1959 College Football All-America Team

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The 1959 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 1959. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1959 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).

Billy Cannon of LSU, Charlie Flowers of Ole Miss, Dan Lanphear of Wisconsin, and Roger Davis of Syracuse were the only four players to be unanimously named first-team All-Americans by all six official selectors. Cannon won the 1959 Heisman Trophy.

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

For the year 1959, 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
Dan Lanphear Tackle Wisconsin 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Roger Davis Guard Syracuse 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Billy Cannon Halfback LSU 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Charlie Flowers Fullback Ole Miss 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Ron Burton Halfback Northwestern 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Richie Lucas Quarterback Penn State 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Bill Carpenter End Army 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI WC
Maxie Baughan Center Georgia Tech 4/6 AFCA, AP, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Don Floyd Tackle TCU 3/6 AFCA, AP, UPI CP, WC
Bill Burrell Guard Illinois 3/6 AP, FWAA, UPI CP, WC
Monty Stickles End Notre Dame 2/6 SN, UPI CP, WC

All-American selections for 1959[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]


  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "AFCA All America". American Football Coaches Association. 
  3. ^ "Cannon Is Named All America For Second Time". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. December 4, 1959. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "NEA All-America Team For 1959 is Announced". Eureka Humblodt Standard. 
  6. ^ "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America TeamsTime". The Sporting News. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Leo H. Peterson (December 2, 1959). "Billy Cannon Heads All-American". The Times, Beaver Valley (UPI story). p. 18. 
  8. ^ "3 A-A Teams Agree on Backs". Hammond Times (Hammond, IN). 
  9. ^ "1959 All-America". Time. 
  10. ^ "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009.