1941 College Football All-America Team

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The 1941 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1941. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1941 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) Liberty magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News.

Harvard center Endicott Peabody, who won the 1941 Knute Rockne Award, was the only player to be unanimously named to the first team of all nine official selectors. Dick Wildung of Minnesota and Bob Westfall of Michigan each received eight official first-team designations. Bruce Smith of Minnesota won the 1941 Heisman Trophy and received seven official first-team nominations.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1941, the NCAA recognizes nine published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Official selectors Other selectors
Endicott Peabody Guard Harvard 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, NYS, LIFE, PARA, WC
Dick Wildung Tackle Minnesota 8/9 AAB, AP, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, LIFE, PARA, WC
Bob Westfall Fullback Michigan 8/9 AAB, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, NYS, PARA, WC
Frankie Albert Quarterback Stanford 7/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA, NW, SN CP, LIFE, PARA, WC
Bruce Smith Halfback Minnesota 7/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, NW, SN, UP CP, NYS, LIFE, PARA, WC
Holt Rast End Alabama 6/9 AAB, INS, LIB, SN, NW, UP CP, LIFE, PARA, WC
Darold Jenkins Center Missouri 6/9 AAB, AP, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, NYS, WC
Bob Dove End Notre Dame 5/9 AAB, INS, NEA, NW, UP LIFE; WC
Ernie Blandin Tackle Tulane 5/9 CO, LIB, NEA, NW, UP NYS
Bill Dudley Halfback Virginia 5/9 AP, CO, LIB, NW, UP NYS
Frank Sinkwich Halfback Georgia 5/9 AAB, AP, LIB, SN, UP CP, LIFE, WC
Ray Frankowski Guard Washington 4/9 AAB, NEA, NW, UP LIFE, WC

All-American selections for 1941[edit]

Ends[edit]

  • Holt Rast, Alabama (AAB-1; AP-2; INS-1; LIB; NEA-2; SN; NW; UP-1; CP-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Bob Dove, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB-1; AP-3; INS-1; NEA-1; NW; UP-1; LIFE; WC-1)
  • Malcolm Kutner, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; INS-2; CO-1; CP-2)
  • Dave Schreiner, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1)
  • Joe Blalock, Clemson (SN; UP-2; CP-1)
  • John Rokisky, Duquesne (AP-2; INS-2; NEA-1; CO-1; CP-2; PARA)
  • Jim Lansing, Fordham (LIB; CP-3)
  • Nick Susoeff, Washington State (AP-3)
  • Bob Froude, Navy (UP-2)
  • Sterling, Texas A&M (NEA-2)
  • Bob Motl, Northwestern (NEA-3)
  • Alyn Beals, Santa Clara (NEA-3)
  • Billy Henderson, Texas A&M (CP-3)

Tackles[edit]

  • Dick Wildung, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB-1; AP-1; INS-1; LIB; NEA-1; NW; SN; UP-1; CP-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Ernie Blandin, Tulane (AP-2; CO-1; INS-2; LIB; NEA-1; NW; UP-1; NYS-1)
  • Bob Reinhard, California (AP-1; UP-2; INS-1; NEA-2; CO-1; CP-3; PARA)
  • Alf Bauman, Northwestern (AAB-1; AP-2; INS-2; NEA-2; SN; CP-2; LIFE)
  • Jim Daniell, Ohio State (CP-1)
  • Al Wistert, Michigan (UP-2; CP-2)
  • Gene Flathmann, Navy (CP-2)
  • Bill Chewning, Navy (AP-3; NEA-3)
  • Mike Karmazin, Duke (AP-3)
  • Floyd Spendlove, Utah (NEA-3)
  • Paul Lillis, Notre Dame (CP-3)

Guards[edit]

  • Endicott Peabody, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB-1; AP-1; CO-1; INS-1; LIB; NEA-1; NW; SN; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Ray Frankowski, Washington (AAB-1; AP-2; INS-2; NEA-1; NW; UP-1; LIFE; WC-1)
  • Chal Daniel, Texas (AP-3; INS-1; NEA-3; SN; CP-1)
  • Ralph Fife, Pittsburgh (AP-1; UP-2; NEA-2; CP-3)
  • Bernard Crimmins, Notre Dame (CO-1; LIB; INS-2; NEA-2; UP-2; PARA)
  • Martin Ruby, Texas A&M (CP-2)
  • Ted Ramsey, SMU (AP-2)
  • Tom Melton, Purdue (AP-3)
  • Pfister, Harvard (NEA-3)
  • Art Goforth, Rice (CP-3)

Centers[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

  • Bruce Smith, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB-1; AP-1; CO-1; INS-1; NEA-2; NW; SN; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB-1; AP-1; INS-2; LIB; NEA-3; SN; UP-1; CP-1; LIFE; WC-1)
  • Bill Dudley, Virginia (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; CO-1; INS-2; LIB; NEA-2; NW; UP-1 [qb]; CP-2; NYS-1)
  • Jack Crain, Texas (AP-2; UP-2; NEA-2; CP-3; LIFE)
  • Jimmy Nelson, Alabama (AP-3; NEA-3; CP-3)
  • Derace Moser, Texas A&M (AP-2; INS-2; NEA-1; CP-3)
  • Jack Jenkins, Vanderbilt (AP-3)

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Bob Westfall, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB-1; AP-2; CO-1; INS-1; LIB; NEA-1; NW; SN; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1; PARA; WC-1)
  • Steve Lach, Duke (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; INS-1 [hb]; LIB; NEA-1; UP-2 [hb]; CP-2; PARA)
  • Steve Filipowicz, Fordham (AP-3; UP-2)
  • John Grigas, Holy Cross (INS-2; NEA-3)
  • Merle Hapes, Ole Miss (NEA-2)
  • Pete Layden, Texas (CP-3)

Key[edit]

Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

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

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1184. ISBN 1401337031. 
  3. ^ Dillon Graham (December 12, 1941). "Three Juniors on 1941 All-American Team". The Evening Independent. 
  4. ^ "Rokisky on Collier's Team". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 5, 1941. 
  5. ^ Lawton Carver (December 1, 1941). "Albert Tops INS All-America Grid Selections". Reading Eagle. 
  6. ^ Harry Grayson (November 21, 1941). "Duke's Lach Makes NEA All-America Team". The Rock Hill Herald. 
  7. ^ "United Press All-Stars". Los Angeles Times. December 4, 1941. 
  8. ^ Walter L. Johns, Central Press Sports Editor (December 7, 1941). "Midwest, South Top Captains' All-Americas". Reading Eagle. 
  9. ^ a b "Al DeMao, Rokisky on All-America Teams". The Pittsburgh Press. 1941-11-29. 
  10. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.