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The 1959 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 1959 college football season. The organizations choosing the teams included the United Press, Associated Press, Time, and the Newspaper Editors Association.

All-American selections for 1959




  • Roger Davis, Syracuse (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time)
  • Bill Burrell, Illinois (AP, UPI, CP, WC, FWAA)
  • Zeke Smith, Auburn (AFCA, TSN)
  • Mike McGee, Duke (Time, FWAA)
  • Mike McKeever, USC (NEA)
  • Maurice Doke, Texas (FWAA)
  • Pat Dye, Georgia (FWAA)
  • Marvin Terrell, Mississippi (FWAA)


  • Maxie Baughan, Georgia Tech (AP, UPI, CP, WC, AFCA, TSN, Time)
  • E.J. Holub, Texas Tech (NEA, FWAA)
  • Jim Andreotti, Northwestern (FWAA)


  • Richie Lucas, Penn State (UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN)
  • Don Meredith, Southern Methodist (FWAA, Time)
  • Bob Schloredt, Washington (AP)


  • Billy Cannon, LSU (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time)
  • Ron Burton, Northwestern (UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time)
  • Jim Mooty, Arkansas (AP)
  • Dean Look, Michigan State (FWAA)
  • Dwight Nichols, Iowa State (FWAA)


  • Charlie Flowers, Mississippi (AP, UPI, NEA, CP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN)
  • Bob White, Ohio State (Time)
  • Jack Spikes, TCU (FWAA)


  • Bold = Consensus All-American[1]
  • AP = Associated Press [2]
  • UPI = United Press International [3]
  • NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association [4]
  • CP = Central Press Association [5]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[6]
  • AFCA = American Football Coaches Association[7]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[8]
  • TSN = The Sporting News[9]
  • Time = Time Magazine [10]

Heisman Trophy voting

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1959 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1 Billy Cannon Halfback LSU 1,929
2 Richie Lucas Quarterback Penn State 613
3 Don Meredith Quarterback SMU 286
4 Bill Burrell Guard Illinois 196
5 Charlie Flowers Fullback Mississippi 193
6 Dean Look Halfback Michigan State 176
7 Dale Hackbart Quarterback Wisconsin 134


  1. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
  2. "This Is The Associated Press' All-America football team for 1959.". Montana Standard, Butte, MT.
  3. "Point Totals Listed For UPI All-America Players". Eureka Humblodt Standard.
  4. "NEA All-America Team For 1959 is Announced". Eureka Humblodt Standard.
  5. "3 A-A Teams Agree on Backs". Hammond Times, Hammond, IN.
  6. "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  7. "AFCA All America". American Football Coaches Association.
  8. "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  9. "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America TeamsTime". The Sporting News. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  10. ": 1959 All-America". Time, Inc.

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