The 1959 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 1959. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1959 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (5) The Sporting News (TSN), and (6) the United Press International (UPI).

Billy Cannon of LSU, Charlie Flowers of Ole Miss, Dan Lanphear of Wisconsin, and Roger Davis of Syracuse were the only four players to be unanimously named first-team All-Americans by all six official selectors. Cannon won the 1959 Heisman Trophy.

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1959, the NCAA recognizes six 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
Dan Lanphear Tackle Wisconsin 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Roger Davis Guard Syracuse 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Billy Cannon Halfback LSU 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Charlie Flowers Fullback Ole Miss 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI CP, WC
Ron Burton Halfback Northwestern 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Richie Lucas Quarterback Penn State 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI CP, WC
Bill Carpenter End Army 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, TSN, UPI WC
Maxie Baughan Center Georgia Tech 4/6 AFCA, AP, TSN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Don Floyd Tackle TCU 3/6 AFCA, AP, UPI CP, WC
Bill Burrell Guard Illinois 3/6 AP, FWAA, UPI CP, WC
Monty Stickles End Notre Dame 2/6 SN, UPI CP, WC

All-American selections for 1959









Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


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  6. ^ "Sports Talk". The Evening Times, Sayre, PA. December 1, 1959. p. 6.
  7. ^ Leo H. Peterson (December 2, 1959). "Billy Cannon Heads All-American". The Times, Beaver Valley (UPI story). p. 18.
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