1929 All-Pro Team

The 1929 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 1929 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Green Bay Press-Gazette (GB), based on the return of 16 ballots sent to the team owners, managers, and sports writers of clubs in the NFL,[1] Collyer's Eye magazine (CE),[2] and the Chicago Tribune (CT).[3]

Team

Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Benny Friedman New York Giants GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Halfback Verne Lewellen Green Bay Packers GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Halfback Tony Plansky New York Giants GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Fullback Ernie Nevers Chicago Cardinals GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
End LaVern Dilweg Green Bay Packers GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
End Ray Flaherty New York Giants GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Tackle Bull Behman Frankford Yellow Jackets GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Tackle Bob Beattie Orange Tornadoes GB-1
Tackle Steve Owen New York Giants CE-1
Tackle Duke Slater Chicago Cardinals CT-1
Guard Mike Michalske Green Bay Packers GB-1, CE-1, CT-1
Guard Milt Rehnquist Providence Steam Roller GB-1
Guard Walt Kiesling Chicago Cardinals CE-1
Guard Cal Hubbard Green Bay Packers CT-1
Center Joe Wostoupal New York Giants GB-1, CE-1, CT-1

References

  1. ^ "Three Green Bay Packers On All-American". Green Bay Press-Gazette. December 20, 1929. pp. 19–20.
  2. ^ "1929 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Wilfrid Smith (December 22, 1929). "Packers, Giants Get 8 Places On All-Pro Eleven". Chicago Tribune. p. 2-3.
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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History of the Chicago Cardinals

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