1958 College Football All-America Team

The 1958 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 1958. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1958 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).

Three players were unanimously chosen as first-team All-Americans by all six official selectors. They were: (1) quarterback Randy Duncan who won the 1958 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and led the 1958 Iowa Hawkeyes to the 1958 FWAA national championship; (2) halfback Billy Cannon who led the 1958 LSU Tigers to the 1958 AP national championship and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959; and (3) Army halfback Pete Dawkins who won the 1958 Heisman Trophy and later became a Rhodes scholar, a brigadier general, co-chairman of Bain & Company, and CEO of Primerica. All three have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1958, 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
Billy CannonHalfbackLSU6/6AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPICP, Time, WC
Randy DuncanQuarterbackIowa6/6AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPICP, WC
Pete DawkinsHalfbackArmy6/6AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPICP, WC
Buddy DialEndRice5/6AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPITime, WC
Ted BatesTackleOregon State5/6AFCA, AP, NEA, SN, UPICP, WC
Bob HarrisonCenterOklahoma5/6AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPICP, WC
Bob WhiteFullbackOhio State4/6FWAA, NEA, SN, UPICP, Time, WC
John GuzikGuardPittsburgh4/6FWAA, NEA, SN, UPITime, WC
Zeke SmithGuardAuburn3/6AP, FWAA, NEACP, Time, WC
George DeiderichGuardVanderbilt3/6AP, AFCA, FWAA--
Sam WilliamsEndMichigan State2/6AFCA, UPITime, WC
Brock StromTackleAir Force2/6AP, UPIWC

All-American selections for 1958









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

Official selectors

Other selectors

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. "Iowa's Randy Duncan Heads AP's All-American Team". Salisbury Times. Salisbury, Maryland.
  3. "Randy Hawkins Heads A.P. All-America Team". Reading Eagle. December 4, 1958. p. 34.
  4. Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  5. Harry Grayson, NEA Sports Editor. "NEA Names Perkins Strom to 3rd Team". NEA.
  6. "SEC Places Smith, Cannon on All-America Team". Times Daily. November 30, 1958. p. 4T.
  7. "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America Teams". The Sporting News.
  8. "Ecuyer Of ND Listed". Tucson Daily Citizen.
  9. Leo Peterson (November 26, 1958). "Dawkins, Cannon Are Top A-A Picks". Beaver Valley Times.
  10. "Central Press All-American". New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  11. "Time All America Teams". Time, Inc.
  12. "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation.
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