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1956 College Football All-America Team

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1956 College Football All-America Team

The 1956 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were chosen as All-Americans by various selector organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1956. The organizations that selected the teams included: the United Press (UP), the Associated Press (AP), Collier's Weekly, the International News Service (INS), and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

All-American selections for 1956


  • Ron Kramer, Michigan (AP, UP, CP, NEA, INS, TSN, AFCA, WC, FWAA)
  • Joe Walton, Pittsburgh (AP, UP, INS, CP, NEA, AFCA, WC, FWAA, TSN,)
  • Buddy Cruze, Tennessee (FWAA)
  • Bill Steiger, Washington State (FWAA)



  • Jim Parker, Ohio State (AP, UP, TSN, AFCA, INS, CP, NEA, WC, FWAA)
  • Bill Glass, Baylor (AP, UP, TSN, AFCA, INS, NEA, WC, FWAA)
  • Sam Valentine, Penn State (CP, FWAA)
  • John Barrow, Florida (FWAA)


  • Jerry Tubbs, Oklahoma (AP, UP, AFCA, INS, CP, NEA, WC, FWAA)
  • Don Stephenson, Georgia Tech (TSN, FWAA)




Bold = Consensus All-American[11]

Heisman Trophy voting

The chart below reflects the point total in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting.

Rank Name Position School Heisman points
1 Paul Hornung Quarterback Notre Dame 1,066
2 Johnny Majors Halfback Tennessee 994
3 Tommy McDonald Halfback Oklahoma 973
4 Jerry Tubbs Center Oklahoma 724
5 Jim Brown Halfback Syracuse 561
6 Ron Kramer End Michigan 518
7 John Brodie Quarterback Stanford 281
8 Jim Parker Guard Ohio State 248


  1. ^ "McDonald Lone All American Hold Over". Fergus Falls Daily Journal (Minnesota). 1956-12-07. 
  2. ^ Norman Miller (1956-11-29). "Tubbs, Parker, Kramer Steal All-America Show: Three Linmen Get Most Attention In United Press' Poll". The Daily News (Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA). 
  3. ^ Harry Grayson (1956-11-23). "Grayson Says World's Top Athletes Comprise His 1956 All-America Team: Michigan End Ron Kramer Is Squad's Lone Repeater". The Berkshire Eagle. 
  4. ^ "Two Big 10 Players On All-America Team". The Cedar Rapids Gazette. 1956-11-27. 
  5. ^ Walter L. Johns (1956-12-01). "Two Repeat On Central Press Captain's All American". The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD. 
  6. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. 
  7. ^ "Tubbs Tops With Colliers". Ada Evening News. 1956-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Jim Brown Is Named On Collier's Team". The Bridgeport Post. 1956-11-20. 
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  10. ^ Sporting News All-America Teams
  11. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
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