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1945 College Football All-America Team

The 1945 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 1945. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1945 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 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (6) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (7) the International News Service (INS), (8) Look magazine, (9) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) and (10) the Sporting News.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1945, the NCAA recognizes 10 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 selectors Other selectors
Glenn Davis Halfback Army 10/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, NEA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF, WC, YA
Doc Blanchard Fullback Army 10/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, NEA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL NYS, OF, WC, YA
Tex Coulter Tackle Army 9/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF, WC
Warren Amling Guard Ohio State 9/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF, WC
Herman Wedemeyer Halfback St. Mary's (CA) 9/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, OF, WC
John Green Guard Army 7/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, SN, UP CNS, NYS, OF, WC
George Savitsky Tackle Penn 7/10 AAB, AFCA, COL, FWAA, LK, SN, UP CNS, CP, WC
Bob Fenimore Halfback Oklahoma St. 7/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, SN, UP WC
Dick Duden End Navy 6/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF WC, YA
Vaughn Mancha Center Alabama 6/10 AP, COL, FWAA, INS, SN, UP CNS, CP, NYS, OF, YA
Max Morris End Northwestern 3/10 AAB, AFCA, INS WC, YA
Hub Bechtol End Texas 3/10 AP, COL, LK CNS
Bob Ravensberg End Indiana 3/10 FWAA, LK, SN CP
Harry Gilmer[1] Quarterback Alabama 3/10 COL, LK, SN CNS, NL, NYS, OF

All-American selections for 1945

Ends

  • Dick Duden, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-2; SN; UP-1; YA; CNS-1; CP-1; NL; NYS; OF-1; WC-1)
  • Hub Bechtol, Texas (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-2; LK; CNS-1; CP-2)
  • Bob Ravensberg, Indiana (UP-2; FWAA-1; SN; CP-1; INS-2; LK; CNS-2)
  • Max Morris, Northwestern (AAB; AFCA; AP-2; FWAA-2; INS-1; UP-2; YA; CP-2; WC-1)
  • Hank Foldberg, Army (AP-2; INS-1; NEA-1; UP-1; CNS-2; CP-3; NYS; OF-1)
  • Henry Walker, Virginia (AP-3)
  • Neill Armstrong, Oklahoma A&M (AP-3)
  • Paul Walker, Yale (CP-3; NL)
  • Richard Pitzer, Army (NEA-1)

Tackles

  • Tex Coulter, Army (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; NEA-1; SN; UP-1; CNS-1; CP-1; NL; NYS; OF-1; WC-1)
  • George Savitsky, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-3; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-2; LK; SN; UP-1; CNS-1; CP-1; WC-1)
  • Albert Nemetz, Army (AP-1; FWAA-2; INS-2; NEA-1; UP-2; YA; NYS; CNS-2)
  • Tom Hughes, Purdue (LK; FWAA-2; UP-2; CP-2; OF-1; CNS-2; NL)
  • Thomas Dean, Southern Methodist Univ. (AP-2; YA)
  • Mike Castronis, Georgia (INS-1)
  • Jim Kekeris, Missouri (AP-2; CP-2)
  • Clarence Esser, Wisconsin (AP-3)
  • Buster McClure, Nevada (CP-3)
  • Monte Moncrief, Texas A&M (CP-3)

Guards

  • Warren Amling, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; LK; SN; UP-1; CNS-1; CP-1; NL; NYS; OF-1; WC-1)
  • John Green, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; SN; UP-1; CNS-1; NYS; OF-1; WC-1)
  • Al Sparlis, UCLA (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; INS-2; LK; CNS-2; CP-1)
  • John Mastrangelo, Notre Dame (AP-2; FWAA-2; INS-1; UP-2; YA; CNS-2; CP-2)
  • James Carrington, Navy (FWAA-2; INS-2; UP-2)
  • Joseph Dickinson, Penn (AP-2; CP-2)
  • Jim Lecture, Northwestern (AP-3; CP-3)
  • John Green, Army (CP-3; NEA-1; YA)
  • Arthur Gerometta, Army (NEA-1)
  • Hills, Georgia Tech (NL)

Centers

  • Vaughn Mancha, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; SN; UP-1; YA; CNS-1; CP-1; NYS; OF-1)
  • Dick Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-2; FWAA-2; INS-2; LK; UP-2; CNS-2; CP-2; NL; WC-1)
  • Ralph Jenkins, Clemson (AP-3)
  • Harold Watts, Michigan (CP-3)
  • Herschel Fuson, Army (NEA-1)

Quarterbacks

  • Harry Gilmer, Alabama (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; COL-1; INS-2; LK; UP-2; FWAA-2; SN; UP-2; CNS-1; CP-2; NL; NYS; OF-1 [qb])
  • Frank Dancewicz, Notre Dame (AP-2; FWAA-2; UP-2; CNS-2; CP-1)
  • Arnold Tucker, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (CP-3; INS-2; NEA-1)
  • Gene Rossides, Columbia (CP-3)

Halfbacks

  • Glenn Davis, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; LK; NEA-1; SN; UP-1; YA; CNS-1; CP-1; NL; NYS; OF-1; WC-1)
  • Herman Wedemeyer, St. Mary's (Calif.) (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; LK; SN; UP-1; CNS-1; CP-1; NL; OF-1; WC-1)
  • Bob Fenimore, Oklahoma State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; SN; UP-1; CP-2; CNS-2; WC-1)
  • Jake Leicht, Oregon (YA; NYS)
  • George Taliaferro, Indiana (AP-3; INS-2; CP-3; CNS-2)
  • Clyde Scott, Navy (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3; UP-2)
  • Stan Kozlowski, Holy Cross (AP-3; CP-2)
  • Robert Evans, Penn (AP-3)
  • Thomas McWilliam, Army (NEA-1)

Fullbacks

  • Doc Blanchard, Army (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AFCA; AP-1; COL-1; FWAA-1; INS-1; LK; NEA-1; SN; UP-1; YA; CNS-1; CP-1; NL; NYS; OF-1; WC-1)
  • Pete Pihos, Indiana (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AP-2; FWAA-2; UP-2; CNS-2; CP-2; YA)
  • Ollie Cline, Ohio State (AP-2; FWAA-2)
  • Walt Schlinkman, Texas Tech (INS-2)
  • Ed Cody, Purdue (CP-3)

Key

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

Official selectors

Other selectors

  • CNS = Consensus All-American team picked based on assigning points to players selected as All-Americans by Oscar Fraley, Christy Walsh, United Press, Look, New York Sun, New York News, International News, Associated Press, Sporting News, and Collier's-Rice[8]
  • CP = Central Press Association, selected for the 15th straight year with the aid of the captains of the leading college teams[12]
  • NL = Navy Log[13]
  • NYS = New York Sun[8]
  • OF = Oscar Fraley, United Press sports writer[14]
  • WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation[15]
  • YA = Yank, the Army Weekly, based on a poll of 25 of the country's most widely known college football coaches[16]

References

  1. The NCAA does not recognize Gilmer, or any other quarterback, as a consensus All-American for 1945.
  2. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1200. ISBN 1401337031. 
  4. "Here's AP All-America". Abilene Reporter-News. 1945-12-11. 
  5. "Army Dominates Colliers' 'All' Team". Dunkirk Evening Observer. 1945-12-07. 
  6. "Blanchard Top Man in Critics' Poll". Los Angeles Times. 1945-12-18. 
  7. Lawton Carver (1945-12-02). "Warren Amling On INS '45 All-American Football Team". Lima News. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Army Wins 4 Posts On Consensus All-America Team". Ogden Standard-Examiner. 1945-12-23. 
  9. "Army's All Star Team is All American For NEA". Chester Times. 1945-11-27. 
  10. "Wedemeyer Also Makes Sporting News Eleven". Oakland Tribune. 1945-12-05. 
  11. Leo H. Peterson (1945-12-05). "Wedemeyer on United Press All-American". Oakland Tribune. 
  12. Walter Johns (1945-12-05). "Army Given Three Places on Captains' All-American". The Wisconsin State Journal. 
  13. "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. 
  14. Oscar Fraley (1945-11-07). "Today's Sports Parade". Middlesboro Daily News. 
  15. "Walter Camp Football Foundation". 
  16. "Yank Magazine Has All-American Team". Morning Herald (Hagerstown, MD). 1945-12-21.