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]

Offense

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Centers

Offensive guards

Offensive tackles

Defense

Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Kickers

Punters

Returners

Key

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also

References

  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.