Pat Thompson of BYU has been named to the 1988 Kodak All-America Team, announced today by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
The 5-11, 200, senior from Lompoc, Calif., has punted 43 times for 1940 yards and a 45.1 average. He has had 12 punts longer than 50 yards this season with a long of 71 yards. Seventeen of his punts have been downed inside the 20 yardline.Thompson has been ranked number one in the NCAA in six of 11 weeks, but more importantly has helped BYU to lead the nation in net punting since the beginning of the season.
Joining Thompson on the All-America team are: Rodney Peete, QB, USC; Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State and Tim Worley, Georgia, at running back; Erik Affholter, USC, and Jason Phillips, Houston, at wide receiver; Marv Cook, Iowa, at tight end; Tony Mandarich, Michigan State, Anthony Phillips, Oklahoma, Mark Stepnoski, Pittsburgh, Mike Utley, Washington State, and Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, on the offensive line; and Kendall Trainor, Arkansas, as place kicker.
On defense: Tracy Rocker, Auburn, Mark Messner, Michigan, Broderick Thomas, Nebraska, Derrick Thomas, Alabama, and Bill Hawkins, Miami, on the line; Britt Hager, Texas, and Jerry Olsavsky, Pittsburgh, at linebacker; and Deion Sanders, Florida State, Louis Oliver, Florida, Darryl Henley, UCLA, and Donnell Woolford, Clemson, as defensive backs.