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1943 College Football All-America Team

The 1943 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1943. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1943 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, (5) Football News, (6) the International News Service (INS), (7) Look magazine, and (8) the Sporting News.


Consensus All-AmericansEdit

For the year 1943, the NCAA recognizes eight published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Official selectors Other selectors
Cas Myslinski Center Army 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FN, INS, LK, SN, UP CP, SS
Bill Daley Halfback Michigan 8/8 AAB, AP, CO, FN, INS, LK, SN, UP CP, NYS, SS
Creighton Miller Halfback Notre Dame 7/8 AAB, AP, CO, FN, INS, SN, UP --
Angelo Bertelli Quarterback Notre Dame 7/8 AAB, CO, FN, INS, LK, SN, UP CP, NYS, SS
Ralph Heywood End USC 6/8 AAB, AP, FN, INS, LK, UP CP, SS
Jim White Tackle Notre Dame 6/8 AAB, AP, CO, INS, SN, UP CP
Alex Agase Guard Purdue 6/8 AAB, FN, INS, LK, SN, UP CP
Bob Odell Halfback Penn 5/8 AP, CO, INS, LK, NYS --
Don Whitmire Tackle Navy 4/8 AAB, INS, LK, UP CP
Merv Pregulman[1] Tackle Michigan 4/8 CO, FN, LK, SN SS
Pat Filley Guard Notre Dame 4/8 CO, FN, SN, UP --
John Yonakor End Notre Dame 3/8 INS, SN, UP CP

All-American selections for 1943Edit


  • Ralph Heywood, USC (AAB; AP-1; FN; INS-1; LK; UP-1; CP-1; SS-1)
  • John Yonakor, Notre Dame (UP-1; INS-1; SN; CP-1)
  • Pete Pihos, Indiana (College and Pro Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-3; SN; UP-2; CO-1; NYS-1)
  • Albert Channell, Navy (AP-3; FN; LK)
  • John Monahan, Dartmouth (AP-2; NYS-1)
  • Roe Johnston, Navy (SS-1)
  • Herb Hein, Northwestern (CO-1)
  • Joe Parker, Texas (AP-1)
  • Robert Hall, Colorado College (AP-2)
  • Robert Gantt, Duke (UP-2)



  • Alex Agase, Purdue (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-3; FN; INS-1; LK; SN; UP-1; CP-1)
  • Pat Filley, Notre Dame (AP-2; CO-1; FN; SN; UP-1)
  • John Steber, Georgia Tech. (AAB; AP-1 [tackle]; UP-2; INS-1; NYS-1)
  • Bill Milner, Duke (SS-1; CP-1)
  • Harold Fisher, Southwestern (LK)
  • Bill Milner, Duke (NYS-1)
  • Don Alvarez, Dartmouth (SS-1)
  • George Brown, Navy (AP-1)
  • John Jaffurs, Penn State (AP-2; UP-2)
  • Richard Ward, Washington (AP-3)



  • Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (College Football Hall of Fame) (AAB; AP-2; CO-1; FN; INS-1; LK; SN; UP-1; CP-1; NYS-1; SS-1)
  • Otto Graham, Northwestern (AAB; AP-1; FN; UP-2; CP-1)



  • John Podesto, College of the Pacific (AP-3; LK; SS-1 [halfback]; NYS-1)
  • Tony Butkovich, Purdue (killed on Okinawa, World War II) (AP-2; SN; UP-1; CP-1; SS-1)


Bold = Consensus All-American[2]

  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection

Official selectorsEdit

Other selectorsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Tackles Don Whitmire and Merv Pregulman each received four of eight official first-team selections. Whitmire is recognized by the NCAA as a consensus All-American; Pregulman is not.
  2. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1192. ISBN 1401337031.
  4. ^ "Miller and White of Notre Dame Gain All-America Football Posts" (PDF). The New York Times. December 8, 1943.
  5. ^ "Collier's Selects 1943 All-Stars". The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon). December 10, 1943.
  6. ^ "5 Notre Dame Men Make All-America" (PDF). The New York Times. December 4, 1943.
  7. ^ "4 Eastern Players on Sun's Grid Team". Nashua Telegraph. Nashua, NH. December 4, 1943.
  8. ^ "Stars and Stripes Picks All-America From Afar" (PDF). The New York Times. December 5, 1943.
  9. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18.