1914 College Football All-America Team

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The 1914 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1914 college football season. The only selectors for the 1914 season who have been recognized as "official" by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) are Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly, and the International News Service (INS), a newswire founded by William Randolph Hearst.[1]

Although not recognized by the NCAA, many other sports writers, newspapers, and coaches selected All-America teams in 1914. They include Vanity Fair, Parke H. Davis, Walter Eckersall, The New York Globe, the New York Herald, the New York Evening Mail, the Atlanta Constitution, the Detroit Evening News, The Boston Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Overview[edit]

Harvard end Huntington Hardwick was the only player who was unanimously selected as a first-team All-American by all 27 selectors identified below. Other players selected as a first-team All-American by a majority of the selectors were Harvard halfback Eddie Mahan (26 selections), Harvard guard Stan Pennock (26 selections), Princeton tackle Harold Ballin (22 selections), Michigan halfback John Maulbetsch (20 selections), Cornell quarterback Charley Barrett (19 selections), and Dartmouth guard Clarence Spears (16 selections). The Los Angeles Times reported that "Maulbetsch, Michigan's hero, is about the only one of 1914's stars who received an almost unanimous vote."[2]

The chart below reflects the number of polls in which the leading candidates (any player with at least two first-team All-American desigantions) were selected as a first-team All-Americans.

Name Position School First-team selections
Huntington Hardwick End Harvard 27
Eddie Mahan Halfback Harvard 26
Stan Pennock Guard Harvard 26
Harold Ballin Tackle Princeton 22
John Maulbetsch Halfback Michigan 20
Charley Barrett Quarterback Cornell 19
Clarence Spears Guard Dartmouth 16
Louis A. Merrilat End Army 12
Harry LeGore Fullback Yale 9
Bud Talbott Tackle Yale 9
John McEwan Center Army 8
Paul Des Jardien Center Chicago 8
Johnny Spiegel Halfback Washington & Jefferson 8
Lawrence Whitney Fullback Dartmouth 7
John O'Hearn End Cornell 7
Burleigh Cruikshank Center Washington & Jefferson 6
Patterson Tackle Washington & Jefferson 6

All-Americans of 1914[edit]

Harvard halfback Eddie Mahan
Michigan halfback John Maulbetsch
Yale fullback Harry LeGore
Army center John McEwan

Ends[edit]

  • Huntington "Tack" Hardwick, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–1; VF; PHD; WE–1; FM-1; MO-1; NYH; NYEM-1; NYG; NC; PGT; BN; PEB; AC; PS; WH; DD; PET; SLT; MD; NES; DN; PPL; BP; TT; AW; PI; OUT)
  • Louis A. Merrilat, Army (WE–1; VF; PHD; WC-2; FM-3; MO-2; NYH; NYEM-2; NYG; NC; PGT; BN; PEB; AC; NES; TT; OUT)
  • John E. O'Hearn, Cornell (WC–1; WE–2; MO-1; NYEM-2; PS; PET; SLT; MD; DN; OUT)
  • Maurice R. "Red" Brann, Yale (WC–2; WH; BP; AW)
  • Bob Higgins, Penn State (College Football Hall of Fame) (NYEM-1; PPL)
  • Perry Graves, Illinois (FM–1)
  • Bovill, W&J (FM-3; MO-2; DD)
  • Boyd Cherry, Ohio State (FM–2; OUT)
  • Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Harvard (FM–2)
  • Harvey E. Overesch, Navy (WC–3)
  • Edwin Stavrum, Wisconsin (OUT)
  • Robbie Robinson, Auburn (OUT)

Tackles[edit]

  • Harold R. Ballin, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–1; VF; PHD; WE–1; FM-1; MO-1; NYH; NYEM-1; NYG; NC; BN; AC; PS; WH; SLT; MD; NES; DN; BP; TT; AW; PI; OUT)
  • Nelson S. Talbot, Yale (WE–1; VF; MO-1; NYH; NYEM-2; BN; AC; WH; DD; PET; OUT)
  • Patterson, Washington & Jefferson (WC–2; FM-3; PEB; PS; PET; PPL; BP; TT)
  • Walter Trumbull, Harvard (WC–1; PHD; DD; DN; AW; PI; OUT)
  • Vic Halligan, Nebraska (WC–3; WE–2; FM-1; PGT; MD; OUT)
  • Howard "Cub" Buck, Wisconsin (WE–2; PGT; SLT; OUT)
  • John Toohey, Rutgers (NYEM-1; NYG; NC; NES)
  • Pete Maxfield, Lafayette (MO-2; PEB)
  • Ted Shultz, Washington & Lee (PPL)
  • Alex "Babe" Weyand, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–3; FM-2)
  • Bob "Nasty" Nash, Rutgers (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–2)
  • Raymond "Tubby" Keeler, Wisconsin (FM–2; OUT)
  • Edward J. Gallogly, Cornell (NYEM-2)
  • George D. Howell, Trinity College[3] (MO-2)
  • Lennox Armstrong, Illinois (FM-3)
  • Will Burton, Kansas (OUT)
  • Laurens Shull, Chicago (OUT)
  • Josh Cody, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (OUT)
  • Farmer Kelly, Tennessee (OUT)
  • Bob Taylor Dobbins, Sewanee (OUT)

Guards[edit]

  • Stan Pennock, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–1; VF; PHD; WE–1; FM-2; MO-1; NYH; NYEM-1; NYG; NC; PGT; BN; PEB; AC; PS; WH; DD; PET; SLT; MD; NES; DN; PPL; BP; TT; AW; PI; OUT)
  • Clarence Spears, Dartmouth (WC–3; WE–1; FM-1; NYH; NYEM-1; NYG; NC; PGT; BN; PEB; PS; DD; NES; PPL; BP; AW; PI)
  • Ralph Chapman, Illinois (WC–1; PHD; WE–2; FM-2; AC; SLT; MD; OUT)
  • Eddie Trenkmann, Princeton (MO-2; PET; TT)
  • Wilbur Shenk, Princeton (WC-2; VF; NYEM-2; OUT)
  • Arlie Mucks, Wisconsin (FM–1)
  • Michail M. "Mike" Dorizas, Penn[4](FM–1)
  • Harry Routh, Purdue (FM-3; DN)
  • Louis Jordan, Texas (WC-2)
  • Joseph J. O'Hare, Army (WE-2)
  • Harold White, Syracuse (NYEM-2; OUT)
  • Earl W. Mills, Navy (MO-2)
  • Laurence B. Meacham, Army (WC–3)
  • Dale Munsick, Cornell (FM-3)

Centers[edit]

  • John McEwan, Army (WC–1; WE-1; MO-2; NYG-1; PS; SLT; DN; BP; AW)
  • Paul Des Jardien, Chicago (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–2; VF; FM-2; MO-1; PGT; BN; AC; DD; MD; TT; OUT)
  • Burleigh Cruikshank, Washington & Jefferson (WC-3; FM-3; NYH; NYEM-2; NC; PEB; WH; PET; PPL)
  • Albert Journeay, Penn (PHD; WE-2; NYEM-1; WH [g]; NES; PI; OUT)
  • Bob Peck, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (FM–1)
  • Boles Rosenthal, Minnesota (OUT)
  • Willard Cool, Cornell (OUT)
  • James Raynsford, Michigan (OUT)
  • Boozer Pitts, Auburn (OUT)

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Charley Barrett, Cornell (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–2; VF; WE–1; FM-1; NYH; NYEM-1; NYG [hb]; BN; PEB; AC; PS; WH; DD; PET; MD; NES; DN; PPL; TT; AW; OUT)
  • Milt Ghee, Dartmouth (WC–1; WE–2; FM-2; MO-1; NYEM-2; BP; PI)
  • Vernon Prichard, Army (NYG; NC; PGT; SLT; OUT)
  • Alexander D. Wilson, Yale (WC-3; OUT)
  • Potsy Clark, Illinois (FM-3; OUT)
  • Huntley, New York (MO-2)
  • David Paddock, Georgia (PHD; OUT)
  • Malcolm Justin Logan, Harvard (OUT)
  • Frank Glick, Princeton (OUT)
  • William H. Tow, Amherst (OUT)
  • Irby Curry, Vanderbilt (OUT)
  • Robert "Bobby" Gooch, Virginia (OUT)
  • Paul Russell, Chicago (OUT)
  • Tommy Hughitt, Michigan (OUT)
  • Sammy Gross, Iowa (OUT)
  • Wilbur Hightower, Northwestern (OUT)
  • Louis E. Pickerel, Ohio State (OUT)

Halfbacks[edit]

  • John Maulbetsch, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC–1; VF [fb]; PHD; WE–1; FM-1; MO-1; PGT [fb]; BN; AC; PS; DD; PET; SLT; MD; NES; DN; PPL; BP; AW; PI; OUT)
  • Eddie Mahan, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1 [fb]; VF; PHD; WE–1; FM-2; MO-1; NYH; NYEM-1; NYG; NC; PGT; BN; PEB; AC [fb]; PS; WH [fb]; DD; PET; SLT; MD [fb]; NES; DN [fb]; PPL; BP [fb]; TT; AW [fb]; PI; OUT)
  • Johnny Spiegel, Washington & Jefferson (WC–2; VF; PHD; FM-1; NYH; NYEM-1; AC; DN; AW)
  • Frederick Bradlee, Harvard (WC–1; WE-2; NYEM-2; WH; BP; TT; OUT)
  • Harold Pogue, Illinois (WC–3; WE-2; FM-3; PGT; MD; OUT)
  • William "Billy" Cahall, Lehigh (WC-2; MO-2)
  • Howard Parker "Tal" Talman, Rutgers (WC–3)
  • William H. Miller, Pittsburgh (FM-3)
  • Andrew Toolan, Williams (MO-2; OUT)
  • Dick Rutherford, Nebraska (OUT)
  • Guy Chamberlain, Nebraska (OUT)
  • Rose, Syracuse (OUT)
  • Marcus Wilkinson, Syracuse (OUT)
  • Carroll Knowles, Yale (OUT)
  • Moore, Princeton (OUT)
  • Eugene Mayer, Virginia (OUT)
  • Gray, Chicago (OUT)
  • Bart Macomber, Illinois (OUT)
  • Ammie Sikes, Vanderbilt (OUT)
  • Lee Tolley, Sewanee (OUT)
  • Dave Tayloe, North Carolina (OUT)

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Harry LeGore, Yale (WC–2; WE–2; FM-1; MO-1; NYH; NYEM-1; PS; WH [hb]; PET; TT; PI; OUT)
  • Lawrence Whitney, Dartmouth (WC–3; WE–1; FM-2 [hb]; NYEM-2 [hb]; NYG; NC [hb]; PEB [hb]; SLT; NES; PPL; OUT)
  • Lorin Solon, Minnesota (WC–3 [end]; WE–2 [end]; FM–2; BN; DD; OUT)
  • Ray Eichenlaub, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (MO-2; NC)
  • Haps Benfer, Albright (PEB; OUT)
  • Hugo Franck, Harvard (NYEM-2)
  • Charles Shuler, Jr., Cornell (FM-3)
  • Peter Calac, Carlisle (OUT)
  • Dan Kenan, Wesleyan (OUT)
  • Carl Philippi, Cornell (OUT)
  • Campbell "Honus" Graf, Ohio State (OUT)
  • Charles Brickley, Harvard (OUT)

Key[edit]

NCAA recognized selectors for 1914

Other selectors

  • VF = Vanity Fair, selected based on selections of 175 "prominent newspapermen of the country"[7]
  • PHD = Parke H. Davis, member of rules committee and noted football historian[8]
  • WE = Walter Eckersall, of the Chicago Tribune[9]
  • MO = Monty, New York sports writer[10]
  • NYH = New York Herald[11]
  • NYEM = James P. Sinnot, of the New York Evening Mail, "who is recognized as one of the best sporting writers in the East"[11]
  • NYG = New York Globe, selected by Mack Whalen[12]
  • NC = Newark Sunday Call, selected by William S. Hunt[13]
  • PGT = Pittsburgh Gazette-Times, selected by Fred M. Walker[13]
  • BN = Baltimore News[13]
  • PEB = Philadelphia Evening Bulletin[13]
  • AC = Atlanta Constitution, selected by sporting editor Dick Jemison[13]
  • PS = Pittsburgh Sun, selected by sporting editor James J. Long[13]
  • WH = Washington Herald, selected by William Peet[13]
  • DD = Davis J. Davies in the Pittsburgh Dispatch[13]
  • PET = Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, selected by sporting editor Louis M. Toughill[13]
  • SLT = St. Louis Times, selected by George Henger[13]
  • MD = Michigan Daily, selected by sporting editor F.M. Church[13]
  • NES = Newark Evening Star, selected by sporting editor Joseph P. Norton[13]
  • DN = Detroit Evening News, selected by sporting editor H.G. Salsinger[13]
  • PPL = Philadelphia Public Ledger, selected by Robert W. Maxwell[13]
  • BP = Boston Post, by Charles H. Parker[13]
  • TT = Tom Thorp in the 'New York Evening Journal[13]
  • AW = Alexander Wilson, Yale University[13]
  • PI = Philadelphia Inquirer, selected by sporting editor M. Neagle Rawlins[13]
  • OUT = Outing magazine's "FOOTBALL ROLL OF HONOR: The Men Whom the Best Coaches of the Country Have Named as the Stars of the Gridiron in 1914"[14]

Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "All-American and Western Football Teams Are Named". Los Angeles Times. 1914-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Howell Heads Trinity Eleven" (PDF). The New York Times. 1913-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Michail M. Dorizas biography". University of Pennsylvania. 
  5. ^ "Walter Camp's Three All-American Elevens". The Syracuse Herald. 1914-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Menke Selects Annual All-American Eleven". New Castle News. 1914-11-25. 
  7. ^ "Spiegel Gets Place on Star Grid Eleven". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1914-11-22. 
  8. ^ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. 
  9. ^ "Eckersall Names All-Stars: Eckersall Names One Western Man; Maulbetsch of Michigan on All-American". Waterloo Evening Courier. 1914-12-07. 
  10. ^ Monty (1914-11-28). "Another All-American Team: EICHENLAUB IS PLACED ON SECOND ELEVEN; "Monty" Selects Mythical Eleven for Daily News Readers—Gives His Reasons". The Fort Wayne Daily News. 
  11. ^ a b "JAMES P. SINNOT PUTS TOOHEY ON HIS ALL-AMERICAN ELEVEN". New Brunswick Times. 1914-12-01. 
  12. ^ "Herbert Reed, Mack Whalen And The Newark News Selected Toohey On Their All-American Eastern Team". New Brunswick Times. 1914-12-07. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Spalding's Official Football Guide 1915
  14. ^ "FOOTBALL ROLL OF HONOR: The Men Whom the Best Coaches of the Country Have Named as the Stars of the Gridiron in 1914". Outing. 1915. p. 498.