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.

Offense

Name Position School Number[9] Official Other
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 -

Defense

Name Position School Number[9] Official Other
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

Special teams

Name Position School Number[9] Official Other
Luis Zendejas Placekicker Arizona St. 3/1/4 AP, FWAA, WC NEA
Jack Weil Punter Wyoming 3/0/3 AP, FWAA, UPI -

Offense

Receivers

Tight ends

Tackles

  • Bill Fralic, Pittsburgh (CFHOF) (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, GNS-1, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Terry Long, East Carolina (AFCA, AP-1 [guard], FWAA, UPI-2 [guard], WC)
  • Brian Blados, North Carolina (AP-1, UPI-2, NEA-1)
  • Mark Adickes, Baylor (AP-2, GNS-1, TSN)
  • Conrad Goode, Missouri (UPI-1)
  • Jim Juriga, Illinois (UPI-2, NEA-2)
  • Guy McIntyre, Georgia (AP-2)
  • Bill Roberts, Ohio State (GNS-2)
  • Don Maggs, Tulane (GNS-2)
  • Pat Arrington, Auburn (AP-3)
  • Scott Raridon, Nebraska (AP-3)

Guards

Centers

Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • Mike Rozier, Nebraska (CFHOF) (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, GNS-1, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Bo Jackson, Auburn (CFHOF) (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, GNS-1, NEA-1)
  • Greg Allen, Florida State (UPI-1, AP-3, WC, NEA-2)
  • Napoleon McCallum, Navy (CFHOF) (AP-2, FWAA, UPI-2, WC, NEA-2, TSN [return specialist])
  • Allen Pinkett, Notre Dame (AP-2, UPI-2, GNS-2, TSN)
  • Keith Byars, Ohio State (AP-3, UPI-2, GNS-2)

Defense

Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

  • Rick Bryan, Oklahoma (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, GNS-1, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Reggie White, Tennessee (AFCA, AP-1, FWAA, UPI-1, WC, GNS-1, NEA-1, TSN)
  • Keith Millard, Washington State (GNS-1)
  • Dan Ralph, Oregon (GNS-2)
  • Ray Childress, Texas A&M (GNS-2)
  • Doug Smith, Auburn (AP-3, NEA-2)

Middle guards

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Kickers

  • Luis Zendejas, Arizona State (AP-1, FWAA, WC, GNS-2, NEA-1)
  • Bruce Kallmeyer, Kansas (AFCA, AP-2, UPI-1, GNS-1)
  • Paul Woodside, West Virginia (UPI-2, TSN)
  • Tony Zendejas, Nevada (Reno) (NEA-2)
  • Jeff Ward, Texas (AP-3)

Punters

Returners

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. pp. 3, 12–13. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "1983 Kodak-AFCA All-America Team". The Palm Beach Post. December 2, 1983. p. D6 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b "Associated Press All-American Team". Herald and Review (Decatur, IL). December 6, 1983. p. B3 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ a b Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Dave Raffo (December 8, 1983). "Offensive Titans Nebraska, BYU Dominate UPI All-America". Tyrone Daily Herald. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ a b "1983 Walter Camp All-America Team". The Palm Beach Post. December 2, 1983. p. D6 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ a b "All-America Gannett News Service". The Tennessean. November 29, 1983. p. 4C – via Newspapers.com. open access
  8. ^ a b "The 1983 NEA All-America team". The Republic (Columbus, Ind.). November 30, 1983. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  9. ^ a b c This column lists the number of selectors choosing the player as a first-team All-American as follows: official selectors/other selectors/total selectors.
1983 All-Big Eight Conference football team

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
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