1983 All-Pro Team

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The 1983 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Pro Football Writers Association, Pro Football Weekly, and The Sporting News in 1983. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP and NEA teams. These are the five teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. The NEA choose two inside linebackers for the first time, as a reflection of the 3-4 which was the common alignment for NFL defenses in the mid-1980s.

Offense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN) Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers (NEA-2)
Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)
Running back Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
John Riggins, Washington Redskins (AP, PFWA, PFW)
William Andrews, Atlanta Falcons (NEA, TSN)
Curt Warner, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2)
Tony Dorsett, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Walter Payton, Chicago Bears (NEA-2)
John Riggins, Washington Redskins (NEA-2)
Wide receiver Roy Green, St. Louis Cardinals (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Mike Quick, Philadelphia Eagles (AP, NEA, PFW)
James Lofton, Green Bay Packers (PFWA)
Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks (TSN)
Cris Collinsworth, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2, NEA-2)
James Lofton, Green Bay Packers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Tight end Todd Christensen, Los Angeles Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN) Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland Browns (AP-2, NEA-2)
Tackle Joe Jacoby, Washington Redskins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Anthony Munoz, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, PFWA)
Keith Fahnhorst, San Francisco 49ers (NEA)
Mike Kenn, Atlanta Falcons (PFW)
Eric Laakso, Miami Dolphins (TSN)
Jackie Slater, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2, NEA-2)
Cody Risien, Cleveland Browns (NEA-2)
Mike Kenn, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2)
Guard John Hannah, New England Patriots (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Russ Grimm, Washington Redskins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Kent Hill, Los Angeles Rams (TSN)
Ed Newman, Miami Dolphins (AP-2, NEA-2)
Joe DeLamielleure, Cleveland Browns (AP-2)
Mike Munchak, Houston Oilers (NEA-2)
Center Dwight Stephenson, Miami Dolphins (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Mike Webster, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, TSN)
Larry McCarren, Green Bay Packers (NEA-2)
Dwight Stephenson, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)

Defense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Doug Betters, Miami Dolphins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Howie Long, Los Angeles Raiders (NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Mark Gastineau, New York Jets (AP)
Ed Jones, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2, NEA-2)
Jacob Green, Seattle Seahawks (NEA-2)
Howie Long, Los Angeles Raiders (AP-2)
Defensive tackle Randy White, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Dave Butz, Washington Redskins (AP, NEA, PFW, TSN)
Doug English, Detroit Lions (PFWA)
Fred Smerlas, Buffalo Bills (NEA)
Bob Baumhower, Miami Dolphins (AP-NT)
Joe Klecko, New York Jets (AP-2)
Doug English, Detroit Lions (AP-2, NEA-2)
Fred Smerlas, Buffalo Bills (AP-2-NT)
Randy White, Dallas Cowboys (NEA-2)
Middle linebacker Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Mike Singletary, Chicago Bears (NEA, PFW)
Randy Gradishar, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Jerry Robinson, Philadelphia Eagles (NEA-2)
Tom Cousineau, Cleveland Browns (NEA-2)
Outside linebacker Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN-ILB)
Chip Banks, Cleveland Browns (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Rod Martin, Oakland Raiders (NEA, TSN)
Hugh Green, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TSN)
Rod Martin, Oakland Raiders (AP-2)
Hugh Green, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Chip Banks, Cleveland Browns (NEA-2)
Cornerback Ken Riley, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, PFW, TSN)
Gary Green, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA, PFWA)
Lester Hayes, Los Angeles Raiders (PFW)
Everson Walls, Dallas Cowboys (AP)
Louis Wright, Denver Broncos (NEA)
Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 49ers (PFWA)
Raymond Clayborn, New England Patriots (TSN)
Mark Haynes, New York Giants (AP-2)
Johnnie Poe, New Orleans Saints (NEA-2)
Lester Hayes, Los Angeles Raiders (AP-2, NEA-2)
Safety Kenny Easley, Seattle Seahawks (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Mark Murphy, Washington Redskins (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Johnnie Johnson, Los Angeles Rams (NEA)
Steve Freeman, Buffalo Bills (TSN)
Vann McElroy, Los Angeles Raiders (AP-2)
Deron Cherry, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Nolan Cromwell, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Mark Murphy, Washington Redskins (NEA-2)

Special teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh, New York Giants (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN) Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Raul Allegre, Baltimore Colts (NEA-2)
Punter Rich Camarillo, New England Patriots (NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Rohn Stark, Baltimore Colts (AP)
Rich Camarillo, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Rohn Stark, Baltimore Colts (NEA-2)
Kick Returner Fulton Walker, Miami Dolphins (PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Mike Nelms, Washington Redskins (AP)
Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2)
Punt Returner Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Atlanta Falcons (PFWA, PFW, TSN)

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; TSN = The Sporting News All-Pro team; t = players tied in selection

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