1950 College Football All-America Team

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The 1950 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 1950. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1950 season are (1) the All-America Board (AAB), (2) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (3) the Associated Press (AP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FW), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (7) the Sporting News (SN), and (8) the United Press (UP).

Ohio State halfback Vic Janowicz, Army end Dan Foldberg, and Texas guard Bud McFadin were the only three players to be unanimously named first-team All-Americans by all eight official selectors. Janowicz was awarded the 1950 Heisman Trophy.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1950, the NCAA recognizes eight 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 Other
Dan Foldberg End Army 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Bud McFadin Guard Texas 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Vic Janowicz Halfback Ohio State 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APD, FW, INSD, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Kyle Rote Halfback SMU 7/8 AAB, AFCA, FWO, INSO, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Bill McColl End Stanford 7/8 AAB, AFCA, FWD, INSD, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Bob Gain Tackle Kentucky 7/8 AAB, APO, FWO, INSD, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Jim Weatherall Tackle Oklahoma 7/8 AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Les Richter Guard California 6/8 AAB, APD, FWD, INSO, SN, UP CP, WC
Babe Parilli Quarterback Kentucky 5/8 AAB, AFCA, INSO, NEA, SN WC
Leon Heath Fullback Oklahoma 4/8 AAB, AFCA, INSD, UP WC
Jerry Groom Center Notre Dame 3/8 NEA, SN, UP CP, WC

All-American selections for 1950[edit]

Ends[edit]

Tackles[edit]

  • Bob Gain, Kentucky (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; APO-1; FWO; INSD; SN; UP-1; CP-1; WC)
  • Jim Weatherall, Oklahoma (College Football Hall of Fame) (AFCA; APO-1; FWO; INSO; SN; UP-1; CP-1; WC)
  • Allen Wahl, Michigan (AAB; APD-1; INSO; UP-2; CP-2)
  • Hollie Donan, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (AFCA; FWD)
  • Charles Shira, Army (INSD; CP-3)
  • Al Carapella, Miami (APD-1)
  • Albert Tate, Illinois (FWD)
  • Bill Trautwein, Ohio State (UP-2; CP-2)
  • Jim Staton, Wake Forest (APO-2)
  • C.T. Hewgley, Wyoming (APO-2)
  • Paul Lea, Tulane (APD-2)
  • Elmer Costa, North Carolina State (APD-2)
  • Paul Giroski, Rice (CP-3)

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Babe Parilli, Kentucky (AAB; AFCA; APO-2; INSO; SN; UP-2; CP-2; WC)
  • Bob Williams, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (APD-1; FW-1 [qb]; SN; UP-1; CP-1)
  • Don Heinrich, Washington (College Football Hall of Fame) (APO-1)

Halfbacks[edit]

  • Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (1950 Heisman Trophy winner) (AAB; AFCA; APD-1; FW-1 [hb]; INSD; SN; UP-1; CP-1; WC)
  • Kyle Rote, SMU (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; APO-2; FWO [fb]; INSO; SN; UP-1; CP-1; WC)
  • Bobby Reynolds, Nebraska (College Football Hall of Fame) (APO-1; FWO [hb]; INSD; UP-2; CP-2)
  • Eddie Talboom, Wyoming (College Football Hall of Fame) (APO-2; INSO; CP-3)
  • Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (1951 Heisman Trophy winner) (APO-1; CP-2)
  • Johnny Bright, Drake (College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame) (INSD)
  • Reds Bagnell, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (CP-2)
  • Chuck Ortmann, Michigan (CP-3)
  • Bill Cox, Duke (CP-3)

Fullbacks[edit]

Defensive backs[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Official selectors[edit]

  • AAB = All-America Board[3]
  • AFCA = American Football Coaches Association[3]
  • APO/APD = Associated Press: "For the first time in history, the Associated Press All-American football team was divided into two platoons, offensive and defensive."[4] The "APO" designation refers to players selected for the offensive squad, and "APD" refers to selections for the defensive squad.
  • FWO/FWD = Football Writers Association of America. The "FWO" designation refers to players selected for the offensive squad, and "FWD" refers to selections for the defensive squad[5]
  • INSO/INSD = International News Service: "The 22-man All-America, divided for the third straight year into offensive and defensive platoons of equal merit, was pioneered by INS in 1948 in keeping with the new age of football specialization, and since has come into national favor. As usual, all eight backs on the INS team are offensive standouts. The only distinction drawn is that the four backs on the offensive side of the team saw no work on defense."[6] The "INSO" designation refers to players selected for the offensive squad, and "INSD" refers to selections for the defensive squad.
  • NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association[3]
  • SN = Sporting News[7]
  • UP = United Press[8]

Other selectors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-04-05/features/1992096213_1_finney-gilman-school-headmaster/3
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1220. ISBN 1401337031. 
  4. ^ "Two Platoons Selected for All-American Team". Janesville Daily Gazette. 1950-12-06. 
  5. ^ "FWAA All America" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America. 
  6. ^ Lawton Carver (1950-11-27). "Youth Dominates INS All-America Teams". Lebanon Daily News. 
  7. ^ "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America Teams". The Sporting News. 
  8. ^ "Oklahoma, Notre Dame Pace United Press All-American". Oelwein Daily Register. 1950-11-29. 
  9. ^ "Central Press Captains' All-American". Titusville Herald. 1950-12-02. 
  10. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation".