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1979 College Football All-America Team

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1979 College Football All-America Team

The 1979 College Football All-America team is composed of various organizations that choose College All-America teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams were Associated Press, United Press International, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, and The Sporting News. [1]

AP, UPI, and NEA were all press organizations that polled writers and players. FWAA was also a poll of writers, as was the Walter Camp Foundation. The AFCA was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News chose a team for their publications. AP, UPI, NEA,The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, also listed numerous honorable mentions.

Offense

Receivers

Tight ends

Tackles

Guards

Centers

  • Jim Ritcher, North Carolina State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN)

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Defense

Ends

Tackles

Middle guards

Linebackers

Backs

Special teams

Kickers

Punters

  • Jim Miller, Mississippi (UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN)

Key

References

  1. ^ "ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of College Football from 1869 to the Present". Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
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