The 1943 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 Sporting News.

Consensus All-AmericansEdit

The chart below reflects the published point total from the United Press poll (___ 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 1943 Heisman Trophy voting.

Name Class Position School UPI votes First-team selections Heisman points
Ralph Heywood .End So.Cal.
John Yonakor .End Notre Dame
Jim White .Tackle Notre Dame
Don Whitmire .Tackle Navy
Alex Agase .Guard Purdue
Pat Filley .Guard Notre Dame
Cas Myslinski . Center Army
Angelo Bertelli .Quarterback Notre Dame 648
Bill Daley .Halfback Michigan
Creighton Miller .Halfback Notre Dame 134
Bob Odell .Halfback Penn 177

All-American selections for 1943Edit


  • Ralph Heywood, USC (AP-1; UP-1; SS-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • John Yonakor, Notre Dame (UP-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Pete Pihos, Indiana (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-2; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • John Monahan, Dartmouth (AP-2; NYS-1)
  • Roe Johnston, Navy (SS-1)
  • Herb Hein, Northwestern (CO-1)
  • Joe Parker, Texas (AP-1)
  • Robert Hall, Colorado College (AP-2)
  • Albert Channell, Navy (AP-3)
  • Robert Gantt, Duke (UP-2)


  • Don Whitmire, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Jim White, Notre Dame (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Art McCaffray, College of the Pacific (UP-2; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • George Connor, Holy Cross (AP-2; NYS-1)
  • Cleo Calgani, Cornell (SS-1)
  • Pattison Preston, Duke (AP-1)
  • Merv Pregulman, Michigan (AP-3; UP-2; CO-1 [guard]; SS-1])
  • Francis Merritt, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2)
  • Solon Burnett, Southwestern (Texas) (AP-3)




  • Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; CO-1; SS-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1)
  • Otto Graham, Northwestern (AP-1; UP-2; CP-1)



  • John Podesto, College of the Pacific (AP-3; SS-1 [halfback]; INS-1; NYS-1)
  • Tony Butkovich, Purdue (killed on Okinawa, World War II) (AP-2; UP-1; SS-1; CP-1)


Bold = Consensus All-American

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


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