The 1942 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 1942. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1942 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) Look magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News.

Two individuals were unanimous selections; they were Georgia halfback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Frank Sinkwich and Wisconsin end Dave Schreiner.[1]

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1942, 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 UP votes Number Official selectors Other selectors
Frank Sinkwich Halfback Georgia 1,004 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, MS, NYS, PL, WC
Dave Schreiner End Wisconsin 752 9/9 AAB, AP, CO, INS, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, MS, NYS, PL, WC
Dick Wildung Tackle Minnesota 748 8/9 AAB, AP, CO, LK, NEA, NW, SN, UP CP, MS, NYS, PL, WC
Mike Holovak Fullback Boston College 594 6/9 AP, CO, LK, NEA, NW, UP CP, NYS
Paul Governali Quarterback Columbia 406 6/9 AAB, AP, CO, NW, SN, UP CP, NYS, PL, WC
Joe Domnanovich Center Alabama 308 6/9 AAB, AP, CO, LK, NW, SN PL
Billy Hillenbrand Halfback Indiana 486 5/9 AAB, CO, NEA, SN, UP CP, NYS, WC
Bob Dove End Notre Dame 507 5/9 AAB, NEA, NW, SN, UP WC
Al Wistert Tackle Michigan 532 4/9 AAB, LK, NW, UP NYS, WC, MS, PL)
Harvey Hardy Guard Georgia Tech 516 4/9 INS, NEA, NW, UP CP, NYS
Chuck Taylor Guard Stanford 4/9 AAB, AP, LK, SN PL, WC
Julius Franks Guard Michigan 3/9 CO, INS, NW CP

All-American selections for 1942

Ends

Tackles

Guards

Centers

Quarterbacks

Halfbacks

Fullbacks

Key

Bold = Consensus All-American[2]

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Two Score Grand Slam". The Plain Speaker. January 12, 1943. p. 9. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1187. ISBN 1401337031.
  4. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18.
  5. ^ "Players Put Pihos On All-America". The Indianapolis Star. United Press. January 1, 1943. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.