1944 All-Pacific Coast football team

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The 1944 All-Pacific Coast football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific Coast teams for the 1944 college football season. The organizations selecting teams in 1944 included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP).[1][2]

The USC Trojans won the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) championship with an 8–0–2 record, finished the season ranked #7 in the final AP Poll, and had five players named to the first team by either the AP or UP: halfbacks Gordon Gray (AP, UP) and Jim Hardy (AP, UP), ends Jim Callanan (AP, UP) and Don Hardy (AP, UP), and tackle John Ferraro (AP, UP).[1][2]

The Washington Huskies finished second in the PCC with a 5-3-0 record and placed two players on the first team: quarterback Keith DeCourcey (AP, UP) and guard Jim McCurdy (AP, UP), despite a 3-6-1 record, the California Golden Bears also placed two players on the first team: guard Bill Hachten (AP, UP) and center Roger Harding (AP, UP).[1][2]

Two players from teams outside the PCC received first-team honors, they were tackles James Turner of the Pacific Tigers (coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg) and Bob McClure (UP) of Nevada.[1][2]

All-Pacific Coast selections[edit]

Backs[edit]

  • Keith DeCourcey, Washington (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Gordon Gray, USC (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Jim Hardy, USC (AP-1; UP-1)
  • John Roesch, UCLA (AP-1; UP-1)

Ends[edit]

  • James Callanan, USC (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Don Hardy, USC (AP-1; UP-1)

Tackles[edit]

  • John Ferraro, USC (AP-1; UP-1)
  • James Turner, College of the Pacific (AP-1)
  • Bob McClure, Nevada (UP-1)

Guards[edit]

  • Bill Hachten, California (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Jim McCurdy, Washington (AP-1; UP-1)

Centers[edit]

Key[edit]

AP = Associated Press[1]

UP = United Press[2]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Trojans Cop Five Places On All-Coast Grid Eleven". The Oregon Statesman. December 6, 1944. p. 6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "McClure on All-Coast Squad; Sorensen Makes Second Team". Nevada State Journal. December 14, 1944. p. 12.