1917 All-Western college football team

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The 1917 All-Western college football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Western teams chosen by various selectors for the 1917 college football season.

All-Western selections[edit]

Ends[edit]

  • Charles Bolen, Ohio State (FM, HP, LA, LGS, PD)
  • W. M. Kelley, Wisconsin (FM, GWA, LA, LGS, PD)
  • Charles Laun, Iowa (GWA)
  • Alan Boyd, Michigan (HP)
  • John Rasmussen, Camp Grant / Nebraska (REAL)
  • Gardiner, Camp Custer / Carlisle Indian (REAL)

Tackles[edit]

  • George Hauser, Minnesota (FM, HB, GWA, LA, LGS, PD)
  • Harold J. Courtney, Ohio State (LA, LGS, PD [guard])
  • Dave Philbin, Notre Dame (GWA)
  • Ernest Hubka, Nebraska (HP)
  • Blacklock, Great Lakes Naval Training Station / Michigan (REAL)
  • Ward, Camp Custer (REAL)

Guards[edit]

  • Charles Higgins, Chicago (FM, GWA, LA, PD)
  • Elmert T. Rundquist, Illinois (FM [tackle], LA, LGS)
  • C. L. Eklund, Minnesota (GWA, LGS, PD [tackle])
  • John Ulrich, Northwestern (FM)
  • Tillie Voss, Detroit (HP)
  • Joseph Hanish, Michigan (HP)
  • Whiting, Camp Grant - Chicago (REAL)
  • Robins, Great Lakes Naval Training Station / Springfield Normal (REAL)

Centers[edit]

  • Frank Rydzewski, Notre Dame (FM, GWA, LA, LGS, PD)
  • Frank Culver, Michigan (HP)
  • Pottinger, Great Lakes Naval Training Station - Wisconsin (REAL)

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Archie Weston, Michigan (FM, LA [halfback], LGS)
  • Eber Simpson, Wisconsin (LA, PD)
  • Howard Yerges, Sr., Ohio State (GWA)
  • Costello, Camp Custer / Georgetown (REAL)

Halfbacks[edit]

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Bob Koehler, Northwestern (FM, GWA, LA, LGS)
  • Forrest Strome, Kalamazoo (HP)
  • Cedric C. Smith, Great Lakes Naval Training Station / Michigan (REAL)

Key[edit]

Bold = consensus choice by a majority of the selectors

FM = Frank G. Menke, sporting editor of Newspaper Feature Service[1]

GWA = G. W. Axelson in Chicago Herald[1]

HP = Howard Pearson in Detroit Journal[1]

LA = Leonard Adams, football editor Chicago Journal[1]

LGS = Lambert G. Sullivan, football editor of Chicago Daily News[1]

PD = Paddy Driscoll in Chicago Examiner[1]

REAL = The Real All-Western Eleven (by Lambert G. Sullivan, football editor Chicago Daily News)[1]

CFHOF = College Football Hall of Fame

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Walter Camp, ed. (1918). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1918. American Sports Publishing Company. pp. 16–17.