The 1937 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 1937 college football season. 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 1937


  • UP = United Press, "selected by United Press sports writers, aided by 12 of the nation's foremost coaches"[2]
  • COL = Collier's Magazine[3]
  • INS = International News Service[4]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association[5]
  • CP = Central Press Association: "Chosen by more than 30 captains of leading universities and college teams in every part of the country, the eighth annual Captain's All-American is presented herewith."[6]
  • CE = Collyer’s Eye, selected by "sixty-seven nationally prominent football coaches, representing every major institution of learning, conference and district in the United States"[7]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[8]

Bold = Consensus All-American[9]

  • 1 - First Team Selection
  • 2 - Second Team Selection
  • 3 - Third Team Selection



  • Ed Franco, Fordham (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; CP-1)
  • Tony Matisi, Pittsburgh (AP-1; UP-2; INS-2; CE-1; WC-1)
  • Frank "Bruiser" Kinard, Mississippi (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; CE-1)
  • Ed Beinor, Notre Dame (UP-3; NEA-1; CP-3; WC-1)
  • Vic Markov, Washington (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; COL-1; INS-1)
  • Ryba, Alabama (INS-3; CP-1)
  • Fred Shirey, Nebraska (UP-2; INS-2)
  • John Mellus, Villanova (AP-2)
  • Kevorkian, Harvard (CP-2)
  • Edward Gatto, Louisiana State (AP-3)
  • Tipton, Alabama (UP-3)
  • Al Babartsky, Fordham (INS-3)
  • Ted Doyle, Nebraska (CP-3)


  • Joe Routt, Texas A&M (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; INS-2; NEA-1; CP-1; CE-1)
  • Leroy Monsky, Alabama (AP-1; UP-2; COL-1; INS-2; CP-2; WC-1)
  • Vard Stockton, California (UP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; CP-1)
  • Gust Zarnas, Ohio State (WC-1)
  • Phil Dougherty, Santa Clara (INS-1)
  • Hedwig, California (CE-1)
  • Frank Twedell, Minnesota (AP-2; UP-2; INS-3; CP-3)
  • Gregory Zitrides, Dartmouth (AP-3; INS-3)
  • Sivell, Auburn (AP-3; CP-2)
  • Albin Lezouski (AP-2)
  • Norman Buckner, Tulane (UP-3)
  • Steve Slivinski, Washington (UP-3)
  • Joe Nee, Harvard (CP-3)


  • Alex Wojciechowicz, Fordham (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; INS-1; CP-2; CE-1; WC-1)
  • Carl Hinkle, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; COL-1; INS-2; CP-1)
  • Charley Brock, Nebraska (NEA-1)
  • Bob Herwig, California (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; INS-3)
  • Ki Aldrich, Texas Christian (College Football Hall of Fame) (First pick in the 1939 NFL Draft) (AP-2)
  • Elmore Hackney, Duke (INS-2)
  • Phil Doherty, Santa Clara (CP-3)


  • Clint Frank, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) ( AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; INS-1; NEA-1; CP-1; CE-1; WC-1)
  • Sid Luckman, Columbia (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (Second pick in the 1939 NFL Draft) (AP-3; UP-2)
  • Andy Puplis, Notre Dame (UP-3; CP-3)


  • Marshall Goldberg, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1 [fb] ; COL-1; INS-1 [hb]; NEA-1; CP-1; CE-1; WC-1)
  • Byron "Whizzer" White, Colorado (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; INS-1; NEA-1; CP-1; CE-1)
  • Corbett Davis, Indiana (First pick in the 1938 NFL Draft) (INS-2 [fb]; CP-1WC-1)
  • Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-3; CP-2 [qb])
  • John Pingel, Michigan State (College Football Hall of Fame) ((AP-2; INS-3; CP-3)
  • William "Bullet Bill" Osmanski, Holy Cross (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; INS-2)
  • Bob MacLeod, Dartmouth (College Football Hall of Fame) ((AP-3; CP-2)
  • Hugh Wolfe, Texas (UP-2)
  • Joseph Gray, Oregon State (AP-2)
  • James Allen McDonald, Ohio State (Second pick in the 1938 NFL Draft) (AP-3)
  • Vic Bottari, California (College Football Hall of Fame) ((UP-3)
  • Andy Stopper, Villanova (INS-3)
  • William "Bullet Bill" Patterson, Baylor (CP-3)


  • Sam Chapman, California (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; INS-2; CP-2 [fb]; WC-1)
  • Joe Kilgrow, Alabama (UP-2 [hb]; INS-1; CP-2 [hb])
  • George Karamatic, Gonzaga (UP-2; NEA-1)
  • Johnny "Jelly Belly" Meek, California (INS-3 [qb]; CE-1)
  • Cecil Isbell, Purdue (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-3; CP-3)
  • George "Pinky" Rohm, Louisiana State (INS-3)


  1. Alan Gould (1937-12-04). "Associated Press 1937 All-America Is Team of Iron Men". The Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids).
  2. Stuart Cameron (UP Sports Editor) (1937-12-01). Oshkosh Daily Northwestern.
  3. "Frank, White Unanimous Choices on Collier Team". Daily Capital News. 1937-12-10.
  4. "INS All-American Grid Selections". Waterloo Daily Courier. 1937-12-01.
  5. Harry Grayson (1937-11-24). "Routt of Texas Aggies Places on All-America Picked by Grid Experts". Brownsville Herald.
  6. Bill Braucher (1937-12-03). "NATION'S CAPTAINS PICK CENTRAL PRESS ALL-AMERICANS". Hammond Times.
  7. "Collyer's All-American Places Herwig at Guard: Californian Moves Over for 'Wojie'". Middletown Times Herald. 1937-12-13.
  8. "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  9. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners

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