAA, UPI --
Randy Rhino Defensive back Georgia Tech 3/0/3 AFCA, UPI, WC --
Woody Green Running back Arizona State 2/1/3 AFCA, WC TSN
Kermit Johnson Running back UCLA 2/1/3 FWAA, NEA FN
Tony Cristiani Middle guard Miami (FL) 2/0/2 FWAA, WC --

Offense

Receivers

Tight ends

Tackles

Guards

Centers

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Defense

Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

Middle guards

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Kickers

Punters

Returners

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. ^ a b "Kodak Lists All-America Football Team". Albuquerque Journal. December 8, 1973. p. C3.
  3. ^ a b "The All-America Team". Piqua Daily Call. December 4, 1973. p. 11.
  4. ^ a b Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Pittsburgh freshman heads NEA All-America 11s". The Times-Standard (Eureka, CA). December 15, 1973. p. 13.
  6. ^ a b "UPI All-America". Lebanon Daily News. December 6, 1973. p. 57.
  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. ^ "White, Dutton Football News All-Americans". The Lincoln (NE) Star. November 20, 1973. p. 15. Retrieved June 27, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "Sporting News Picks Switzer, Buckeyes' Hicks". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 13, 1973. p. 6B.