1988 College Football All-America Team

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The 1988 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1988. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1988 season.[1] They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA);[2] (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers;[3] (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA);[4] (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers;[5] and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).[6] Other notable selectors included Football News, the Gannett News Service,[7] Scripps Howard (SH),[8] and The Sporting News (TSN).[9]

Offense[edit]

Wide receivers[edit]

Tight ends[edit]

Offensive tackles[edit]

  • Tony Mandarich, Michigan State (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, GNS, SH, TSN)
  • Andy Heck, Notre Dame (AP-1, UPI-1, TSN)
  • Pat Tomberlin, Florida State (AP-2, WC, SH)
  • Tom Ricketts, Pittsburgh (GNS)

Offensive guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

Running backs[edit]

Defense[edit]

Defensive ends[edit]

Defensive tackles[edit]

Linebackers[edit]

Defensive backs[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Kickers[edit]

Punters[edit]

  • Keith English, Colorado (AP-1, UPI-1, WC, GNS, TSN)
  • Pat Thompson, BYU (AFCA, FWAA, SH)

Returners[edit]

  • Tyrone Thurman, Texas Tech (AP-1)
  • James Henry, Southern Mississippi (TSN)

Key[edit]

  • Bold – Consensus All-American[1]
  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection
  • CFHOF = College Football Hall of Fame inductee

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. pp. 3, 14. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "1988 Kodak All-America Team". Asbury Park Press. November 22, 1988. p. D2. 
  3. ^ a b "AP All-America". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 9, 1988. p. F2. 
  4. ^ a b "Football Writers Association All-America Team". The Indianapolis Star. December 2, 1988. p. C6. 
  5. ^ a b "UPI All-America Team". The Indianapolis Star. December 15, 1988. p. C10. 
  6. ^ a b "Walter Camp All-America Team". Southern Illinoisan. November 24, 1988. p. 18. 
  7. ^ a b "GNS All-America Team". The Des Moines Register. November 30, 1988. p. 2S. 
  8. ^ a b "Scripps Howard All-America Team". The Pittsburgh Press. November 25, 1988. p. D6. 
  9. ^ a b "The Sporting News All-America Team". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 16, 1988. p. 6D. 
  10. ^ Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2016.