1929 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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The 1929 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 1929 Big Ten Conference football season.

All Big-Ten selections[edit]


  • Wes Fesler, Ohio State (AP-1; NEA-1; UP-1; WE-1)
  • Robert E. Tanner, Minnesota (AP-1; NEA-1; UP-1; WE-1)
  • Frank L. Baker, Northwestern (NEA-2; UP-3; WE-2)
  • Milt Gantenbein, Wisconsin (NEA-2; UP-3)
  • Joe Truskowski, Michigan (UP-2)
  • Wilbert O. Catterton, Indiana (UP-2)
  • Arnold E. Wolgast, Illinois (WE-2)



  • Fred Roberts, Iowa (AP-1; UP-1; WE-2)
  • Henry J. Anderson, Northwestern (AP-1; NEA-1 [tackle]; UP-2; WE-1)
  • John Parks, Wisconsin (UP-1)
  • Russell J. Crane, Illinois (UP-2; WE-1)
  • Howard W. Poe, Michigan (NEA-2)
  • Sam Selby, Ohio State (NEA-2)
  • George Stears, Purdue (WE-2)
  • Denny Myers, Iowa (UP-3)
  • Alfred E. Steinke, Michigan (UP-3)




  • Willis Glassgow, Iowa (AP-1; NEA-1; UP-1; WE-1)
  • Ralph Welch, Purdue (AP-1; NEA-1 [fb]; UP-1; WE-1)
  • Oran Pape, Iowa (NEA-2; UP-2)
  • Art Pharmer, Minnesota (NEA-2 [hb]; UP-2)
  • Frank H. Walker, Illinois (WE-2)
  • Van Nice, Chicago (NEA-2)
  • Jud Timm, Illinois (UP-3)
  • George O. Ross, Indiana (UP-3)


  • Russell Bergherm, Northwestern (AP-1; NEA-2; UP-1; WE-1)
  • Joe Gembis, Michigan (UP-2; WE-2 [hb])
  • Alex Yunevich, Purdue (WE-2)
  • Harold Rebholz, Wisconsin (UP-3)


AP = Associated Press "selected with the aid of nine conference coaches"[1]

NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association selected by William Bracher, sports expert for NEA[2]

UP = United Press, based on consultations with coaches and football experts and "the consensus of its own men who have been covering games all season"[3]

WE = Walter Eckersall of the Chicago Tribune; his 1929 selections were his last, as he died of a heart attack in March 1930 at age 43[4]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection of at least two of the listed selectors (AP, NEA, UP and Eckersall)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stars From Two Elevens Top Western Grid Ballot". The Independent, St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP story). November 30, 1929. p. 4A. 
  2. ^ "Bovard Selected On NEA All-Big 10 Football Eleven". The Escanaba Daily Press. November 30, 1929. p. 12. 
  3. ^ Bert Demby (November 26, 1929). "All Big Ten Football Team Named; Picking Best Centers Difficult". The News-Herald (Franklin, Pennsylvania). p. 12. 
  4. ^ "Eckersall's All-Conference Teams". Detroit Free Press. December 1, 1929. p. 15.