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34. Al Wistert

Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943, Al Wistert would play his entire nine-year career in Eastern Pennsylvania.  Playing at Tackle (on both sides of the ball), the former Michigan Wolverine would be named a First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press four years in a row (1944-47).  Wistert would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1950 and was an integral part of Philadelphia's back-to-back NFL Titles in 1948 and 1949.  It is difficult to fathom the Eagles winning those championships without Wistert, who was their team captain. 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame case is a little difficult to quantify, but his impact on the Eagles is undeniable.  The Hall must agree there is a case, as he was a Finalist on the 100th Centennial Slate. 

He was also named to the NFL 1940’s All-Decade Team.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1963
  • Position: Tackle
  • Played For: Philadelphia Eagles
  • College: Michigan
  • Drafted: 5th Round, 32nd Overall in 1943
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
    First Team All-Pro (1944, 1945, 1946 & 1947)
    Pro Bowl (1950)
    NFL Championships (Philadelphia Eagles 1948 & 1949)

  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Recoveries (1) (1951)
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: 2020

Should Al Wistert be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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