1924 College Football All-America Team

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Red Grange, "The Galloping Ghost", was 1924's only unanimous All-American.

The 1924 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 1924. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1924 season are (1) Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly, (2) Football World magazine (FW), (3) the All-America Board (AAB), (4) the International News Service (INS), (5) Liberty magazine, and (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).

The only unanimous All-American in 1924 was 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. The consensus All-Americans recognized by the NCAA for 1924 also include tackle Ed Weir, who was later named the 19th best athlete in Nebraska history, and three of Notre Dame's legendary Four Horseman (halfback Jim Crowley, quarterback Harry Stuhldreher, and fullback Elmer Layden).

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1924, the NCAA recognizes six 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 Other
Red Grange Halfback Illinois 6/6 AAB, FW, INS, LIB, NEA, WC ASM, BC, DW, LP, NB, WE
Ed Weir Tackle Nebraska 5/6 AAB, FW, INS, LIB, WC ASB, BC, BE, DW, NB, WE
Harry Stuhldreher Quarterback Notre Dame 5/6 AAB, INS, LIB, NEA, WC BE, DW, LP, NB, WE
Ed McGinley Tackle Penn 4/6 AAB, INS, NEA, WC BE, DW
Edwin C. Horrell Center California 4/6 INS, LIB, NEA, WC BE, DW, WE
Jim Crowley Halfback Notre Dame 4/6 AAB, FW, INS, NEA ASM, BC, BE, DW, NB, WE
Jim Lawson End Stanford 3/6 AAB, FW, NEA ASM, BE
Carl Diehl Guard Dartmouth 3/6 INS, LIB, NEA BE, DW, NB
Joe Pondelik Guard Chicago 3/6 AAB, INS, LIB DW, LP, WE
Elmer Layden Fullback Notre Dame 3/6 AAB, INS, LIB DW, NB, WE
Henry Wakefield End Vanderbilt 2/6 INS, NEA BC, BE, DW, LP, NB
Richard Luman End Yale 2/6 AAB, INS DW, LP, WE
Henry Bjorkman[1] End Dartmouth 2/6 LIB, WC WE

All-Americans of 1924[edit]

Ends[edit]

Vanderbilt's Hek Wakefield was the South's lone consensus All-American.
  • Jim Lawson, Stanford (WC-2; AAB; FW; ASM-1; NEA; BE-1; DW-2; WE-2)
  • Richard Luman, Yale (AAB; INS; LP-1; BE-2; DW-1; WE-1)
  • Henry "Hek" Wakefield, Vanderbilt (WC-2; INS; NEA; LP-1; BE-1; NB-1; DW-1; WE-3; BC)
  • Charlie Berry, Lafayette (WC-1; ASM-2; DW-3)
  • Henry Bjorkman, Dartmouth (WC-1; ASM-2; LIB; NB-2; WE-1)
  • Clark Craig, Penn (NB-1)
  • Edmond Stout, Princeton (FW; ASM-1)
  • Hilary Mahaney, Holy Cross (WC-3; FW; BE-2; DW-2; WE-2)
  • Lowell Otte, Iowa (LP-2; DW-3; WE-3)
  • Cal Hubbard, Centenary (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (LP-2)
  • Frank Frazer, Army (WC-3)
  • Steve Pulaski, Wisconsin (NB-2)
  • Frank Rokusek, Illinois (NB-3; BC)
  • Shep Bingham, Yale (NB-3)
  • Frank Henderson, Cornell (ASM-3)
  • Clarence Muhl, Illinois (ASM-3)

Tackles[edit]

Nebraska's Ed Weir made seven of the eight official All-America teams in 1924.
  • Ed Weir, Nebraska (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; AAB; FW; ASM-1; INS; LIB; LP-2; BE-2; NB-1; DW-1; WE-1; BC)
  • Ed McGinley, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; AAB; INS; NEA; BE-1; DW-1; WE-2)
  • Bob Beattie, Princeton (WC-2; NEA; BE-1; NB-2; DW-2; WE-1)
  • Frank Gowdy, Chicago (WC-3; FW; ASM-1; LIB; LP-1; DW-2; WE-2)
  • Johnny Joss, Yale (LP-1)
  • Mordecai Starobin, Syracuse (NB-1)
  • Tom Edwards, Michigan (LP-2)
  • John W. Hancock, Iowa (ASM-2; BE-2; NB-2; BC)
  • Pappy Waldorf, Syracuse (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2)
  • Zeke Wissinger, Pittsburgh (WC-3)
  • Jim Taylor, Georgia (NB-3)
  • Jules Prevost, Penn State (ASM-2; NB-3)
  • Norman Anderson, So. California (ASM-2; DW-3; WE-3)
  • Joe Bach, Notre Dame (DW-3)
  • Tex Cox, Minnesota (ASM-3)
  • Charles Van Dyne, Missouri (WE-3)

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

  • Edwin C. Horrell, California (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1 [g]; INS; ASM-3; LIB; NEA; BE-1; DW-1; WE-1)
  • Adam Walsh, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; LP-1; ASM-2; BE-2; NB-2; DW-2; WE-2; BC)
  • Edgar Garbisch, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; FW; ASM-1 [g]; NB-3; DW-3; WE-2 [g])
  • Winslow Lovejoy, Yale (WC-2; AAB; FW; ASM-1; NB-1; WE-3)
  • Shorty Propst, Alabama (LP-2)

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Elmer Layden, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; INS; LIB; LP-2 [hb]; NB-1; DW-1; WE-1)
  • Homer Hazel, Rutgers (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; FW; ASM-1; NB-3; BC)
  • Doug Wycoff, Georgia Tech (ASM-3; LP-1 [hb]; NB-2; DW-2; WE-3)
  • Jack McBride, Syracuse (BE-2; DW-3; WE-2)
  • John Webster Thomas, Chicago (LP-2)
  • Red Strader, St. Mary's (WC-3)
  • Austin "Five Yards" McCarty, Chicago (ASM-2)

Key[edit]

NCAA recognized selectors for 1924

Other selectors

  • ASM = All-Sports Magazine, selected from a combined vote of 312 prominent football coaches, officials and sport writers in all sections of the country, "representing the opinions of the best informed critics in all parts of the country, appear in the December number of All-Sports Magazine."[4][5]
  • NB = Norman E. Brown[6]
  • LP = Lawrence Perry[7]
  • BE = Billy Evans[8]
  • DW = Davis J. Walsh, sports editor of the International News Service[9]
  • WE = Walter Eckersall for the Chicago Tribune[10]
  • BC = Bruno Crenna[11]

Bold = Consensus All-American[12]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Three ends each received first-team designations from two official selectors. Two of the three, Henry Wakefield and Richard Luman, are recognized by the NCAA as consensus All-Americans. The third, Henry Bjorkman, does not presently receive such recognition from the NCAA.
  2. ^ "Walter Camp Slights Big Three In Naming All-America Eleven: Football Expert Neglects To Name Princeton, Harvard or Yale Man on His First Team". Appleton Post-Crescent. 1924-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d e ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1156
  4. ^ "Lawson Named For Post On All-American". Oakland Tribune. 1924-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Handcock Honored on All-American By 'All-Sports'". Iowa City Press-Citizen. 1924-12-05. 
  6. ^ Norman E. Brown (1924-12-08). "Brown Picks All-American Team for the Journal". Hamilton Evening Journal. 
  7. ^ Lawrence Perry (1923-12-14). "Lawrence Perry's All-American Teams Announced". Oakland Tribune. 
  8. ^ "Evans Names Hancock On Second All-American". Iowa City Press-Citizen. 1924-12-11. 
  9. ^ "Davis Walsh Designates His All-American Teams". The Coshocton Tribune. 1924-12-15. 
  10. ^ "WALTER ECKERSALL'S ALL-AMERICAN ELEVEN HONORS NOTRE DAME". The Washington Post. 1924-12-15. 
  11. ^ "More Selections of Big Ten Elevens: And Bruno Crenna Makes His Pick Of An All American Team, Too". Ironwood Daily Globe. 1924-11-29. 
  12. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.