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 in 1949. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1949 season are (1) the Associated Press, (2) the United Press, (3) the All-America Board, (4) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (5) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (6) the International News Service (INS), (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (8) the Sporting News.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1949, 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
Leon HartEndNotre Dame8/8AAB, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPNYS, PLAY, WC
Emil SitkoFullbackNotre Dame8/8AAB, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPNYS, PLAY, WC
Clayton TonnemakerCenterMinnesota7/8AAB AP, COL, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPNYS, PLAY, WC
Rod FranzGuardCalifornia7/8AAB, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, SN, UPNYS, WC
Doak WalkerHalfbackSMU7/8AAB, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPPLAY
Arnold GaliffaQuarterbackArmy6/8AP, COL, FWAA, INS, SN, UPNYS, PLAY, WC
Leo NomelliniTackleMinnesota6/8AAB, COL, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPWC
James WilliamsEndRice4/8AAB, AP, COL, FWAANYS, PLAY, WC
Alvin WistertTackleMichigan4/8AAB, INS, SN, UPWC
Ed BagdonGuardMichigan State4/8FWAA, NEA, SN, UPWC
Bob WilliamsQuarterbackNotre Dame4/8AAB, FWAA, SN, UPWC

All-American selections for 1949







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

Official selectors

Other selectors

  • CP = Central Press Association
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[13]
  • NYS = New York Sun[14]
  • 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.[15][16]

See also


  1. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  2. "Irish Lead In A.P. All-Star Honors". The Southeast Missourian (AP story). December 1, 1949.
  3. "Pitt's Barkouskie Picked On Collier's All-America". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 2, 1949.
  4. "Doak Walker Eliminates Self From Collier's All-America". The News and Courier. December 2, 1949.
  5. "Barkouskie Named All-American". The Pittsburgh Press. December 2, 1949.
  6. "FWAA All America" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America.
  7. "Midwesterners Dominate This All-America". The Owosso Press-Argus. December 5, 1949.
  8. "Irish Place 3 On Look Star Team". Herald-Journal. Associated Press. December 6, 1949.
  9. "Three Notre Dame Gridders on INS All-America". The Milwaukee Sentinel. November 27, 1949.
  10. Jeff Moshier (November 26, 1949). "Grayson Is First With All-America Offense, Defense". The Evening Independent.
  11. "Midwest Teams Again Dominate U.P. All-America". St. Petersburg Times (UP story). November 24, 1949.
  12. "ALL-AMERICA TEAM NAMED; Notre Dame Gains Three Berths on United Press Eleven". The New York Times. 1949.
  13. "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  14. "Hart and Sitko Named on Sun's All-American". The Milwaukee Journal. November 26, 1949.
  15. Arch Ward (December 4, 1949). "College Players Name 1949 All-America Teams". Chicago Tribune.
  16. "Irish Top Players All-America Vote". The Sun. Baltimore, Md. December 4, 1949.
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