1978 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 1978. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP and NEA teams. These are the four All-Pro teams that were included in the Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League.

Offense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Jim Zorn, Seattle Seahawks (NEA)
Archie Manning, New Orleans Saints
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys
Running back Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Walter Payton, Chicago Bears (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Delvin Williams, Miami Dolphins (AP)
Wilbert Montgomery, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2)
Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (NEA-2)
Walter Payton, Chicago Bears (AP-2)
Delvin Williams, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Wide receiver Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Wesley Walker, New York Jets, (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2, NEA-2)
John Jefferson, San Diego Chargers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Tight end Dave Casper, Oakland Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Russ Francis, New England Patriots (AP-2, NEA-2)
Tackle Dan Dierdorf, St. Louis Cardinals (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Leon Gray, New England Patriots (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Russ Washington, San Diego Chargers (NEA)
Doug France, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2, NEA-2)
Art Shell, Oakland Raiders (AP-2)
Leon Gray, New England Patriots (NEA-2)
Guard John Hannah, New England Patriots (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Joe DeLamielleure, Buffalo Bills (NEA, PFWA, PFW-t)
Bob Kuechenberg, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFW-t)
Larry Little, Miami Dolphins (AP-2, NEA-2)
Joe DeLamielleure, Buffalo Bills (AP-2)
Bob Kuechenburg, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Center Mike Webster, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Jim Langer, Miami Dolphins (AP-2, NEA-2)

Defense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Jack Youngblood, Los Angeles Rams (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Bubba Baker, Detroit Lions (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Lyle Alzado, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Elvin Bethea, Houston Oilers (NEA-2)
Defensive tackle Randy White, Dallas Cowboys (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Louis Kelcher, San Diego Chargers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Larry Brooks, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2, NEA-2)
Curley Culp, Houston Oilers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Joe Klecko, New York Jets (UPI)
Middle linebacker Randy Gradishar, Denver Broncos (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh Steelers (NEA-2)
Bill Bergey, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2)
Outside linebacker Jack Ham, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Robert Brazile, Houston Oilers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Tom Jackson, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Ted Hendricks, Oakland Raiders (NEA-2)
Brad Van Pelt, New York Giants (NEA-2)
Harry Carson, New York Giants (AP-2)
Cornerback Louis Wright, Denver Broncos (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Willie Buchanon, Green Bay Packers (AP, PFWA-t, PFW)
Mike Haynes, New England Patriots (NEA, PFWA-t)
Mel Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Pat Thomas, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Willie Buchanon, Green Bay (NEA-2)
Mike Haynes, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Safety Cliff Harris, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA-t, PFW)
Thom Darden, Cleveland Browns (NEA, PFWA-t, PFW)
Charlie Waters, Dallas Cowboys (NEA, PFWA)
Ken Houston, Washington Redskins (AP)
Donnie Shell, Pittsburgh Steelers (NEA-2)
Cliff Harris, Dallas Cowboys (NEA-2)
Thom Darden, Cleveland Browns (AP-2)
Charlie Waters, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)

Special teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Frank Corral, Los Angeles Rams (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Pat Leahy, New York Jets (AP)
Mark Moseley, Washington Redskins (NEA-2)
Frank Corral, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2)
Punter Ray Guy, Oakland Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Dave Jennings, New York Giants (AP-2, NEA-2)
Kick Returner Rick Upchurch, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA)
Tony Green, Washington Redskins (PFW)
Tony Green, 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 voting.

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