CBSSports.com All-Time All-America Team

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In honor of college football's 150th anniversary, CBSSports.com has published its All-Time All-America Team

First Team
QB - Tommie Frazier, Nebraska
RB - Herschel Walker, Georgia
RB - Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
WR - Randy Moss, Marshall
WR - Anthony Carter, Michigan
TE - Ozzie Newsome, Alabama
C - Dave Rimington, Nebraska
OL - Orlando Pace, Ohio State
OL - Jonathan Ogden, UCLA
OL - John Hannah, Alabama
OL - Ron Yary, USC

DL - Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma
DL - Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
DL - Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
DL - Reggie White, Tennessee
LB - Dick Butkus, Illinois
LB - Derrick Thomas, Alabama
LB - Tommy Nobis, Texas
CB - Charles Woodson, Michigan
CB - Deion Sanders, Florida State
S - Ed Reed, Miami (FL)
S - Ronnie Lott, USC

K - Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
P - Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi
KR - Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame
PR - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska
AP - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska


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Second Team
QB - Tim Tebow, Florida
RB - Archie Griffin, Ohio State
RB - Bo Jackson, Auburn
WR - Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh
WR - Jerry Rice, Mississippi Valley State
TE - Mike Ditka, Pittsburgh
C - Chuck Bednarik, Penn
OL - Anthony Munoz, USC
OL - Bryant McKinnie, Miami (FL)
OL - Will Shields, Nebraska
OL - Tony Boselli, USC

DL - Joe Greene, North Texas
DL - Bubba Smith, Michigan State
DL - Warren Sapp, Miami (FL)
DL - Rich Glover, Nebraska
LB - Mike Singletary, Baylor
LB - Ray Lewis, Miami (FL)
LB - LaVar Arrington, Penn State
CB - Champ Bailey, Georgia
CB - Rod Woodson, Purdue
S - Sean Taylor, Miami (FL)
S - Eric Berry, Tennessee

K - Alex Henery, Nebraska
P - Shane Lechler, Texas A&M
KR - Devin Hester, Miami (FL)
PR - Dante Pettis, Washington
AP - Desmond Howard, Michigan

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Honorable Mention

QB

Roger Staubach, Navy
Cam Newton, Auburn
John Elway, Stanford
Steve McNair, Alcorn State

RB
Doak Walker, Southern Methodist
Walter Payton, Jackson State
Jim Brown, Syracuse
Red Grange, Illinois
Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh
Reggie Bush, USC

WR
Tim Brown, Notre Dame
Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
Michael Irvin, Miami (FL)
Fred Biletnikoff, Florida State
Lynn Swann, USC
Kirk Gibson, Michigan State
Roy Williams, Texas
Peter Warrick, Florida State

TE
Keith Jackson, Oklahoma
Heath Miller, Virginia
Tony Gonzalez, California

C
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Dick Butkus, Illinois
Dominic Raiola, Nebraska

OL
Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
Lincoln Kennedy, Washington
John Hicks, Ohio State
Aaron Taylor, Nebraska
Jake Long, Michigan

DL
Leon Hart, Notre Dame
David Pollack, Georgia
Steve Emtman, Washington
Merlin Olsen, Utah State
Ted Hendricks, Miami (FL)
Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota
Mike Reid, Penn State
Terrell Suggs, Arizona State
Julius Peppers, North Carolina
Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech

LB
Derrick Brooks, Florida State
Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
Jack Ham, Penn State
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma
Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina
Luke Kuechly, Boston College
Wilber Marshall, Florida
Chris Spielman, Ohio State
Brian Urlacher, New Mexico

CB
Patrick Peterson, LSU
Roger Wehril, Missouri
Terence Newman, Kansas State
Dre Bly, North Carolina
Darrell Green, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Terrell Buckley, Florida State

S
Roy Williams, Oklahoma
Donnie Shell, South Carolina State
Kenny Easley, UCLA
Jack Tatum, Ohio State
Bennie Blades, Miami (FL)

K
Art Carmody, Louisville
Kevin Butler, Georgia
Mason Crosby, Colorado
Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State

P
Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor
Johnny Townsend, Florida
Reggie Roby, Iowa
Tom Hackett, Utah
Russell Erxleben, Texas

KR
Desmond Howard, Michigan
Tim Brown, Notre Dame
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
CJ Spiller, Clemson
Willie Gault, Tennessee

PR
Deion Sanders, Florida State
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
CJ Spiller, Clemson
Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame
Devin Hester, Miami (FL)
David Allen, Kansas State
Wes Welker, Texas Tech

AP
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Jim Thorpe, Carlisle
Marshall Faulk, San Diego State
Darren Sproles, Kansas State
Charles Woodson, Michigan
Tim Brown, Notre Dame
 

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PR - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska
AP - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska


What is "AP"? All-purpose?
 

CheeseRunza

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As good as that first team offense looks, I don't think they would have much success against that first team defense, or second team defense for that matter. good grief, what a roster of talent.
 

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Link: https://www.cbssports.com/college-f...merica-team-features-the-games-greatest-ever/

In honor of college football's 150th anniversary, CBSSports.com has published its All-Time All-America Team

First Team
QB - Tommie Frazier, Nebraska

RB - Herschel Walker, Georgia
RB - Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
WR - Randy Moss, Marshall
WR - Anthony Carter, Michigan
TE - Ozzie Newsome, Alabama
C - Dave Rimington, Nebraska
OL - Orlando Pace, Ohio State
OL - Jonathan Ogden, UCLA
OL - John Hannah, Alabama
OL - Ron Yary, USC

DL - Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma
DL - Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
DL - Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
DL - Reggie White, Tennessee
LB - Dick Butkus, Illinois
LB - Derrick Thomas, Alabama
LB - Tommy Nobis, Texas
CB - Charles Woodson, Michigan
CB - Deion Sanders, Florida State
S - Ed Reed, Miami (FL)
S - Ronnie Lott, USC

K - Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
P - Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi
KR - Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame
PR - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska
AP - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska


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Second Team
QB - Tim Tebow, Florida
RB - Archie Griffin, Ohio State
RB - Bo Jackson, Auburn
WR - Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh
WR - Jerry Rice, Mississippi Valley State
TE - Mike Ditka, Pittsburgh
C - Chuck Bednarik, Penn
OL - Anthony Munoz, USC
OL - Bryant McKinnie, Miami (FL)
OL - Will Shields, Nebraska
OL - Tony Boselli, USC

DL - Joe Greene, North Texas
DL - Bubba Smith, Michigan State
DL - Warren Sapp, Miami (FL)
DL - Rich Glover, Nebraska
LB - Mike Singletary, Baylor
LB - Ray Lewis, Miami (FL)
LB - LaVar Arrington, Penn State
CB - Champ Bailey, Georgia
CB - Rod Woodson, Purdue
S - Sean Taylor, Miami (FL)
S - Eric Berry, Tennessee

K - Alex Henery, Nebraska
P - Shane Lechler, Texas A&M
KR - Devin Hester, Miami (FL)
PR - Dante Pettis, Washington
AP - Desmond Howard, Michigan

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Honorable Mention

QB

Roger Staubach, Navy
Cam Newton, Auburn
John Elway, Stanford
Steve McNair, Alcorn State

RB
Doak Walker, Southern Methodist
Walter Payton, Jackson State
Jim Brown, Syracuse
Red Grange, Illinois
Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh
Reggie Bush, USC

WR
Tim Brown, Notre Dame
Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
Michael Irvin, Miami (FL)
Fred Biletnikoff, Florida State
Lynn Swann, USC
Kirk Gibson, Michigan State
Roy Williams, Texas
Peter Warrick, Florida State

TE
Keith Jackson, Oklahoma
Heath Miller, Virginia
Tony Gonzalez, California

C
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Dick Butkus, Illinois
Dominic Raiola, Nebraska

OL
Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
Lincoln Kennedy, Washington
John Hicks, Ohio State
Aaron Taylor, Nebraska
Jake Long, Michigan

DL
Leon Hart, Notre Dame
David Pollack, Georgia
Steve Emtman, Washington
Merlin Olsen, Utah State
Ted Hendricks, Miami (FL)
Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota
Mike Reid, Penn State
Terrell Suggs, Arizona State
Julius Peppers, North Carolina
Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech

LB
Derrick Brooks, Florida State
Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
Jack Ham, Penn State
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma
Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina
Luke Kuechly, Boston College
Wilber Marshall, Florida
Chris Spielman, Ohio State
Brian Urlacher, New Mexico

CB
Patrick Peterson, LSU
Roger Wehril, Missouri
Terence Newman, Kansas State
Dre Bly, North Carolina
Darrell Green, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Terrell Buckley, Florida State

S
Roy Williams, Oklahoma
Donnie Shell, South Carolina State
Kenny Easley, UCLA
Jack Tatum, Ohio State
Bennie Blades, Miami (FL)

K
Art Carmody, Louisville
Kevin Butler, Georgia
Mason Crosby, Colorado
Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State

P
Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor
Johnny Townsend, Florida
Reggie Roby, Iowa
Tom Hackett, Utah
Russell Erxleben, Texas

KR
Desmond Howard, Michigan
Tim Brown, Notre Dame
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
CJ Spiller, Clemson
Willie Gault, Tennessee

PR
Deion Sanders, Florida State
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
CJ Spiller, Clemson
Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame
Devin Hester, Miami (FL)
David Allen, Kansas State
Wes Welker, Texas Tech

AP
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Jim Thorpe, Carlisle
Marshall Faulk, San Diego State
Darren Sproles, Kansas State
Charles Woodson, Michigan
Tim Brown, Notre Dame

So who wins in a game between the 1st Team Offense and the 2nd Team Defense against the 2nd Team Offense and the 1st Team Defense?
 

SOHusker11

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Huskers representin ' well. Congrats to all, quite an honor.

TF wasn't that good though.:confused: smmfh (Full blown sarcasm.)
 
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Grant Wistrom is criminally underrated. I cannot stress this enough. He is probably the #1 most prolific player of the modern era for any school in terms of national championships and winning percentage of games he played in. Went undefeated three times. Played major snaps and had a few sacks as a true freshman for the 1994 championship team. Big 8 newcomer of the year as a freshman. Started 1995-1997. Third team all american and all conference as a sophomore. Consensus all american in 1996 and 1997. Defensive conference player of the year in 1996 and 1997. Won the Lombardi award. First Round Pick. Won a Super Bowl, played in another. Suh is on the list above but he's not our greatest Defensive Lineman.

Jason Peter is the same in terms of team success but his individual accolades weren't as crazy as Wistrom's.

Mike, Kris, and Ralph Brown maybe deserve consideration. So many good running backs that Rozier isn't up there. Crouch maybe honorable mention.. but for my money give me the 1997 version of Scott Frost over just about anybody.
 

Crazyhole

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Grant Wistrom is criminally underrated. I cannot stress this enough. He is probably the #1 most prolific player of the modern era for any school in terms of national championships and winning percentage of games he played in. Went undefeated three times. Played major snaps and had a few sacks as a true freshman for the 1994 championship team. Big 8 newcomer of the year as a freshman. Started 1995-1997. Third team all american and all conference as a sophomore. Consensus all american in 1996 and 1997. Defensive conference player of the year in 1996 and 1997. Won the Lombardi award. First Round Pick. Won a Super Bowl, played in another. Suh is on the list above but he's not our greatest Defensive Lineman.

Jason Peter is the same in terms of team success but his individual accolades weren't as crazy as Wistrom's.

Mike, Kris, and Ralph Brown maybe deserve consideration. So many good running backs that Rozier isn't up there. Crouch maybe honorable mention.. but for my money give me the 1997 version of Scott Frost over just about anybody.
Agreed on Wistrom. I think part of the reason that he is somewhat overlooked is because he was just another player in a long line of great d-ends in Lincoln, but he is undoubtedly the best of them, and that says a lot. Basically just starting in the mid 80s:. Neil Smith, Broderick Thomas, Trev Alberts, Dwayne Harris, Jared Tomich, Mike Rucker, Chris Kelsay were all elite level players. That's pretty good company to be in.
 
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hedonistimpulse

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Very impressive showing for Nebraska here - nice that Henery was included because he was amazing. It's not often that a kicker is essentially the offensive MVP of a division-winning team and he was that in 2009 (and his biggest and most memorable kick came the year prior). When you factor in that he was a great punter, the guy should be considered kicking royalty. Like everyone else, I thought he would be nails in the League for a very long time.

I feel like Pickering could leave a similar legacy, he's got the moxie.
 

cubsker

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Grant Wistrom is criminally underrated. I cannot stress this enough. He is probably the #1 most prolific player of the modern era for any school in terms of national championships and winning percentage of games he played in. Went undefeated three times. Played major snaps and had a few sacks as a true freshman for the 1994 championship team. Big 8 newcomer of the year as a freshman. Started 1995-1997. Third team all american and all conference as a sophomore. Consensus all american in 1996 and 1997. Defensive conference player of the year in 1996 and 1997. Won the Lombardi award. First Round Pick. Won a Super Bowl, played in another. Suh is on the list above but he's not our greatest Defensive Lineman.

Jason Peter is the same in terms of team success but his individual accolades weren't as crazy as Wistrom's.

Mike, Kris, and Ralph Brown maybe deserve consideration. So many good running backs that Rozier isn't up there. Crouch maybe honorable mention.. but for my money give me the 1997 version of Scott Frost over just about anybody.

All of this. Last year, I was watching a bunch of mid 90s games. Wistrom, more often than not, completely dominated. He was way better than I had remembered.
 

tpmcg

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beyond the heisman snub, tommie and crew came dang close to having 3 rings in a row.

if bama or fsu for that matter, had gotten hosed like we did in the ‘94 ob, we’da heard about it on ‘espn’ ad infinitum.
damn that was bs.
 
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For Kickers I recall Steve Little from Arkansas (3rd highest NFL drafted kicker) and Russell Erxlaben of Texas & 1 of the 2 above the former draft wise, kickoffs went through the uprights almost every kickoff in the 70's, both had 67 yard FGs, two weeks apart. both were AA's, Russ 3x. IMO, Russell should at least be 2nd team and Steve on HM list.
 

Hoosker Du

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Wow, us with 8 positions/players in the Top 2 units, and Oklahoma with only 1.
 

artguy68

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I never realized Henery was so legendary. Lots of love for the Huskers! But even so, Rozier certainly belongs somewhere on this list. And as for other schools, I can't believe Vince Young is not mentioned.
 

scarletred

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I never realized Henery was so legendary. Lots of love for the Huskers! But even so, Rozier certainly belongs somewhere on this list. And as for other schools, I can't believe Vince Young is not mentioned.

Surprised Henery is on the list too..

Also surprised OJ Simpson didn’t make honorable mention... Even though he is a P of S..
 
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Baxter48

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I never realized Henery was so legendary. Lots of love for the Huskers! But even so, Rozier certainly belongs somewhere on this list. And as for other schools, I can't believe Vince Young is not mentioned.
What about Marcus Allen, the first running-back to rush for over 2000 yards. I’d would have put him instead of Hershel Walker
 
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jeans15

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These players were great their entire careers...Not just one year.

With a couple of exceptions.

Rich Glover should switch with Suh.
 

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