The 1988 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 1988. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1988 season.[1] They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA);[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);[4] (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers;[5] and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).[6] Other notable selectors included Football News, the Gannett News Service,[7] Scripps Howard (SH),[8] and The Sporting News (TSN).[9]



Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends


Offensive guards

Offensive tackles


Defensive ends

Defensive tackles


Defensive backs

Special teams





Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. pp. 3, 14. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "1988 Kodak All-America Team". Asbury Park Press. November 22, 1988. p. D2.
  3. ^ a b "AP All-America". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 9, 1988. p. F2.
  4. ^ a b "Football Writers Association All-America Team". The Indianapolis Star. December 2, 1988. p. C6.
  5. ^ a b "UPI All-America Team". The Indianapolis Star. December 15, 1988. p. C10.
  6. ^ a b "Walter Camp All-America Team". Southern Illinoisan. November 24, 1988. p. 18.
  7. ^ a b "GNS All-America Team". The Des Moines Register. November 30, 1988. p. 2S.
  8. ^ a b "Scripps Howard All-America Team". The Pittsburgh Press. November 25, 1988. p. D6.
  9. ^ a b "The Sporting News All-America Team". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 16, 1988. p. 6D.
  10. ^ Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2016.