The 1978 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 1978. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes four selectors as "official" for the 1978 season. They are:[1] (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) based on the input of more than 2,000 voting members;[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] and (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers.[5] Other selectors included Football News (FN), the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA),[6] The Sporting News (TSN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).



Tight ends





Running backs


Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

Middle guards


Defensive backs

Special teams




Official selectors

Other selectors

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  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. pp. 3, 12. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Kodak All-America has two quarterbacks". The Salina Journal. December 4, 1978. p. 15.
  3. ^ a b "Bruins, Troy share wealth in AP All-America squad". The San Bernardino County Sun. December 6, 1978. p. D2.
  4. ^ a b Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "UPI All-America Team". The Salina Journal. December 5, 1978. p. 13.
  6. ^ a b "Penn State's Fusina tops NEA All-America". The Paris News. December 6, 1978. p. 7B.