1953 College Football All-America Team

The 1953 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 1953. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1953 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 1953, 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
Stan JonesTackleMaryland8/8AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPWC
Johnny LattnerHalfbackNotre Dame7/8AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, SN, UPWC
J. D. RobertsGuardOklahoma7/8AAB, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPWC
Paul GielQuarterbackMinnesota7/8AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, SN, UPWC
Don DohoneyEndMichigan State6/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPWC
Crawford MimsGuardMississippi6/8AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPWC
Paul CameronHalfbackUCLA6/8AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, SN, UPWC
Carlton MasseyEndTexas5/8AAB, FWAA, INS, SN, UPWC
Art HunterTackleNotre Dame5/8AAB, FWAA, INS, SN, UPWC
Larry MorrisCenterGeorgia Tech5/8AAB, AFCA, AP, SN, UPWC
J. C. CarolineHalfbackIllinois3/8AFCA, FWAA, UPWC

All-American selections for 1953









  • Bold – Consensus All-American[4]
  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. Orders HOF profile
  2. Bolden obituary
  3. CFHSN profile on Cavazos
  4. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1232. ISBN 1401337031.
  6. Ted Smits (1953-12-04). "Cavazos Is Named To'AP's Second All-American Team: Rice Star On First Team". Morning Avalanche. Lubbock, TX.
  7. "FWAA All America" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  8. Harry Grayson (1953-11-29). "Harry Grayson Picks All-America for 1953". Independent Record. Helena, Montana.
  9. "Lattner Heads All-American Selections By Sports Paper". Evening Journal. Lubbock, Texas. 1953-11-30.
  10. "UP Names All-American Gridders". Daily Telegram. Wisc. 1953-11-26.
  11. "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
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