1973 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team, the Newspaper Enterprise Association All-Pro team and the Pro Football Writers Association, and Pro Football Weekly All-Pro teams in 1973. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP, NEA, and PFWA teams. These are the four All-Pro teams that are included in the Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League and compose the Consensus All-pro team for 1973.

Teams

Offense
Position First team Second team
Quarterback John Hadl, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings (NEA)
John Hadl, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Viking (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Running back O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFW)
Calvin Hill, Dallas Cowboys (PFWA)
John Brockington, Green Bay Packers (NEA)
Lawrence McCutcheon, Los Angeles Rams (NEA-2)
Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Calvin Hill, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
John Brockington, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Wide receiver Harold Jackson, Los Angeles Rams (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Harold Carmichael, Philadelphia Eagles (PFWA, PFW)
Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins (AP)
John Gilliam, Minnesota Vikings (NEA)
Harold Carmichael, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2, NEA-2)
Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins (PFWA-2, NEA-2)
John Gilliam, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Tight end Charles Young, Philadelphia Eagles (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Riley Odoms, Denver Broncos (NEA)
Charles Young, Philadelphia Eagles (NEA-2)
Riley Odoms, Denver Broncos (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Tackle Ron Yary, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Rayfield Wright, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA)
George Kunz, Atlanta Falcons (NEA, PFW)
Art Shell, Oakland Raiders (NEA)
Charlie Cowan, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Ron Yary, Minnesota Vikings (NEA-2)
Rayfield Wright, Dallas Cowboys (NEA-2)
George Kunz, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Guard Larry Little, Miami Dolphins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Reggie McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (AP, PFWA)
Tom Mack, Los Angeles Rams (PFW)
Joe Scibelli, Los Angeles Rams (NEA)
Gene Upshaw, Oakland Raiders (AP-2, NEA-2)
Gale Gillingham, Green Bay Packers (PFWA-2)
Reggie McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (NEA-2)
Tom Mack, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Center Forrest Blue, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Bob Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA)
Jim Langer, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)
Len Hauss, Washington Redskins (PFWA-2)
Jack Rudnay, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW) Roy Gerela, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Punter Ray Guy, Oakland Raiders (NEA, PFWA, PFW) Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs (PFWA-2, NEA-2)
Defense
Position First team Second team
Defensive end Claude Humphrey, Atlanta Falcons (AP, PFWA, PFW)
Bill Stanfill, Miami Dolphins (PFWA, NEA)
Carl Eller, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFW)
Jack Youngblood, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Elvin Bethea, Houston Oilers (NEA-2)
John Zook, Atlanta Falcons (NEA-2)
Bill Stanfill, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)
Carl Eller, Minnesota Vikings (PFWA-2)
Defensive tackle Joe Greene, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Alan Page, Minnesota Vikings (AP, NEA-DE, PFWA, PFW)
Mike Reid, Cincinnati Bengals (NEA)
Merlin Olsen, Los Angeles Rams (AP-2)
Paul Smith, Denver Broncos (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Manny Fernandez, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Mike Reid, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2, PFWA-2)
Middle linebacker Lee Roy Jordan, Dallas Cowboys (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs (AP)
Lee Roy Jordan, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs (NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Outside linebacker

Chris Hanburger, Washington Redskins (AP, NEA, PFW)
Dave Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA)

Jack Ham, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Chris Hanburger, Washington Redskins (PFWA-2)
Dave Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
Cornerback Willie Brown, Oakland Raiders (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys (NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Robert James, Buffalo Bills (AP)
Lem Barney, Detroit Lions (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Ken Ellis, Green Bay Packers (PFWA-2)
Clarence Scott, Cleveland Browns (NEA-2)
Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Safety Dick Anderson, Miami Dolphins (AP, NEA, PFWA, PFW)
Jake Scott, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFWA)
Bill Bradley, Philadelphia Eagles (NEA)
Mike Wagner, Pittsburgh Steelers (PFW)
Ken Houston, Washington Redskins (AP-2, NEA-2, PFWA-2)
Jake Scott, Miami Dolphins (NEA-2)
Bill Bradley, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2, PFWA-2)

Key

AP = Associated Press All-Pro team; AP-2 Associated Press Second-team All-Pro; PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-Pro team; NEA = Newspaper Enterprise Association All-Pro team.; NEA-2 Newspaper Enterprise Association Second-team All-Pro; PFW = Pro Football Weekly All-Pro team; t = players tied in votes.

References

1972 Buffalo Bills season

The 1972 Buffalo Bills season was the 13th season for the club and its third in the National Football League. It was also their last season at War Memorial Stadium which had been their home field since the franchise started in 1960.

1973 Miami Dolphins season

The 1973 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's eighth season and fourth season in the National Football League (NFL). The team entered the 1973 season as defending Super Bowl champion following its undefeated 1972 season.

In week 1, the Dolphins extended their winning streak to 18 with a 21–13 win over the San Francisco 49ers. However, the following week, they would be defeated 12-7 by the Oakland Raiders to end the winning streak. The streak stood as an NFL record until it was broken by the New England Patriots in 2004 whose record of 21 consecutive wins still stands.

The team won the AFC East, finishing with a regular season record of 12–2, and then defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round and then the Raiders in the AFC Championship game, and defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the league’s eighth Super Bowl. It was the Dolphins’ second consecutive (and to date last) Super Bowl victory. With the Dolphins' combined records of 17–0 and 15–2 over the course of their 1972 and 1973 seasons, the Dolphins posted a 32–2 total record over 2 years, for a winning percentage of .941.

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