List of Arizona Wildcats football All-Americans

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The Arizona Wildcats college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and represents the University of Arizona in the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). All-America selections are individual player recognitions made after each season when numerous publications release lists of their ideal team. The NCAA recognizes five All-America lists: the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (SN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF).[1] In order for an honoree to earn a "consensus" selection, he must be selected as first team in three of the five lists recognized by the NCAA, and "unanimous" selections must be selected as first team in all five lists.[1]

Since the establishment of the team in 1894, Arizona has had 29 players honored a total of 34 times as First Team All-America for their performance on the field of play. Included in these selections are 8 consensus selections, 2 of which were unanimous selections earned by Ka'Deem Carey in the 2012 season and 2013 season and Scooby Wright III in the 2015 season.


dagger Consensus selection
double-dagger Unanimous selection


AAB All-America Board AFCA AS Athlon Sports American Football Coaches Association AP Associated Press
CBSS CBS Sports CO Collier's Weekly CNNSI CNN/Sports Illustrated CP Central Press Association CSW College Sports Writers CFN College Football News
DW Davis J. Walsh
ES ESPN Ed Sullivan FN The Football News FWAA Football Writers Association of America FS Fox Sports
INS International News Service
KCS Kansas City Star
LAT Los Angeles Times LIB Liberty Magazine LIN Lindy's LK Look magazine
NANA North American Newspaper Alliance NB Norman E. Brown NEA Newspaper Editors Association NL Navy Log NYEP New York Evening Post NYS New York Sun
OF Oscar Fraley
PD Parke H. Davis PB Playboy
SH Scripps-Howard Scout SN Sporting News
Time Time Magazine
UP United Press UPI United Press International USA USA Today
WCFF Walter Camp Football Foundation WD Walter Dobbins
Yahoo Yahoo Sports

Arizona Wildcats Football First Team All-Americans[edit]

Year Player name Position Selector(s)
1935 Ted Bland  
1937 Walt Nielsen Fullback  
1938 Tom Greenfield Center/LB  
1941 Hank Stanton
1971 Mark Arneson Linebacker TSN
1975 Theo Bell Wide receiver NEA
1976 Mike Dawson Defensive end
1982 Ricky Hunley Linebacker AP, UPI, AFCA, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA
1983 Ricky Hunley Linebacker
1985 Allen Durden UPI, WC
1986 Joe Tofflemire Linebacker Playboy, CFN
1987 Chuck Cecil Free safety UPI, WC, AFCA
1987 Joe Tofflemire Linebacker
1988 Joe Tofflemire Linebacker  
1990 Darryll Lewis Cornerback AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, FN
1992 Josh Miller Punter FWAA, TSN
1992 Rob Waldrop Defensive Tackle AP, UPI, WC, FWAA, AFCA, SH, TSN, FN, NEA
1993 Sean Harris Linebacker SH
1993 Rob Waldrop Defensive Tackle
1994 Steve McLaughlin Placekicker WC, FWAA, SH, SN
1994 Tony Bouie Safety WC, AFCA, SN
1994 Tedy Bruschi Linebacker AP, WC, FWAA, AFCA, SH, UPI, TSN, SN
1995 Tedy Bruschi Linebacker
1995 Chris McAlister Cornerback AFCA, AP, FWAA, TSN, WC, FN
1999 Dennis Northcutt Wide receiver AP, AFCA, FWAA, CNNSI
2005 Danny Baugher Punter PFW
2007 Antoine Cason Cornerback AP, WC, SN, CNNSI, ESPN, CBS Sports, CFN,,
2008 Rob Gronkowski Tight End AP
2012 Ka'Deem Carey Running back CBS Sports, AS,, SN, WC, Lindy's, AP
2013 Ka'Deem Carey† Running back
2014 Scooby Wright III Linebacker AP, FWAA, AFCA, WC, SN, CNNSI, USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, CFN,, and Yahoo! Sports


  1. ^ a b National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (November 15, 2011). "2010–11 NCAA Statistics Policies & Guidelines" (PDF). Retrieved November 29, 2014.