The 1981 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

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Defense Edit

Ends Edit

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Backs Edit

  • Mike Richardson, Arizona State (AP, WC, FWAA, TSN)
  • Tommy Wilcox, Alabama (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA)
  • Terry Kinard, Clemson (AP, NEA, FWAA)
  • Fred Marion, Miami (Fla.) (UPI, AFCA)
  • John Krimm, Notre Dame (NEA, TSN)
  • Johnny Jackson, Air Force (FWAA)
  • Steve Cordle, Fresno St. (AFCA)
  • Vann McElroy, Baylor (WC)
  • Ray Horton, Washington (NEA)
  • Matt Vanden Boom, Wisconsin (UPI)
  • Paul Sorensen, Washington State (NEA)
  • Rodney Lewis, Nebraska (TSN)
  • James Burroughs, Michigan State (TSN)

Special teams Edit

Kickers Edit

  • Morten Andersen, Michigan State (UPI, WC, TSN)
  • Bruce Lahay, Arkansas (NEA, FWAA)
  • Gary Anderson, Syracuse (AP)
  • Danny Miller, Miami (Fla.) (FN)

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

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