1920 College Football All-America Team

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The 1920 College Football All-America team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-America Teams selected by various organizations for the 1920 college football season.

All-Americans of 1920[edit]







  • Gaylord Stinchcomb, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; WE-1; NEA-2; LP-1; INS-2; MS)
  • Charley Way, Penn State (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1)
  • Tom Davies, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; UP-1; WE-2; INS-2; FW; MS; NYT)
  • Phil White, Oklahoma (NEA-1)
  • Hinkey Haines, Penn State (WC-3; WE-2; NEA-2)
  • Jimmy Leech, Virginia Military Institute (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; UP-3)
  • George Owen, Harvard (INS-3)



NCAA recognized selectors for 1920

  • WC = Walter Camp[1]
  • INS = International News Service, selected by Jake Velock[2]
  • MS = Frank Menke Syndicate, Frank G. Menke (sporting editor King Features Syndicate)[3]

Other selectors

  • UP = Henry L. Farrell, United Press Staff Correspondent[4]
  • WE = Walter Eckersall, of the Chicago Tribune[5]
  • NEA = Newspaper Association of America, by Dean Snyder[6][7]
  • LP = Lawrence Perry, "acknowledged authority on college sports," for the Consolidated Press[8]
  • FW = Football World magazine[3]
  • NYT = The New York Times[9]

Bold = Consensus All-American[10]

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


  1. ^ "Camp Names Gridiron Stars". Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). 1920-12-15. 
  2. ^ Jacob Velock (1920-12-07). "Hard Task To Pick All-American Team From This Season's Galaxy of Stars". Trenton Evening Times. 
  3. ^ a b ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1154
  4. ^ Henry L. Farrell (1920-12-10). "Brilliant Backs Are Features of 1920 Eleven: United Press Scribe Picks An All-American Eleven Himself". Middletown Daily Herald. 
  5. ^ "Weston on Second All-American Team". Janesville Daily Gazette. 1920-12-13. 
  6. ^ Dean Snyder (1920-11-29). "East Divides All-American Honors: Snyder's Selection Gives West Even Break In Coveted Places". Bismarck Tribune. 
  7. ^ Dean Snyder (1920-12-01). "N.E.A.'s Choice of Season's Best: 1920 All-American". Lowell Sun. 
  8. ^ "Perry Selects the Best Foot Ball Players". Lebanon Daily News. 1920-12-02. 
  9. ^ 1921 Official NCAA Football Guide
  10. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.