1948 All-Pro Team

The 1948 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players who were chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team for the 1948 football season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Associated Press (AP),[1] the United Press (UP),[2] The Sporting News,[3] and the New York Daily News.[4] The AP and Sporting News selections included players from the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference; the UP selections were limited to players from the NFL.

Selections

Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Otto Graham Cleveland Browns AP-1, TSN-2
Quarterback Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins AP-2, UP-1, TSN-2
Quarterback Frankie Albert San Francisco 49ers TSN-1
Halfback Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals AP-1, UP-1, TSN-1
Halfback Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles AP-1, UP-1, TSN-1
Fullback Marion Motley Cleveland Browns AP-1, TSN-1
Fullback Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals UP-1
End Mac Speedie Cleveland Browns AP-1, TSN-1
End Malcolm Kutner Chicago Cardinals AP-1, UP-1, TSN-1
End Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles UP-1
Tackle Dick Huffman Los Angeles Rams AP-1, UP-1, TSN-1
Tackle Bob Rinehard Los Angeles Dons AP-1
Tackle Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles UP-1, TSN-1
Guard Buster Ramsey Chicago Cardinals AP-1, UP-1, TSN-1
Guard Dick Barwegan Baltimore Colts AP-1, TSN-2
Guard Ray Bray Chicago Bears UP-1
Guard Bill Willis Cleveland Browns TSN-1
Center Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears AP-1, UP-1, TSN-1

References

  1. ^ "Cardinals, Browns Dominate All-Pro Poll". The Bakersfield Californian. December 17, 1948. p. 37.
  2. ^ Bob Opotowsky (December 17, 1948). "Cards Place Four Men on All-Star Eleven". The Bakersfield Californian. p. 37.
  3. ^ Fred Tharp (January 14, 1949). "Cuff Stuff". Mansfield (OH) News-Journal. p. 14.
  4. ^ "1948 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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