1936 All-Pro Team

The 1936 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 1936 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the NFL coaches (NFL),[1] the United Press (UP),[2] Collyer's Eye (CE),[3] and the Chicago Daily News (CDN).[3]

Four players were selected for the first team by all four selectors: Detroit Lions quarterback Dutch Clark; Boston Redskins halfback Cliff Battles; Chicago Bears end Bill Hewitt; and Green Bay Packers guard Lon Evans. Three others were selected for the first team by three selectors: Chicago Bears fullback Bronko Nagurski; Boston Redskins tackle Turk Edwards; and New York Giants center Mel Hein.


Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Dutch Clark Detroit Lions NFL-1, UP-1, CE-1, CDN-1
Quarterback Riley Smith Boston Redskins NFL-2
Quarterback Bernie Masterson Chicago Bears CDN-2
Halfback Cliff Battles Boston Redskins NFL-1, UP-1, CE-1, CDN-1
Halfback Tuffy Leemans New York Giants NFL-1, UP-2 [quarterback], CE-1, CDN-2
Halfback Arnie Herber Green Bay Packers NFL-2, CE-2, CDN-1
Halfback Ernie Caddel Detroit Lions NFL-2, CDN-2
Halfback Beattie Feathers Chicago Bears UP-2, CE-2
Halfback George Grosvenor Chicago Cardinals UP-2
Halfback Ralph Kercheval Brooklyn Dodgers CE-2
Fullback Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears NFL-2, UP-1, CE-1, CDN-1
Fullback Clarke Hinkle Green Bay Packers NFL-1, UP-1
Fullback Ace Gutowsky Detroit Lions UP-2, CE-2, CDN-2
End Bill Hewitt Chicago Bears NFL-1, UP-1, CE-1, CDN-1
End Milt Gantenbein Green Bay Packers NFL-2, UP-1, CE-2, CDN-1
End Don Hutson Green Bay Packers NFL-1, UP-2, CE-1, CDN-2
End Bill Smith Chicago Cardinals NFL-2, UP-2
End Joe Carter Philadelphia Eagles CE-2, CDN-2
Tackle Turk Edwards Boston Redskins NFL-1, UP-1, CDN-1
Tackle Ernie Smith Green Bay Packers NFL-1, UP-1
Tackle Joe Stydahar Chicago Bears NFL-2, UP-2, CE-1, CDN-2
Tackle George Christensen Detroit Lions NFL-2, CDN-1
Tackle Jack Johnson Detroit Lions CE-1
Tackle Armand Niccolai Pittsburgh Pirates UP-2
Tackle Jim MacMurdo Philadelphia Eagles CE-2
Tackle Ade Schwammel Green Bay Packers CE-2
Tackle Bill Lee Brooklyn Dodgers CDN-2
Guard Lon Evans Green Bay Packers NFL-1, UP-1, CE-1, CDN-1
Guard Ox Emerson Detroit Lions NFL-1, UP-1, CE-2
Guard George Rado Pittsburgh Pirates CE-1, CDN-2
Guard Bree Cuppoletti Chicago Cardinals NFL-2, UP-2, CDN-1
Guard Dan Fortmann Chicago Bears NFL-2, UP-2
Guard Ed Kahn Boston Redskins CE-2
Guard Les Olsson Boston Redskins CDN-2
Center Mel Hein New York Giants NFL-1, UP-2, CE-1, CDN-1
Center Frank Bausch Boston Redskins NFL-2, UP-1, CE-2
Center Ed Kawal Chicago Bears CDN-2


  1. ^ "Place Four Packers On Honor Grid Team: Earl Clark and Don Hutson Each Get 43 of 45 Points For All-Pro Team". Wausau Daily Record-Herald. December 19, 1936. p. 10.
  2. ^ "Four Packers Picked On Pro All-Star Eleven: Dutch Clark Regarded As Greatest Pro". The Sheboygan (WI) Press. December 18, 1936. p. 14.
  3. ^ a b "1936 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
George Grosvenor

George Alfred Grosvenor (August 4, 1910 – September 20, 2001) was an American football player. He played college football for the University of Colorado Buffaloes and professional football for the St. Louis/Kansas City Blues in the American Football League and the Chicago Bears (1935–1936) and Chicago Cardinals (1936–1937) in the National Football League (NFL).

Tuffy Leemans

Alphonse Emil "Tuffy" Leemans (November 12, 1912 – January 19, 1979) was an American football fullback and halfback who played on both offense and defense. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978 and was named in 1969 to the NFL 1930s All-Decade Team.

A native of Superior, Wisconsin, Leemans played college football for Oregon's freshman team in 1932 and for George Washington from 1933 to 1935. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1936 NFL Draft and played eight years for the Giants from 1936 to 1943. He led the National Football League as a rookie with 830 rushing yards and was selected as a first-team All-Pro in 1936 and 1939. He was also selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 1938 and 1941 and helped lead the Giants to the 1938 NFL Championship and the 1939 and 1941 NFL Championship Games.

After his playing career ended, Leemans worked briefly as a backfield coach for the Giants and at George Washington. He also operated a laundry and dry cleaning business and a duckpins bowling alley.

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