1931 All-Pro Team

The 1931 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 1931 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Green Bay Press-Gazette based on the returns of ballots sent to each club in the league as well as sports writers and officials,[1] the United Press (UP),[2] and Collyer's Eye (CE).[3]

Players displayed in bold were consensus first-team selections. Four players were unanimously selected for the first team by all three selectors: Portsmouth Spartans quarterback Dutch Clark; Chicago Bears halfback Red Grange; Chicago Cardinals fullback Ernie Nevers; and New York Giants guard Butch Gibson.

Team

Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Dutch Clark Portsmouth Spartans GB-1, UP-1, CE-1
Quarterback Red Dunn Green Bay Packers GB-2, UP-2
Quarterback Carl Brumbaugh Chicago Bears CE-2
Quarterback Benny Friedman New York Giants GB-3
Halfback Red Grange Chicago Bears GB-1, UP-1, CE-1
Halfback Ken Strong Staten Island Stapletons GB-2, UP-1, CE-1
Halfback Johnny Blood Green Bay Packers UP-2, GB-1
Halfback Dick Nesbitt Chicago Bears UP-2, GB-3
Halfback Glenn Presnell Portsmouth Spartans GB-2
Halfback Hap Moran New York Giants CE-2
Halfback Father Lumpkin Portsmouth Spartans GB-3
Fullback Ernie Nevers Chicago Cardinals GB-1, UP-1, CE-1
Fullback Johnny Kitzmiller New York Giants UP-2
Fullback Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears CE-2
Fullback Bo Molenda Green Bay Packers GB-2
Fullback Herb Joesting Chicago Bears GB-3
End LaVern Dilweg Green Bay Packers GB-1, UP-1, CE-2
End Luke Johnsos Chicago Bears GB-2, UP-1, CE-2
End Bill McKalip Portsmouth Spartans GB-2, UP-2, CE-1
End Red Badgro New York Giants GB-1
End Tom Nash Green Bay Packers CE-1
End Chuck Braidwood Cleveland Indians UP-2
End Ray Flaherty New York Giants GB-3
End Al Rose Providence Steam Roller GB-3
Tackle Cal Hubbard Green Bay Packers GB-1, UP-1
Tackle Bill Owen New York Giants GB-3, UP-2, CE-1
Tackle Len Grant New York Giants UP-1, CE-2
Tackle Dick Stahlman Green Bay Packers GB-2, CE-1
Tackle George Christensen Portsmouth Spartans GB-1
Tackle Jap Douds Portsmouth Spartans GB-2, CE-2
Tackle Link Lyman Chicago Bears UP-2
Tackle Lou Gordon Brooklyn Dodgers GB-3
Guard Butch Gibson New York Giants GB-1, UP-1, CE-1
Guard Mike Michalske Green Bay Packers GB-1, UP-1, CE-2
Guard Zuck Carlson Chicago Bears GB-3, CE-1
Guard Walt Kiesling Chicago Cardinals GB-2, UP-2, CE-2
Guard Dave Myers Brooklyn Dodgers UP-2
Guard Al Graham Providence Steam Roller GB-2
Guard Maury Bodenger Portsmouth Spartans GB-3
Center Frank McNally Chicago Bears GB-1, UP-1
Center Nate Barragar Green Bay Packers GB-3, UP-2, CE-1
Center Mel Hein New York Giants GB-2
Center Bert Pearson Chicago Bears CE-2

References

  1. ^ George Whitney Calhoun (December 19, 1931). "Four Green Bay Players Chosen On All-American". Green Bay Press-Gazette. p. 13.
  2. ^ George Kirksey (December 15, 1931). "Dutch Clark Is Named On All-America Pro Team: Kirksey Selects Leading Stars On Annual Selection". The Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner. p. 14.
  3. ^ "1931 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
Red Badgro

Morris Hiram "Red" Badgro (December 1, 1902 – July 13, 1998) was an American football player and football coach who also played professional baseball. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

A native of Orillia, Washington, he attended the University of Southern California (USC) where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He then played nine seasons of professional football as an end for the New York Yankees (1927–1928), New York Giants (1930–1935), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1936). He was selected as a first-team All-Pro in 1931, 1933, and 1934. He scored the first touchdown in the first NFL Championship Game and was a member of the 1934 New York Giants team that won the second NFL Championship Game.

Badgro also played professional baseball as an outfielder for six years from 1928 to 1933, including two seasons in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Browns (1929–1930). After his career as an athlete was over, Badgro served as a football coach for 14 years, including stints as the ends coach for Columbia (1939–1942) and Washington (1946–1953).

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