Red Grange of Illinois, the first unanimous All-American

The College Football All-America Team is an honorific college football all-star team compiled after each NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) season to recognize that season's most outstanding performers at their respective positions. There are several organizations that select their own All-America teams. Since 1924, the NCAA has designated selectors whose teams are used to determine "consensus" and "unanimous" All-Americans. Any player who is named to the first team by at least half the official selectors for a given season is recognized as being a consensus All-American.[a] A player on the first team of every official selector is recognized as being a unanimous All-American.[2] Since 2002, the five selectors designated by the NCAA for this purpose are the Associated Press (AP), the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF).[1][3]

Unanimous All-Americans are considered "elite, the cream of the crop from any particular season."[2] Many are later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and many also go on to have successful professional football careers. From 1924 to 2000, 364 players were unanimous selections at least once. Thus, only a handful of players—if any—each season receive the honor. The first player to do so was Red Grange, star halfback for the Illinois Fighting Illini, who received first-team honors from all six major selectors in 1924.[4]

Alabama has the most unanimous All-America selections of any school with 41 selections. In 2020, Alabama tied a record set in 2003 by University of Oklahoma with five unanimous selections in one year. Eighty-nine schools have had at least one unanimous All-America selection; the most recent schools to produce their first unanimous All-American are Cincinnati and Northwestern, doing so in 2022. The most recent All-America team, that of 2022, included 14 unanimous selections. Only 30 players have been selected a unanimous All-American in multiple seasons, the most recent being Marvin Harrison Jr. of Ohio State in 2022 and 2023. Herschel Walker is the only three-time unanimous All-American.


AFCA American Football Coaches Association
AAB All-America Board
AP Associated Press
COL Collier's
CNN CNN Sports Illustrated
CP Central Press Association
FN Football News
FBW Football World
FWAA Football Writers Association of America
LIB Liberty
LK Look
NANA North American Newspaper Alliance
NEA Newspaper Enterprise Association
SN Sporting News
UP/UPI United Press/United Press International
WC Walter Camp/Walter Camp Football Foundation


Season Selectors Player Position Team
1924 AAB, FBW, INS, LIB, NEA, WC Red Grange HB Illinois
1925 AAB, AP, COL, FBW, INS, LIB, NEA, UP Andy Oberlander HB Dartmouth
Ed Weir T Nebraska
1926 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NEA, UP Frank Wickhorst T Navy
1927 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NANA, NEA, UP Bennie Oosterbaan End Michigan
Gibby Welch HB Pittsburgh
1928 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NANA, NEA, UP Red Cagle HB Army
1929 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NANA, NEA, UP Frank Carideo QB Notre Dame
Joe Donchess End Pittsburgh
1930 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NANA, NEA, UP Frank Carideo QB Notre Dame
Wes Fesler End Ohio State
Fred Sington T Alabama
Ben Ticknor C Harvard
1931 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NEA, UP Jerry Dalrymple End Tulane
Marchmont Schwartz[b] HB Notre Dame
1932 AAB, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LIB, NEA, UP Warren Heller HB Pittsburgh
Joe Kurth T Notre Dame
Paul Moss End Purdue
Harry Newman QB Michigan
Ernie Smith T USC
1933 AAB, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LIB, NANA, NEA, UP Chuck Bernard C Michigan
Cotton Warburton QB USC
1935 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NANA, NEA, SN, UP Jay Berwanger HB Chicago
Bobby Grayson FB Stanford
1936 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NANA, NEA, SN, UP Sam Francis[b] FB Nebraska
Larry Kelley End Yale
Gaynell Tinsley End LSU
Ed Widseth T Minnesota
1937 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NANA, NEA, NW, SN, UP Clint Frank QB Yale
1938 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP Ed Beinor T Notre Dame
Marshall Goldberg FB Pittsburgh
Ralph Heikkinen G Michigan
Davey O'Brien QB TCU
1939 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP Harry Smith G USC
Nick Drahos[b] T Cornell
1940 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP Tom Harmon HB Michigan
John Kimbrough FB Texas A&M
Bob Suffridge G Tennessee
1941 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP Endicott Peabody G Harvard
1942 AAB, AP, COL, INS, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP Dave Schreiner End Wisconsin
Frank Sinkwich HB Georgia
1943 AAB, AP, COL, FN, INS, LK, SN, UP Bill Daley HB Michigan
Cas Myslinski C Army
1944 AAB, AP, COL, FN, INS, LK, NEA, SN, UP Les Horvath QB Ohio State
Don Whitmire T Navy
1945 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, NEA, SN, UP Warren Amling G Ohio State
Doc Blanchard FB Army
Glenn Davis HB Army
Herman Wedemeyer HB Saint Mary's
1946 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Burr Baldwin End UCLA
Doc Blanchard FB Army
Glenn Davis HB Army
Johnny Lujack QB Notre Dame
Charley Trippi HB Georgia
1947 AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Bob Chappuis HB Michigan
Johnny Lujack QB Notre Dame
1948 AFCA, AP, FW, INS, NEA, SN, UP Chuck Bednarik[b] C Penn
Leo Nomellini[b] T Minnesota
Doak Walker HB SMU
1949 AAB, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Rod Franz G California
Leon Hart End Notre Dame
Emil Sitko FB Notre Dame
Clayton Tonnemaker C Minnesota
1950 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Dan Foldberg End Army
Vic Janowicz HB Ohio State
Bud McFadin[b] G Texas
1951 AAB, AFCA, AP, FW, INS, NEA, SN, UP Don Coleman T Michigan State
Dick Kazmaier HB Princeton
Hank Lauricella HB Tennessee
Bill McColl End Stanford
Bob Ward G Maryland
Jim Weatherall T Oklahoma
1952 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Jack Scarbath QB Maryland
Johnny Lattner HB Notre Dame
1953 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Paul Giel QB Minnesota
Stan Jones T Maryland
Johnny Lattner HB Notre Dame
1954 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Alan Ameche FB Wisconsin
Bud Brooks G Arkansas
Howard Cassady HB Ohio State
Ralph Guglielmi QB Notre Dame
1955 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Ron Beagle End Navy
Howard Cassady HB Ohio State
Bob Pellegrini C Maryland
Jim Swink HB TCU
1956 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP Jim Brown FB Syracuse
Bill Glass G Baylor
Ron Kramer End Michigan
Johnny Majors HB Tennessee
Jim Parker G Ohio State
Jerry Tubbs C Oklahoma
Joe Walton End Pittsburgh
1957 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP John David Crow HB Texas A&M
Jim Phillips End Auburn
1958 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Billy Cannon HB LSU
Pete Dawkins HB Army
Randy Duncan QB Iowa
1959[5] AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Billy Cannon[b] HB LSU
Roger Davis G Syracuse
Charlie Flowers[b] FB Ole Miss
Dan Lanphear T Wisconsin
1960 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Joe Bellino HB Navy
Tom Brown G Minnesota
Mike Ditka End Pittsburgh
Bob Ferguson FB Ohio State
Jake Gibbs QB Ole Miss
Dan LaRose End Missouri
Bob Lilly T TCU
1961 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Ernie Davis HB Syracuse
Bob Ferguson FB Ohio State
Billy Neighbors T Alabama
Jimmy Saxton HB Texas
Roy Winston G LSU
1962 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Terry Baker QB Oregon State
Bobby Bell T Minnesota
Lee Roy Jordan C Alabama
Jerry Stovall HB LSU
Johnny Treadwell G Texas
1963 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Scott Appleton T Texas
Bob Brown G Nebraska
Dick Butkus C Illinois
Roger Staubach QB Navy
1964 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Larry Kramer T Nebraska
1965 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Dick Arrington G Notre Dame
Mike Garrett RB USC
Jim Grabowski RB Illinois
Howard Twilley End Tulsa
1966 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Jack Clancy End Michigan
Nick Eddy RB Notre Dame
Cecil Dowdy T Alabama
Jim Lynch LB Notre Dame
Loyd Phillips DT Arkansas
Bubba Smith DE Michigan State
Steve Spurrier QB Florida
George Webster DB Michigan State
1967 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Gary Beban QB UCLA
Larry Csonka RB Syracuse
Ted Hendricks DE Miami (FL)
Bob Johnson C Tennessee
Leroy Keyes RB Purdue
Granville Liggins NT Oklahoma
O. J. Simpson RB USC
Ron Yary T USC
1968 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI John Didion C Oregon State
Dave Foley T Ohio State
Leroy Keyes RB Purdue
Ted Kwalick End Penn State
Ted Hendricks DE Miami (FL)
Charles Rosenfelder G Tennessee
O. J. Simpson RB USC
1969 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Steve Kiner LB Tennessee
Mike McCoy DT Notre Dame
Steve Owens RB Oklahoma
Mike Phipps QB Purdue
Mike Reid DT Penn State
1970 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Chip Kell G Tennessee
Jim Stillwagon NT Ohio State
Jack Tatum DB Ohio State
1971 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Terry Beasley WR Auburn
Bobby Majors DB Tennessee
Ed Marinaro RB Cornell
Walt Patulski DE Notre Dame
Greg Pruitt RB Oklahoma
Jerry Sisemore T Texas
Royce Smith G Georgia
Pat Sullivan QB Auburn
Mike Taylor LB Michigan
1972 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC Rich Glover NT Nebraska
John Hannah G Alabama
Greg Marx DT Notre Dame
Greg Pruitt RB Oklahoma
Johnny Rodgers WR Nebraska
Jerry Sisemore T Texas
Brad Van Pelt DB Michigan State
Charle Young TE USC
1973 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI, WC John Cappelletti RB Penn State
John Dutton DE Nebraska
Randy Gradishar LB Ohio State
John Hicks G Ohio State
Lucious Selmon NT Oklahoma
Bill Wyman C Texas
1974 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Dave Brown DB Michigan
Anthony Davis RB USC
Archie Griffin RB Ohio State
Rod Shoate LB Oklahoma
Joe Washington RB Oklahoma
Randy White DE Maryland
1975 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Ricky Bell RB USC
Rik Bonness C Nebraska
Leroy Cook DE Alabama
Archie Griffin RB Ohio State
Chet Moeller DB Navy
Steve Niehaus DT Notre Dame
Lee Roy Selmon DT Oklahoma
Ed Simonini LB Texas A&M
1976 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Bill Armstrong DB Wake Forest
Ricky Bell RB USC
Ross Browner DE Notre Dame
Tony Dorsett RB Pittsburgh
Robert Jackson LB Texas A&M
Mike Vaughan[b] T Oklahoma
1977 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Ross Browner DE Notre Dame
Earl Campbell RB Texas
Mark Donahue G Michigan
Zac Henderson DB Oklahoma
Ken MacAfee TE Notre Dame
Terry Miller RB Oklahoma State
Jerry Robinson LB UCLA
Brad Shearer DT Texas
Art Still DE Kentucky
Dennis Thurman DB USC
Chris Ward T Ohio State
1978 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Bruce Clark DT Penn State
Keith Dorney T Penn State
Chuck Fusina QB Penn State
Bob Golic LB Notre Dame
Al Harris DE Arizona State
Pat Howell G USC
Johnnie Johnson DB Texas
Greg Roberts G Oklahoma
Jerry Robinson LB UCLA
Billy Sims RB Oklahoma
Charles White RB USC
1979 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Brad Budde G USC
George Cumby LB Oklahoma
Kenny Easley DB UCLA
Hugh Green DE Pittsburgh
Johnnie Johnson DB Texas
Greg Kolenda T Arkansas
Steve McMichael DT Texas
Junior Miller TE Nebraska
Jim Richter C NC State
Billy Sims RB Oklahoma
Charles White RB USC
Marc Wilson QB BYU
1980 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Kenny Easley DB UCLA
Hugh Green DE Pittsburgh
Mark Herrmann QB Purdue
E. J. Junior DE Alabama
Ronnie Lott DB USC
Ken Margerum WR Stanford
Mark May T Pittsburgh
George Rogers RB South Carolina
John Scully C Notre Dame
Mike Singletary LB Baylor
Lawrence Taylor LB North Carolina
Herschel Walker RB Georgia
Dave Young TE Purdue
1981 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Marcus Allen RB USC
Anthony Carter WR Michigan
Sean Farrell G Penn State
Jim McMahon QB BYU
Dave Rimington C Nebraska
Kenneth Sims DT Texas
Billy Ray Smith Jr. DE Arkansas
Herschel Walker RB Georgia
Tim Wrightman TE UCLA
1982 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI Jim Arnold P Vanderbilt
Anthony Carter WR Michigan
Eric Dickerson RB SMU
John Elway QB Stanford
Gordon Hudson TE BYU
Terry Kinard DB Clemson
Steve Korte G Arkansas
Don Mosebar T USC
Chuck Nelson K Washington
Dave Rimington C Nebraska
Billy Ray Smith Jr. DE Arkansas
Darryl Talley LB West Virginia
Herschel Walker RB Georgia
1983 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Rick Bryan DT Oklahoma
Russell Carter DB SMU
Bill Fralic T Pittsburgh
Irving Fryar WR Nebraska
Gordon Hudson TE BYU
Ricky Hunley LB Arizona
Mike Rozier RB Nebraska
Reggie White DT Tennessee
Steve Young QB BYU
1984 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Ricky Anderson P Vanderbilt
Keith Byars RB Ohio State
Kenneth Davis RB TCU
Doug Flutie QB Boston College
Bill Fralic T Pittsburgh
Jerry Gray DB Texas
Mark Traynowicz C Nebraska
David Williams WR Illinois
1985 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Brian Bosworth LB Oklahoma
Jim Dombrowski T Virginia
Tim Green DE Syracuse
Bo Jackson RB Auburn
John Lee K UCLA
Chuck Long QB Iowa
Leslie O'Neal DE Oklahoma State
Larry Station LB Iowa
Lorenzo White RB Michigan State
David Williams WR Illinois
1986 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Cornelius Bennett LB Alabama
Brian Bosworth[b] LB Oklahoma
Jerome Brown DT Miami (FL)
Shane Conlan[b] LB Penn State
Thomas Everett DB Baylor
Brent Fullwood RB Auburn
Keith Jackson TE Oklahoma
Danny Noonan DT Nebraska
Paul Palmer RB Temple
Ben Tamburello C Auburn
Vinny Testaverde QB Miami (FL)
1987 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Nacho Albergamo C LSU
Bennie Blades DB Miami (FL)
Tim Brown WR Notre Dame
Chad Hennings DT Air Force
Mark Hutson G Oklahoma
Keith Jackson TE Oklahoma
Don McPherson QB Syracuse
Deion Sanders DB Florida State
Chris Spielman LB Ohio State
Daniel Stubbs DE Miami (FL)
Tom Tupa P Ohio State
1988 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Tony Mandarich T Michigan State
Mark Messner DT Michigan
Anthony Phillips G Oklahoma
Tracy Rocker DT Auburn
Barry Sanders RB Oklahoma State
Deion Sanders DB Florida State
Broderick Thomas LB Nebraska
Derrick Thomas LB Alabama
Mark Carrier DB USC
Moe Gardner NT Illinois
Jason Hanson K Washington State
Clarkston Hines WR Duke
Todd Lyght DB Notre Dame
Keith McCants LB Alabama
Emmitt Smith RB Florida
Percy Snow LB Michigan State
Eric Still G Tennessee
Anthony Thompson RB Indiana
Tripp Welborne DB Michigan
1990 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Eric Bieniemy RB Colorado
Antone Davis T Tennessee
Philip Doyle K Alabama
Joe Garten G Colorado
Raghib Ismail WR Notre Dame
Ed King G Auburn
Darryll Lewis DB Arizona
Russell Maryland DT Miami (FL)
Chris Smith TE BYU
Michael Stonebreaker LB Notre Dame
Ken Swilling DB Georgia Tech
Tripp Welborne DB Michigan
Alfred Williams LB Colorado
Chris Zorich DT Notre Dame
1991 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Mark Bounds P Texas Tech
Terrell Buckley DB Florida State
Santana Dotson DE Baylor
Vaughn Dunbar RB Indiana
Steve Emtman DE Washington
Desmond Howard WR Michigan
Robert Jones LB East Carolina
Jay Leeuwenburg C Colorado
Greg Skrepenak T Michigan
1992 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC Marcus Buckley LB Texas A&M
Marshall Faulk RB San Diego State
Chris Gedney TE Syracuse
Garrison Hearst RB Georgia
Marvin Jones LB Florida State
Lincoln Kennedy T Washington
Carlton McDonald DB Air Force
Will Shields G Nebraska
Gino Torretta QB Miami (FL)
1993 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, UPI, SN, WC Trev Alberts LB Nebraska
Derrick Brooks LB Florida State
Marshall Faulk RB San Diego State
LeShon Johnson RB Northern Illinois
Antonio Langham DB Alabama
Jim Pyne C Virginia Tech
J. J. Stokes WR UCLA
Aaron Taylor T Notre Dame
Rob Waldrop DT Arizona
Charlie Ward QB Florida State
1994 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, UPI, SN, WC Ki-Jana Carter RB Penn State
Dana Howard LB Illinois
Rashaan Salaam RB Colorado
Warren Sapp DT Miami (FL)
Todd Sauerbrun P West Virginia
Zach Wiegert G Nebraska
1995 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, UPI, SN, WC Marco Battaglia TE Rutgers
Tedy Bruschi DT Arizona
Eddie George RB Ohio State
Keyshawn Johnson WR USC
Lawyer Milloy DB Washington
Jason Odom T Florida
Jonathan Ogden T UCLA
Orlando Pace T Ohio State
Zach Thomas LB Texas Tech
1996 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, UPI, SN, WC Chris Canty DB Kansas State
Kevin Jackson DB Alabama
Byron Hanspard RB Texas Tech
Orlando Pace T Ohio State
1997 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, SN, WC Randy Moss WR Marshall
Aaron Taylor G Nebraska
Ricky Williams RB Texas
Charles Woodson DB Michigan
1998 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, SN, WC Tom Burke DE Wisconsin
Chris Claiborne LB USC
Rufus French TE Ole Miss
Dat Nguyen LB Texas A&M
Chris McAlister DB Arizona
Ricky Williams RB Texas
Antoine Winfield DB Ohio State
1999 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, SN, WC Lavar Arrington LB Penn State
Courtney Brown DE Penn State
Ron Dayne RB Wisconsin
Sebastian Janikowski K Florida State
Chris McIntosh T Wisconsin
Corey Moore DE Virginia Tech
Chris Samuels T Alabama
Peter Warrick WR Florida State
2000 AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, SN, WC Andre Carter DE California
Steve Hutchinson G Michigan
Dan Morgan LB Miami (FL)
Brian Natkin TE UTEP
Jamal Reynolds DE Florida State
LaDainian Tomlinson RB TCU
2001 AFCA, AP, CNN, FN, FWAA, SN, WC Dwight Freeney DE Syracuse
Jabar Gaffney WR Florida
Quentin Jammer DB Texas
Bryant McKinnie T Miami (FL)
Julius Peppers DE North Carolina
Ed Reed DB Miami (FL)
Roy Williams DB Oklahoma
2002 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Dallas Clark TE Iowa
Mike Doss DB Ohio State
Larry Johnson RB Penn State
Terence Newman DB Kansas State
Charles Rogers WR Michigan State
Terrell Suggs DE Arizona State
Shane Walton DB Notre Dame
2003 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Shawn Andrews T Arkansas
Dave Ball DE UCLA
Larry Fitzgerald WR Pittsburgh
Robert Gallery T Iowa
Jake Grove C Virginia Tech
Tommie Harris T Oklahoma
Teddy Lehman LB Oklahoma
Antonio Perkins RS Oklahoma
Derrick Strait DB Oklahoma
Sean Taylor DB Miami (FL)
Jason White QB Oklahoma
Kellen Winslow II TE Miami (FL)
2004 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Alex Barron T Florida State
Jammal Brown T Oklahoma
Braylon Edwards WR Michigan
Derrick Johnson LB Texas
Heath Miller TE Virginia
Mike Nugent K Ohio State
Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma
Antrel Rolle DB Miami (FL)
2005 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Reggie Bush RB USC
Maurice Drew All-purpose UCLA
Elvis Dumervil DE Louisville
Greg Eslinger C Minnesota
Tamba Hali DE Penn State
A. J. Hawk LB Ohio State
Michael Huff DB Texas
Dwayne Jarrett WR USC
Ryan Plackemeier P Wake Forest
Demeco Ryans LB Alabama
Jonathan Scott T Texas
Jimmy Williams DB Virginia Tech
2006 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Gaines Adams DE Clemson
Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech
Dan Mozes C West Virginia
Daniel Sepulveda P Baylor
Steve Slaton RB West Virginia
Troy Smith QB Ohio State
Joe Thomas T Wisconsin
LaMarr Woodley DE Michigan
2007 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech
Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
Sedrick Ellis DT USC
James Laurinaitis LB Ohio State
Chris Long DE Virginia
Jake Long T Michigan
Darren McFadden RB Arkansas
Aqib Talib DB Kansas
2008 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Eric Berry DB Tennessee
Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech
Shonn Greene RB Iowa
Rey Maualuga LB USC
Michael Oher T Ole Miss
Brian Orakpo DE Texas
Louie Sakoda K Utah
Andre Smith T Alabama
Brandon Spikes LB Florida
2009 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Eric Berry DB Tennessee
Drew Butler P Georgia
Toby Gerhart RB Stanford
Joe Haden DB Florida
Jerry Hughes DE TCU
Mark Ingram II RB Alabama
Rolando McClain LB Alabama
Colt McCoy QB Texas
Russell Okung T Oklahoma State
C. J. Spiller All-purpose Clemson
Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
2010 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Prince Amukamara DB Nebraska
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State
Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson
Gabe Carimi T Wisconsin
Rodney Hudson G Florida State
LaMichael James RB Oregon
Greg Jones LB Michigan State
Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue
Luke Kuechly LB Boston College
Patrick Peterson DB LSU
2011 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Mark Barron DB Alabama
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State
Morris Claiborne DB LSU
David DeCastro G Stanford
Barrett Jones T Alabama
Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
Trent Richardson RB Alabama
2012[2] AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Ryan Allen P Louisiana Tech
Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
Zach Ertz TE Stanford
Luke Joeckel T Texas A&M
Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
Marqise Lee WR USC
Dee Milliner DB Alabama
Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
Phillip Thomas DB Fresno State
Chance Warmack G Alabama
Björn Werner DE Florida State
Terrance Williams WR Baylor
2013[6] AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
Darqueze Dennard DB Michigan State
Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
Lamarcus Joyner DB Florida State
Jake Matthews T Texas A&M
C. J. Mosley LB Alabama
Cyril Richardson G Baylor
Michael Sam DE Missouri
Andre Williams RB Boston College
David Yankey G Stanford
2014 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
Tevin Coleman RB Indiana
Landon Collins DB Alabama
Amari Cooper WR Alabama
Senquez Golson DB Ole Miss
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin
Gerod Holliman DB Louisville
Tre' Jackson G Florida State
Hau'oli Kikaha LB Washington
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
Brandon Scherff G Iowa
Scooby Wright III LB Arizona
2015[7] AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Jeremy Cash DB Duke
Corey Coleman WR Baylor
Josh Doctson WR TCU
Spencer Drango T Baylor
Joshua Garnett G Stanford
Tom Hackett P Utah
Vernon Hargreaves DB Florida
Derrick Henry RB Alabama
Hunter Henry TE Arkansas
Desmond King DB Iowa
Carl Nassib DE Penn State
Reggie Ragland LB Alabama
2016[8] AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Jonathan Allen DE Alabama
Dalvin Cook RB Florida State
Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt
Pat Elflein C Ohio State
Reuben Foster LB Alabama
Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M
Zane Gonzalez K Arizona State
Malik Hooker DB Ohio State
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
Cody O'Connell T Washington State
Jabrill Peppers LB Michigan
Cam Robinson T Alabama
Dede Westbrook WR Oklahoma
Mitch Wishnowsky P Utah
2017[9] AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC
Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
Orlando Brown Jr. T Oklahoma
Bradley Chubb DE NC State
Michael Dickson P Texas
DeShon Elliott DB Texas
Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
Josh Jackson DB Iowa
Josey Jewell LB Iowa
Bryce Love RB Stanford
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame
Billy Price C Ohio State
Roquan Smith LB Georgia
James Washington WR Oklahoma State
Josh Allen LB Kentucky
Grant Delpit DB LSU
Braden Mann P Texas A&M
Andre Szmyt K Syracuse
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
Jonah Williams OT Alabama
Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
Joe Burrow QB LSU
Chuba Hubbard RB Oklahoma State
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
Ja'Marr Chase WR LSU
Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic
Penei Sewell OL Oregon
Andrew Thomas OL Georgia
Tyler Biadasz OL Wisconsin
Chase Young DE Ohio State
James Lynch DL Baylor
Derrick Brown DL Auburn
Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson
Evan Weaver LB California
Jeff Okudah DB Ohio State
Antoine Winfield Jr. DB Minnesota
Max Duffy P Kentucky
Breece Hall RB Iowa State
Najee Harris RB Alabama
DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
Kyle Pitts TE Florida
Landon Dickerson C Alabama
Wyatt Davis OL Ohio State
Alex Leatherwood OL Alabama
Daviyon Nixon DL Iowa
Zaven Collins LB Tulsa
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame
Patrick Surtain II DB Alabama
José Borregales K Miami (FL)
Pressley Harvin III P Georgia Tech
Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
Ikem Ekwonu OL NC State
Kenneth Walker III HB Michigan State
Trey McBride TE Colorado State
Jordan Davis DL Georgia
Aidan Hutchinson DL Michigan
Kayvon Thibodeaux DL Oregon
Will Anderson Jr. LB Alabama
Nakobe Dean LB Georgia
Matt Araiza P San Diego State
Caleb Williams QB USC
Blake Corum RB Michigan
Bijan Robinson RB Texas
Marvin Harrison Jr. WR Ohio State
Jalin Hyatt WR Tennessee
Peter Skoronski OL Northwestern
Jalen Carter DL Georgia
Calijah Kancey DL Pittsburgh
Tuli Tuipulotu DL USC
Will Anderson Jr. LB Alabama
Jack Campbell LB Iowa
Ivan Pace Jr. LB Cincinnati
Clark Phillips III DB Utah
Christopher Smith II DB Georgia
2023 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WC Ollie Gordon II RB Oklahoma State
Marvin Harrison Jr. WR Ohio State
Malik Nabers WR LSU
Brock Bowers TE Georgia
Joe Alt OL Notre Dame
Cooper Beebe OL Kansas State
Jackson Powers-Johnson OL Oregon
Zak Zinter OL Michigan
Laiatu Latu DL UCLA
T'Vondre Sweat DL Texas
Payton Wilson LB NC State
Cooper DeJean DB Iowa
Xavier Watts DB Notre Dame
Tory Taylor P Iowa

Unanimous selections by school

  1. Alabama: 41
  2. Notre Dame: 39[10]
  3. Ohio State: 39
  4. Oklahoma: 35
  5. USC: 29
  6. Michigan: 28
  7. Texas: 26
  8. Nebraska: 22
  9. Georgia: 16
  10. Miami (FL): 16
  11. Florida State: 15
  12. Iowa: 15
  13. Pittsburgh: 15[11]
  14. Penn State: 14
  15. Tennessee: 14
  16. LSU: 13
  17. UCLA: 13
  18. Wisconsin: 12
  19. Michigan State: 11
  20. Baylor: 10[12]
  21. Stanford: 10[13]
  22. Arkansas: 9
  23. Auburn: 9
  24. Oklahoma State: 9
  25. Texas A&M: 9
  26. Army: 8
  27. Florida: 8
  28. Illinois: 8
  29. Minnesota: 8
  30. Syracuse: 8
  31. Purdue: 7
  32. TCU: 7
  33. Arizona: 6
  34. BYU: 6
  35. Clemson: 6
  36. Navy: 6
  37. Oregon: 6
  38. Texas Tech: 6[14]
  39. Colorado: 5
  40. Maryland: 5
  41. NC State: 5
  42. Ole Miss: 5
  43. Washington: 5[15]
  44. Utah: 4[16]
  45. Virginia Tech: 4
  46. West Virginia: 4
  47. Arizona State: 3
  48. Boston College: 3
  49. California: 3
  50. Georgia Tech: 3
  51. Indiana: 3
  52. Kansas State: 3
  53. Kentucky: 3
  54. Louisville: 3
  55. North Carolina: 3
  56. San Diego State: 3
  57. SMU: 3
  58. Vanderbilt: 3
  59. Virginia: 3
  60. Air Force: 2
  61. Cornell: 2
  62. Duke: 2
  63. Harvard: 2
  64. Missouri: 2[17]
  65. Oregon State: 2
  66. South Carolina: 2
  67. Tulsa: 2
  68. Wake Forest: 2
  69. Washington State: 2
  70. Yale: 2
  71. Chicago: 1
  72. Cincinnati: 1
  73. Colorado State: 1
  74. Dartmouth: 1
  75. East Carolina: 1
  76. Florida Atlantic: 1
  77. Fresno State: 1
  78. Iowa State: 1
  79. Kansas: 1
  80. Louisiana Tech: 1
  81. Marshall: 1
  82. Northern Illinois: 1
  83. Northwestern: 1
  84. Penn: 1
  85. Princeton: 1
  86. Rutgers: 1
  87. Saint Mary's: 1
  88. Temple: 1
  89. Tulane: 1
  90. UTEP: 1


  1. ^ If no player meets this criterion at a position, the player who receives the most first-team selections at that position can be designated as a consensus All-American. Second and third teams are used to break ties. In the case of a true tie, all players are listed.[1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Player not listed in the NCAA record book as a unanimous selection for the given season despite being named to the first team by all major selectors.[1]


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