The 1897 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1897 college football season, as selected by Walter Camp for Harper's Weekly. Caspar Whitney had selected the Harper's Weekly All-American Team from 1891 to 1896, but Whitney was on a world's sports tour during the 1897 season, and Camp therefore substituted for Whitney.

All-American selections for 1897Edit

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  • Garrett Cochran, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • John A. Hall, Yale (WC-1; OUT-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Sam Boyle, Penn (WC-2; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • William McKeever, Cornell (WC-2)
  • John Babcock Moulton, Harvard (WC-3; NYS-1)
  • Lyndon S. Tracy, Cornell (WC-3)
  • Norman Cabot, Harvard (NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Craig, Princeton (NYS-2)
  • Josiah J. Hazen, Yale (OUT-2)


John Outland

John H. Outland of Penn.





  • Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-2)
  • Addison Kelly, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Dave Fultz, Brown (WC-2; OUT-2; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • William F. Nesbitt, Army (WC-2)
  • William Bannard, Princeton (WC-3; NYS-2)
  • George B. Walbridge, Lafayette (WC-3)
  • Charles T. Dudley, Yale (OUT-2; NYS-2)


  • John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-1)
  • Malcolm McBride, Yale (WC-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Powell Wheeler, Princeton (WC-3; LES-1)
  • Edward G. Bray, Lafayette (OUT-2)


  1. "Camp's Champion Eleven: Chamberlin, Brown, De Saulles and Hall of Yale All-American Leaders". New Haven Evening Register. 1897-12-08.
  2. "A Brief Review of the Football Season". The Outing Magazine. Jan 1898.
  3. "An Arduous Task: The Choosing of an All American Representative Football Team". Evening News (Lincoln, Nebraska). 1897-12-15.
  4. "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001.
  5. "Football Award Winners". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  6. "Yale Revives Early Work Preliminary Practice, Discarded Early in October, Again in Evidence". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1898-11-08.
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