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1915 College Football All America Team

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1915 College Football All-America Team

The 1915 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1915 college football season. The only selectors for the 1915 season who have been recognized as "official" by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) are Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly, and the International News Service (INS), a newswire founded by William Randolph Hearst.


Although not recognized by the NCAA, many other sports writers, newspapers, and coaches selected All-America teams in 1915. They include Parke H. Davis, Walter Eckersall, and Fielding H. Yost.


  • Murray Shelton, Cornell (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; FM-2; MON-2; PD-1; TC-1; DR; ER)
  • Guy Chamberlin, Nebraska (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (WE-1; FM-1; PD-1)
  • Bert Baston, Minnesota (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; WE-2)
  • Bob Higgins, Penn State (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; WE-2; FM-1; FY-1; MON-1; TC-1; JI)
  • Jack "Red" Lamberton, Princeton (WE-1; FY-1)
  • Fred Heyman, Washington & Jefferson (WC-3; MON-1)
  • George Squier, Illinois (WC-3; FM-2)
  • Ernest William Soucy, Harvard (MON-2; DR; ER; JI)
  • James P. Herron, Pittsburgh (WC-2)
  • Tackles

  • Howard P. Buck, Wisconsin (WC-2; WE-1; FM-1; FY-1; PD-1; TC-1)
  • Joseph Gilman, Harvard (WC-1; WE-1; FY-1; MON-2; TC-1; DR; ER; JI)
  • Earl Abell, Colgate (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; WE-2; FM-2; MON-1)
  • Maurice M. Witherspoon, W&J (FM-1)
  • Mark Farnum, Brown (MON-1; ER)
  • Laurens Shull, Chicago (died in WWI) (FM-2)
  • Alex Weyand, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; MON-2)
  • William T. Van de Graaff, Alabama (WC-2; PD-1)
  • Nelson "Pie" Way, Yale (DR; JI)
  • John B. McAuliffe, Dartmouth (WE-2)
  • Josh Cody, Vanderbilt (WC-3)
  • Guards

  • Clarence Spears, Dartmouth (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; WE-1; FM-1; FY-1; MON-1; PD-1; TC-1; DR; ER)
  • Harold White, Syracuse (WE-2; FM-1; MON-2; TC-1; JI)
  • Chris Schlachter, Syracuse (WC-1; WE-2; FY-1; ER)
  • Clinton Black, Yale (WC-2; MON-1; DR)
  • Freeman Fitzgerald, Notre Dame (FM-2; PD-1)
  • Pat Dunnigan, Minnesota (WE-1; FM-2)
  • Alfred "Budge" Garrett, Rutgers (MON-2)
  • Frank T. Hogg, Princeton (WC-2; JI)
  • Harrie Holland Dadmun, Harvard (WC-3)
  • Baby Taylor, Auburn (WC-3)
  • Centers

  • Bob Peck, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; FM-1; MON-1; PD-1; TC-1; JI)
  • Gib Cool, Cornell (WC-2; WE-1; FM-2; FY-1; ER)
  • John McEwan, Army (WC-3; MON-2; DR)
  • John Wesley "Jack" Watson, Illinois (WE-2)
  • Quarterbacks

  • Charley Barrett, Cornell (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; WE-1; FM-1; FY-1; MON-1; PD-1; TC-1; DR; ER; JI [hb])
  • Guy Williamson, Pittsburgh (JI)
  • Donald Clarke Watson, Harvard (WC-2)
  • Pete Russell, Chicago (WC-3; WE-2; FM-2)
  • Miller, Columbia (MON-2)
  • Halfbacks

  • Richard King, Harvard (WC-1; WE-2; FY-1)
  • Bart Macomber, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1)
  • Elmer Oliphant, Army (WC-1; MON-1; DR)
  • Eugene Mayer, Virginia (FM-1; PD-1)
  • Bernie Bierman, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (WE-1; FM-2 [fb])
  • Neno DaPrato, Michigan State (FM-1)
  • Dave Tibbott, Princeton (WC-2; WE-1; FY-1)
  • Red Wilkinson, Syracuse (WE-2 [fb]; MON-1; ER)
  • Fritz Shiverick, Cornell (DR)
  • R. B. "Dick" Rutherford, Nebraska (FM-2)
  • Andy Hastings, Pittsburgh (FM-2)
  • John Maulbetsch, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (WE-2; MON-2; TC-1)
  • Johnny Gilroy, Georgetown (MON-2)
  • Belford West Anderson, Colgate (TC-1)
  • Herman Abraham, Oregon State (WC-3)
  • Fullbacks

  • Eddie Mahan, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; WE-1; FM-1; FY-1; MON-1; PD-1 [hb]; TC-1; DR; ER; JI)
  • Edward H. Driggs, Princeton (PD-1)
  • Howard Parker Talman, Rutgers (WC-2; MON-2)
  • Punk Berryman, Penn State (WC-3; ER [hb]; JI [hb])
  • Key

    NCAA recognized selectors for 1915

  • WC = Collier's Weekly as selected by Walter Camp
  • FM = Frank G. Menke, Sporting Editor of the International News Service
  • Other selectors

  • WE = Walter Eckersall, of the Chicago Tribune
  • FY = Fielding Yost, coach of the University of Michigan
  • MON = Monty, New York sports writer Monty
  • PD = Parke H. Davis
  • TC = Tommy Clark
  • DR = Damon Runyon. At the end of the 1915 season, Runyon noted the difficulty in picking an All-America team when most of those doing so had only seen a fraction of the players. Accordingly, Runyon chose not to call his list and All-America team, instead calling it his All-"Guys-We've-Seen" team.
  • ER = Eddie N. Robinson, head coach of the Brown Bears football team.
  • JI = Jonas H. Ingram, head coach of the Navy football team.
  • Bold = Consensus All-American

  • 1 – First-team selection
  • 2 – Second-team selection
  • 3 – Third-team selection
  • References

    1915 College Football All-America Team Wikipedia

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