By John Turney
This is the fifth in a series of picking players of the decades. We began with 1915-25,
then the 1920s
, the 1925-35 period
, the 1930s
and now we tackle the 1935-45 span. Once again, we consulted Chris Willis of NFL Films
to help make the selections.
Here are our picks:
1935-45 Player of the Decade
After all these years Hutson has a real chance of making the NFL's 100th Anniversary team. He set every receiving record and held them for decades.
1935-45 Defensive Player of the Decade
Hewitt was a two-way end and was a force on defense
1935-45 Player of the Decade Runner-Up
Hutson was so dominant that he relegates Baugh to runner-up status and Slingin' Sammy was a transformative player in the history of the NFL it's just that Hutson was too only to a slightly higher degree.
1935-45 Defensive Player of the Decade Runner-Up
Fortmann was a great guard but was a great two-way player. He was a seven-time All-Pro and part of three championship teams.
Next up: The 1940s
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