Wednesday, March 2, 2022

1977 Pro Football Journal Players of the Week

By John Turney 

 The Associated Press stopped releasing NFL Players of the Week in 1973 and Pro Football Weekly began in 1978 leaving a 1974-77 gap. 

We've attempted to fill that gap, cribbing quite a lot from Prolog magazine, NFL Report, and from Pro Football Weekly's annual in 1977. While we've worked on this a long time that does not mean we are 100% right. So, we welcome comments and would be willing to change if a case is made that we're wrong. 

The picks—

Walter Payton Week six and nine PFJ Offensive POW

Stan White twice PFJ Defensive POW

Ray Guy


  1. The year for Walter Payton but Stan White for the Colts/Lions had a great career as well.

    1. Dorsett had an excellent SB but Doomsday was not going to be denied. The first complete game I ever watched and a Staubach fan for life. What an intense defensive game ...

  2. I think Walter P. deserves it for Week 1 & Nat Moore for Week 2.