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The 1997 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and Football News.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.



Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight end


  • Aaron Taylor, Nebraska (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Alan Faneca, LSU (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Kyle Turley, San Diego State (AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, TSN, FN)
  • Chad Overhauser, UCLA (AP, FWAA-Writers, TSN)
  • Benji Olson, Washington (AP, Walter Camp)
  • Victor Riley, Auburn (AFCA-Coaches)
  • Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia (AFCA-Coaches)
  • Flozell Adams, Michigan State (Walter Camp)
  • Rob Murphy, Ohio State (FN)




  • Andre Wadsworth, Florida State (AP, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Grant Wistrom, Nebraska (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN)
  • Greg Ellis, North Carolina (AP, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Jason Peter, Nebraska (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN)
  • Glen Steele, Michigan (AFCA-Coaches)
  • Jeremy Staat, Arizona State (FWAA-Writers)
  • Lamanzer Williams, Minnesota (FWAA-Writers)
  • Kailee Wong, Stanford (FN)





  • Martín Gramática, Kansas State (AP, FWAA-Writers, TSN FN)
  • Chris Sailer, UCLA (AFCA-Coaches,FWAA-Writers-P, Walter Camp)


  • Chad Kessler, LSU (AP, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)

All-purpose / kick returners

  • Tim Dwight, Iowa (AP-All-Purpose, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, TSN)


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