The 1908 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 for the 1908 college football season. The organizations that chose the teams included Walter Camp for Collier's Weekly and Casper Whitney for Outing Magazine.

All-American selections for 1908Edit


  • WC = Collier's Weekly as selected by Walter Camp[1]
  • CON = Consensus based on All-American teams selected by 25 football experts; number indicates how many of the 25 experts selected the individual as a first-team All-American; any player with at least 5 of 25 selections is listed hear as a second-team selection: CON-2[2]
  • NYW = New York World, selected by former Yale quarterback Tad Jones[3]
  • PI = Philadelphia Inquirer, selected by Franklin[4]
  • FY = Fielding H. Yost, football coach of the University of Michigan[5]
  • TT = Tom Thorpe, former star tackle and captain of Columbia[6]
  • NYG = New York Globe[7]
  • CSM = Christian Science Monthly[8]
  • NYT = The New York Times[9]
  • NYET = New York Evening Telegram[9]
  • BSU = Brooklyn Standard Union[8]
  • BP = Boston Post[8]
  • PD = Pittsburgh Dispatch[10]
  • NHR = New Haven Register[10]
  • TJ = Tad Jones[10]
  • KCJ = Kansas City Journal[10]
  • PP = Philadelphia Press[11]
  • PT = Philadelphia Times[11]
  • PES = Philadelphia Evening Star[11]
  • WH = Washington Herald, selected by William Peet[10]
  • CIO = Chicago Inter-Ocean[10]
  • FC = Fred Crolius[10]
  • Bold - Consensus All-American[12]
  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection
  • 3 - Third Team Selection


  • Hunter Scarlett, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CON-1 [23]; NYW; PI; FY; TT; NYG; CSM; NYET; BSU; BP; PD; TJ; KCJ; PP; PT; PES; WH; FC)
  • George Schildmiller, Dartmouth (WC-1; CON-1 [18]; PI; TT; NYG; NYT; NYET; BSU; BP; PD; PT; PES; CIO; FC)
  • Fisher, Syracuse (NYW; FY; TJ; KCJ)
  • Dennie, Brown (WC-2; CSM; NHR)
  • Reifsnider, Navy (WC-2)
  • Harlan Page, Chicago (WC-3)
  • Johnson, Army (WC-3)
  • Kennedy, Dartmouth (NYT; NHR; WH)
  • Brown, Harvard (PP)


  • Hamilton Fish, Harvard (WC-1; CON-1 [14]; PI; FY; TT; NYG; CSM; NYT; BSU; BP; KCJ; PT; FC)
  • Frank Horr, Syracuse (WC-1; CON-2 [9]; NYG; NYET; PD [g]; PES [g])
  • Percy Northcroft, Navy (WC-3; CIO)
  • Dexter Draper, Penn (WC-3; CON-1 [13]; PI; TT; BSU; BP; PD; NHR; PP; PT; PES; WH; FC)
  • Rudolph Siegling, Princeton (WC-2; CON-2 [11]; NYW-1; NYT; BP [g]; PD; TJ; PP; WH; CIO)
  • Daniel Pullen, Army (NYW; FY; TJ; KCJ)
  • McKay, Harvard (CSM)
  • Arthur Brides, Yale (NHR)


  • Hamlin Andrus, Yale (WC-2; CON-1 [13]; NYW; NYT; NYET; BSU; TJ; KCJ; PT; PES)
  • William Goebel, Yale (WC-1; CON-1 [16]; PI; FY; TT; NYG; CSM; NYT; PD; NHR; PP; WH; CIO; FC)
  • Bernard O'Rourke, Cornell (WC-2; NYET; PES; WH [g])
  • Clark Tobin, Dartmouth (WC-1; CON-2 [12]; PI; FY; TT; NYG; CSM; NYET; BSU; BP; KCJ)
  • Hoar, Harvard (WC-3; NYW; TJ; PP)
  • Francis Burr, Havard (PT)
  • John Messmer, Wisconsin (WC-2)
  • Forest Van Hook, Illinois (WC-3)
  • Waugh, Syracuse (NHR)
  • Rich, Dartmouth (FC)


  • Charles Nourse, Harvard (WC-1; CON-1 [12]; NYG; NYT; CIO [g])
  • Germany Schulz, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (CON-2 [9]; NYW; PI; FY; TT; CSM; NYET; BSU; BP; PD; NHR; TJ; KCJ; PP; PT; PES)
  • Wallace Philoon, Army (WC-2; WH; CIO; FC)
  • Brusse, Dartmouth (WC-3)


  • Walter Steffen, Chicago (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; FY; NYET; PD; NHR; KCJ)
  • Ed Lange, Navy (CON-1 [12]; TT; NYG; BP; PP; WH; CIO)
  • Albert Miller, Penn (WC-3; CON-2 [6]; PI; BSU; TJ; PT; PES; FC)
  • Cutler, Harvard (WC-2; CSM; NYT)


  • Hamilton Corbett, Harvard (CIO)
  • Bill Hollenback, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CON-1 [21]; NYW; PI; FY; TT; NYG; NYT; NYET; BSU; BP; PD; TJ; KCJ; PP; PT; PES; WH; FC)
  • Frederick Tibbott, Princeton (WC-1; CON-1 [21]; NYW; FY; TT; CSM; NYT; NYET; BSU; BP; NHR; TJ; KCJ; PP; PT; PES; WH; CIO)
  • Jim Thorpe, Carlisle (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; PI)
  • Ernest Ver Wiebe, Harvard (WC-2; CSM; NHR)
  • John W. Mayhew, Brown (WC-2)
  • Gray, Amherst (WC-3)
  • Walder, Cornell (PD)


  • Ted Coy, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; CON-1 [24]; NYW; PI; FY; TT; NYG; CSM; NYT; NYET; BSU; BP; PD; NHR; TJ; KCJ; PP; PT; PES; WH; CIO [e]; FC)
  • George Walder, Cornell (WC-2; CIO; FC)
  • George McCaa, Lafayette (WC-3)


  1. "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  2. ""Consensus" All-American Football Team of 1908". Philadelphia Inquirer. 1908-12-20.
  3. "Anoter All-American. Tad Jones of Yale Picks Best Football Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1908-12-05.
  4. Franklin (1908-12-06). ""All American" Team Should Have Clever Placement Kicker: Thorpe Is Best Man". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  5. Franklin (1908-12-11). "Penn Best, Says Yost: But Puts Only Scarlet and Hollenback on All-American Team". Grand Forks Daily Herald.
  6. Tom Thorpe (1908-11-30). "Thorpe Picks All American Eleven". The Evening Telegram (Salt Lake city).
  7. "More All-American: The New York Globe Would Have Horr As Tackle". Syracuse Herald. 1908-12-04.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1909. p. 27.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Spalding, p. 23
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Spalding, p. 27
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Spalding, p. 25
  12. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners

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