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1898 College Football All America Team

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1898 College Football All-America Team

The 1898 College Football All-America team is composed of American football players who were selected as the best players at their positions by various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams included Collier's Weekly selected by Walter Camp and the Syracuse Herald.


The 1898 season marked the first time players from the west were named to the All-American teams. Michigan center William Cunningham and Chicago fullback Clarence Herschberger were the first two western players to receive the recognition. Prior to 1898, all of the prior All-America football teams had been selected from among five Ivy League teams – Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Penn, and Cornell.


  • WC = Walter Camp for Collier's Weekly
  • CW = Casper Whitney for Harper's Weekly
  • H = Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY
  • NYS = New York Sun, selected by Hugh H. Janeway, ex-Princeton player
  • NYET = New York Evening Telegram
  • OUT = Outing Magazine
  • LES = Leslie's Weekly by Charles E. Patterson
  • Bold = Consensus All-American


  • Lew Palmer, Princeton (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • John Hallowell, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-2)
  • N. T. Folwell, Penn (WC-3; H)
  • Art Poe, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; H; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • Francis Douglas Cochrane, Harvard (WC-2; OUT-1)
  • Walter Smith, Army (WC-3)
  • Chadwell, Williams (LES-2)
  • Tackles

  • Art Hillebrand, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • Burr Chamberlain, Yale (OUT-1; LES-1; WC-1 [g]; CW-1 [g]; H [g]; NYS-1 [g])
  • Percy Haughton, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-2)
  • Allen Steckle, Michigan (WC-2)
  • Malcolm Donald, Harvard (OUT-2)
  • Edwin Sweetland, Cornell (WC-3)
  • Robert C. Foy, Army (WC-3)
  • S. M. Goodman, Penn (LES-2)
  • Guards

  • Truxtun Hare, Penn (WC-1 [t]; H [t]; NYS-1 [t]; NYET-1 [t]; OUT-1 [g]; LES-1 [g])
  • Gordon Brown, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; LES-1)
  • Walter Boal, Harvard (WC-2; CW-1; OUT-1)
  • Josiah McCracken, Penn (WC-2; H; OUT-2; LES-2)
  • Big Bill Edwards, Princeton (OUT-2)
  • C. A. "Brute" Randolph, Penn State (WC-3)
  • Daniel A. Reed, Cornell (WC-3; LES-2)
  • Centers

  • Pete Overfield, Penn (WC-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • William Cunningham, Michigan (WC-2; CW-1)
  • Percy Malcolm Jaffrey, Harvard (WC-3; OUT-2)
  • Booth, Princeton (LES-2)
  • Quarterbacks

  • Charles Dudley Daly, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • Frank Hudson, Carlisle Indians (OUT-1)
  • Walter S. Kennedy, Chicago (WC-2)
  • Leon Kromer, Army (WC-3)
  • Charles Street, Michigan (LES-2)
  • Halfbacks

  • Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • John H. Outland, Penn (namesake of the Outland Trophy) (WC-1; NYET-1; OUT-1)
  • Malcolm McBride, Yale (CW-1)
  • Leicester Warren, Harvard (WC-2; NYS-1)
  • Richardson, Brown (WC-2; LES-2)
  • Allen E. Whiting, Cornell (OUT-2; LES-2)
  • Alfred H. Durston, Yale (OUT-2)
  • Raymond Benedict, Nebraska (WC-3)
  • Raymond, Wesleyan (WC-3)
  • Fullbacks

  • Clarence Herschberger, Chicago (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; H; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • Charles Romeyn, Army (WC-3; CW-1; NYS-1)
  • Bill Reid, Harvard (H; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • Pat O'Dea, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2)
  • Wheeler, Princeton (LES-2)
  • References

    1898 College Football All-America Team Wikipedia

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