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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).[1] 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Key Edit

dagger Consensus selection
double-dagger Unanimous selection


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

Selections Edit

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List of All-Americans showing the year won, player, position and selectors[4]
Year Player name Position Selector(s)
1919 Barker, DickDick Barker G CT-1
1920 Wallace, PollyPolly Wallace C CT-1; AP-3
1934 Poole, FredFred Poole P AP-1
1935 Hayes, IkeIke Hayes G NEA-2
1938 Kischer, EverettEverett Kischer QB NEA-3
1938 Bock, EdEd Bockdagger G AP-1; LIB-1; NEA-1
1944 Fathauer, JackJack Fathauer G LK-2
1950 Doran, JimJim Doran WR INS-1; AP-2
1959 Nichols, DwightDwight Nichols RB FWAA-1; NEA-2; AP-3; UPI-3
1960 Watkins, TomTom Watkins FB AFCA-2
1961 Hoppmann, DaveDave Hoppmann RB AP-3; UPI-3
1962 Hoppmann, DaveDave Hoppmann RB FWAA-1; AP-3
1963 Vaughn, TomTom Vaughn FB FWAA-1; AFCA-2
1964 Van Sicklen, JohnJohn Van Sicklen T AP-1
1966 Barney, EppieEppie Barney WR AP-2
1972 Amundson, GeorgeGeorge Amundson QB NEA-2
1972 Krakau, MervMerv Krakau DE AP-3
1972 Murdock, GearyGeary Murdock G FN-1
1973 Blair, MattMatt Blair LB AFCA-1
1974 Hill, BarryBarry Hill S UPI-2; AP-3
1976 Blue, LutherLuther Blue WR FWAA-1; AP-3
1977 McFarland, RonRon McFarland NT FN-2
1978 Stensrud, MikeMike Stensrud DT AP-2
1980 Crutchfield, DwayneDwayne Crutchfield RB UPI-2
1982 Nelson, KarlKarl Nelson T NEA-1
1983 Henderson, TracyTracy Henderson WR AP-3
1984 Henderson, TracyTracy Henderson WR FN-1; AP-2; NEA-2
1989 Busch, MikeMike Buschdagger TE UPI-1; AFCA-1; WC-1
1989 Bryant, BlaiseBlaise Bryant RB AP-3
1993 Skartvedt, DougDoug Skartvedt T AP-3
1995 Davis, TroyTroy Davisdagger RB AP-1; AFCA-1; WC-1; TSN-1
1996 Davis, TroyTroy Davisdagger RB AP-1; FWAA-1; WC-1; TSN-1
2000 Bruns, BenBen Bruns C FN-3
2011 Osemele, KelechiKelechi Osemele T SI-1
2017 Lanning, JoelJoel Lanning LB FWAA-1; SI-2

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