1940 All-Pro Team

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The 1940 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1940 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the so-called "official" All-Pro team selected by 92 sports writers who were members of the Pro Football Writers Association of American (PFW),[1] the sports writers of the Associated Press (AP),[2] the United Press (UP),[3] the International News Service (INS),[4] Collyer's Eye (CE),[5] the New York Daily News (NYDN),[5] and the Chicago Herald American.[5]

Players displayed in bold were consensus first-team selections. Three players were selected for the first team by all seven selectors: Brooklyn Dodgers quarterback Ace Parker; Brooklyn Dodgers tackle Bruiser Kinard; and Chicago Bears guard Dan Fortmann. Four others were designated for the first team by six selectors: Cleveland Rams fullback Johnny Drake; Green Bay Packers end Don Hutson; Brooklyn Dodgers end Perry Schwartz; and New York Giants center Mel Hein. Another four players were selected by five of seven selectors: Detroit Lions halfback Byron White; Washington Redskins halfback Sammy Baugh; Chicago Bears tackle Joe Stydahar; and New York Giants center Mel Hein.

Team[edit]

Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Ace Parker Brooklyn Dodgers PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1, CHA-1
Quarterback Sid Luckman Chicago Bears CHA-1
Halfback Byron White Detroit Lions PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Dick Todd Washington Redskins INS-1
Halfback Lloyd Cardwell Detroit Lions CE-1
Halfback Fred Vanzo Detroit Lions CHA-1
Fullback Johnny Drake Cleveland Rams PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1, CHA-1
Fullback Clarke Hinkle Green Bay Packers INS-1
End Don Hutson Green Bay Packers PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1, CHA-1
End Perry Schwartz Brooklyn Dodgers PFW-1, AP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1, CHA-1
End Jim Poole New York Giants UP-1, INS-1
Tackle Bruiser Kinard Brooklyn Dodgers PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1, CHA-1
Tackle Joe Stydahar Chicago Bears PFW-1, AP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Tackle Jim Barber Washington Redskins UP-1
Tackle Lee Artoe Chicago Bears CHA-1
Guard Dan Fortmann Chicago Bears PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1, CHA-1
Guard John Wiethe Detroit Lions PFW-1, AP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Guard Steve Slivinski Washington Redskins UP-1, INS-1
Guard Dick Bassi Philadelphia Eagles CHA-1
Center Mel Hein New York Giants PFW-1, AP-1, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
Center Charley Brock Green Bay Packers CE-1
Center Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears CHA-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hutson Again Wins Berth on First String". Green Bay Press-Gazette. December 21, 1940. p. 15.
  2. ^ Dillon Graham (December 11, 1940). "Sam Baugh, Ace Parker Undisputed Picks For All-League Pro Team". Valley Morning Star. p. 7.
  3. ^ "UP All Pro Team". Minneapolis Star Journal. December 2, 1940. p. 24.
  4. ^ "Former Rebel Aces Selected As Pro Stars". Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS). December 5, 1940. p. 15.
  5. ^ a b c "1940 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2017.