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The 1945 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 1945 college football season. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press; the Associated Press; the Football Writers Association of America; Collier's Weekly selected by Grantland Rice; and the New York Sun.

All-American selections for 1945Edit

EndsEdit

  • Dick Duden, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-2; YANK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Hub Bechtol, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; FWAA-2; COL-1; CP-2; LOOK; CNS-1)
  • Bob Ravensberg, Indiana (UP-2; FWAA-1; SN; CP-1; INS-2; LOOK; CNS-2)
  • Max Morris, Northwestern (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; INS-1; YANK; WC-1)
  • Hank Foldberg, Army (AP-2; UP-1; CP-3; INS-1; NEA-1; NYS; OF-1; CNS-2)
  • Henry Walker, Virginia (AP-3)
  • Neill Armstrong, Oklahoma A&M (AP-3)
  • Paul Walker, Yale (CP-3; NL)
  • Richard Pitzer, Army (NEA-1)

TacklesEdit

GuardsEdit

  • Warren Amling, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; LOOK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • John Green, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1)
  • Al Sparlis, UCLA (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; CP-1; INS-2; LOOK; CNS-2)
  • John Mastrangelo, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; INS-1; YANK; CNS-2)
  • James Carrington, Navy (UP-2; FWAA-2; INS-2)
  • Joseph Dickinson, Penn (AP-2; CP-2)
  • Jim Lecture, Northwestern (AP-3; CP-3)
  • John Green, Army (CP-3; NEA-1; YANK)
  • Arthur Gerometta, Army (NEA-1)
  • Hills, Georgia Tech (NL)

CentersEdit

  • Vaughn Mancha, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; YANK; NYS; OF-1; CNS-1)
  • Dick Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; INS-2; LOOK; WC-1; CNS-2; NL)
  • Ralph Jenkins, Clemson (AP-3)
  • Harold Watts, Michigan (CP-3)
  • Herschel Fuson, Army (NEA-1)

QuarterbacksEdit

  • Harry Gilmer, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; SN; COL-1; CP-2; INS-2; LOOK; NYS; OF-1 [qb]; CNS-1; NL)
  • Frank Dancewicz, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-1; CNS-2)
  • Arnold Tucker, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (CP-3; INS-2; NEA-1)
  • Gene Rossides, Columbia (CP-3)

HalfbacksEdit

  • Glenn Davis, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; YANK; LOOK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Herman Wedemeyer, St. Mary's (Calif.) (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; LOOK; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Bob Fenimore, Oklahoma State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; CP-2; INS-1; WC-1; CNS-2)
  • Jake Leicht, Oregon (YANK; NYS)
  • George Taliaferro, Indiana (AP-3; CP-3; INS-2; CNS-2)
  • Clyde Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-2)
  • Stan Kozlowski, Holy Cross (AP-3; CP-2)
  • Robert Evans, Penn (AP-3)
  • Thomas McWilliam, Army (NEA-1)

FullbacksEdit

  • Doc Blanchard, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; YANK; LOOK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Pete Pihos, Indiana (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; YANK; CNS-2)
  • Ollie Cline, Ohio State (AP-2; FWAA-2)
  • Walt Schlinkman, Texas Tech (INS-2)
  • Ed Cody, Purdue (CP-3)

KeyEdit

  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press[2]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[3]
  • SN = Sporting News, selected by a poll of 163 sports writers and sportscasters[4]
  • COL = Collier's Weekly as selected by Grantland Rice[5]
  • CP = Central Press Association, selected for the 15th straight year with the aid of the captains of the leading college teams[6]
  • INS = International News Service, "selected on the basis of ballots and information gathered from International News Service sports writers and football authorities all over the nation"[7]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association. In a departure from normal practice, the NEA named the starters from the Army football team, which had won 17 straight games, as its All-American team for 1945I[8]
  • YANK = Yank Magazine, based on a poll of 25 of the country's most widely known college football coaches[9]
  • LOOK = Look magazine[10]
  • NYS = New York Sun[10]
  • OF = Oscar Fraley, United Press sports writer[11]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[12]
  • CNS = Consensus All-American team picked based on assigning points to players selected as All-Americans by Oscar Fraley, Christy Walsh, United Press, Look, New York Sun, New York News, International News, Associated Press, Sporting News, and Collies-Rice[10]
  • NL = Navy Log[13]

Bold = Consensus All-American[14]

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

Heisman Trophy votingEdit

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1945 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1Doc Blanchard Fullback Army 860
2Glenn Davis Halfback Army 638
3Bob Fenimore Halfback Oklahoma A&M 187
4Herman Wedemeyer Halfback St. Mary's 152
5Harry Gilmer Quarterback Alabama 132

NotesEdit

  1. "Here's AP All-America". Abilene Reporter-News. 1945-12-11.
  2. Leo H. Peterson (1945-12-05). "Wedemeyer on United Press All-American". Oakland Tribune.
  3. "Blanchard Top Man in Critics' Poll". Los Angeles Times. 1945-12-18.
  4. "Wedemeyer Also Makes Sporting News Eleven". Oakland Tribune. 1945-12-05.
  5. "Army Dominates Colliers' 'All' Team". Dunkirk Evening Observer. 1945-12-07.
  6. Walter Johns (1945-12-05). "Army Given Three Places on Captains' All-American". The Wisconsin State Journal.
  7. Lawton Carver (1945-12-02). "Warren Amling On INS '45 All-American Football Team". Lima News.
  8. "Army's All Star Team is All American For NEA". Chester Times. 1945-11-27.
  9. "Yank Magazine Has All-American Team". Morning Herald (Hagerstown, MD). 1945-12-21.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Army Wins 4 Posts On Consensus All-America Team". Ogden Standard-Examiner. 1945-12-23.
  11. Oscar Fraley (1945-11-07). "Today's Sports Parade". Middlesboro Daily News.
  12. "Walter Camp Football Foundation". http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards//.
  13. "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv19/CFHSNv19n3f.pdf.
  14. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners

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