The 1951 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 1951. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1951 season are (1) the All-American Board (AAB), (2) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA, (3) the Associated Press (AP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (7) the Sporting News and (8) the United Press (UP).

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1951, the NCAA recognizes eight 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 Other
Bill McColl End Stanford 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEAO, SN, UP CP, CTO, WC
Don Coleman Tackle Michigan St. 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEAO, SN, UP CP, CTO, WC
Dick Kazmaier Halfback Princeton 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEAO, SN, UP CP, CTO, WC
Hank Lauricella Halfback Tennessee 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWO, INSO, NEAO, SN, UP CP, CTO, WC
Jim Weatherall Tackle Oklahoma 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APD, FWD, INSD, NEAO, SN, UP CP, WC
Bob Ward Guard Maryland 8/8 AAB, AFCA, APO, FWD, INSO, NEAO, SN, UP CTO, WC
Les Richter Guard California 6/8 AAB, APD, FWD, INSO, SN, UP CP, CTO, CTD, WC
Dick Hightower Center SMU 5/8 AAB, AFCA, INSO, SN, UP CP, CTO, WC
Babe Parilli Quarterback Kentucky 5/8 AAB, INSD, NEAO, SN, UP CP, CTO, WC
Johnny Karras Halfback Illinois 5/8 AFCA, AAB, FWO, SN, UP CP, WC
Bob Carey End Michigan St. 5/8 AAB, APO, NEAO, SN, UP CP, WC
Ray Beck[a] Guard Georgia Tech 4/8 AFCA, APD, FWO, NEAD COL, CP, CTD

All-American selections for 1951









Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


  1. ^ Although he was named a first-team player by four of the eight official selectors, and also by the Central Press Association and Chicago Tribune, Ray Beck is not recognized by the NCAA as a consensus All-American.


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  3. ^ "Collier's All-American". The Berkshire Evening Eagle. December 7, 1951.("The on-the-field reports of the coaches on this year's crop of football players were consolidated and evaluated by Collier's All-America board of 10 coaches, including Lloyd Jordan, association president; Frank Leahy, Notre Dame; Carl Snavely, North Carolina; Henry Frnka, Tulane; Dutch Meyer, T.C.U.; Ray Eliot, Illinois and Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma")
  4. ^ "AP's All-American Grid Team". Greeley Daily Tribune. December 7, 1951.
  5. ^ "Look Picks Two Teams". Long Beach Press-Telegram. December 5, 1951.
  6. ^ "Wheat, Lauricella, Daffer Named on INS All-America Team". Rome News-Tribune. INS. November 26, 1951.
  7. ^ Harry Grayson (December 4, 1951). "Kazmaier, Lauricella Unanimous NEA All-American Eleven Selections". Brownsville Herald. Brownsville, Texas.
  8. ^ "Kazmaier On Another All-Star Team". Toledo Blade. United Press. November 28, 1951.
  9. ^ Leo H. Peterson (November 28, 1951). "Kazmaier Tops INS "Star" Team". The Lowell Sun. United Press.
  10. ^ Walter Johns (December 5, 1951). "2 Coast Players on CP All-American Team". Long Beach Press-Telegram.
  11. ^ Arch Ward (December 9, 1951). "PLAYERS NAME 1951 ALL-AMERICA TEAMS: Football Stars Who Rate as Nation's Best Offensive Group--Their Opponents Say So! RICHTER OF CALIFORNIA MAKES BOTH UNITS; KAZMAIER HONORED". Chicago Daily Tribune. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
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