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1953 College Football All-America Team

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1953 College Football All-America Team

The 1953 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 1953 college football season. The organizations choosing the teams included the United Press, Associated Press, Time, and the Newspaper Editors Association.

All-American selections for 1953


  • Bold = Consensus All-American[1]
  • AP = Associated Press[2]
  • UP = United Press: "selected by 265 sports writers and broadcasters in a nationwide ballot"[3]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[4]
  • AFCA = American Football Coaches Association, for Collier's Magazine
  • TSN = The Sporting News: selected "by 150 sportswriters and broadcasters"[5]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association[6]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[7]








Heisman Trophy voting

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1953 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1 Johnny Lattner Halfback Notre Dame 1,850
2 Paul Giel Quarterback Minnesota 1,794
3 Paul Cameron Halfback UCLA 444
4 Bernie Faloney Quarterback Maryland 258
5 Bobby Garrett Quarterback Stanford 231
6 Alan Ameche Fullback Wisconsin 211

Other individual awards


  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ted Smits (1953-12-04). "Cavazos Is Named To'AP's Second All-American Team: Rice Star On First Team". Morning Avalanche (Lubbock, TX). 
  3. ^ "UP Names All-American Gridders". Daily Telegram (Wisc.). 1953-11-26. 
  4. ^ "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lattner Heads All-American Selections By Sports Paper". Evening Journal (Lubbock, Texas). 1953-11-30. 
  6. ^ Harry Grayson (1953-11-29). "Harry Grayson Picks All-America for 1953". Independent Record (Helena, Montana). 
  7. ^ "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
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