Sport: TIME's All-America: The Pick of the Pros

AS Christmas vacation nears, graduating college seniors are busily interviewing for that perfect job with the perfect company. Yet for a small group of seniors, plans for the immediate future are based not on a personnel man's questions but on their own violent demonstrations. They are the college-football players who hope that they have shown enough size, speed, skill and strength to be selected by professional football scouts to play for pay.

Since Walter Camp popularized All-America college teams at the turn of the century, they have become as common as cheerleaders. Yet to...