1939 All-Pro Team

The 1939 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 1939 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the NFL coaches (NFL),[1] Professional Football Writers Association (PFW), the United Press (UP),[2] the International News Service (INS),[3] Collyer's Eye (CE),[4] and the New York Daily News (NYDN).[4]

Players displayed in bold were consensus first-team selections. Four players were selected for the first team by all six selectors: Chicago Bears fullback Bill Osmanski; Green Bay Packers end Don Hutson; Chicago Bears tackle Joe Stydahar; and Chicago Bears guard Dan Fortmann.


Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Parker Hall Cleveland Rams PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
Quarterback Davey O'Brien Philadelphia Eagles NFL-1
Quarterback Ace Parker Brooklyn Dodgers PFW-1, CE-1
Halfback Tuffy Leemans New York Giants NFL-1, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Andy Farkas Washington Redskins NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Frank Filchock Washington Redskins INS-1
Halfback Lloyd Cardwell Detroit Lions CE-1
Fullback Bill Osmanski Chicago Bears NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
End Don Hutson Green Bay Packers NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
End Jim Poole New York Giants NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1
End Dick Plasman Chicago Bears CE-1
End Bill Smith Chicago Cardinals CE-1
End Perry Schwartz Brooklyn Dodgers NYDN-1
Tackle Joe Stydahar Chicago Bears NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Tackle Jim Barber Washington Redskins NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1
Tackle Turk Edwards Washington Redskins INS-1, NYDN-1
Tackle Baby Ray Green Bay Packers CE-1
Guard Dan Fortmann Chicago Bears NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Guard Johnny Dell Isola New York Giants NFL-1, PFW-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Guard John Wiethe Detroit Lions UP-1
Guard Byron Gentry Pittsburgh Pirates UP-1
Center Mel Hein New York Giants NFL-1, PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
Center Alex Wojciechowicz Detroit Lions CE-1


  1. ^ Dillon Graham (December 15, 1939). "Don Hutson Only Packer to Place; Gets the Most Votes". Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent. p. 18.
  2. ^ "UP All Pro Football Selections". Lincoln (NE) Evening Journal. December 14, 1939. p. 15.
  3. ^ "Annual All-Star Pro Clubs Presented Today By INS". Bradford Evening Star and Daily Record. December 6, 1939. p. 10.
  4. ^ a b "1939 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
Dan Fortmann

Daniel John Fortmann (April 11, 1916 – May 23, 1995) was an American football player, coach, and team doctor. He played college football at Colgate University. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears as a guard from 1936 to 1943. He was selected as an All-Pro for seven consecutive years from 1937 to 1943. He was the Bears' team captain starting in 1940 and led the team to NFL championships in 1940, 1941, and 1943.

Fortmann was the line coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team in 1944 and in 1945 served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. He engaged in a medical practice in Southern California from 1946 to 1984 and was the team physician for the Los Angeles Rams from 1947 to 1963. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1983.

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