The 1916 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1916 college football season. The only selectors for the 1916 season who have been recognized as "official" by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) are Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly, the International News Service (INS), a newswire founded by William Randolph Hearst, and the Frank Menke Syndicate.[1]

Although not recognized by the NCAA, many other sports writers, newspapers, and coaches selected All-America teams in 1916. They include the United Press, Walter Eckersall (for the Chicago Daily Tribune), Paul Purman, Fielding H. Yost, and The Boston Post.

All-Americans of 1916


James P. Herron of Pitt.


Stemer Horning of Colgate.



Bob Peck and coach Pop Warner.




Elmer Oliphant.


NCAA recognized selectors for 1916

Other selectors

Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Photograph of Sinclair from Library of Congress
  3. ^ "Three Colgate Men Picked By Camp for All-American Team". The Syracuse Herald. December 26, 1916.
  4. ^ Jack Velock, ed. (December 4, 1916). "Have Hard Job Selecting All-American Team". Lima Times Democrat.
  5. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1152
  6. ^ H.C. Hamilton (December 3, 1916). "West Men on United Press All-American". Des Moines Daily News.
  7. ^ "Four Westerners On All-American: 1916 Selection Made by W. Eckersall". Daily Review. Decatur, IL. December 11, 1916.
  8. ^ Monty (November 25, 1916). "All American is Selected by Monty: Talent Stands Out". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  9. ^ Paul Purman (December 2, 1916). "The News' Own All-American 1916 Football Team". Des Moines Daily News.
  10. ^ "Lawrence Perry Picks All Stars". The Day. December 7, 1916.
  11. ^ "Yost's 1916 All American". Mansfield News. December 27, 1916.
  12. ^ "Here's All-American Eleven for 1916". The Times. Hammond, IN. December 5, 1916.