The 1973 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] [2]

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]

  • Lynn Swann, USC (AP, UPI, NEA, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Wayne Wheeler, Alabama (WC, TSN, FN)
  • Danny Buggs, West Virginia (AFCA)
  • John Holland, Tennessee State (Time)

Tight ends[edit | edit source]

Tackles[edit | edit source]

  • John Hicks, Ohio St. (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Daryl White, Nebraska (UPI, AFCA, TSN, FN)
  • Steve Riley, USC (TSN, Time)
  • Al Oliver, UCLA (NEA)
  • Henry Lawrence, Florida A. & M (Time)
  • Eddie Foster, Oklahoma (WC)

Guards[edit | edit source]

  • Booker Brown, USC (AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Buddy "Bearcat" Brown, Alabama (AP, UPI, NEA, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Bill Yoest, N.C. State (AP, UPI, WC, FWAA, FN)
  • Tyler Lafauci, Louisiana State (AP, NEA, AFCA)

Centers[edit | edit source]

  • Bill Wyman, Texas (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Scott Anderson, Missouri (Time)
  • Steve Corbett, Boston College (TSN)

Quarterbacks[edit | edit source]

Running backs[edit | edit source]

Defense[edit | edit source]

Ends[edit | edit source]

Tackles[edit | edit source]

  • Ed Jones, Tennessee State (NEA, TSN, Time)
  • Randy Crowder, Penn State (UPI, FN)
  • Bill Kollar, Montana State (NEA, Time)
  • Paul Vellano, Maryland (AFCA)
  • Charlie Hall, Tulane (WC)

Middle guards[edit | edit source]

  • Lucious Selmon, Oklahoma (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, FN)
  • Tony Cristiani, Miami (WC, FWAA)

Linebackers[edit | edit source]

Backs[edit | edit source]

  • Mike Townsend, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Artimus Parker, USC (AP, UPI, WC, Time)
  • Dave Brown, Michigan (UPI, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Randy Rhino, Georgia Tech (UPI, WC, AFCA)
  • Jimmy Allen, UCLA (AP, NEA)
  • Jeris White, Hawaii (TSN, Time)
  • Matt Blair, Iowa St. (AFCA)
  • John Moseley Missouri (FWAA)
  • Bill Simpson, Michigan State (TSN)
  • Carl Capria, Purdue (TSN)
  • Kenith Pope, Oklahoma (Time)
  • Harry Harrison, Mississippi (NEA)
  • Eddie Brown, Tennessee (FN)
  • Alvin Brown, Oklahoma State (FN)

Special teams[edit | edit source]

Kickers[edit | edit source]

  • Ricky Townsend, Tennessee (FWAA)
  • Efren Herrera, UCLA (TSN)
  • Mike Lantry, Michigan (FN)

Punters[edit | edit source]

Returners[edit | edit source]

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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