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1955 College Football All-America Team

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1955 College Football All-America Team

1955 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 1955 college football season. The organizations choosing the teams included the United Press, Associated Press, Time, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

All-American selections for 1955









  • Bold = Consensus All-American[1]
  • AP = Associated Press[2]
  • UP = United Press[3]
  • AFCA = American Football Coaches Association, for Colliers Magazine[4]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[5]
  • TSN = The Sporting News[6]
  • NEA = Newspaper Editors Association: All-Americans selected by the NEA received "solid gold Longines-Witlnauer watches, handsome and specially designed certificates and, perhaps best of all, testimonial dinners in their old home towns."[7]
  • INS = International News Service: selected based on "recommendations of INS football experts from coast-to-coast with the assistance of coaches, scouts, broadcasters and newspaper sports editors."[8]
  • CP = Central Press Association[9]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[10]

Heisman Trophy voting

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1955 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1 Howard Cassady Halfback Ohio State 2,219
2 Jim Swink Halfback TCU 742
3 George Welsh Quarterback Navy 383
4 Earl Morrall Quarterback Michigan State 323
5 Paul Hornung Quarterback Notre Dame 321

Other individual awards for 1955


  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bob Hoobnig (1955-12-02). "Swink On AP All-American". Abilene Reporter-News. 
  3. ^ "Arnett Lands Berth On UP All-America Eleven: Midwest Area Dominates '55 All-Star Team". San Mateo Times. 1956-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Pellegrini Top Player On Colliers' Team". Cedar Rapids Gazette. 1955-11-23. 
  5. ^ "FWAA All America". Football Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Sporting News: College Football TSN All America Teams". The Sporting News. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Harry Grayson (1955-12-01). "Harry Grayson's 1955 NEA All-America Team: Hornung Engineers Backs Led By Cassady, Swink, Pellegrini Anchors Line". Fort Pierce News-Tribune. 
  8. ^ John Barrington (1955-11-27). "Pellegrini, Bosley On INS All-America: Trio Players From Big 10 Win Places, Hoppy Hops". Cumberland Times. 
  9. ^ Walter Johns (1955-11-26). "Central Press Captains All-American: Cassady Repeats On All-America". Mansfield News Journal. 
  10. ^ "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
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