1988 All-Pro Team

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The 1988 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 1988. 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. In 1988 the Associated Press did not choose a kick returner.

Offense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN) Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2)
Running back Eric Dickerson, Indianapolis Colts (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Roger Craig, San Francisco 49ers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Herschel Walker, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2, NEA-2)
Ickey Woods, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2, NEA-2)
Wide receiver Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Henry Ellard, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA, NEA, PFW)
Eddie Brown, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA)
Al Toon, New York Jets (TSN)
Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers (NEA-2)
Al Toon, New York Jets (AP-2, NEA-2)
Eddie Brown, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2)
Tight end Keith Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Mickey Shuler, New York Jets (NEA)
Keith Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (NEA-2)
Tackle Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Gary Zimmerman, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA)
Jackie Slater, Los Angeles Rams (PFW)
Irv Pankey, Los Angeles Rams (NEA)
Bruce Armstrong, New England Patriots (TSN)
Luis Sharpe, Phoenix Cardinals (AP-2)
Chris Hinton, Indianapolis Colts (NEA-2)
Bruce Armstrong, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Gary Zimmerman Minnesota Vikings (NEA-2)
Guard Tom Newberry, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Bruce Matthews, Houston Oilers (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Mike Munchak, Houston Oilers (NEA)
Bill Fralic, Atlanta Falcons (NEA)
Max Montoya, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA-2)
Bruce Matthews, Houston Oilers (NEA-2)
Mike Munchak, Houston Oilers (AP-2)
Bill Fralic, Atlanta Falcons] (AP-2)
Center Jay Hilgenberg, Chicago Bears (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN) Ray Donaldson, Indianapolis Colts (NEA-2)
Kent Hull, Buffalo Bills (AP-2)

Defense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Richard Dent, Chicago Bears (AP-2, NEA-2)
Ray Childress, Houston Oilers (AP-2, NEA-2)
Defensive tackle Tim Krumrie, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Keith Millard, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Dan Hampton, Chicago Bears (NEA, PFW)
Michael Carter, San Francisco 49ers (NEA)
Steve McMichael, Chicago Bears (NEA-2)
Keith Millard, Minnesota Vikings (NEA-2)
Dan Hampton, Chicago Bears (AP-2)
Michael Carter, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
Middle linebacker Mike Singletary, Chicago Bears (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Shane Conlan, Buffalo Bills (PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Vaughan Johnson, New Orleans Saints (NEA)
John Offerdahl, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Scott Studwell, Minnesota Vikings (NEA-2)
Shane Conlan, Buffalo Bills (AP-2)
Outside linebacker Cornelius Bennett, Buffalo Bills (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Tim Harris, Green Bay Packers (NEA)
Andre Tippett, New England Patriots (AP-2, NEA-2)
Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants (NEA-2)
Tim Harris, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Cornerback Frank Minnifield, Cleveland Browns (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Carl Lee, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Ronnie Lippett, New England Patriots (NEA)
Carl Lee, Minnesota Vikings (NEA-2)
Jerry Gray, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Safety Joey Browner, Minnesota Vikings (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Deron Cherry, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 49ers (NEA)
David Fulcher, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2)
Bennie Blades, Detroit Lions (NEA-2)
Deron Cherry, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2)
Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)

Special teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Scott Norwood, Buffalo Bills (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Nick Lowery, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA)
Dean Biasucci, Indianapolis Colts (TSN)
Morten Andersen, New Orleans Saints (NEA-2)
Dean Biasucci, Indianapolis Colts (AP-2)
Punter Jim Arnold, Detroit (PFWA, NEA, PFW)
Mike Horan, Denver Broncos (AP, TSN)
Jim Arnold, Detroit (AP-2)
Mike Horan, Denver Broncos (NEA-2)
Kick Returner Tim Brown, Los Angeles Raiders (PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Punt Returner John Taylor, San Francisco 49ers (PFWA, PFW, TSN)
Special Teams Eugene Seale, Houston Oilers (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
  • TSN = The Sporting News All-Pro team
  • t = players tied in selection

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