List of Michigan Wolverines football All-Americans

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Michigan Wolverines football All-Americans are American football players who have been named as All-Americans while playing for the University of Michigan football team.


Since 1898, 130 Michigan Wolverines football players have earned first-team All-American honor.

William Cunningham was the first in 1898 based on a performance that led Louis Elbel to write "The Victors". Neil Snow was the second in 1901 based on his role on the 1901 team that outscored its opponents 550–0. Willie Heston was the first Michigan All-American selected by Walter Camp.

There are two players who have earned the distinction three times: Bennie Oosterbaan (1925–1927) and Anthony Carter (1980–1982).

There are twenty-three others who have won the distinction twice: Willie Heston, Albert Benbrook, Benny Friedman, Chuck Bernard, Ted Petoskey, Tom Harmon, Alvin Wistert, Robert Wahl, Ron Kramer, Bill Yearby, Dave Brown, Mark Donahue, Jumbo Elliott, Mark Messner, Tripp Welborne, Greg Skrepenak, Charles Woodson, Steve Hutchinson, Marlin Jackson, and Jake Long, Taylor Lewan, Jake Butt and Jourdan Lewis.

Twenty-one Michigan players have been unanimous All-American selections: Bennie Oosterbaan, Harry Newman, Chuck Bernard, Ralph Heikkinen, Tom Harmon, Bill Daley, Bob Chappuis, Ron Kramer, Jack Clancy, Jim Mandich, Mike Taylor, Dave Brown, Mark Donahue, Anthony Carter, Mark Messner, Tripp Welborne, Desmond Howard, Greg Skrepenak, Charles Woodson, Steve Hutchinson, Braylon Edwards, Jake Long, and Jabrill Peppers.

Sortable chart of Michigan's All-Americans[edit]

Player Position Year Unanimous Consensus Selectors
Cunningham, William C 1898 No Yes CW-1
Steckle, Allen T 1898 No No WC-2
McLean, John HB 1899 No No PI
France, Richard G 1899 No No PI
Snow, Neil E 1899 No No PI
Snow, Neil E 1901 No Yes
Maddock, Joe T 1902 No No NA
Weeks, Boss QB 1902 No No NA
Heston, Willie HB 1902 No No NA; CW-2
Heston, Willie HB 1903 No Yes WC-1; CW-1; FY-1; SA-1
Graver, Herb HB 1903 No No WC-3
Maddock, Joe T 1903 No No WC-3; CW-2; FY-1; SA-1
Redden, Curtis E 1903 No No WC-3
Heston, Willie HB 1904 No Yes WC-1, NYET, FL
Curtis, Joe T 1904 No No WC-2, FL
Curtis, Joe T 1905 No No WC-2
Hammond, Thomas HB 1905 No No WC-3
Schulte, Henry G 1905 No No WC-2
Garrels, John FB 1906 No No WC-3
Schulz, Germany C 1907 No Yes WC-1; CW-2; FY-1
Rheinschild, Walter T 1907 No No FY-1
Schulz, Germany C 1908 No No CON-2 [9]; NYW; PI; FY; TT; CSM; NYET; BSU; BP; PD; NHR; TJ; KCJ; PP; PT; PES
Casey, Wiliam T 1909 No No
Benbrook, Albert G 1909 No Yes WC-1
Allerdice, Dave HB 1909 No No WC-2; NYT-1; TC-1
Magidsohn, Joe HB 1909 No No WC-2
Benbrook, Albert G 1910 No Yes WC–1; TC-1; OUT; ES; LES; TEL
Wells, Stanfield E 1910 No Yes WC-1; OUT
Magidsohn, Joe HB 1910 No No LES-2; TC-1; CP; OUT; TEL; PP-2; WT; PD; NYG; NYMT; PT; ALS; PL; Penn
Wells, Stanfield E 1911 No No WC-3 [hb]; NYG-1; HW-1; HL
Pontius, Miller T 1912 No No ASH-1
Pontius, Miller T 1913 No Yes NS-1; MFP-2; FY-1; PHD-1; TT-1
Craig, James HB 1913 No Yes WC–1; HW-1; INS-1; MFP-1; FY-1; TT-1; TET-1
Paterson, "Bubbles" C 1913 No No WC–3; MFP-1
Hughitt, Ernest QB 1913 No No MFP-2; FY-1
Maulbetsch, John HB 1914 No Yes WC–1; VF [fb]; PHD; WE–1; FM-1; MO-1; PGT [fb]; BN; AC; PS; DD; PET; SLT; MD; NES; DN; PPL; BP; AW; PI; OUT
Maulbetsch, John HB 1915 No No WE-2; MON-2; TC-1
Sparks, Cliff QB 1916 No No MON-1
Maulbetsch, John HB 1916 No No FY-1
Smith, Cedric "Pat" FB 1917 No No
Allmendinger, Ernest G 1917 No No
Culver, Frank G 1917 No No WC–1; NEA; JV-2; PP-1
Lambert, Oscar C 1917 No No WE-2
Weston, Archie QB 1917 No No WE-1
Steketee, Frank FB 1918 No No WC-1; BM-2
Goetz, Angus T 1918 No No WC-3
Goetz, Angus T 1920 No No WC-2
Wieman, Elton T 1920 No No LP-2
Vick, Ernie C 1921 No No FW-3; WC-1; WE-3; MM-2
Goebel, Paul E 1921 No No LP-1
Dunne, Robert J. G 1921 No No NB-1
Cappon, Franklin T 1921 No No NB-2
Goebel, Paul E 1922 No No NYT-1; NB-1; AW-1; LP-1; BE; RO-1
Kirk, Bernard E 1922 No No WC-2; NYT-1; WE-1; NB-2; LP-2; BE; FH-1; RO-2
Uteritz, Irwin QB 1922 No No WC-3; WE-3; FM-1; RO-5
Kipke, Harry HB 1922 No Yes WC-1; NYT-2; AW-1; WE-1; NB-1; LP-1 [qb]; BE; RO-2
Muirhead, Stanley T 1922 No No LP-2; RO-4
Cappon, Franklin FB 1922 No No WE-3; NYT-2 [hb]; FH-2; RO-5 [hb]
Slaughter, Edliff G 1923 No No LP-1
Blott, Jack C 1923 No Yes AW-1; WC-1; NB-1; DW-1
Kipke, Harry HB 1923 No No AW-2; LP-1; TT-3
Muirhead, Stanley T 1923 No No AW-2; LP-2; NB-2
Slaughter, Edliff G 1924 No No WC-1; LP-1; BE-2; NB-1
Hawkins, Harry G 1925 No No JRW-3; WE-3
Brown, Robert J. C 1925 No No AP-2; COL-2; A&S-1; Sun–2; BE-1; NB-1
Edwards, Tom T 1925 No No AP-2; COL-2; A&S-1; Sun–2; BE-1; NB-1
Friedman, Benny QB 1925 No Yes UP-1; AP-2; COL-2; JRW-1; Sun–1; WE–2; BE-2
Oosterbaan, Bennie E 1925 No Yes UP-1; AP-1; COL-1; A&S-1; JRW-1; Sun-1; WC; WE–1; BE-1; NB-1
Friedman, Benny QB 1926 No Yes AP-1; COL-1; CP-1; NYS-1; BE-1; RWJ-2; RG-1; DW-1; ES-1
Oosterbaan, Bennie E 1926 No Yes AP-3; COL-1; CP-1; WC-1; BE-1; RWJ-1; RG-2; ES-1
Oosterbaan, Bennie E 1927 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-1; COL-1; CP-1; HE-1; DJW-1; NYS-1; BE-1; LP-1
Pommerening, Otto T 1928 No Yes AP-1; UP-1; CO-1
Newman, Harry QB 1930 No No INS-3
Morrison, Maynard C 1931 No No AP–3; COL–1; NEA-1; CP–3
Hewitt, Bill E 1931 No No NEA-3
Newman, Harry QB 1932 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; AAB-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; NYT-1; WC-1; TR-1
Bernard, Chuck C 1932 No No AP-3; NEA-1; INS-1
Petoskey, Ted E 1932 No No WC-1; AAB-1; INS-3; NYS-2
Bernard, Chuck C 1933 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1; DJW-1; WD-1
Petoskey, Ted E 1933 No No AP-2; UP-2; CO-2; INS-1; CP-1
Wistert, Francis T 1933 No Yes UP-1; CO-1; INS-2; CP-2; NYS-1; WC-1; DJW-1; WD-1
Everhardus, Herman HB 1933 No No COL-3; NEA-2; INS-2
Patanelli, Matt E 1936 No No AP-3; CP-2
Ralph Heikkinen G 1938 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-1; CP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; NYS-1; WC-1
Harmon, Tom HB 1939 No Yes AP-1; UP-1; CO-1; CP-1; INS-1; NEA-3; NYS-1 [fb]; WC-1; NW-1 (2nd in Heisman Trophy voting)
Harmon, Tom HB 1940 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-1; HE-1; CP-1; CO-1; NEA-1; NYS-1; WC-1 (Heisman Trophy winner)
Frutig, Ed E 1940 No No AP-3; UP-3; HE-1; CP-3
Westfall, Bob FB 1941 No Yes AP-1; UP-1; AAB-1; CO-1; NEA-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1; WC-1
Franks, Julius G 1942 No Yes AP-2; SN-3; INS-1; CP-1; NEA-2; CO-1; NYS-2
Wistert, Albert T 1942 No Yes AP-2; UP-1; SN-2; CP-3; NEA-3; LK-1; NYS-1; WC-1; MS-1
Pregulman, Merv T 1942 No No SN-3; NEA-1; MS-1 [4-way tie]
Pregulman, Merv T 1943 No No CO-1; SS-1 [tackle]
Daley, Bill FB 1943 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-; CO-1; SS-1; INS-1; CP-1; NYS-1
Lazetich, Milan T 1944 No No AP-2; UP-3; FWAA-2; INS-2; CP-2
Madar, Elmer E 1946 No No AP-1; INS-2; CP-3
Chappuis, Bob HB 1947 Yes Yes AP-1; UP-1; PO-1; CO-1; NEA-1; CP-1; INS-1; WC-1; FW-1 (2nd in Heisman Trophy voting)
White, J.T. C 1947 No No FWAA-2
Elliott, Bump HB 1947 No No AP-2; UP-2; PO-1; NEA-3; CP-2; INS-3; FW-2
Elliott, Pete QB 1948 No No INS-1 [defense]
Rifenburg, Dick E 1948 AP-1; UP-1; NEA-1; CP-1; INS-1 [offense]; WC-1; FW-1
Wistert, Alvin T 1948 UP-1; CO-1; NEA-2; CP-1; WC-1; FW-2
Kempthorn, Dick FB 1949 AP-2; UP-2; FWAA-3
Ortmann, Chuck HB 1949 FWAA-2
Wahl, Robert T 1949 No No NEA-1 (offense); FWAA-1
Wistert, Alvin T 1949 WC-1; AP-3; UP-1; TSN; INS-1 (defense)
Wahl, Robert T 1950 No No AAB; AP (defense)-1; UP-2; INS (offense)-1; CP-2
Ortmann, Chuck HB 1950 No No CP-3
Johnson, Tom T 1951 No No CT
Perry, Lowell E 1951 No No UP-3; CP-2
Perry, Lowell E 1952 No No NEA
Walker, Art T 1954 No No AAB, FWAA
Kramer, Ron E 1954 No No AP-3; UP-3; CP-1; INS-2
Kramer, Ron E 1955 No Yes AAB, AFCA, FWAA, INS, NEA, SN, UP, WC
Maentz, Tom E 1955 No No AP-2; UP-2; CP-3
Kramer, Ron E 1956 Yes Yes AP, UP, CP, NEA, INS, TSN, AFCA, WC, FWAA (6th in Heisman Trophy voting)
Pace, Jim HB 1957 No No AAB, AP-1, INS-2, UP-2
Van Pelt, Jim QB 1957 No No INS-2
McRae, Bennie HB 1961 No No AP-3
Bob Timberlake QB 1964 No No AP-1, FWAA, FN [RB], NEA-2 [RB]) (4th in Heisman Trophy voting)
Yearby, Bill DT 1964 No No AFCA-3, AP-2, CP-1, FN, NEA-1
Mack, Tom OT 1965 UPI-2, NEA-2
Yearby, Bill DT 1965 Yes AFCA, AP-2, CP-1, UPI-1, Time, TSN, WC
Clancy, Jack E 1966 Yes AFCA, AP-1, CP-1, FWAA, NEA-1, UPI-1, Time, TSN, WC
Volk, Rick DB 1966 Time, TSN
Dayton, Joe C 1967 CP-3
Johnson, Ron HB 1967 CP-2
Phillips, Ray OG 1967 CP-3, UPI-2
Curtis, Tom DB 1968 AP-2, UPI-2
Johnson, Ron HB 1968 FWAA, FN, AP-2, CP-2, NEA-2, UPI-2
Curtis, Tom DB 1969 AP, UPI, WC, CP, FN
Mandich, Jim TE 1969 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, CP, Time, FN
Huff, Marty LB 1970 AFCA
Dierdorf, Dan OT 1970 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, FWAA, WC, AFCA, Time, PFW, FN
Hill, Henry G 1970 CP
McKenzie, Reggie OG 1971 Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN
Darden, Thom DB 1971 AFCA, TSN
Taylor, Billy RB 1971 FN
Taylor, Mike LB 1971 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time, FN
Seymour, Paul OT 1972 NEA, FWAA, AFCA, TSN, Time
Logan, Randy DB 1972 No Yes UPI, WC, AFCA, FN
Gallagher, Dave DT 1973 Yes Yes AP, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, Time
Brown, Dave DB 1973 Yes Yes UPI, AFCA, FWAA
Lantry, Mike PK 1973 FN
Brown, Dave DB 1974 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, FN, Time
Dufek, Don DB 1975 WC, FWAA, FN
Lytle, Rob RB 1976 Yes Yes AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FN, CFN (3rd in Heisman Trophy voting)
O'Neal, Calvin LB 1976 UPI, WC, TSN, CFN
Smith, Jim WR 1976 AP, TSN, FN, FWAA
Donahue, Mark OG 1976 UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, FN
Donahue, Mark OG 1977 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, FN
Anderson, John LB 1977 FWAA
Downing, Walt C 1977 AFCA, TSN, FN
Leach, Rick QB 1978 AFCA-t (3rd in Heisman Trophy voting)
Simpkins, Ron LB 1979 AP, UPI, WC, FWAA
Greer, Curtis DT 1979 NEA, AFCA, FWAA
Lilja, George C 1980 WC
Carter, Anthony WR 1980 AP, TSN
Carter, Anthony WR 1981 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN
Muransky, Ed OT 1981
Paris, Bubba OT 1981 WC
Becker, Kurt OG 1981 AP, NEA, AFCA
Woolfolk, Butch RB 1981
Carter, Anthony WR 1982 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN (4th in Heisman Trophy voting)
Dixon, Tom C 1983 AP, AFCA, TSN
Humphries, Stefan OG 1983 UPI, FWAA, TSN
Cochran, Brad DB 1985 UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA
Hammerstein, Mike DT 1985 AP, UPI, AFCA
Harbaugh, Jim QB 1986 No No UPI-2 (finished 3rd in Heisman Trophy voting behind Miami QB Vinny Testaverde)
Rivers, Garland DB 1986 NEA, WC, AFCA
Elliott, Jumbo OT 1986 No No AFCA
Elliott, Jumbo OT 1987 No Yes UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA
Messner, Mark DT 1987 No No TSN
Messner, Mark DT 1988 Yes Yes AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN
Vitale, John C 1988 No No UPI, WC
Welborne, Tripp DB 1989 Yes Yes AP, UPI, WC, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, FN
Welborne, Tripp DB 1990 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN
Dingman, Dean OG 1990 No No AFCA, TSN
Skrepenak, Greg OT 1990 No No WC
Skrepenak, Greg OT 1991 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN
Elliott, Matt OG 1991 No No
Anderson, Erick LB 1991 No No UPI
Howard, Desmond WR 1991 Yes Yes AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, SH, TSN, FN (Heisman Trophy winner)
Hutchinson, Chris DT 1992 No No AFCA, FWAA, SH, FN
Alexander, Derrick WR 1992 No No
Cocozzo, Joe OG 1992 No No
Wheatley, Tyrone RB 1993 No No SH
Hamilton, Remy PK 1994 No No
Law, Ty DB 1994 No No WC
Horn, Jason DT 1995 No No AFCA
Runyan, Jon OT 1995 No No
Carr, Will DT 1996 No No
Irons, Jarrett LB 1996 No Yes AP, AFCA, WC
Payne, Rod C 1996 No No AFCA
Woodson, Charles DB 1996 No No AP, FWAA
Woodson, Charles DB 1997 Yes Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, WC, TSN, FN (Heisman Trophy winner)
Tuman, Jerame TE 1997 No No FN
Steele, Glen DT 1997 No No AFCA
Jansen, Jon OT 1998 No No AFCA
Renes, Rob DT 1999 No No TSN
Hutchinson, Steve OG 1999 No No PFW, CNNSI
Hutchinson, Steve OG 2000 Yes Yes AP, WC, AFCA, FWAA, PFW, FN, CNNSI, Rivals
Terrell, David WR 2000 No No PFW, CNNSI, Rivals
Foote, Larry LB 2001 No No FN
Walker, Marquise WR 2001 No No AFCA
Joppru, Bennie TE 2002 No No PFW
Jackson, Marlin DB 2002 No No PFW
Perry, Chris RB 2003 No Yes AP, AFCA, WC, TSN, PFW, SI, ESPN, Rivals (4th in Heisman Trophy voting)
Jackson, Marlin DB 2004 No Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, ESPN
Edwards, Braylon WR 2004 Yes Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, SI, PFW, ESPN, CBS, CFN,
Baas, David C 2004 No Yes AP, FWAA, WC, CBS
Shazor, Ernest DB 2004 No Yes AP, FWAA, WC, SI, ESPN, CBS, CFN,
Hart, Mike RB 2006 No No CFN,
Branch, Alan DT 2006 No No SI, PFW, ESPN,
Woodley, LaMarr LB 2006 No Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, WC, TSN, ESPN, CBS,,
Hall, Leon DB 2006 No Yes AP, FWAA, AFCA, WC, PFW, CBS, CFN,,
Long, Jake OT 2006 Yes Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, WC, SI, PFW, ESPN, CBS,,
Long, Jake OT 2007 Yes Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, WC, TSN, SI, PFW, ESPN, CBS, CFN,,
Graham, Brandon DE 2009 No No ESPN,,
Robinson, Denard QB 2010 No No FWAA (6th in Heisman Trophy voting)
Molk, David C 2011 No Yes AP, AFCA, FWAA, SI
Lewan, Taylor OT 2012 No No WC, ESPN, AP, SI
Lewan, Taylor OT 2013 No No TSN
Jake Butt TE 2015 No No CBS, SI
Jourdan Lewis CB 2015 No No SI, USAT
Jourdan Lewis CB 2016 No Yes AFCA, AP, WCFF, TSN, SI, ESPN, CBS
Jake Butt TE 2016 No Yes AFCA, WCFF
Jabrill Peppers LB 2016 Yes Yes AFCA, FWAA, AP, WCFF, TSN, SI, USAT, ESPN, FOX, CBS (5th in Heisman Trophy voting)
Maurice Hurst Jr. DT 2017 No Yes AP, TSN, USAT, ESPN, CBS