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The 1891 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions.[1]

Conference and program changesEdit

School 1890 Conference 1891 Conference
Case football Program establishedIndependent
Sewanee Tigers Program Established Independent
Tennessee Volunteers Program Established Independent
West Virginia MountaineersProgram establishedIndependent

Awards and honorsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Philip King 5'6" 154 So. Washington, D. C. Princeton
HB Everett J. Lake Sr. Woodstock, Connecticut Harvard
HB Bum McClung 5'10" 165 Sr. Knoxville, Tennessee Yale
FB Sheppard Homans, Jr. Sr. Englewood, New Jersey Princeton
E Frank Hinkey 5'9" 150 Fr. Tonawanda, New York Yale
T Wallace Winter Jr. Hudson, Wisconsin Yale
G Pudge Heffelfinger 6'4" 178 Sr. Minneapolis, Minnesota Yale
C John Adams Sr. Penn
G Jesse Riggs Sr. Baltimore, Maryland Princeton
T Marshall Newell 5'7" 168 So. Great Barrington, Massachusetts Harvard
E John A. Hartwell Sr. Sussex, New Jersey Yale

Statistical leadersEdit

Conference standingsEdit

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1891 CFA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado Mines           5 1 1
† – Conference champion
1891 IIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Purdue 4 0 0     4 0 0
† – Conference champion
1891 Northeast Intercollegiate League football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Williams (MA)         3 0 1
† – Conference champion
1891 PIFA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn State 4 1 0     6 2 0
Dickinson                
Franklin & Marshall                
Haverford                
Lewisburg                
Swarthmore                
† – Conference champion
1891 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book. Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. pp. 70. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009FBS.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-16.


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