A record-tying five players from No. 1-ranked Oklahoma -- including repeaters Keith Jackson at tight end and guard Mark Hutson -- were named to the 1987 Associated Press all-America college football team yesterday.
Howard running back Harvey Reed was named to the first-team Division I-AA all-America squad and Maryland tight end Ferrell Edmunds was selected for the Division I-A third team.
No. 2 Miami (Fla.), No. 3 Florida State and No. 6 Auburn each had two players on the Division I-A team, which includes three other holdovers from 1986 -- Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman, Miami defensive back Bennie Blades and Notre Dame flanker-kick returner-running back Tim Brown.
Brown, a wide receiver on the 1986 all-America team, made the 1987 squad as a return specialist.
Brown's receptions were down from 45 in 1986 to 39 as opponents double-teamed him and Notre Dame threw less after quarterback Terry Andrysiak suffered a broken collarbone in the fourth game. AP ALL-AMERICA TEAM First Team Offense
Tight End -- Keith Jackson, Oklahoma, 6-3, 242, senior, Little Rock, Ark.
Wide Receivers -- Ernie Jones, Indiana, 6-0, 185, senior, Elkhart, Ind.; Marc Zeno, Tulane, 6-3, 206, senior, Gramercy, La.
Tackles -- Dave Cadigan, Southern California, 6-5, 280, senior, Newport Beach, Calif.; Stacy Searels, Auburn, 6-6, 270, senior, Trion, Ga.
Guards -- Mark Hutson, Oklahoma, 6-4, 280, senior, Fort Smith, Ark.; John McCormick, Nebraska, 6-1, 270, senior, Omaha, Neb.
Center -- Ignazio Albergamo, LSU, 6-2, 257, senior, Marrero, La.
Quarterback -- Don McPherson, Syracuse, 6-0, 182, senior, West Hempstead, N.Y.
Running backs -- Craig Heyward, Pitt, 6-0, 260, junior, Passaic, N.J.; Thurman Thomas, Oklahoma State, 5-11, 195, senior, Missouri City, Tex.
Placekicker -- David Treadwell, Clemson, 6-1, 165, senior, Jacksonville, Fla.
Return specialist -- Tim Brown, Notre Dame, 6-0, 195, senior, Dallas. Defense
Ends -- Darrell Reed, Oklahoma, 6-2, 225, senior, Cypress, Tex.; John Roper, Texas A&M, 6-2, 215, junior, Houston.
Tackles -- Chad Hennings, Air Force, 6-5, 260, senior, Elberon, Iowa; Daniel Stubbs, Miami, 6-4, 250, senior, Red Bank, N.J.
Linebackers -- Kurt Crain, Auburn, 6-2, 228, senior, Birmingham, Ala.; Dante Jones, Oklahoma, 6-2, 225, senior, Dallas; Paul McGowan, Florida State, 6-1, 230, senior, Winter Park, Fla.; Chris Spielman, Ohio State, 6-2, 232, senior, Massillon, Ohio.
Defensive backs -- Bennie Blades, Miami, 6-0, 215, senior, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Rickey Dixon, Oklahoma, 5-10, 187, senior, Dallas; Deion Sanders, Florida State, 6-0, 190, junior, Fort Myers, Fla.
Punter -- Tom Tupa, Ohio State, 6-5, 222, senior, Brecksville, Ohio.