1927 College Football All-America Team

The 1927 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 1927. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1927 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice with cooperation from ten coaches, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, selected based on consensus among UP newspapers throughout the country and prominent football coaches, (4) the All-America Board, (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (7) the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA).

Consensus All-Americans

Following the death of Walter Camp in 1925, there was a proliferation of All-American teams in the late 1920s. For the year 1927, the NCAA recognizes seven 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. Michigan end Bennie Oosterbaan and Pittsburgh halfback Gibby Welch were the only players to be unanimously selected by all seven selectors as first-team All-Americans.

Name Position School Number Selectors
Bennie OosterbaanEndMichigan7/7AAB, AP, CO, INS, NANA, NEA, UP
Gibby WelchHalfbackPitt7/7AAB, AP, CO, INS, NANA, NEA, UP
Morley DruryQuarterbackUSC6/7AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA, UP
Clipper SmithGuardNotre Dame6/7AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA, UP
Herb JoestingFullbackMinnesota6/7AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA, UP
Bill WebsterGuardYale5/7AAB, AP, INS, NANA, NEA
Tom NashEndGeorgia4/7AAB, CO, INS, NANA
Jesse HibbsTackleUSC4/7AAB, INS, NANA, UP
Ed HakeTacklePenn3/7AP, NANA, UP
Larry BettencourtCenterSt. Mary's3/7AAB, AP, INS
John CharlesworthCenterYale3/7CO, NEA, UP
Red CagleHalfbackArmy3/7AAB, CO, NANA

All-American selections for 1927









Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  2. Christy Walsh (December 11, 1932). "All-America Board Honors Capt. Bob Smith of Colgate". Syracuse Herald.
  3. "Associated Press Team". Democrat and Chronicle. December 11, 1927. p. 17. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  4. "Grantland Rice's All-American Grid Team Announced". The Scranton Republican. December 2, 1927. p. 17. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "6 Westerners On Grantland Rice All-Stars". Woodland Daily Democrat. December 2, 1927.
  6. "All Sections Are Represented in Walsh's All-America Team for 1927". St. Louis Star. November 29, 1927. p. 19. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  7. Frank Getty (November 25, 1927). "Welch Picked on United Press All-America Team". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 51. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  8. Billy Evans (December 1, 1927). "Billy Evans' All-America". The Enquirer and Evening News. p. 14. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  9. Norman E. Brown (December 10, 1927). "Fans Choose All-American Grid Team in Extensive Newspaper Poll". Statesman Journal. Salem, OR. p. 6.
  10. "Gibby Welch Named Again On Star Team". The Pittsburgh Press. December 4, 1927. p. 18. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  11. "How About These For All-American Elevens?". San Antonio Light. December 4, 1927.
  12. Lawrence Perry (December 10, 1927). "Famous Sports Writer Sees Twenty-Nine Teams In Action". Harrisburg (PA) Telegraph. p. 13. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  13. "New York Sun Selects Team". The Decatur (IL) Revie. Decatur, IL. November 26, 1927. p. 4. Retrieved October 9, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  14. "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  15. "Three Big Ten Players Are Retained By Eckersall On All-America Eleven". Detroit Free Press. December 11, 1927. p. 19. Retrieved October 8, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
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