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 Dick Barker Guard CT-1
1920 Polly Wallace Center CT-1; AP-3
1934 Fred Poole Punter AP-1
1935 Ike Hayes Guard NEA-2
1938 Everett Kischer Quarterback NEA-3
1938 Ed Bockdagger Guard AP-1; LIB-1; NEA-1
1944 Jack Fathauer Guard LK-2
1950 Jim Doran Wide Receiver INS-1; AP-2
1959 Dwight Nichols Running Back FWAA-1; NEA-2; AP-3; UPI-3
1960 Tom Watkins Fullback AFCA-2
1961 Dave Hoppmann Running Back AP-3; UPI-3
1962 Dave Hoppmann Running Back FWAA-1; AP-3
1963 Tom Vaughn Fullback FWAA-1; AFCA-2
1964 John Van Sicklen Tackle AP-1
1966 Eppie Barney Wide Receiver AP-2
1972 George Amundson Quarterback NEA-2
1972 Merv Krakau Defensive End AP-3
1972 Geary Murdock Guard FN-1
1973 Matt Blair Linebacker AFCA-1
1974 Barry Hill Safety UPI-2; AP-3
1976 Luther Blue Wide Receiver FWAA-1; AP-3
1977 Ron McFarland Nose Tackle FN-2
1978 Mike Stensrud Defensive Tackle AP-2
1980 Dwayne Crutchfield Runningback UPI-2
1982 Karl Nelson Tackle NEA-1
1983 Tracy Henderson Wide Receiver AP-3
1984 Tracy Henderson Wide Receiver FN-1; AP-2; NEA-2
1989 Mike Buschdagger Tight End UPI-1; AFCA-1; WC-1
1989 Blaise Bryant Runningback AP-3
1993 Doug Skartvedt Tackle AP-3
1995 Troy Davisdagger Running Back AP-1; AFCA-1; WC-1; TSN-1
1996 Troy Davisdagger Running Back AP-1; FWAA-1; WC-1; TSN-1
2000 Ben Bruns Center FN-3
2011 Kelechi Osemele Tackle SI-1
2017 Joel Lanning Linebacker FWAA-1; SI-2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (November 15, 2011). "2010–11 NCAA Statistics Policies & Guidelines" (PDF). Retrieved December 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Iowa State Cyclones All-America Selections - College Football at".
  3. ^ "Osemele is an SI All-American". 13 December 2011.
  4. ^