Following the death of Walter Camp in 1925, there was a proliferation of All-American teams in the late 1920s. For the year 1929, the NCAA recognizes seven published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. Only two players, Notre Dame quarterback Frank Carideo and Pittsburgh end Joe Donchess, were unanimous first-team selections on all seven of the NCAA-recognized teams. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.
AP = Associated Press, based on a nationwide opinion poll of 215 experts, including "newspaper sports editors and writers, Associated Press staff observers, officials and coaches in every section of the country."
UP = United Press, "named by the United Press with the assistance and advice of more than 200 coaches, officials and experts from every part of the country"
NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association selected as follows: "In the selection of these All-America players, the opinions of more than 100 coaches and football writers have been confidentially consulted."
^ abTappan is not recognized by the NCAA as a consensus All-American despite receiving four official first-team designations. For some reason, Wes Fesler receives the consensus recognition even though he received only two official first-team designations.
^"All-America Football Board Selects 1929 Honor Team: Rockne, Warner, Jones, Alexander Present Choices for Season's Best". Salt Lake Tribune. 1929-12-08.
^Alan Gould (AP Sports Editor) (1929-12-07). "Three Big Ten Players on A.P. All-American Team: Carideo and Cannon Land Honor Posts". The News-Palladium (Michigan).
^"United Press Selects Its 1929 All-American Football Eleven". Charleston Gazette. 1929-12-04.
^"Nagurski Gets Post On Rice’s All-American: Minnesota Star Placed At Tackle on All-Star Aggregation; Glassgow and Welch Other Big Ten Aces". The Evening Tribune (Albert Lea, MN). 1929-12-20.
^William Braucher (NEA Service Sports Writer) (1929-12-06). "NEA Names Three Big 10 Stars on All-American: Place Carideo of Notre Dame at Quarterback". Sheboygan Journal.
^"International News Service Announces All-American Teams: Leading Coaches And Writers Of Nation Aid In Selections; Carideo, Marsters, Welch And Parkinson Picked In First Team Backfield". New Castle News. 1929-12-05.
^"Race for All-Star Picking Gets Going: Great Coach Critics for Standard in Their Annual Huddle Agree on Choices". Montana Standard. 1929-12-01.
^"Gene M'Ever Gains Place on Popular All-American Team: Hundreds of Thousands of Football Followers Select Fourth Annual Mythical Eleven by Good Old-Fashioned Election Method". Kingsport Times. 1929-12-10.
^"Bear Schwartz on One All-American". Montana Standard. 1929-12-01.
^"Sleight Picked for All-America: Purdue Tackle Placed On New York Sun's Mythical Team; Welch On Second Eleven". Kokomo Tribune. 1929-11-30.
^"First and Second All-American Are Named by N.Y. Post". Sterling Daily Gazette (IL). 1929-12-02.
^"Walsh's All-American 1929 Football Team". Logansport Pharos-Tribune. 1929-12-04.