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.

Consensus All-Americans

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.

Name Position School Number Official Other
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 --

All-American selections for 1938









Bold = Consensus All-American[1]

Official selections

Other selections

See also


  1. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 7. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1174. ISBN 1401337031.
  3. ^ "Waddy Young On Collier's All-Team". The Ada Evening News. December 9, 1938.
  4. ^ Harry Grayson (November 26, 1926). "O'Brien, Goldberg, Cafego, MacLeod ALl-American Backs". Lowell Sun.
  5. ^ Bill Beaucher (November 27, 1938). "Only 2 Big 10 Players Named To Captains' Selections". Wisconsin State Journal.
  6. ^ a b c "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Parker Picked As Best Back". Logansport Pharos-Tribune. December 5, 1938.
  8. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on December 18, 2007.