The 1956 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 1956. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1956 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the International News Service (INS), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (6) the Sporting News (SN), and (8) the United Press (UP).

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1956, the NCAA recognizes seven 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
Ron Kramer End Michigan 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Joe Walton End Pittsburgh 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Jim Parker Guard Ohio State 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Bill Glass Guard Baylor 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP WC
Jerry Tubbs Center Oklahoma 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Jim Brown Back Syracuse 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP CP, WC
Johnny Majors Back Tennessee 7/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP WC
John Witte Tackle Oregon State 6/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, NEA, UP CP, WC
Tommy McDonald Back Oklahoma 6/7 AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, SN, UP CP, WC
John Brodie Quarterback Stanford 4/7 AFCA, FWAA, INS, NEA WC
Lou Michaels Tackle Kentucky 3/7 AFCA, NEA, UP WC

All-American selections for 1956








Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


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