1926 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 1926. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press; the Associated Press; Collier's Weekly selected by Grantland Rice; an Inter-Sectional Board of Football Coaches made up of Tad Jones of Yale, Knute Rockne of Notre Dame and Glenn "Pop" Warner of Stanford; the New York Sun; Walter Eckersall; Billy Evans; and Norman E. Brown.
All-American selections for 1926 [ edit ]
Associated Press, based on AP polling of "more than 100 coaches and critics" [1 ] UP =
United Press COL =
Collier's Weekly as selected by Grantland Rice with cooperation from ten coaches: Glenn Warner (Stanford), Robert Zuppke (Illinois), G.C. Woodruff (Georgia), Knute Rockne (Notre Dame), Wallace Wade (Alabama), Captain J.J. McEwan (Oregon), W.A. Alexander (Ga. Tech.), Howard Jones (So. Calif.), E.P. Madigan (St. Mary’s, Calif.), and Dan McGuigan (Vanderbilt). [2 ] CP =
Central Press Association, based on a poll conducted by Norman Brown of 500 newspapers, each of which conducted its own election in which fans voted for the All-American team; Central Press reported compiling a million votes. [3 ] [4 ] WC =
Walter Camp Football Foundation [5 ] NYS =
New York Sun [6 ] BE =
Billy Evans [7 ] AAB = All-American Board, team selected by three coaches:
Knute Rockne (Notre Dame), Glenn "Pop" Warner (Stanford), and Tad Jones (Yale) [8 ] RG =
Red Grange [9 ] DW = Davis J. Walsh of the
International News Service [10 ] ES = Ed Sullivan
Bold - Consensus All-American [12 ] 1 - First Team Selection
2 - Second Team Selection
3 - Third Team Selection
, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) Bennie Oosterbaan (AP-3; COL-1; CP-1; WC-1; BE-1; AAB; RG-2; ES-1)
, Syracuse (College Football Hall of Fame) Vic Hanson (AP-1; COL-1; CP-2; NYS-1; BE-2; RJW-2; RG-2; DW-1; ES-1) Harold A. Broda, Brown
(AP-2; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-3; RWJ-3; DW-2; RG-1; ES-2)
Hoyt "Wu" Winslett, Alabama (AP-1; CP-2; NYS-2; BE-1; RWJ-2; DW-1; ES-2)
Ted Shipkey, Stanford (AP-2; WC-1; NYS-2; BE-2; AAB; RG-1; DW-2) Carl Bacchus, Missouri
(AP-3; BE-3; RWJ-3)
Tackles [ edit ]
, Navy Frank Wickhorst (AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; WC-1; NYS-1; BE-1; AAB; RG-1; DW-1)
, Army Bud Sprague (AP-1; CP-1)
Lloyd Yoder, Carnegie (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; CP-2; WC-1; AAB; DW-2) Emerson Nelson, Iowa
(AP-2; CP-2; NYS-1; BE-2)
Lon Stiner, Nebraska (RWJ-2; DW-1; ES-2) Roebuck, Haskell
(RWJ-2) Lassman, NYU
(BE-3; RWJ-3; RG-2; ES-1) Dixon, Oregon Aggies
(RWJ-3; DW-2) D. Thomas Eddy, Navy
(AP-2; NYS-2; ES-2) Orland F. Smith, Brown
(AP-3; COL-2; NYS-2) Johnson, Northwestern
(BE-1; RG-1) Pickhard, Alabama
(BE-2) Hibbs, Southern California
(BE-3) Cochran, Lafayette
Leo Raskowski, Ohio State (ES-1)
, Georgetown Harry Connaughton (AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-1; RWJ-2; RG-1; DW-2; ES-1)
, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) Bernie Shively (AP-1; COL-1; CP-2; WC-1; BE-1; AAB; RG-2; DW-1) Ed Hess, Ohio State
(AP-2; CP-1; NYS-2; BE-2; RWJ-2; RG-1; DW-2; ES-1) Fred Swan, Stanford
(AP-3; CP-2; RWJ-3; ES-2)
Herbert Sturhahn, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; WC-1; NYS-2; BE-3; AAB; ES-2) Ted "Butter" Gorrell, Southern California
(RWJ-3) Emerson Carey, Cornell
(AP-2; CP-1; RWJ-2) Schmidt, Army
(NYS-1; BE-2) Smith, Brown
(BE-3; RG-2; DW-1)
Centers [ edit ]
, Notre Dame Bud Boeringer (AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; WC-1; NYS-1; BE-1; AAB; RG-1; ES-1) John J. Butler, Penn
(AP-2; CP-2; BE-2; RG-2; DW-1; ES-2)
Jeff Cravath, Southern California (RWJ-2; DW-2)
Larry Bettencourt, St. Mary’s, Calif. (College Football Hall of Fame) (RWJ-3) Polly Wallace, Oklahoma Aggies
(AP-3) Alex Klein, Ohio State
(BE-3) Daly, Army
Quarterbacks [ edit ]
, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) Benny Friedman (AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-1; RWJ-2; RG-1; DW-1; ES-1)
Bill Spears, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; NYS-2; BE-2; DW-2)
Bill Kelly, Montana (College Football Hall of Fame) (CP-2; RG-2) Roy "Red" Randall, Brown
(WC-1; AAB) George Guttormsen, Washington
Gerald "Little Red Arrow" Mann, Southern Methodist (College Football Hall of Fame) (BE-3; RWJ-3)
Mort "Devil May" Kaer, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) (ES-2)
Halfbacks [ edit ]
, Northwestern (College Football Hall of Fame) Ralph Baker (AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-2; RWJ-2; RG-2; DW-2; ES-2)
, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) Mort "Devil May" Kaer (AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; WC-1; NYS-1; BE-1; AAB; RG-1; DW-1)
"Lighthorse Harry" Wilson, Army (AP-2; CP-2; WC-1; AAB; DW-1; ES-1)
Frank Kirkleski, Lafayette (AP-3; RWJ-3)
Bill Spears, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (RWJ-3)
Bill Kelly, Montana (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; BE-3)
Charles Rogers, Penn (AP-3; RG-1) Cotton Wilcox, Purdue
(NYS-2; BE-2) George Bogue, Stanford
(BE-3) Christie Flanagan, Notre Dame
(CP-2; RWJ-2; RG-2; ES-1) Dave Mishel, Brown
Marty Karow, Ohio State (ES-2)
Fullbacks [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Associated Press Picks All-American Eleven". Morning News Review (South Carolina). 1926-12-05.
^ "Seven Western Players Named On Collier’s All-American; Big Three Teams Are Slighted". Charleston Daily Mail. 1926-12-06.
^ Norman Brown (1926-12-13). "Six Mid-West Stars Are On Nation’s All-American Football Selection: Mythical Team of Million Grid Fans Released; 500 Newspapers Conduct Poll to Get Genuine Football Eleven". The Davenport Democrat And Leader.
^ "Fans Select First All-American Grid Team". Billings Gazette. 1926-12-13.
^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
^ "All-American Is Chosen By New York Sun". Athens Messenger. 1926-11-28.
^ Evans, Billy (1926-12-03). "Billy Evans' All-American Selections". Chester Times.
^ "Ten States Represented on Coaches’ All-American Grid Selection". Davenport Democrat And Leader. 1926-12-19.
^ "Grange Picks All-American Eleven". The Morning Herald (Penn.). 1926-11-30.
^ "Walsh Picks Cornhusker Captain On All-American". Lincoln Star. 1926-11-30.
^ Ed Sullivan (1926-12-07). "Another All-American Team; N.Y. Scribe Has Swan, Kaer On It; Everybody Now Trying Hand At It". Oakland Tribune.
^ Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners