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NFL 1940s All-Decade Team

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NFL 1940s All-Decade Team

This is a list of all NFL players who had outstanding performances throughout the 1940s 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.

All information can be Referenced at the Hall of Fame website[1]
Position Player College Team(s) Years Hall of Fame Class
Quarterback Baugh, Sammy Sammy Baugh TCU Washington Redskins 1937–52 1963
Luckman, Sid Sid Luckman Columbia Chicago Bears 1939–50 1965
Waterfield, Bob Bob Waterfield UCLA Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams 1945–52 1965
Halfback Canadeo, Tony Tony Canadeo Gonzaga Green Bay Packers 1941–44, 1946–52 1974
Dudley, Bill Bill Dudley Virginia Pittsburgh Steelers 1942, 1945–46 1966
Detroit Lions 1947–49
Washington Redskins 1950–51, 1953
McAfee, George George McAfee Duke Chicago Bears 1940–41, 1945–1950 1966
Trippi, Charley Charley Trippi Georgia Chicago Cardinals 1947–55 1968
Van Buren, Steve Steve Van Buren LSU Philadelphia Eagles 1944–51 1965
White , Byron “Whizzer” Byron “Whizzer” White Colorado Pittsburgh Steelers 1938 Not Inducted
Detroit Lions 1940–41
Fullback Harder, Pat Pat Harder Wisconsin Chicago Cardinals 1946–50 Not Inducted
Detroit Lions 1951–53
Motley, Marion Marion Motley South Carolina State
Cleveland Browns [1] 1946–53 1968
Pittsburgh Steelers 1955
Osmanski, Bill Bill Osmanski Holy Cross Chicago Bears 1939–43, 1946–47 Not Inducted
End Benton, Jim Jim Benton Arkansas Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams 1938–40, 1942–47 Not Inducted
Ferrante, Jack Jack Ferrante None Philadelphia Eagles 1941, 1944–50 Not Inducted
Kavanaugh, Ken Ken Kavanaugh LSU Chicago Bears 1940–41, 1945–50 Not Inducted
Lavelli, Dante Dante Lavelli Ohio State Cleveland Browns [1] 1946–56 1975
Pihos, Pete Pete Pihos Indiana Philadelphia Eagles 1947–55 1970
Speedie, Mac Mac Speedie Utah Cleveland Browns [1] 1946–52 Not Inducted [3]
Sprinkle, Ed Ed Sprinkle Hardin-Simmons
Chicago Bears 1944–55 Not Inducted
Tackle Blozis, Al Al Blozis Georgetown New York Giants 1942–44 Not Inducted
Connor, George George Connor Holy Cross
Notre Dame
Chicago Bears 1948–55 1975
Bucko Kilroy, Bucko Kilroy Temple Phil-Pitt Steagles [2] 1943 Not Inducted
Philadelphia Eagles 1945–55
Ray , Buford “Baby” Buford “Baby” Ray Vanderbilt Green Bay Packers 1938–48 Not Inducted
Sears, Vic Vic Sears Oregon State Philadelphia Eagles 1941–42, 1945–53 Not Inducted
Phil-Pitt Steagles [2] 1943
Wistert, Al Al Wistert Michigan Phil-Pitt Steagles [2] 1943 Not Inducted
Philadelphia Eagles 1944–51
Guard Banducci, Bruno Bruno Banducci Stanford Philadelphia Eagles 1944–45 Not Inducted
San Francisco 49ers [1] 1946–54
Edwards, Bill Bill Edwards Baylor New York Giants 1940–42 Not Inducted
Ramsey , Garrard “Buster” Garrard “Buster” Ramsey William & Mary Chicago Cardinals 1946–51 Not Inducted
Willis, BillBill Willis Ohio State Cleveland Browns [1] 1946–53 1977
Younce, LenLen Younce Oregon State New York Giants 1941, 1943–44, 1946–48 Not Inducted
Center Brock, Charley Charley Brock Nebraska Green Bay Packers 1939–47 Not Inducted
Turner , Clyde “Bulldog” Clyde “Bulldog” Turner Hardin Simmons Chicago Bears 1940–52 1966
Wojciechowicz, Alex Alex Wojciechowicz Fordham Detroit Lions 1938–46 1968
Philadelphia Eagles 1946–50


1 Team belonged to both the National Football Conference and the All-America Football Conference at different times
2 The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers were merged into one team for the 1943 season due to World War II[2]
3 Three-time finalist to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame[3]


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