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1940 College Football All-America Team

The 1940 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers. The organizations choosing the teams included: the United Press, the Associated Press, Collier's Weekly, the New York Sun, and the Hearst newspapers. The individuals selected to the most All-American teams were Michigan halfback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Tom Harmon, Texas A&M fullfback John Kimbrough, and Tennessee guard Bob Suffridge.

Consensus All-Americans

The chart below reflects the published point total from the United Press poll (512 points possible), and also reflects the number of polls in which the leading candidates were selected as a first-team All-American, and their point total in the 1940 Heisman Trophy voting.

Name Class Position School UPI votes First-team selections Heisman points
Tom Harmon Sr. Halfback Mich. 478 10 1,303
John Kimbrough Sr. Fullback Texas A&M 474 10 841
Bob Suffridge Sr. Guard Tennessee 340 10
George Franck Sr. Halfback Minn. 436 9 102
Frankie Albert Jr. Quarterback Stanford 229 8 90
Nick Drahos Sr. Tackle Cornell 382 8
Gene Goodreault Sr. End Boston College 200 7
Marshall Robnett Guard Texas A&M 5
Alf Bauman Jr. Tackle Northwestern 184 4
Rudy Mucha Sr. Center Washington 201 4
Paul Severin End North Carolina 4
David Rankin End Purdue 3

All-American selections for 1940


Bold = Consensus All-American[11]

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




  • Bob Suffridge, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; INS-1; CP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
  • Marshall Robnett, Texas A&M (AP-2; UP-1; INS-2; CP-1; WC-1; DH; FD-1)
  • Augie Lio, Georgetown (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-2; INS-2; CP-2; CO-1; NYS-1; FD-2)
  • Helge Pulkema, Minnesota (NEA-1)
  • Warren Alfson, Nebraska (AP-1; UP-2; INS-1; CP-2; FD-2)
  • Hunter Cohern, Mississippi State (AP-2)
  • George Kerr, Boston College (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3)
  • Cecil Schefel, Denver (AP-3)
  • Ray Frankowski, Washington (UP-3)
  • Ed Molinski, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; CP-3)
  • Hal Lahar, Oklahoma (CP-3)
  • George Kinard, Mississippi (CP-4)
  • J.W. Goree, Louisiana State (CP-4)






  1. ^ Herb Barker (1940-12-08). "Two Dixie Stars Fill Flank Posts on All-America". The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal. 
  2. ^ Harry Ferguson (1940-12-04). "Albert Named on United Press All-America 11". Lodi News-Sentinel. 
  3. ^ "All-Star Team Is Announced by Collier's". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 1940-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Michigan, Minnesota Dominate All-America". St. Petersburg Times. 1940-12-03. 
  5. ^  
  6. ^ Walter L. Johns (1940-12-10). "Captains Pick All-America for Central Press; Reinhard on List". Berkeley Daily Gazette. 
  7. ^ "New York Sun Now Names All-Americans". Los Angeles Times. 1940-12-01. 
  8. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. 
  9. ^ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 1999. 
  10. ^ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. 
  11. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. pp. 5–6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
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