National Football League 1950s All-Decade Team
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National Football League 1950s All-Decade Team

This is a list of all NFL players who had outstanding performances throughout the 1950s and have been compiled together into this fantasy group. The team was selected by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame retroactively in 1969 to mark the league's 50th anniversary.[1]

Information referenced from the Hall of Fame website[2]
Position Player Team(s) Years Hall of Fame Class

Offense

Quarterback Otto Graham Cleveland Browns [N1] 1946–55 1965
Bobby Layne Chicago Bears 1948 1967
New York Bulldogs 1949
Detroit Lions 1950–58
Pittsburgh Steelers 1958–62
Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams 1949–57 1971
Philadelphia Eagles 1958–60
Halfback Frank Gifford New York Giants 1952–60, 1962–64 1977
Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals 1952, 1954–58 1972
Los Angeles Rams 1959–62
Detroit Lions 1963
Philadelphia Eagles 1964–66
Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers 1952–60 1970
Minnesota Vikings 1961–62
New York Giants 1963
Detroit Lions 1964
Lenny Moore Baltimore Colts 1956–67 1975
Fullback Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts 1955–60 Not Inducted
Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers[N1] 1948–60, 1963 1969
Baltimore Colts 1961–62
End Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts 1955–67 1973
Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams 1948–56 1970
Bobby Walston Philadelphia Eagles 1951–62 Not Inducted
Halfback-End Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch Chicago Rockets [N1] 1946–48 1968
Los Angeles Rams 1949–57
Tackle Roosevelt Brown New York Giants 1953–65 1975
Bob St. Clair San Francisco 49ers 1953–63 1990
Guard Dick Barwegen New York Yankees [N1] 1947 Not Inducted
Baltimore Colts[N1] 1948–49
Chicago Bears 1950–52
Baltimore Colts 1953–54
Jim Parker Baltimore Colts 1957–67 1973
Dick Stanfel Detroit Lions 1952–55 2016
Washington Redskins 1956–58
Center Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles 1949–62 1967
Kicker Lou Groza Cleveland Browns[N1] 1949–59, 1961–67 1974

Defense

End Len Ford Los Angeles Dons[N1] 1948–49 1976
Cleveland Browns 1950–57
Green Bay Packers 1958
Gino Marchetti Dallas Texans[N1] 1952 1972
Baltimore Colts 1953–64, 1966
Tackle Art Donovan Baltimore Colts 1950 1968
New York Yanks 1951
Dallas Texans 1952
Baltimore Colts 1953–61
Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers 1950–63 1969
Ernie Stautner Pittsburgh Steelers 1950–63 1969
Linebacker Joe Fortunato Chicago Bears 1955–66 Not Inducted
Bill George Chicago Bears 1952–65 1974
Los Angeles Rams 1966
Sam Huff New York Giants 1956–63 1974
Washington Redskins 1964–67, 1969
Joe Schmidt Detroit Lions 1953–1965 1973
Halfback Jack Butler Pittsburgh Steelers 1951–59 2012
Dick "Night Train" Lane Los Angeles Rams 1952–1953 1974
Chicago Cardinals 1954–59
Detroit Lions 1960–65
Safety Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions 1951–58 1970
Yale Lary Detroit Lions 1952–53, 1956–64 1979
Emlen Tunnell New York Giants 1948–58 1967
Green Bay Packers 1959–61

Notes:

N1 Team that belonged to the All-America Football Conference for at least part of the player's tenure [3]

References

  1. ^ "Graham, Huff on All-1950s Pro Football Selections". Racine Sunday Bulletin. August 31, 1969. p. 6C – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "NFL's All Decade Team of the 1950's". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers: Yearly Finalists". ProFootballHoF.com. Retrieved 2013.

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