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; selected by Collier's Weekly Grantland Rice; and the . New York Sun
All-American selections for 1944 [ edit ]
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 =
: "chosen by Collier's Weekly 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
, Georgia Tech Phil Tinsley (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-2; COL; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
, Yale Paul Walker (UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; NEA; CP-1; LOOK)
, Ohio State Jack Dugger (AP-3; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-2; WC)
Hub Bechtol, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1) Henry Walker, Virginia
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
Arthur Renner, Michigan (UP-4)
Tackles [ edit ]
, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) Don Whitmire (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; COL; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) John Ferraro (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
DeWitt "Tex" Coulter, Army (UP-2) George Owen, Wake Forest
(UP-4) George Sullivan, Notre Dame
, Ohio State Bill Hackett (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; CP-1; WC)
, Navy Ben Chase (UP-1; FWAA-2; INS-1; CP-1; WC)
Hamilton Nichols, Rice (AP-1)
Joseph Stanowicz, Army (UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-2)
Clyde Flowers, Texas Christian (NEA)
John Green, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; COL; INS-2)
William Hachten, California (AP-2; UP-4; LOOK)
Ralph Serpico, Illinois (AP-3; UP-3; FWAA-2)
Robert Dobelstein, Tennessee (AP-3)
Pat Filley, Notre Dame (UP-2)
Ellis Jones, Tulsa (UP-3; CP-2; LOOK)
Ernie Knotts, Duke (UP-4)
Centers [ edit ]
Quarterbacks [ edit ]
, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) Les Horvath (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 ]
, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) Glenn Davis (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; WC)
, Navy Bob Jenkins (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)
, Mississippi State Thomas McWilliams (AP-2; UP-2) Thomas Davis, Duke
(AP-3; UP-4; CP-2) Harold Hamburg, Navy
Clyde "Smackover" Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-4)
Fullbacks [ edit ]
, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) Doc Blanchard (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
References [ edit ]
^ Orlo Robertson (1944-12-08). "Army, Ohio State Land 2 Players On AP All-American '44 Grid Team". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.
^ Leo H. Petersen (1944-11-30). "1944 All-American Squad Announced: Bob McCIure Of Nevada U. Rated On UP Fourth Team". Nevada State Journal.
^ "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America.
^ "Colliers All-American Includes 4 Army Men". Long Beach Independent. 1944-12-08.
^ Walter L. Johns (1944-12-04). "Army, Navy,Ohio State Dominate Central Press All-American Team". Wisconsin State Journal.
^ "Central Press All-American". New Castle News. 1944-12-01.
^ Central Press, " Central Press, 1944 All-American," The Deseret News, p. 14 (December 7, 1944). Retrieved October 3, 2014.
^ "INS Selects All-American". Chester Times. 1944-12-02.
^ Red Grange (December 1944). "Navy Wins Two Places On NEA All-American Eleven; Davis, Jenkins, Fenimore And Horvath Are Backs". The News (Frederick, MD).
^ Hal Sayles (1944-11-30). "Speaking of Sports". Abilene Reporter-News.
^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6 . Retrieved . August 16, 2014