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Thursday December 7, 1972
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AP All-Americans



The Associated Press All-American football team was announced Thursday. Nebraska dominated the AP team with three first-stringers -- wide receiver Johnny Rodgers, middle guard Rich Glover and defensive end Willie Harper. The three Cornhuskers also were on the No. 1 UPI team. Repeaters from the 1971 AP team included Greg Pruitt, Oklahoma running back; Jerry Sisemore, Texas offensive tackle; Tom Brahaney, Oklahoma center, and Glover.

Offense

TE: Charles Young (USC); WR: Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska); T: John Hicks (Ohio St.), Jerry Sisemore (Texas); G: John Hannah (Alabama), Ron Rusnak (North Carolina); C: Tom Brahaney (Oklahoma); QB: John Hufnagel (Penn St.); RB: Otis Armstrong (Purdue), Woodrow Green (Arizona St.), Greg Pruitt (Oklahoma).

Defense

E: Roger Goree (Baylor), Willie Harper (Nebraska); T: Greg Marx (Notre Dame), Derland Moore (Oklahoma); MG: Rich Glover (Nebraska); LB: Randy Gradishar (Ohio St.), John Skorupan (Penn St.), Richard Wood (USC); DB: Calvin Jones (Washington), Robert Popelka (SMU), Brad VanPelt (Michigan St.).

SECOND TEAM

Offense

TE: Gary Butler (Rice); WR: Barry Smith (Florida St.); T: Pete Adams (USC), Paul Seymour (Michigan); G: Joe DeLamielleure (Michigan St.), Skip Singletary (Temple); C: Orderia Mitchell (Air Force); QB: Tony Adams (Utah St.); RB: Dick Jauron (Yale), Roosevelt Leaks (Texas), Howard Stevens (Louisville).

Defense

E: Bruce Bannon (Penn St.), Danny Sanspree (Auburn); T: John Grant (USC), George Hasenohrl (Ohio St.); MG: Donald Rives (Texas Tech); LB: Glen Gaspard (Texas), Tom Jackson (Louisville), Jamie Rotella (Tennessee); DB: Joe Blahak (Nebraska), Randy Logan (Michigan), Randy Rhino (Georgia Tech).

THIRD TEAM

Offense

TE: Mike Creaney (Notre Dame); WR: Steve Sweeney (California); T: Bruce Walton (UCLA), Daryl White (Nebraska); G: Ken Jones (Oklahoma), Larry Ulmer (Western Michigan); C: Gerald Schultze (West Virginia); QB: Don Strock (Virginia Tech); RB: Bob Hitchens (Miami, O.), Steve Jones (Duke), Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU).

Defense

E: Steve Bogosian (Army), Merv Krakau (Iowa St.); T: Charlie Davis (TCU), John Matuszak (Tampa); MG: Tony Cristiani (Miami, Fla.); LB: Steve Brown (Oregon St.), Jim Merlo (Stanford), Eddie Sheets (Kansas); DB: Cullen Bryant (Colorado), John Provost (Holy Cross), Jackie Wallace (Arizona).

[source: ap]


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