1966 College Football All-America Team

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The 1966 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 (AP), United Press International (UPI), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Central Press Association, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Time magazine and Football News.

AP, UPI, NEA, and Central Press were all press organizations that polled writers and players. FWAA was also a poll of writers,[1] as was the Walter Camp Foundation.[2] The AFCA[3] was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News and Time polled football scouts and coaches.[4][5] AP, UPI, NEA, Central Press, and The Sporting News chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, and Central Press also listed numerous honorable mentions.



Tight ends[edit]

  • Austin Denny, Tennessee (NEA)


  • Cecil Dowdy, Alabama (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Ron Yary, USC (UPI, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, Time, TSN)
  • Jerry West, Michigan State (NEA)



  • Jim Breland, Georgia Tech (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA)
  • Bill Carr, Florida (Time, TSN)
  • Ray Pryor, Ohio State (FWAA)


Running backs[edit]



  • Bubba Smith, Michigan St. (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, Time, TSN)
  • Alan Page, Notre Dame (NEA, CP, WC, FWAA, Time, TSN)
  • Tom Greenlee, Washington (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA)


  • Loyd Phillips, Arkansas (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, Time, TSN)
  • Pete Duranko, Notre Dame (UPI, AFCA)
  • Dennis Byrd, N.C. State (NEA, FWAA)
  • George Patton, Georgia (AP, CP)
  • Kevin Hardy, Notre Dame (Time, TSN)

Middle guards[edit]


  • Jim Lynch, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, Time, TSN)
  • Wayne Meylan, Nebraska (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Paul Naumoff, Tennessee (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Bob Matheson, Duke (AP, Time, TSN)
  • Townsend Clarke, Army (CP)


Special teams[edit]





  1. ^ "Football Writers Association of America All-American Team". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Walter Camp Foundation All-American Teams". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  3. ^ American Football Coaches Association: All-America Teams
  4. ^ Sporting News All-America Teams
  5. ^ "As The Pros See Them". Time magazine. 1966-12-09.