1920 College Football All-America Team

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The 1920 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 1920. The four selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1920 season are (1) Walter Camp (WC), whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly; (2) Football World magazine; (4) the International News Service, a news service operated by the Hearst newspapers; and (3) the Frank Menke syndicate (FM). Additional notable selectors who chose All-American teams in 1920 included Walter Eckersall (WE) of the Chicago Tribune, the United Press (UP), and The New York Times (NYT).

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1920, the NCAA recognizes four All-America selectors as "official" for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which official and other first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Official Other
Stan Keck Tackle Princeton 4/4 FM, FW, INS, WC LP, NEA, NYT, UP, WE
George Gipp Fullback Notre Dame 4/4 FM, FW, INS, WC LP, NEA, UP, WE
Luke Urban End Boston College 2/4 FM, FW LP, NYT
Tim Callahan Guard Yale 2/4 INS, WC UP
Percy W. Griffiths[1] Guard Penn State 2/4 FW, INS NEA, UP
Tom Woods Guard Harvard 2/4 FW, WC NYT
Herb Stein Center Pittsburgh 2/4 FM, WC --
Joe Alexander[2] Center Syracuse 2/4 FW, INS NYT, UP
Donold Lourie Quarterback Princeton 2/4 INS, WC LP, NYT, UP
Charley Way Halfback Penn State 2/4 INS, WC UP
Gaylord Stinchcomb Halfback Ohio State 2/4 FM, WC LP, WE
Tom Davies[3] Halfback Pittsburgh 2/4 FM, FW NYT, UP
Chuck Carney End Illinois 1/4 WC LP, NEA UP, WE
Bill Fincher End Georgia Tech 1/4 WC --
Ralph Scott Tackle Wisconsin 1/4 WC --
Iolas Huffman Guard Ohio State 1/4 FM LP

All-Americans of 1920[edit]

Ends[edit]

Bill Fincher.

Tackles[edit]

Stan Keck.

Guards[edit]

Tom Woods.

Centers[edit]

Herb Stein.

Quarterbacks[edit]

Donold Lourie.
  • Donold Lourie, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-1; WC-1; UP-1; NEA-2; LP-1; NYT)
  • Bo McMillin, Centre (College Football Hall of Fame) (FW; INS-3; WC-2; UP-2; WE-1; NEA-1; LP-2 [hb])
  • Benny Boynton, Williams (INS-2; FM; WC-3; WE-2; INS-2)
  • Hoge Workman, Ohio State (LP-2)
  • Aubrey Devine, Iowa (UP-3)

Halfbacks[edit]

  • Gaylord Stinchcomb, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-2; FM; WC-1; WE-1; NEA-2; LP-1)
  • Charley Way, Penn State (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1)
  • Tom Davies, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (FM; FW; INS-2; WC-2; UP-1; WE-2; NYT)
  • Phil White, Oklahoma (NEA-1)
  • Hinkey Haines, Penn State (WC-3; WE-2; NEA-2)
  • Jimmy Leech, Virginia Military Institute (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; UP-3)
  • George Owen, Harvard (INS-3)
George Gipp.

Fullbacks[edit]

Key[edit]

NCAA recognized selectors for 1920

Other selectors

  • UP = Henry L. Farrell, United Press Staff Correspondent[7]
  • WE = Walter Eckersall, of the Chicago Tribune[8]
  • NEA = Newspaper Association of America, by Dean Snyder[9][10]
  • LP = Lawrence Perry, "acknowledged authority on college sports," for the Consolidated Press[11]
  • NYT = The New York Times[12]

Bold = Consensus All-American[13]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Percy Griffiths is not presently recognized as a consensus All-American by the NCAA even though he was named first-team by two of the four official selectors. (Iolas Huffman is recognized as consensus at guard even though he was named first-team by only one of the four official selectors.
  2. ^ Joe Alexander is not recognized as a consensus All-American by the NCAA even though he was named first-team by two of the four official selectors, and also by the United Press and The New York Times. Herb Stein, who had only two official first-team selections, and no other major selections, is instead recognized by the NCAA as the consensus All-American at center.
  3. ^ Tom Davies is not recognized as a consensus All-American by the NCAA even though he was named first-team by two of the four official selectors, and also by the United Press and The New York Times. Gaylord Stinchcomb and Charlie Way, who also both had only two official first-team selections, are instead recognized by the NCAA as the consensus All-American at halfback.
  4. ^ "Camp Names Gridiron Stars". Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). 1920-12-15. 
  5. ^ a b c ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1154
  6. ^ Jacob Velock (1920-12-07). "Hard Task To Pick All-American Team From This Season's Galaxy of Stars". Trenton Evening Times. 
  7. ^ Henry L. Farrell (1920-12-10). "Brilliant Backs Are Features of 1920 Eleven: United Press Scribe Picks An All-American Eleven Himself". Middletown Daily Herald. 
  8. ^ "Weston on Second All-American Team". Janesville Daily Gazette. 1920-12-13. 
  9. ^ Dean Snyder (1920-11-29). "East Divides All-American Honors: Snyder's Selection Gives West Even Break In Coveted Places". Bismarck Tribune. 
  10. ^ Dean Snyder (1920-12-01). "N.E.A.'s Choice of Season's Best: 1920 All-American". Lowell Sun. 
  11. ^ "Perry Selects the Best Foot Ball Players". Lebanon Daily News. 1920-12-02. 
  12. ^ 1921 Official NCAA Football Guide
  13. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.