1998 College Football All-America Team

The 1998 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and Football News.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

Offense

Quarterback

Running back

  • Ricky Williams, Texas (AFCA, AP, FWAA, TSN, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Mike Cloud, Boston College (AFCA, AP, FWAA)
  • Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (Walter Camp)
  • Devin West, Missouri (TSN, FN)

Wide receiver

Tight end

Tackle

Guard

Center

Defense

End

Tackle

Linebacker

Cornerback

Safety

Special teams

Kicker

Punter

All-purpose player / return specialist

See also

1998 All-Big 12 Conference football team

The 1998 All-Big 12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big 12 Conference players for the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big 12 selectors: (1) the Big 12 conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first-, second- and third-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big 12 also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

1998 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1998 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

1998 All-SEC football team

The 1998 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season.

The Tennessee Volunteers won the conference, beating the Mississippi State Bulldogs 24 to 14 in the SEC Championship game. The Volunteers then won the National Championship game over the Florida State Seminoles 23 to 16.

Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch was voted the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Florida linebacker Jevon Kearse was voted AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Brandon Burlsworth

Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth (September 20, 1976 – April 28, 1999) was an offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 1995 to 1998. He joined the team as a walk-on and eventually became an All-American. He was well known for his thick black glasses and his resemblance to comedian Drew Carey.

Jevon Kearse

Jevon Kearse (born September 3, 1976), nicknamed "The Freak," is a former football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the late 1990s and 2000s. Kearse played college football for the University of Florida, and received All-American honors. A first-round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL.

Kearse played for the Eagles for four seasons between his two stints with the Titans. During his first five years with the Titans, he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1999. Both his unusual speed of 4.43 forty and 86-inch (220 cm) wingspan, coupled with a 48-inch vertical leap greatly impressed coaches and earned him the nickname "The Freak."

Joe Kristosik

Joe Kristosik (born c. 1974) is a former American football player. After graduating from Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada, he entered the working world as a door-to-door salesman and a valet before enrolling at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was a walk-on to the UNLV Rebels football team and, after a redshirt season in 1994, he became the starting punter for the Rebels from 1995 to 1998. As a senior, he led the NCAA with an average of 46.2 yards on 76 punts. His average of 46.2 yards per punt was, at the time, the second-highest in NCAA history for a punter with at least 75 career attempts. Kristosik was a consensus first-team selection for the 1998 College Football All-America Team. He was inducted into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.

1998 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
Offense
Defense
Special teams
Conference seasons
Inter-conference
All-Americans

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