The 1916 All-Pacific Coast football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific Coast teams for the 1916 college football season.

The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was founded on December 2, 1915, at a meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Portland, Oregon.[1] Charter members were the University of California (now University of California, Berkeley), the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University). The conference began play in 1916, and the 1916 All-Pacific Coast football team was the first all-conference team selected from players within the conference.

All-Pacific Coast selectionsEdit



  • Fred T. Brooks, California (AS-1; GV-1; ODJ [tie]; PS-1)
  • Elmer Noble, Washington (AS-1; ODJ [tie])
  • Johnny Parsons, Oregon (PS-1)


  • Leroy B. Sharp, California (AS-1 [fullback]; GV-1 [halfback]; ODJ [tie-fullback])
  • Ernest Murphy, Washington (GV-1; ODJ [tie]; PS-1)


  • Willis Montgomery, California (AS-1; GV-1; ODJ; PS-1)
  • Brick Mitchell, Oregon (AS-1; GV-1; ODJ; PS-1)


  • John Beckett, Oregon (AS-1; GV-1; ODJ; PS-1)
  • Claude Monlux, California (AS-1; GV-1)
  • William Grimm, Washington (AS-1; ODJ; PS-1)


  • Elmer Snyder, Oregon (GV-1; ODJ; PS-1)
  • Louis Seagrave, Washington (AS-1 [guard]; GV-1; ODJ; PS-1)


  • Jake Risley, Oregon (AS-1; GV-1; ODJ)
  • William Russell, California (PS-1)


AS = Andy Smith, head coach of the University of California football team from 1916 to 1925[2]

GV = George Varnell, Pacific Coast Conference referee residing in Spokane, Washington[3]

ODJ = Oregon Daily Journal, based on compiling the All-Pacific Conference teams selected by George Varnell, Spokane; Plowden Stott, L. M. Kennedy, Roscoe Fawcett, and R.A. Cronin of Portland; Andy Smith, California coach, and the Seattle Times[4]

PS = Plowden Stott, "who officiated as umpire in a majority of the important clashes in the coast and pacific northwest circles"[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. (Portland) Oregon Daily Journal, December 3, 1915. "Four Colleges Form Coast Conference at Very Secret Session"
  2. "California Coach Names Team". The Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, Oregon): p. 18. December 3, 1916.
  3. "Varnell Selects Players of Northwest". Honolulu Star-Bulletin: p. 12. December 14, 1916.
  4. "Two Oregon and One Washington Man Unanimous". The Oregon Daily Journal: p. 15. December 5, 1916.
  5. "Plowden Stott Gives Places to Sextet of Lemon-Yellow Team". The Oregon Daily Journal: p. 18. December 3, 1916.
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