1976 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 1976. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP, 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 and compose the Consensus All-pro team for 1976.

Offense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Bert Jones, Baltimore Colts (AP, NEA, PFWA)
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders (PFW)
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Running back O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Walter Payton, Chicago Bears (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Chuck Foreman, Minnesota Vikings (NEA)
Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore Colts (AP-2)
Walter Payton, Chicago Bears (NEA-2)
Chuck Foreman, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Wide receiver Cliff Branch, Oakland Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Drew Pearson, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Isaac Curtis, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA)
Roger Carr, Baltimore Colts (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Charlie Joiner, San Diego Chargers (NEA-2)
Isaac Curtis, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Tight end Dave Casper, Oakland Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Russ Francis, New England Patriots (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Tackle Dan Dierdorf, St. Louis Cardinals (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Ron Yary, Minnesota Vikings (AP, NEA, PFWA)
Art Shell, Oakland Raiders (PFW)
George Kunz, Baltimore Colts (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Rayfield Wright, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Guard Joe DeLamielleure, Buffalo Bills (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
John Hannah, New England Patriots (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Conrad Dobler, St. Louis Cardinals (NEA)
Gene Upshaw, Oakland Raiders (AP-2, NEA-2, PFW-2)
Ed White, Minnesota Vikings (PFWA-2)
John Hannah, New England Patriots (NEA-2)
Conrad Dobler, St. Louis Cardinals (AP-2)
Center Jim Langer, Miami Dolphins (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Tom Banks, St. Louis Cardinals (AP)
Jim Langer, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)
Tom Banks, St. Louis Cardinals (NEA-2, PFWA-2)

Defense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Jack Youngblood, Los Angeles Rams (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Tommy Hart, San Francisco 49ers (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
John Dutton, Baltimore Colts (AP)
Coy Bacon, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Harvey Martin, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Claude Humphrey, Atlanta Falcons (NEA-2)
Tommy Hart, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
John Dutton, Baltimore Colts (PFWA-2)
Defensive tackle Wally Chambers, Chicago Bears (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Jerry Sherk, Cleveland Browns (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Alan Page, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Joe Greene, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Cleveland Elam, San Francisco 49ers (NEA-2)
Joe Ehrmann, Baltimore Colts (PFWA-2)
Middle linebacker Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Bill Bergey, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Outside linebacker Jack Ham, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Chris Hanburger, Washington Redskins (NEA, PFW)
Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles Rams (AP)
Robert Brazile, Houston Oilers (PFWA)
Ted Hendricks, Oakland Raiders (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Phil Villapiano, Oakland Raiders (NEA-2)
Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles Rams (PFWA-2)
Robert Brazile, Houston Oilers (AP-2)
Cornerback Monte Jackson, Los Angeles Rams (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Roger Wehrli, St. Louis Cardinals (AP, PFWA)
Lemar Parrish, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA)
Mel Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers (PFW)
Mike Haynes, New England Patriots (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Ken Riley, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Mel Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers (NEA-2)
Safety Cliff Harris, Dallas Cowboys (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Ken Houston, Washington Redskins (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Tommy Casanova, Cincinnati Bengals (AP)
Mike Wagner, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Glen Edwards, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Thom Darden, Cleveland Browns (PFWA-2)
Tommy Casanova, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA-2, PFWA-2)

Special teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Jim Bakken, St. Louis Cardinals (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Efren Herrera, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Jan Stenerud, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2)
Punter Ray Guy, Oakland Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) John James, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Kick Returner Rick Upchurch, Denver Broncos (AP)
Duriel Harris, Miami Dolphins (PFW)
Eddie Brown, Washington Redskins (AP-2)
Punt Returner Rick Upchurch, Denver Broncos (PFW)

Key[edit]

AP = Associated Press All-Pro team; AP-2 Associated Press Second-team All-Pro; 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.

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