The 1972 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, The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, also listed numerous honorable mentions.

Offense[edit | edit source]

Receivers[edit | edit source]

Tight ends[edit | edit source]

Tackles[edit | edit source]

Guards[edit | edit source]

  • John Hannah, Alabama (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Ron Rusnak, North Carolina (AP, UPI, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Skip Singletary,Temple (WC)
  • Daryl White, Nebraska (NEA)
  • Joe DeLamielleure, Michigan State (TSN)
  • Geary Murdock, Iowa State (FN)

Centers[edit | edit source]

  • Tom Brahaney, Oklahoma (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Jim Krapf, Alabama (AFCA)

Quarterbacks[edit | edit source]

Running backs[edit | edit source]

Defense[edit | edit source]

Ends[edit | edit source]

Tackles[edit | edit source]

  • Greg Marx, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Dave Butz, Purdue (UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • Roger Goree, Baylor (AP, FWAA)
  • John Grant, Southern California (FWAA)
  • Derland Moore, Oklahoma (AP)
  • John LeHeup, South Carolina (AFCA)
  • Bud Magrum, Colorado (FWAA)
  • George Hasenohrl, Ohio State (FN)

Middle guards[edit | edit source]

  • Rich Glover, Nebraska (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)

Linebackers[edit | edit source]

Backs[edit | edit source]

Special teams[edit | edit source]

Kickers[edit | edit source]

  • Ricky Townsend, Tennessee (FWAA)
  • Chris Gartner, Indiana (TSN)

Punters[edit | edit source]

  • Ray Guy, Southern Miss (FWAA, TSN, Time)

Key[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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