|1938 College Football All-America Team|
|College Football All-America Team|
|1938 college football season|
|1936 1937 ← → 1939 1940|
The 1938 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 1938. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1938 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) Liberty magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News.
Four players were unanimous All-Americans on all of the major All-American teams: TCU quarterback (and 1938 Heisman Trophy winner) Davey O'Brien, Pittsburgh fullback Marshall Goldberg, Michigan guard Ralph Heikkinen and Notre Dame tackle Ed Beinor.
For the year 1938, the NCAA recognizes nine published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations. The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.
|Ed Beinor||Tackle||Notre Dame||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, DT, ID, NYS, PW, WC|
|Ralph Heikkinen||Guard||Michigan||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, DT, NYS, PW, WC|
|Davey O'Brien||Quarterback||TCU||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, DT, NYS, PW, WC|
|Marshall Goldberg||Fullback||Pittsburgh||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, ID, NYS, PW, WC|
|Waddy Young||End||Oklahoma||6/9||AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW||CP, DT, ID, NYS, PW, WC|
|Bob MacLeod||Halfback||Dartmouth||6/9||AAB, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW||NYS, PW, WC|
|Alvord Wolff||Tackle||Santa Clara||6/9||AP, INS, NEA, NW, SN, UP||PW|
|Ki Aldrich||Center||TCU||5/9||AP, CO, NW, SN, UP||DT, NYS|
|Vic Bottari||Halfback||California||4/9||AAB, CO, NW, SN||CP, DT, ID, WC|
|Jerome H. Holland||End||Cornell||3/9||AP, NW, SN||ID|
|Bowden Wyatt||End||Tennessee||2/9||AAB, CO||NYS|
|Parker Hall||Halfback||Ole Miss||2/9||AP, UP||NYS|
|Ed Bock||Guard||Iowa State||3/9||AP, LIB, NEA||--|
Bold = Consensus All-American