1944 College Football All-America Team

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The 1944 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 for the 1944 college football season. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press; the Associated Press; Collier's Weekly selected by Grantland Rice; and the New York Sun.

All-American selections for 1944[edit]

Key[edit]

  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press: "selected for the United Press ... by sports editors and writers from all over the country"[2]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[3]
  • COL = Collier's Weekly: "chosen by Grantland Rice and 10 veteran football writers from all sections of the country"[4]
  • CP = Central Press Association: "Mighty Army, Navy, and Ohio State dominated the 1944 Central Press Captains' All-American team, picked for the 14th straight season with the help of the nation's football captains. As in the past two years, service players are not included in the selections."[5][6][7]
  • INS = International News Service[8]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association: "It still is the duty of every football writer, it seems, to pick an All-America team. Selecting one has become a futility that even a World War can't stop. So without further ado and with no apologies, here we go again."[9]
  • LOOK = Look Magazine, selected by NBC sports reporter and commentator Bill Stern[10]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[11]

Bold = Consensus All-American[12]

  • 1 – First Team Selection
  • 2 – Second Team Selection
  • 3 – Third Team Selection

Ends[edit]

  • Phil Tinsley, Georgia Tech (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-2; COL; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • Paul Walker, Yale (UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; NEA; CP-1; LOOK)
  • Jack Dugger, Ohio State (AP-3; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-2; WC)
  • Hub Bechtol, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1)
  • Henry Walker, Virginia (AP-2)
  • Leon Bramlett, Navy(AP-2)
  • Barney Poole, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; INS-2; CP-2)
  • Frank Bauman, Purdue (UP-3; FWAA-2)
  • H. Martin, Navy (UP-3)
  • Arthur Renner, Michigan (UP-4)

Tackles[edit]

  • Don Whitmire, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; COL; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • John Ferraro, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-1; NEA [g]; CP-1; WC)
  • George Savitsky, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; NEA)
  • Bill Willis, Ohio State (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; FWAA-2; INS-2; LOOK)
  • Milan Lazetich, Michigan (AP-2; UP-3; FWAA-2; INS-2; CP-2)
  • Monte Moncrief, Texas A&M (AP-3)
  • Robert McClure, Nevada (AP-3; UP-4)
  • DeWitt "Tex" Coulter, Army (UP-2)
  • George Owen, Wake Forest (UP-4)
  • George Sullivan, Notre Dame (UP-4; CP-2)

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Les Horvath, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; COL [fb]; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • Buddy Young, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; LOOK)
  • Doug Kenna, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; COL; CP-2)
  • Jim Hardy, Southern California (UP-4; FWAA-2)
  • Frank Broyles, Georgia Tech (FWAA-2)

Halfbacks[edit]

  • Glenn Davis, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; WC)
  • Bob Jenkins, Navy (AP-2; UP-1; FWAA-2; COL; INS-2; NEA; WC)
  • Bob "Blonde Bomber" Fenimore, Oklahoma A&M (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-3; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; NEA; CP-2)
  • Earl "Jug" Girard, Wisconsin (LOOK)
  • Robert Kelly, Notre Dame (AP-3; UP-2; INS-2)
  • Thomas McWilliams, Mississippi State (AP-2; UP-2)
  • Thomas Davis, Duke (AP-3; UP-4; CP-2)
  • Harold Hamburg, Navy (AP-3; UP-3)
  • Clyde "Smackover" Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-4)

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Doc Blanchard, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • Babe Dimancheff, Purdue (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Bob Wiese, Michigan/Navy (UP-3)
  • Gordon Gray, Southern California (AP-3; UP-4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orlo Robertson (1944-12-08). "Army, Ohio State Land 2 Players On AP All-American '44 Grid Team". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. 
  2. ^ Leo H. Petersen (1944-11-30). "1944 All-American Squad Announced: Bob McCIure Of Nevada U. Rated On UP Fourth Team". Nevada State Journal. 
  3. ^ "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. 
  4. ^ "Colliers All-American Includes 4 Army Men". Long Beach Independent. 1944-12-08. 
  5. ^ Walter L. Johns (1944-12-04). "Army, Navy,Ohio State Dominate Central Press All-American Team". Wisconsin State Journal. 
  6. ^ "Central Press All-American". New Castle News. 1944-12-01. 
  7. ^ Central Press, "Central Press, 1944 All-American," The Deseret News, p. 14 (December 7, 1944). Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "INS Selects All-American". Chester Times. 1944-12-02. 
  9. ^ Red Grange (December 1944). "Navy Wins Two Places On NEA All-American Eleven; Davis, Jenkins, Fenimore And Horvath Are Backs". The News (Frederick, MD). 
  10. ^ Hal Sayles (1944-11-30). "Speaking of Sports". Abilene Reporter-News. 
  11. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation". 
  12. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014.