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Consensus All-America Teams (1980-1989)

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Years: 1980 ▪ 1981 ▪ 1982 ▪ 1983 ▪ 1984 ▪ 1985 ▪ 1986 ▪ 1987 ▪ 1988 ▪ 1989

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  • Unanimous selections are listed in bold text.
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  • Total number of selections are listed in parentheses.
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1980

Offense

Mark Herrmann* (1) QB Purdue 242 Cmp, 368 Att, 3212 Yds, 23 TD, 17 Int
Jarvis Redwine (1) RB Nebraska 156 Att, 1119 Yds, 7.2 Avg, 9 TD
George Rogers (1) RB South Carolina 297 Att, 1781 Yds, 6.0 Avg, 14 TD
Herschel Walker (1) RB Georgia 274 Att, 1616 Yds, 5.9 Avg, 15 TD
Ken Margerum (2) WR Stanford 44 Rec, 691 Yds, 15.7 Avg, 11 TD
Dave Young* (1) TE Purdue 70 Rec, 959 Yds, 13.7 Avg, 9 TD
Nick Eyre (1) OL Brigham Young
Mark May (1) OL Pittsburgh
Louis Oubre (1) OL Oklahoma
Randy Schleusener (1) OL Nebraska
John Scully (1) OL Notre Dame
Keith Van Horne (1) OL Southern California

Defense

Hugh Green (3) DL Pittsburgh
Ej Junior (1) DL Alabama
Leonard Mitchell (1) DL Houston
Ron Simmons (2) DL Florida State
Kenneth Sims (1) DL Texas
Bob Crable (1) LB Notre Dame
David Little (1) LB Florida
Mike Singletary* (2) LB Baylor
Lawrence Taylor (1) LB North Carolina
Kenny Easley (3) DB UCLA
Ronnie Lott (1) DB Southern California
John Simmons (1) DB Southern Methodist

1981

Offense

Jim McMahon (1) QB Brigham Young 272 Cmp, 423 Att, 3555 Yds, 30 TD, 7 Int
Marcus Allen* (1) RB Southern California 433 Att, 2427 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 22 TD
Herschel Walker (2) RB Georgia 385 Att, 1891 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 18 TD
Anthony Carter* (1) WR Michigan 50 Rec, 952 Yds, 19.0 Avg, 8 TD
Tim Wrightman* (1) TE UCLA 28 Rec, 308 Yds, 11.0 Avg, 6 TD
Kurt Becker (1) OL Michigan
Terry Crouch (1) OL Oklahoma
Sean Farrell (1) OL Penn State
Roy Foster (1) OL Southern California
Ed Muransky (1) OL Michigan
Dave Rimington (1) OL Nebraska
Terry Tausch (1) OL Texas

Defense

Tim Krumrie (1) DL Wisconsin
Kenneth Sims (2) DL Texas
Bill Ray Smith (1) DL Arkansas
Andre Tippett (1) DL Iowa
Bob Crable (2) LB Notre Dame
Jeff Davis (1) LB Clemson
Sal Sunseri* (1) LB Pittsburgh
Terry Kinard* (1) DB Clemson
Fred Marion (1) DB Miami (FL)
Mike Richardson (1) DB Arizona State
Tommy Wilcox (1) DB Alabama
Reggie Roby (1) P Iowa 44 Punts, 2193 Yds, 49.8 Avg

1982

Offense

John Elway (1) QB Stanford 262 Cmp, 405 Att, 3242 Yds, 24 TD, 12 Int
Eric Dickerson (1) RB Southern Methodist 232 Att, 1617 Yds, 7.0 Avg, 17 TD
Mike Rozier (1) RB Nebraska 242 Att, 1689 Yds, 7.0 Avg, 15 TD
Herschel Walker (3) RB Georgia 335 Att, 1752 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 16 TD
Anthony Carter* (2) WR Michigan 43 Rec, 844 Yds, 19.6 Avg, 8 TD
Gordon Hudson (1) TE Brigham Young 67 Rec, 928 Yds, 13.9 Avg, 6 TD
Jimbo Covert (1) OL Pittsburgh
Steve Korte (1) OL Arkansas
Bruce Matthews (1) OL Southern California
Don Mosebar (1) OL Southern California
Dave Rimington (2) OL Nebraska
Chuck Nelson (1) K Washington 34 XPM, 34 XPA, 25 FGM, 26 FGA

Defense

George Achica (1) DL Southern California
Rick Bryan* (1) DL Oklahoma
Wilber Marshall (1) DL Florida
Vernon Maxwell (1) DL Arizona State
Mike Pitts (1) DL Alabama
Gabriel Rivera (1) DL Texas Tech
Bill Ray Smith (2) DL Arkansas
Ricky Hunley (1) LB Arizona
Marcus Marek* (1) LB Ohio State
Darryl Talley (1) LB West Virginia
Terry Hoage (1) DB Georgia
Terry Kinard (2) DB Clemson
Mike Richardson* (2) DB Arizona State
Jim Arnold (1) P Vanderbilt 74 Punts, 3386 Yds, 45.8 Avg

1983

Offense

Steve Young (1) QB Brigham Young 306 Cmp, 429 Att, 3902 Yds, 33 TD, 10 Int
Greg Allen (1) RB Florida State 200 Att, 1134 Yds, 5.7 Avg, 12 TD
Bo Jackson (1) RB Auburn 158 Att, 1213 Yds, 7.7 Avg, 12 TD
Napoleon McCallum (1) RB Navy 331 Att, 1587 Yds, 4.8 Avg, 10 TD
Mike Rozier (2) RB Nebraska 275 Att, 2148 Yds, 7.8 Avg, 29 TD
Irving Fryar (1) WR Nebraska 40 Rec, 780 Yds, 19.5 Avg, 8 TD
Gordon Hudson (2) TE Brigham Young 44 Rec, 596 Yds, 13.5 Avg, 6 TD
Doug Dawson (1) OL Texas
Bill Fralic (1) OL Pittsburgh
Terry Long (1) OL East Carolina
Tony Slaton (1) OL Southern California
Dean Steinkuhler (1) OL Nebraska
Luis Zendejas (1) K Arizona State 28 XPM, 29 XPA, 28 FGM, 37 FGA

Defense

Rick Bryan (2) DL Oklahoma
William Fuller (1) DL North Carolina
William Perry (1) DL Clemson
Reggie White (1) DL Tennessee
Ricky Hunley (2) LB Arizona
Jeff Leiding (1) LB Texas
Wilber Marshall (2) LB Florida
Ron Rivera (1) LB California
Russell Carter (1) DB Southern Methodist
Jerry Gray (1) DB Texas
Terry Hoage (2) DB Georgia
Don Rogers* (1) DB UCLA
Jack Weil (1) P Wyoming 52 Punts, 2369 Yds, 45.6 Avg

1984

Offense

Doug Flutie* (1) QB Boston College 246 Cmp, 423 Att, 3634 Yds, 30 TD, 13 Int
Keith Byars* (1) RB Ohio State 336 Att, 1764 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 22 TD
Kenneth Davis (1) RB Texas Christian 211 Att, 1611 Yds, 7.6 Avg, 15 TD
Rueben Mayes (1) RB Washington State 258 Att, 1637 Yds, 6.3 Avg, 11 TD
Eddie Brown (1) WR Miami (FL) 59 Rec, 1114 Yds, 18.9 Avg, 9 TD
David Williams (1) WR Illinois 101 Rec, 1278 Yds, 12.7 Avg, 8 TD
Jay Novacek (1) TE Wyoming 33 Rec, 745 Yds, 22.6 Avg, 4 TD
Lomas Brown (1) OL Florida
Bill Fralic (2) OL Pittsburgh
Jim Lachey (1) OL Ohio State
Bill Mayo (1) OL Tennessee
Mark Traynowicz (1) OL Nebraska
Del Wilkes (1) OL South Carolina
Kevin Butler (1) K Georgia 23 XPM, 23 XPA, 23 FGM, 28 FGA

Defense

Tony Casillas (1) DL Oklahoma
Tony Degrate (1) DL Texas
Ron Holmes (1) DL Washington
Bruce Smith (1) DL Virginia Tech
Gregg Carr (1) LB Auburn
Jack Del Rio (1) LB Southern California
Larry Station (1) LB Iowa
Rod Brown* (1) DB Oklahoma State
David Fulcher (1) DB Arizona State
Jerry Gray (2) DB Texas
Jeff Sanchez (1) DB Georgia
Tony Thurman (1) DB Boston College
Ricky Anderson (1) P Vanderbilt 58 Punts, 2793 Yds, 48.2 Avg

1985

Offense

Chuck Long (1) QB Iowa 231 Cmp, 351 Att, 2978 Yds, 26 TD, 15 Int
Reggie Dupard (1) RB Southern Methodist 229 Att, 1278 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 14 TD
Bo Jackson (2) RB Auburn 278 Att, 1786 Yds, 6.4 Avg, 17 TD
Napoleon McCallum (2) RB Navy 287 Att, 1327 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 14 TD
Thurman Thomas* (1) RB Oklahoma State 327 Att, 1650 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 15 TD
Lorenzo White* (1) RB Michigan State 419 Att, 2066 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 17 TD
Tim McGee (1) WR Tennessee 50 Rec, 947 Yds, 18.9 Avg, 7 TD
David Williams (2) WR Illinois 85 Rec, 1047 Yds, 12.3 Avg, 8 TD
Willie Smith (1) TE Miami (FL) 48 Rec, 669 Yds, 13.9 Avg, 1 TD
Pete Anderson (1) OL Georgia
Jeff Bregel (1) OL Southern California
Jim Dombrowski (1) OL Virginia
Jamie Dukes (1) OL Florida State
Brian Jozwiak (1) OL West Virginia
Jd Maarleveld (1) OL Maryland
John Rienstra (1) OL Temple
John Lee* (1) K UCLA 39 XPM, 39 XPA, 22 FGM, 25 FGA

Defense

Tony Casillas (2) DL Oklahoma
Tim Green (1) DL Syracuse
Mike Hammerstein* (1) DL Michigan
Leslie Oneal* (1) DL Oklahoma State
Mike Ruth (1) DL Boston College
Brian Bosworth* (1) LB Oklahoma
Johnny Holland (1) LB Texas A&M
Larry Station (2) LB Iowa
Brad Cochran* (1) DB Michigan
David Fulcher (2) DB Arizona State
Scott Thomas (1) DB Air Force
Barry Helton (1) P Colorado 52 Punts, 2390 Yds, 46.0 Avg

1986

Offense

Vinny Testaverde (1) QB Miami (FL) 175 Cmp, 276 Att, 2557 Yds, 26 TD, 9 Int
D.J. Dozier (1) RB Penn State 171 Att, 811 Yds, 4.7 Avg, 10 TD
Terrence Flagler* (1) RB Clemson 192 Att, 1258 Yds, 6.6 Avg, 10 TD
Brent Fullwood (1) RB Auburn 167 Att, 1391 Yds, 8.3 Avg, 10 TD
Brad Muster* (1) RB Stanford 260 Att, 1123 Yds, 4.3 Avg, 13 TD
Paul Palmer (1) RB Temple 346 Att, 1866 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 15 TD
Cris Carter* (1) WR Ohio State 69 Rec, 1127 Yds, 16.3 Avg, 11 TD
Keith Jackson* (1) TE Oklahoma 15 Rec, 414 Yds, 27.6 Avg, 5 TD
Jeff Bregel (2) OL Southern California
John Clay (1) OL Missouri
Randy Dixon (1) OL Pittsburgh
Ben Tamburello (1) OL Auburn
Danny Villa (1) OL Arizona State
Jeff Jaeger (1) K Washington 42 XPM, 43 XPA, 17 FGM, 21 FGA

Defense

Jerome Brown (1) DL Miami (FL)
Jason Buck (1) DL Brigham Young
Danny Noonan (1) DL Nebraska
Reggie Rogers (1) DL Washington
Tony Woods (1) DL Pittsburgh
Cornelius Bennett (1) LB Alabama
Brian Bosworth (2) LB Oklahoma
Shane Conlan (1) LB Penn State
Chris Spielman* (1) LB Ohio State
Bennie Blades (1) DB Miami (FL)
Thomas Everett (1) DB Baylor
Tim Mcdonald* (1) DB Southern California
Garland Rivers* (1) DB Michigan
Rod Woodson (1) DB Purdue
Barry Helton (2) P Colorado 57 Punts, 2599 Yds, 45.6 Avg

1987

Offense

Don McPherson (1) QB Syracuse 129 Cmp, 229 Att, 2341 Yds, 22 TD, 11 Int
Craig Heyward* (1) RB Pittsburgh 387 Att, 1791 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 12 TD
Lorenzo White* (2) RB Michigan State 357 Att, 1572 Yds, 4.4 Avg, 16 TD
Tim Brown (1) WR Notre Dame 39 Rec, 846 Yds, 21.7 Avg, 3 TD
Wendell Davis (1) WR Louisiana State 72 Rec, 993 Yds, 13.8 Avg, 7 TD
Keith Jackson (2) TE Oklahoma 13 Rec, 358 Yds, 27.5 Avg, 4 TD
Nacho Albergamo (1) OL Louisiana State
Dave Cadigan (1) OL Southern California
John Elliott (1) OL Michigan
Mark Hutson* (1) OL Oklahoma
Randall Mcdaniel* (1) OL Arizona State
David Treadwell* (1) K Clemson 33 XPM, 34 XPA, 18 FGM, 22 FGA

Defense

Ted Gregory (1) DL Syracuse
Chad Hennings (1) DL Air Force
Tracy Rocker (1) DL Auburn
John Roper (1) DL Texas A&M
Daniel Stubbs (1) DL Miami (FL)
Aundray Bruce (1) LB Auburn
Dante Jones (1) LB Oklahoma
Chris Spielman (2) LB Ohio State
Bennie Blades (2) DB Miami (FL)
Chuck Cecil (1) DB Arizona
Rickey Dixon (1) DB Oklahoma
Deion Sanders (1) DB Florida State
Tom Tupa (1) P Ohio State 63 Punts, 2963 Yds, 47.0 Avg

1988

Offense

Troy Aikman* (1) QB UCLA 228 Cmp, 354 Att, 2771 Yds, 24 TD, 9 Int
Steve Walsh (1) QB Miami (FL) 233 Cmp, 390 Att, 3115 Yds, 29 TD, 12 Int
Barry Sanders (1) RB Oklahoma State 344 Att, 2628 Yds, 7.6 Avg, 37 TD
Anthony Thompson* (1) RB Indiana 355 Att, 1686 Yds, 4.7 Avg, 26 TD
Tim Worley (1) RB Georgia 191 Att, 1216 Yds, 6.4 Avg, 17 TD
Hart Lee Dykes (1) WR Oklahoma State 74 Rec, 1278 Yds, 17.3 Avg, 14 TD
Jason Phillips (1) WR Houston 108 Rec, 1444 Yds, 13.4 Avg, 15 TD
Marv Cook (1) TE Iowa 55 Rec, 645 Yds, 11.7 Avg, 3 TD
Tony Mandarich (1) OL Michigan State
Anthony Phillips (1) OL Oklahoma
Mark Stepnoski (1) OL Pittsburgh
Mike Utley (1) OL Washington State
John Vitale (1) OL Michigan
Jake Young (1) OL Nebraska
Kendall Trainor (1) K Arkansas 30 XPM, 32 XPA, 24 FGM, 27 FGA

Defense

Bill Hawkins (1) DL Miami (FL)
Wayne Martin (1) DL Arkansas
Mark Messner (1) DL Michigan
Tracy Rocker (2) DL Auburn
Frank Stams (1) DL Notre Dame
Michael Stonebreaker (1) LB Notre Dame
Broderick Thomas (1) LB Nebraska
Derrick Thomas (1) LB Alabama
Darryl Henley* (1) DB UCLA
Louis Oliver (1) DB Florida
Deion Sanders (2) DB Florida State
Donnell Woolford* (1) DB Clemson
Keith English (1) P Colorado 51 Punts, 2297 Yds, 45.0 Avg

1989

Offense

Andre Ware (1) QB Houston 365 Cmp, 578 Att, 4699 Yds, 46 TD, 15 Int
Emmitt Smith (1) RB Florida 284 Att, 1599 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 14 TD
Anthony Thompson (2) RB Indiana 358 Att, 1793 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 24 TD
Clarkston Hines (1) WR Duke 61 Rec, 1149 Yds, 18.8 Avg, 17 TD
Terance Mathis (1) WR New Mexico 88 Rec, 1315 Yds, 14.9 Avg, 13 TD
Mike Busch (1) TE Iowa State 23 Rec, 375 Yds, 16.3 Avg, 2 TD
Mohammed Elewonibi (1) OL Brigham Young
Joe Garten (1) OL Colorado
Bob Kula (1) OL Michigan State
Jim Mabry (1) OL Arkansas
Eric Still (1) OL Tennessee
Jake Young (2) OL Nebraska
Jason Hanson (1) K Washington State 36 XPM, 37 XPA, 21 FGM, 27 FGA

Defense

Moe Gardner (1) DL Illinois
Greg Mark (1) DL Miami (FL)
Tim Ryan (1) DL Southern California
Chris Zorich (1) DL Notre Dame
Keith Mccants (1) LB Alabama
Percy Snow* (1) LB Michigan State
Alfred Williams (1) LB Colorado
LeRoy Butler (1) DB Florida State
Mark Carrier* (1) DB Southern California
Todd Lyght (1) DB Notre Dame
Tripp Welborne* (1) DB Michigan
Tom Rouen (1) P Colorado 36 Punts, 1651 Yds, 45.9 Avg