The 1956 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 in 1956. The organizations that chose the teams included: the United Press, the Associated Press, Collier's Weekly, the International News Service (the wire service operated by the Hearst newspapers), and the Football Writers Association of America.
All-American selections for 1956
- Ron Kramer, Michigan (AP, UP, CP, NEA, INS, TSN, AFCA, WC, FWAA)
- Joe Walton, Pittsburgh (AP, UP, INS, CP, NEA, AFCA, WC, FWAA, TSN,)
- Buddy Cruze, Tennessee (FWAA)
- Bill Steiger, Washington State (FWAA)
- John Witte, Oregon State (AP, UP, AFCA, INS, CP, NEA, WC, FWAA)
- Lou Michaels, Kentucky (UP, AFCA, NEA, WC)
- Alex Karras, Iowa (AP, CP, FWAA)
- Charlie Krueger, Texas A&M (INS)
- Norm Hamilton, TCU (FWAA)
- Bob Hobert, Minnesota (FWAA)
- Paul Wiggin, Stanford (TSN)
- Ed Gray, Oklahoma (TSN)
- Jim Parker, Ohio State (AP, UP, TSN, AFCA, INS, CP, NEA, WC, FWAA)
- Bill Glass, Baylor (AP, UP, TSN, AFCA, INS, NEA, WC, FWAA)
- Sam Valentine, Penn State (CP, FWAA)
- John Barrow, Florida (FWAA)
- Jerry Tubbs, Oklahoma (AP, UP, AFCA, INS, CP, NEA, WC, FWAA)
- Don Stephenson, Georgia Tech (TSN, FWAA)
- Jim Brown, Syracuse (AP, UP, AFCA, INS, CP, NEA, WC, FWAA)
- Johnny Majors, Tennessee (AP, UP, AFCA, INS, NEA, WC, FWAA)
- Tommy McDonald, Oklahoma (AP, UP, AFCA, INS, CP, WC, FWAA)
- Jack Pardee, Texas A&M (CP, FWAA)
- Jim Crawford, Wyoming (NEA, FWAA)
- Don Bosseler, Miami (AP)
- Bill Barnes, Wake Forest (FWAA)
- John David Crow, Texas A&M (TSN)
- AP = Associated Press
- UP = United Press
- NEA = Newspaper Editors Association
- INS = International News Service
- CP = Central Press Association, selected by college football team captains
- WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation
- AFCA = selected by the votes of the 503 members of the Football Coaches Association and published in Colliers Magazine,
- FWAA=Football Writers Association of America.
- TSN = The Sporting News 
Bold = Consensus All-American
Heisman Trophy voting
The chart below reflects the point total in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting.
|1||Paul Hornung||Quarterback||Notre Dame||1,066|
|8||Jim Parker||Guard||Ohio State||248|
- "McDonald Lone All American Hold Over". Fergus Falls (MN) Daily Journal. 1956-12-07.
- Norman Miller (1956-11-29). "Tubbs, Parker, Kramer Steal All-America Show: Three Linmen Get Most Attenion In United Press' Poll". The Daily News, Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA.
- Harry Grayson (1956-11-23). "Grayson Says World's Top Athletes Comprise His 1956 All-America Team: Michigan End Ron Kramer Is Squad's Lone Repeater". The Berkshire Eagle.
- "Two Big 10 Players On All-America Team". The Cedar Rapids Gazette. 1956-11-27.
- Walter L. Johns (1956-12-01). "Two Repeat On Central Press Captain's All American". The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD.
- "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards/.
- "Tubbs Tops With Colliers". Ada Evening News. 1956-11-20.
- "Jim Brown Is Named On Collier's Team". The Bridgeport Post. 1956-11-20.
- Sporting News All-America Teams
- Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
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