1896 College Football All-America Team

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The 1896 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1896 college football season, as selected by Caspar Whitney for Harper's Weekly and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

All-American selections for 1896[edit]



  • Norman Cabot, Harvard (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
  • Charles Gelbert, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; PI-1; LES-1 [back])
  • Garrett Cochran, Princeton (NYW-1; LES-2)
  • Lyman M. Bass, Yale (LES-1)
  • Louis Hinkey, Yale (LES-2)


William W. Church of Princeton


  • Charles Wharton, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; PI-1)
  • Wylie G. Woodruff, Penn (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
  • Shaw,[6] Harvard (LES-2; NYW-1)
  • Crowdis, Princeton (LES-1)
  • L. J. Uffenheimer, Penn (LES-2)



  • Clarence Fincke, Yale (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
  • F. L. Smith, Princeton (LES-2)


  • Edgar Wrightington, Harvard (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1)
  • Addison Kelly, Princeton (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-2)
  • John William Dunlop, Harvard (LES-1)
  • William Bannard, Princeton (LES-2)


  • John Baird, Princeton (WC-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
  • John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (PI-1)
  • Edward Newcomb Wrightington, Harvard (LES-2)


  1. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation". 
  2. ^ "The Inquirer's All-American Team: This Organization is a Hard One to Pick, but Here is the Best". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1896-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Sunday World's All-America Football Team". The World. 1896-11-29. 
  4. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001. 
  5. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ There were two players on the 1896 Harvard team with the surname Shaw: Francis George Shaw, '97, and James Ebenezer Norton Shaw, '98.