1997 All-Pro Team

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The 1997 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association, and The Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 1997. Both first and second teams are listed for the AP team. These are the three teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. In 1997 the Pro Football Writers Association and Pro Football Weekly combined their All-pro teams, a practice with continues through 2008.

Offense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers (AP, PFWA, TSN) Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
Running back Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Fullback Mike Alstott, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP) Charles Way, New York Giants (AP-2)
Wide receiver Herman Moore, Detroit Lions (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Rob Moore, Arizona Cardinals (AP, PFWA)
Tim Brown, Oakland Raiders (TSN)
Yancy Thigpen, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Andre Rison, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Tight end Shannon Sharpe, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN) Wesley Walls, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
Tackle Tony Boselli, Jacksonville Jaguars (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Willie Roaf, New Orleans Saints (AP-2)
Todd Steussie, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2)
Guard Larry Allen, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Dave Szott, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, PFWA)
Randall McDaniel, Minnesota Vikings (TSN)
Will Shields, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Randall McDaniel, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2)
Center Dermontti Dawson, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, TSN)

Defense[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Michael Strahan, New York Giants (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Chuck Smith, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2t)
Reggie White, Green Bay Packers (AP-2t)
Neil Smith, Denver Broncos (AP-2t)
Defensive tackle John Randle, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Joel Steed, Pittsburgh Steelers (PFWA)
Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2)
Ted Washington, Buffalo Bills (AP-2)
Middle linebacker Levon Kirkland, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Hardy Nickerson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP)
Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2t)
Junior Seau, San Diego Chargers (AP-2t)
Winfred Tubbs, New Orleans Saints (AP-2t)
Outside linebacker Jessie Armstead, New York Giants (AP, PFWA, TSN)
John Mobley, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2)
Chris Slade, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Cornerback Deion Sanders, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Aeneas Williams, Arizona Cardinals (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Aaron Glenn, New York Jets (PFWA) *
James Hasty, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Cris Dishman, Washington Redskins (AP-2t)
Doug Evans, Green Bay Packers (AP-2t)
Safety LeRoy Butler, Green Bay Packers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Carnell Lake, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Merton Hanks, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
Darryl Williams, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2)

Special teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Richie Cunningham, Dallas Cowboys (AP, TSN)
Pete Stoyanovich, Kansas City Chiefs (PFWA)
Jason Hanson, Detroit Lions (AP-2)
Punter Bryan Barker, Jacksonville Jaguars (AP, PFWA)
Matt Turk, Washington Redskins (TSN)
Matt Turk, Washington Redskins (AP-2)
Kick Returner Michael Bates, Carolina Panthers (PFWA, TSN)
Eric Metcalf, San Diego Chargers (AP)
Darrien Gordon, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Punt Returner Darrien Gordon, Denver Broncos (PFWA, TSN)
Special Teams Larry Whigham, New England Patriots (PFWA)

Key[edit]

  • AP = Associated Press All-Pro team
  • AP-2 = Associated Press Second-team All-Pro
  • PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association/Pro Football Weekly All-Pro team
  • TSN = The Sporting News All-Pro Team

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