The 1940 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers. The organizations choosing the teams included: the United Press, the Associated Press, Collier's Weekly, the New York Sun, and the Hearst newspapers. The individuals selected to the most All-American teams were Michigan halfback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Tom Harmon, Texas A&M fullfback John Kimbrough, and Tennessee guard Bob Suffridge.
The chart below reflects the published point total from the United Press poll (512 points possible), and also reflects the number of polls in which the leading candidates were selected as a first-team All-American, and their point total in the 1940 Heisman Trophy voting.
|Name||Class||Position||School||UPI votes||First-team selections||Heisman points|
|John Kimbrough||Sr.||Fullback||Texas A&M||474||10||841|
|Gene Goodreault||Sr.||End||Boston College||200||7|
|Marshall Robnett||Guard||Texas A&M||5|
|Paul Severin||End||North Carolina||4|
All-American selections for 1940Edit
- AP = Associated Press, based on a nationwide survey of expert opinion
- UP = United Press
- CO = Collier's Weekly, selected by Grantland Rice
- INS = International News Service, selected through a nationwide poll of coaches and sports writers
- NEA = NEA Sports Syndicate, picked with the aid and assistance of coaches, scouts, officials and football writers of the nation.
- CP = Central Press Association, selected with the assistance of the nation's football captains
- NYS = New York Sun
- WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation
- DH = Deke Houlgate
- FD = Football Digest
Bold = Consensus All-American
- 1 - First Team Selection
- 2 - Second Team Selection
- 3 - Third Team Selection
- Gene Goodreault, Boston College (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- David Rankin, Purdue (AP-2; UP-1; INS-2; CP-2; CO-1; WC-1; FD-2)
- Paul Severin, North Carolina (AP-1; UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; NEA-1; DH; FD-1)
- Ervin "Buddy" Elrod, Mississippi State (AP-1; CP-1; NYS-1)
- Jay MacDowell, Washington (CP-4; NEA-1; NYS-1)
- Ed Frutig, Michigan (AP-3; UP-3; INS-1; CP-3)
- Joe Blalock, Clemson (UP-2)
- Loren MacKinney, Harvard (AP-2)
- William Jennings, Oklahoma (AP-3)
- Robert Ison, Georgia Tech (UP-3)
- Roland Goss, Southern Methodist (CP-3)
- Smith, UCLA (FD-2)
- Holt Rast, Alabama (CP-4)
- Alf Bauman, Northwestern (AP-3; UP-1; INS-2; CP-3; CO-1; NYS-1; WC-1; FD-2)
- Nick Drahos, Cornell (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; NEA-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- Urban Odson, Minnesota (UP-2; INS-1; CP-1; FD-2)
- Robert Reinhard, California (AP-1; INS-2; CP-2; CO-1)
- Forrest Behm, Nebraska (NEA-1)
- Tony Ruffa, Duke (AP-2; UP-3; CP-2)
- Fred Hartman, Rice (AP-2; CP-4)
- Vic Sears, Oregon State (CP-4; NYS-1)
- Joe Ungerer, Fordham (AP-3)
- Mike Enich, Iowa (UP-2; DH; FD-1)
- Chip Routt, Texas A&M (UP-3)
- William Collins, Lafayette ()
- Abe Shires, Tennessee (CP-3)
- Bob Suffridge, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- Marshall Robnett, Texas A&M (AP-2; UP-1; INS-2; CP-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- Augie Lio, Georgetown (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; CO-1; NYS-1; FD-2)
- Helge Pulkema, Minnesota (NEA-1)
- Warren Alfson, Nebraska (AP-1; UP-2; INS-1; CP-2; FD-2)
- Hunter Cohern, Mississippi State (AP-2)
- George Kerr, Boston College (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3)
- Cecil Schefel, Denver (AP-3)
- Ray Frankowski, Washington (UP-3)
- Ed Molinski, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; CP-3)
- Hal Lahar, Oklahoma (CP-3)
- George Kinard, Mississippi (CP-4)
- J.W. Goree, Louisiana State (CP-4)
- Rudy Mucha, Washington (AP-2; UP-1; INS-2; CP-1; CO-1; WC-1)
- Chet Gladchuk, Boston (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2)
- Roy Frick, Penn (INS-1; CP-3; NYS-1; FD-2)
- Paul Hiemenz, Northwestern ()
- Leon Gajecki, Penn State (CP-2; NEA-1)
- Ray Apolskis, Marquette (AP-3; UP-3; CP-4; DH; FD-1)
- Frankie Albert, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- Paul Christman, Missouri (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; INS-2; CP-3; DH; FD-1)
- Henry Toczylowski, Boston College (NYS-1)
- Walter Matuszczak, Cornell ()
- Don Scott, Ohio State (UP-3; CP-3)
- Forrest Evashevski, Michigan (CP-4; FD-2)
- Tom Harmon, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- George Franck, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- Charley O'Rourke, Boston College (AP-2; UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; NEA-1; FD-2)
- Hugh Gallarneau, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame) (NEA-1)
- Frank Reagan, Penn (AP-2; UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; FD-2)
- "Bullet Bill" Dudley, Virginia (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3)
- James Thompson, Texas A&M (AP-3; CP-4)
- Bob Foxx, Tennessee (AP-3; INS-2; CP-4)
- James Kisselburgh, Oregon State (AP-3; CP-4)
- Hapes, Mississippi (UP-3)
- Steve Juzwik, Notre Dame (UP-3)
- Jimmy Nelson, Alabama (CP-2)
- Dave Allerdice, Princeton (CP-3)
- Milt Piepul, Notre Dame (CP-3)
- Sewell, Washington State (FD-2)
- John Kimbrough, Texas A&M (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
- George Paskvan, Wisconsin (AP-2; UP-3)
- Norm Standlee, Stanford (UP-2; CP-2; FD-2)
- ↑ Herb Barker (1940-12-08). "Two Dixie Stars Fill Flank Posts on All-America". The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9mAsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6soEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7034,3584967&dq=associated-press+harmon&hl=en.
- ↑ Harry Ferguson (1940-12-04). "Albert Named on United Press All-America 11". Lodi News-Sentinel. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hnMzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A-8HAAAAIBAJ&pg=6512,3500692&dq=goodreault+suffridge&hl=en.
- ↑ "All-Star Team Is Announced by Collier's". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 1940-12-06. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nXUcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jmQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3002,5633370&dq=goodreault+suffridge&hl=en.
- ↑ "Michigan, Minnesota Dominate All-America". St. Petersburg Times. 1940-12-03. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4bsKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=W00DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5691,985539&dq=goodreault+suffridge&hl=en.
- ↑ Harry Grayson (1940-11-26). "NEA Has Harmon and Kimbrough On All-American". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lnUcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jmQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1782,4918921&dq=nea+harmon&hl=en.
- ↑ Walter L. Johns (1940-12-10). "Captains Pick All-America for Central Press; Reinhard on List". Berkeley Daily Gazette. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EC4xAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LuQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1656,3364767&dq=goodreault+suffridge&hl=en.
- ↑ "New York Sun Now Names All-Americans". Los Angeles Times. 1940-12-01.
- ↑ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards/.
- ↑ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 1999. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv12/CFHSNv12n3f.pdf.
- ↑ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv19/CFHSNv19n3f.pdf.
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