The 1932 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 1932. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press and the Associated Press.

All-American selections for 1932


  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press[2][3]
  • CO = Collier's Weekly, selected by Grantland Rice[4]
  • AAB = All America Board selected by Christy Walsh in collaboration with Glenn Warner, W.A. Alexander, Jesse C. Harper, Edward L. Casey[5]
  • NEA = NEA Sports Syndicate[6]
  • INS = INS (Hearst) newspaper syndicate[7]
  • CP = Central Press Association, the captains' poll[8][9]
  • NYS = New York Sun[10]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[11]
  • NYW = New York World-Telegram[12]
  • TR = Ted A. Ramsay, an attempt to create a consensus All-American team using the selections of the six most prominent selectors: the All-America Board, NEA, UP, AP, New York Sun and New York World. Three players, Moss, Kurth and Newman were unanimously selected by all six.[13]
  • PD = Parke H. Davis[14]
  • PM = Philip Martin[15]
  • Bold - Consensus All-American[16]
  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection
  • 3 - Third Team Selection


  • Paul Moss, Purdue (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; WC-1; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Joe Skladany, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-2; TR-1)
  • Ted Petoskey, Michigan (UP-3; WC-1; AAB-1; INS-3; NYS-2)
  • Jose Martinez-Zorilla, Cornell (AP-1)
  • David Ariall, Auburn (NEA-2; CP-1)
  • Richard King, Army (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; NYS-1)
  • David Nisbet, Washington (AP-3; CO-1; INS-2)
  • Clary Anderson, Colgate (NEA-3; NYT-1)
  • Frank Meadow, Brown (AP-3)
  • Edwin Kosky, Notre Dame (UP-2)
  • Virgil Rayburn, Tennessee (NYS-2)
  • Anthony "Tony" Matal, Columbia (UP-2; NEA-3; PM)
  • Francis "Hands" Slavich, Santa Clara (INS-3)
  • Sidney Gillman, Ohio State (PD)
  • Ivy Williamson, Michigan (CP-2)
  • Ford Palmer, Univ. Southern Calif. (CP-3)
  • Madison Pruitt, Texas Christian (CP-3)


  • Joe Kurth, Notre Dame (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; WC-1; TR-1; PM)
  • Ernie Smith, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-2; NYT-1; WC-1; TR-1; PD)
  • Edward Krause, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; CP-2)
  • Fred Crawford, Duke (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; CP-3)
  • Raymond Brown, Southern California (AP-3; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; CP-3; NYS-1; PM)
  • Howard Colehower, Penn (AP-3; UP-2; NEA-3; INS-3; CP-2)
  • L. Brown, Brown (NEA-3)
  • Ted Rosequist, Ohio State (INS-3)
  • John Wilbur, Yale (NYS-2)
  • Irad Hardy, Harvard (PD)


  • Milton Summerfelt, Army (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Bill Corbus, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; CP-2; NYS-1; WC-1; TR-1)
  • Robert Smith, Colgate (AP-2; UP-2; AAB-1; NEA-2; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-2; WC-1; PD)
  • Johnny Vaught, Texas Christian (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; INS-3; CP-3; NYT-1)
  • Joseph Gailus, Ohio State (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; CP-3; NYS-2; PM)
  • Mike Steponovich, St. Mary's (AP-3; NEA-3)
  • James Harris, Notre Dame (NEA-3)
  • Aaron Rosenberg, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; INS-2)
  • Gregory Kabat, Wisconsin (INS-3)
  • Thomas Hupke, Alabama (CP-2)



  • Harry Newman, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; WC-1; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Clifford Montgomery, Columbia (AP-2; UP-3; INS-2; NYS-2)
  • Felix Vidal, Army (AP-3)
  • Bob Monnett, Michigan State (NEA-2)
  • Johnny Cain, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (NEA-3)
  • Robert Ramsay Chase, Brown (INS-3; CP-2; NYS-1 [fb])
  • Charles R. Soleau, Colgate (UP-3)
  • William "Bill" Beasley, St. Mary's (CP-3)


  • Warren Heller, Pittsburgh (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1 [fb]; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1; TR-1; PM)
  • Jimmy Hitchcock, Auburn (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-2; NYS-2; NYT-1; WC-1; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Don Zimmerman, Tulane (AP-1 [fb]; UP-1; CO-1; NEA-3; INS-2; CP-1; NYT-1)
  • Harrison Stafford, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2)
  • George Sanders, Washington State (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; NYS-2)
  • Beattie Feathers, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-3; INS-3)
  • John Crickard, Harvard (AP-3)
  • Gil Berry, Illinois (NEA-2; CP-3)
  • Frank Christensen, Utah (NEA-3)
  • Johnny Cain, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-2)
  • Whitey Ask, Colgate (INS-3)
  • Robert Lassiter, Yale (PD)
  • Bohn Hilliard, Texas (CP-2)
  • Henry "Hank" Schaldach, California (CP-3)



  1. "Four Midwest Stars Voted Places on 1932 All-American Football Team". Evening Independent (Masillon, Ohio). 1932-12-03.
  2. "Name United Press 1932 All-American Grid Team". Stevens Point Daily Journal. 1932-11-28.
  3. "Two Big Ten Stars Named on U. P. All-America: NEWMAN AND MOSS ONLY PLAYERS IN BIG TEN ON TEAM". Brainerd Daily Dispatch. 1932-11-28.
  4. "Big Ten Gets Two Players On Rice's All American". Evening Tribune (MN). 1932-12-16.
  5. Christy Walsh (1932-12-11). "All America Board Honors Capt. Bob Smith of Colgate". Syracuse Herald.
  6. Bill Braucher (1932-12-02). "NEA Names Its All-American Football Team for 1932 Season". The Daily News (Frederick< MD).
  7. "Hearst's Men Select Teams". San Antonio Light. 1932-12-04.
  8. William Ritt (1932-12-05). "Middle West and East Lead in Central Press' All-American Selections: Mythical Eleven Is Named By Football Captains of U.S.". Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio).
  9. William Ritt (1932-12-07). "Players Pick Own All-American: MID WEST-EAST PLACE FOUR ON MYTHICAL TEAM; Newman of Michigan Is Unanimous Selection For Quarterback". Burlington Hawk Eye.
  10. "An All American Team: New York Sun Selects Two Players from Army and Purdue". Emporia Gazette. 1932-11-26.
  11. "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.
  12. "Purdue Places Pair on World All-America". Middletown Times Herald. 1932-11-26.
  13. Ted A. Ramsay (1932-12-11). "Consensus All America Shows Most Outstanding Stars of 1932". Charleston Daily Mail.
  14. "Parke Davis Picks All-American Team". The Hartford Courant. 1932-11-26.
  15. Philip Marin (1932-12-01). "Newman, Michigan; Heller, Pitt; Brown, Southern California, and Kurth, Notre Dame, Rate Berths on Martin's 1932 All-America". Indian Journal (Eufaula, OK).
  16. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners

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