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The 1928 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 in 1928. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press; the Associated Press; Collier's Weekly selected by Grantland Rice; and The New York Sun.

All-American selections for 1928


Bold - NCAA "consensus" All-Americans[1]

Selectors recognized by NCAA in its consensus All-American determinations:

Other selectors:

  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection
  • 3 - Third Team Selection
  • Utility Selection - Only Grantland Rice in Collier's Weekly used this designation for three players in addition to those at eleven specified positions.
  • HM - Honorable Mention Selection - Used by Frank Getty in the United Press All-America Team.


  • Irvine Phillips, California (UP-1, WC-1, AAB, PAB, AP-2)
  • Wes Fesler, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (CO-1, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, AAB, AP-2, CP-2)
  • Dale Van Sickel, Florida (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, NEA-1, CO-Utility, UP-HM)
  • Malcolm Franklin, St. Mary's (AP-1, UP-2)
  • Ken Haycraft, Minnesota (CO-1, UP-2)
  • Dick Abernathy, Vanderbilt (CP-1, UP-3)
  • Rosenzweig, Carnegie Tech (CP-1, NEA-2, UP-HM)
  • Edward Messinger, Army (PAB, CP-2, AP-3)
  • Miller Brown, Missouri (AP-3)
  • Barna, Hobart (UP-3)


  • Otto Pommerening, Michigan (AP-1, CO-1, UP-1, NEA-3)
  • Mike Getto, Pittsburgh (CO-1, NEA-1, WC-1, AP-2, UP-2, AAB)
  • Jap Douds, Washington & Jefferson (UP-1, CO-Utility)
  • Jesse Hibbs, Southern California (CP-1, NEA-1, UP-3)
  • Gordy Brown, Texas (CP-1, AP-2, UP-3)
  • Albert J. Nowack, Illinois (WC-1, UP-2, AP-3, AAB)
  • Russell Crane, Illinois (CP-1)
  • Frank Speer, Georgia Tech (AP-1)
  • Alfred "Al" Lassman, New York Univ. (CP-2, NEA-2)
  • Bud Sprague, Army (CP-2)
  • Jimmy Steele, Florida (NEA-2)
  • Melvyl Dressell, Washington State (AP-3)
  • Steve Bancroft, California (PAB)
  • Miller, Notre Dame (PAB)


  • Seraphim Post, Stanford (AP-1, CO-1, CP-1, NEA-1, WC-1, AAB)
  • Don Robesky, Stanford (UP-1, NEA-2)
  • Edward Burke, Navy (AP-1, CO-1, CP-2, NEA-2)
  • George Gibson, Minnesota (UP-1, WC-1, AP-2, NEA-3, AAB)
  • Dan McMullen, Nebraska (AP-2, NEA-3, UP-3, PAB)
  • Bill McRae, Florida (UP-2)
  • John Brown, Vanderbilt (UP-2)
  • Bruce Dumont, Colgate (AP-3)
  • Choc Sanders, Southern Methodist (AP-3, UP-3)
  • Waldo Wittenmeyer Greene, Yale (CP-2)
  • John Dreshar, Carnegie Tech (PAB)


  • Peter Pund, Georgia Tech (College Football Hall of Fame) (CO-1, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, CP-2, AP-3, AAB)
  • Charles Howe, Princeton (AP-1, CP-1, NEA-2, UP-2, PAB)
  • Nathan Barrager, Southern California (AP-2)


  • Howard Harpster, Carnegie Mellon (College Football Hall of Fame) (CO-1, CP-1, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, AP-3, PAB, AAB)
  • Earl H. "Dutch" Clark, Colorado College (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1)
  • Howard Maple,Oregon State (AP-2, UP-3)
  • Frederick L. Hovde, Minnesota (CP-2)
  • Don Williams, Southern California (UP-2)
  • Tim Moynihan, Notre Dame (UP-3)


  • Red Cagle, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, CO-1, CP-1, NEA-1, UP-1, WC-1, PAB, AAB)
  • Chuck Carroll, Washington (AP-1, UP-1 [fb], WC-1, NEA-2, AAB)
  • Paul Scull, Penn (CO-1, NEA-1, WC-1, AP-2, UP-2 [fb], AAB)
  • Warner Mizell, Georgia Tech (AP-2, CP-2, NEA-2, UP-2)
  • Clyde Crabtree, Florida (AP-3, NEA-3, UP-3 [fb])
  • Willis Glassgow, Iowa (CP-2, AP-3, NEA-3)
  • Bill Banker, Tulane (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-2)
  • Lloyd Brazil, Univ. of Detroit (CO-Utility, UP-3)
  • Redman Hume, Southern Methodist (UP-3)
  • Lloyd Thomas, Univ. South. Calif. (NEA-2, PAB)


  • Ken Strong, New York Univ. (AP-1, CO-1, CP-1 [hb], NEA-1, UP-1 [hb])
  • Blue Howell, Nebraska (CP-1)
  • Clifford Hoffman, Stanford (AP-2)
  • Gerald Snyder, Maryland (AP-3)
  • Hershel Burgess, Texas A&M (CP-2)
  • Mayes McLain, Iowa (PAB)


  1. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
  2. Alan J. Gould (1928-12-08). "Associated Press Gives Views on America's Best Gridders". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. Associated Press, "Six From East On Rice's Team," Milwaukee Sentinel, p. S1 (December 14, 1928). Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  4. Henry L. Farrell, "Farrell Names Three All-America Grid Teams," Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, p. 5 (December 3, 1928). Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  5. Frank Getty, "Getty Picks Stars," The Pittsburgh Press, p. 36 (december 3, 1928). Retrieved Jul 30, 2010.
  6. "Ten Schools Picked On All-American Team By Popular Vote". The Davenport Democrat And Leader. 1928-12-09.
  7. "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. November 2008.
  8. "Walter Camp Football Foundation".

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