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The 1898 College Football All-America team is composed of American football players who were selected as the best players at their positions by various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams included Collier's Weekly selected by Walter Camp and the Syracuse Herald.

The 1898 season marked the first time players from the west were named to the All-American teams. Michigan center William Cunningham and Chicago fullback Clarence Herschberger were the first two western players to receive the recognition. Prior to 1898, all of the prior All-America football teams had been selected from among five Ivy League teams – Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Penn, and Cornell.[1]


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Gordon Skim Brown

Gordon "Skim" Brown of Yale captained the 1900 Yale football team which was referred to as the "Team of the Century".

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All-Americans of 1898Edit


  • Lew Palmer, Princeton (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • John Hallowell, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-2)
  • Folwell, Penn (WC-3; H)
  • Art Poe, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; H; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • Cochran, Harvard (WC-2; OUT-1)
  • Smith, Army (WC-3)
  • Chadwell, Williams (LES-2)



  • Burr Chamberlain, Yale (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1)
  • Gordon Brown, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; LES-1)
  • Walter Boal, Harvard (WC-2; CW-1; OUT-1)
  • Josiah McCracken, Penn (WC-2; H; OUT-2; LES-2)
  • Edwards, Princeton (OUT-2)
  • Randolph, Penn State (WC-3)
  • Reed, Cornell (WC-3; LES-2)



  • Charles Dudley Daly, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • Hudson, Indians (OUT-1)
  • Walter S. Kennedy, Chicago (WC-2)
  • Kromer, Army (WC-3)
  • Charles Street, Michigan (LES-2)


  • Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • John Outland, Penn (namesake of the Outland Trophy) (WC-1; NYET-1; OUT-1)
  • Malcolm McBride, Yale (CW-1)
  • Warren, Harvard (WC-2; NYS-1)
  • Richardson, Brown (WC-2; LES-2)
  • Whiting, Cornell (OUT-2; LES-2)
  • Dunston, Yale (OUT-2)
  • Benedict, Nebraska (WC-3)
  • Raymond, Wesleyan (WC-3)


  • Clarence Herschberger, Chicago (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; H; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • Charles Romeyn, Army (WC-3; CW-1; NYS-1)
  • Reid, Harvard (H; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
  • Pat O'Dea, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2)
  • Wheeler, Princeton (LES-2)


  1. The Walter Camp Collier's team for 1898 is listed in the NCAA guide to football award winners
  2. "Camp's 1898 All-America Teams". Evening Independent. 1930-11-21.
  3. "All-American Eleven of 1898". Harper's Weekly. 1898.
  4. "All-American Eleven". Sunday Herald, Syracuse, NY. 1898-11-27.
  5. "All American Team What Janeway of Princeton Thinks of This Year's Football Players". New Haven Evening Register. 1898-11-24.
  6. "Another All-American Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1898-11-29.
  7. "Football". The Outing Magazine.
  8. "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001.

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