1910 College Football All-America Team


1910 College Football All-America Team

The 1910 College Football All-America team is composed of various organizations that chose College Football All-America Teams that season. The organizations that chose the teams were Collier's Weekly selected by Walter Camp, Leslie's Weekly, and the New York Evening Telegram.

Complaints of Eastern Bias

Even in 1910, complaints were still heard that the All-American selections were unfairly skewed to the Eastern teams, primarily Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Penn, and Brown. In 1910, Walter Camp selected three players from the Western Conference (Albert Benbrook, Stanfield Wells, and James Walker), with the remaining eight all coming from the Eastern schools (including three from Harvard, two from Penn, and one each from Yale, Princeton and Brown). And Camp's list was the most inclusive. Many selectors picked only Eastern players. For example, New York Evening Journal sports writer W.S. Farnsworth's All-American eleven was made up of five players from Harvard, two from West Point, and one each from Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Brown.

The selectors were typically Eastern "experts" who attended only games in the East. In December 1910, an Ohio newspaper ran an article headlined: "ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS OF EAST ARE JOKES: Critics Who Never Saw Western Teams Play to Name Best in Country -- Forget About Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois."cite news|title=ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS OF EAST ARE JOKES: Critics Who Never Saw Western Teams Play to Name Best in Country -- Forget About Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois|publisher=The Mansfield News|date=1910-12-08] The article noted: "Eastern sporting editors must be devoid of all sense of humor, judging by the way in which they permit their football writers to pick 'All-American' elevens. What man in the lot that have picked 'All-American' elevens this fall, saw a single game outside the North Atlantic States? With a conceit all their own they fail to recognize that the United States reaches more than 200 miles in any direction from New York. . . . Suppose an Ohio football writer picked 'All-American' teams. Ohio readers would not stand for it. But apparently the eastern readers will swallow anything."

Key

*WC = Collier's Weekly as selected by Walter Camp [cite news|title=Three Westerners Selected By Camp: Benbrook and Wells of Michigan and Walker of Minnesota Named for All-American|publisher=The Indianapolis Star|date=1910-12-11]
*ES = Evening Standard. This was determined by the consensus among the various Eastern football experts who picked All-American teams. [cite news|author=Foster, John|title=1910 Review of Star Players on Gridiron: Consensus Team for 1910|publisher=The Anaconda Standard|date=1910-12-25]
* LES = Leslie's Weekly, compiled by Edward R. Bushnell, by polling 16 Eastern experts [cite news|title=All-American Team Selected by 16 Expert Football Authorities|publisher=Des Moines Daily News|date=1910-12-12]
*WSF = Selected by sports writer, W.S. Farnsworth, of the New York Evening Journal [cite news|author=Farnsworth, W.S.|title=Picking All-Stars Is No Easy Task: Backfield Men Show Greater Individuality Then Men on the Line and Are More Easily Chosen|publisher=The Billings Daily Gazette|date=1910-12-04]

All-Americans of 1910

Ends

*Stanfield Wells, Michigan (WC – 1)

*John Reed Kilpatrick, Yale (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1; WSF - 1)

*Smith, Harvard (ES – 1; LES - 1)

*Lewis, Harvard (WSF – 1)

Tackles

*Robert G. McKay Harvard (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1; WSF - 1)

*James Walker Minnesota (WC – 1)

*Scully, Yale (ES – 1; LES -1)

*Withington, Harvard (WSF - 1)

Guards

*Albert Benbrook, Michigan (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1)

*Robert T. Fisher, Harvard (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1; WSF - 1)

*Weir, West Point (WSF - 1)

Centers

*Ernest B. Cozens Penn (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1)

*Arnold, West Point (WSF - 1)

Quarterbacks

*W. Earl Sprackling, Brown (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1; WSF - 1)

Halfbacks

*Perry Wendell, Harvard (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1)

*Talbot T. Pendleton, Princeton (WC – 1; LES - 1; WSF - 1)

*McKay, Brown (ES – 1)

*Corbett, Harvard (WSF - 1)

Fullbacks

*F. LeRoy Mercer, Penn (WC – 1; ES - 1; LES - 1; WSF - 1)

Notes

ee also

*College Football All-America Team
*2007 College Football All-America Team
*2006 College Football All-America Team
*2005 College Football All-America Team
*2004 College Football All-America Team
*1970 College Football All-America Team
*1931 College Football All-America Team
*1925 College Football All-America Team

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