The 1953 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 1953 college football season. The organizations choosing the teams included the United Press, Associated Press, Time, and the Newspaper Editors Association.

All-American selections for 1953Edit


  • Bold = Consensus All-American[1]
  • AP = Associated Press[2]
  • UP = United Press: "selected by 265 sports writers and broadcasters in a nationwide ballot"[3]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[4]
  • AFCA = American Football Coaches Association, for Collier's Magazine
  • TSN = The Sporting News: selected "by 150 sportswriters and broadcasters"[5]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association[6]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[7]








Heisman Trophy votingEdit

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1953 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1Johnny Lattner Halfback Notre Dame 1,850
2Paul Giel Quarterback Minnesota 1,794
3Paul Cameron Halfback UCLA 444
4Bernie Faloney Quarterback Maryland 258
5Bobby Garrett Quarterback Stanford 231
6Alan Ameche Fullback Wisconsin 211

Other individual awardsEdit


  1. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
  2. Ted Smits (1953-12-04). "Cavazos Is Named To'AP's Second All-American Team: Rice Star On First Team". Morning Avalanche (Lubbock, TX).
  3. "UP Names All-American Gridders". Daily Telegram (Wisc.). 1953-11-26.
  4. "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  5. "Lattner Heads All-American Selections By Sports Paper". Evening Journal (Lubbock, Texas). 1953-11-30.
  6. Harry Grayson (1953-11-29). "Harry Grayson Picks All-America for 1953". Independent Record (Helena, Montana).
  7. "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009.

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