1964 College Football All-America Team

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The 1964 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1964. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1964 season are (1) the Associated Press (AP), (2) the United Press International (UPI), (3) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the Central Press Association (CP), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (7) the Sporting News. Other selectors include 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] and the AFCA[2] was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News and Time magazine polled football scouts and coaches.[3][4] 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.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1964, the NCAA recognizes seven published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Official Other
Jack Snow End Notre Dame 6/7 AFCA, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Dick Butkus Center Illinois 6/7 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Gale Sayers Back Kansas 6/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Glenn Ressler Guard Penn State 5/7 AFCA, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN FN, Time, WC
Larry Elkins Back Baylor 5/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Larry Kramer Tackle Nebraska 5/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI FN, CP, WC
Tucker Frederickson Back Auburn 5/7 AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN Time, WC
Fred Biletnikoff End Florida State 4/7 AP, CP, FWAA, NEA FN, WC
Rick Redman Guard Washington 4/7 AFCA, CP, FWAA, UPI FN
Craig Morton[5] Quarterback California 4/7 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN FN, Time
Ralph Neely Tackle Oklahoma 3/7 AFCA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
John Huarte Quarterback Notre Dame 3/7 AP, CP, UPI FN, WC


Ends and flankers[edit]

  • Fred Biletnikoff, Florida State (AFCA-2, AP-1, CP-1, FN [end], FWAA, NEA-1, WC)
  • Jack Snow, Notre Dame (AFCA, AP-2, CP-1, FN [end], FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI, Time, WC)
  • Karl Noonan, Iowa (AFCA-3, AP-2, NEA-1 [flanker], FN [end])
  • Bob Hadrick, Purdue (AFCA-2, CP-2)
  • Howard Twilley, Tulsa (AFCA-3, CP-2, NEA-3 [flanker])
  • David Ray, Alabama (FN [end])
  • Charles Casey, Florida (NEA-2)
  • Fred Hill, USC (NEA-2)
  • Len Frketich, Oregon State (NEA-3)
  • Jim Whelan, Boston College (NEA-3)

Offensive tackles[edit]

  • Larry Kramer, Nebraska (AP-1, UPI, NEA-1, CP-1, WC, AFCA-1, FWAA, FN)
  • Ralph Neely, Oklahoma (UPI, Time, WC, AFCA-1, SN, FN)
  • Jim Wilson, Georgia (AP-1, CP-2, NEA-1, FWAA)
  • Harry Schuh, Memphis State (AFCA-2, Time)
  • Jerry Rush, Michigan State (AP-2, NEA-3 [def. tackle])
  • Dennis Murphy, Florida (FN)
  • Rich Koper, Oregon State (AP-2)
  • Butch Allison, Missouri (NEA-2)
  • Bill Zadel, Army (AFCA-2, NEA-3)
  • Carl Singer, Purdue (NEA-3)




Running backs[edit]


Defensive ends[edit]

Defensive tackles[edit]

  • Bill Yearby, Michigan (AFCA-3, AP-2, CP-1, FN [tackle], NEA-1)
  • Jim Davidson, Ohio State (NEA-2 [off. tackle], SN, Time)
  • Dan Kearley, Alabama (AP-1)
  • John Van Sicklen, Iowa State (AP-1)
  • Remi Prudhomme, LSU (NEA-1, FN [end])
  • Ed Orazen, Ohio State (FN [tackle])
  • John Frick, Ohio Univ. (AP-2, NEA-3 [off. guard])
  • Jim Garcia, Purdue (NEA-2)
  • Kent Francisco, UCLA (NEA-2)
  • Kevin Hardy, Notre Dame (NEA-3)

Middle guards[edit]


Defensive backs[edit]


  • Bold – Consensus All-American[6]
  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]

  • FN = The Football News, consisting of 33 players "selected by the Football News staff and a panel of its correspondents around the country"[16]
  • Time = Time, the U.S. news magazine. Time chose an offensive and a defensive platoon.[17]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation. The Walter Camp team was composed of one 11-man team.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Football Writers Association of America All-American Team". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  2. ^ American Football Coaches Association: All-America Teams
  3. ^ Sporting News All-America Teams
  4. ^ "Pick of the Pros". Time magazine. 1965-12-03. 
  5. ^ Even though Morton was selected as a first-team All-American by four of the seven official selectors, he is not recognized by the NCAA as a consensus All-American. Instead, John Huarte, who received only three official first-team awards, is recognized as the consensus All-American quarterback for 1964.
  6. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 9. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Coaches' All-America Includes Berry, Morton". The Spokesman-Review. November 24, 1964. p. 11. 
  8. ^ "Butkus Again All-American". Eugene Register-Guard. December 4, 1964. p. B1. 
  9. ^ Walter Johns (1964-11-30). "Captains' All-America Honors 2 Irish Stars". Evening Independent. Massillon, Ohio. 
  10. ^ "Three From Big 10 on All-America". Cedar Rapids Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 1964-12-01. 
  11. ^ "Football Writers Association of America All-American Team". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  12. ^ Murray Olderman (1964-11-17). "NEA All-American Teams Are Split Into Platoons". Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune. 
  13. ^ "Tide's Wayne Freeman Wins All-America Honors". The Tuscaloosa News. November 17, 1964. p. 9. 
  14. ^ "Sporting News All-America Teams". Sporting News. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  15. ^ "1964 UPI All-Americans". Daily News. Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA. 1964-12-02. 
  16. ^ Roger Stanton, editor (November 28, 1964). "All-America Selected". The Football News. pp. 1, 3. 
  17. ^ "Where the Money Will Go". Time. 1964-11-27. 
  18. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.