Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Oakland Tribune's 1971 All-Rookie Team

 By John Turney 
Archie Manning and Jim Plunkett
This is the third and final Oakland Tribune All-Rookie team (that we've found). Once again the team is composed of more than 22 players so it's not a tightly defined All-Rookie team but for completeness, we've posted it.

By 1971 United Press International began picking teams once again as well as Football Digest. By 1974 the Pro Football Writers and Newspaper Enterprise Association began choosing teams as well. Pro Football Weekly also was in the mix, but we have not yet compiled those teams but plan to the next time we get to the Hall of Fame library. 

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