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The 1972 College Football All-America team is composed of various organizations that choose College All-America teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams were Associated Press, United Press International, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Time magazine, Pro Football Weekly, and Football News. [1]

AP, UPI, and NEA were all press organizations that polled writers and players. FWAA was also a poll of writers, as was the Walter Camp Foundation. The AFCA was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News and Time polled football scouts and the editors of Pro Football Weekly and Football News chose teams for their publications. AP, UPI, NEA, The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, also listed numerous honorable mentions.





Tight Ends

  • Charles Young, USC (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, AFCA, TSN, Time, FN)



  • John Hannah, Alabama (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Ron Rusnak, North Carolina (AP, UPI, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Skip Singletary,Temple (WC)
  • Daryl White, Nebraska (NEA)
  • Joe DeLamielleure, Michigan State (TSN)
  • Geary Murdock, Iowa State (FN)


  • Tom Brahaney, Oklahoma (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Jim Krapf, Alabama (AFCA)


Running backs




  • Greg Marx, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Dave Butz, Purdue (UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • Roger Goree, Baylor (AP, FWAA)
  • John Grant, Southern California (FWAA)
  • Derland Moore, Oklahoma (AP)
  • John LeHeup, South Carolina (AFCA)
  • Bud Magrum, Colorado (FWAA)
  • George Hasenohrl, Ohio State (FN)

Middle Guards

  • Rich Glover, Nebraska (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)



  • Brad Van Pelt, Michigan State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time)
  • Cullen Bryant, Colorado (UPI, NEA, AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • Randy Logan, Michigan (UPI, WC, AFCA, FN)
  • Bob Popelka, Southern Methodist (AP, WC, FWAA)
  • Burgess Owens, Miami (TSN, Time)
  • Jackie Wallace, Arizona State (TSN, Time)
  • Conrad Graham, Tennessee (UPI, FN)
  • Randy Rhino, Georgia Tech (FWAA)
  • Calvin Jones, Washington (AP)
  • Drane Scrirener, Tulsa (NEA)
  • Frank Dowsing, Mississippi State (FN)
  • Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi (WC)

Special teams


  • Ricky Townsend, Tennessee (FWAA)
  • Chris Gartner, Indiana (TSN)


  • Ray Guy, Southern Miss (FWAA, TSN, Time)


  • AP - Associated Press
  • UPI - United Press International
  • NEA - Newspaper Enterprise Association
  • FWAA - Football Writers Association of America
  • WC - Walter Camp Foundation
  • AFCA - American Football Coaches Association
  • TSN - The Sporting News
  • Time - Time Magazine
  • PFW - Pro Football Weekly
  • FN - Football News
  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection


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College football awards
BEST PLAYER awards: Heisman Memorial Trophy (1935) • Maxwell Award (1937) • SN Player of the Year (1942) • Chic Harley Award (1955) •
Walter Camp Award (1967) • AP Player of the Year (1998) • Archie Griffin Award (1999)
Bill Willis Trophy (defensive lineman)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Defenseman)
Chuck Bednarik Award (Defenseman)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Center)
Davey O'Brien Award (Quarterback)
Dick Butkus Award (Linebacker)
Doak Walker Award (Running back)
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Wide receiver)
Freshman of the Year
Jack Lambert Trophy (linebacker)
Jack Tatum Trophy (defensive back)
Jim Brown Trophy (running back)
Jim Parker Trophy (offensive lineman)
Jim Thorpe Award (Defensive back)
College Football Performance Awards (Various positions)
John Mackey Award (Tight end)
Johnny Unitas Award (Senior quarterback)
Lombardi Award (Lineman/linebacker)
Lott Trophy (Defenseman)
Lou Groza Award (Placekicker)
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (Student-athlete)
Manning Award (Quarterback)
Outland Trophy (Interior lineman)
Paul Warfield Trophy (wide receiver)
Quarterback of the Year
Ray Guy Award (Punter)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Quarterback)
Ted Hendricks Award (Defensive end)
Tight End of the Year
William V. Campbell Trophy (Student-athlete)
Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-athlete)
COACHING: AFCA Coach of the Year (1935) • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1957) • SN Coach of the Year (1963) • Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1967) •
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (1976) • Woody Hayes Trophy (1977) • Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year (1986) •
George Munger Award (1989) • Home Depot Coach of the Year (1994) • AP Coach of the Year (1998) • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2006) •
Broyles Assistant Coach of the YearAFCA Assistant Coach of the Year
DIVISION I FCS awards: Walter Payton Award (Div. I FCS offensive player) • Buck Buchanan Award (Div. I FCS defenseman)
Eddie Robinson Award (Div. I FCS coach)
CONFERENCE awards: Big 12 awardsBig East awardsBig Ten awards (MVP) • MAC awardsPac-10 awardsSEC awards
OTHER DIVISIONS / ASSOCIATIONS: Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. II) • Gagliardi Trophy (Div. III) • Melberger Award (Div. III) • Rawlings Award (NAIA)
MOST INSPIRATIONAL individual or team: Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award
HALL OF FAME: College Football Hall of Fame


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