1949 College Football All-America Team
The 1949 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 for the 1949 college football season. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press; the Associated Press; and Collier's Weekly.
NCAA consensus All-American team
James "Froggy" Williams
|Fullback||Emil Sitko||Notre Dame||Yes|
All-American selections for 1949
- Leon Hart, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; TSN; INSO; INSD; NEAO; NYS; WC-1; PLAY)
- James "Froggy" Williams, Rice (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; COL-1; FWAA-1; NYS; WC-1; PLAY)
- Art Weiner, North Carolina (College Football Hall of Fame)(UP-1; FWAA-2; TSN; INSD)
- Dan Foldberg, Army (UP-2; FWAA-3; NEAO)
- Jim Owens, Oklahoma (College Football Hall of Fame) (INSO)
- Ken Rose, Stanford (NEAD)
- Kenny Powell, North Carolina (NEAD)
- J. D. Isom, Baylor (AP-2)
- Bud Sherrod, Tennessee (AP-2)
- Bud Grant, Minnesota (Pro Football Hall of Fame) (FWAA-2)
- Red Wilson, Wisconsin (AP-3; FWAA-3)
- Tom Rowe, Dartmouth (AP-3)
- Leo Nomellini, Minnesota (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (UP-1; COL-1; FWAA-3; TSN; NEAO [guard]; WC-1)
- Alvin Wistert, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; TSN; INSD; WC-1)
- Wade Walker, Oklahoma (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-1; NEAO; COL-1)
- James Martin (College Football Hall of Fame), Notre Dame (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-2; INSD; NEAD)
- Robert Wahl, Michigan (FWAA-1; NEAO)
- Bob Gain, Kentucky (College Football Hall of Fame)(AP-2; FWAA-2; NEAO [guard]; NYS; PLAY)
- Hollie Donan, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (FWAA-3; PLAY)
- Jim Turner, California (INSO)
- Thurman "Fum" McGraw, Colorado A&M (College Football of Fame) (INSO)
- John Sandusky, Villanova (NYS)
- Ray Krouse, Maryland (AP-2)
- Louis Allen, Duke (AP-3)
- Rod Franz, California (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; TSN; INSO; WC-1; NYS)
- Ed Bagdon, Michigan State (UP-1; FWAA-1; TSN; NEAD [tackle]; WC-1)
- Bernie Barkouskie, Pittsburgh(AP-3; COL-1; INSD; NEAD)
- Stanley West, Oklahoma (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; NEAD; NYS; PLAY)
- Vern Sterling, Santa Clara(AP-3 [center]; FWAA-3; PLAY)
- Bull Schweder, Penn (FWAA-2; INSO)
- Bud McFadin, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (INSD)
- Don Mason, Michigan State (AP-2; FWAA-3)
- George Toneff, Ohio State (UP-2)
- Jack Lininger, Ohio State(AP-3)
- Clayton Tonnemaker, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; TSN; NEAD; NYS; WC-1; PLAY)
- Joe Watson, Rice (UP-2; FWAA-2; INSO; NEAO)
- Tom Novak, Nebraska (INSD)
- Jim Castagnoli, Stanford (AP-2)
- Bob Fuchs, Missouri (FWAA-3)
- Emil Sitko, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; TSN; INSO; NEAO; NYS; WC-1; PLAY)
- Doak Walker, Southern Methodist (SMU) (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; TSN; INSD; NEAO; PLAY)
- Arnold Galiffa, Army (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; TSN; INSO; NYS; WC-1; PLAY)
- Bob Williams, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; FWAA-1; TSN; WC-1)
- Charlie Justice, North Carolina (AP-1; UP-2; COL-1; FWAA-3; INSO; PLAY)
- Eddie LeBaron, College of Pacific (UP-2; INSD; NEAO)
- Eddie Price, Tulane (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; FWAA-2; INSO)
- Lynn Chandnois, Michigan State (UP-2; FWAA-2; INSD; COL-1)
- George Thomas, Oklahoma (FWAA-3; NEAD; NYS)
- George Sella, Princeton (NEAD; NYS)
- John Papit, Virginia (AP-3; NEAO)
- Darrell Royal, Oklahoma (INSD)
- Forrest Klein, California (NEAD)
- Randall Clay, Texas (NEAD)
- Chuck Ortmann, Michigan (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-3)
- Bob Celeri, California (AP-2; FWAA-2)
- Hillary Chollet, Cornell (AP-2)
- Dick Kempthorn, Michigan (FWAA-2)
- Bob Zastrow, Navy (AP-3)
- Johnny Karras, Illinois (AP-3)
- Jim Cain, Army (FWAA-3)
- AP = Associated Press, chosen after recommendations from 250 sports editors, AP staff writers, college coaches, and radio broadcasters
- UP = United Press, selected for The United Press by 313 football writers and football broadcasters from all sections of the country
- COL = Collier's Weekly, selected by the American Football Coaches Association
- FWAA = Look magazine, selected by Grantland Rice and the Football Writers Association of America
- TSN = The Sporting News
- NEAO/NEAD = Newspaper Editors Association offensive and defensive All-American teams, selected by NEA sports editor Harry Grayson 
- CP = Central Press Association
- WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation
- INSO/INSD = International News Service offensive and defensive selections
- NYS = New York Sun 
- PLAY = All-Players All-America team, selected by the Chicago Tribune with the cooperation of 112 major colleges, based on the votes of 2,193 college football players. Players were only permitted to vote for players who they played against.
Bold = Consensus All-American
- 1 - First Team Selection
- 2 - Second Team Selection
- 3 - Third Team Selection
Heisman Trophy voting
The chart below reflects the point total in the 1949 Heisman Trophy voting.
|1||Leon Hart||End||Notre Dame||995|
|2||Charlie Justice||Halfback||North Carolina||272|
|5||Bob Williams||Quarterback||Notre Dame||189|
Other individual awards for 1949
- Outland Trophy (interior): Ed Bagdon, guard, Michigan State
- Maxwell Award (player): Leon Hart, Notre Dame
- Walter Camp Award (back): Emil Sitko, Notre Dame
- Knute Rockne Award (lineman): Leon Hart, end, Notre Dame
- AFCA Coach of the Year: Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma
- "Irish Lead In A.P. All-Star Honors". The Southeast Missourian (AP story). December 1, 1949.
- "Midwest Teams Again Dominate U.P. All-America". St. Petersburg Times (UP story). November 24, 1949.
- "ALL-AMERICA TEAM NAMED; Notre Dame Gains Three Berths on United Press Eleven". The New York Times. 1949.
- "Pitt's Barkouskie Picked On Collier's All-America". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 2, 1949.
- "Doak Walker Eliminates Self From Collier's All-America". The News and Courier. December 2, 1949.
- "Barkouskie Named All-American". The Pittsburgh Press. December 2, 1949.
- "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America.
- "Midwesterners Dominate This All-America". The Owosso Press-Argus. December 5, 1949.
- "Irish Place 3 On Look Star Team". Herald-Journal (AP story). December 6, 1949.
- Jeff Moshier (November 26, 1949). "Grayson Is First With All-America Offense, Defense". The Evening Independent.
- "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
- "Three Notre Dame Gridders on INS All-America". The Milwaukee Sentinel. November 27, 1949.
- "Hart and Sitko Named on Sun's All-American". The Milwaukee Journal. November 26, 1949.
- Arch Ward (December 4, 1949). "College Players Name 1949 All-America Teams". Chicago Tribune.
- "Irish Top Players All-America Vote". The Sun, Baltimore, Md. December 4, 1949.
- Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners