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).[1][2]

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).

The Washington State Cougars finished in second place in the PCC with a 6–2–1 record and also placed two players on the first team: fullback Bill Lippincott (UP) and tackle Rod Giske (AP, UP).[1][2]

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.[1][2]

All-Pacific Coast selectionsEdit



  • 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)


AP = Associated Press[1]

UP = United Press[2]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UP

See alsoEdit


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