1926 College Football All-America Team

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The 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 six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1926 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice with cooperation from ten coaches, (2) the Associated Press, based on polling of "more than 100 coaches and critics", (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, selected by Knute Rockne (Notre Dame), Glenn "Pop" Warner (Stanford), and Tad Jones (Yale), (5) the International News Service (INS), and (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).

Other notable selectors included Billy Evans, the Central Press Association, the New York Sun, and Walter Eckersall.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1926, 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
Frank Wickhorst Tackle Navy 6/6 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NEA, UP BE, CP, CEP, HF, LP, NYS, RG, WC, WE
Herb Joesting Fullback Minnesota 5/6 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NEA BE, CP, ES, LP, NYS, RG, WC, WE
Bud Boeringer Center Notre Dame 5/6 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NEA BE, CP, ES, LP, NYS, RG, WC, WE
Mort Kaer Halfback USC 5/6 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NEA BE, CP, NYS, RG, WC, WE
Bernie Shively Guard Illinois 5/6 AAB, AP, COL, INS, NEA BE, WC, WE
Harry Connaughton Guard Georgetown 4/6 AP, COL, NEA, UP BE, CP, ES, HF, LP, NYS, RG, WE
Benny Friedman Quarterback Michigan 4/6 AP, COL, INS, NEA BE, CP, ES, HF, LP, NYS, RG, WE
Bennie Oosterbaan End Michigan 4/6 AAB, COL, NEA, UP BE, CEP, ES, WC, WE
Vic Hanson End Syracuse 4/6 AP, COL, INS, UP ES, HF, LP, NYS, WE
Ralph Baker Halfback Northwestern 2/6 AP, COL CP, LP, NYS, WE
Bud Sprague Tackle Army 1/6 AP CP, CEP

All-American selections for 1926[edit]

Ends[edit]

  • Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan (CFHOF) (AAB-1; AP-3; COL-1; NEA; UP; CEP-1; WC-1; BE-1; RG-2; ES-1; WE-1)
  • Vic Hanson, Syracuse (CFHOF) (AAB-2; AP-1; COL-1; INS-1; UP; CP-2; NYS-1; BE-2; HF-1; LP-1; RJW-2; RG-2; DW-1; ES-1; WE-1)
  • Hal Broda, Brown (AAB-3; AP-2; INS-2; UP; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-3; HF-1; LP-2; RWJ-3; RG-1; ES-2; WE-2)
  • Hoyt Winslett, Alabama (AAB-2; AP-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-2; NYS-2; BE-1; LP-1, RWJ-2; ES-2; WE-3; CP-1)
  • Ted Shipkey, Stanford (AAB-1; AP-2; INS-2; WC-1; NYS-2; BE-2; LP-2; RG-1; WE-2)
  • Carl Bacchus, Missouri (AAB-3; AP-3; BE-3; RWJ-3)
  • Cal Hubbard, Geneva (INS-3; RG-3; CEP-1)
  • Ed Lindenmeyer, Missouri (INS-3)
  • George Thayer, Penn (WE-3)
  • Charles Born, Army (RG-3)

Tackles[edit]

  • Frank Wickhorst, Navy (AAB-1; AP-1; COL-1; INS-1; NEA; UP; CP-1; WC-1; NYS-1; BE-1; HF-1; LP-1; RG-1; WE-1; CEP-1)
  • Bud Sprague, Army (AP-1; CP-1; RG-3; CEP-1; LP-2)
  • Lloyd Yoder, Carnegie Tech (CFHOF) (AAB-1; AP-3; INS-2; CP-2; WC-1)
  • Lon Stiner, Nebraska (AAB-2; INS-1; RWJ-2; ES-2)
  • Robert Johnson, Northwestern (NEA; BE-1; RG-1; WE-2)
  • Alfred "Al" Lassman, NYU (AAB-3; UP; BE-3; HF-1; RWJ-3; RG-2; ES-1; WE-2)
  • Spike Nelson, Iowa (AP-2; CP-2; NYS-1; BE-2; LP-2; RG-3)
  • Theodore "Tiny" Roebuck,[1] Haskell (AAB-2; RWJ-2)
  • Jim Dixon, Oregon State (AAB-3; INS-2; RWJ-3)
  • D. Thomas Eddy, Navy (AP-2; NYS-2; ES-2)
  • Orland Smith, Brown (AP-3; COL-1; LP-1; NYS-2; WE-1)
  • Fred Pickhard, Alabama (BE-2)
  • Jesse Hibbs, USC (BE-3)
  • Howard D. Cothran, Lafayette (RG-2; WE-3)
  • Leo Raskowski, Ohio State (INS-3; ES-1; WE-3)
  • Ed Kevorkian, Brown (INS-3)

Guards[edit]

  • Bernie Shively, Illinois (CFHOF) (AAB-1; AP-1; COL-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-2; WC-1; BE-1; RG-2; WE-1)
  • Harry Connaughton, Georgetown (AAB-2; AP-1; COL-1; INS-2; NEA; UP; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-1; HF-1; LP-1; RWJ-2; RG-1; ES-1; WE-1)
  • Ed Hess, Ohio State (AAB-2; AP-2; INS-2; CP-1; NYS-2; BE-2; HF-1; LP-2; RWJ-2; RG-1; ES-1; WE-2; CEP-1)
  • Edwin Hayes, Ohio State (UP)
  • Fred H. Swan, Stanford (AAB-3; AP-3; INS-3; CP-2; RWJ-3; ES-2; CEP-1; LP-2)
  • Herbert Sturhahn, Yale (CFHOF) (AAB-1; AP-3; WC-1; NYS-2; BE-3; ES-2; LP-1; RG-3; WE-2)
  • Ted "Butter" Gorrell, USC (AAB-3; RWJ-3)
  • Emerson Carey, Cornell (AP-2; RWJ-2; WE-3; RG-3)
  • Ernest Schmidt, Army (NYS-1; BE-2)
  • Orland Smith, Brown (INS-1; BE-3; RG-2)
  • Frank Mayer, Notre Dame (INS-3)
  • John H. Lovette, Michigan (WE-3)

Centers[edit]

  • Bud Boeringer, Notre Dame (AAB-1; AP-1; COL-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; WC-1; NYS-1; BE-1; LP-1; RG-1; ES-1; WE-1)
  • John J. Butler, Penn (AP-2; INS-3; UP; CP-2; BE-2; HF-1; RG-2; ES-2; WE-2)
  • Jeff Cravath, USC (AAB-2; INS-2; RWJ-2)
  • Larry Bettencourt, St. Mary's (CA) (CFHOF) (AAB-3; RWJ-3)
  • Polly Wallace, Oklahoma (AP-3)
  • Alex Klein, Ohio State (BE-3)
  • Maurice Daly, Army (NYS-2)
  • Robert Reitsch, Illinois (RG-3; WE-3)
  • Truskowski, Michigan (LP-2)

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Benny Friedman, Michigan (CFHOF) (AAB-2; AP-1; COL-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-1; HF-1; LP-1; RWJ-2; RG-1; ES-1; WE-1)
  • Bill Spears, Vanderbilt (CFHOF) (AAB-3 [as hb]; AP-2; INS-2; NYS-2; BE-2; LP-2; RWJ-3 [as hb])
  • Bill Kelly, Montana (CFHOF) (AP-2 [as hb]; BE-3 [as hb]; CP-2; RG-2; WE-3)
  • Roy Randall, Brown (AAB-1; WC-1)
  • Butch Meeker, Washington State (WE-2)
  • George Guttormsen, Washington (AP-3; INS-3)
  • Gerald Mann, SMU (CFHOF) (AAB-3; BE-3; RWJ-3)
  • Caulkins, Princeton (RG-3)

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Bold – Consensus All-American[2]
  • CFHOF = College Football Hall of Fame inductee
  • 1 – First-team selection
  • 2 – Second-team selection
  • 3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Warner, Rockne and Jones Choose All-American Team". The Courier Journal. December 19, 1926. p. 77 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Middle West Given The Lion's Share in All-American Selections". The Huntington Press. Indiana. December 5, 1926 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Seven of West In Rice's All-America". The Shreveport Times. December 7, 1926. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Collier's All America". The Shreveport Times. December 7, 1926. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Walsh Picks Cornhusker Captain On All-American". The Lincoln Star. November 30, 1926. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ Evans, Billy (December 3, 1926). "Billy Evans' All-America". The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, MD). p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
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  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "Farrell Puts Three Big Ten Men on First All-American". The Indianapolis News. November 22, 1926. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  13. ^ "Five Western Stars Get Place On Perry's All America Team". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 12, 1926. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  14. ^ "New York Sun Picks 6 Westerners, Five From East On All-Star Team". The News Herald (PA). November 27, 1926. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
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  17. ^ "These Players Honored by Eckersall with Places on All-America Team". Detroit Free Press. December 12, 1926. p. 29. 
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