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Deion chosen on best of best All-Americas


Defensive back Deion Sanders was one of seven players unanimously chosen by the Football Writers Association of America as the best players from its 25 most recent All-America teams.

Other unanimous choices were wide receiver Anthony Carter (Michigan, 1981-82); offensive linemen Bill Fralic (Pittsburgh, 1983-84), John Hannah (Alabama, 1972) and Dave Rimington (Nebraska, 1981-82); defensive lineman Lee Roy Selmon (Oklahoma, 1975) and punter Ray Guy (Southern Mississippi, 1972).

Also chosen for the offense were wide receiver Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State, 1984); tight end Keith Jackson (Oklahoma, 1986-87); linemen Jerry Sisemore (Texas, 1971-72) and Dean Steinkuhler (Nebraska, 1983); quarterback John Elway (Stanford, 1982); and running backs Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh, 1975-76) and Herschel Walker (Georgia, 1980-81-82).

Other defensive selections were linemen Steve Emtman (Washington, 1991), Randy White (Maryland, 1974) and Jack Youngblood (Florida, 1970); linebackers Hugh Green (Pittsburgh 1978, 1980), Mike Singletary (Baylor, 1979-80) and Lawrence Taylor (North Carolina, 1980); and backs Ken Easley (UCLA, 1978-80), Ronnie Lott (Southern California, 1980), and Jack Tatum (Ohio State 1969-70).

Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska, 1971-72) was the kick returner and Tony Franklin (Texas A&M, 1976, 1978) the placekicker.

Band banned: A "renegade" faction of the Stanford Marching Band was not allowed to perform during the UCLA game. The reason: Twenty-three members performed Friday outside the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse, site of the O.J. Simpson jury-selection process. Stanford Athletic Director Ted Leland planned to prohibit any band members from performing but learned that the 23 were "a renegade group" who went to the courthouse without approval.


Blown away: Winless Iowa State, which lost 34-20 to Missouri, faces the prospect of its first season without a win since going 0-9 in 1930; it finishes with No. 23 Kansas State, No. 3 Nebraska and No. 2 Colorado.

Not again: Prairie View fell to Mississippi Valley State 21-10 and has lost 43 straight, the nation's longest streak and one shy of the I-AA record.

Modest run: Columbia beat Princeton 17-10 for its first four-win season since 1971. Columbia hadn't won four games since going 6-3 in 1971 and has a four-win season for only the second time since 1963.

Broken strings: Michigan's loss to Wisconsin was only the third homecoming loss in the past 27 years for the Wolverines. It was also the first victory at Ann Arbor since 1962 for the Badgers, who had lost 11 straight in Michigan Stadium.

Hitting 10,000: Stanford's Steve Stenstrom became the 10th Division I-A player to reach 10,000 career passing yards.

Beavers woes: The 24-10 loss to Washington clinched Oregon State's 24th consecutive losing season. Starting center Johnny Feinga is the only current Beavers player who was alive before Oregon State finished its last winning season, in 1970.


Butler flash: Arnold Mickens rushed for more than 200 yards for the eighth consecutive game and broke the NCAA Division I-AA single-season rushing record as Butler beat Evansville. Mickens gained 244 yards to total 2,111 yards this season, breaking the 11-year-old record of 2,016 held by Akron's James Black.

Running wild: Undefeated Allegheny gained an NCAA Division III record 774 yards in total offense in a 62-7 defeat of Wooster. Allegheny's output topped Coe College's 771 yards against Grinnell on Oct. 2, 1993.


Dartmouth defensive leader and co-captain Hunter Buckner went out early in the first half of a 35-12 loss to Harvard with a shoulder injury and didn't return.

Iowa State quarterback Todd Doxzon left with a concussion late in the first quarter of a 34-20 loss to Missouri.

Cal's third-string quarterback, Kerry McGonigal, was knocked out of the Washington State game with a left shoulder separation early in the third quarter. With starter Dave Barr and reserve Pat Barnes already out, receiver Ziv Gottlieb played in the second half.


"You guys can talk about it all you want. I don't have to talk about it and I'm not going to." _ Joe Paterno on Penn State's No. 1 ranking.

"I'm not cocky or arrogant, but if they pick the best college football player, I believe I am the best college player out there." _ Steve McNair on the Heisman.

"This was the Orange Bowl game. We're not going and they are." _ Colorado QB Kordell Stewart after Saturday's loss to Nebraska.