The 1941 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.

All-American selections for 1941Edit


Bold = Consensus All-American

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


  • Holt Rast, Alabama (AP-2; UP-1; INS-1; NEA-2; AAB-1; CP-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Bob Dove, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; INS-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; LIFE; WC-1)
  • Malcolm Kutner, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; INS-2; CO-1; CP-2)
  • Dave Schreiner, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1)
  • Joe Blalock, Clemson (UP-2; CP-1)
  • Johnny Rokisky, Duquesne (AP-2; INS-2; NEA-1; CO-1; CP-2; PARA)
  • Jim Lansing, Fordham (CP-3)
  • Billy Henderson, Texas A&M (CP-3)
  • Nick Susoeff, Washington State (AP-3)
  • Bob Froude, Navy (UP-2)
  • Sterling, Texas A&M (NEA-2)
  • Bob Motl, Northwestern (NEA-3)
  • Alyn Beals, Santa Clara (NEA-3)


  • Dick Wildung, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Ernie Blandin, Tulane (AP-2; UP-1; INS-2; NEA-1; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • Bob Reinhard, California (AP-1; UP-2; INS-1; NEA-2; CO-1; CP-3; PARA)
  • Jim Daniell, Ohio State (CP-1)
  • Alf Bauman, Northwestern (AP-2; INS-2; NEA-2; CP-2; LIFE)
  • Al Wistert, Michigan (UP-2; CP-2)
  • Gene Flathmann, Navy (CP-2)
  • Paul Lillis, Notre Dame (CP-3)
  • Bill Chewning, Navy (AP-3; NEA-3)
  • Mike Karmazin, Duke (AP-3)
  • Floyd Spendlove, Utah (NEA-3)


  • Endicott Peabody, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; AAB-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Ray Frankowski, Washington (AP-2; UP-1; INS-2; NEA-1; LIFE; WC-1)
  • Chal Daniel, Texas (AP-3; INS-1; NEA-3; CP-1)
  • Ralph Fife, Pittsurgh (AP-1; UP-2; NEA-2; CP-3)
  • Bernard Crimmins, Notre Dame (UP-2; INS-2; NEA-2; CO-1; PARA)
  • Martin Ruby, Texas A&M (CP-2)
  • Art Goforth, Rice (CP-3)
  • Ted Ramsey, Southern Methodist (AP-2)
  • Tom Melton, Purdue (AP-3)
  • Pfister, Harvard (NEA-3)


  • Darold Jenkins, Missouri (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-2; NEA-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1)
  • Vince Banonis, Detroit (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; INS-1; NEA-2; CO-1; PARA)
  • Al DeMao, Duquesne (UP-2; NEA-3; LIFE)
  • Quentin Greenough, Oregon State (AP-2)
  • Vic Lindskog, Stanford (CP-2)
  • Bob Gude, Vanderbilt (CP-3)


  • Frankie Albert, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; INS-1; NEA-1; AAB-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (CP-2)
  • Billy Hillenbrand, Indiana (CP-2)
  • Bill Sewell, Washington State (AP-3; NEA-3)


  • Bruce Smith, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; NEA-2; AAB-1; CO-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; LIFE; PARA; WC-1)
  • Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; AAB-1; INS-2; NEA-3; CP-1; LIFE; WC-1)
  • "Bullet Bill" Dudley, Virginia (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1 [qb]; INS-2; NEA-2; CO-1; CP-2; NYS-1)
  • Jack Crain, Texas (AP-2; UP-2; NEA-2; CP-3; LIFE)
  • Jimmy Nelson, Alabama (AP-3; NEA-3; CP-3)
  • Derace Moser, Texas A&M (AP-2; INS-2; NEA-1; CP-3)
  • Jack Jenkins, Vanderbilt (AP-3)


  • Bob Westfall, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; INS-1; AAB-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; PARA; WC-1)
  • Steve Lach, Duke (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2 [hb]; INS-1 [hb]; NEA-1; CP-2; PARA)
  • Steve Filipowicz, Fordham (AP-3; UP-2)
  • John Grigas, Holy Cross (INS-2; NEA-3)
  • Merle Hapes, Mississippi (NEA-2)
  • Pete Layden, Texas (CP-3)

Heisman Trophy votingEdit

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1941 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1Bruce Smith Halfback Minnesota 554
2Angelo Bertelli Quarterback Notre Dame 345
3Frankie Albert Quarterback Stanford 336
4Frank Sinkwich Halfback Georgia 249
5Bill Dudley Halfback Virginia 237
6Endicott Peabody Guard Harvard 153
7Edgar Jones Running back Pittsburgh 151
8Bob Westfall Fullback Michigan 147

Other individual awards for 1941Edit


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