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
Selectors recognized by NCAA in its consensus All-American determinations:
- AAB = All America Board
- AP = Associated Press
- COL = Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice with assistance from Knute Rockne, Glenn Warner, Jesse Hawley, Fielding H. Yost, Robert Zuppke, Lou Young, Bill Roper, Wallace Wade, Dan McGugin and Clarence M. Price.
- NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association
- UP = United Press, as selected by United Press sports editor Frank Getty, with advice from "coaches and officials throughout the country."
- CP = Central Press Association, billed as the "Real" All-American team
- PAB = Pan-American Bank
- WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation
- 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)
- Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
- Alan J. Gould (1928-12-08). "Associated Press Gives Views on America's Best Gridders". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- Associated Press, "Six From East On Rice's Team," Milwaukee Sentinel, p. S1 (December 14, 1928). Retrieved July 22, 2010.
- Henry L. Farrell, "Farrell Names Three All-America Grid Teams," Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, p. 5 (December 3, 1928). Retrieved July 22, 2010.
- Frank Getty, "Getty Picks Stars," The Pittsburgh Press, p. 36 (december 3, 1928). Retrieved Jul 30, 2010.
- "Ten Schools Picked On All-American Team By Popular Vote". The Davenport Democrat And Leader. 1928-12-09.
- "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. November 2008. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv12/CFHSNv12n1j.pdf.
- "Walter Camp Football Foundation". http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards//.
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