1923 College Football All-America Team

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The 1923 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 1923. The only two selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1923 season are Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly, and Football World magazine. Additional selectors who chose All-American teams in 1923 include Athletic World magazine, selected by 500 coaches, Norman E. Brown, sports editor of the Central Press Association, and Davis J. Walsh, sports editor for the International News Service.

The consensus All-Americans recognized by the NCAA include: halfback Red Grange of Illinois, known as the "The Galloping Ghost" and who in 2008 was named by ESPN as the best college football player of all time; halfback Harry Wilson of Penn State, who was later inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame; quarterback George Pfann of Cornell, who later became a Rhodes scholar; end Lynn Bomar of Vanderbilt, who became one of the first Southern players to be recognized as a consensus All-American; tackle Marty Below of Wisconsin, who Red Grange called "the greatest lineman that I ever played against";[1] and center Jack Blott of Michigan, who later played professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1924, the NCAA recognizes two All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number - Official Official Other Number - Total
Century Milstead Tackle Yale 2/2 FW, WC AW, DW, LP, NB, PH, TT 8/8
George Pfann Quarterback Cornell 2/2 FW, WC AW, DW, LP, NB, PH, TT 8/8
Red Grange Halfback Illinois 2/2 FW, WC AW, DW, LP, NB, PH, TT 8/8
Charles Hubbard Guard Harvard 2/2 FW, WC AW, DW, LP, NB, PH 7/8
Pete MacRae End Syracuse 1/2 FW AW, DW, LP, NB, PH, TT 7/8
Ray Eklund End Minnesota 1/2 FW AW, LP, NB, PH, TT 6/8
Jack Blott Center Michigan 2/2 FW, WC AW, DW, NB 5/8
Jim McMillen Guard Illinois 1/2 FW AW, DW, NB, TT 5/8
Bill Mallory Fullback Yale 1/2 WC DW, NB, PH, TT 5/8
Marty Below Tackle Wisconsin 1/2 FW AW, DW, NB 4/8
Harry Wilson Halfback Penn State 1/2 FW AW, PH 3/8
Lynn Bomar End Vanderbilt 2/2 FW, WC -- 2/8

All-Americans of 1923[edit]


Lynn Bomar of Vanderbilt.



  • Charles Hubbard, Harvard (AW-1; WC-1; FW; LP-1; NB-1; DW-1; TT-2; PH-1, BE)
  • Jim McMillen, Illinois (AW-1; FW; NB-1; DW-1; TT-1, BE)
  • Joe Bedenk, Penn State (AW-2; WC-1; DW-2; TT-3; PH-1, BE)
  • Edliff Slaughter, Michigan (LP-1)
  • James Welsh, Colgate (AW-2; LP-2; NB-2; DW-2; TT-1)
  • August Farwick, Army (AW-3; NB-2; DW-3; TT-2)
  • Cyril Aschenback, Dartmouth (AW-3; WC-2; LP-2; TT-3)
  • Harvey Brown, Notre Dame (WC-2)
  • Arthur G. Carney, Navy (WC-3)
  • William Johnson, Texas A&M (WC-3)
  • Richard Faville, Stanford (DW-3, BE)
  • Goldy Goldstein, Florida (BE)
  • Tuck Kelly, Vanderbilt (BE)
  • Adolph Bieberstein, Wisconsin (BE)


Jack Blott of Michigan.



Red Grange of Illinois.
  • Red Grange, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) (AW-1; WC-1; FW; LP-1; NB-1; DW-1; TT-1; PH-1, BE)
  • Harry Wilson, Penn State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AW-1; WC-2; FW; DW-2; TT-2; PH-1, BE)
  • Don Miller, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (LP-2; NB-1; DW-1; TT-2 [fb], BE)
  • Earl Martineau, Minnesota (AW-3; WC-1; NB-2; TT-3 [fb], BE)
  • Harry Kipke, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AW-2; LP-1; TT-3)
  • Don Nichols, California (AW-2; TT-1; BE)
  • Mal Stevens, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2 [fb]; LP-2; DW-3; TT-3)
  • Dave Noble, Nebraska (LP-2; DW-2; TT-2)
  • Eddie Tryon, Colgate (AW-3; WC-2; BE)
  • Walter Koppisch, Columbia (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3)
  • Karl Bohren, Pittsburgh (WC-3)
  • Gil Reese, Vanderbilt (DW-3, BE)



NCAA recognized selectors for 1923

Other selectors

Bold = Consensus All-American[12]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dave Anderson (2005). University of Wisconsin Football. Arcadia Publishing. p. 38. 
  2. ^ "Walter Camp's All-American Team". Alton Evening Telegraph. 1923-12-19. 
  3. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1155
  4. ^ "Athletic World All America". The Decatur Review. 1923-12-16. 
  5. ^ Norman E. Brown (1923-12-10). "Marty Below On First All-American Eleven: Merrill Taft Gets Berth On Second Team". The Capital Times. Madison, WI. 
  6. ^ Lawrence Perry (1923-12-16). "Cornell and Michigan Get Two Places on Perry Eleven, One for Syracuse: Famed Gridiron Expert Rates Pfann, Sundstrom and MacRae Among Best". Syracuse Herald. 
  7. ^ "Walsh Picks Three Teams of All-Americans In 1923 Seasonal Postmortem". The Coshocton Tribune. 1923-12-06. 
  8. ^ Tom Thorp (1923-12-08). "Eastern Grid Players Get Six Places On All-American: Tom Thorp Picks Star Mythical Eleven of 1923 for the Baltimore News". Cumberland Evening Times. 
  9. ^ "All Americans: Percy Haughton's Team". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. 1923-12-11. 
  10. ^ "150 Leading Sport Writers Pick All-American Eleven". Santa Ana Register. December 29, 1923. p. 10. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  11. ^ "National All-Star". The Wichita Beacon. December 17, 1922. p. 18. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  12. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.