The 1937 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 1937 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the NFL coaches (NFL), the International News Service (INS), the United Press (UP), Collyer's Eye (CE), and the New York Daily News (NYDN).
Four players were selected for the first team by all five selectors: Detroit Lions quarterback Dutch Clark; Green Bay Packers fullback Clarke Hinkle; Washington Redskins tackle Turk Edwards; and Chicago Bears guard George Musso. Three others were named to the first team by four selectors: Washington Redskins Sammy Baugh (NFL, INS, UP, NYDN; selected as a halfback); Chicago Cardinals end Gaynell Tinsley (NFL, UP, CE, NYDN); and Chicago Bears tackle Joe Stydahar (NFL, UP, CE, NYDN). Three more were selected by three selectors: Washington Redskins halfback Cliff Battles (NFL, INS, NYDN); Green Bay Packers end Don Hutson (INS, CE, NYDN); and New York Giants center Mel Hein (NFL, INS, NYDN).
|Quarterback||Dutch Clark||Detroit Lions||NFL-1, INS-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|Quarterback||Ed Danowski||New York Giants||NFL-2|
|Quarterback||Ace Parker||Brooklyn Dodgers||INS-2|
|Halfback||Sammy Baugh||Washington Redskins||NFL-1, INS-1, UP-1, NYDN-1|
|Halfback||Cliff Battles||Washington Redskins||NFL-1, INS-1, NYDN-1|
|Halfback||Jack Manders||Chicago Bears||UP-1, CE-1|
|Halfback||Tuffy Leemans||New York Giants||NFL-2|
|Halfback||Ernie Caddel||Detroit Lions||NFL-2|
|Halfback||Johnny Gildea||Pittsburgh Pirates||INS-2|
|Halfback||Ace Gutowsky||Detroit Lions||INS-2|
|Fullback||Clarke Hinkle||Green Bay Packers||NFL-1, INS-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|Fullback||Bronko Nagurski||Chicago Bears||NFL-2, CE-1|
|Fullback||Ray Nolting||Chicago Bears||INS-2|
|End||Gaynell Tinsley||Chicago Cardinals||NFL-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|End||Don Hutson||Green Bay Packers||NFL-2, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|End||Bill Hewitt||Philadelphia Eagles||NFL-1, INS-1|
|End||Ed Klewicki||Detroit Lions||UP-1|
|End||Milt Gantenbein||Green Bay Packers||NFL-2|
|Tackle||Turk Edwards||Washington Redskins||NFL-1, INS-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|Tackle||Joe Stydahar||Chicago Bears||NFL-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|Tackle||Ed Widseth||New York Giants||NFL-2, INS-1|
|Tackle||Ernie Smith||Green Bay Packers||NFL-2|
|Guard||George Musso||Chicago Bears||NFL-1, INS-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1|
|Guard||Lon Evans||Green Bay Packers||NFL-1, UP-1|
|Guard||Ox Emerson||Detroit Lions||INS-1|
|Guard||Johnny Dell Isola||New York Giants||NFL-2, CE-1|
|Guard||Dan Fortmann||Chicago Bears||NFL-2, NYDN-1|
|Center||Mel Hein||New York Giants||NFL-1, INS-1, NYDN-1|
|Center||Mike Basrak||Pittsburgh Pirates||UP-1|
|Center||Frank Bausch||Chicago Bears||NFL-2, CE-1|
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.