The 1929 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1929. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1929 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and (7) the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA).

Consensus All-Americans

Following the death of Walter Camp in 1925, there was a proliferation of All-American teams in the late 1920s. For the year 1929, the NCAA recognizes seven published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. Only two players, Notre Dame quarterback Frank Carideo and Pittsburgh end Joe Donchess, were unanimous first-team selections on all seven of the NCAA-recognized teams. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Selectors

First-team selections

Frank Carideo Quarterback Notre Dame 7/7 AP, UP, COL, NEA, INS, NANA, AAB
Joe Donchess End Pittsburgh 7/7 AP, UP, COL, NEA, INS, NANA, AAB
Bronko Nagurski Tackle/Fullback Minnesota 6/7 AP, UP, COL, NEA, INS, NANA
Jack Cannon Guard Notre Dame 6/7 AP, UP, COL, NEA, INS, AAB
Ben Ticknor Center Harvard 6/7 AP, UP, COL, INS, NANA, AAB
Ralph Welch Fullback Purdue 6/7 UP, COL, NEA, INS [hb], NANA, AAB
Ray Montgomery Guard Pittsburgh 5/7 UP, COL, NEA, INS, AAB
Elmer Sleight Tackle Purdue 4/7 AP, COL, INS, AAB
Francis Tappaan[1] End USC 4/7 UP, NEA, NANA, AAB
Red Cagle Halfback Army 3/7 AP, COL, AAB
Gene McEver Halfback Tennessee 3/7 UP, NEA, NANA
Wes Fesler[1] End Ohio State 2/7 AP, INS

All-American selections for 1929









Selectors recognized by NCAA

Other selectors

See also


  1. ^ a b Tappaan is not recognized by the NCAA as a consensus All-American despite receiving four official first-team designations. For some reason, Wes Fesler receives the consensus recognition even though he received only two official first-team designations.
  2. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 7. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "All-America Football Board Selects 1929 Honor Team: Rockne, Warner, Jones, Alexander Present Choices for Season's Best". Salt Lake Tribune. December 8, 1929.
  4. ^ Alan Gould (December 7, 1929). "Three Big Ten Players on A.P. All-American Team: Carideo and Cannon Land Honor Posts". The News-Palladium. Michigan.
  5. ^ "United Press Selects Its 1929 All-American Football Eleven". Charleston Gazette. December 4, 1929.
  6. ^ "Nagurski Gets Post On Rice's All-American: Minnesota Star Placed At Tackle on All-Star Aggregation; Glassgow and Welch Other Big Ten Aces". The Evening Tribune. Albert Lea, MN. December 20, 1929.
  7. ^ William Braucher (NEA Service Sports Writer) (December 6, 1929). "NEA Names Three Big 10 Stars on All-American: Place Carideo of Notre Dame at Quarterback". Sheboygan Journal.
  8. ^ "International News Service Announces All-American Teams: Leading Coaches And Writers Of Nation Aid In Selections; Carideo, Marsters, Welch And Parkinson Picked In First Team Backfield". New Castle News. December 5, 1929.
  9. ^ "Race for All-Star Picking Gets Going: Great Coach Critics for Standard in Their Annual Huddle Agree on Choices". Montana Standard. December 1, 1929.
  10. ^ "Gene M'Ever Gains Place on Popular All-American Team: Hundreds of Thousands of Football Followers Select Fourth Annual Mythical Eleven by Good Old-Fashioned Election Method". Kingsport Times. December 10, 1929.
  11. ^ "Bear Schwartz on One All-American". Montana Standard. December 1, 1929.
  12. ^ "Sleight Picked for All-America: Purdue Tackle Placed On New York Sun's Mythical Team; Welch On Second Eleven". Kokomo Tribune. November 30, 1929.
  13. ^ "First and Second All-American Are Named by N.Y. Post". Sterling Daily Gazette (IL). December 2, 1929.
  14. ^ "Walsh's All-American 1929 Football Team". Logansport Pharos-Tribune. December 4, 1929.
  15. ^ "Lawrence Perry's 1929 All-American". Evening Huronite. December 10, 1929.
  16. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. November 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2010.