1971 All-Pro Team

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The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team, the Newspaper Enterprise Association All-Pro team and the Pro Football Writers Association, and Pro Football Weekly All-Pro teams in 1971. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the NEA, and PFWA teams. These are the four All-Pro teams that are included in the Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League[1] and compose the Consensus All-pro team for 1971.

Offense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Bob Griese, Miami Dolphins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Running back John Brockington, Green Bay Packers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFWA)
Leroy Kelly, Cleveland Browns (NEA)
Floyd Little, Denver Broncos (PFW)
Larry Brown, Washington Redskins (NEA-2)
Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Leroy Kelly, Cleveland Browns (PFWA-2)
Floyd Little, Denver Broncos (PFWA-2)
Wide receiver Otis Taylor, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland Raiders (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Gene Washington, San Francisco 49ers (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Tight end Charlie Sanders, Detroit Lions (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Ted Kwalick, San Francisco 49ers (AP, NEA, PFW)
Tackle Ron Yary, Minnesota Vikings (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Rayfield Wright, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA)
Bob Brown, Oakland Raiders (NEA)
Jim Tyrer, Kansas City Chiefs (PFW)
Winston Hill, New York Jets (NEA-2)
Bob Brown, Oakland Raiders (PFWA-2
Jim Tyrer, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Guard Larry Little, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFWA, PFW)
John Niland, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Tom Mack, Los Angeles Rams (NEA)
Gale Gillingham, Green Bay Packers (NEA)
Gene Upshaw, Oakland Raiders (NEA-2)
Walt Sweeney, San Diego Chargers (NEA-2)
Tom Mack, Los Angeles Rams (PFWA-2)
Gale Gillingham, Green Bay Packers (PFWA-2)
Center Forrest Blue, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Jim Otto, Oakland Raiders (NEA)
Bill Curry, Baltimore Colts (NEA-2, PFWA-2)

Defense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Carl Eller, Minnesota Vikings (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Bubba Smith, Baltimore Colts (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Claude Humphrey, Atlanta Falcons (NEA)
Coy Bacon, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Cedrick Hardman, San Francisco 49ers (PFWA-2)
Bubba Smith, Baltimore Colts (NEA-2)
Claude Humphrey, Atlanta Falcons (PFWA-2)
Defensive tackle Alan Page, Minnesota Vikings (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Bob Lilly, Dallas Cowboys (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Joe Greene, Pittsburgh Steelers (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Buck Buchanan, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2)
Curley Culp, Kansas City Chiefs (PFWA-2)
Middle linebacker Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Dick Butkus, Chicago Bears (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Outside linebacker Ted Hendricks, Baltimore Colts (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Dave Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers (AP, NEA, PFWA)
Bobby Bell, Kansas City Chiefs (PFW)
Chuck Howley, Dallas Cowboys (PFWA-2)
Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Bobby Bell, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Cornerback Jimmy Johnson, San Francisco 49ers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Willie Brown, Oakland Raiders (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys (NEA)
Roger Wehrli, St. Louis Cardinals (NEA-2)
Emmitt Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs (PFWA-2)
Willie Brown, Oakland Raiders (NEA-2)
Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys (PFWA-2)
Safety Bill Bradley, Philadelphia Eagles (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Rick Volk, Baltimore Colts (AP, NEA, PFWA)
Paul Krause, Minnesota Vikings (NEA)
Ken Houston, Houston Oilers (PFW)
Jake Scott, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Ken Houston, Houston Oilers (NEA-2, PFWA-2)

Special teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFWA-t)
Jan Stenerud, Kansas City Chiefs (PFWA-t)
Curt Knight, Washington Redskins (NEA)
Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Curt Knight, Washington Redskins (PFWA-2)
Punter Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs (PFWA) Dave Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals (PFWA-2)

Key[edit]

  • AP = Associated Press All-Pro team
  • PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-Pro team
  • NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association All-Pro team
  • NEA-2 Newspaper Enterprise Association Second-team All-Pro
  • PFW = Pro Football Weekly All-Pro team
  • t = players tied in votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, John Thorn, ed. (August 4, 1999). Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (Revised Updated edition ed.). William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-06-270174-9.