1955 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 1955 college football season. The organizations choosing the teams included the United Press, Associated Press, Time, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

All-American selections for 1955Edit









  • Bold = Consensus All-American[1]
  • AP = Associated Press[2]
  • UP = United Press[3]
  • AFCA = American Football Coaches Association, for Colliers Magazine[4]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[5]
  • TSN = The Sporting News[6]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association: All-Americans selected by the NEA received "solid gold Longines-Witlnauer watches, handsome and specially designed certificates and, perhaps best of all, testimonial dinners in their old home towns."[7]
  • INS = International News Service: selected based on "recommendations of INS football experts from coast-to-coast with the assistance of coaches, scouts, broadcasters and newspaper sports editors."[8]
  • CP = Central Press Association[9]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[10]

Heisman Trophy votingEdit

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1955 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1Howard Cassady Halfback Ohio State 2,219
2Jim Swink Halfback TCU 742
3George Welsh Quarterback Navy 383
4Earl Morrall Quarterback Michigan State 323
5Paul Hornung Quarterback Notre Dame 321

Other individual awards for 1955Edit


  1. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
  2. Bob Hoobnig (1955-12-02). "Swink On AP All-American". Abilene Reporter-News.
  3. "Arnett Lands Berth On UP All-America Eleven: Midwest Area Dominates '55 All-Star Team". San Mateo Times. 1956-11-28.
  4. "Pellegrini Top Player On Colliers' Team". Cedar Rapids Gazette. 1955-11-23.
  5. "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  6. "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America Teams". The Sporting News. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  7. Harry Grayson (1955-12-01). "Harry Grayson's 1955 NEA All-America Team: Hornung Engineers Backs Led By Cassady, Swink, Pellegrini Anchors Line". Fort Pierce News-Tribune.
  8. John Barrington (1955-11-27). "Pellegrini, Bosley On INS All-America: Trio Players From Big 10 Win Places, Hoppy Hops". Cumberland Times.
  9. Walter Johns (1955-11-26). "Central Press Captains All-American: Cassady Repeats On All-America". Mansfield News Journal.
  10. "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009.

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