The 1946 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 1946. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1946 season are (1) the All-America Board (AAB), (2) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), published by Look magazine, (3) the Associated Press (AP), (4) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (5) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (6) the International News Service (INS), (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) the Sporting News (SN), and (9) the United Press (UP).

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1946, 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
Burr Baldwin End UCLA 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Johnny Lujack Quarterback Notre Dame 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO [tie], FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Charley Trippi Halfback Georgia 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Glenn Davis Halfback Army 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Doc Blanchard Fullback Army 9/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
George Connor Tackle Notre Dame 8/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Alex Agase Guard Illinois 8/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, INS, NEA, SN, UP, CP WC
Weldon Humble Guard Rice 7/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA, NEA, UP WC
Paul Duke Center Georgia Tech 6/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, NEA, UP CP, WC
Dick Huffman Tackle Tennessee 5/9 AAB, AFCA, AP, CO, FWAA WC
Warren Amling Tackle Ohio State 5/9 FWAA [g], INS, NEA, SN, UP CP
Hub Bechtol End Texas 4/9 AAB, AFCA, FWAA, SN WC
Hank Foldberg End Army 4/9 CO, INS, NEA, UP --

All-American selections for 1946

Ends

Tackles

Guards

Centers

Quarterbacks

Halfbacks

Fullbacks

Black college All-Americans

During the 1940s, African-Americans were excluded from many college football programs. Many 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 African-American players, including those at HBCUs. The players chosen for 1946 were:

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Key

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Here They Are! The All-Americans of 1946". The Pittsburgh Courier. December 14, 1946. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
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  4. ^ a b ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1204. ISBN 1401337031.
  5. ^ "Davis, Blanchard Repeat On Grid Coaches Eleven". Troy Record. 1946-12-07.
  6. ^ "The 1946 AP All-America". Cumberland Evening Times. 1946-12-04.
  7. ^ "Davis, Blanchard Earn All-America Positions". The Milwaukee Journal. December 4, 1946.
  8. ^ "Colliers Picks 12 Men On Its All-American". Wisconsin State Journal. 1946-12-06.
  9. ^ "FWAA All-America Since 1944" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America.
  10. ^ "4 Irish, 3 Cadets on INS All America". The Lima News. 1946-12-03.
  11. ^ Lawton Carver (December 3, 1946). "INS Names Four Irish on All-America Team". St. Petersburg Times. p. 10.
  12. ^ "NEA 1946 All Americas". Anniston Star. 1946-11-24.
  13. ^ "NEA 1946 All-Americans". The Pittsburgh Press. November 23, 1946.
  14. ^ Carl Lundquist (1946-12-04). "United Press Honors Three Army Gridders". Wisconsin State Journal.
  15. ^ "Army, Notre Dame Dominate UP Team". The Milwaukee Journal. December 4, 1946.
  16. ^ "Army, Irish Place Two Each On Captains' All American". Wisconsin State Journal. 1946-12-03.
  17. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18.