Notre Dame's Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, Colorado's Eric Bieniemy and Brigham Young's Ty Detmer head the list of college football players named Thursday to the 1990 Walter Camp All-America team.
Ismail, who has gained 1,537 yards in 10 games this fall, is one of four Fighting Irish players named to the squad. The others are defensive lineman Chris Zorich, linebacker Mike Stonebreaker and defensive back Todd Lyght.Bieniemy, a 5-7, 195-pound junior who is second in the nation with 1,628 yards while scoring 17 touchdowns, is one of three Colorado players selected to the team. Offensive guard Joe Garten and linebacker Alfred Williams are the other Buffaloes on the squad.
Detmer, a junior who has passed for 10,114 yards and 78 touchdowns in three years at BYU, was chosen at quarterback, while teammate Chris Smith was selected at tight end.
Running backs Greg Lewis of Washington and Darren Lewis of Texas A&M round out the backfield.
The Miami Hurricanes placed two players on the defensive squad: lineman Russell Maryland and linebacker Maurice Crum.
Arizona's Darryl Lewis, who has seven interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, was named to the Walter Camp secondary. He is joined by Lyght, Georgia Tech's Ken Swilling and Michigan's Tripp Wellborne, another repeat selection.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation has been selecting All-America teams since 1889. The team is selected based on balloting by the coaches and sports information directors of the 105 Division I-A schools. The players will be honored at the Walter Camp All-America Awards banquet on Feb. 16.