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1972 College Football All-America Team

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1972 College Football All-America Team

The 1972 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 (AP), United Press International (UPI), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Time magazine, Pro Football Weekly, and Football 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 and Time polled football scouts, and the editors of Pro Football Weekly and Football News chose teams 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 1
    • Receivers 1.1
    • Tight ends 1.2
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Guards 1.4
    • Centers 1.5
    • Quarterbacks 1.6
    • Running backs 1.7
  • Defense 2
    • Ends 2.1
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Middle guards 2.3
    • Linebackers 2.4
    • Backs 2.5
  • Special teams 3
    • Kickers 3.1
    • Punters 3.2
  • Key 4
  • References 5



Tight ends

  • Charles Young, USC (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, AFCA, TSN, Time, FN)





Running backs




  • Greg Marx, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Dave Butz, Purdue (UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • Roger Goree, Baylor (AP, FWAA)
  • John Grant, Southern California (FWAA)
  • Derland Moore, Oklahoma (AP)
  • John LeHeup, South Carolina (AFCA)
  • Bud Magrum, Colorado (FWAA)
  • George Hasenohrl, Ohio State (FN)

Middle guards

  • Rich Glover, Nebraska (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)



  • Brad Van Pelt, Michigan State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time)
  • Cullen Bryant, Colorado (UPI, NEA, AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • Randy Logan, Michigan (UPI, WC, AFCA, FN)
  • Bob Popelka, Southern Methodist (AP, WC, FWAA)
  • Burgess Owens, Miami (TSN, Time)
  • Jackie Wallace, Arizona State (TSN, Time)
  • Conrad Graham, Tennessee (UPI, FN)
  • Randy Rhino, Georgia Tech (FWAA)
  • Calvin Jones, Washington (AP)
  • Drane Scrirener, Tulsa (NEA)
  • Frank Dowsing, Mississippi State (FN)
  • Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi (WC)

Special teams


  • Ricky Townsend, Tennessee (FWAA)
  • Chris Gartner, Indiana (TSN)


  • Ray Guy, Southern Miss (FWAA, TSN, Time)



  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 2009-03-21. 
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