The 1929 Pittsburgh Panthers football team, coached by Jock Sutherland, represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1929 college football season. The Panthers finished the regular season undefeated and were considered the champions of the East, and by some, a national championship team. The Panthers concluded the season by traveling by train to California where they lost to USC in the Rose Bowl. Bowls at the time were still widely considered to be exhibition games, and the loss did not prevent football historian Parke H. Davis, whose selection is recognized as "major" in the official NCAA football records book, from naming Pitt as that season's national champion. The team is also recognized as national champion in 1929 by College Football Data Warehouse and according to a Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.
Ray Montgomery, guard (2nd team AP; 1st team United Press; 1st team Collier's Weekly; 1st team Newspaper Enterprise Association; 1st team International News Service; 2nd team North American Newspaper Alliance; 2nd team New York Sun; 1st team All-America Board of Football; 1st team Davis Walsh)
Luby DiMeolo, guard (3rd team International News Service [t]; 2nd team New York Post)
Octavius "Toby" Uansa, halfback (1st team AP-1; 3rd team United Press; 2nd team Newspaper Enterprise Association; 2nd team International News Service; 3rd team North American Newspaper Alliance; 1st team Central Press Association, "selected by the readers of hundreds of client newspapers of the Central Press Association"; Washington Times)
Thomas "Pug" Parkinson, fullback (2nd team AP; 2nd team United Press; 1st team International News Service; 2nd team North American Newspaper Alliance; 1st team New York Sun; 2nd team New York Post; 2nd team Davis Walsh [hb]; 1st team Lawrence Perry; Washington Times)
^Borghetti, E.J.; Nestor, Mendy; Welsh, Celeste, eds. (2008). 2008 Pitt Football Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. p. 156. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
^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.
^"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.
^"All-America Football Board Selects 1929 Honor Team: Rockne, Warner, Jones, Alexander Present Choices for Season’s Best". Salt Lake Tribune. 1929-12-08.
^"Walsh's All-American 1929 Football Team". Logansport Pharos-Tribune. 1929-12-04.
^"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.