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The 1944 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams for the 1944 college football season. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press; the Associated Press; Collier's Weekly selected by Grantland Rice; and the New York Sun.

All-American selections for 1944

Key

  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press: "selected for the United Press ... by sports editors and writers from all over the country"[2]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[3]
  • COL = Collier's Weekly: "chosen by Grantland Rice and 10 veteran football writers from all sections of the country"[4]
  • CP = Central Press Association: "Mighty Army, Navy, and Ohio State dominated the 1944 Central Press Captains' All-American team, picked for the 14th straight season with the help of the nation's football captains. As in the past two years, service players are not included in the selections."[5][6]
  • INS = International News Service[7]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association: "It still is the duty of every football writer, it seems, to pick an All-America team. Selecting one has become a futility that even a World War can't stop. So without further ado and with no apologies, here we go again."[8]
  • LOOK = Look Magazine, selected by NBC sports reporter and commentator Bill Stern[9]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[10]

Bold = Consensus All-American[11]

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

Ends

  • Phil Tinsley, Georgia Tech (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-2; COL; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • Paul Walker, Yale (UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; NEA; CP-1; LOOK)
  • Jack Dugger, Ohio State (AP-3; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-2; WC)
  • Hub Bechtol, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1)
  • Henry Walker, Virginia (AP-2)
  • Leon Bramlett, Navy(AP-2)
  • Barney Poole, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; INS-2; CP-2)
  • Frank Bauman, Purdue (UP-3; FWAA-2)
  • H. Martin, Navy (UP-3)
  • Arthur Renner, Michigan (UP-4)

Tackles

  • Don Whitmire, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; COL; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • John Ferraro, Southern California (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-1; NEA [g]; CP-1; WC)
  • George Savitsky, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; NEA)
  • Bill Willis, Ohio State (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; FWAA-2; INS-2; LOOK)
  • Milan Lazetich, Michigan (AP-2; UP-3; FWAA-2; INS-2; CP-2)
  • Monte Moncrief, Texas A&M (AP-3)
  • Robert McClure, Nevada (AP-3; UP-4)
  • DeWitt "Tex" Coulter, Army (UP-2)
  • George Owen, Wake Forest (UP-4)
  • George Sullivan, Notre Dame (UP-4; CP-2)

Guards

  • Bill Hackett, Ohio State (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; CP-1; WC)
  • Ben Chase, Navy (UP-1; FWAA-2; INS-1; CP-1; WC)
  • Hamilton Nichols, Jr., Rice (AP-1)
  • Joseph Stanowicz, Army (UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-2)
  • Clyde Flowers, Texas Christian (NEA)
  • John Green, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; COL; INS-2)
  • William Hachten, California (AP-2; UP-4; LOOK)
  • Ralph Serpico, Illinois (AP-3; UP-3; FWAA-2)
  • Robert Dobelstein, Tennessee (AP-3)
  • Pat Filley, Notre Dame (UP-2)
  • Ellis Jones, Tulsa (UP-3; CP-2; LOOK)
  • Ernie Knotts, Duke (UP-4)

Centers

  • John Tavener, Indiana (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-1; LOOK)
  • Caleb Warrington, Auburn (AP-1; UP-3; FWAA-2; COL; INS-2; NEA; WC)
  • Felto Prewitt, Tulsa (AP-2)
  • Robert St. Onge, Army (AP-3)
  • John T. Martin, Navy (UP-2)
  • Gordon Appleby, Ohio State (UP-4)
  • Gordon Berlin, Washington (CP-2)

Quarterbacks

  • Les Horvath, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; COL [fb]; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • Buddy Young, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; LOOK)
  • Doug Kenna, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; COL; CP-2)
  • Jim Hardy, Southern California (UP-4; FWAA-2)
  • Frank Broyles, Georgia Tech (FWAA-2)

Halfbacks

  • Glenn Davis, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; NEA; CP-1; WC)
  • Bob Jenkins, Navy (AP-2; UP-1; FWAA-2; COL; INS-2; NEA; WC)
  • Bob "Blonde Bomber" Fenimore, Oklahoma A&M (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-3; FWAA-1; COL; INS-2; NEA; CP-2)
  • Earl "Jug" Girard, Wisconsin (LOOK)
  • Robert Kelly, Notre Dame (AP-3; UP-2; INS-2)
  • Tom "Shorty" McWilliams, Mississippi State (AP-2; UP-2)
  • Thomas Davis, Duke (AP-3; UP-4; CP-2)
  • Harold Hamburg, Navy (AP-3; UP-3)
  • Clyde "Smackover" Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-4)

Fullbacks

  • Doc Blanchard, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; CP-1; LOOK; WC)
  • Babe Dimancheff, Purdue (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Bob Wiese, Michigan/Navy (UP-3)
  • Gordon Gray, Southern California (AP-3; UP-4)

Notes

  1. Orlo Robertson (1944-12-08). "Army, Ohio State Land 2 Players On AP All-American '44 Grid Team". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.
  2. Leo H. Petersen (1944-11-30). "1944 All-American Squad Announced: Bob McCIure Of Nevada U. Rated On UP Fourth Team". Nevada State Journal.
  3. "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/allamerica/alltime.pdf.
  4. "Colliers All-American Includes 4 Army Men". Long Beach Independent. 1944-12-08.
  5. Walter L. Johns (1944-12-04). "Army, Navy,Ohio State Dominate Central Press All-American Team". Wisconsin State Journal.
  6. "Central Press All-American". New Castle News. 1944-12-01.
  7. "INS Selects All-American". Chester Times. 1944-12-02.
  8. Red Grange (1944-12-). "Navy Wins Two Places On NEA All-American Eleven; Davis, Jenkins, Fenimore And Horvath Are Backs". The News, Frederick, MD.
  9. Hal Sayles (1944-11-30). "Speaking of Sports". Abilene Reporter-News.
  10. "Walter Camp Football Foundation". http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards//.
  11. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners

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