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1952 College Football All-America Team

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1952 College Football All-America Team

The 1952 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; and Collier's Weekly.

All-American selections for 1952


Bold = Consensus All-American[4]

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




  • Kline Gilbert, Mississippi (AP-1)
  • David M. "Dave" Suminski, Wisconsin (AP-1)
  • Harvey Achziger, Colorado A&M (INS-1)
  • Bob Fleck, Syracuse (INS-1)
  • Ben Dunkerley, West Virginia (AP-2)
  • Eldred Kraemer, Pittsburgh (AP-2)






  • Frank McPhee, Princeton (INS-1, WC-1)
  • Don Branby, Colorado (AP-1)
  • Thomas C. "Tom" Scott, Virginia (AP-1)
  • Ed Bell, Pennsylvania (INS-1, AP-2)
  • Ed Luke, Michigan State (AP-2)



  • Elmer Willhoite, Southern California (UP-1, WC-1, AP-2)
  • Steve "Ike" Eisenhauer, Navy (AP-1, INS-1)
  • Frank Kush, Michigan State (AP-1)
  • Chester Millett, Holy Cross (AP-2)



  • Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, INS-1, UP-1, WC-1)
  • Jim Sears, Southern California (AP-1, INS-1, WC-1)
  • Bobby Morehead, Georgia Tech (AP-1, INS-1)
  • Val Joe Morris, Southern Methodist (AP-2)
  • Norris Mullis, South Carolina (AP-2)
  • Gilbert "Gil" Reich, Kansas (AP-2)

Note: Because the "platoon system" was not fully accepted in 1952, several All-American players received 1952 honors on both offense and defense because those individuals played on both sides of the ball.

Heisman Trophy voting

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1952 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1 Billy Vessels Halfback Oklahoma 525
2 Jack Scarbath Quarterback Maryland 367
3 Paul Giel Halfback Minnesota 329
4 Donn Moomaw Center UCLA 257
5 Johnny Lattner Quarterback Notre Dame 253
6 Paul Cameron Halfback UCLA 218
7 Jim Sears Back USC 173
8 Don McAuliffe Halfback Michigan State 164
9 Don Heinrich Quarterback Washington 153
10 Tom Catlin Center Oklahoma 150

Other individual awards


  1. ^ Ted Smits, " Michigan State and Tech Pace All=American," Florence Times-Daily, p. 8 (December 5, 1952). Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  2. ^ International News Service, " Hardeman, Morehead on INS All-American team," Rome News-Tirbune, p. 15 (November 30, 1952). Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation". 
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jack Scarbath, College Football Hall of Fame, retrieved June 16, 2009. Archived 2009-06-19.
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