1926 All-Pro Team

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The 1926 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors at the end of the 1926 season as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro teams of the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). Selectors for the 1926 season included the Green Bay Press-Gazette poll, the Chicago Tribune, and Collyer's Eye. Three players were unanimously selected as first-team players by all three selectors: fullback Ernie Nevers, halfback/quarterback Paddy Driscoll, and tackle Ed Healey.[1]

Selectors and key[edit]

For the 1926 season, there are three known selectors of All-Pro Teams. They are:

GB = A poll conducted by the Green Bay Press-Gazette identified first and second teams. The selections were limited to NFL players (excluding players in the AFL) and were based on polling of sports editors and pro football managers from 17 of the NFL cities.[2][3]

CT = The Chicago Tribune's teams were selected by Wilfrid Smith, identified first and second teams, and were composed of both NFL and AFL players.[4]

CE = Selected by E.G. Brands, a correspondent for Collyer's Eye, a sports journal published in Chicago. The selections were limited to NFL players (excluding players in the AFL).[1]

Players selected by multiple selectors as first-team All-Pros are displayed in bold typeface. Players who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are designated with a "†" next to their names.

Selections by position[edit]

Ends[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
Brick Muller Los Angeles Buccaneers GB-1, CE-1, CT-2
LaVern Dilweg Green Bay Packers GB-2, CE-1, CT-1
Charlie Berry Pottsville Maroons GB-1, CE-3
Ray Flaherty Los Angeles Wildcats CT-1
Frank Bissell Akron Pros GB-2, CE-3
George Tully Philadelphia Quakers CT-2
Duke Hanny Chicago Bears CE-2

Tackles[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
Ed Healey Chicago Bears GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Walt Ellis Chicago Cardinals GB-1
Frank Racis Pottsville Maroons CE-1
Duke Slater Rock Island Independents CT-1
Steve Owen New York Giants GB-2
John Thurman Los Angeles Buccaneers GB-2
Bub Weller Chicago Cardinals CT-2
Bull Behman Philadelphia Quakers CT-2
Gus Sonnenberg Detroit Panthers CE-2

Guards[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
Jim McMillen Chicago Bears CE-1, CT-1
Johnny Budd Frankford Yellow Jackets GB-1, CT-1
Gus Sonnenberg Detroit Panthers GB-1, CE-2
Jim Welsh Pottsville Maroons CE-1
Joy Berquist Kansas City Cowboys GB-2
Bill Buckler Chicago Bears GB-2, CT-2
Willis Brennan Chicago Cardinals CT-2
Rudy Comstock Frankford Yellow Jackets CE-2
Joe Williams New York Giants CE-2

Centers[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
George Trafton Chicago Bears CT-1, CE-2
Clyde Smith Kansas City Cowboys GB-1
Ralph Claypool Chicago Cardinals CE-1
Herb Stein Pottsville Maroons GB-2
Doc Alexander New York Giants CT-2

Quarterbacks[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
Al Bloodgood Kansas City Cowboys GB-2, CE-1
Tut Imlay Los Angeles Buccaneers GB-1
Joey Sternaman Chicago Bulls CT-2

Halfbacks[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
Paddy Driscoll Chicago Bears GB-1, CE-1, CT-1 [QB]
Verne Lewellen Green Bay Packers GB-1
Eddie Tryon New York Yankees CT-1
Tony Latone Pottsville Maroons CT-1
Hinkey Haines New York Giants GB-2
Curly Oden Providence Steam Roller GB-2
Tex Hamer Frankford Yellow Jackets CT-2
Wildcat Wilson Los Angeles Wildcats CT-2

Fullbacks[edit]

Player Team Selector(s)
Ernie Nevers Duluth Eskimos GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Hust Stockton Frankford Yellow Jackets GB-2
Al Kreuz Philadelphia Quakers CT-2
Cully Lidberg Green Bay Packers CE-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1926 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ John Hogrogian (1983). "1926 All-Pros" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Pro Football Researchers. 
  3. ^ "Lewellen Is Selected On All American Pro Team". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. December 17, 1926. p. 22. 
  4. ^ Wilfrid Smith (December 19, 1926). "Four Bears On All-Star Pro Football Team". Chicago Tribune. p. 2-2 – via Newspapers.com.