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1920 College Football All America Team

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1920 College Football All-America Team

The 1920 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 1920. The four selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1920 season are (1) Walter Camp (WC), whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly; (2) Football World magazine; (4) the International News Service, a news service operated by the Hearst newspapers; and (3) the Frank Menke syndicate (FM). Additional notable selectors who chose All-American teams in 1920 included Walter Eckersall (WE) of the Chicago Tribune, the United Press (UP), and The New York Times (NYT).


Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1920, the NCAA recognizes four All-America selectors as "official" for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which official and other first-team designations they received.


  • Chuck Carney, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-2; WC-1; UP-1; WE-1; NEA-1; LP-1)
  • Bill Fincher, Georgia Tech (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1, LP-1 [as T])
  • Luke Urban, Boston College (FM; FW; WC-2; LP-1; NYT)
  • Armant Legendre, Princeton (FW; INS-1; WC-2; UP-3; WE-1; LP-2)
  • Eddie Anderson, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-1; NEA-2)
  • Frank Weston, Wisconsin (FM; INS-3; UP-2; WE-2; NEA-2; LP-2)
  • Harold Muller, California (WC-3; NEA-1)
  • Roger Kiley, Notre Dame (INS-1)
  • Bird Carroll, Washington & Jefferson (NYT)
  • Lester Belding, Iowa (WE-2; INS-2)
  • Eddie Ewen, Navy (WC-3)
  • Clarence Swanson, Nebraska (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-3)
  • Cyril E. Myers, Ohio State (UP-3)
  • Tackles

  • Stan Keck, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (FM; FW; WC-1; UP-1; WE-1; NEA-1; LP-1; INS-1; NYT)
  • Ralph Scott, Wisconsin (WC-1; NEA-2)
  • Bertrand Gulick, Syracuse (INS-1; UP-1; NYT)
  • Robert Minturn Sedgwick, Harvard (FW; INS-2)
  • Tillie Voss, Detroit (WC-3; WE-1)
  • Gus Sonnenberg, Dartmouth (WE-2; UP-3; NEA-1; LP-2)
  • Angus Goetz, Michigan (WC-2)
  • Dan McMillan, Cal (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2)
  • Frank Coughlin, Notre Dame (WE-2; INS-2)
  • Thomas V. Dickens, Yale (WC-3; UP-2; INS-3)
  • Roy Smoot, Oklahoma (NEA-2)
  • Elton Wieman, Michigan (LP-2)
  • Clyde W. King, Navy (UP-3; INS-3)
  • Russ Stein, Washington & Jefferson (UP-2)
  • Guards

  • Tim Callahan, Yale (INS-1; WC-1; UP-1)
  • Tom Woods, Harvard (FW; INS-2; WC-1; UP-2; NEA-2; NYT)
  • Iolas Huffman, Ohio State (FM; LP-1)
  • Percy W. Griffiths, Penn State (FW; INS-1; UP-1; NEA-1; WE-2)
  • James Randolph Tolbert, Harvard (FM; NEA-1; WE-1)
  • Charles McGuire, Chicago (FM; INS-3)
  • John Acosta, Yale (NEA-2; UP-2; WE-1)
  • Harold Hess, Penn State (NYT)
  • Edward E. Wilkie, Navy (WC-2; UP-3)
  • Fritz Breidster, Army (WC-3; WE-2)
  • Dean Trott, Ohio State (WC-3)
  • Dummy Lebey, Georgia Tech (LP-2)
  • George Hartong, Chicago (LP-2)
  • John L. Taylor, Ohio State (INS-2)
  • Albert W. T. Mohr, Illinois (INS-3)
  • Centers

  • Herb Stein, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (FM; WC-1; WE-2)
  • Doc Alexander, Syracuse (FW; INS-1; WC-2 [g]; UP-1; NEA-2; NYT)
  • Polly Wallace, Ames (WE-1)
  • Jack Depler, Illinois (NEA-1)
  • Bill Cunningham, Dartmouth (WC-2; UP-2; INS-2)
  • Charles Frederick Havemeyer, Harvard (WC-3)
  • George Bunge, Wisconsin (LP-1; UP-3 [g])
  • Andrew J. Nemecek, Ohio State (LP-2)
  • William Day, Nebraska (INS-3)
  • Jack Heaphy, Boston College (UP-3)
  • Quarterbacks

  • Donold Lourie, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-1; WC-1; UP-1; NEA-2; LP-1; NYT)
  • Bo McMillin, Centre (College Football Hall of Fame) (FW; INS-3; WC-2; UP-2; WE-1; NEA-1; LP-2 [hb])
  • Benny Boynton, Williams (INS-2; FM; WC-3; WE-2; INS-2)
  • Hoge Workman, Ohio State (LP-2)
  • Aubrey Devine, Iowa (UP-3)
  • Halfbacks

  • Gaylord Stinchcomb, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-2; FM; WC-1; WE-1; NEA-2; LP-1)
  • Charley Way, Penn State (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1)
  • Tom Davies, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (FM; FW; INS-2; WC-2; UP-1; WE-2; NYT)
  • Phil White, Oklahoma (NEA-1)
  • Hinkey Haines, Penn State (WC-3; WE-2; NEA-2)
  • Jimmy Leech, Virginia Military Institute (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; UP-3)
  • George Owen, Harvard (INS-3)
  • Fullbacks

  • George Gipp, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (FM; FW; INS-1 [hb]; WC-1; LP-1 [hb]; NEA-1 [hb]; UP-1; WE-1 [hb])
  • Arnold Horween, Harvard (INS-1; WC-3; LP-2; NEA-1; WE-1)
  • Walter French, Army (FW; INS-3; WC-2; UP-2; LP-2 [hb])
  • Hank Garrity, Princeton (WC-2 [hb]; UP-2; LP-1; NYT [hb])
  • Jim Robertson, Dartmouth (UP-2 [e]; NYT)
  • Jack Crangle, Illinois (UP-2; WE-2; NEA-2; INS-2)
  • Buck Flowers, Georgia Tech (UP-3 [hb]; INS-3)
  • Fred Strauss, Penn (UP-3)
  • Key

    NCAA recognized selectors for 1920

  • WC = Walter Camp
  • FW = Football World magazine
  • INS = International News Service, selected by Jake Velock
  • FM = Frank Menke Syndicate, Frank G. Menke (sporting editor King Features Syndicate)
  • Other selectors

  • UP = Henry L. Farrell, United Press Staff Correspondent
  • WE = Walter Eckersall, of the Chicago Tribune
  • NEA = Newspaper Association of America, by Dean Snyder
  • LP = Lawrence Perry, "acknowledged authority on college sports," for the Consolidated Press
  • NYT = The New York Times
  • Bold = Consensus All-American

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

    1920 College Football All-America Team Wikipedia

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