The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Casper Whitney and Walter Camp.[1][2][3] In 1950 the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide.[4] Since 1952, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, covering all NCAA championship sports.[5]

The 2010 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), Pro Football Weekly (PFW), ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN),, and

Currently, NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men’s basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. The system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. Honorable mention and fourth team or lower recognitions are not accorded any points. Football consensus teams are compiled by position and the player accumulating the most points at each position is named first team consensus all-American. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.[6]



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  1. The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. Martin, John Stuart (October 61). "Walter Camp and His Gridiron Game". American Heritage 12 (6). Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  3. Newsome, Ron. "Amos Alonzo Stagg: Just Who Was This Guy, Anyway?". CBS Interactive/ Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  4. "Football Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  5. "Florida's Tim Tebow and Morningside's Beau Kildow top ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-America Football Team". College Sports Information Directors of America. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-02-12.[dead link]
  6. "2009–10 NCAA Statistics Policies (updated 9/2/2009)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  7. The term "all-purpose", when used to describe a player, typically refers to one of two types of players:
    • A receiver or defensive back who also returns kicks, such as most of the other players on this list.
    • A player who fills multiple positions on the offensive side of the ball, such as Cobb, who frequently lines up as a receiver, running back, and wildcat quarterback.
    Marecic does not fit this mold; he is instead a starting fullback and linebacker, and was the only player in Division I (either FBS or FCS) in 2010 who started on both offense and defense.



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