1958 College Football All-America Team

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The 1958 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 1958. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1958 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (5) the Sporting News, and (6) the United Press International (UPI).

Three players were unanimously chosen as first-team All-Americans by all six official selectors. They were: (1) quarterback Randy Duncan who won the 1958 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and led the 1958 Iowa Hawkeyes to the 1958 FWAA national championship; (2) halfback Billy Cannon who led the 1958 LSU Tigers to the 1958 AP national championship and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959; and (3) Army halfback Pete Dawkins who won the 1958 Heisman Trophy and later became a Rhodes scholar, a brigadier general, co-chairman of Bain & Company, and CEO of Primerica. All three have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1958, the NCAA recognizes six 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
Billy Cannon Halfback LSU 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Randy Duncan Quarterback Iowa 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Pete Dawkins Halfback Army 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Buddy Dial End Rice 5/6 AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Time, WC
Ted Bates Tackle Oregon State 5/6 AFCA, AP, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Bob Harrison Center Oklahoma 5/6 AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Bob White Fullback Ohio State 4/6 FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
John Guzik Guard Pittsburgh 4/6 FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI Time, WC
Zeke Smith Guard Auburn 3/6 AP, FWAA, NEA CP, Time, WC
George Deiderich Guard Vanderbilt 3/6 AP, AFCA, FWAA --
Sam Williams End Michigan State 2/6 AFCA, UPI Time, WC
Brock Strom Tackle Air Force 2/6 AP, UPI WC

All-American selections for 1958[edit]

Ends[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Guards[edit]

  • John Guzik, Pittsburgh (AP-2, FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI-1, Time, WC)
  • Zeke Smith, Auburn (AP-1, FWAA, NEA-1, UPI-2, CP, Time, WC)
  • George Deiderich, Vanderbilt (AP-1, AFCA, FWAA, NEA-2, UPI-2)
  • Al Ecuyer, Notre Dame (UPI-1, CP, SN)
  • Bob Novogratz, Army (AP-3, FWAA, NEA-2, UPI-3)
  • John Wooten, Colorado (AFCA)
  • Jerry Stalcup, Wisconsin (AP-2, NEA-3)
  • Stan Renning, Montana (AP-3)
  • Tom Koenig, SMU (UPI-3)
  • George Fritzinger, Navy (NEA-3)

Centers[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Bob White, Ohio State (AP-2, FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI-1, CP, Time, WC)
  • Nick Pietrosante, Notre Dame (AFCA, AP-3, FWAA, NEA-2, UPI-3)
  • Bill Austin, Rutgers (AP-1, UPI-3)
  • Bob Jarus, Purdue (UPI-3)
  • Fred Pickard, Florida State (NEA-3)

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 9. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Iowa's Randy Duncan Heads AP's All-American Team". Salisbury Times. Salisbury, Maryland. 
  3. ^ "Randy Hawkins Heads A.P. All-America Team". Reading Eagle. December 4, 1958. p. 34. 
  4. ^ Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Harry Grayson, NEA Sports Editor. "NEA Names Perkins Strom to 3rd Team". NEA. 
  6. ^ "SEC Places Smith, Cannon on All-America Team". Times Daily. November 30, 1958. p. 4T. 
  7. ^ "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America Teams". The Sporting News. 
  8. ^ "Ecuyer Of ND Listed". Tucson Daily Citizen. 
  9. ^ Leo Peterson (November 26, 1958). "Dawkins, Cannon Are Top A-A Picks". Beaver Valley Times. 
  10. ^ "Central Press All-American". New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania. 
  11. ^ "Time All America Teams". Time, Inc. 
  12. ^ "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation.