The 1897 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1897 college football season, as selected by Walter Camp for Harper's Weekly. Caspar Whitney had selected the Harper's Weekly All-American Team from 1891 to 1896, but Whitney was on a world's sports tour during the 1897 season, and Camp therefore substituted for Whitney.
All-American selections for 1897
Garrett Cochran of Princeton.
- Garrett Cochran, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-1)
- John A. Hall, Yale (WC-1; OUT-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
- Sam Boyle, Penn (WC-2; OUT-1; LES-1)
- William McKeever, Cornell (WC-2)
- John Babcock Moulton, Harvard (WC-3; NYS-1)
- Lyndon S. Tracy, Cornell (WC-3)
- Norman Cabot, Harvard (NYS-2; LES-2)
- Craig, Princeton (NYS-2)
- Josiah J. Hazen, Yale (OUT-2)
- Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-2)
- Addison Kelly, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-2)
- Dave Fultz, Brown (WC-2; OUT-2; NYS-1; LES-1)
- William F. Nesbitt, Army (WC-2)
- William Bannard, Princeton (WC-3; NYS-2)
- George B. Walbridge, Lafayette (WC-3)
- Charles T. Dudley, Yale (OUT-2; NYS-2)
- John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-1)
- Malcolm McBride, Yale (WC-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
- Powell Wheeler, Princeton (WC-3; LES-1)
- Edward G. Bray, Lafayette (OUT-2)
- ^ "Camp's Champion Eleven: Chamberlin, Brown, De Saulles and Hall of Yale All-American Leaders". New Haven Evening Register. 1897-12-08.
- ^ "A Brief Review of the Football Season" (PDF). The Outing Magazine. Jan 1898.
- ^ "An Arduous Task: The Choosing of an All American Representative Football Team". Evening News (Lincoln, Nebraska). 1897-12-15 – via reprinted from New York Sun.
- ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001.
- ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- ^ "Yale Revives Early Work Preliminary Practice, Discarded Early in October, Again in Evidence". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1898-11-08.