1916 College Football All-America Team

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The 1916 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1916 college football season. The only selectors for the 1916 season who have been recognized as "official" by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) are Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly, the International News Service (INS), a newswire founded by William Randolph Hearst, and the Frank Menke Syndicate.[1]

Although not recognized by the NCAA, many other sports writers, newspapers, and coaches selected All-America teams in 1916. They include the United Press, Walter Eckersall (for the Chicago Daily Tribune), Paul Purman, Fielding H. Yost, and the Boston Post.

All-Americans of 1916[edit]


James P. Herron of Pitt.


Stemer Horning of Colgate.
  • Belford West, Colgate (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1; WE-1; PP-2; LP-1; BP-1)
  • Steamer Horning, Colgate (WC-1; WE-2; MS)
  • William Lippard McLean, Princeton (MON-1; FY-1; BP-1)
  • Artemus Gates, Yale (WC-2; UP-2; INS-2)
  • DeVitalis, Brown (UP-1; PP-1)
  • George Hauser, Minnesota (INS-1)
  • Mark Farnum, Brown (INS-2; MON-1)
  • Fred Becker, Iowa (WE-1)
  • Louis Seagrave, Washington (WC-3 [g]; PP-1)
  • Fred Gillies, Cornell (FY-1)
  • Bob Karch, Ohio State (FM)
  • Walter Herber Wheeler, Harvard (UP-2; LP-1; FY-2)
  • Clarence Ward, Navy (WC-2)
  • Earl Beacham, Tufts (PP-2)
  • Lewis Little, Penn (FY-2)
  • Frank Mayer, Minnesota (WE-2)
  • John Beckett, Oregon (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3)
  • Bob Ignico, Washington & Lee (WC-3)


  • Clinton Black, Yale (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1; WE-1; MON-1; PP-1; LP-1; FY-1; BP-1; MS)
  • Harrie Dadmun, Harvard (WC-1; UP-2; INS-2; WE-1; FY-1)
  • Frank T. Hogg, Princeton (WC-2; PP-1; MS)
  • Lawrence Fox, Yale (UP-1)
  • Claude E. Thornhill, Pitt (INS-1)
  • Charles Henning, Penn (FY-2; BP-1)
  • Christopher Schlachter, Syracuse (MON-1)
  • Charlie Bachman, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; LP-1)
  • Robert Lee Nourse, Princeton (WE-2; PP-2)
  • Sinclair, Minnesota (PP-2)[2]
  • Monroe Good, Colgate (UP-2)
  • Mason Barton, Colgate (INS-2)
  • Arnold McInerney, Notre Dame (WE-2)
  • Budge Garrett, Rutgers (WC-3)


Bob Peck and coach Pop Warner.
  • Bob Peck, Pittsburgh (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1; WE-1; MON-1; PP-1; BP-1; MS)
  • John McEwan, Army (WC-2; UP-2; INS-2; WE-2; PP-2)
  • Alfred Gennert, Princeton (LP-1; FY-1)
  • Fred Becker, Iowa (FY-2)
  • Pup Phillips, Georgia Tech (WC-3)



  • Chic Harley, Ohio State (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; UP-1; INS-1; WE-1; PP-1; FY-1; BP-1)
  • Fritz Pollard, Brown (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; UP-2; INS-2; WE-2; MON-1; PP-2; LP-1; BP-1; MS)
  • Andy Hastings, Pittsburgh (UP-1; INS-1)
  • Eddie Casey, Harvard (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; WE-2; PP-1; FY-2)
  • Everett Strupper, Georgia Tech (College Football Hall of Fame) (PP-1 [e])
  • John Maulbetsch, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (FY-1)
  • Harry LeGore, Yale (WC-2; INS-2; WE-2 [fb]; PP-2; LP-1 [fb]; FY-2)
  • Claire Long, Minnesota (FM)
  • Paddy Driscoll, Northwestern (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (WC-3; UP-2)
  • Johnny Gilroy, Georgetown (WC-3)


Elmer Oliphant.


NCAA recognized selectors for 1916

Other selectors

Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Photograph of Sinclair from Library of Congress
  3. ^ "Three Colgate Men Picked By Camp for All-American Team". The Syracuse Herald. 1916-12-26. 
  4. ^ Jack Velock, INS sports editor (1916-12-04). "Have Hard Job Selecting All-American Team". Lima Times Democrat. 
  5. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1152
  6. ^ H.C. Hamilton (1916-12-03). "West Men on United Press All-American". Des Moines Daily News. 
  7. ^ "Four Westerners On All-American: 1916 Selection Made by W. Eckersall". Daily Review. Decatur, IL. 1916-12-11. 
  8. ^ Monty (1916-11-25). "All American is Selected by Monty: Talent Stands Out". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  9. ^ Paul Purman (1916-12-02). "The News' Own All-American 1916 Football Team". Des Moines Daily News. 
  10. ^ "Lawrence Perry Picks All Stars". The Day. December 7, 1916. 
  11. ^ "Yost's 1916 All American". Mansfield News. 1916-12-27. 
  12. ^ "Here's All-American Eleven for 1916". The Times. Hammond, IN. 1916-12-05.