Football All-Americans,

Football All-Americans, now a rare species at Princeton, were once quite numerous. Five were named to the initial All-America team of 1889 and five again in 1893. In only two of the years prior to World War I -- 1900 and 1909 -- did Princeton fail to place a single player on the first team. Thereafter, with the spread of football hegemony to the West and South, Princeton's representation declined. Five Princetonians were named to the first team in the twenties, one in the thirties, four in the fifties, two in the sixties.

The names on the following list are taken from the All-America selections made by Caspar Whitney for 1889-1896, Walter Camp for 1897-1924, Grantland Rice for 1925-1953, the Associated Press since 1925, and United Press International since 1926; in recent years, additional names have been taken from the NCAA Consensus All-America teams.*

All told, fifty Princetonians have been named first team All-American, three of them three times, ten twice: +

1889
K. L. Ames 1890 (fullback)
Roscoe H. Channing, Jr. 1891 (halfback)
Hector W. Cowan 1888 (tackle)
William J. George 1889 (center)
Edgar Allan Poe 1891 (quarterback)

1890
Sheppard Homans, Jr. 1892 (fullback)
Jesse B. Riggs 1892 (guard)
Ralph H. Warren 1893 (end)

1891
Sheppard Homans, Jr. 1892 (fullback)
Philip King 1893 (quarterback)
Jesse B. Riggs 1892 (guard)

1892
Philip King 1893 (halfback)
Arthur L. Wheeler 1896 (guard)

1893
Philip King 1893 (quarterback)
Langdon Lea 1896 (tackle)
Franklin Morse 1895 (halfback)
Thomas G. Trenchard 1895 (end)
Arthur L. Wheeler 1896 (guard)

1894
Langdon Lea 1896 (tackle)
Arthur L. Wheeler 1896 (guard)

1895
Langdon Lea 1896 (tackle)
Dudley Riggs 1897 (guard)

1896
John Baird 1899 (fullback)
William W. Church 1897 (tackle)
Robert R. Gailey P.G. (center)
Addison W. Kelly 1898 (halfback)

1897
Garrett Cochran 1898 (end)
Addison W. Kelly 1898 (halfback)

1898
Arthur R. T. Hillebrand 1900 (tackle)
Lew R. Palmer 1898 (end)

1899
Arthur R. T. Hillebrand 1900 (tackle)
Arthur Poe 1900 (end)

1901
Ralph T. Davis '04 (end)

1902
John R. DeWitt '04 (guard)

1903
John R. DeWitt '04 (guard)
Howard H. Henry '04 (end)
J. Dana Kafer '05 (halfback)

1904
James L. Cooney '07 (tackle)

1905
James B. McCormick '08 (fullback)

1906
James L. Cooney '07 (tackle)
L. Caspar Wister '08 (end)

1907
Edwin H. W. Harlan '08 (halfback)
James B. McCormick '08 (fullback)

1908
Frederick M. Tibbott '09 (halfback)

1910
Talbot T. Pendleton '13 (halfback)

1911
Joseph M. Duff, Jr. '12 (guard)
Edward J. Hart '12 (tackle)
Sanford B. White '12 (end)

1912
William John Logan '13 (guard)

1913
Harold R. Ballin '15 (tackle)

1914
Harold R. Ballin '15 (tackle)

1918
Frank L. Murrey '22 (quarterback)

1920
J. Stanton Keck '21 (tackle)
Donold B. Lourie '22 (quarterback)

1922
C. Herbert Treat '24 (tackle)

1925
Edward L. McMillan '26 (center)

1928
Charles H. Howe '29 (center)

1935
Jac Weller '36 (guard)

1950
Holland R. Donan '51 (defensive tackle)
Redmond C. S. Finney '51 (center)
Richard W. Kazmaier, Jr. '52 (halfback)

1951
Richard W. Kazmaier, Jr. '52 (halfback)
Frank M. McPhee '53 (defensive end)

1952
Frank M. McPhee '53 (defensive end)

1964
Cosmo J. Iacavazzi '65 (fullback)

1965
Charles P. Gogolak '66 (kicking specialist)
Stanislaw Maliszewski '66 (guard)

*Frank G. Menke, The Encyclopedia of Sports (fourth revised edition), A. S. Barnes and Company, 1969, pp. 374-396, and the NCAA College Football Modern Record Book, 1975, p. 56.
+ The following thirty-three Princetonians were named second or third team All-American: halfback Howard R. Reiter 1898, fullback Herbert Wheeler 1900, guard William H. Edwards 1900, halfback Horace B. Bannard, Jr. 1900, tackle Williamson Pell '02, center Hubert F. Fisher P.G., halfback Walter L. Foulke '05, fullback Sumner Rulon-Miller '05, guard Harold H. Short '05, end Norman B. Tooker '06, guard Herbert L. Dillon '07, quarterback Edward A. Dillon '09, center Walter J. Phillips '09, tackle Rudolph C. Siegling '10, center Arthur Bluethenthal '13, halfback Hobart A. H. Baker '14, guard Wilbur J. Shenk '14, guard Frank T. Hogg '17, halfback David W. Tibbott '17, quarterback John K. Stmbing, Jr. '20, halfback R. Maurice Trimble, Jr. '20, center Henry A. Callahan '21, end Armant LeGendre '21, halfback Martin H. Garrity, Jr. '22, guard Melville P. Dickenson '22, tackle Robert W. Beattie '25, end Edmund C. Stout, Jr. '25, halfback Jacob W. Slagle '27 (``the best all-round football player the game has known in years,'' according to Grantland Rice, who omitted Slagle from the first team only because injuries had forced him to spend much of his senior year on the bench), fullback Oliver E. Miles '29, tackle Charles B. Ceppi '34, end R. Kenneth Fairman '34, center Elwood McG. Kalbaugh '35, and halfback George J. Sella, Jr. '50.


From Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, copyright Princeton University Press (1978).

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