The 1945 All-Pacific Coast football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific Coast teams for the 1945 college football season. The organizations selecting teams in 1945 included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP).
The USC Trojans won the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) championship with a 7–4 record, finished the season ranked #11 in the final AP Poll, and had two players named to the first team by either the AP or UP: end Jim Callanan (AP, UP) and halfback Ted Teannehill (AP).
Four players from teams outside the PCC received first-team honors. Three of those played for the St. Mary's Gaels: quarterback Herman Wedemeyer (AP, UP), halfback "Spike" Cordeiro (UP), and end Ed Ryan (AP, UP). The fourth was tackle Bob McClure (UP) of Nevada.
All-Pacific Coast selectionsEdit
- Jake Leicht, Oregon (AP-1; UP-1)
- Herman Wedemeyer, St. Mary's (AP-1; UP-1) (College Football Hall of Fame)
- Charles Albert (Spike) Cordeiro, Jr. , St. Mary's (UP-1)
- Ted Tannehill, USC (AP-1 [back])
- Cal Rossi, UCLA (AP-1 [back])
- Bill Lippincott, Washington State (UP-1)
- Jim Callanan, USC (AP-1; UP-1)
- Ed Ryan, St. Mary's (AP-1; UP-1)
- Rod Giske, Washington State (AP-1; UP-1)
- Wendell Beard, California (AP-1)
- Bob McClure, Nevada (UP-1)
- Alf Hemstad, Washington (AP-1; UP-1)
- Al Sparlis, UCLA (AP-1; UP-1) (College Football Hall of Fame)
- Bill McGovern, Washington (AP-1; UP-1)
Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UP
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Wedemeyer Paces All-Coast Eleven". The Oregon Statesman: p. 8. December 6, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2646861/1945_ap_all_pacific_coast_team/.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "United Press 1945 All-Pacific Coast Team". Nevada State Journal: p. 10. November 30, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2646717/1945_up_all_pacific_coast_team/.