1946 College Football All-America Team

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The 1946 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 1946. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1946 season are (1) the All-America Board (AAB), (2) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), published by Look magazine, (3) the Associated Press (AP), (4) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (5) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (6) the International News Service (INS), (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) the Sporting News (SN), and (9) the United Press (UP).

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1946, 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 Number Official selectors Other selectors
Burr Baldwin End UCLA 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Johnny Lujack Quarterback Notre Dame 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO [tie], FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Charley Trippi Halfback Georgia 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Glenn Davis Halfback Army 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Doc Blanchard Fullback Army 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
George Connor Tackle Notre Dame 8/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Alex Agase Guard Illinois 8/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, INS, NEA, SN, UP, CP WC
Weldon Humble Guard Rice 7/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, NEA, UP WC
Paul Duke Center Georgia Tech 6/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, NEA, UP CP, WC
Dick Huffman Tackle Tennessee 5/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA WC
Warren Amling Tackle Ohio State 5/9 FWAA [g], INS, NEA, SN, UP CP
Hub Bechtol End Texas 4/9 AAB, AFCA, FWAA, SN WC
Hank Foldberg End Army 4/9 CO, INS, NEA, UP --

All-American selections for 1946[edit]

Ends[edit]

  • Burr Baldwin, UCLA (AAB, AFCA, AP-1, CO, FWAA, INS-1, NEA-1, SN, UP-1, CP-1, WC)
  • Hub Bechtol, Texas (AAB, AFCA, FWAA, NEA-2, SN, UP-2, WC)
  • Hank Foldberg, Army (CO, INS-1, NEA-1, UP-1, CP-2)
  • Elmer Madar, Michigan (AP-1, INS-2, CP-3)
  • Al Baldwin, Arkansas (AP-2)
  • Richard Hagen, Washington (AP-2)
  • George Poole, Army (NEA-2, UP-2)
  • Wallace Jones, Kentucky (INS-2, CP-2)
  • Ray Poole, Mississippi (AP-3)
  • Hank Foldberg, Army (AP-3)
  • Len Ford, Michigan (NEA-3)
  • Browning, Denver (NEA-3)
  • Clyde Lindsey, LSU (CP-2)
  • Ike Armstrong, Oklahoma A&M (CP-3)

Tackles[edit]

  • George Connor, Notre Dame (AAB, AFCA, AP-1, CO, INS-1, NEA-1, SN, UP-1, CP-1, WC)
  • Dick Huffman, Tennessee (AAB, AFCA, AP-1, CO, FWAA, INS-2, NEA-2, UP-2, CP-2, WC)
  • Warren Amling, Ohio State (AP-2, FWAA [g], INS-1, NEA-1, SN, UP-1, CP-1)
  • George Savitsky, Penn (FWAA, NEA-3, UP-2)
  • John Ferraro, USC (AP-2, INS-2, CP-3)
  • Bobby Davis,[1] Georgia Tech (NEA-2)
  • Bernie Gallagher, Penn (AP-3, CP-2)
  • Frank Wydo, Cornell (AP-3)
  • Walt Barnes, LSU (NEA-3)
  • Bill Kay, Iowa (CP-3)

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Johnny Lujack, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB, AFCA, AP-1, CO [tie], FWAA, INS-1, NEA-1, SN, UP-1, CP-1, WC)
  • Arnold Tucker, Army (AP-3, CO [tie], INS-2, NEA-2, UP-2, CP-2)
  • Ben Raimondi, Indiana (AP-2)
  • Ernie Case, UCLA (AP-2, CP-3)
  • Bobby Layne, Texas (AP-2, INS-2, NEA-3 [fullback], UP-2 [fullback], CP-2)
  • Mickey McCardle, USC (NEA-3)

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Felix Blanchard, Army (AAB, AFCA, AP-1, CO, FWAA, INS-1, NEA-1, SN, UP-1 CP-1, WC)

Key[edit]

  • Bold – Consensus All-American[2]
  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors[edit]

Other selectors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/geot/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/08-media-guide-119-208.pdf
  2. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1204. ISBN 1401337031. 
  4. ^ "Davis, Blanchard Repeat On Grid Coaches Eleven". Troy Record. 1946-12-07. 
  5. ^ "The 1946 AP All-America". Cumberland Evening Times. 1946-12-04. 
  6. ^ "Davis, Blanchard Earn All-America Positions". The Milwaukee Journal. December 4, 1946. 
  7. ^ "Colliers Picks 12 Men On Its All-American". Wisconsin State Journal. 1946-12-06. 
  8. ^ "FWAA All-America Since 1944" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America. 
  9. ^ "4 Irish, 3 Cadets on INS All America". The Lima News. 1946-12-03. 
  10. ^ Lawton Carver (December 3, 1946). "INS Names Four Irish on All-America Team". St. Petersburg Times. p. 10. 
  11. ^ "NEA 1946 All Americas". Anniston Star. 1946-11-24. 
  12. ^ "NEA 1946 All-Americans". The Pittsburgh Press. November 23, 1946. 
  13. ^ Carl Lundquist (1946-12-04). "United Press Honors Three Army Gridders". Wisconsin State Journal. 
  14. ^ "Army, Notre Dame Dominate UP Team". The Milwaukee Journal. December 4, 1946. 
  15. ^ "Army, Irish Place Two Each On Captains' All American". Wisconsin State Journal. 1946-12-03. 
  16. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.