The 1961 All-Southwest Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Southwest Conference teams for the 1961 college football season. The selectors for the 1961 season included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press International (UPI). Players selected as first-team players by both the AP and UPI are designated in bold.
All Southwest selections
- Jimmy Saxton, Texas (AP-1; UPI-1)
- Mike Cotten, Texas (AP-1; UPI-1)
- Lance Alworth, Arkansas (AP-1; UPI-1)
- Roland Jackson, Rice (AP-1; UPI-1)
- Dean Garrett, Arkansas (AP-1; UPI-1)
- Ray Schoenke, SMU (AP-1)
- Johnny Treadwell, Texas (AP-1)
- Adkins, Baylor (UPI-1)
Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UPI
- "Saxton, Alworth Lead Coaches' All-Southwest Conference Teams". Corsicana Daily Sun. December 4, 1961. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
- "UPI All-Southwest Conference". The Bryan Daily Eagle. December 3, 1961. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.