1984 College Football All-America Team

The 1984 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 1984. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1984 season. They are:[1] (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers; (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers; and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC). Other selectors included Football News (FN), Gannett News Service (GNS), the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and The Sporting News (TSN).



Tight ends





Running backs


Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

  • Tony Casillas, Oklahoma (CFHOF) (AFCA, AP-1 [MG], FWAA, UPI-2 [MG], GNS, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Tony Degrate, Texas (AFCA, AP-2, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, NEA-2)
  • Ray Childress, Texas A&M (AP-3, UPI-1 [DE], TSN)

Middle guards


Defensive backs

  • Jerry Gray, Texas (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, GNS, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Tony Thurman, Boston College (AFCA, AP-1, UPI-1, WC, GNS)
  • David Fulcher, Arizona State (AP-1, FWAA, GNS, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Jeff Sanchez, Georgia (AFCA, AP-2, UPI-1, WC)
  • Rod Brown, Oklahoma State (AFCA, AP-2, UPI-2, WC)
  • Richard Johnson, Wisconsin (FWAA, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Bret Clark, Nebraska (AP-2, FWAA, UPI-2, NEA-2, TSN)
  • Kyle Morrell, BYU (AP-1, NEA-2)
  • Lester Lyles, Virginia (AP-3, GNS)
  • Issiac Holt, Alcorn State (NEA-1)
  • Anthony Young, Temple (AP-2)
  • Sean Thomas, TCU (UPI-2)
  • Don Anderson, Purdue (NEA-2)
  • John Hendy, Long Beach State (NEA-2)
  • Jim Bowman, Central Michigan (AP-3)
  • Paul Calhoun, Kentucky (AP-3)
  • Nate Harris, Tulsa (AP-3)

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. In selecting its All-America team, Gannett News Service insisted that five players were equally deserving of being picked as the first-team center and therefore picked all five as co-honorees.
  3. "USC's Del Wilkes selected to Kodak All-America team". The Index-Journal, Greenwood, SC. December 2, 1984. p. 2D.
  4. 1 2 "Honor Teams". The Indianapolis Star. December 5, 1984. p. 62.
  5. Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  6. Joel S. Buchsbaum (December 2, 1984). "Flutie, Byars lead Gannett All-Americans". The Journal-News (White Plains, NY). p. D11.
  7. Murray Olderman (November 20, 1984). "USC's Seawright named to NEA All-America team". The Index-Journal, Greenwood, SC. p. 11.
  8. "Flutie named Sporting News Player of the Year". The Des Moines Register. December 12, 1984. p. 15.
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