The National Football League is America’s most popular professional sport, so it’s no surprise that every year pundits and league officials find new ways to heap accolades on the best players. The All-Pro Team is one such honor. Each season, a group of sportswriters casts votes to determine standout gridiron heroes. In this smashmouth quiz, do you really know much about the players who have been named All-Pros?
Some of the biggest names in the game are obviously shoo-ins as All-Pros. You already know that guys like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers have been All-Pros, and in these cases, multiple times in their careers. Can you name the players who won the most All-Pro honors during their playing days?
Just the same, a lot of star players actually don’t gather as much attention as you’d think from the All-Pro committee. Do you think you know the men who’ve been mostly snubbed by this honor?
Not every rookie can turn into Otto Graham, Randy White, Ray Lewis or Shane Lechler. And for every Gale Sayers, there’s a burnout like Ryan Leaf. Cast your vote in this NFL All-Pro quiz now!
Each year, sportswriters cast their votes for outstanding NFL players. Many players rack up many All-Pro honors during their stellar careers.
WR Jerry Rice is often called the greatest ever to play the game. So it's not surprising that he had 10 first-team All-Pro selections, tied for the most ever.
Jim Otto, a legendary Raiders center, is tied with Jerry Rice for most All-Pro selections. Both men have 10 to their credit.
In 2017, Todd Gurley ran for more than 1,300 yards in 15 games for the Rams. He was picked as the first-team All-Pro and scored 19 total TDs.
Tom Brady rode the bench for much of his career at Michigan. Then, he dropped to the sixth round of the NFL draft … and is now a three-time All-Pro.
Manning had zero running ability but gashed defenses with his arm. That's why he was named All-Pro seven times in his unforgettable career.
Gonzalez made a name for himself as an unstoppable tight end in Kansas City. In 2004, he caught 102 passes in a single season.
Before he became linked to crime, Simpson was criminally good on the field. In 1973, he ran for more than 2,000 yards with his first team, the Bills.
Even as he struggles with recurring injuries, there's no tight end quite like Rob Gronkowski. He was 2017's first-team pick and if he stays healthy, you can bet he'll pick up another.
He was the "Minister of Defense," an ordained minister and a beast on the field. Reggie White was an eight-time All-Pro.
Sure, it seemed like he threw almost as many picks as TDs, but Favre was a Super Bowl champ, too. He was a three-time All-Pro.
Ron Mix was an extraordinary right tackle who played mostly with the Chargers. He was a nine-time All-Pro who played 142 total games.
In 2017, Hopkins was on fire, with 96 receptions for more nearly 1,400 yards. He played for the Houston Texans.
Four times, "Mean" Joe Greene, became an All-Pro as a standout defensive lineman for the Steelers. And by all accounts he was actually a really nice person when he wasn't trying to kill running backs.
Munoz is one of the most legendary tackles ever to play the game. Nine times, he was selected as a first-team All-Pro.
Lane Johnson plays right tackle for the Eagles. The 6'6" monster is the most valuable RT in all of football.
In the '30s and '40s, Don Hutson was one of the game's best players, and he was on both offense and defense. He played 116 games in his storied career.
Taylor was a vicious linebacker with the Giants. Twice, he led New York's defense to wins in the Super Bowl.
Manning only played for two teams during his career. And he was named All-Pro for both the Colts and Broncos.
For a safety and cornerback, it's almost impossible to log 17 seasons in the NFL. But that's exactly what Woodson did.
Browns star Jim Brown rushed for more than 12,000 yards and ran for 106 TDs. He was an eight-time All-Pro.
He ran for more than 16,000 yards as a Bears running back. He was Walter "Sweetness" Payton, and he was also a five-time All-Pro.
In his prime during the late '90s, Owens was one of the best WRs in the game. He was a five-time All-Pro and in 2000 averaged more than 100 yards receiving PER GAME.
Even in the late stages of his career, Tom Brady is virtually unstoppable. He was picked as first-team All-Pro for the 2017 team.
He has two Super Bowl titles and is a six-time Pro Bowler. But Rothlisberger has never been voted as an All-Pro.
He's a 300-pound defensive lineman and four-time All-Pro. Watt is so talented that he's caught TD passes on offense, too.
Bills star Bruce Matthews literally played every position on the offensive line … and he did it well. It's no wonder he was a seven-time All-Pro.
Of all the players named All-Pros in 2017, just one was a unanimous selection. That was Antonio Brown, who played for the Steelers.
Brown missed the final two games of the season. In spite of that setback, he still led the NFL in receiving yards, with 1,533.
Irvin won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys during the Aikman era. He made play after incredible play … but was only named All-Pro once.