1956 College Football All-America Team

The 1956 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 1956. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1956 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the International News Service (INS), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (6) the Sporting News (SN), and (8) the United Press (UP).

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1956, 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.

Name Position School Number Official Other
Ron KramerEndMichigan7/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPCP, WC
Joe WaltonEndPittsburgh7/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPCP, WC
Jim ParkerGuardOhio State7/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPCP, WC
Bill GlassGuardBaylor7/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UPWC
John WitteTackleOregon State6/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, UPCP, WC
Jerry TubbsCenterOklahoma6/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, UPCP, WC
Jim BrownBackSyracuse6/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, UPCP, WC
Johnny MajorsBackTennessee6/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, UPWC
Tommy McDonaldBackOklahoma5/7AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, UPCP, WC
John BrodieQuarterbackStanford4/7AFCA, FWAA, INS, NEAWC
Lou MichaelsTackleKentucky3/7AFCA, NEA, UPWC

All-American selections for 1956








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

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. Jack D. Daniel (Jan 9, 2012). "Daniel remembers Brodie". The Hopewell News.
  2. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  3. "Tubbs Tops With Colliers". Ada Evening News. 1956-11-20.
  4. "Jim Brown Is Named On Collier's Team". The Bridgeport Post. 1956-11-20.
  5. "McDonald Lone All American Hold Over". Fergus Falls Daily Journal. Minnesota. 1956-12-07.
  6. http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/allamerica/alltime.pdf
  7. "Two Big 10 Players On All-America Team". The Cedar Rapids Gazette. 1956-11-27.
  8. Harry Grayson (1956-11-23). "Grayson Says World's Top Athletes Comprise His 1956 All-America Team: Michigan End Ron Kramer Is Squad's Lone Repeater". The Berkshire Eagle.
  9. Sporting News All-America Teams
  10. Norman Miller (1956-11-29). "Tubbs, Parker, Kramer Steal All-America Show: Three Linmen Get Most Attention In United Press' Poll". The Daily News. Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA.
  11. Walter L. Johns (1956-12-01). "Two Repeat On Central Press Captain's All American". The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD.
  12. "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.
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