The 1897 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1897 college football season, as selected by Walter Camp for Harper's Weekly. Caspar Whitney had selected the Harper's Weekly All-American Team from 1891 to 1896, but Whitney was on a world's sports tour during the 1897 season, and Camp therefore substituted for Whitney.

All-American selections for 1897

Garrett Cochran of Princeton.




John H. Outland of Penn.







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  3. ^ "An Arduous Task: The Choosing of an All American Representative Football Team". Evening News. Lincoln, Nebraska. December 15, 1897 – via reprinted from New York Sun.
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  5. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Yale Revives Early Work Preliminary Practice, Discarded Early in October, Again in Evidence". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 8, 1898.