1907 College Football All-America Team

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The 1907 College Football All-America team is composed of various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams included Collier's Weekly selected by Walter Camp.

All-Americans of 1907[edit]


Albert Exendine of Carlisle.




Germany Schulz is credited with inventing the spiral snap and the linebacker position.



Ted Coy of Yale.


  • Ted Coy, Yale (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; CW-1 [hb]; NYH; NYP; FY-1; CF, CR, AFR)
  • Jim McCormick, Princeton (WC-1; CW-2; NYT; NYW)
  • Peter Hauser, Carlisle (WC-3 [hb]; CW-1; NYH [hb])
  • Bill Hollenback, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; CW-2)


NCAA recognized selectors for 1907

Other selectors

  • NYH = New York Herald[5]
  • NYT = New York Tribune[5]
  • NYW = New York World (Robert Edgren)[5]
  • NYP = New York Press[5]
  • FY = Fielding H. Yost, football coach of the University of Michigan, for the North American Press Syndicate.[6]
  • CF = Carl Flanders[5]
  • CR = Constant Reader[5]
  • AFR = Abilene Semi Weekly Farm Reporter.[7] "selected not according to their weight, but their conception of the new game"

Bold = Consensus All-American[8]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Referred to as "Tootsie" Douglass by the Atlanta Constitution, Dec. 6, 1907, article titled "All-Star Place for Douglass: Tennessee Boy Picked as One of Country's Greatest Backs"
  2. ^ "Camp Selects His All American Team". Trenton Evening Times. December 27, 1903.
  3. ^ "Whitney Picks Out the Champ Eleven: All-American Eleven Taken from the East". La Crosse Tribune. December 26, 1907.
  4. ^ "Casper Whitney Shuns the West: Eleven Eastern Players Picked for All-American Eleven". Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. December 26, 1907.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "All-America Elevens Picked: Difference of Opinion by Experts; Biglow of Yale General Choice for Captain". The Hartford Courant. December 9, 1907. p. 14.
  6. ^ "COACH YOST AND HIS TEAM". Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. December 2, 1907. ("Of all the football men in America, none has attained greater prominence than Fielding H. Yost, who has coached the University of Michigan for six years. Yost's football vision is broad. His football judgment is superior. His football pre-eminence is generally accepted. It is thus a matter of considerable football moment when Mr. Yost breaks his previous precedence and names an all-American football team. This he has done for the North American Press Syndicate.")
  7. ^ "Outlook Is Blue". Abilene Semi Weekly Farm Reporter. November 23, 1907. p. 2. Retrieved March 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.