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1942 College Football All-America Team

The 1942 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 1942. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1942 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 International News Service (INS), (6) Look magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News.

Two individuals were unanimous selections; they were Georgia halfback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Frank Sinkwich and Wisconsin end Dave Schreiner.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1942, 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.

Name Position School UP votes Number Official selectors Other selectors
Frank Sinkwich Halfback Georgia 1,004 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, MS, NYS, WC
Dave Schreiner End Wisconsin 752 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, MS, NYS, WC
Dick Wildung Tackle Minnesota 748 8/9 AAB, AP, CO, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, MS, NYS, WC
Mike Holovak Fullback Boston College 594 6/9 AP, CO, LK, NEA, NW, UP CP, NYS
Paul Governali Quarterback Columbia 406 6/9 AAB, AP, CO, NW, SN, UP CP, NYS, WC
Joe Domnanovich Center Alabama 308 6/9 AAB, AP, CO, LK, NW, SN
Billy Hillenbrand Halfback Indiana 486 5/9 AAB, CO, NEA, SN, UP CP, NYS, WC
Bob Dove End Notre Dame 507 5/9 AAB, NEA, NW, SN, UP WC
Al Wistert Tackle Michigan 532 4/9 AAB, LK, NW, UP NYS, WC, MS-1)
Harvey Hardy Guard Georgia Tech 516 4/9 INS, NEA, NW, UP CP, NYS
Chuck Taylor Guard Stanford 4/9 AAB, AP, LK, SN WC
Julius Franks Guard Michigan 3/9 CO, INS, NW CP

All-American selections for 1942


  • Dave Schreiner, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-1; CO-1; INS-1; LK-1; NEA-1; NW; SN-1; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1; MS-1)
  • Bob Dove, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; INS-2; NEA-1; NW; SN-1; UP-1; CP-2; NYS-2; WC-1)
  • Don Currivan, Boston College (AP-2; UP-2; INS-1; NEA-3; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • Bob Shaw, Ohio State (AP-1; SN-3; CP-1)
  • George Poschner, Georgia (AP-2; UP-2; SN-2; CP-3; NEA-2; MS-1)
  • Bruce Alford, TCU (AP-3)
  • Al Hust, Tennessee (AP-3; INS-2; NEA-2)
  • Nick Suseoff, Washington State ( NYS-2)
  • James Kelleher, Army (SN-3; NEA-3)
  • Bert Kuczynski, Penn (LK-1)
  • Bob Gantt, Duke (SN-2)
  • Al Beals, Santa Clara (CP-2)
  • Saxon Judd, Tulsa (CP-3)



  • Harvey Hardy, Georgia Tech (AP-2; INS-1; NEA-1; NW; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1)
  • Chuck Taylor, Stanford (College Football Hall of Fame)(AAB; AP-1; LK-1; SN-1; CP-3; NEA-2; WC-1)
  • Julius Franks, Michigan (AP-2; CO-1; INS-1; NEA-2; NW; SN-3; CP-1; NYS-2)
  • Merv Pregulman, Michigan (SN-3; NEA-1; MS-1 [4-way tie])
  • Buster Ramsey, William & Mary (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; SN-2; CP-2; NYS-2; MS-1 [4-way tie])
  • Jack Lescoulie, UCLA (AP-3; INS-2)
  • Lindell Houston, Ohio State (AAB; AP-3; CO-1; CP-2; NEA-3; NYS-1; WC-1)
  • Alex Agase, Illinois (College Football Hall of Fame) (LK-1; UP-1; SN-1; INS-2; CP-3; NEA-3; MS-1 [4-way tie])
  • Harry C. Wright, Notre Dame (SN-2)
  • George Hecht, Alabama ( MS-1 [4-way tie])



  • Paul Governali, Columbia (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-1; CO-1; NEA-3; NW; SN-1; UP-1; CP-2; NYS-1; WC-1)
  • Glenn Dobbs, Tulsa (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; INS-1; NEA-1; NW; SN-2; UP-2; CP-2; NYS-2)
  • Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (LK-1; SN-2; UP-2; CP-3)
  • Jesse Freitas, Santa Clara (AP-3)
  • Clint Castleberry, Georgia Tech (AP-3; UP-2; SN-3; INS-2; NEA-2)
  • Otto Graham, Northwestern (College and Pro Hall of Fame) (SN-3; CP-3)



  • Mike Holovak, Boston College (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; CO-1; LK-1; NEA-1; NW; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1)
  • Bob Kennedy, Washington State (AP-2; INS-1; CP-1)
  • Pat Harder, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; P-3; UP-2; SN-2; INS-2; NEA-2; NYS-2; WC-1; MS-1)
  • Joe Muha, VMI (NEA-3)
  • Roy McKay, Texas (INS-2)


Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

  • 1 – First-team selection
  • 2 – Second-team selection
  • 3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors

Other selectors


  1. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1187. ISBN 1401337031. 
  3. "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation.