1911 College Football All-Southern Team

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The 1911 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1911 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Ray Morrison and Harry Costello were selected for Outing magazine's "Football Honor List for 1911" selected by coaches from the East and West. Vanderbilt won the SIAA championship.

Consensus eleven[edit]

John Heisman's All-Southern eleven included:

  • Rube Barker, tackle for Mississippi. Later, he was a practicing physician in Oakland, Illinois.[1]
  • John E. Davis, fullback for Auburn. He was later a notable architect in Birmingham.
  • Ewing Y. Freeland, tackle for Vanderbilt, known as "Big 'un," later coached at various institutions in Texas.
  • Roy Goree, end for Georgia Tech. Both his sons also played for Tech.[2]
  • Lewie Hardage, halfback for Vanderbilt. Edwin Pope's Football's Greatest Coaches reads "A lightning-swift backfield of Lew Hardage, Wilson Collins, Ammie Sikes, and Ray Morrison pushed Vandy through 1911 with only a 9-8 loss to Michigan." The Atlanta Constitution voted it the best backfield in the South.[3]
  • Bob McWhorter, halfback for Georgia.He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. Sportswriter Dick Jemison said "When you mention football to an Athens fan its definition is Bob McWhorter, and vice-versa."[4] He was selected for the Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[5] McWhorter went on to have a lengthy law career.
  • Will Metzger, guard for Vanderbilt, known as "Frog," selected for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[5]
  • Hugh Morgan, center for Vanderbilt. Later, he was a world-renowned internist and medical professor.
  • Ray Morrison, quarterback for Vanderbilt, selected as the quarterback and kick returner for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[5] He was later a coach at various institutions including SMU and Vanderbilt after McGugin. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.
  • David Peacock, guard for Georgia. An Athens newspaper said he was "probably the most aggressive lineman in the South."[6]
  • By Walton, end for Mississippi. He coached basketball at Ole Miss next year.

All-Southerns of 1911[edit]

Ends[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Ewing Y. Freeland

Guards[edit]

Will Metzger

Centers[edit]

Hugh Morgan

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Ray Morrison†, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (H-1, DJ, NS-1, BS-1, NT)
  • W. J. Williams, Mississippi A & M (H-2 [as hb], NS-2)
  • Kid Woodruff, Georgia (H-2, BS-2)
John E. Davis

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

Key[edit]

Bold = consensus choice by a majority of the selectors

† = Unanimous selection

H = selected by John Heisman.[7] He had a first and second team.

DJ = selected by Dick Jemison in the Atlanta Constitution.[8]

NS = selected by Nathan Stauffer of Collier's Weekly. He had a first and second team.[9][10][11]

BS = selected by Bill Streit, assistant coach at Auburn University. He had a first and second team.[12]

NT = selected by Spick Hall in the Nashville Tennessean.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence Wells (1980). Ole Miss Football. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "Brotherly Acts". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. November 5, 1936. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Charles Weatherby. "Wilson Collins". The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series: 13. 
  4. ^ Patrick Garbin. "Bob McWhorter: "Everybody's All-American"". p. 6. 
  5. ^ a b c "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  6. ^ "Peacock". Weekly Banner. December 8, 1911. p. 2. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Digital Library of Georgia.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Heisman Picks 5 Commodores On His All-Southern Eleven". Atlanta Constitution. December 3, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 10, 2015.  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ Dick Jemison (November 21, 1911). "By Way of the Pigskin". Atlanta Constitution. Retrieved March 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ Spalding's Football Guide. 1911. pp. 35, 65. 
  10. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Stauffer's Pick; Southern Football". Times-Picayune. December 28, 1911. 
  11. ^ Nathan Stauffer. "The All-Southern Football Team of 1911". Collier's Weekly. 48: 197. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Google books.  open access publication – free to read
  12. ^ "All-Southern Elevens Picked By Bill Streit". The State. Columbia, South Carolina. December 3, 1911. 
  13. ^ "All-Southern Football Team 1911 Is Chosen". The Tennessean. December 3, 1911. p. 49. Retrieved September 20, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read