1940 NFL All-Star Game (January)
1234 Total
Green Bay Packers 31003 16
NFL All-stars 0070 7
DateJanuary 14, 1940
StadiumGilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California
MVPnone selected
RefereeWilbur G. Crowell
TV in the United States
Networknot televised

The 1940 National Football League All-star Game was the professional football league's second all-star game. The game pitted the Green Bay Packers, the league's champion for the 1939 season, against a team of all-stars. The game was played on Sunday, January 14, 1940, at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles, California in front of 18,000 fans. The Packers defeated the all-stars by a score of 16–7.[1] The game was originally scheduled to be played on the previous Sunday, but it was delayed due to rain.[2]

The players on the all-star squad were selected by a national poll of fans.[3] Wilbur Crowell was the referee for the game.[4]


The players involved in this game were:[1][5][6]

NFL All-Stars Roster

Position: Starters: Reserves:
Quarterback Fred Vanzo, Detroit Lions Ward Cuff, New York Giants
Andy Farkas, Washington Redskins
Frank Filchock, Washington Redskins
Pug Manders, Brooklyn Dodgers
Davey O'Brien, Philadelphia Eagles
Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins [a][7]
Bill Osmanski, Chicago Bears [a][7]
Left Halfback Parker Hall, Cleveland Rams
Right Halfback Erny Pinckert, Washington Redskins
Fullback Johnny Drake, Cleveland Rams
Left End Jim Poole, New York Giants Jim Benton, Cleveland Rams
Joe Carter, Philadelphia Eagles
Right End Perry Schwartz, Brooklyn Dodgers
Left Tackle Joe Stydahar, Chicago Bears Turk Edwards, Washington Redskins
Jack Johnson, Detroit Lions
Right Tackle Ray George, Detroit Lions
Left Guard Byron Gentry, Pittsburgh Pirates George Musso, Chicago Bears
Orville Tuttle, New York Giants
Right Guard Frank Kinard, Brooklyn Dodgers
Center Mel Hein, New York Giants Ki Aldrich, Chicago Cardinals

Green Bay Packers roster

Position: Starters: Reserves:
Quarterback Dick Weisgerber Arnie Herber
Clarke Hinkle
Cecil Isbell
Eddie Jankowski
Andy Uram
Left Halfback Jimmy Lawrence
Right Halfback Joe Laws
Fullback Frank Balasz
Left End Milt Gantenbein Don Hutson
Harry Jacunski
Carl Mulleneaux
Right End Allen Moore
Left Tackle Ernie Smith Baby Ray
Right Tackle Charlie Schultz
Left Guard Gust Zarnas Tiny Engebretsen
Buckets Goldenberg
Right Guard Pete Tinsley
Center Tom Greenfield Bud Svendsen

Roster Notes:

a Injured player; selected but did not play


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  2. ^ McLemore, Henry (January 15, 1940). "Green Bay Packers Upset Stars, 16–7". St. Petersburg Times. UP. p. 11. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ McLemore, Henry (January 7, 1940). "Pro Football Players in Game Today". Sunday Morning Star (Wilmington, Delaware). United Press. p. 23. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Pro Bowl Battle Scheduled Today". The Palm Beach Post. AP. January 7, 1940. p. 13. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "1939 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "1939 Green Bay Packers roster". Pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Stars Picked to Meet Bays in 'Pro Bowl'". Milwaukee Journal. AP. December 19, 1939. p. L-6. Retrieved February 14, 2012.