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In its official record book, the NCAA designates players who were selected by either Camp or INS as "consensus" All-Americans. Using this criteria, the NCAA recognizes 15 as "consensus" All-Americans for the 1913 season. The consensus players are identified in bold on the main list below ("All-Americans of 1913"). Camp and INS unanimously selected the following seven players as All-Americans:
James Craig, halfback for Michigan. Craig was also one of the best hurdlers in the country, breaking the world indoor record in the high hurdles in 1911 and winning the intercollegiate championship in the low hurdles in 1912. His older brother, Ralph Craig, won gold medals in the 100 and 200-meter events at the 1912 Olympics.
Paul Des Jardien, center for Chicago. At six feet, five inches in height, but weighing only 190 pounds, Des Jardien was nicknamed "Shorty." He led the 1913 Chicago Maroons football team to an undefeated 7-0 record and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. Des Jardien was a multi-sport star who also briefly played professional baseball as a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1916.
Eddie Mahan, halfback for Harvard. Mahan was selected as a first-team All-American three consecutive years from 1913 to 1915. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the first 50 years of the sport and was named by Jim Thorpe as the greatest football player of all time. In 1951, Mahan was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the first group of inductees.
Louis A. Merrilat, end for Army. Merrilat was a first-team All-American in both 1913 and 1914. He was severely wounded by airplane machine gun fire during World War I, but went on to play in the NFL as a 33-year-old rookie in 1925. He later became a soldier of fortune, training Iran's Persian Guard, working with the Chinese Army in the 1930s, and serving in the French Foreign Legion.