1927 All-Pro Team

The 1927 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors at the end as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1927 NFL season. Selectors for the 1927 season included the Green Bay Press-Gazette poll and the Chicago Tribune.[1]

Selectors and key

For the 1927 season, there are five 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 based on polling of league managers and reporters.[2][3]

CT = The Chicago Tribune selected by Wilfrid Smith[1][2]

JR = Jack Reardon, a game official from New York[2]

LA = LeRoy Andrews, head coach of the Cleveland Bulldogs[2]

RS = Ralph Scott, head coach of the New York Yankees. Scott chose separate teams of "power" (RS-P) and "clever" (RS-C) players.[2]

Players selected by three of the five 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

Ends

Player Team Selector(s)
LaVern Dilweg Green Bay Packers CT-1, GB-1, LA-1, RS-C
Cal Hubbard New York Giants GB-1, JR, RS-P
Ray Flaherty New York Yankees JR, RS-C
Carl Bacchus Cleveland Bulldogs CT-1
Chuck Corgan New York Giants LA-1
Tillie Voss Chicago Bears RS-P
Eddie Lynch Providence Steam Roller GB-2
George Kenneally Pottsville Maroons GB-2

Tackles

Player Team Selector(s)
Bub Weller Chicago Cardinals JR, RS-P
Gus Sonnenberg Providence Steam Roller GB-1
Ed Weir Frankford Yellow Jackets GB-1
Century Milstead New York Giants GB-2, CT-1
Joe Kozlowsky Providence Steam Roller CT-1
Duke Slater Chicago Cardinals GB-2, LA-1
Ed Healey Chicago Bears LA-1
Dick Stahlman New York Giants RS-C
Link Lyman Chicago Bears RS-C

Guards

Player Team Selector(s)
Mike Michalske New York Yankees CT-1, GB-1, RS-C
Steve Owen New York Giants GB-1, JR [T], LA-1, RS-P [T]
Jim McMillen Chicago Bears CT-1, RS-P
Jack Fleischman Providence Steam Roller JR
Harry Connaughton Frankford Yellow Jackets JR
Milt Rehnquist Cleveland Bulldogs GB-2, LA-1
Hec Garvey New York Giants RS-P
Al Nesser New York Giants RS-C
Al Graham Dayton Triangles GB-2

Centers

Player Team Selector(s)
Clyde Smith Columbus Tigers GB-1, LA-1, RS-C
George Trafton Chicago Bears GB-2, CT-1, JR, RS-P

Quarterbacks

Player Team Selector(s)
Benny Friedman Cleveland Bulldogs CT-1, GB-1, JR, LA-1, RS-C
Ben Jones Chicago Cardinals RS-P

Halfbacks

Player Team Selector(s)
Verne Lewellen Green Bay Packers CT-1, GB-1, JR, LA-1
Paddy Driscoll Chicago Bears CT-1, GB-1
Bill Senn Chicago Bears GB-2, LA-1
Tony Latone Pottsville Maroons RS-P
Wildcat Wilson Providence Steam Roller RS-P
Red Grange New York Yankees RS-C
Hinkey Haines New York Giants GB-2 [QB], RS-C
Eddie Tryon New York Yankees GB-2

Fullbacks

Player Team Selector(s)
Ernie Nevers Duluth Eskimos GB-1, JR [HB], LA-1, RS-C
Jack McBride New York Giants GB-2, CT-1, JR
Barney Wentz Pottsville Maroons RS-P

References

  1. ^ a b "1927 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e John Hogrogian (1983). "All-Pros of 1927" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Pro Football Researchers.
  3. ^ "Two Packers On All-American '11': Lewellen at Half; Dilweg for End Job". Green Bay Press-Gazette. December 16, 1927. p. 17.
Ernie Nevers

Ernest Alonzo Nevers (June 11, 1902 – May 3, 1976), sometimes known by the nickname "Big Dog", was an American football and baseball player and football coach. Widely regarded as one of the best football players in the first half of the 20th century, he played as a fullback and was a triple-threat man known for his talents in running, passing, and kicking. He was inducted with the inaugural classes of inductees into both the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. He was also named in 1969 to the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.

Nevers played four sports (football, basketball, baseball, and track and field) for Stanford University from 1923 to 1925 and was a consensus first-team All-American in football in 1925. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Duluth Eskimos in 1926 and 1927 and the Chicago Cardinals from 1929 to 1931. In 1929, he set an NFL record that still stands by scoring 40 points in a single game. Nevers also played professional baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Browns of the American League from 1926 to 1928 and the Mission Bells of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 1928 and 1929.

Nevers also had a long career as a football coach, including stints with Stanford (assistant, 1928, 1932–1935), the Chicago Cardinals (head coach, 1930–1931, 1939), Lafayette (head coach, 1936), Iowa (assistant, 1937–1938), and the Chicago Rockets (assistant, 1946).

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