The 2002 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Pro Football Weekly (PFW), Sports Illustrated (CNNSI) and ESPN.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

Fourteen players were recognized as consensus All-Americans for 2002, 7 of them unanimously. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*)

2002 Consensus All-Americans
Name Position Year University
Carson Palmer Quarterback Senior USC
Larry Johnson* Running back Senior Penn State
Willis McGahee Sophomore Miami (FL)
Charles Rogers* Wide receiver Junior Michigan State
Reggie Williams Sophomore Washington
Rashaun Woods Junior Oklahoma State
Dallas Clark* Tight end Senior Iowa
Brett Romberg Center Senior Miami (FL)
Shawn Andrews Offensive line Sophomore Arkansas
Eric Steinbach Senior Iowa
Derrick Dockery Senior Texas
Jordan Gross Senior Utah
Terrell Suggs* Defensive line Senior Arizona State
David Pollack Sophomore Georgia
Rien Long Junior Washington State
Tommie Harris Sophomore Oklahoma
Teddy Lehman Linebacker Junior Oklahoma
E. J. Henderson Senior Maryland
Matt Wilhelm Senior Ohio State
Mike Doss* Defensive back Senior Ohio State
Terence Newman* Senior Kansas State
Shane Walton* Senior Notre Dame
Troy Polamalu Senior USC
Mike Nugent Kicker Sophomore Ohio State
Derek Abney Kick returner Junior Kentucky
Mark Mariscal Punter Junior Colorado



Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end

Offensive line







Special teams



All-purpose player / return specialist

See also