1903 All-Western college football team

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The 1903 All-Western college football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Western teams chosen by various selectors for the 1903 Western Conference football season.

All-Western selections[edit]


  • Curtis Redden, Michigan (BMA, BM-2, CIO-1, CRH, CT, FL-1, MJ-1, WC)
  • Allen Abbott, Wisconsin (BMA, BM-1, CIO-1, CRH, CT, FL-2)
  • Eddie Rogers, Minnesota (BMA, BM-1, CIO-2, FL-1, MJ-1, WC)
  • James Irving Bush, Wisconsin (BM-2, MJ-2)
  • Frank Longman, Michigan (MJ-2)
  • Frederick A. Speik, Chicago (CIO-2, FL-2)


  • Joe Maddock, Michigan (BMA, BM-1, CIO-1, CRH, CT, FL-1, MJ-1, WC)
  • Fred Schacht, Minnesota (BMA, BM-1, CIO-1, CRH, CT, FL-1, MJ-1, WC)
  • Joe Curtis, Michigan (CIO-2, FL-2, MJ-2)
  • Harry I. Allen, Northwestern (BM-2, MJ-2)
  • Tiny Maxwell, Chicago (CIO-2)
  • Thomas S. Hammond, Michigan (BM-2)
  • Henry H. Kafir, Northwestern (FL-2)


  • Robert Philips, Northwestern (BMA, CIO-1, CRH, FL-2, WC)
  • Wilson Berthke, Wisconsin (BMA, BM-1, CIO-2, FL-1, MJ-1, WC)
  • Walton Willard Thorp, Minnesota (BM-1, CIO-2, CT, MJ-1)
  • Claude Rothgeb, Illinois (BMA, CIO-1, FL-1, MJ-2)
  • Henry Schulte, Michigan (CT)
  • Charles A. Fairweather, Illinois (CRH, FL-2)
  • John B. Warren, Minnesota (BM-2, MJ-2)
  • Pat Beacom, Notre Dame (BM-2)


  • Moses Land Strathern, Minnesota (BMA, BM-1, CIO-1, CRH, FL-1, MJ-1, WC)
  • George W. Gregory, Michigan (BM-2, CIO-2, CT, FL-2, MJ-2)



  • Willie Heston, Michigan (BMA, BM-1, CIO-1, CRH, CT, FL-1 [fullback], MJ-1, WC) (CFHOF)
  • James B. Irsfield, Minnesota (BMA, CIO-2, CT, FL-1, MJ-2, WC)
  • E. J. Vanderboom, Wisconsin (BM-1, FL-2, MJ-1)
  • George Edward Schnur, Chicago (CIO-1, FL-1)
  • Herb Graver, Michigan (CRH)
  • Walter G. Diener, Illinois (BM-2, MJ-2)
  • Zora G. Clevenger, Indiana (CIO-2) (CFHOF)
  • Otto Nelson Davies, Minnesota (BM-2)


  • Louis J. Salmon, Notre Dame (BMA, BM-1, CIO-1, CT, MJ-1, WC) (CFHOF)
  • Catlin, Chicago (CIO-2, CRH, FL-2 [halfback], MJ-2)
  • Earl Current, Minnesota (BM-2)
  • Chauncey Colton, Northwestern (FL-2)


BMA = Billy Mac, a team selected by aggregating the choices made by ten critics in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit[1]

BM = Billy Mac in The St. Paul Globe[2]

CIO = Chicago Inter-Ocean[3]

CRH = Chicago Record-Herald[3]

CT = Chicago Tribune[3]

FL = Fred Lowenthal, former star football player at University of Illinois[4]

MJ = The Minneapolis Journal[5]

WC = Walter Camp[6]

CFHOF = College Football Hall of Fame

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Billy Mac (December 1, 1903). "All-Western Team Picked By Critics". The St. Paul Globe. p. 5.
  2. ^ Billy Mac (November 29, 1903). "Five Gophers On All-Western Team". The St. Paul Globe. p. 15.
  3. ^ a b c "Schacht Picked By All Chicago Papers". The Saint Paul Globe. November 30, 1903. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Lowenthal Picks An All-Western Eleven". The St. Paul Globe. November 29, 1903. p. 14.
  5. ^ "All-Western Team". The Minneapolis Journal. November 28, 1903. p. 8.
  6. ^ "Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1904". American Sports Publishing Company. 1904. p. 33.