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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-Americans

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 1943


  • 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)


  • Alex Agase, Purdue (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Pat Filley, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-1; CO-1)
  • John Steber, Georgia Tech. (AP-1 [tackle]; UP-2; INS-1; NYS-1)
  • Bill Milner, Duke (SS-1; CP-1)
  • Charles Milner, Duke (NYS-1)
  • Don Alvarez, Dartmouth (SS-1)
  • George Brown, Navy (AP-1)
  • John Jaffurs, Penn State (AP-2; UP-2)
  • Richard Ward, Washington (AP-3)


  • Cas Myslinski, Notre Dame (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; SS-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Jack Martin, Navy (NYS-1)
  • Bill Gray, Southern California (AP-2)
  • Herbert Coleman, Notre Dame(UP-2)
  • Lester Gatewood, Tulane (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)


  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press[2]
  • CO = Collier's Weekly, selected by Grantland Rice[3]
  • NEA = NEA Sports Syndicate
  • SN = Sporting News, selected through a poll of 86 sports writers in 40 states
  • INS = International News Service (Hearst syndicate)
  • CP = Central Press Association, selected with the assistance of the nation's football captains
  • LK = NBC radio and Look magazine, selected under the supervision of Bill Stern, by 138 sports announcers and 25 key sports writers
  • SS = Stars and Stripes, selected by the sports writers for the Army publication[4]
  • NYS = New York Sun [5]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[6]
  • MS = Maxwell Stiles, noted California sports writer, based on the number of weeks a player was named player of the week at his position

Bold = Consensus All-American

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


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