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Consensus All-America Teams (1970-1979)

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Years: 1970 ▪ 1971 ▪ 1972 ▪ 1973 ▪ 1974 ▪ 1975 ▪ 1976 ▪ 1977 ▪ 1978 ▪ 1979

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  • Unanimous selections are listed in bold text.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
  • Total number of selections are listed in parentheses.
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1970

Offense

Jim Plunkett* (1) QB Stanford 211 Cmp, 388 Att, 2980 Yds, 19 TD, 19 Int
Don McCauley* (1) RB North Carolina 360 Att, 1863 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 22 TD
Steve Worster (1) RB Texas 160 Att, 898 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 14 TD
Tom Gatewood (1) E Notre Dame 77 Rec, 1123 Yds, 14.6 Avg, 7 TD
Ernie Jennings (1) E Air Force 74 Rec, 1289 Yds, 17.4 Avg, 17 TD
Elmo Wright (1) E Houston 47 Rec, 874 Yds, 18.6 Avg, 9 TD
Dan Dierdorf (1) OL Michigan
Larry Dinardo (1) OL Notre Dame
Chip Kell (2) OL Tennessee
Bob Newton (1) OL Nebraska
Don Popplewell (1) OL Colorado
Bobby Wuensch (1) OL Texas

Defense

Bill Atessis (1) DL Texas
Dick Bumpas (1) DL Arkansas
Rock Perdoni (1) DL Georgia Tech
Jim Stillwagon (2) DL Ohio State
Charlie Weaver (1) DL Southern California
Mike Anderson (1) LB Louisiana State
Jack Ham (1) LB Penn State
Tommy Casanova* (1) DB Louisiana State
Dave Elmendorf (1) DB Texas A&M
Jack Tatum (2) DB Ohio State
Larry Willingham (1) DB Auburn

1971

Offense

Pat Sullivan* (1) QB Auburn 182 Cmp, 325 Att, 2262 Yds, 21 TD, 13 Int
Ed Marinaro (1) RB Cornell 356 Att, 1881 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 24 TD
Johnny Musso (1) RB Alabama 191 Att, 1088 Yds, 5.7 Avg, 16 TD
Greg Pruitt* (1) RB Oklahoma 196 Att, 1760 Yds, 9.0 Avg, 18 TD
Terry Beasley* (1) E Auburn 61 Rec, 963 Yds, 15.8 Avg, 12 TD
Johnny Rodgers* (1) E Nebraska 57 Rec, 956 Yds, 16.8 Avg, 11 TD
Tom Brahaney (1) OL Oklahoma
Dave Joyner (1) OL Penn State
Reggie Mckenzie (1) OL Michigan
Jerry Sisemore (1) OL Texas
Royce Smith (1) OL Georgia

Defense

Willie Harper (1) DL Nebraska
Larry Jacobson (1) DL Nebraska
Mel Long (1) DL Toledo
Walt Patulski (1) DL Notre Dame
Sherman White (1) DL California
Jeff Siemon (1) LB Stanford
Mike Taylor (1) LB Michigan
Tommy Casanova (2) DB Louisiana State
Clarence Ellis (1) DB Notre Dame
Ernie Jackson (1) DB Duke
Bobby Majors (1) DB Tennessee

1972

Offense

Bert Jones* (1) QB Louisiana State 110 Cmp, 218 Att, 1536 Yds, 14 TD, 7 Int
Otis Armstrong (1) RB Purdue 243 Att, 1361 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 9 TD
Woody Green (1) RB Arizona State 209 Att, 1363 Yds, 6.5 Avg, 15 TD
Greg Pruitt (2) RB Oklahoma 152 Att, 938 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 13 TD
Johnny Rodgers* (2) WR Nebraska 58 Rec, 1013 Yds, 17.5 Avg, 9 TD
Charles Young* (1) TE Southern California 29 Rec, 470 Yds, 16.2 Avg, 3 TD
Tom Brahaney (2) OL Oklahoma
John Hannah (1) OL Alabama
Ron Rusnak (1) OL North Carolina
Paul Seymour (1) OL Michigan
Jerry Sisemore (2) OL Texas

Defense

Bruce Bannon (1) DL Penn State
Dave Butz (1) DL Purdue
Rich Glover (1) DL Nebraska
Willie Harper (2) DL Nebraska
Greg Marx (1) DL Notre Dame
Randy Gradishar (1) LB Ohio State
John Skorupan (1) LB Penn State
Cullen Bryant (1) DB Colorado
Randy Logan (1) DB Michigan
Robert Popelka (1) DB Southern Methodist
Brad Vanpelt (1) DB Michigan State

1973

Offense

Dave Jaynes* (1) QB Kansas 196 Cmp, 368 Att, 2349 Yds, 14 TD, 11 Int
John Cappelletti (1) RB Penn State 286 Att, 1522 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 17 TD
Woody Green (2) RB Arizona State 184 Att, 1182 Yds, 6.4 Avg, 9 TD
Kermit Johnson (1) RB UCLA 150 Att, 1129 Yds, 7.5 Avg, 16 TD
Roosevelt Leaks (1) RB Texas 229 Att, 1415 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 14 TD
Lynn Swann* (1) WR Southern California 42 Rec, 714 Yds, 17.0 Avg, 6 TD
Dave Casper (1) TE Notre Dame 19 Rec, 317 Yds, 16.7 Avg, 4 TD
Booker Brown (1) OL Southern California
Buddy Brown (1) OL Alabama
John Hicks (1) OL Ohio State
Bill Wyman (1) OL Texas
Bill Yoest (1) OL North Carolina State

Defense

Tony Cristiani (1) DL Miami (FL)
John Dutton (1) DL Nebraska
Dave Gallagher (1) DL Michigan
Lucious Selmon (1) DL Oklahoma
Randy Gradishar (2) LB Ohio State
Rod Shoate (1) LB Oklahoma
Richard Wood (1) LB Southern California
Dave Brown (1) DB Michigan
Artimus Parker (1) DB Southern California
Randy Rhino (1) DB Georgia Tech
Mike Townsend (1) DB Notre Dame

1974

Offense

Steve Bartkowski (1) QB California 182 Cmp, 325 Att, 2580 Yds, 12 TD, 7 Int
Anthony Davis* (1) RB Southern California 301 Att, 1421 Yds, 4.7 Avg, 13 TD
Archie Griffin* (1) RB Ohio State 256 Att, 1695 Yds, 6.6 Avg, 12 TD
Joe Washington (1) RB Oklahoma 194 Att, 1321 Yds, 6.8 Avg, 13 TD
Pete Demmerle (1) WR Notre Dame 43 Rec, 667 Yds, 15.5 Avg, 6 TD
Bennie Cunningham (1) TE Clemson 24 Rec, 391 Yds, 16.3 Avg, 7 TD
Marvin Crenshaw (1) OL Nebraska
Gerry DiNardo (1) OL Notre Dame
Ken Huff (1) OL North Carolina
Steve Myers (1) OL Ohio State
John Roush (1) OL Oklahoma
Kurt Schumacher (1) OL Ohio State

Defense

Rubin Carter (1) DL Miami (FL)
Leroy Cook (1) DL Alabama
Pat Donovan (1) DL Stanford
Mike Hartenstine (1) DL Penn State
Louie Kelcher (1) DL Southern Methodist
Jimmy Webb (1) DL Mississippi State
Randy White (1) DL Maryland
Ken Bernich (1) LB Auburn
Woodrow Lowe (1) LB Alabama
Rod Shoate (2) LB Oklahoma
Richard Wood (2) LB Southern California
Dave Brown (2) DB Michigan
John Provost (1) DB Holy Cross
Pat Thomas (1) DB Texas A&M

1975

Offense

John Sciarra* (1) QB UCLA 74 Cmp, 145 Att, 1313 Yds, 8 TD, 14 Int
Ricky Bell* (1) RB Southern California 385 Att, 1957 Yds, 5.1 Avg, 13 TD
Archie Griffin* (2) RB Ohio State 262 Att, 1450 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 4 TD
Chuck Muncie (1) RB California 228 Att, 1460 Yds, 6.4 Avg, 13 TD
Steve Rivera (1) E California 57 Rec, 790 Yds, 13.9 Avg, 4 TD
Larry Seivers (1) E Tennessee 41 Rec, 840 Yds, 20.5 Avg, 4 TD
Rik Bonness* (1) OL Nebraska
Randy Johnson (1) OL Georgia
Dennis Lick (1) OL Wisconsin
Bob Simmons (1) OL Texas
Ted Smith (1) OL Ohio State

Defense

Leroy Cook (2) DL Alabama
Jimbo Elrod (1) DL Oklahoma
Steve Niehaus (1) DL Notre Dame
Dewey Selmon (1) DL Oklahoma
Lee Roy Selmon (1) DL Oklahoma
Greg Buttle (1) LB Penn State
Sammy Green (1) LB Florida
Ed Simonini (1) LB Texas A&M
Tim Fox (1) DB Ohio State
Chet Moeller (1) DB Navy
Pat Thomas (2) DB Texas A&M

1976

Offense

Tommy Kramer (1) QB Rice 269 Cmp, 501 Att, 3317 Yds, 21 TD, 19 Int
Ricky Bell* (2) RB Southern California 280 Att, 1433 Yds, 5.1 Avg, 14 TD
Tony Dorsett (1) RB Pittsburgh 370 Att, 2150 Yds, 5.8 Avg, 22 TD
Rob Lytle* (1) RB Michigan 221 Att, 1469 Yds, 6.6 Avg, 14 TD
Larry Seivers (2) WR Tennessee 51 Rec, 737 Yds, 14.5 Avg, 2 TD
Ken MacAfee (1) TE Notre Dame 34 Rec, 483 Yds, 14.2 Avg, 3 TD
Mark Donahue (1) OL Michigan
Derrel Gofourth (1) OL Oklahoma State
Joel Parrish (1) OL Georgia
Mike Vaughan (1) OL Oklahoma
Chris Ward (1) OL Ohio State
Tony Franklin (1) K Texas A&M 30 XPM, 32 XPA, 17 FGM, 26 FGA

Defense

Ross Browner (1) DL Notre Dame
Bob Brudzinski* (1) DL Ohio State
Joe Campbell (1) DL Maryland
Gary Jeter (1) DL Southern California
Al Romano (1) DL Pittsburgh
Wilson Whitley (1) DL Houston
Robert Jackson (1) LB Texas A&M
Jerry Robinson* (1) LB UCLA
Bill Armstrong (1) DB Wake Forest
Dave Butterfield* (1) DB Nebraska
Gary Green (1) DB Baylor
Dennis Thurman* (1) DB Southern California

1977

Offense

Guy Benjamin (1) QB Stanford 208 Cmp, 330 Att, 2521 Yds, 19 TD, 15 Int
Charles Alexander (1) RB Louisiana State 311 Att, 1686 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 17 TD
Earl Campbell (1) RB Texas 267 Att, 1744 Yds, 6.5 Avg, 18 TD
Terry Miller (1) RB Oklahoma State 314 Att, 1680 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 14 TD
John Jefferson (1) WR Arizona State 53 Rec, 912 Yds, 17.2 Avg, 8 TD
Ozzie Newsome (1) WR Alabama 36 Rec, 804 Yds, 22.3 Avg, 4 TD
Ken MacAfee (2) TE Notre Dame 54 Rec, 797 Yds, 14.8 Avg, 6 TD
Tom Brzoza (1) OL Pittsburgh
Mark Donahue (2) OL Michigan
Leotis Harris (1) OL Arkansas
Dan Irons (1) OL Texas Tech
Chris Ward (2) OL Ohio State
Steve Little (1) K Arkansas 37 XPM, 38 XPA, 19 FGM, 30 FGA

Defense

Ross Browner (2) DL Notre Dame
Dee Hardison (1) DL North Carolina
Randy Holloway (1) DL Pittsburgh
Brad Shearer (1) DL Texas
Art Still (1) DL Kentucky
Tom Cousineau* (1) LB Ohio State
Jerry Robinson (2) LB UCLA
Gary Spani (1) LB Kansas State
Luther Bradley (1) DB Notre Dame
Zac Henderson* (1) DB Oklahoma
Bob Jury* (1) DB Pittsburgh
Dennis Thurman* (2) DB Southern California

1978

Offense

Chuck Fusina (1) QB Penn State 137 Cmp, 242 Att, 1859 Yds, 11 TD, 12 Int
Charles Alexander (2) RB Louisiana State 281 Att, 1172 Yds, 4.2 Avg, 14 TD
Ted Brown (1) RB North Carolina State 302 Att, 1350 Yds, 4.5 Avg, 11 TD
Billy Sims (1) RB Oklahoma 231 Att, 1762 Yds, 7.6 Avg, 20 TD
Charles White* (1) RB Southern California 374 Att, 1859 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 13 TD
Emanuel Tolbert (1) WR Southern Methodist 62 Rec, 1041 Yds, 16.8 Avg, 11 TD
Kellen Winslow (1) TE Missouri 29 Rec, 479 Yds, 16.5 Avg, 6 TD
Kelvin Clark (1) OL Nebraska
Keith Dorney (1) OL Penn State
Pat Howell (1) OL Southern California
Dave Huffman (1) OL Notre Dame
Jim Ritcher (1) OL North Carolina State
Greg Roberts (1) OL Oklahoma

Defense

Mike Bell (1) DL Colorado State
Bruce Clark (1) DL Penn State
Hugh Green (1) DL Pittsburgh
Al Harris (1) DL Arizona State
Marty Lyons (1) DL Alabama
Tom Cousineau* (2) LB Ohio State
Bob Golic (1) LB Notre Dame
Jerry Robinson* (3) LB UCLA
Kenny Easley* (1) DB UCLA
Johnnie Johnson (1) DB Texas
Jeff Nixon (1) DB Richmond

1979

Offense

Marc Wilson (1) QB Brigham Young 250 Cmp, 427 Att, 3720 Yds, 29 TD, 15 Int
Vagas Ferguson (1) RB Notre Dame 301 Att, 1437 Yds, 4.8 Avg, 17 TD
Billy Sims (2) RB Oklahoma 224 Att, 1506 Yds, 6.7 Avg, 22 TD
Charles White* (2) RB Southern California 332 Att, 2050 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 19 TD
Ken Margerum (1) WR Stanford 41 Rec, 733 Yds, 17.9 Avg, 10 TD
Junior Miller* (1) TE Nebraska 23 Rec, 435 Yds, 18.9 Avg, 7 TD
Brad Budde (1) OL Southern California
Jim Bunch (1) OL Alabama
Ken Fritz (1) OL Ohio State
Greg Kolenda (1) OL Arkansas
Jim Ritcher (2) OL North Carolina State
Dale Castro (1) K Maryland 19 XPM, 20 XPA, 17 FGM, 21 FGA

Defense

Bruce Clark (2) DL Penn State
Hugh Green* (2) DL Pittsburgh
Steve Mcmichael (1) DL Texas
Ron Simmons (1) DL Florida State
Jim Stuckey (1) DL Clemson
George Cumby (1) LB Oklahoma
Ron Simpkins (1) LB Michigan
Mike Singletary (1) LB Baylor
Kenny Easley (2) DB UCLA
Roland James (1) DB Tennessee
Johnnie Johnson (2) DB Texas
Jim Miller (1) P Mississippi 53 Punts, 2362 Yds, 44.6 Avg