1897 College Football All-America Team

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The 1897 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1897 college football season, as selected by Walter Camp for Harper's Weekly. Caspar Whitney had selected the Harper's Weekly All-American Team from 1891 to 1896, but Whitney was on a world's sports tour during the 1897 season, and Camp therefore substituted for Whitney.

All-American selections for 1897[edit]

Garrett Cochran of Princeton.



  • Garrett Cochran, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • John A. Hall, Yale (WC-1; OUT-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Sam Boyle, Penn (WC-2; OUT-1; LES-1)
  • William McKeever, Cornell (WC-2)
  • John Babcock Moulton, Harvard (WC-3; NYS-1)
  • Lyndon S. Tracy, Cornell (WC-3)
  • Norman Cabot, Harvard (NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Craig, Princeton (NYS-2)
  • Josiah J. Hazen, Yale (OUT-2)


John H. Outland of Penn.





  • Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-1; LES-2)
  • Addison Kelly, Princeton (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Dave Fultz, Brown (WC-2; OUT-2; NYS-1; LES-1)
  • William F. Nesbitt, Army (WC-2)
  • William Bannard, Princeton (WC-3; NYS-2)
  • George B. Walbridge, Lafayette (WC-3)
  • Charles T. Dudley, Yale (OUT-2; NYS-2)


  • John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; OUT-1; NYS-2; LES-1)
  • Malcolm McBride, Yale (WC-2; NYS-2; LES-2)
  • Powell Wheeler, Princeton (WC-3; LES-1)
  • Edward G. Bray, Lafayette (OUT-2)


  1. ^ "Camp's Champion Eleven: Chamberlin, Brown, De Saulles and Hall of Yale All-American Leaders". New Haven Evening Register. 1897-12-08. 
  2. ^ "A Brief Review of the Football Season" (PDF). The Outing Magazine. Jan 1898. 
  3. ^ "An Arduous Task: The Choosing of an All American Representative Football Team". Evening News. Lincoln, Nebraska. 1897-12-15 – via reprinted from New York Sun. 
  4. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001. 
  5. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Yale Revives Early Work Preliminary Practice, Discarded Early in October, Again in Evidence". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1898-11-08.