The 1979 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 1979. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes four selectors as "official" for the 1979 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),[7] and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (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

Key

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. pp. 3, 12. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Football Coaches All America". The Republic (Columbus, Ind.). November 21, 1979. p. B3.
  3. ^ a b "Southern Cal star White repeats as All-America". The Pantagraph. December 5, 1979. p. B4.
  4. ^ a b Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "UPI All-America: Trojans Grab 3 Berths". The Daily News (Huntingdon). December 4, 1979. p. 5.
  6. ^ a b "NEA's 1979 All-America football team". The Daily News (Huntingdon, PA). November 27, 1979. p. 4.
  7. ^ a b "Sporting News". The Arizona Republic. December 4, 1979. p. D2.
  8. ^ "Football Writers All America". The Republic (Columbus, Ind.). November 21, 1979. p. B3.