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1945 College Football All-America Team

The 1945 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose United Press; the Associated Press; the Football Writers Association of America; Collier's Weekly selected by Grantland Rice; and the New York Sun.

Contents

  • All-American selections for 1945 1
    • Ends 1.1
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Guards 1.3
    • Centers 1.4
    • Quarterbacks 1.5
    • Halfbacks 1.6
    • Fullbacks 1.7
    • Key 1.8
  • Heisman Trophy voting 2
  • References 3

All-American selections for 1945

Ends

  • Dick Duden, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-2; YANK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Hub Bechtol, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; FWAA-2; COL-1; CP-2; LOOK; CNS-1)
  • Bob Ravensberg, Indiana (UP-2; FWAA-1; SN; CP-1; INS-2; LOOK; CNS-2)
  • Max Morris, Northwestern (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; INS-1; YANK; WC-1)
  • Hank Foldberg, Army (AP-2; UP-1; CP-3; INS-1; NEA-1; NYS; OF-1; CNS-2)
  • Henry Walker, Virginia (AP-3)
  • Neill Armstrong, Oklahoma A&M (AP-3)
  • Paul Walker, Yale (CP-3; NL)
  • Richard Pitzer, Army (NEA-1)

Tackles

  • Tex Coulter, Army (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • George Savitsky, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-2; LOOK; WC-1; CNS-1)
  • Albert Nemetz, Army (AP-1; UP-2; FWAA-2; INS-2; NEA-1; YANK; NYS; CNS-2)
  • Tom Hughes, Purdue (UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; LOOK; OF-1; CNS-2; NL)
  • Thomas Dean, Southern Methodist Univ. (AP-2; YANK)
  • Mike Castronis, Georgia (INS-1)
  • Jim Kekeris, Missouri (AP-2; CP-2)
  • Clarence Esser, Wisconsin (AP-3)
  • Buster McClure, Nevada (CP-3)
  • Monte Moncrief, Texas A&M (CP-3)

Guards

  • Warren Amling, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; LOOK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • John Green, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1)
  • Al Sparlis, UCLA (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; CP-1; INS-2; LOOK; CNS-2)
  • John Mastrangelo, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; INS-1; YANK; CNS-2)
  • James Carrington, Navy (UP-2; FWAA-2; INS-2)
  • Joseph Dickinson, Penn (AP-2; CP-2)
  • Jim Lecture, Northwestern (AP-3; CP-3)
  • John Green, Army (CP-3; NEA-1; YANK)
  • Arthur Gerometta, Army (NEA-1)
  • Hills, Georgia Tech (NL)

Centers

  • Vaughn Mancha, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; YANK; NYS; OF-1; CNS-1)
  • Dick Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; INS-2; LOOK; WC-1; CNS-2; NL)
  • Ralph Jenkins, Clemson (AP-3)
  • Harold Watts, Michigan (CP-3)
  • Herschel Fuson, Army (NEA-1)

Quarterbacks

  • Harry Gilmer, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; SN; COL-1; CP-2; INS-2; LOOK; NYS; OF-1 [qb]; CNS-1; NL)
  • Frank Dancewicz, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-1; CNS-2)
  • Arnold Tucker, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (CP-3; INS-2; NEA-1)
  • Gene Rossides, Columbia (CP-3)

Halfbacks

  • Glenn Davis, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; YANK; LOOK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Herman Wedemeyer, St. Mary's (Calif.) (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; LOOK; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Bob Fenimore, Oklahoma State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; CP-2; INS-1; WC-1; CNS-2)
  • Jake Leicht, Oregon (YANK; NYS)
  • George Taliaferro, Indiana (AP-3; CP-3; INS-2; CNS-2)
  • Clyde Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-2)
  • Stan Kozlowski, Holy Cross (AP-3; CP-2)
  • Robert Evans, Penn (AP-3)
  • Thomas McWilliam, Army (NEA-1)

Fullbacks

  • Doc Blanchard, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; FWAA-1; SN; COL-1; CP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; YANK; LOOK; NYS; OF-1; WC-1; CNS-1; NL)
  • Pete Pihos, Indiana (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-2; CP-2; YANK; CNS-2)
  • Ollie Cline, Ohio State (AP-2; FWAA-2)
  • Walt Schlinkman, Texas Tech (INS-2)
  • Ed Cody, Purdue (CP-3)

Key

  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press[2]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[3]
  • SN = Sporting News, selected by a poll of 163 sports writers and sportscasters[4]
  • COL = Collier's Weekly as selected by Grantland Rice[5]
  • CP = Central Press Association, selected for the 15th straight year with the aid of the captains of the leading college teams[6]
  • INS = International News Service, "selected on the basis of ballots and information gathered from International News Service sports writers and football authorities all over the nation"[7]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association. In a departure from normal practice, the NEA named the starters from the Army football team, which had won 17 straight games, as its All-American team for 1945I[8]
  • YANK = Yank Magazine, based on a poll of 25 of the country's most widely known college football coaches[9]
  • LOOK = Look magazine[10]
  • NYS = New York Sun[10]
  • OF = Oscar Fraley, United Press sports writer[11]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[12]
  • CNS = Consensus All-American team picked based on assigning points to players selected as All-Americans by Oscar Fraley, Christy Walsh, United Press, Look, New York Sun, New York News, International News, Associated Press, Sporting News, and Collier's-Rice[10]
  • NL = Navy Log[13]

Bold = Consensus All-American[14]

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

Heisman Trophy voting

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1945 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1 Doc Blanchard Fullback Army 860
2 Glenn Davis Halfback Army 638
3 Bob Fenimore Halfback Oklahoma A&M 187
4 Herman Wedemeyer Halfback St. Mary's 152
5 Harry Gilmer Quarterback Alabama 132

References

  1. ^ "Here's AP All-America". Abilene Reporter-News. 1945-12-11. 
  2. ^ Leo H. Peterson (1945-12-05). "Wedemeyer on United Press All-American". Oakland Tribune. 
  3. ^ "Blanchard Top Man in Critics' Poll". Los Angeles Times. 1945-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Wedemeyer Also Makes Sporting News Eleven". Oakland Tribune. 1945-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Army Dominates Colliers' 'All' Team". Dunkirk Evening Observer. 1945-12-07. 
  6. ^ Walter Johns (1945-12-05). "Army Given Three Places on Captains' All-American". The Wisconsin State Journal. 
  7. ^ Lawton Carver (1945-12-02). "Warren Amling On INS '45 All-American Football Team". Lima News. 
  8. ^ "Army's All Star Team is All American For NEA". Chester Times. 1945-11-27. 
  9. ^ "Yank Magazine Has All-American Team". Morning Herald (Hagerstown, MD). 1945-12-21. 
  10. ^ a b c "Army Wins 4 Posts On Consensus All-America Team". Ogden Standard-Examiner. 1945-12-23. 
  11. ^ Oscar Fraley (1945-11-07). "Today's Sports Parade". Middlesboro Daily News. 
  12. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation". 
  13. ^ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. 
  14. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
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