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The 1979 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, and The Sporting 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 chose a team 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

Receivers Edit

Tight ends Edit

Tackles Edit

  • Greg Kolenda, Arkansas (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Tim Foley, Notre Dame (UPI, NEA, TSN)
  • Melvin Jones, Houston (WC, AFCA)
  • Stan Brock, Colorado (TSN)

Guards Edit

  • Brad Budde, USC (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN)
  • Ken Fritz, Ohio State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA)
  • Jim Bunch, Alabama (AP, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Ray Snell, Wisconsin (TSN)

Centers Edit

  • Jim Ritcher, North Carolina State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN)

Quarterbacks Edit

Running backs Edit

Defense Edit

Ends Edit

Tackles Edit

Middle guards Edit

Linebackers Edit

Backs Edit

Special teams Edit

Kickers Edit

Punters Edit

  • Jim Miller, Mississippi (UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN)

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
  • PFW - Pro Football Weekly
  • FN - Football News
  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection

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