1910 College Football All-Southern Team

The 1910 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1910 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Vanderbilt post the best record in the SIAA, the only blemish on its record a scoreless tie with defending national champion Yale. Auburn also posted an undefeated conference record, but lost to Texas.

Harvard Law School v. All-SouthernEdit

Hamilton Fish’s "Harvard Law School All Stars" played three games against different "All-Southern" elevens on December 30, 31, and January 2. The one on the 31st had been scheduled for a prior date but had been rained out. The first of these was a scoreless tie on muddy ground; the second a 5–0 Harvard victory, and the third another scoreless tie.


On December 7 it was announced Fish's team was to play two games against southern teams. On December 28, they would be playing “the pick of Vanderbilt and Suwanee elevens” at Memphis and on the 31st, “the best men from the University of Louisiana and one or two other colleges” at New Orleans.[1] A December 26 wire service article reported that Fielding Yost “may don the moleskin again.”[2] He was coaching a “western all-southern eleven” that was to play Harvard Law School in two days. Joining him from his Michigan squad were Germany Schulz and Andrew W. Smith.[3] The Harvard All Stars made a stop in Cincinnati on their way south.[4] By this time plans had changed and they were to play three games: first a game in Memphis on the 28th, then Michigan–Vanderbilt–Sewanee in Nashville on the 29th, and another in Baton Rouge on their southern tour.[4] The Memphis game on account of rain was then postponed to the 31st.[5]


Michigan's Germany Schulz next to Chigger Browne.

A heavy rain also fell in Nashville on the night of the 28th,[6] and while the game had been expected to start at 2 o'clock on the 29th, it was apparently played on the 30th.[7] Yost coached the team and Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin played in the game for his former coach. "In spite of a muddy field the game was fast from start to finish"[8] on Old Dudley Field in front of 3,000 spectators.[9] Former Sewanee end Silas Williams played for Harvard while taking graduate courses.[10] On a 110 yard field in those days, Fish had run for 100 yards when caught from behind by Browne 10 yards short of the goal.[8] A blow from Michigan's Smith also broke Fish's nose.[11][12] McGugin "did much brilliant punting."[13] The game ended as a scoreless tie.[9]

The lineup for the Southern team was: Bill Stewart, Vanderbilt (left end), Vaughn Blake, Vanderbilt (left end), Dan Blake, Vanderbilt (left end); Lex Stone, Sewanee (left tackle); Dan McGugin, Vanderbilt (left guard), Andy Powell, Vanderbilt (left guard); Germany Schulz, Michigan (center); Andrew Smith, Michigan (right guard); Frank Faulkinberry, Sewanee (right tackle), Louis Hasslock, Vanderbilt (right tackle); Hager, Vanderbilt (right end), Cecil Covington, Vanderbilt (right end); Chigger Browne, Sewanee (quarterback); Douglas (A. H. Douglas?) (left halfback), John Edgerton, Vanderbilt (left halfback); Bill Neely, Vanderbilt (right halfback); Henry H. Williams, Vanderbilt (fullback). The referee was Bradley Walker.[3][8]

Southern All StarsEdit

Originally the first game scheduled in Memphis finally happened on the 31st. It included many Ole Miss players.[12] Earl Kinnebrew was a standout for the southern team. "The Southerners showed unexpected strength in individual defensive work. Kinnebrew, the giant tackle, who made an all Southern eleven this season and who intends to enter Harvard Law School after finishing his course at the University of Mississippi, played against Captain Fish and held his own, according to the verdict of an enthusiastic crowd who flocked to the side lines in spite of inclement weather."[14] Harvard won 5 to 0, the only points a 25-yard pass from Stephen Galatti to Silas Williams.[12]

Baton RougeEdit

Then on January 2 Fish's team played a group of LSU players in Baton Rouge.[12][15] "The game was without question the finest exhibition of football ever given in the state."[15] Harvard was hurt by the injuries and length of the trip, resting in New Orleans before the game.[16] The game ended 0 to 0. Doc Fenton was at quarterback.

Composite elevenEdit

The composite All-Southern eleven of four sporting writers and three coaches included:

  • Chigger Browne, quarterback for Sewanee, rated by Grantland Rice as one of the great little men of the sport, weighing between roughly 110 and 125 at any given point in his career. Rice also claimed he was "harder to surround and tackle than a flea."[17] It was said he could run 100 meters in 10 seconds flat.[18]
  • E. L. Caton, center for Auburn, once coach of Howard. John Heisman considered him one of the south's greatest centers.[19] He managed the southern branch of the Pure Oil company in 1922, which marketed Tiolene, Pennsylvania base motor oil.[20]
  • Ewing Y. Freeland, tackle for Vanderbilt, known as "Big 'un," coached at various institutions in Texas.
  • Jenks Gillem, end for Sewanee. He was also a renowned punter and kicker, selected as the punter for the Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[21] He later coached.
  • Earl Kinnebrew, guard for Mississippi, known as "Red." In the prior year's Egg Bowl in which Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 9 to 5, Kinnebrew was called by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger "the particular star of his team."[22]
  • Aubrey Lanier, halfback and captain for Sewanee, known as "Laney". Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin rated him as one of the greatest he ever saw.[23] Grantland Rice rated him amongst the best ever at punt returns.[23]
  • Will Metzger, guard for Vanderbilt, known as "Frog," unanimous selection, selected third-team All-American by Walter Camp, the third Southern player ever to receive such an honor.[24] Metzger is sometimes called coach Dan McGugin's first great lineman.[25] He was a main cog in the 1910 team's 0–0 tie of defending national champion Yale and outscoring of opponents of 165 to 8,[26] and selected for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[21]
  • Ray Morrison, quarterback for Vanderbilt, selected as the quarterback and kick returner for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[21] He was later a coach at various institutions including SMU and Vanderbilt after McGugin. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954
  • Bill Neely, end and captain for Vanderbilt, the older brother of Hall of Fame coach Jess Neely. Neely spoke of the scoreless tie with defending national champion Yale: "The score tells the story a good deal better than I can. All I want to say is that I never saw a football team fight any harder at every point that Vanderbilt fought today – line, ends, and backfield. We went in to give Yale the best we had and I think we about did it."[27]
  • Pat Patterson, tackle for Georgia Tech, captain-elect. He also kicked. Patterson was an electrical engineer.[28]
  • Bradley Streit, fullback for Auburn, unanimous selection, led the school in touchdowns in 1910.[29]

All-Southerns of 1910Edit


  • Jenks Gillem, Sewanee (C, GR, DJ-1, H, BC-1)
  • Bill Neely, Vanderbilt (C, GR, DJ-2 [as qb], H, BC-2 [as hb])
  • Homer Cogdell, Auburn (DJ-1)
  • Dean Hill, Georgia Tech (DJ-2, TA, BC-2)
  • Cliff Hatcher, Georgia (TA, BC-2)
  • Slick Stewart, Vanderbilt (BC-1)
  • A. Brown, Vanderbilt (DJ-2)





  • Chigger Browne, Sewanee (C, GR, DJ-1, H, BC-2)
  • Ray Morrison, Vanderbilt (College Football Hall of Fame) (C [as hb], GR [as hb], DJ-1 [as hb], TA, BC-1)



  • Bradley "Bill" Streit†, Auburn (C, GR, DJ-1, H, TA, BC-1)
  • Guy Ward, Sewanee (DJ-2)
  • Henry H. Williams, Vanderbilt (BC-2)


Bold = Composite selection

† = Unanimous selection

C = composite of four sporting writers and three coaches.[30]

GR = selected jointly by Grantland Rice and John Heisman in the Atlanta Constitution.[31][32]

DJ = selected by Dick Jemison, sporting editor for the Atlanta Constitution.[31][33] It had a first and second team.

H = selected by John Heisman, coach at Georgia Institute of Technology, as published in Fuzzy Woodruff's A History of Southern Football 1890-1928

TA = selected by Tommie Akers, sporting editor for the Atlanta Journal.[34]

BC = selected by Bill Cunningham, coach at the University of Georgia.[35] It had a first and second team.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "All Stars Invade Dixie". The Indianapolis Star. December 8, 1910. p. 9. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Yost May Don The Moleskins". The Daily Review. December 26, 1910. p. 5. Retrieved May 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ a b Tom Benjey. "1910 Harvard Law vs. Vanderbilt-Sewanee-Michigan". Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Harvard All Stars". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 28, 1910. p. 6. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Football Game Postponed". The San Francisco Call. December 30, 1910. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "Harvard Team Plays Today At Nashville". The Charlotte News. December 29, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "The Weather Man Says—Clear and Cold". The Tennessean. December 30, 1910. p. 7. Retrieved September 20, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ a b c "The Game". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 31, 1910. p. 8. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ a b "All-Star Game Is Draw". The Indianapolis Star. December 31, 1910. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  10. ^ Sewanee Alumni News
  11. ^ "Fish Is Handed A Broken Nose". The Washington Herald. January 2, 1911. p. 6. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  12. ^ a b c d Tom Benjey. "Southern All Stars". Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "No-Score Game". The Gazette Times. December 31, 1910. p. 10. Retrieved March 11, 2015.  
  14. ^ "Harvard All-Stars". The Cincinnati Enquirer. January 1, 1911. p. 10. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  15. ^ a b "Harvard Held By LSU Stars". Atlanta Constitution. January 3, 1911. p. 6. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  16. ^ "All-Star Harvard Team In Bad Shape". The Ogden Standard. January 2, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  17. ^ Grantland Rice (June 18, 1937). "Size Doesn't Make Athlete". The Milwaukee Journal.
  18. ^ "Sewanee Here On Saturday". Atlanta Constitution. November 11, 1908.
  19. ^ "Howard College Has New Athletic Director". The Huntsville Daily Times. May 31, 1915.
  20. ^ "Caton Sells Tiolene 'All-Southern' Style". Atlanta Constitution. September 24, 1922. p. 2. Retrieved March 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  21. ^ a b c "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969.
  22. ^ William G. Barner. The Egg Bowl: Mississippi State Vs. Ole Miss. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 33.
  23. ^ a b "A Star Passes On". Sewanee Alumni News. 2 (4): 4. 1936.
  24. ^ "On the Gridiron and Diamond". The Kappa Alpha Journal. 30 (2): 211.
  25. ^ "2014 Vanderbilt Commodores Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 143. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  26. ^ Christopher J. Walsh (2006). Where Football Is King: A History of the SEC. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 120.
  27. ^ Bill Traughber (2011). Vanderbilt Football:Tales of Commodore Gridiron History. p. 44.
  28. ^ "H. Wayne Patterson Photographs".
  29. ^ Ernie Couch. SEC Football Trivia.
  30. ^   "All S. I. A. A. Team". Times-Picayune. December 8, 1910.
  31. ^ a b Spalding's Football Guide. 1911. pp. 35, 65.
  32. ^ "Sportograms". The Daily Tar Heel. December 10, 1910. p. 4. Retrieved March 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  33. ^ Dick Jemison (November 27, 1910). "Nine of the Football Stars Picked on Jemison's All Southern Eleven". Atlanta Constitution. p. 1. Retrieved March 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  34. ^ "An All-Southern Football Squad". Athens Banner. November 25, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Digital Library of Georgia.  
  35. ^ "An All-Southern Team From 1910 Football". Weekly Banner. December 2, 1910. p. 2. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Digital Library of Georgia.