|1941 College Football All-America Team|
|College Football All-America Team|
|1941 college football season|
|1939 1940 ← → 1942 1943|
The 1941 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 1941. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1941 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.
Harvard center Endicott Peabody, who won the 1941 Knute Rockne Award, was the only player to be unanimously named to the first team of all nine official selectors. Dick Wildung of Minnesota and Bob Westfall of Michigan each received eight official first-team designations. Bruce Smith of Minnesota won the 1941 Heisman Trophy and received seven official first-team nominations.
The United Press made its selections based on voting from sports editors and football writers and published the point totals for each player. The players receiving the highest point totals were Virginia back Bill Dudley (598), Endicott Peabody (540), Tulane tackle Ernie Blandin (503), and Minnesota tackle Dick Wildung (487).
Liberty magazine based its selections on a poll conducted by Norman L. Sper of 2,000 varsity football players from over 100 leading colleges. Players were asked to select only players against whom they played. Georgia back Frank Sinkwich was selected by the greatest percentage, receiving votes from 96 of the 99 opponents who faced him.
For the year 1941, 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 selectors||Other selectors|
|Endicott Peabody||Guard||Harvard||9/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, NYS, LIFE, PARA, WC|
|Dick Wildung||Tackle||Minnesota||8/9||AAB, AP, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, LIFE, PARA, WC|
|Bob Westfall||Fullback||Michigan||8/9||AAB, CO, INS, LIB, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, NYS, PARA, WC|
|Frankie Albert||Quarterback||Stanford||7/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, NEA, NW, SN||CP, LIFE, PARA, WC|
|Bruce Smith||Halfback||Minnesota||7/9||AAB, AP, CO, INS, NW, SN, UP||CP, NYS, LIFE, PARA, WC|
|Holt Rast||End||Alabama||6/9||AAB, INS, LIB, SN, NW, UP||CP, LIFE, PARA, WC|
|Darold Jenkins||Center||Missouri||6/9||AAB, AP, NEA, NW, SN, UP||CP, NYS, WC|
|Bob Dove||End||Notre Dame||5/9||AAB, INS, NEA, NW, UP||LIFE; WC|
|Ernie Blandin||Tackle||Tulane||5/9||CO, LIB, NEA, NW, UP||NYS|
|Bill Dudley||Halfback||Virginia||5/9||AP, CO, LIB, NW, UP||NYS|
|Frank Sinkwich||Halfback||Georgia||5/9||AAB, AP, LIB, SN, UP||CP, LIFE, WC|
|Ray Frankowski||Guard||Washington||4/9||AAB, NEA, NW, UP||LIFE, WC|
Bold = Consensus All-American