1952 All-Pro Team

1952 All-Pro Team
1952 NFL season
Associated Press
United Press
New York Daily News
1950 1951 ← → 1953 1954

The 1952 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 1952 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Associated Press (AP),[1] the United Press (UP),[2] and the New York Daily News.[3]


Offensive selections
Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Bobby Layne Detroit Lions AP-1
Quarterback Otto Graham Cleveland Browns AP-2, UP-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Dan Towler Los Angeles Rams AP-1, UP-1
Halfback Robert Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions NYDN-1
Fullback Eddie Price New York Giants AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
End Gordy Soltau San Francisco 49ers AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
End Cloyce Box Detroit Lions AP-1
End Mac Speedie Cleveland Browns UP-1
End Billy Howton Green Bay Packers NYDN-1
Tackle Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Tackle George Connor Chicago Bears AP-1, UP-1 [linebacker], NYDN-1
Guard Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Guard Lou Groza Cleveland Browns AP-1, UP-1 [tackle], NYDN-1
Guard Bill Fischer Chicago Cardinals UP-1
Guard Bruno Banducci San Francisco 49ers NYDN-1
Center Frank Gatski Cleveland Browns AP-1, NYDN-1
Center Bill Walsh Pittsburgh Steelers UP-1
Defensive selections
Position Player Team Selector(s)
Defensive end Len Ford Cleveland Browns AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive end Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles AP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive end Larry Brink Los Angeles Rams UP-1
Defensive tackle Arnie Weinmeister New York Giants AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive tackle Thurman "Fum" McGraw Detroit Lions AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive guard Stan West Los Angeles Rams AP-1, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive guard Bill Willis Cleveland Browns AP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive guard Les Bingaman Detroit Lions UP-1
Linebacker Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles AP-1, UP-1
Linebacker Jerry Shipkey Pittsburgh Steelers AP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive back Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions AP-1
Defensive back Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals AP-1
Defensive halfback Bob Smith Detroit Lions UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive halfback Herb Rich Los Angeles Rams UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive halfback Johnny Williams Washington Redskins NYDN-1
Safety Emlen Tunnell New York Giants AP-1, UP-1


  1. ^ "Towler, West Honored on AP All-Pro Football Team". Los Angeles Times. January 9, 1953. p. IV-3.
  2. ^ Norman Miller (December 19, 1952). "United Press Lists All-Pro Selections". Nevada State Journal. p. 12.
  3. ^ "1952 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2017.