The 1934 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 1934. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1934 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the United Press (UP), (4) the All-America Board (AAB), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) Liberty magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA), and (9) the Sporting News (SN).
No player was the unanimous choice of all nine selectors. Quarterback Bobby Grayson of Stanford and fullback Pug Lund of Minnesota led the group with first-team designations from eight of the nine official selectors. Dixie Howell of Alabama and Chuck Hartwig of Pittsburgh each received six official first-team designations.
For the year 1934, the NCAA recognizes nine 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.
||AAB, AP, COL, INS, NANA, NEA, SN, UP
||CP, NYS, WC
||AAB, AP, COL, INS, LIB, NANA, SN, UP
||AAB, AP, INS, LIB, NANA, SN
||CP, NYS, WC
||AAB, INS, LIB, NANA, NEA, UP
||AAB, LIB, NEA, SN, UP
||AAB, AP, INS, LIB, UP
||AP, COL, NANA, NEA, SN
||AP, COL, LIB, NANA, SN
||COL, LIB, NANA, SN, UP
||AP, COL, INS, NANA
||AP, COL, SN, UP
All-American selections for 1934
- Don Hutson, Alabama (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-1; COL; INS-1; LIB-1; NANA-2; UP-1; CSW-2; NYS-1; WC-1)
- Frank Larson, Minnesota (AP-1; COL; NANA-1; NEA-1; SN; CP-1; NYS-1)
- Jim Moscrip, Stanford (AAB; AP-2; LIB-1; NANA-2; NEA-1; UP-1; SN; CP-1; WC-1)
- Joseph Bogdanski, Colgate (AP-3; NANA-1)
- Merle Wendt, Ohio State (INS-1)
- Lester Borden, Fordham (AP-2)
- Willis Ward, Michigan (CSW-2)
- Larry Kelley, Yale (AP-3)
- Bill Lee, Alabama (AP-1; COL; LIB-1; NANA-1; SN)
- Bob Reynolds, Stanford (AP-1; COL; INS-1; NANA-1; NYS-1)
- James Steen, Syracuse (AP-2; LIB-1; UP-1; CP-1)
- Slade Cutter, Navy (AP-3; NEA-1; SN)
- George Maddox, Kansas State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; WC-1)
- Clyde Carter, SMU (UP-1)
- Cassius "Cash" Gentry, Oklahoma (NEA-1; CSW-2)
- Ed Widseth, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (INS-1)
- George Theodoratus, Washington State (NEA-1)
- Joseph Ferrara, Columbia (AP-2)
- Charles Galbreath, Illinois (AP-3)
- Phil Bengston, Minnesota (NANA-2)
- Charley Hamrick, Ohio State (NANA-2)
- Charles "Buzz" Harvey, Holy Cross (CSW-2)
- Chuck Hartwig, Pittsburgh (AAB; AP-1; INS-1; LIB-1; NANA-1; SN; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1)
- Bill Bevan, Minnesota (AP-2; COL; LIB-1; NANA-1; SN; UP-1)
- Regis Monahan, Ohio State (AAB; AP-2; NEA-1; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1 [t]; WC-1; CSW-2)
- George T. Barclay, North Carolina (AAB; AP-1; COL; NEA-1; WC-1; CSW-2)
- Charles Mucha, Washington (AP-3; NANA-2)
- Ken Ormiston, Pittsburgh (AP-3; INS-1; NYS-1)
- Weller, Princeton (NANA-2)
- Jack Robinson, Notre Dame (AAB; AP-2; NANA-1; CSW-2; WC-1)
- Darrell Lester, TCU (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; INS-1; NYS-1)
- George Shotwell, Pittsburgh (COL; NANA-2; UP-1; CP-1)
- Elmer Ward, Utah State (NEA-1)
- Ellmore Patterson, Chicago (LIB-1)
- Elwood Kalbaugh, Princeton (SN)
- Franklin Meier, Nebraska (AP-3)
- Bobby Grayson, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-1; COL; NEA-1; INS-1 [fb]; NANA-1; SN; UP-1; CP-1 [fb]; NYS-1; WC-1)
- Arleigh Williams, California (AP-2; INS-1)
- Ed Goddard, Washington State (LIB-1)
- Miller Munjas, Pittsburgh (AP-3; NANA-2)
- Dixie Howell, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-2; INS-1; LIB-1; NANA-1; NEA-1; UP-1; CP-1; CSW-2; WC-1)
- Buzz Borries, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; COL; NANA-2; SN; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1)
- Bill Wallace, Rice (AP-1; COL)
- Robert Hamilton, Stanford (LIB-1)
- Jay Berwanger, Chicago (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-2; WC-1)
- Wilcox, SMU (NEA-1)
- Duane Purvis, Purdue (NANA-2; SN)
- Richard Heekin, Ohio State (AP-3)
- Claude Simons, Jr., Tulane (AP-3)
- Jack Buckler, Army (CSW-2)
- Pug Lund, Minnesota (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-1; COL; INS-1 [hb]; LIB-1; NANA-1 [hb]-1; SN; UP-1; NYS-1 [hb]; WC-1)
- Izzy Weinstock, Pittsburgh (AP-2; NANA-1; NEA-1; CSW-2)
- Stan Kostka, Minnesota (NANA-2; NYS-1; CSW-2)
- David Smukler, Temple (AP-3)
Bold = Consensus All-American
- -1 – First-team selection
- -2 – Second-team selection
- -3 – Third-team selection
- AAB = All-America Board
- AP = Associated Press: "Alan J. Gould, Associated Press general sports editor, selected the Associated Press All-America football team. He was assisted by his staff of writers all over the country, sports editors of member papers, and eading coaches whose co-operation he sought."
- COL = Collier's Weekly as selected by Grantland Rice
- NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association
- INS = International News Service selected by Davis Walsh
- LIB = Liberty magazine: "Fifteen hundred and forty Intercollegiate players from 93 major universities voted, according to Norman L. Sper who conducted the selection for Liberty"
- NANA = North American Newspaper Alliance, selected "by four famous coaches: Andy Kerr, of Colgate; Dan E. McGugin, of Vanderbilt; James Phelan, of Washington; and Gus Dorais, of Detroit."
- SN = The Sporting News
- UP = United Press
- ^ Despite receiving first-team honors from five of the nine official selectors, the NCAA does not recognize Moscrip as a consensus All-American.
- ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- ^ a b ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1166. ISBN 1401337031.
- ^ Alan Gould (1934-12-01). "HUND, LARSON ON ASSOCIATED PRESS STAR TEAM: ALABAMA GETS TWO POSITIONS ON FIRST TEAM". Rhinelander Daily News.
- ^ "TWO GOPHERS GAIN PLAYERS' ALL-AMERICAN: Lund Rates Place on Liberty Magazine Honor Team for Second Season- Bill Bevan Is Other Star". Evening Tribune. 1935-01-23.
- ^ "Three Stanford Players Selected on All-American Grid Elevens: Grayson, Reynolds and Moscrip Given Honors". Los Angeles Times. 1934-12-02.
- ^ Central Press, "Grid Captains of U.S. Select All-American," Berkeley Daily Gazette, p. 10 (December 13, 1934), Retrieved October 3, 2014.
- ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006.
- ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation".