1989 College Football All-America Team

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The 1989 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 1989. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1989 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] Newspaper Enterprise Association in conjunction with World Almanac,[8] Scripps Howard (SH),[9] and The Sporting News (TSN).[10]

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

The following charts identify the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans for the year 1989 and display which first-team designations they received.

Offense[edit]

Name Position School Number[11] Official Other
Anthony Thompson Running back Indiana 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Emmitt Smith Running back Florida 5/4/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, SH, TSN
Clarkston Hines Wide receiver Duke 5/4/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH
Eric Still Offensive guard Tennessee 5/3/8 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF GNS, SH, TSN
Terance Mathis Wide receiver New Mexico 4/3/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI GNS, SH, TSN
Joe Garten Offensive guard Colorado 4/3/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI NEA, SH, TSN
Andre Ware Quarterback Houston 4/2/6 AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF GNS, SH
Jim Mabry Offensive tackle Arkansas 4/2/6 AFCA, AP, UPI, WCFF FN, SH
Mike Busch Tight end Iowa State 3/1/4 AFCA, UPI, WCFF SH
Jake Young Center Nebraska 3/1/4 AFCA, UPI, WCFF SH
Mohammed Elewonibi Offensive tackle BYU 2/2/4 FWAA, UPI GNS, NEA
Bob Kula Offensive tackle Michigan State 2/0/2 AFCA, AP --

Defense[edit]

Name Position School Number[11] Official Other
Keith McCants Linebacker Alabama 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Percy Snow Linebacker Michigan State 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Todd Lyght Defensive back Notre Dame 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Mark Carrier Defensive back USC 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Tripp Welborne Defensive back Michigan 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Moe Gardner Nose guard Illinois 5/4/9 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH
Chris Zorich Defensive tackle Notre Dame 4/4/8 AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, SH, TSN
Tim Ryan Defensive tackle USC 4/2/6 AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, SH
Greg Mark Defensive end Miami (Fla) 3/3/6 AFCA, AP, UPI GNS, SH, TSN
Alfred Williams Linebacker Colorado 3/3/6 AFCA, FWAA, UPI FN, GNS, NEA
LeRoy Butler Defensive back Florida State 3/1/4 AP, UPI, WCFF SH

Special teams[edit]

Name Position School Number[11] Official Other
Jason Hanson Placekicker Washington State 5/5/10 AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN
Tom Rouen Punter Colorado 4/3/7 AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF GNS, NEA, SH

Full selections - offense[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

Running backs[edit]

Wide receivers[edit]

Tight ends[edit]

Offensive tackles[edit]

  • Jim Mabry, Arkansas (AFCA [offensive line], AP-1, UPI-1 [line], WCFF, FN, SH)
  • Mohammed Elewonibi, BYU (AP-3, FWAA [offensive line], UPI-1 [line], GNS [off. guard], NEA-1 [off. guard])
  • Bob Kula, Michigan State (AP-1, AFCA [line], UPI-2)
  • Doug Glaser, Nebraska (AP-2, UPI-2 [line], WCFF, GNS, NEA-2)
  • Stacy Long, Clemson (AP-3, TSN)
  • Charles Odiorne, Texas Tech (AP-3, TSN)
  • Chris Port, Duke (AP-2, FWAA [line], UPI-2 [line])
  • Mike Pfiefer, Kentucky (FN, NEA-1)
  • Ed Cunningham, Texas (NEA-1)
  • Richmond Webb, Texas A&M (GNS)
  • Roman Matusz, Pittsburgh (GNS)
  • Glenn Parker, Arizona (GNS)
  • Greg Skrepenak, Michigan (NEA-2)

Offensive guards[edit]

  • Eric Still, Tennessee (AFCA [line], AP-1, FWAA [line], UPI-1 [line], WCFF, GNS, NEA-2, SH [off. tackle], TSN)
  • Joe Garten, Colorado (AFCA [line], AP-1, UPI-1 [line], FWAA [line], NEA-1, SH, TSN)
  • Ed King, Auburn (AP-2, UPI-2 [line], WCFF, FN, GNS, SH)
  • Mark Tucker, USC (FN, GNS)
  • Roy Brown, Virginia (AP-2)
  • Dean Dingman, Michigan (AP-3)
  • Dave Szott, Penn State (GNS)
  • Tim Grunhard, Notre Dame (NEA-2)

Centers[edit]

Full selections - defense[edit]

Defensive ends[edit]

  • Greg Mark, Miami (Fla) (AFCA [defensive line], AP-1 [defensive line], UPI-1 [line], GNS, NEA-2 [line], SH [line], TSN)
  • Craig Veasey, Houston (TSN)
  • Ray Savage, Virginia (AFCA [defensive line])
  • Arthur Walker, Colorado (AP-3 [defensive line])
  • Oliver Barnett, Kentucky (AP-3 [defensive line], GNS)

Defensive tackles[edit]

  • Chris Zorich, Notre Dame (CFHOF) (AP-1 [defensive line], FWAA [defensive line], UPI-1 [line], WCFF [line], FN, GNS [nose tackle], NEA-2 [line], SH [line], TSN [nose tackle])
  • Tim Ryan, USC (AP-1 [defensive line], FWAA [defensive line], UPI-1 [line], WCFF [line], FN, NEA-2 [line], SH [line])
  • Marc Spindler, Pittsburgh (AP-2 [defensive line], UPI-2 [line], GNS, TSN)
  • Cortez Kennedy, Miami (Fla.) (AP-2 [defensive line], UPI-2 [line], GNS, NEA-1 [line], TSN)
  • Jeff Alm, Notre Dame (AP-2, GNS)
  • Ray Agnew, North Carolina State (AP-3 [defensive line])
  • Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla) (AP-3 [defensive line], GNS)
  • Eric Hayes, Florida State (GNS)
  • Travis Davis, Michigan State (GNS)
  • Ted Washington, Louisville (GNS)

Nose guards[edit]

  • Moe Gardner, Illinois (AFCA [defensive line], AP-1 [defensive line], FWAA [defensive line], UPI-1 [line], WCFF [line], FN, GNS [nose tackle], NEA-1 [line], SH [line])
  • Odell Haggins, Florida State (AFCA [defensive line], AP-2 [defensive line], UPI-2 [line], WCFF [line], GNS [nose tackle], NEA-1 [line])

Linebackers[edit]

  • Alfred Williams, Colorado (AFCA [defensive line], AP-2, FWAA, UPI-1, FN, GNS, NEA-1)
  • Percy Snow, Michigan State (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, FN, GNS, NEA-1, SH, TSN [inside linebacker])
  • Keith McCants, Alabama (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, FN, GNS, NEA-1, SH, TSN [inside linebacker])
  • James Francis, Baylor (AFCA, AP-1, UPI-2, FN, GNS, NEA-1, TSN [special teams])
  • Kanavis McGhee, Colorado (UPI-2, WCFF, NEA-2, SH)
  • Andre Collins, Penn State (AP-2, FWAA, UPI-2, GNS, NEA-2)
  • Junior Seau, USC (AP-2, GNS, NEA-2, TSN [outside linebacker])
  • Craig Ogletree, Auburn (TSN [outside linebacker])
  • Ned Bolcar, Notre Dame (UPI-2)
  • Ron Cox, Fresno State (AP-3, GNS)
  • Bob Davis, BYU (AP-3)
  • Terry Wooden, Syracuse (AP-3, NEA-2)
  • Tony Bennett, Ole Miss (GNS)
  • Darion Conner, Jackson State (GNS)

Defensive backs[edit]

  • Todd Lyght, Notre Dame (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, FN, GNS [cornerback], NEA-1, SH, TSN)
  • Mark Carrier, USC (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, FN, GNS [safety], NEA-1, SH, TSN)
  • Tripp Welborne, Michigan (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, FN, GNS [safety], NEA-1, SH, TSN)
  • LeRoy Butler, Florida State (AP-1, UPI-1, WCFF, NEA-2, SH)
  • Chris Oldham, Oregon (AP-2, FWAA, UPI-2, GNS [cornerback])
  • Harlon Barnett, Michigan State (TSN, AP-3)
  • John Mangum, Alabama (AP-2, FN)
  • Reggie Cooper, Nebraska (AP-2, NEA-1)
  • Ben Smith, Georgia (AP-2, UPI-2, NEA-2)
  • Walter Briggs, Hawaii (UPI-2)
  • Richard Fain, Florida (UPI-2)
  • Ken Swilling, Georgia Tech (AP-3, GNS [safety], NEA-2)
  • James Williams, Fresno State (AP-3, GNS [cornerback])
  • Adrian Jones, Missouri (AP-3)
  • Mickey Washington, Texas A&M (GNS [cornerback])
  • Alonzo Hampton, Pittsburgh (GNS [cornerback])
  • Pat Terrell, Notre Dame (GNS [safety])
  • Jesse Campbell, North Carolina State (GNS [safety])
  • Nathan LaDuke, Arizona State (NEA-2)

Full selections - special teams[edit]

Placekickers[edit]

  • Jason Hanson, Washington State (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, FN, GNS, NEA-1, SH, TSN)
  • Philip Doyle, Alabama (AP-2, UPI-2, NEA-2)
  • Chris Gardocki, Clemson (AP-3, GNS [combination])
  • David Browndyke, LSU (GNS)

Punters[edit]

  • Tom Rouen, Colorado (AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WCFF, GNS, NEA-1, SH)
  • Robbie Keen, California (AFCA, UPI-2)
  • Kirk Maggio, UCLA (AP-3, NEA-2, TSN)
  • Shawn McCarthy, Purdue (AP-2, FN)
  • Sean Fleming, Wyoming (GNS)

Return specialists[edit]

  • Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame (AP-1, FWAA [kick returner], UPI-2 [wide receiver], FN, GNS [wide receiver], NEA-1 [wide receiver], TSN)
  • Mike Bellamy, Illinois (AP-2)
  • Ron Gray, Air Force (AP-3)

Key[edit]

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

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 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Kodak All-America Team". The Arizona Republic. December 6, 1989. p. F6. 
  3. ^ a b "All-American Team". The Clarksdale Press Register. December 6, 1989. p. 6. 
  4. ^ a b "Football Writers All-America". The Indianapolis Star. November 29, 1989. p. B4. 
  5. ^ a b Jeff Shain (December 13, 1989). "Ware, Thompson Head UPI's 1989 All-America Team". The Daily Herald (Tyrone, PA). p. 5. 
  6. ^ a b "Walter Camp All-America Team". The Times (Shreveport, LA). November 24, 1989. p. 2B. 
  7. ^ a b "Gannett All-America Team". The Clarion-Ledger. December 1, 1989. p. 2C. 
  8. ^ a b "Thompson leads NEA's All-America team". Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune. December 5, 1989. p. 24. 
  9. ^ a b "Scripps Howard All-America Team". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 30, 1989. p. 6D. 
  10. ^ a b "The Sporting News All-America team". The Courier-Journal. December 14, 1989. p. E4. 
  11. ^ a b c This column lists the number of selectors choosing the player as a first-team All-American as follows: official selectors/other selectors/total selectors.