The 1961 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 1961. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1961 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, and (6) the United Press International (UPI).

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1961, 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
Roy Winston Guard LSU 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Ernie Davis Halfback Syracuse 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Bob Ferguson Fullback Ohio State 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Billy Neighbors Tackle Alabama 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Jimmy Saxton Halfback Texas 6/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, WC
Gary Collins End Maryland 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI CP, Time, WC
Joe Romig Guard Colorado 5/6 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI WC
Alex Kroll Center Rutgers 5/6 AFCA, AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI WC
Sandy Stephens Quarterback Minnesota 5/6 AP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI WC
Bill Miller End Miami (Fla.) 4/6 AP, FWAA, NEA, SN Time, WC
Merlin Olsen Tackle Utah State 4/6 AP, FWAA, NEA, UPI Time, WC

All-American selections for 1961









Official selectors

Other selectors

See also


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