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) 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) selected by the nation's football writers; (4) the United Press International (UPI); and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC). Other selectors included Football News (FN), Gannett News Service, the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and The Sporting News (TSN).
The following charts identify the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans for the year 1983 and displays which first-team designations they received.
|Bill Fralic||Tackle||Pittsburgh||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Irving Fryar||Receiver||Nebraska||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Mike Rozier||Running back||Nebraska||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Steve Young||Quarterback||Brigham Young||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Gordon Hudson||Tight end||Brigham Young||5/2/7||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA|
|Dean Steinkuhler||Guard||Nebraska||4/3/7||AFCA, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Bo Jackson||Running back||Auburn||4/2/6||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI||GNS, NEA|
|Terry Long||Tackle||East Carolina||4/0/4||AFCA, AP, FWAA, WC||-|
|Doug Dawson||Guard||Texas||3/0/3||AFCA, AP, WC||-|
|Tony Slaton||Center||USC||3/0/3||FWAA, UPI, WC||-|
|Napoleon McCallum||Running back||Navy||2/1/3||FWAA, WC||TSN|
|Greg Allen||Running back||Florida State||2/0/2||UPI, WC||-|
|Rick Bryan||Def. tackle||Oklahoma||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Russell Carter||Def. back||SMU||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Reggie White||Def. tackle||Tennessee||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Ricky Hunley||Linebacker||Arizona||5/1/6||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||NEA|
|Jerry Gray||Def. back||Texas||4/2/6||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI||GNS, NEA|
|Terry Hoage||Def. back||Georgia||4/2/6||AFCA, FWAA, UPI, WC||NEA, TSN|
|Ron Rivera||Linebacker||California||3/3/6||AFCA, AP, FWAA||GNS, NEA, TSN|
|Wilber Marshall||Linebacker||Florida||4/1/5||AFCA, AP, UPI, WC||NEA|
|Don Rogers||Def. back||UCLA||3/2/5||AFCA, FWAA, WC||GNS, TSN|
|William Perry||Middle guard||Clemson||4/0/4||AP, FWAA, UPI, WC||-|
|Jeff Leiding||Linebacker||Texas||3/0/3||AP, FWAA, WC||-|
|William Fuller||Defensive end||North Carolina||2/1/3||AFCA, WC||TSN|
|Luis Zendejas||Placekicker||Arizona St.||3/1/4||AP, FWAA, WC||NEA|
|Jack Weil||Punter||Wyoming||3/0/3||AP, FWAA, UPI||-|
The 1983 All-Big Eight Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Eight Conference teams for the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The selectors for the 1983 season included the Associated Press (AP).1983 All-Big Ten Conference football team
The 1983 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Ten Conference teams for the 1983 college football season. The 1983 Illinois Fighting Illini football team won the conference championship and had seven players selected as first-team player by either the Associated Press or United Press International. Iowa followed with six first-team selections, including quarterback Chuck Long and linebacker Larry Station. Michigan had five first-team players, including center Tom Dixon and guard Stefan Humphries.1983 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team
The 1983 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 1983 college football season.1983 All-SEC football team
The 1983 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season.Tom Dixon (American football)
Tom Dixon (born August 21, 1961) is a former American football player. He played college football at the University of Michigan and professional football for the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League (USFL). He was a first-team All-American at the center position in 1983.
Dixon grew up in Indiana and attended Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1980 and played for Bo Schembechler's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1980 to 1983. Dixon started every game for the Wolverines in the 1981, 1982, and 1983 seasons. As a junior, he was selected by both the conference coaches (UPI) and media (AP) as the first-team center on the 1982 All-Big Ten Conference football team. As a senior, he was selected by the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association and the Sporting News as a first-team center on the 1983 College Football All-America Team.
In April 1984, Dixon signed to play professional football for the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League (USFL). He played for the Panthers in 1984, but the team disbanded after the 1984 season. He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in May 1985, then quit the team in late July 1985.Wilber Marshall
Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five teams from 1984 until 1995. Marshall played college football for the University of Florida, was twice recognized as a consensus All-American, and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
He was selected in the first round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and played in Super Bowl XX. Marshall later was part of the Super Bowl XXVI-winning Washington Redskins team, and also played for the Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals before finishing his career with the New York Jets.
1983 College Football All-America Team consensus selections