1939 United Press All-Pacific Coast Team – Kenny Washington Considered Outstanding Back

James A. Sullivan, United Press – San Francisco, December 5th, 1939
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“The sports editors and writers of United Press newspapers in the Far West today present their Pacific Coast all-star football team in 1939. One of the strongest teams ever chosen by the annual poll, it offers eleven players whose work this year gained not only sectional but national recognition. Six teams are represented on the first squad, with the UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, considered the strongest team on the Coast, winning three places; SANTA CLARA, king of independents, and OREGON STATE, beaten only by U.S.C. this year, getting two each; OREGON, a team that started fast and then slumped, placing two; and U.C.L.A., which plays U.S.C. for the conference title Saturday, and the UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON getting one each.

(UCLA left halfback KENNY) WASHINGTON was considered the outstanding back and (USC guard HARRY) SMITH the best lineman. The vote for Washington at halfback, (USC’s GRENVILLE) LANSDELL, (SANTA CLARA’s JOHNNY) SCHIECHL at center and Smith for one guard post was almost unanimous. (SANTA CLARA’s WILLIAM) ANAHU was considered the leading end; (OREGON’s JIM) STUART the best tackle.”

1939 UNITED PRESS ALL-PACIFIC COAST
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First Team
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Center ……………………….. Johnny SCHIECHL, Santa Clara
Guard ………………………… Harry SMITH, USC
Guard ………………………… Eberle SCHULTZ, Oregon State
Tackle ……………………….. Jim STUART, Oregon
Tackle ……………………….. Phil GASPAR, USC
End ……………………………. William ANAHU, Santa Clara
End ……………………………. Jay MACDOWELL, Washington
Quarterback ………………. Grenville LANSDELL, USC
Halfback ……………………. Kenny WASHINGTON, UCLA
Halfback ……………………. Jay GRAYBEAL, Oregon
Fullback …………………….. Jim KISSELBURGH, Oregon State

Second Team
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Center ……………………….. Rudy MUCHA, Washington
Guard ………………………… Jack SOMMERS, UCLA
Guard ………………………… Leonard YOUNCE, Oregon State
Tackle ……………………….. Lee ARTOE, California
Tackle ……………………….. Howard STOECKER, USC
End ……………………………. Al KRUEGER, USC
End ……………………………. Vic REGINATO, Oregon
Quarterback ………………. Ambrose SCHINDLER, USC
Halfback ……………………. Dean MCADAMS, Washington
Halfback ……………………. Jim JOHNSON, Santa Clara
Fullback …………………….. Art ZIMMERMAN, San Jose State

Honorable Mention *
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Center ……………………….. Ed DEMPSEY, USC
Guard ………………………… Ben SOHN, USC
Guard ………………………… John FRAWLEY, UCLA
Tackle ……………………….. Mladen ZARUBICA, UCLA
Tackle ……………………….. Del LYMAN, UCLA
End ……………………………. Woody STRODE, UCLA
End ……………………………. Bill FISK, USC
End ……………………………. Bob WINSLOW, USC
End ……………………………. Don MACPHERSON, UCLA
Halfback ……………………. Jackie ROBINSON, UCLA
Halfback ……………………. Bob HOFFMAN, USC
Fullback …………………….. Bob PEOPLES, USC

* Note — only UCLA and USC players listed here

“For the other positions, the race for the first (& second teams) was close … Strode, Winslow and Fisk drew heavy votes for the end posts … (Oregon State’s Vic) Sears; (Stanford’s Stan) Anderson and (Santa Clara’s Nick) Stubler for tackles; (Stanford fullback Norm) Standlee, Hoffman, (Tony) Canadeo of Gonzaga and (Jackie) Robinson of U.C.L.A. for backfield posts.”

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