The 1945 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 1945. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1945 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 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (6) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (7) the International News Service (INS), (8) Look magazine, (9) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) and (10) the Sporting News.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1945, the NCAA recognizes 10 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
Glenn Davis Halfback Army 10/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, NEA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF, WC, YA
Doc Blanchard Fullback Army 10/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, NEA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL NYS, OF, WC, YA
Tex Coulter Tackle Army 9/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF, WC
Warren Amling Guard Ohio State 9/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF, WC
Herman Wedemeyer Halfback St. Mary's (CA) 9/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, INS, LK, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, OF, WC
John Green Guard Army 7/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, SN, UP CNS, NYS, OF, WC
George Savitsky Tackle Penn 7/10 AAB, AFCA, COL, FWAA, LK, SN, UP CNS, CP, WC
Bob Fenimore Halfback Oklahoma St. 7/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, SN, UP WC
Dick Duden End Navy 6/10 AAB, AFCA, AP, COL, FWAA, SN, UP CNS, CP, NL, NYS, OF WC, YA
Vaughn Mancha Center Alabama 6/10 AP, COL, FWAA, INS, SN, UP CNS, CP, NYS, OF, YA
Max Morris End Northwestern 3/10 AAB, AFCA, INS WC, YA
Hub Bechtol End Texas 3/10 AP, COL, LK CNS
Bob Ravensberg End Indiana 3/10 FWAA, LK, SN CP
Harry Gilmer[1] Quarterback Alabama 3/10 COL, LK, SN CNS, NL, NYS, OF

All-American selections for 1945








Black college All-Americans

During the 1940s, African-Americans were excluded from many college football programs and played the game at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The major All-America selectors in these years did not include players from HBCUs. However, The Pittsburgh Courier each year selected its own All-America team from players at the HBCUS. The players chosen for 1946 were:



Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. ^ The NCAA does not recognize Gilmer, or any other quarterback, as a consensus All-American for 1945.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh Courier's All-America for 1945". The Pittsburgh Courier. December 22, 1945. p. 16 – via
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
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  5. ^ "Here's AP All-America". Abilene Reporter-News. December 11, 1945.
  6. ^ "Army Dominates Colliers' 'All' Team". Dunkirk Evening Observer. December 7, 1945.
  7. ^ "Blanchard Top Man in Critics' Poll". Los Angeles Times. December 18, 1945.
  8. ^ Lawton Carver (December 2, 1945). "Warren Amling On INS '45 All-American Football Team". Lima News.
  9. ^ a b c "Army Wins 4 Posts On Consensus All-America Team". Ogden Standard-Examiner. December 23, 1945.
  10. ^ "Army's All Star Team is All American For NEA". Chester Times. November 27, 1945.
  11. ^ "Wedemeyer Also Makes Sporting News Eleven". Oakland Tribune. December 5, 1945.
  12. ^ Leo H. Peterson (December 5, 1945). "Wedemeyer on United Press All-American". Oakland Tribune.
  13. ^ Walter Johns (December 5, 1945). "Army Given Three Places on Captains' All-American". The Wisconsin State Journal.
  14. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 13, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  15. ^ Oscar Fraley (November 7, 1945). "Today's Sports Parade". Middlesboro Daily News.
  16. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation". Archived from the original on March 30, 2009.
  17. ^ "Yank Magazine Has All-American Team". Morning Herald. Hagerstown, MD. December 21, 1945.