1946 All-Pro Team

The 1946 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players who were chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team for the 1946 football season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Associated Press (AP),[1] the United Press (UP),[2] Pro Football Illustrated,[3] and the New York Daily News (NYDN).[3] The AP selections included players from the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference; the UP, PFI, and NYDN selections were limited to players from the NFL.

Selections

Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams AP-1 [back], UP-1
Quarterback Sid Luckman Chicago Bears PFI-1
Halfback Bill Dudley Pittsburgh Steelers UP-1, PFI-1
Halfback Frank Filchock New York Giants UP-1
Back Glenn Dobbs Brooklyn Dodgers AP-1
Back Spec Sanders New York Yankees AP-1
Halfback Hugh Gallarneau Chicago Bears PFI-1
Fullback Ted Fritsch Green Bay Packers AP-1 [back], UP-1, PFI-1
End Jim Benton Los Angeles Rams AP-1, UP-1, PFI-1
End Jim Poole New York Giants AP-1, PFI-1
End Ken Kavanaugh Chicago Bears UP-1
Tackle Bruiser Kinard New York Yankees AP-1
Tackle Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles AP-1, UP-1, PFI-1
Tackle Jim White New York Giants UP-1
Tackle John Adams Washington Redskins PFI-1
Guard Riley Matheson Los Angeles Rams AP-1, UP-1, PFI-1
Guard Bill Radovich Los Angeles Dons AP-1
Guard Augie Lio Philadelphia Eagles UP-1
Guard Ray Bray Chicago Bears PFI-1
Center Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears AP-1, UP-1
Center Charley Brock Green Bay Packers PFI-1

References

  1. ^ "NFL Puts Seven on Associated Press All-Pro Eleven". Detroit Free Press. December 13, 1946. p. 22.
  2. ^ "Dudley Tops All-Star Team Voting". The Pittsburgh Press. December 13, 1946. p. 40.
  3. ^ a b "1946 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
Bob Waterfield

Robert Stanton Waterfield (July 26, 1920 – March 25, 1983) was an American football player and coach and motion picture actor and producer. He played quarterback for the UCLA Bruins and Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. His No. 7 jersey was retired by the Los Angeles Rams in 1952.

Born in Elmira, New York, Waterfield moved to Los Angeles as an infant. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins in 1941, 1942, and 1944. In 1942, he led UCLA to a Pacific Coast Conference championship and was selected as the quarterback on the All-Pacific Coast team.

From 1945 to 1952, he played quarterback for the Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League (NFL). He led the Rams to NFL championships in 1945 and 1951 and was selected as the NFL's most valuable player in 1945. He was the first-team All-Pro quarterback in 1945, 1946, and 1949. Known as one of the best passers, punters, and place-kickers in the NFL, he set NFL career place-kicking records with 315 extra points and 60 field goals, as well as a single-season record with 54 extra points in 1950, and a single-game record with five field goals in a game.

Waterfield was married to movie actress Jane Russell from 1943 to 1968. During the 1950s, Waterfield also worked in the motion picture business, initially as an actor and later as a producer. He remained involved in football as an assistant coach during the 1950s and served as the head coach of the Rams from 1960 to 1962.

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