The Iowa State Cyclones college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and represents the Iowa State University in the Big 12 Conference (Big 12). All-America selections are individual player recognitions made after each season when numerous publications release lists of their ideal team. The NCAA recognizes five All-America lists: the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (TSN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC). In order for an honoree to earn a "consensus" selection, he must be selected as first team in three of the five lists recognized by the NCAA, and "unanimous" selections must be selected as first team in all five lists.
Since the establishment of the team in 1892, Iowa State has had 16 players honored a total of 24 times as First Team All-America for their performance on the field of play. Included in these selections are 4 consensus selections, 2 of which were unanimous selections. The most recent All-American from Iowa State came after the 2011 season, when Kelechi Osemele was named First Team All-America by Sports Illustrated.
|AAB||All-America Board||AFCA||American Football Coaches of America||AP||Associated Press||CT||Chicago Tribune|
|CO||Collier's Weekly||SI||Sports Illustrated||CP||Central Press Association||CSW||College Sports Writers|
|DW||Davis J. Walsh||ES||Ed Sullivan||FN||The Football News||FWAA||Football Writers Association of America|
|INS||International News Service||KCS||Kansas City Star||LAT||Los Angeles Times||LIB||Liberty Magazine|
|LK||Look magazine||NANA||North American Newspaper Alliance||NB||Norman E. Brown||NEA||Newspaper Editors Association|
|NL||Navy Log||NYEP||New York Evening Post||NYS||New York Sun||OF||Oscar Fraley|
|PD||Parke H. Davis||SH||Scripps-Howard||Time||Time Magazine||TSN||The Sporting News|
|UP||United Press||UPI||United Press International||WC||Walter Camp||WD||Walter Dobbins|
|1920||Polly Wallace||C||CT-1; AP-3|
|1938||Ed Bock||G||AP-1; LIB-1; NEA-1|
|1950||Jim Doran||WR||INS-1; AP-2|
|1959||Dwight Nichols||RB||FWAA-1; NEA-2; AP-3; UPI-3|
|1961||Dave Hoppmann||RB||AP-3; UPI-3|
|1962||Dave Hoppmann||RB||FWAA-1; AP-3|
|1963||Tom Vaughn||FB||FWAA-1; AFCA-2|
|1964||John Van Sicklen||T||AP-1|
|1974||Barry Hill||S||UPI-2; AP-3|
|1976||Luther Blue||WR||FWAA-1; AP-3|
|1984||Tracy Henderson||WR||FN-1; AP-2; NEA-2|
|1989||Mike Busch||TE||UPI-1; AFCA-1; WC-1|
|1995||Troy Davis||RB||AP-1; AFCA-1; WC-1; TSN-1|
|1996||Troy Davis||RB||AP-1; FWAA-1; WC-1; TSN-1|
|2017||Joel Lanning||LB||FWAA-1; SI-2|
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (November 15, 2011). "2010–11 NCAA Statistics Policies & Guidelines" (PDF). NCAA.org. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/ForSIDs/policies.pdf. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
- ↑ "Iowa State Cyclones All-America Selections - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/all-america.html.
- ↑ "Osemele is an SI All-American". 13 December 2011. http://cyclonefanatic.com/2011/12/osemele-is-an-si-all-american/.
- ↑ http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/FB_history.pdf