The 1917 College Football All-America team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-America Teams selected by various organizations in 1917. The selections were affected by the First World War. The Walter Camp Football Foundation lists no team in 1917.[1] Camp posted an All-Service team in Collier's Weekly, and other organizations posted All-American teams. Walter Eckersall accidentally picked two players from Tech High School in an attempt to give credence to the first consensus national champion from the south, Georgia Tech.[2] Walker Carpenter and Everett Strupper were the first two players from the Deep South ever selected All-American.[3]

All-Americans of 1917


Charles Bolen.


Alf Cobb.




Benny Boynton.


Everett Strupper.


Chic Harley.


NCAA recognized selectors for 1917

Other selectors

Bold = Consensus All-American[17]

See also


  1. ^ Walter Camp Football Foundation Archived 2014-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Walter Eckersall's Famous 'Merkle'". The Miami News. January 6, 1942.
  3. ^ Wiley Lee Umphlett (1992). Creating the Big Game: John W. Heisman and the Invention of American Football. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 142. ISBN 9780313284045.
  4. ^ "War and Football". Collier's Weekly. 60: 32. January 5, 1918.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Spalding's Football Guide
  6. ^ a b c ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1150
  7. ^ Jack Veiock (December 11, 1917). "Veiock's All-American Elevens for 1917 Season". Logansport Pharos-Reporter.
  8. ^ Paul Purman (November 29, 1917). "East, West, South Give Stars To The Times-Tribune All-American Football Team For 1917 Season". Waterloo Times-Tribune.
  9. ^ Paul Purman (November 29, 1917). "East, West, South Give Stars To The Sentinel All-American Football Team For 1917 Season". The Fort Wayne Sentinel.
  10. ^ "East, West, South Give Stars To The Sheboygan Press All-American Team For 1917 Season". Sheboygan Press. November 30, 1917.
  11. ^ "The East, West and South Give Greatest Stars To The News Special All-American Football Team For 1917 Season". Des Moines Daily News. November 29, 1917.
  12. ^ "Purman's 1917 'All-American' Team". The Daily Alaska Dispatch. December 11, 1917.
  13. ^ "Captain Hauser Picked for Team: Paul Purnam, Special Writer, Gives Tackle Position to Gopher Captain". The Duluth News Tribune. December 4, 1917.
  14. ^ "East, West, South Give Stars to Purman's All-American Team". Albuquerque Morning Journal. December 3, 1917.
  15. ^ "East West South Give Stars to the Herald All American Football Team for 1917 Season". Grand Forks Herald. November 30, 1917.
  16. ^ ""All" Teams Picked By Walter Eckersall". Lincoln Daily Star. December 16, 1917.
  17. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.