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1945 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1945 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 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. The UP released the point total for each player in its polling; each player's UP point total is listed below.


All Big-Ten selectionsEdit


  • Max Morris, Northwestern (AP-1; UP-1 [80 points])
  • Ted Kluszewski, Indiana (AP-1; UP-1 [60 points])
  • Bob Ravensburg, Indiana (UP-2 [50 points])
  • Bob Carley, Minnesota (UP-2 [20 points])


  • Russ Thomas, Ohio State (AP-1; UP-1 [60 points])
  • Clarence Esser, Wisconsin (AP-1; UP-2 [35 points])
  • Tom Hughes, Purdue (UP-1 [40 points])
  • John Goldsberry, Indiana (UP-2 [15 points])


  • Warren Amling, Ohio State (AP-1; UP-1 [85 points])
  • Jim Lecture, Northwestern (AP-1; UP-1 [40 points])
  • Les Bingaman, Illinois (UP-2 [35 points])
  • Paul Schuetz, Northwestern (UP-2 [25 points])


  • Harold Watts, Michigan (AP-1; UP-1 [60 points])
  • Dick Van Dusen, Minnesota (UP-2 [15 points])



  • George Taliaferro, Indiana (AP-1; UP-1 [55 points])
  • Ed Cody, Purdue (AP-1; UP-1 [60 points])
  • Dick Connors, Northwestern (UP-2 [40 points])
  • Bob DeMoss, Purdue (UP-2 [35 points])


  • Ollie Cline, Ohio State (AP-1; UP-1 [80 points])
  • Dick Fisher, Ohio State (UP-2 [50 points])


AP = Associated Press[1]

UP = United Press[2]

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "All-Big Ten Grid Team Selected". The Decatur Herald. Associated Press. November 27, 1945. p. 9. Retrieved April 26, 2017 – via
  2. ^ Walter Byers (November 26, 1945). "Indiana and Ohio State Each Get Three Men on United Press All Star Big Ten Team". The Daily Register (Harrisburg,Illinois). p. 5.