1940 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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The 1940 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Big Ten Conference teams selected by the Associated Press (AP) and United Press (UP) for the 1940 Big Ten Conference football season.

All Big-Ten selections[edit]


  • Ed Frutig, Michigan (AP-1, UP-1)
  • Dave Rankin, Purdue (AP-1, UP-1)
  • Charles Anderson, Ohio State (AP-2)
  • Archie Harris, Indiana (AP-2)



  • Ralph Fritz, Michigan (AP-1, UP-1)
  • Joe Lokane, Northwestern (AP-1, UP-1)
  • Richard P. Embick, Wisconsin (AP-2)
  • Bill Kuusisto, Minnesota (AP-2)


  • Paul Hiemenz, Northwestern (AP-1, UP-1)
  • Claude White, Ohio State (AP-2)



  • Tom Harmon, Michigan (AP-1, UP-1) (1940 Heisman Trophy winner)
  • George Franck, Minnesota (AP-1, UP-1)
  • Bruce Smith, Minnesota (AP-2, UP-2)
  • Ollie Hahnenstein, Northwestern (AP-2, UP-2)



AP = Associated Press, chosen by conference coaches[1]

UP = United Press[2]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UP

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Earl Hilligan (November 24, 1940). "Harmon and Evashevski Repeat on AP's All-Big Ten: Michigan Stars Named for Third Year in a Row". St. Petersburg Times (AP story). p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Honors Won By Rankin". Toledo Blade (UP story). November 23, 1940.