Defensive tackle Dan Ficca was an All-American at USC but it’s unlikely you heard of him if you weren’t around from 1958-60. One reason is Ficca was a UPI second-team All-American and USC only officially recognizes first-team All-Americans.
So ponder this: You can make second team on a prestigious team (UPI) and not be an official All-American. But you can be first team on a joke team (College Sports Madness) and get a plaque at the McKay Center. Makes sense.
Ficca was from Atlas, Penn., and I believe recruited by Al Davis, an assistant at USC before he became Raiders owner.