1916 All-Western Conference football team

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The 1916 All-Western Conference football team consists of American football players selected to the all-conference team for the Western Conference, later known as the Big Ten Conference, as chosen by various selectors for the 1916 college football season.

All-Western Conference selections[edit]



  • Jackson, Chicago (WE-1)
  • Frank A. R. Mayer, Minnesota (WE-1)
  • George Hauser, Minnesota (AX-1)
  • Elmer T. Rundquist, Illinois (WE-2)
  • Reding Putnam, Northwestern (WE-2)


  • Ray Eklund, Minnesota (WE-1; IV-1)
  • Leonard L. Charpier, Illinois (WE-1)
  • M. J. Proud, Purdue (AX-1)
  • Gilbert S. Sinclair, Minnesota (AX-1)
  • Eldon J. Smith, Northwestern (IV-1)
  • Higgins, Chicago (WE-2)



  • Bart Macomber, Illinois (WE-1; AX-1; IV-1)
  • Claire Long, Minnesota (WE-2; AX-2; IV-2)


  • Chic Harley, Ohio State (WE-1; AX-1; IV-1)
  • Paddy Driscoll, Northwestern (WE-1; AX-1; IV-1)
  • Eber Simpson, Wisconsin (AX-2; IV-2)
  • Archie Erehart, Indiana (WE-2; AX-2)
  • John Davis, Iowa (WE-2)
  • Joseph M. Sprafka, Minnesota (IV-2)



WE = Walter Eckersall in the Chicago Tribune[1]

AX = G. W. Axelson in the Chicago Herald[1]

IV = Irving Vaughn in the Chicago Examiner[1]

Bold = consensus choice by a majority of the selectors

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Trio of All-Conference Selections". Pittsburgh Daily Post. November 29, 1916. p. 10.