The 1896 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1896 college football season, as selected by Casper Whitney for Harper's Weekly and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

All-American selections for 1896Edit


  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[1]
  • CW = Casper Whitney, published in Harper's Weekly magazine.
  • PI = Philadelphia Inquirer[2]
  • NYW = The World of New York selected by Harry Beecher[3]
  • LES = Leslie's Weekly by W.T. Bull[4]
  • Bold = Consensus All-American[5]




  • Charles "Buck" Wharton, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; PI-1)
  • Wylie G. Woodruff, Penn (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
  • Shaw, Harvard (NYW-1)
  • Crowdis, Princeton (LES-1)
  • Uffenheimer, Penn (LES-2)
  • N. Shaw, Harvard (LES-2)





  • John Baird, Princeton (WC-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
  • John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (PI-1)
  • Wrightington, Harvard (LES-2)


  1. "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  2. "The Inquirer's All-American Team: This Organization is a Hard One to Pick, but Here is the Best". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1896-11-29.
  3. "Sunday World's All-America Football Team". The World. 1896-11-29.
  4. "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001.
  5. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners

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