List of Iowa State Cyclones football All-Americans

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The Iowa State Cyclones college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and represents the Iowa State University in the Big 12 Conference (Big 12). All-America selections are individual player recognitions made after each season when numerous publications release lists of their ideal team. The NCAA recognizes five All-America lists: the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (TSN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).[1] In order for an honoree to earn a "consensus" selection, he must be selected as first team in three of the five lists recognized by the NCAA, and "unanimous" selections must be selected as first team in all five lists.[1]

Since the establishment of the team in 1892, Iowa State has had 16 players honored a total of 24 times as First Team All-America for their performance on the field of play. Included in these selections are 4 consensus selections, 2 of which were unanimous selections.[2] The most recent All-American from Iowa State came after the 2011 season, when Kelechi Osemele was named First Team All-America by Sports Illustrated.[3]


dagger Consensus selection
double-dagger Unanimous selection


AAB All-America Board AFCA American Football Coaches of America AP Associated Press CT Chicago Tribune
CO Collier's Weekly SI Sports Illustrated CP Central Press Association CSW College Sports Writers
DW Davis J. Walsh ES Ed Sullivan FN The Football News FWAA Football Writers Association of America
INS International News Service KCS Kansas City Star LAT Los Angeles Times LIB Liberty Magazine
LK Look magazine NANA North American Newspaper Alliance NB Norman E. Brown NEA Newspaper Editors Association
NL Navy Log NYEP New York Evening Post NYS New York Sun OF Oscar Fraley
PD Parke H. Davis SH Scripps-Howard Time Time Magazine TSN The Sporting News
UP United Press UPI United Press International WC Walter Camp WD Walter Dobbins


List of All-Americans showing the year won, player, position and selectors[4]
Year Player name Position Selector(s)
1919 Barker, DickDick Barker Guard CT-1
1920 Wallace, PollyPolly Wallace Center CT-1; AP-3
1934 Poole, FredFred Poole Punter AP-1
1935 Hayes, IkeIke Hayes Guard NEA-2
1938 Kischer, EverettEverett Kischer Quarterback NEA-3
1938 Bock, EdEd Bockdagger Guard AP-1; LIB-1; NEA-1
1944 Fathauer, JackJack Fathauer Guard LK-2
1950 Doran, JimJim Doran Wide Receiver INS-1; AP-2
1959 Nichols, DwightDwight Nichols Running Back FWAA-1; NEA-2; AP-3; UPI-3
1960 Watkins, TomTom Watkins Fullback AFCA-2
1961 Hoppmann, DaveDave Hoppmann Running Back AP-3; UPI-3
1962 Hoppmann, DaveDave Hoppmann Running Back FWAA-1; AP-3
1963 Vaughn, TomTom Vaughn Fullback FWAA-1; AFCA-2
1964 Van Sicklen, JohnJohn Van Sicklen Tackle AP-1
1966 Barney, EppieEppie Barney Wide Receiver AP-2
1972 Amundson, GeorgeGeorge Amundson Quarterback NEA-2
1972 Krakau, MervMerv Krakau Defensive End AP-3
1972 Murdock, GearyGeary Murdock Guard FN-1
1973 Blair, MattMatt Blair Linebacker AFCA-1
1974 Hill, BarryBarry Hill Safety UPI-2; AP-3
1976 Blue, LutherLuther Blue Wide Receiver FWAA-1; AP-3
1977 McFarland, RonRon McFarland Nose Tackle FN-2
1978 Stensrud, MikeMike Stensrud Defensive Tackle AP-2
1980 Crutchfield, DwayneDwayne Crutchfield Runningback UPI-2
1982 Nelson, KarlKarl Nelson Tackle NEA-1
1983 Henderson, TracyTracy Henderson Wide Receiver AP-3
1984 Henderson, TracyTracy Henderson Wide Receiver FN-1; AP-2; NEA-2
1989 Busch, MikeMike Buschdagger Tight End UPI-1; AFCA-1; WC-1
1989 Bryant, BlaiseBlaise Bryant Runningback AP-3
1993 Skartvedt, DougDoug Skartvedt Tackle AP-3
1995 Davis, TroyTroy Davisdouble-dagger Running Back AP-1; AFCA-1; FWAA-1; WC-1; TSN-1
1996 Davis, TroyTroy Davisdouble-dagger Running Back AP-1; AFCA-1; FWAA-1; WC-1; TSN-1
2000 Bruns, BenBen Bruns Center FN-3
2011 Osemele, KelechiKelechi Osemele Tackle SI-1

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