1926 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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The 1926 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Big Ten Conference teams chosen by various selectors for the 1926 Big Ten Conference football season. Herb Joesting and Bennie Oosterbaan were the only two players chosen unanimously in the Associated Press poll of conference coaches.[1]

All Big-Ten selections[edit]

Ends[edit]

  • Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan (AP-1; UP-1; BE-1; WE-1)
  • Roger B. Wheeler, Minnesota (AP-1; UP-2; BE-1; WE-1)
  • William Flora, Michigan (AP-2; UP-1; BE-3)
  • Chuck Kassel, Illinois (AP-2, UP-3)
  • Jefferson Burrus, Wisconsin (UP-2; BE-2)
  • Waldo A. Fisher, Northwestern (UP-3; BE-2)
  • Laurie Apitz, Chicago (BE-3)

Tackles[edit]

  • Spike Nelson, Iowa (AP-1; UP-2; BE-1)
  • Leo Raskowski, Ohio State (AP-2; UP-1; BE-2; WE-1)
  • Robert W. Johnson, Northwestern (UP-2; BE-1; UP-2 [tackle]; WE-1)
  • Mike Gary, Minnesota (AP-1; UP-3; BE-3)
  • Ray Baer, Michigan (AP-2; UP-3; BE-2)
  • Leo R. Uridil, Ohio State (BE-3)

Guards[edit]

  • Ed Hess, Ohio State (AP-1; UP-1; BE-1; WE-1)
  • Bernie Shively, Illinois (AP-1; UP-2; BE-1; WE-1)
  • Harold W. Hanson, Minnesota (AP-2; UP-1 [tackle]; BE-2)
  • Bart, Northwestern (UP-1)
  • John Lovette, Michigan (AP-2; BE-2)
  • Louis A. Briner, Indiana (UP-3)
  • John Lovette, Michigan (UP-3)
  • Theodore R. Meyer, Ohio State (BE-3)
  • A. L. Spencer, Purdue (BE-3)

Centers[edit]

  • Robert Reitsch, Illinois (AP-1; UP-1; BE-2; WE-1)
  • Alex Klein, Ohio State (AP-2; UP-2; BE-1)
  • Ken Rouse, Chicago (UP-3; BE-3)

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Benny Friedman, Michigan (AP-1; UP-1; BE-1 WE-1)
  • Harold Almquist, Minnesota (AP-2; BE-2)
  • Franklin B. Lanum, Illinois (UP-2)
  • Algy Clark, Ohio State (UP-3; BE-3)

Halfbacks[edit]

  • Ralph Baker, Northwestern (AP-1; UP-1; BE-1; WE-1)
  • Marty Karow, Ohio State (AP-1; UP-1; BE-2 [as fb]; WE-1)
  • Nick Kutsch, Iowa (AP-2; UP-2; BE-3)
  • Chester "Cotton" Wilcox, Purdue (AP-2; UP-2; BE-1)
  • Louis Gilbert, Michigan (UP-3; BE-2)
  • Byron Eby, Ohio State (UP-3)
  • Vic Gustafson, Northwestern (BE-3)

Fullbacks[edit]

Key[edit]

AP = Associated Press[1]

UP = United Press[2]

BE = Billy Evans[3]

WE = Walter Eckersall[4]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection by majority of the selectors listed above

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Big Ten Coaches, Picking All Star Eleven, Praise Joesting, Oosterbaan". The Milwaukee Journal (AP story). November 30, 1926. p. 23. 
  2. ^ Clark B. Kelsey (November 23, 1926). "United Press Honors Herb Joesting: Karow and Tiny Lewis Share Honors". The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Billy Evans Picks Three Top Teams In Big Ten Selections". The Independent Record. December 3, 1926. p. 8. Retrieved July 24, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Friedman and Oosterbaan, Michigan Passing Combination, Win Places on Mythical All-Conference Team". Detroit Free Press. November 28, 1925. p. 80.