Penn guard Truxtun Hare
also won the silver medal in the hammer throw in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
The 1898 College Football All-America team is composed of American football players who were selected as the best players at their positions by various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams included Collier's Weekly selected by Walter Camp and the Syracuse Herald.
The 1898 season marked the first time players from the west were named to the All-American teams. Michigan center William Cunningham and Chicago fullback Clarence Herschberger were the first two western players to receive the recognition. Prior to 1898, all of the prior All-America football teams had been selected from among five Ivy League teams – Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Penn, and Cornell.
Bold = Consensus All-American
All-Americans of 1898
- Lew Palmer, Princeton (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-1)
- John Hallowell, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-2; LES-2)
- N. T. Folwell, Penn (WC-3; H)
- Art Poe, Princeton (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-2; H; OUT-1; LES-1)
- Francis Douglas Cochrane, Harvard (WC-2; OUT-1)
- Walter Smith, Army (WC-3)
- Chadwell, Williams (LES-2)
Gordon "Skim" Brown
of Yale captained the 1900 Yale football team which was referred to as the "Team of the Century".
- Pete Overfield, Penn (WC-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
- William Cunningham, Michigan (WC-2; CW-1)
- Percy Malcolm Jaffrey, Harvard (WC-3; OUT-2)
- Booth, Princeton (LES-2)
- Benjamin Dibblee, Harvard (WC-1; CW-1; H; NYS-1; NYET-1; OUT-1; LES-1)
- John H. Outland, Penn (namesake of the Outland Trophy) (WC-1; NYET-1; OUT-1)
- Malcolm McBride, Yale (CW-1)
- Leicester Warren, Harvard (WC-2; NYS-1)
- Richardson, Brown (WC-2; LES-2)
- Allen E. Whiting, Cornell (OUT-2; LES-2)
- Alfred H. Durston, Yale (OUT-2)
- Raymond Benedict, Nebraska (WC-3)
- Raymond, Wesleyan (WC-3)
Clarence Herschberger of Chicago.