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1897 College Football All America Team

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1897 College Football All-America Team

The 1897 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1897 college football season, as selected by Walter Camp for Harper's Weekly. Caspar Whitney had selected the Harper's Weekly All-American Team from 1891 to 1896, but Whitney was on a world's sports tour during the 1897 season, and Camp therefore substituted for Whitney.



  • WC = Walter Camp for Harper's Weekly
  • OUT = Outing Magazine
  • NYS = New York Sun
  • LES = Leslie's Weekly by W. T. Bull
  • Bold = Consensus All-American
  • Ends

  • Garrett Cochran, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • John A. Hall, Yale (WC-1; OUT-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Sam Boyle, Penn (WC-2; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • William McKeever, Cornell (WC-2)
  • John Babcock Moulton, Harvard (WC-3; NYS-1)
  • Lyndon S. Tracy, Cornell (WC-3)
  • Norman Cabot, Harvard (NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Craig, Princeton (NYS-2)
  • Josiah J. Hazen, Yale (OUT-2)
  • Tackles

  • Burr Chamberlain, Yale (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • John H. Outland, Penn (Namesake of the Outland Trophy and College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; LES-1)
  • James O. Rodgers, Yale (WC-2; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Wallace B. Scales, Army (WC-2; NYS-2)
  • Art Hillebrand, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; OUT-2; NYS-1)
  • Malcolm Donald, Harvard (WC-3)
  • S. M. Goodman, Penn (OUT-2)
  • Chester Odiorne Swain, Harvard (LES-2)
  • Guards

  • Truxtun Hare, Penn (WC; HW; NYS-1; LES-2)
  • Gordon Brown, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC; HW; NYS-2; LES-1)
  • Charles Chadwick, Yale (WC-2; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • Charles Rinehart, Lafayette (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; OUT-1)
  • George Winthrop Bouve, Harvard (WC-3; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-2)
  • Josiah McCracken, Penn (WC-3; OUT-2)
  • Edwards, Princeton (NYS-2)
  • Centers

  • Allan Doucette, Harvard (WC-1; OUT-2; NYS-1; LES-2)
  • George Cadwalader, Yale (WC-2; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • Pete Overfield, Penn (WC-3)
  • Quarterbacks

  • Charles de Saulles, Yale (WC-1; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • George Young, Cornell (WC-2; OUT-1)
  • John Baird, Princeton (WC-3; OUT-2; NYS-1 [as fb]; LES-2)
  • Leon Kromer, Army (NYS-2)
  • David Weeks, Penn (NYS-2)
  • Halfbacks

  • Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-2)
  • Addison Kelly, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Dave Fultz, Brown (WC-2; OUT-2; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • William F. Nesbitt, Army (WC-2)
  • William Bannard, Princeton (WC-3; NYS-2)
  • George B. Walbridge, Lafayette (WC-3)
  • Charles T. Dudley, Yale (OUT-2; NYS-2)
  • Fullbacks

  • John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-1)
  • Malcolm McBride, Yale (WC-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Powell Wheeler, Princeton (WC-3; LES-1)
  • Edward G. Bray, Lafayette (OUT-2)
  • References

    1897 College Football All-America Team Wikipedia

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