|1939 College Football All-America Team|
|College Football All-America Team|
|1939 college football season|
|1937 1938 ← → 1940 1941|
The 1939 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 1939. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1939 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.
Two players, USC guard Harry Smith and Cornell tackle Nick Drahos, were unanimously chosen by all nine official selectors. Two other players, Iowa halfback Nile Kinnick and Michigan halfback Tom Harmon were selected as first-team All-Americans by eight of the nine official selectors, with Kinnick winning the Heisman Trophy in 1939 and Harmon winning it in 1940.
For the year 1939, 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.
|Harry Smith||Guard||USC||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||BL, CP, CW, LIFE, NYS, WC|
|Nick Drahos||Tackle||Cornell||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, CW, LIFE, WC|
|Tom Harmon||Halfback||Michigan||8/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NW, SN, UP||BL, CP, CW, LIFE, NYS, WC|
|Nile Kinnick||Halfback||Iowa||8/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA, NW, SN, UP||BL, CP, CW, WC|
|John Kimbrough||Fullback||Texas A&M||7/9||AAB, AP, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, UP||BL, CP, LIFE, WC|
|Esco Sarkkinen||End||Ohio State||5/9||AAB, CO, NEA, NW, UP||CP, NYS, WC|
|Ken Kavanaugh||End||LSU||5/9||INS, LIB, NW, SN, UP||BL, CW, LIFE|
|Ed Molinski||Guard||Tennessee||5/9||AAB, AP, CO, LIB, NEA||--|
|George Cafego||Quarterback||Tennessee||4/9||INS, NW, SN, UP||CW, LIFE|
|John Schiechl||Center||Santa Clara||3/9||AAB, AP, CO, NEA||CP, WC|
|Paul Christman||Quarterback||Missouri||4/9||AAB, CO, NEA, SN||CW, WC|
|Harley McCollum||Tackle||Tulane||3/9||AP, LIB, NEA||--|
Bold = Consensus All-American