The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best players of American college football at their respective positions. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] In 1950, the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1952, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, covering all NCAA championship sports.[5]

The 2010 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following first teams: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), Pro Football Weekly (PFW), ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN),, and

Currently, NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men’s basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. The system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. Honorable mention and fourth team or lower recognitions are not accorded any points. Football consensus teams are compiled by position and the player accumulating the most points at each position is named first team consensus all-American. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.[6]

In 2010, there were 10 unanimous All-Americans.

Name Position Year University
Prince Amukamara Defensive back Senior Nebraska
Justin Blackmon Wide receiver Sophomore Oklahoma St.
Da'Quan Bowers Defensive line Junior Clemson
Gabe Carimi Offensive line Senior Wisconsin
Rodney Hudson Offensive line Senior Florida St.
LaMichael James Running back Sophomore Oregon
Greg Jones Linebacker Senior Michigan St.
Ryan Kerrigan Defensive line Senior Purdue
Luke Kuechly Linebacker Sophomore Boston College
Patrick Peterson Defensive back Junior LSU



Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end


Gabe Carimi









Special teams



All-purpose / return specialist

See also


  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ Martin, John Stuart (October 1961). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage. 12 (6). Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  3. ^ Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/ Retrieved May 21, 2010.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Florida's Tim Tebow and Morningside's Beau Kildow top ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-America Football Team". College Sports Information Directors of America. November 24, 2009. Archived from the original on November 18, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Statistics Policies (updated 9/2/2009)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  7. ^ The term "all-purpose", when used to describe a player, typically refers to one of two types of players:
    • A receiver or defensive back who also returns kicks, such as most of the other players on this list.
    • A player who fills multiple positions on the offensive side of the ball, such as Cobb, who frequently lines up as a receiver, running back, and wildcat quarterback.
    Marecic does not fit this mold; he is instead a starting fullback and linebacker, and was the only player in Division I (either FBS or FCS) in 2010 who started on both offense and defense.