1913 College Football All-Southern Team

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The 1913 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1913 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.

The Auburn Tigers won the SIAA.

Composite eleven[edit]

Big Thigpen of Auburn was a unanimous selection.

The composite All-Southern eleven formed by the selection of 18 sporting writers culled by the Atlanta Constitution included:

  • Enoch Brown, end and captain for Vanderbilt, unanimous selection. Known as "Nuck," he was also a Rhodes Scholar.[1]
  • Tom Brown, tackle for Vanderbilt, unanimous selection. He played professional football with the Toledo Maroons and was later a prominent physician of Toledo. "He had no peers in his orthopedic ability and contributed greatly to Toledo medicine."[2]
  • Red Harris, fullback for Auburn. One writer describes his featured role in the offense: "Coach Donahue loved the fullback dive and would run the play over and over again before sending the elusive Newell wide on a sweep."[3]
  • R. N. MacCallum, guard for Sewanee. MacCallum was later a reverend serving several parishes.
  • Bob McWhorter, halfback for Georgia. He was the school's first All-American, 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 later had a lengthy law career.
  • Kirk Newell, halfback and captain for Auburn. Newell gained 1,707 yards that year, 46% of the team's entire offensive output;[6] and 5,800 yards rushing, 350 yards receiving, and 1,200 yards on punt returns for his career.[7]
  • David Paddock, quarterback for Georgia. He is the only player in school history to have a petition circulated by the student body requesting that he play for the Bulldogs.[8]
  • Boozer Pitts, center for Auburn. He later coached and was once professor of mathematics at Auburn.
  • Robbie Robinson, end for Auburn. Robinson is selected at the end position for several all-time Auburn teams.[9]
  • Big Thigpen, guard for Auburn, unanimous selection. The Atlanta Constitution claimed he "rated as good as, if not better than, any guard in the south."[10]
  • Paul Turner, tackle for Georgia. His defensive work in the rivalry game against Georgia Tech was cited as helping the Bulldogs on the way to a 14–0 victory.[11]

Composite overview[edit]

Enoch Brown, Tom Brown, and Big Thigpen were unanimous selections.

Name Position School First-team selections
Enoch Brown End Vanderbilt 18
Tom Brown Tackle Vanderbilt 18
Big Thigpen Guard Auburn 18
Bob McWhorter Halfback Georgia 17
Kirk Newell Halfback Auburn 16
Boozer Pitts Center Auburn 14
David Paddock Quarterback Georgia 13
Robbie Robinson End Auburn 11
Red Harris Halfback Auburn 9
Ammie Sikes Fullback Vanderbilt 9
Paul Turner Tackle Georgia 7
Tom Dutton Tackle/Guard LSU 7
Hugh Morgan Center Vanderbilt 7
Red Rainey Halfback Tennessee 6
R. N. MacCallum Guard Sewanee 5
Shorty Schilletter Tackle Clemson 4
Hargrove Van de Graaff End Alabama 3
Frank W. Lockwood Guard Auburn 3
Lee Tolley Quarterback Sewanee 3
Lou Louisell Tackle Auburn 2
John G. Henderson Tackle Georgia 2
Goat Carroll End Tennessee 2
Adrian Van de Graaff Halfback Alabama 2
W. K. McClure End Tennessee 1
Big Parker End Sewanee 1
Hugh Conklin End Georgia 1
Kirby Malone Tackle Georgia 1
Farmer Kelly Tackle Tennessee 1
E. B. Means Guard Georgia Tech 1
Sam Hayley Guard Tennessee 1
Carl Woodward Guard Tulane 1
Arthur Delaperriere Center Georgia 1
Alf Reid Fullback LSU 1

All-Southerns of 1913[edit]


Enoch Brown of Vanderbilt.


Tom Brown
R. N. MacCallum of Sewanee.



  • Boozer Pitts, Auburn (C, ZC-1 [as g], SP-1, BC, D-1, AP, AR)
  • Hugh Morgan, Vanderbilt (C, ZC-1, WL)
  • Arthur Delaperriere, Georgia (C)
  • Al Loeb, Georgia Tech (ZC-2, AR)
  • Emmett Putnam, Vanderbilt (SP-2, D-2)



Kirk Newell of Auburn.



Bold = Composite selection

† = Unanimous selection

C = received votes for a composite All-Southern eleven compiled from 18 sports writers by the Atlanta Constitution.[12]

ZC = compiled from sports writers, coaches, and others by Z. G. Clevenger, coach at University of Tennessee[13] The coaches involved in the compilation were Clevenger of Tenn, Cunningham of Georgia, Graves of Alabama, Major of Clemson, Hardage of Mercer; McGugin of Vanderbilt, Cope of Sewanee, and Heisman of Tech. McWhorter and Rainey tied in votes, as many moved McWhorter to fullback to make room for him.

SP = posted by coach Bill Cunningham of the University of Georgia, combining selections of sports writers and coaches in the South.[14]

BC = the personal selection of coach Cunningham of Georgia.[15]

D = selected by Mike Donahue, coach at Auburn University.[13] It had a first and second team.

AP = posted by the Associated Press.[16]

WL = W. A. Lambeth of the University of Virginia.[17]

AR = member of a Southern all star team which played against the Seventeenth Infantry of Army at West Point.[18] It featured stars of previous seasons as well.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henry Jay Case. "Vanderbilt–A University of the New South". Outing. 64: 327. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Google books.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "In Memoriam, Dr. Thomas H. Brown". The Toledo Rotary Spoke. September 15, 1972. 
  3. ^ "100 Year Anniversary: The Top 10 Players on Auburn's 1913 National Championship Team". June 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Patrick Garbin. "Bob McWhorter: "Everybody's All-American"". p. 6. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  6. ^ Henderson, Jeremy (August 21, 2013). "Football rankings guru Richard Billingsley says Auburn should claim century-old crown: 'My national championship for Auburn in 1913 is a very valid national championship'". 
  7. ^ Kelly Kazek (2011). Hidden History of Auburn. The History Press. pp. 58–61. 
  8. ^ "Georgia All-Americans". 
  9. ^ Gasper Green (January 10, 1933). "Gridiron Gasps". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Two Auburn Football Stars". Atlanta Constitution. November 5, 1913. 
  11. ^ Patrick Garbin. About Them Dawgs!: Georgia Football's Memorable Teams and Players. p. 22. 
  12. ^ "Composite All-Southern Eleven Chosen By Eighteen Dopesters". Atlanta Constitution. December 2, 1913. p. 8. Retrieved March 3, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  13. ^ a b "Constitution's All-Southern Picked By Coach Donahue of Champion Auburn Team" (PDF). Atlanta Constitution. November 30, 1913. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ Spalding's Football Guide. 1914. 
  15. ^ "Cunningham's All-Southern Team". Athens Banner. November 30, 1913. 
  16. ^ Associated Press. "1913 Season Most Profitable In History Southern Football". The Tennesseean. p. 10. Retrieved September 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  17. ^ W. A. Lambeth (August 3, 1914). "Hilltop Is Accorded Premier Position By Lambeth In Football". The Washington Times. Retrieved May 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  18. ^ "Star Individual Players Against Well Coached Team; Which Will Win Saturday". Atlanta Constitution. December 3, 1913. p. 10. Retrieved March 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read