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1943 College Football All-America Team


1943 College Football All-America Team

The 1943 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 Sporting News.


  • Consensus All-Americans 1
  • All-American selections for 1943 2
    • Ends 2.1
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Guards 2.3
    • Centers 2.4
    • Quarterbacks 2.5
    • Halfbacks 2.6
    • Fullbacks 2.7
    • Key 2.8
  • References 3

Consensus All-Americans

The chart below reflects the published point total from the United Press poll (___ 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 1943 Heisman Trophy voting.

Name Class Position School UPI votes First-team selections Heisman points
Ralph Heywood . End So.Cal.
John Yonakor . End Notre Dame
Jim White . Tackle Notre Dame
Don Whitmire . Tackle Navy
Alex Agase . Guard Purdue
Pat Filley . Guard Notre Dame
Cas Myslinski . Center Army
Angelo Bertelli . Quarterback Notre Dame 648
Bill Daley . Halfback Michigan
Creighton Miller . Halfback Notre Dame 134
Bob Odell . Halfback Penn 177

All-American selections for 1943


  • Ralph Heywood, USC (AP-1; UP-1; SS-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • John Yonakor, Notre Dame (UP-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Pete Pihos, Indiana (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-2; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • John Monahan, Dartmouth (AP-2; NYS-1)
  • Roe Johnston, Navy (SS-1)
  • Herb Hein, Northwestern (CO-1)
  • Joe Parker, Texas (AP-1)
  • Robert Hall, Colorado College (AP-2)
  • Albert Channell, Navy (AP-3)
  • Robert Gantt, Duke (UP-2)


  • Don Whitmire, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Jim White, Notre Dame (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Art McCaffray, College of the Pacific (UP-2; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • George Connor, Holy Cross (AP-2; NYS-1)
  • Cleo Calgani, Cornell (SS-1)
  • Pattison Preston, Duke (AP-1)
  • Merv Pregulman, Michigan (AP-3; UP-2; CO-1 [guard]; SS-1])
  • Francis Merritt, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2)
  • Solon Burnett, Southwestern (Texas) (AP-3)




  • Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-1; CO-1; SS-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1)
  • Otto Graham, Northwestern (AP-1; UP-2; CP-1)



  • John Podesto, College of the Pacific (AP-3; SS-1 [halfback]; INS-1; NYS-1)
  • Tony Butkovich, Purdue (killed on Okinawa, World War II) (AP-2; UP-1; SS-1; CP-1)


  • AP = Associated Press[1]
  • UP = United Press[2]
  • CO = Collier's Weekly, selected by Grantland Rice[3]
  • NEA = NEA Sports Syndicate
  • SN = Sporting News, selected through a poll of 86 sports writers in 40 states
  • INS = International News Service (Hearst syndicate)
  • CP = Central Press Association, selected with the assistance of the nation's football captains
  • LK = NBC radio and Look magazine, selected under the supervision of Bill Stern, by 138 sports announcers and 25 key sports writers
  • SS = Stars and Stripes, selected by the sports writers for the Army publication[4]
  • NYS = New York Sun[5]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[6]
  • MS = Maxwell Stiles, noted California sports writer, based on the number of weeks a player was named player of the week at his position

Bold = Consensus All-American[7]

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


  1. ^ "Miller and White of Notre Dame Gain All-America Football Posts". The New York Times. December 8, 1943. 
  2. ^ "5 Notre Dame Men Make All-America". The New York Times. December 4, 1943. 
  3. ^ "Collier's Selects 1943 All-Stars". The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon). December 10, 1943. 
  4. ^ "Stars and Stripes Picks All-America From Afar". The New York Times. December 5, 1943. 
  5. ^ "4 Eastern Players on Sun's Grid Team". Nashua Telegraph (Nashua, NH). December 4, 1943. 
  6. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. 
  7. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
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