1907 College Football All-America Team

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The 1907 College Football All-America team is composed of 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.

All-Americans of 1907[edit]

Germany Schulz is credited with inventing the spiral snap and developing the tactic of standing behind the line on defense, the origin of the linebacker position

Ends[edit]

  • Bill Dague, Navy (WC-1; NYT; CR)
  • Clarence Alcott, Yale (WC-1; CW-2; NYH; NYP; CF)
  • Albert Exendine, Carlisle (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; CW-1; NYW; CR)
  • Caspar Wister, Princeton (WC-3; CW-1; NYH; NYT; NYW; NYP)
  • Hunter Scarlett, Penn (WC-2; FY-1)
  • James Fox McDonald, Harvard (WC-3; CW-2)
  • Bob Blake, Vanderbilt (FY-1)
  • Watson, Cornell (CF)

Tackles[edit]

  • Dexter Draper, Penn (WC-1; CW-1; NYH; NYT; CR)
  • Lucius Horatio Biglow, Yale (WC-1; CW-1; NYT; NYW; NYP; FY-1; CF; CR [g])
  • Horr, Syracuse (WC-2; NYH)
  • O'Rourke, Cornell (WC-2; CW-2; NYP; CF)
  • Henry Weeks, Army (WC-3; CW-2)
  • Lang, Dartmouth (WC-3)
  • Walter Rheinschild, Michigan (FY-1)
  • Pullen, Army (NYW)
  • Donnelly, Trinity (CR)

Guards[edit]

  • August Ziegler, Penn (WC-1; CW-1; NYH; NYT; CF; CR)
  • William Erwin, Army (WC-1; CW-1; NYT; FY-1; CF)
  • Rich, Dartmouth (WC-2)
  • Elmer Thompson, Cornell (WC-2; CW-2; NYH; NYW; NYP; FY-1)
  • Francis Burr, Harvard (CW-2; NYP)
  • Goebel, Yale (WC-3)
  • Walter Kreider, Swathmore (WC-3)

Centers[edit]

  • Germany Schulz, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-2; FY-1; CF)
  • Patrick Grant, Harvard (WC-2; CW-1; NYW; NYP; CR)
  • Phillips, Princeton (WC-3; NYH)
  • Slinguff, Annapolis (NYT)

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

  • John Wendell, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; NYH; FY-1; CF; CR)
  • Edwin Harlan, Princeton (WC-1; NYT; NYW; NYP; FY-1)
  • Marks, Dartmouth (WC-2)
  • "Tootsie" Douglas,[1] Navy (CW-2; NYT; CF)
  • Bob Folwell, Penn (NYP; CR)
  • George Capron, Minnesota (WC-3)
  • McCallie, Cornell (NYW)

Fullbacks[edit]

Key[edit]

NCAA recognized selectors for 1907

Other selectors

  • NYH = New York Herald[5]
  • NYT = New York Tribune[5]
  • NYW = New York World (Robert Edgren)[5]
  • NYP = New York Press[5]
  • FY = Fielding H. Yost, football coach of the University of Michigan, for the North American Press Syndicate.[6]
  • CF = Carl Flanders[5]
  • CR = Constant Reader[5]

Bold = Consensus All-American[7]

  • 1 – First-team selection
  • 2 – Second-team selection
  • 3 – Third-team selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ Referred to as "Tootsie" Douglass by the Atlanta Constitution, Dec. 6, 1907, article titled "All-Star Place for Douglass: Tennessee Boy Picked as One of Country's Greatest Backs"
  2. ^ "Camp Selects His All American Team". Trenton Evening Times. 1903-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Whitney Picks Out the Champ Eleven: All-American Eleven Taken from the East". La Crosse Tribune. 1907-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Casper Whitney Shuns the West: Eleven Eastern Players Picked for All-American Eleven". Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. 1907-12-26. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "All-America Elevens Picked: Difference of Opinion by Experts; Biglow of Yale General Choice for Captain". The Hartford Courant. December 9, 1907. p. 14. 
  6. ^ "COACH YOST AND HIS TEAM". Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. 1907-12-02.  ("Of all the football men in America, none has attained greater prominence than Fielding H. Yost, who has coached the University of Michigan for six years. Yost's football vision is broad. His football judgment is superior. His football pre-eminence is generally accepted. It is thus a matter of considerable football moment when Mr. Yost breaks his previous precedence and names an all-American football team. This he has done for the North American Press Syndicate.")
  7. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.