1983 College Football All-America Team

The 1983 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 1983. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1983 season. They are:[1] (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) selected by the nation's football writers;[4] (4) the United Press International (UPI);[5] and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).[6] Other selectors included Football News (FN), Gannett News Service,[7] the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA),[8] and The Sporting News (TSN).

Consensus All-Americans

The following charts identify the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans for the year 1983 and displays which first-team designations they received.


Name Position School Number[9] Official Other
Bill FralicTacklePittsburgh5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Irving FryarReceiverNebraska5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Mike RozierRunning backNebraska5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Steve YoungQuarterbackBrigham Young5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Gordon HudsonTight endBrigham Young5/2/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA
Dean SteinkuhlerGuardNebraska4/3/7AFCA, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Bo JacksonRunning backAuburn4/2/6AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPIGNS, NEA
Terry LongTackleEast Carolina4/0/4AFCA, AP, FWAA, WC-
Doug DawsonGuardTexas3/0/3AFCA, AP, WC-
Tony SlatonCenterUSC3/0/3FWAA, UPI, WC-
Napoleon McCallumRunning backNavy2/1/3FWAA, WCTSN
Greg AllenRunning backFlorida State2/0/2UPI, WC-


Name Position School Number[9] Official Other
Rick BryanDef. tackleOklahoma5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Russell CarterDef. backSMU5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Reggie WhiteDef. tackleTennessee5/3/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCGNS, NEA, TSN
Ricky HunleyLinebackerArizona5/1/6AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCNEA
Jerry GrayDef. backTexas4/2/6AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPIGNS, NEA
Terry HoageDef. backGeorgia4/2/6AFCA, FWAA, UPI, WCNEA, TSN
Ron RiveraLinebackerCalifornia3/3/6AFCA, AP, FWAAGNS, NEA, TSN
Wilber MarshallLinebackerFlorida4/1/5AFCA, AP, UPI, WCNEA
Don RogersDef. backUCLA3/2/5AFCA, FWAA, WCGNS, TSN
William PerryMiddle guardClemson4/0/4AP, FWAA, UPI, WC-
Jeff LeidingLinebackerTexas3/0/3AP, FWAA, WC-
William FullerDefensive endNorth Carolina2/1/3AFCA, WCTSN

Special teams

Name Position School Number[9] Official Other
Luis ZendejasPlacekickerArizona St.3/1/4AP, FWAA, WCNEA
Jack WeilPunterWyoming3/0/3AP, FWAA, UPI-



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Running backs


Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

Middle guards


Defensive backs

Special teams





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

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. 1 2 "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  2. 1 2 "1983 Kodak-AFCA All-America Team". The Palm Beach Post. December 2, 1983. p. D6 via Newspapers.com.
  3. 1 2 "Associated Press All-American Team". Herald and Review (Decatur, IL). December 6, 1983. p. B3 via Newspapers.com.
  4. 1 2 Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  5. 1 2 Dave Raffo (December 8, 1983). "Offensive Titans Nebraska, BYU Dominate UPI All-America". Tyrone Daily Herald. p. 5 via Newspapers.com.
  6. 1 2 "1983 Walter Camp All-America Team". The Palm Beach Post. December 2, 1983. p. D6 via Newspapers.com.
  7. 1 2 "All-America Gannett News Service". The Tennessean. November 29, 1983. p. 4C via Newspapers.com.
  8. 1 2 "The 1983 NEA All-America team". The Republic (Columbus, Ind.). November 30, 1983. p. 16 via Newspapers.com.
  9. 1 2 3 This column lists the number of selectors choosing the player as a first-team All-American as follows: official selectors/other selectors/total selectors.
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