1919 College Football All-Southern Team

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Josh Cody of Vanderbilt was a near unanimous selection.

The 1919 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1919 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.

Auburn won the SIAA championship. Even though Centre went undefeated, there were questions over professionalism.

Composite eleven[edit]

Buck Flowers of Georgia Tech.
Bo McMillin of Centre College.

The composite eleven posted by H. J. Stegeman, coach at the University of Georgia, for Spalding's Football Guide included:

  • Alf Adams, end for Vanderbilt, also a basketball star and later an attorney.
  • Pete Bonner, guard for Auburn, selected for various all-time Auburn teams.
  • Josh Cody, tackle for Vanderbilt, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970, only three-time All-American in Vanderbilt football history. He was selected for the Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[1] Third-team Camp All-American. Later a prominent football coach at many institutions.
  • Bum Day, center for Georgia, in 1918 as a player for Georgia Tech was the first Southern player selected first-team All-American by Walter Camp.
  • Bill Fincher, end/tackle for Georgia Tech, a unanimous selection and this year the third Southern player selected first-team All-American by Walter Camp, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1974. He also kicked.
  • Buck Flowers, halfback for Georgia Tech, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. He was selected for the Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era,[1] he also kicked.
  • Judy Harlan, fullback for Georgia Tech, came into his own upon returning to Tech for the 1919 season,[2] "the line plunger almost unfailingly good for "must" yardage to keep a drive rolling."[2]
  • Mullie Lenoir, halfback for Alabama, later coach of the Bluefield Rams.
  • Bo McMillin, quarterback for Centre, the second Southern player selected first-team All-American by Walter Camp, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
  • Artie Pew, tackle for Georgia, member of teams which over two years (1920 and 1921) did not lose to a single southern opponent. He also kicked. Pew was also a basketball player.
  • Fatty Warren, guard for Auburn. He also kicked.

All-Southerns of 1919[edit]

Ends[edit]

Bill Fincher of Georgia Tech.

Tackles[edit]

Pete Bonner of Auburn.
  • Josh Cody, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (S, NYS, H, CR, MB, NT-1, JLR, ST, D, WGF, ZN, LR, FA, BR, MJ, BD)
  • Pete Bonner, Auburn (S, H, MB, NT-1, JLR, ST, D, WGF, ZN, FA, MJ, CR [as g], LR [as g], BR [as g])
  • Artie Pew, Georgia (S [as g], X)
  • Sully Montgomery, Centre (NYS, CR, BD [as g])
  • Turner Bethel, Washington and Lee (LR, BR)
  • Babe Carpenter, Mississippi A & M (NT-2, X)
  • Bill James, Centre (BD)

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

Bum Day of Georgia while at Georgia Tech.

Quarterbacks[edit]

Halfbacks[edit]

Mullie Lenoir

Fullbacks[edit]

  • Judy Harlan, Georgia Tech (S, H, MB, JLR, D, LR, FA, BR, X, MJ, BD [as hb])
  • Red Roberts, Centre (NYS, CR, ZN, BD)
  • Russell, Mississippi A&M (NT-2)

Key[edit]

Bold = Composite selection

* = Consensus All-American

S = composite eleven posted by H. J. Stegeman, coach at University of Georgia, for Spalding's Football Guide.[3]

NYS = All-SIAA consensus of various Southern newspapers, published in the New York Sun.[3]

CR = selected by Charles A. Reinhart, sporting editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal.[3]

H = selected by John Heisman, coach at the Georgia Institute of Technology.[3]

MB = selected by Morgan Blake, sporting editor Atlanta Journal.[3]

NT = selected by the writers of the Nashville Tennessean.[4]

JLR = selected by J. L. Ray, sporting editor for the Tennessean.[3]

ST = selected by Stuart Towe, of the Knoxville Journal and Tribune.[3]

D = selected by Mike Donahue, coach at Auburn University.[3]

WGF = selected by W. G. Foster, sporting editor for the Chattanooga Times.[3]

ZN = selected by Zipp Newman of the Birmingham News.[3]

LR = selected by Les Raislinas of the Atlanta Constitution.[3]

FA = selected by Frank Anderson, coach at Oglethorpe University.[3]

BR = selected by Bill Raftery, coach at Washington and Lee University.[3]

X = selected by Xen C. Scott, coach at University of Alabama.[3]

MJ = selected by the Montgomery Journal.[3]

BD = selected by Bruce Dudley, sporting editor of the Louisville Herald.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  2. ^ a b Lynn Hogan (1973). "They Walked Away Into Legend..." Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. 51 (4): 15–19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "All-Southern Elevens". Spalding Football Guide. 1920. pp. 41, 69; 27, 67. 
  4. ^ Fenner Heathcock (November 30, 1919). "All-Southern Eleven No Easy Job This Year". The Tennessean. p. 35. Retrieved September 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read