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The 2002 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, Pro Football Weekly, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.

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 back

  • Larry Johnson, Penn State (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, PFW, CNNSI, ESPN)
  • Willis McGahee, Miami (Fla.) (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, PFW, CNNSI, ESPN)
  • Chris Brown, Colorado (AFCA-Coaches)

Wide receiver

Tight end

Offensive line





  • Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, CNNSI, ESPN)
  • E.J. Henderson, Maryland (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, PFW, CNNSI, ESPN)
  • Matt Wilhelm, Ohio State (AP, FWAA-Writers, TSN, CNNSI)
  • Boss Bailey, Georgia (AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp)
  • Bradie James, Louisiana State (TSN, AFCA-Coaches)
  • Rodney Davis, Southern Mississippi (PFW)
  • LaMarcus McDonald, TCU (PFW)
  • Courtney Watson, Notre Dame (ESPN)



  • Mike Doss, Ohio State (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, PFW, CNNSI, ESPN)
  • Troy Polamalu, Southern California (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, ESPN)
  • Brandon Everage, Oklahoma (AFCA-Coaches, PFW)
  • Terrence Holt, North Carolina State (TSN)
  • Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin (CNNSI)

Special teams



All-purpose player / return specialist

  • Derek Abney, Kentucky (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, CNNSI-KR, ESPN)
  • DeJuan Groce, Nebraska (AFCA-Coaches, CNNSI-PR)


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