1928 College Football All-America Team

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The 1928 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 1928. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1928 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (7) the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA).

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

Following the death of Walter Camp in 1925, there was a proliferation of All-American teams in the late 1920s. For the year 1929, the NCAA recognizes seven published 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. Army halfback Red Cagle was the only player to be unanimously selected by all seven selectors as a first-team All-American.

Name Position School Number Selectors

First-team selections

Red Cagle Halfback Army 7/7 AAB, AP, CO, INS, NANA, NEA, UP
Wes Fesler End Ohio State 5/7 AAB, CO, INS, NEA, UP
Seraphim Post Guard Stanford 5/7 AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA
Peter Pund Center Georgia Tech 5/7 AAB, CO, INS, NEA, UP
Paul Scull Halfback Penn 5/7 AAB, CO, INS, NANA, NEA
Ken Strong Fullback NYU 5/7 AP, CO, INS, NEA, UP
Otto Pommerening Tackle Michigan 4/7 AP, CO, INS, UP
Mike Getto Tackle Pitt 4/7 AAB, CO, NANA, NEA
Howard Harpster Quarterback Carnegie Tech 4/7 AAB, CO, NEA, UP
Irvine Phillips End California 3/7 AAB, NANA, UP
Chuck Carroll Halfback Washington 3/7 AAB, AP, UP
Don Robesky Guard Stanford 2/7 NANA, UP
Edward Burke Guard Navy 2/7 AP, CO

All-American selections for 1928[edit]

Key[edit]

Bold – NCAA "consensus" All-Americans[1]

Selectors recognized by NCAA in its consensus All-American determinations:

Other selectors:

  • 1 – First Team Selection
  • 2 – Second Team Selection
  • 3 – Third Team Selection
  • Utility Selection – Only Grantland Rice in Collier's Weekly used this designation for three players in addition to those at eleven specified positions.
  • HM – Honorable Mention Selection – Used by Frank Getty in the United Press All-America Team.

Ends[edit]

  • Irvine Phillips, California (UP-1, WC-1, AAB, NANA, PAB, AP-2)
  • Wes Fesler, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (CO-1, INS, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, AAB, AP-2, CP-2)
  • Dale Van Sickel, Florida (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, NEA-1, CO-Utility, UP-HM)
  • Malcolm Franklin, St. Mary's (AP-1, UP-2)
  • Ken Haycraft, Minnesota (CO-1, NANA, UP-2)
  • Dick Abernathy, Vanderbilt (CP-1, UP-3)
  • Theodore Rosenzweig, Carnegie Tech (CP-1, INS, NEA-2, UP-HM)
  • Edward Messinger, Army (PAB, CP-2, AP-3)
  • Miller Brown, Missouri (AP-3)
  • Barna, Hobart (UP-3)

Tackles[edit]

  • Otto Pommerening, Michigan (AP-1, CO-1, INS, UP-1, NEA-3)
  • Mike Getto, Pittsburgh (CO-1, NANA, NEA-1, WC-1, AP-2, UP-2, AAB)
  • Forrest Douds, Washington & Jefferson (UP-1, CO-Utility)
  • Jesse Hibbs, USC (CP-1, NEA-1, UP-3)
  • Gordy Brown, Texas (CP-1, AP-2, UP-3)
  • Albert J. Nowack, Illinois (WC-1, UP-2, AP-3, AAB, NANA)
  • Russell Crane, Illinois (CP-1)
  • Frank Speer, Georgia Tech (AP-1)
  • Alfred "Al" Lassman, New York Univ. (CP-2, NEA-2)
  • Bud Sprague, Army (CP-2)
  • Jimmy Steele, Florida (NEA-2)
  • Melvyl Dressell, Washington State (AP-3)
  • Steve Bancroft, California (PAB)
  • Fred Miller, Notre Dame (INS, PAB)

Guards[edit]

  • Seraphim Post, Stanford (AP-1, CO-1, CP-1, INS, NEA-1, WC-1, AAB)
  • Don Robesky, Stanford (UP-1, NANA, NEA-2)
  • Edward Burke, Navy (AP-1, CO-1, CP-2, NEA-2)
  • George Gibson, Minnesota (UP-1, WC-1, AP-2, NEA-3, AAB)
  • Danny McMullen, Nebraska (AP-2, INS, NEA-3, UP-3, PAB)
  • Leroy Wietz, Illinois (NANA)
  • Bill McRae, Florida (UP-2)
  • Bull Brown, Vanderbilt (UP-2)
  • Bruce Dumont, Colgate (AP-3)
  • Choc Sanders, SMU (AP-3, UP-3)
  • Waldo Wittenmeyer Greene, Yale (CP-2)
  • John Dreshar, Carnegie Tech (PAB)

Centers[edit]

  • Peter Pund, Georgia Tech (College Football Hall of Fame) (CO-1, INS, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, CP-2, AP-3, AAB)
  • Charles Howe, Princeton (AP-1, CP-1, NEA-2, UP-2, NANA; PAB)
  • Nathan Barrager, USC (AP-2)

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

  • Chris Cagle, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, CO-1, CP-1, INS, NANA, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, PAB, AAB)
  • Chuck Carroll, Washington (AP-1, UP-1 [fb], WC-1, NEA-2, AAB)
  • Paul Scull, Penn (CO-1, INS, NANA, NEA-1, WC-1, AP-2, UP-2 [fb], AAB)
  • Warner Mizell, Georgia Tech (AP-2, CP-2, INS, NANA, NEA-2, UP-2)
  • Clyde Crabtree, Florida (AP-3, NEA-3, UP-3 [fb])
  • Willis Glassgow, Iowa (CP-2, AP-3, NEA-3)
  • Bill Banker, Tulane (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-2)
  • Lloyd Brazil, Univ. of Detroit (CO-Utility, UP-3)
  • Redman Hume, Southern Methodist (UP-3)
  • Lloyd Thomas, Univ. South. Calif. (NEA-2, PAB)

Fullbacks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Alan J. Gould (1928-12-08). "Associated Press Gives Views on America's Best Gridders". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  3. ^ Associated Press, "Six From East On Rice's Team," Milwaukee Sentinel, p. S1 (December 14, 1928). Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Henry L. Farrell, "Farrell Names Three All-America Grid Teams," Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, p. 5 (December 3, 1928). Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  5. ^ Frank Getty, "Getty Picks Stars," The Pittsburgh Press, p. 36 (december 3, 1928). Retrieved Jul 30, 2010.
  6. ^ a b ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1160. ISBN 1401337031. 
  7. ^ "Ten Schools Picked On All-American Team By Popular Vote". The Davenport Democrat And Leader. 1928-12-09. 
  8. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. November 2008. 
  9. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation".