The 1938 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 1938 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the National Professional Football Writers Association (PFW),[1] the United Press (UP),[2] the International News Service (INS),[3] Collyer's Eye (CE),[4] and the New York Daily News (NYDN).[4]

Players displayed in bold were consensus first-team selections. Four players were selected for the first team by all five selectors: New York Giants halfback Ed Danowski; Green Bay Packers fullback Clarke Hinkle; New York Giants tackle Ed Widseth; and Chicago Bears guard Dan Fortmann. Another two were selected for the first team by four selectors: Brooklyn Dodgers quarterback Ace Parker (PFW, UP, INS, NYDN); Pittsburgh Pirates halfback Byron White (PFW, UP, INS, CE); and Green Bay Packers end Don Hutson (PFW, UP, INS, NYDN). Five players were selected for the first team by three selectors: Chicago Cardinals end Gaynell Tinsley (PFW, INS, CE); Philadelphia Eagles end Bill Hewitt (UP, CE, NYDN); Chicago Bears tackle Joe Stydahar (UP, INS, NYDN); Green Bay Packers guard Russ Letlow (PFW, INS, CE); and New York Giants center Mel Hein (UP, INS, NYDN).


Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Ace Parker Brooklyn Dodgers PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-2, NYDN-1
Quarterback Ed Danowski New York Giants PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Quarterback Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins PFW-2, UP-2, CE-2
Quarterback Riley Smith Washington Redskins INS-2
Halfback Byron White Pittsburgh Pirates PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-2
Halfback Cecil Isbell Green Bay Packers PFW-2, UP-2, INS-2, NYDN-2
Halfback Tuffy Leemans New York Giants PFW-2, UP-2, CE-2, NYDN-2
Halfback Ward Cuff New York Giants INS-2
Halfback Lloyd Cardwell Detroit Lions NYDN-2
Fullback Clarke Hinkle Green Bay Packers PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Fullback Bill Shepherd Detroit Lions PFW-2, INS-2, CE-1, NYDN-1
Fullback Ace Gutowsky Detroit Lions UP-2
Fullback Johnny Drake Cleveland Rams CE-2
End Don Hutson Green Bay Packers PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
End Gaynell Tinsley Chicago Cardinals PFW-1, UP-2, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-2
End Bill Hewitt Philadelphia Eagles PFW-2, UP-1, INS-2, CE-1, NYDN-1
End Joe Carter Philadelphia Eagles PFW-2, NYDN-2
End Milt Gantenbein Green Bay Packers UP-2
End Jim Poole New York Giants INS-2
End Ed Klewicki Detroit Lions CE-2
End Bill Smith Chicago Cardinals CE-2
Tackle Ed Widseth New York Giants PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Tackle Joe Stydahar Chicago Bears PFW-2, UP-1, INS-1, CE-2, NYDN-1
Tackle Bruiser Kinard Brooklyn Dodgers PFW-1, UP-2, INS-2, NYDN-2
Tackle Turk Edwards Washington Redskins PFW-2, CE-1, NYDN-2
Tackle Conway Baker Chicago Cardinals UP-2
Tackle Jack Johnson Detroit Lions INS-2
Guard Dan Fortmann Chicago Bears PFW-1, UP-1, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-1
Guard Russ Letlow Green Bay Packers PFW-1, UP-2, INS-1, CE-1, NYDN-2
Guard Johnny Dell Isola New York Giants PFW-2, INS-2, CE-2, NYDN-2
Guard Orville Tuttle New York Giants PFW-2, UP-2, INS-2
Guard Byron Gentry Pittsburgh Pirates UP-1
Guard Les Olsson Washington Redskins NYDN-1
Guard John Golemgeske Brooklyn Dodgers CE-2
Guard Ross Carter Chicago Cardinals CE-2
Center Mel Hein New York Giants PFW-2, UP-1, INS-1, NYDN-1
Center Frank Bausch Chicago Bears PFW-1, UP-2, CE-1, NYDN-2
Center Mike Basrak Pittsburgh Pirates INS-2
Center Chuck Cherundolo Cleveland Rams CE-2


  1. ^ "Sports Writers in League Cities Select All-Pro Grid Team of 1938". The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA). December 24, 1938. p. 8.
  2. ^ George Kirksey (December 7, 1938). "Whizzer, Gentry Are Chosen On United Press All-Pro Team". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 33.
  3. ^ Lawton Carver (December 6, 1938). "All-America Pro Team Out: Whizzer White at Halfback on White". The Kane (PA) Republican. p. 5.
  4. ^ a b "1938 NFL All-Pros". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 3, 2017.