The 1971 College Football All-America team is composed of various organizations that choose College All-America teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams were Associated Press, United Press International, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Time magazine, Pro Football Weekly, and Football News. [1]

AP, UPI, and NEA were all press organizations that polled writers and players. FWAA was also a poll of writers, as was the Walter Camp Foundation. The AFCA was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News and Time polled football scouts and the editors of Pro Football Weekly and Football News chose teams for their publications. AP, UPI, NEA, Central Press, The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, also listed numerous honorable mentions.

Offense Edit

Receivers Edit

Tight ends Edit

  • Riley Odoms, Houston (TSN, Time)
  • Doug Kingsritter, Minnesota (AP)

Tackles Edit

Guards Edit

  • Reggie McKenzie, Michigan (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Royce Smith, Georgia (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)

Centers Edit

Quarterbacks Edit

Running backs Edit

  • Ed Marinaro, Cornell (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Greg Pruitt, Oklahoma (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, FN)
  • Johnny Musso, Alabama (UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, FN)
  • Bobby Moore, Oregon (NEA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Lydell Mitchell, Penn State (AP, FN)
  • Eric Allen, Michigan State (AFCA)
  • Billy Taylor, Michigan (FN)

Defense Edit

Ends Edit

  • Walt Patulski, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Willie Harper, Nebraska (UPI, NEA, WC, FN)
  • Smylie Gebhart, Georgia Tech (AP)

Tackles Edit

Middle guards Edit

Linebackers Edit

Backs Edit

Special teams Edit

Kickers Edit

Punters Edit

Key Edit

  • AP - Associated Press
  • UPI - United Press International
  • NEA - Newspaper Enterprise Association
  • FWAA - Football Writers Association of America
  • WC - Walter Camp Foundation
  • AFCA - American Football Coaches Association
  • TSN - The Sporting News
  • Time - Time Magazine
  • PFW - Pro Football Weekly
  • FN - Football News
  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection

References Edit

External links Edit

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