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1932 College Football All-America Team

The 1932 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 in 1932. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1932 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, (5) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (6) the International News Service (INS), (7) Liberty magazine, and (8) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1932, the NCAA recognizes eight published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Official Other
Paul Moss End Purdue 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, LIB, NEA, UP CP, NYS, NYT, PD, PM, TR, WC
Harry Newman Quarterback Michigan 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, LIB, NEA, UP CP, NYS, NYT, PD, PM, TR, WC
Joe Kurth Tackle Notre Dame 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, LIB, NEA, UP CP, NYS, NYT, PM, TR, WC
Ernie Smith Tackle USC 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, LIB, NEA, UP CP, NYS, NYT, TR, WC
Warren Heller Halfback Pittsburgh 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, LIB, NEA, UP CP, NYS, PM, TR
Milton Summerfelt Guard Army 6/8 AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, UP CP, NYS, NYT, TR, PD, PM
Jimmy Hitchcock Halfback Auburn 6/8 AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA NYT, WC, TR, PD, PM
Bill Corbus Guard Stanford 4/8 AAB, CO, NEA, UP NYS, TR, WC
Don Zimmerman Halfback Tulane 4/8 AP, CO, LIB, UP CP, NYT
Joe Skladany End Pittsburgh 4/8 FWAA, INS, NEA, UP TR
Lawrence Ely[1] Center Nebraska 3/8 AAB, AP, CO NYS
Clarence Gracey Center Vanderbilt 2/8 LIB, UP NYT, PD, TR

All-American selections for 1932



  • Joe Kurth, Notre Dame (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; WC-1; FWAA; LIB; TR-1; PM)
  • Ernie Smith, USC (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-2; NYT-1; WC-1; FWAA; LIB; TR-1; PD)
  • Edward Krause, Notre Dame (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; CP-2)
  • Fred Crawford, Duke (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; UP-2; CP-3)
  • Raymond Brown, USC (AP-3; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; CP-3; NYS-1; PM)
  • Howard Colehower, Penn (AP-3; UP-2; NEA-3; INS-3; CP-2)
  • L. Brown, Brown (NEA-3)
  • Ted Rosequist, Ohio State (INS-3)
  • John Wilbur, Yale (NYS-2)
  • Irad Hardy, Harvard (PD)


  • Milton Summerfelt, Army (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; FWAA; NYT-1; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Bill Corbus, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; CP-2; NYS-1; WC-1; TR-1)
  • Robert Smith, Colgate (AP-2; UP-2; AAB-1; NEA-2; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-2; WC-1; LIB; PD)
  • Aaron Rosenberg, USC (College Football Hall of Fame) (UP-3; INS-2; FWAA; LIB)
  • Johnny Vaught, TCU (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; INS-3; CP-3; NYT-1)
  • Joseph Gailus, Ohio State (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; INS-2; CP-3; NYS-2; PM)
  • Mike Steponovich, St. Mary's (AP-3; NEA-3)
  • James Harris, Notre Dame (NEA-3)
  • Gregory Kabat, Wisconsin (INS-3)
  • Thomas Hupke, Alabama (CP-2)



  • Harry Newman, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; WC-1; FWAA; LIB; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Cliff Montgomery, Columbia (AP-2; UP-3; INS-2; NYS-2)
  • Felix Vidal, Army (AP-3)
  • Bob Monnett, Michigan State (NEA-2)
  • Johnny Cain, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (NEA-3)
  • Robert Ramsay Chase, Brown (INS-3; CP-2; NYS-1 [fb])
  • Charles R. Soleau, Colgate (UP-3)
  • William "Bill" Beasley, St. Mary's (CP-3)


  • Warren Heller, Pittsburgh (AP-1; UP-1; CO-1 [fb]; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1; FWAA; LIB; TR-1; PM)
  • Jimmy Hitchcock, Auburn (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; UP-2; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-2; NYS-2; NYT-1; WC-1; FWAA; TR-1; PD; PM)
  • Don Zimmerman, Tulane (AP-1 [fb]; UP-1; CO-1; NEA-3; INS-2; CP-1; LIB; NYT-1)
  • Harrison Stafford, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2)
  • George Sanders, Washington State (AP-2; UP-3; NEA-2; NYS-2)
  • Beattie Feathers, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-3; INS-3)
  • John Crickard, Harvard (AP-3)
  • Gil Berry, Illinois (NEA-2; CP-3)
  • Frank Christensen, Utah (NEA-3)
  • Johnny Cain, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-2)
  • Whitey Ask, Colgate (INS-3)
  • Robert Lassiter, Yale (PD)
  • Bohn Hilliard, Texas (CP-2)
  • Henry "Hank" Schaldach, California (CP-3)



  • Bold – Consensus All-American[2]
  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors

Other selectors

  • CP = Central Press Association, the captains' poll[11][12]
  • NYS = New York Sun[13]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[14]
  • FWAA = Football Writers Association of America[7]
  • NYW = New York World-Telegram[15]
  • TR = Ted A. Ramsay, an attempt to create a consensus All-American team using the selections of the six most prominent selectors: the All-America Board, NEA, UP, AP, New York Sun and New York World. Three players, Moss, Kurth and Newman were unanimously selected by all six.[16]
  • PD = Parke H. Davis[17]
  • PM = Philip Martin[18]


  1. ^ The NCAA does not recognize Lawrence Ely as a consensus first-team All-American even though he had three official first-team designations; Clarence Gracey is recognized as the consensus center although he received only two first-team designations.
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Christy Walsh (1932-12-11). "All America Board Honors Capt. Bob Smith of Colgate". Syracuse Herald. 
  4. ^ "Four Midwest Stars Voted Places on 1932 All-American Football Team". Evening Independent (Masillon, Ohio). 1932-12-03. 
  5. ^ "Big Ten Gets Two Players On Rice's All American". Evening Tribune (MN). 1932-12-16. 
  6. ^ "Hearst's Men Select Teams". San Antonio Light. 1932-12-04. 
  7. ^ a b c ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1164. ISBN 1401337031. 
  8. ^ Bill Braucher (1932-12-02). "NEA Names Its All-American Football Team for 1932 Season". The Daily News (Frederick, MD). 
  9. ^ "Name United Press 1932 All-American Grid Team". Stevens Point Daily Journal. 1932-11-28. 
  10. ^ "Two Big Ten Stars Named on U. P. All-America: NEWMAN AND MOSS ONLY PLAYERS IN BIG TEN ON TEAM". Brainerd Daily Dispatch. 1932-11-28. 
  11. ^ William Ritt (1932-12-05). "Middle West and East Lead in Central Press' All-American Selections: Mythical Eleven Is Named By Football Captains of U.S.". Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio). 
  12. ^ William Ritt (1932-12-07). "Players Pick Own All-American: MID WEST-EAST PLACE FOUR ON MYTHICAL TEAM; Newman of Michigan Is Unanimous Selection For Quarterback". Burlington Hawk Eye. 
  13. ^ "An All American Team: New York Sun Selects Two Players from Army and Purdue". Emporia Gazette. 1932-11-26. 
  14. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. 
  15. ^ "Purdue Places Pair on World All-America". Middletown Times Herald. 1932-11-26. 
  16. ^ Ted A. Ramsay (1932-12-11). "Consensus All America Shows Most Outstanding Stars of 1932". Charleston Daily Mail. 
  17. ^ "Parke Davis Picks All-American Team". The Hartford Courant. 1932-11-26. 
  18. ^ Philip Marin (1932-12-01). "Newman, Michigan; Heller, Pitt; Brown, Southern California, and Kurth, Notre Dame, Rate Berths on Martin's 1932 All-America". Indian Journal (Eufaula, OK).