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1969 College Football All-America Team

The 1969 College Football All-America team is composed of various organizations that choose College All-America teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams were Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Central Press Association, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Time magazine and Football News.

AP, UPI, NEA, and Central Press were all press organizations that polled writers and players. FWAA was also a poll of writers,[1] as was the Walter Camp Foundation.[2] The AFCA [3] was a poll of college coaches. The Sporting News and Time polled football scouts and coaches.[4][5] AP, UPI, NEA, Central Press, and The Sporting News chose both first and second teams. AP, UPI, NEA, and Central Press also listed numerous honorable mentions.



Tight ends


  • Bob McKay, Texas (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Sid Smith, USC (UPI, WC, CP, TSN, Time, FN)
  • John Ward, Oklahoma State (AP, FWAA, AFCA)
  • Bob Asher, Vanderbilt (NEA, CP)
  • Bobby Wuensch, Texas (AFCA)
  • Jim Riley, Notre Dame (AFCA)


  • Chip Kell, Tennessee (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, FN)
  • Ron Saul, Michigan State (NEA, CP, TSN, Time)
  • Larry DiNardo, Notre Dame (UPI, WC)
  • Bill Birdges, Houston (AP, AFCA, FWAA)
  • Mike Carroll, Missouri (NEA, TSN)
  • Chuck Hutchison, Ohio State (Time)
  • Al Samples, Alabama (FN)
  • Steve Greer, Georgia (FN)


  • Rodney Brand, Arkansas (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, CP, FN)
  • Ken Mendenhall, Oklahoma (TSN, Time, FN)


Running backs

  • Steve Owens, Oklahoma (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Jim Otis, Ohio State (AP, UPI, WC, FWAA, CP, FN)
  • Bob Anderson, Colorado (AP, UPI, NEA, TSN)
  • Charlie Pittman, Penn State (AFCA, Time)
  • Steve Worster, Texas (FWAA, FN)
  • Warren Muir, South Carolina (AFCA)
  • Rex Kern, Ohio State (CP, FN)
  • John Isenbarger, Indiana (FN)
  • Mickey Cureton, UCLA (FN)




  • Mike Reid, Penn State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Mike McCoy, Notre Dame (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, TSN, Time, FN)

Middle guard


  • Steve Kiner, Tennessee (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, TSN, Time, FN)
  • Dennis Onkotz, Penn State (AP, UPI, WC, FWAA, FN)
  • Mike Ballou, UCLA (WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, FN)
  • Don Parrish, Stanford (AP, TSN, Time)
  • John Small, The Citadel (NEA, TSN, Time)
  • George Bevan, LSU (FWAA, AFCA)
  • Cliff Powell, Arkansas (AFCA)
  • Glen Halsell, Texas (CP, FN)
  • Jim Corrigall, Kent State (NEA)
  • Jack Reynolds, Tennessee (FN)


  • Jack Tatum, Ohio State (AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, TSN, FN)
  • Buddy McClinton, Auburn (AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, FN)
  • Tom Curtis, Michigan (AP, UPI, WC, CP, FN)
  • Glenn Cannon, Mississippi (AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • Neal Smith, Penn State (UPI, NEA)
  • Steve Tannen, Florida (TSN, Time)
  • Ted Provost, Ohio State (TSN, Time)
  • Tim Foley, Purdue, (Time)
  • Curtis Johnson, Toldedo (NEA)
  • Denton Fox, Texas Tech (FWAA)
  • Tommy Casanova, LSU (FN)

Special teams


  • Bob Jacobs, Wyoming (FWAA, TSN)