1940 College Football All-America Team

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The 1940 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 1940. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1940 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the United Press (UP), (4) the All-America Board (AAB), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) Liberty magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News (SN).

Michigan halfback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Tom Harmon, Texas A&M fullfback John Kimbrough, and Tennessee guard Bob Suffridge were the only three unanimous first-team All-Americans chosen by all nine official selectors.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1940, the NCAA recognizes nine 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.

Name Position School UP votes Number Official selectors Other selectors
Tom Harmon Halfback Michigan 478 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, DH, FD, NYS, WC
John Kimbrough Fullback Texas A&M 474 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, DH, FD, NYS, WC
Bob Suffridge Guard Tennessee 340 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, DH, FD, NYS, WC
George Franck Halfback Minnesota 436 8/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NW, SN, UP CP, DH FD, NYS, WC
Nick Drahos Tackle Cornell 382 8/9 AAB, AP, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, DH, FD, WC
Frankie Albert Quarterback Stanford 229 6/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, NW, UP CP, DH, FD, WC
Gene Goodreault End Boston College 200 6/9 AAB, CO, INS, NW, SN, UP CP, DH, FD, WC
Rudy Mucha Center Washington 201 5/9 AAB, CO, NW, SN, UP CP, WC
David Rankin End Purdue 4/9 AAB, CO, SN, UP WC
Marshall Robnett Guard Texas A&M 3/9 AAB, NW, UP CP, DH, FD, WC
Alf Bauman Tackle Northwestern 184 3/9 AAB, CO, UP NYS, WC
Urban Odson Tackle Minnesota 3/9 INS, LIB, NW CP

All-American selections for 1940[edit]

Ends[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

  • Rudy Mucha, Washington (AAB; AP-2; CO-1; INS-2; NW; SN; UP-1; CP-1; WC-1)
  • Leon Gajecki, Penn State (LIB; NEA-1; CP-2)
  • Chet Gladchuk, Boston (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2)
  • Roy Frick, Penn (INS-1; CP-3; FD-2; NYS-1)
  • Ray Apolskis, Marquette (AP-3; UP-3; CP-4; DH; FD-1)

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

  • John Kimbrough, Texas A&M (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-1; CO-1; INS-1; LIB; NEA-1; NW; SN; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
  • George Paskvan, Wisconsin (AP-2; UP-3)
  • Norm Standlee, Stanford (UP-2; CP-2; FD-2)

Key[edit]

Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

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

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. pp. 5–6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1181. ISBN 1401337031. 
  3. ^ Herb Barker (1940-12-08). "Two Dixie Stars Fill Flank Posts on All-America". The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal. 
  4. ^ "All-Star Team Is Announced by Collier's". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 1940-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Michigan, Minnesota Dominate All-America". St. Petersburg Times. 1940-12-03. 
  6. ^ Harry Grayson (1940-11-26). "NEA Has Harmon and Kimbrough On All-American". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 
  7. ^ Harry Ferguson (1940-12-04). "Albert Named on United Press All-America 11". Lodi News-Sentinel. 
  8. ^ Walter L. Johns (1940-12-10). "Captains Pick All-America for Central Press; Reinhard on List". Berkeley Daily Gazette. 
  9. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 1999. 
  10. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. 
  11. ^ "New York Sun Now Names All-Americans". Los Angeles Times. 1940-12-01. 
  12. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.