also won the silver medal in the hammer throw in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
1898 College Football All-America team is composed of American football players who were selected as the best players at their positions by various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams included Collier's Weekly selected by Walter Camp and the . Syracuse Herald
The 1898 season marked the first time players from the west were named to the All-American teams.
Michigan center William Cunningham and Chicago fullback Clarence Herschberger were the first two western players to receive the recognition. Prior to 1898, all of the prior All-America football teams had been selected from among five Ivy League teams – Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Penn, and Cornell. [1 ]
Gordon "Skim" Brown
of Yale captained the 1900 Yale football team which was referred to as the "Team of the Century".
All-Americans of 1898 [ edit ]
Lew Palmer, Princeton
(WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
John Hallowell, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-2) N. T. Folwell, Penn
Art Poe, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; H; OUT-1; LES-1) Francis Douglas Cochrane, Harvard
(WC-2; OUT-1) Smith, Army
(WC-3) Chadwell, Williams
Tackles [ edit ]
Burr Chamberlain, Yale (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1)
Gordon Brown, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; LES-1)
Walter Boal, Harvard (WC-2; CW-1; OUT-1)
Josiah McCracken, Penn (WC-2; H; OUT-2; LES-2) Edwards, Princeton
(OUT-2) C. A. "Brute" Randolph, Penn State
(WC-3) Reed, Cornell
Centers [ edit ]
Pete Overfield, Penn (WC-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
William Cunningham, Michigan (WC-2; CW-1) Percy Malcolm Jaffrey, Harvard
(WC-3; OUT-2) Booth, Princeton
Quarterbacks [ edit ]
Halfbacks [ edit ]
Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
John Outland, Penn (namesake of the Outland Trophy) (WC-1; NYET-1; OUT-1)
Malcolm McBride, Yale (CW-1) Leicester Warren, Harvard
(WC-2; NYS-1) Richardson, Brown
(WC-2; LES-2) Whiting, Cornell
(OUT-2; LES-2) Dunston, Yale
(OUT-2) Raymond Benedict, Nebraska
(WC-3) Raymond, Wesleyan
Fullbacks [ edit ]
Clarence Herschberger, Chicago (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; H; OUT-1; LES-1)
Charles Romeyn, Army (WC-3; CW-1; NYS-1) William Thomas Reid, Harvard
(H; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
Pat O'Dea, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2) Wheeler, Princeton
References [ edit ]
^ The Walter Camp Collier's team for 1898 is listed in the NCAA guide to football award winners
^ "Camp's 1898 All-America Teams". Evening Independent. 1930-11-21.
^ "All-American Eleven of 1898". Harper's Weekly. 1898.
^ "All-American Eleven". Sunday Herald, Syracuse, NY. 1898-11-27.
^ "All American Team What Janeway of Princeton Thinks of This Year's Football Players". New Haven Evening Register. 1898-11-24.
^ "Another All-American Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1898-11-29.
^ "Football". The Outing Magazine.
^ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001.