The 1990 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 1990. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1990 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); (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 notable selectors included Football News, the Gannett News Service, Newspaper Enterprise Association in conjunction with World Almanac, Scripps Howard (SH), and The Sporting News (TSN).
The following charts identify the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans for the year 1990 and display which first-team designations they received.
|Eric Bieniemy||Running back||Colorado||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Raghib Ismail||Wide receiver||Notre Dame||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Antone Davis||Tackle||Tennessee||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Joe Garten||Guard||Colorado||5/4/9||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Ty Detmer||Quarterback||Brigham Young||4/5/9||AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Chris Smith||Tight end||Brigham Young||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, SH, TSN|
|Ed King||Guard||Auburn||5/3/8||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, NEA, SH|
|John Flannery||Center||Syracuse||4/4/8||AFCA, AP, UPI, WCFF||GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Herman Moore||Wide receiver||Virginia||3/4/7||AP, FWAA, UPI||FN, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Darren Lewis||Running back||Texas A&M||4/2/6||AFCA, AP, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS|
|Stacy Long||Tackle||Clemson||3/2/5||AP, FWAA, UPI||FN, TSN|
|Russell Maryland||Defensive tackle||Miami||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Alfred Williams||Linebacker||Colorado||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Ken Swilling||Defensive back||Georgia Tech||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, GNS, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Tripp Welborne||Defensive back||Michigan||5/5/10||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, NEA, SH, TSN, FN|
|Chris Zorich||Defensive tackle||Notre Dame||5/4/9||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Michael Stonebreaker||Linebacker||Notre Dame||5/2/7||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||NEA, TSN|
|Darryll Lewis||Defensive back||Arizona||5/2/7||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, TSN|
|Maurice Crum||Linebacker||Miami (Fla)||4/3/7||AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, NEA, TSN|
|Todd Lyght||Defensive back||Notre Dame||3/3/6||AFCA, UPI, WCFF||GNS, NEA, SH|
|Moe Gardner||Nose guard||Illinois||3/2/5||AFCA, UPI, WCFF||GNS, SH|
|David Rocker||Defensive tackle||Auburn||3/1/4||AFCA, UPI, WCFF||NEA|
|Philip Doyle||Placekicker||Alabama||5/4/9||AFCA, AP, FWAA, UPI, WCFF||FN, NEA, SH, TSN|
|Brian Greenfield||Punter||Pittsburgh||3/2/5||FWAA, UPI, WCFF||SH, TSN|
The 1990 All-Big Eight Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Eight Conference teams for the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The selectors for the 1990 season included the Associated Press (AP).1990 All-Big Ten Conference football team
The 1990 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season.1990 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team
The 1990 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 1990 college football season.1990 All-SEC football team
The 1990 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Florida Gators posted the best conference record, but were ineligible for an SEC title due to NCAA probation. Thus the Tennessee Volunteers won the conference. Florida quarterback Shane Matthews was voted SEC Player of the Year.1990 Big Ten Conference football season
The 1990 Big Ten Conference football season was the 95th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes won a four-way tie for the Big Ten Conference championship by defeating the three other teams atop the conference standings – Michigan, Michigan State, and Illinois – in their respective head-to-head matchups. The Hawkeyes earned their third trip to Pasadena in ten seasons, but lost 46-34 to Washington in the 1991 Rose Bowl.
Michigan defeated Ole Miss 35-3 in the Gator Bowl to finish 9-3 on the season. The #7 Wolverines were the highest ranked Big Ten team in the final AP poll. Joining Michigan in the final rankings were the other conference co-champions – #16 Michigan State, #18 Iowa, and #25 Illinois.
Iowa running back Nick Bell received the Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy as the conference's most valuable player. Michigan defensive back Tripp Welborne and Illinois defensive lineman Moe Gardner were consensus first-team All-Americans for the second straight season.Brian Greenfield
Brian Greenfield (born June 6, 1969) is a former American football player with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and with the Cleveland Browns.
He was selected to the 1990 College Football All-America Team. Greenfield came to Pitt in 1989 from Glendale Community College (Calif.), and was the Panthers' regular punter for the 1989 and 1990 seasons. In 1990, he finished as the second-ranked punter in the nation with a school-record 45.6-yard average. He set a Pitt record for longest punt—a 79-yard boomer against Boston College in 1990—and his 43.5-yard career punting average also established a Pitt record.
Brian was selected as the 2nd pick in the 10th Round of the 1991 NFL Draft, as overall pick #252. During his one Season with the Browns
he recorded no game statistics.Chris Hutchinson (American football)
Christopher H. Hutchinson (born December 17, 1969) is an American former college football player who was a defensive tackle and outside linebacker for the Michigan Wolverines football team of the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1992. He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1992. He was also named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1992, was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team three times, was voted a team captain and MVP in 1992, and won an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.Cris Shale
Cris Shale (born June 27, 1968) is a former American football player for Bowling Green University and the Washington Redskins.
Shale became the most decorated player in Bowling Green football history after the 1990 season, earning spots on five different All-America teams. He was honored on the first team by the AP, Football News and the AFCA, and second team by the UPI and The Sporting News. He was selected to the 1990 College Football All-America Team.
In the 1990 season, Shale set four Mid-American Conference records, including season (46.77) and career (43.09) punting average. Shale was inducted to the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.
He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1991 in Round 10 (#270 Overall). While with the Redskins he compiled no statistics.
Shale works in Operations & Quality Management in Belvidere, Illinois.Huey Richardson
Huey L. Richardson, Jr. (born February 2, 1968) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the 1990s. Richardson played college football for the University of Florida, and earned All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins and New York Jets of the NFL.Philip Doyle (American football)
Philip Doyle (born March 20, 1969) is a former American football placekicker. After a standout high school career at Huffman High School in Birmingham, Doyle played college football at the University of Alabama from 1987 through 1989. After the 1990 season, he was recognized as a unanimous All-American for his play as a member of the Crimson Tide. After going undrafted and signing briefly with the New York Giants, Doyle played as a member of the Birmingham Fire for the 1992 season.
1990 College Football All-America Team consensus selections