1973 National Football League


The 1973 season was the National Football League's 54th, and 26 teams competed in the league that year. The Miami Dolphins won the 1973 championship.

1973 National Football League Standings
1973 National Football League League Leaders

Atlanta Falcons (9-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Baltimore Colts (4-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Buffalo Bills (9-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Chicago Bears (3-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cincinnati Bengals (10-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cleveland Browns (7-5-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Dallas Cowboys (10-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Denver Broncos (7-5-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Detroit Lions (6-7-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Green Bay Packers (5-7-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Houston Oilers (1-13) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Kansas City Chiefs (7-5-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Los Angeles Rams (12-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Miami Dolphins (12-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Minnesota Vikings (12-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New England Patriots (5-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New Orleans Saints (5-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Giants (2-11-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Jets (4-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Oakland Raiders (9-4-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Philadelphia Eagles (5-8-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Diego Chargers (2-11-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Francisco 49ers (5-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
St. Louis Cardinals (4-9-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Washington Redskins (10-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results


Marker indicates city location, not venue address.


1973 Award Winners


Chuck Knox - AP NFL Coach of the Year
Chuck Knox - Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
O.J. Simpson - AP MVP
O.J. Simpson - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
O.J. Simpson - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
O.J. Simpson - AP Offensive Player of the Year
Dick Anderson - AP Defensive Player of the Year
Chuck Foreman - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
Wally Chambers - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
Roman Gabriel - AP Comeback Player of the Year
Larry Csonka - Super Bowl MVP
Len Dawson - Walter Payton Man of the Year

1973 All-Pros



Associated Press

All-Conference
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Fred Biletnikoff 1st Team
Forrest Blue 1st Team
John Brockington 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Larry Csonka 1st Team
Carl Eller 1st Team
Ken Ellis 1st Team
Norm Evans 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Ted Hendricks 1st Team
Calvin Hill 1st Team
Ken Houston 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Robert James 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
Paul Krause 1st Team
Willie Lanier 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Tom Mack 1st Team
Reggie McKenzie 1st Team
Nick Mike-Mayer 1st Team
John Niland 1st Team
Riley Odoms 1st Team
Merlin Olsen 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mike Reid 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
Isiah Robertson 1st Team
Jack Rudnay 1st Team
Jake Scott 1st Team
Art Shell 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Ken Stabler 1st Team
Bill Stanfill 1st Team
Paul Warfield 1st Team
Dwight White 1st Team
Rayfield Wright 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team
Charle Young 1st Team

All-NFL
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
Larry Csonka 1st Team
Carl Eller 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Robert James 1st Team
Jim Langer 1st Team
Willie Lanier 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Reggie McKenzie 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Isiah Robertson 1st Team
Jake Scott 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Paul Warfield 1st Team
Rayfield Wright 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team
Charle Young 1st Team
Lem Barney 2nd Team
Forrest Blue 2nd Team
Bill Bradley 2nd Team
John Brockington 2nd Team
Harold Carmichael 2nd Team
Charlie Cowan 2nd Team
Roy Gerela 2nd Team
John Gilliam 2nd Team
Jack Ham 2nd Team
Calvin Hill 2nd Team
Ken Houston 2nd Team
Lee Roy Jordan 2nd Team
George Kunz 2nd Team
Tom Mack 2nd Team
Riley Odoms 2nd Team
Merlin Olsen 2nd Team
Mike Reid 2nd Team
Mel Renfro 2nd Team
Bill Stanfill 2nd Team
Fran Tarkenton 2nd Team
Gene Upshaw 2nd Team
Dave Wilcox 2nd Team
Jack Youngblood 2nd Team

Newspaper Enterprise Association
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Bill Bradley 1st Team
John Brockington 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
John Gilliam 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Bob Johnson 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
George Kunz 1st Team
Willie Lanier 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Riley Odoms 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mike Reid 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
Joe Scibelli 1st Team
Art Shell 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Bill Stanfill 1st Team
Fran Tarkenton 1st Team
Dave Wilcox 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team
Lem Barney 2nd Team
Elvin Bethea 2nd Team
Harold Carmichael 2nd Team
Larry Csonka 2nd Team
Manny Fernandez 2nd Team
Roy Gerela 2nd Team
John Hadl 2nd Team
Jack Ham 2nd Team
Ted Hendricks 2nd Team
Ken Houston 2nd Team
Lawrence McCutcheon 2nd Team
Reggie McKenzie 2nd Team
Jack Rudnay 2nd Team
Clarence R. Scott 2nd Team
Jake Scott 2nd Team
Paul Smith 2nd Team
Gene Upshaw 2nd Team
Paul Warfield 2nd Team
Jerrel Wilson 2nd Team
Rayfield Wright 2nd Team
Ron Yary 2nd Team
Charle Young 2nd Team
John Zook 2nd Team

Pro Football Weekly

All-Conference
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Fred Biletnikoff 1st Team
Forrest Blue 1st Team
John Brockington 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
Bobby Bryant 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Larry Csonka 1st Team
Carl Eller 1st Team
Ken Ellis 1st Team
Gale Gillingham 1st Team
Bruce Gossett 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
L.C. Greenwood 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Calvin Hill 1st Team
Winston Hill 1st Team
Ken Houston 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Charley Johnson 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
Paul Krause 1st Team
George Kunz 1st Team
Jim Langer 1st Team
Willie Lanier 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Tom Mack 1st Team
Riley Odoms 1st Team
Merlin Olsen 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
Andy Russell 1st Team
Art Shell 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Paul Smith 1st Team
Bill Stanfill 1st Team
Jack Tatum 1st Team
Gene Upshaw 1st Team
Mike Wagner 1st Team
Paul Warfield 1st Team
Dave Wilcox 1st Team
Tom Wittum 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team
Charle Young 1st Team

All-NFL
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Forrest Blue 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Larry Csonka 1st Team
Carl Eller 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
George Kunz 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Tom Mack 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Mike Wagner 1st Team
Dave Wilcox 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team
Charle Young 1st Team

Pro Football Writers Association
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Forrest Blue 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Gale Gillingham 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Calvin Hill 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Reggie McKenzie 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
Isiah Robertson 1st Team
Jake Scott 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Bill Stanfill 1st Team
Dave Wilcox 1st Team
Rayfield Wright 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team
Charle Young 1st Team
Lem Barney 2nd Team
Bill Bradley 2nd Team
John Brockington 2nd Team
Charlie Cowan 2nd Team
Larry Csonka 2nd Team
Carl Eller 2nd Team
Ken Ellis 2nd Team
Roy Gerela 2nd Team
John Gilliam 2nd Team
Jack Ham 2nd Team
Chris Hanburger 2nd Team
Len Hauss 2nd Team
Ken Houston 2nd Team
George Kunz 2nd Team
Willie Lanier 2nd Team
Tom Mack 2nd Team
Riley Odoms 2nd Team
Mike Reid 2nd Team
Paul Smith 2nd Team
Fran Tarkenton 2nd Team
Paul Warfield 2nd Team
Jerrel Wilson 2nd Team
Jack Youngblood 2nd Team

The Sporting News

All-Conference
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Fred Biletnikoff 1st Team
George Blanda 1st Team
Forrest Blue 1st Team
John Brockington 1st Team
Willie Brown 1st Team
Larry Csonka 1st Team
Carl Eller 1st Team
Ken Ellis 1st Team
John Gilliam 1st Team
Bruce Gossett 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Bob Griese 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Calvin Hill 1st Team
Winston Hill 1st Team
Ken Houston 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Robert James 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
Paul Krause 1st Team
Ted Kwalick 1st Team
Jim Langer 1st Team
Willie Lanier 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Tom Mack 1st Team
Reggie McKenzie 1st Team
Nick Mike-Mayer 1st Team
John Niland 1st Team
Riley Odoms 1st Team
Merlin Olsen 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mike Reid 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
Andy Russell 1st Team
Jake Scott 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Bill Stanfill 1st Team
Paul Warfield 1st Team
Russ Washington 1st Team
Dwight White 1st Team
Dave Wilcox 1st Team
Tom Wittum 1st Team
Rayfield Wright 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Garo Yepremian 1st Team

United Press International
Dick Anderson 1st Team
Forrest Blue 1st Team
John Brockington 1st Team
Larry Csonka 1st Team
Carl Eller 1st Team
Ken Ellis 1st Team
John Gilliam 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
John Hadl 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
Chris Hanburger 1st Team
Calvin Hill 1st Team
Winston Hill 1st Team
Ken Houston 1st Team
Claude Humphrey 1st Team
Harold Jackson 1st Team
Robert James 1st Team
Charley Johnson 1st Team
Lee Roy Jordan 1st Team
Paul Krause 1st Team
Ted Kwalick 1st Team
Jim Langer 1st Team
Willie Lanier 1st Team
Larry Little 1st Team
Tom Mack 1st Team
Reggie McKenzie 1st Team
John Niland 1st Team
Riley Odoms 1st Team
Merlin Olsen 1st Team
Alan Page 1st Team
Mike Reid 1st Team
Mel Renfro 1st Team
Andy Russell 1st Team
Clarence R. Scott 1st Team
Jake Scott 1st Team
Ron Shanklin 1st Team
Art Shell 1st Team
O.J. Simpson 1st Team
Bill Stanfill 1st Team
Paul Warfield 1st Team
Dwight White 1st Team
Dave Wilcox 1st Team
Rayfield Wright 1st Team
Ron Yary 1st Team
Lem Barney 2nd Team
Elvin Bethea 2nd Team
Fred Biletnikoff 2nd Team
Bill Bradley 2nd Team
Willie Brown 2nd Team
Bobby Bryant 2nd Team
Nick Buoniconti 2nd Team
Harold Carmichael 2nd Team
Charlie Cowan 2nd Team
Isaac Curtis 2nd Team
Glen Edwards 2nd Team
Norm Evans 2nd Team
Manny Fernandez 2nd Team
Gale Gillingham 2nd Team
L.C. Greenwood 2nd Team
Bob Griese 2nd Team
Dave Hampton 2nd Team
Len Hauss 2nd Team
Ted Hendricks 2nd Team
Wally Hilgenberg 2nd Team
George Kunz 2nd Team
Bob Lilly 2nd Team
Floyd Little 2nd Team
Lawrence McCutcheon 2nd Team
Milt Morin 2nd Team
Mercury Morris 2nd Team
Brig Owens 2nd Team
Lemar Parrish 2nd Team
Isiah Robertson 2nd Team
Jack Rudnay 2nd Team
Joe Scibelli 2nd Team
Jeff Siemon 2nd Team
Paul Smith 2nd Team
Ken Stabler 2nd Team
Diron Talbert 2nd Team
Fran Tarkenton 2nd Team
Charley Taylor 2nd Team
Gene Upshaw 2nd Team
Bruce Van Dyke 2nd Team
Phil Villapiano 2nd Team
Mike Wagner 2nd Team
Russ Washington 2nd Team
Charle Young 2nd Team
Jack Youngblood 2nd Team
John Zook 2nd Team

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