1947 All-Pro Team

The 1947 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players who were chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team for the 1947 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.


Position Player Team Selector(s)
Back Sid Luckman Chicago Bears AP-1, UP-1, PFI-1, NYDN-1
Back Otto Graham Cleveland Browns AP-1
Back Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins UP-1
Back Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles AP-1, UP-1, PFI-1, NYDN-1
Back Spec Sanders New York Yankees AP-1
Back Bill Dudley Detroit Lions PFI-1, NYDN-1
Back Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals UP-1, PFI-1, NYDN-1
End Mac Speedie Cleveland Browns AP-1
End Bruce Alford New York Yankees AP-1
End Ken Kavanaugh Chicago Bears UP-1, NYDN-1
End Malcolm Kutner Chicago Cardinals UP-1, PFI-1
End Val Jansante Pittsburgh Steelers NYDN-1
End Larry Craig Green Bay Packers PFI-1
Tackle Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Tackle Fred Davis Chicago Bears UP-1, PFI-1, NYDN-1
Tackle Dick Huffman Los Angeles Rams AP-1
Tackle Stan Mauldin Chicago Cardinals PFI-1
Guard Riley Matheson Los Angeles Rams AP-1, NYDN-1
Guard Bruno Banducci San Francisco 49ers AP-1
Guard Dick Wildung Green Bay Packers UP-1, NYDN-1
Guard Red Moore Pittsburgh Steelers UP-1
Guard Buster Ramsey Chicago Cardinals PFI-1, NYDN-1
Center Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears AP-1, PFI-1, NYDN-1
Center Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals UP-1


  1. ^ Frank Eck (December 12, 1947). "Brown's Graham, Speedie Named On AP All-Pro Team". The Sandusky Register-Star-News. p. 19.
  2. ^ Russ Green (December 12, 1947). "3 Bears, Cards on UP All-Stars". Eau Claire (WI) Leader. p. 14.
  3. ^ a b "1947 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
1947 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 15th season in the National Football League (NFL). The team improved on its 1946 record by winning eight games and losing four. This record tied for the lead in the Eastern Division and qualified the Steelers for the franchise's first playoff berth. It was the Steelers' only postseason appearance before 1972.

It was Jock Sutherland's second and final year as head coach; he died the following April after being found wandering around in a field in Kentucky. Once flown back to Pittsburgh, he was diagnosed as having two brain tumors. He only lived a few more days.

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