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The 1938 All-Pacific Coast football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific Coast teams for the 1938 college football season. The organizations selecting teams in 1938 included the Associated Press (AP), the International News Service (INS), and the United Press (UP).[1][2]

The 1938 USC Trojans football team won the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) championship, compiled a 9-2 record, were ranked #7 in the final AP Poll, and were represented by three players on the first teams selected by AP, INS, or UP. The USC honorees were quarterback Grenny Lansdell (AP, INS, UP), guard Harry Smith (AP, INS, UP), and halfback Bob Hoffman (UP).[1][2]

California finished second in the PCC with a 10-1 record, were ranked #14 in the final AP Poll, and placed four players on the AP, INS or UP first teams. The UCLA honorees were halfback Vic Bottari (AP, INS, UP), fullback Dave Anderson (AP, INS, UP), end Will Dolman (INS), and tackle Dave De Varona (AP, INS, UP).[1][2]

Only one player from a team outside the PCC received first-team honors. Tackle Alvord Wolff of the Santa Clara Broncos won first-team honors from the AP, INS, and UP.[1][2]

All-Pacific Coast selections



  • Vic Bottari, California (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1 [back]) (College Football hall of Fame)
  • Kenny Washington, UCLA (AP-1; INS-1)
  • Bob Hoffman, USC (UP-1 [back])


  • Dave Anderson, California (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1 [back])


  • Joe Wendlick, Oregon State (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1)
  • Jay MacDowell, Washington (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Willard "Will" Dolman, California (INS-1)


  • Dave De Varona, California (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1)
  • Alvord Wolff, Santa Clara (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1)


  • Harry Smith, USC (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1) (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Art Means, Washington (AP-1)
  • Steve Slivinski, Washington (INS-1)
  • Prescott Hutchins, Oregon State (UP-1)


  • John Ryland, UCLA (AP-1; INS-1; UP-1)


AP = Associated Press[1]

INS = International News Service

UP = United Press[2][3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "California Bears Put Three Gridders On AP's All-Coast Team; Anderson Is Repeater". Santa Cruz Sentinel: p. 4. December 3, 1938.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "All-Coast of U.P. Selected". The San Bernardino Daily Sun: p. 14. December 6, 1983.