The 1954 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 1954. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1954 season are (1) the All-America 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 (SN), and (8) the United Press (UP).

Wisconsin's fullback Alan Ameche won the Heisman Trophy in 1954 as the best player in college football and was a unanimous first-team selection by all eight official selectors. Three other players were unanimous choices among the official selectors: Notre Dame's quarterback Ralph Guglielmi; Ohio State's halfback Howard "Hopalong" Cassady; and Arkansas' guard Bud Brooks.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1954, 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
Ralph Guglielmi Quarterback Notre Dame 8/8 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Howard Cassady Halfback Ohio State 8/8 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Alan Ameche Fullback Wisconsin 8/8 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Bud Brooks Guard Arkansas 8/8 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP WC
Jack Ellena Tackle UCLA 7/8 AAB, AFCA, AP, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Dicky Moegle Halfback Rice 7/8 AAB, AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UP WC
Kurt Burris Center Oklahoma 6/8 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Max Boydston End Oklahoma 6/8 AAB, AFCA, FWAA, INS, SN, UP WC
Ron Beagle End Navy 6/8 AAB, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN WC
Cal Jones Guard Iowa 5/8 AAB, FWAA, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Sid Fournet Tackle LSU 5/8 AFCA, FWAA, INS, NEA, UP WC

All-American selections for 1954

Ends

Tackles

Guards

Centers

Quarterbacks

Halfbacks

Fullbacks

Key

Official selectors

Other selectors

See also

References

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