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Norm Van Brocklin

Norman Mack Van Brocklin (The Dutchman)

Position: QB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 190 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: March 15, 1926 in Eagle Butte, SD
Died: May 2, 1983 in Social Circle, GA
High School: Acalanes
College: Oregon   (school history)    (Van Brocklin college stats)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 4th round (37th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 17 (5236th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1971, finalist in 1970

Coaching Record

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Norm Van Brocklin's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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20 fourth quarter comebacks, 19 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1949 1 1949-09-23 23-192 RAM DET W 27-24 4QC / GWD
2 1949 8 1949-11-13 23-243 RAM @ PIT T 7-7 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
3 1950 5 1950-10-15 24-214 RAM @ DET W 30-28 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
4 1951 13 1951-12-23 25-283 RAM CLE W 24-17 4 6 66.67% 128 1 0 149.3 21.33 24.67 1 3 3.00 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
5 1952 5 1952-10-26 26-225 RAM CHI W 31-7 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
6 1953 5 1953-10-25 27-224 RAM CHI W 38-24 GWD
7 1953 9 1953-11-22 27-252 RAM @ BAL W 21-13 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
8 1954 2 1954-10-03 28-202 RAM SFO T 24-24 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
9 1955 2 1955-10-02 29-201 RAM PIT W 27-26 4QC / GWD
10 1955 5 1955-10-23 29-222 RAM DET W 24-13 4QC / GWD
11 1955 9 1955-11-20 29-250 RAM @ BAL T 17-17 4QC
12 1955 10 1955-11-27 29-257 RAM @ PHI W 23-21 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
13 1957 8 1957-11-17 31-247 RAM @ GNB W 31-27 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
14 1958 2 1958-10-05 32-204 PHI NYG W 27-24 4QC / GWD
15 1958 6 1958-11-02 32-232 PHI @ CRD T 21-21 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
16 1959 5 1959-10-25 33-224 PHI @ CRD W 28-24 4QC / GWD
17 1959 8 1959-11-15 33-245 PHI CRD W 27-17 GWD
18 1959 9 1959-11-22 33-252 PHI RAM W 23-20 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
19 1960 3 1960-10-09 34-208 PHI STL W 31-27 17 23 73.91% 199 3 1 121.2 8.65 9.30 2 -2 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
20 1960 5 1960-10-23 34-222 PHI @ CLE W 31-29 17 26 65.38% 292 3 1 125.8 11.23 11.81 1 1 1.00 0 4QC / GWD
21 1960 7 1960-11-13 34-243 PHI WAS W 19-13 9 24 37.50% 182 2 3 53.1 7.58 3.63 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
22 1960 8 1960-11-20 34-250 PHI @ NYG W 17-10 13 24 54.17% 236 1 0 102.1 9.83 10.67 1 0 0.00 0 4QC
23 1960 9 1960-11-27 34-257 PHI NYG W 31-23 13 23 56.52% 147 3 3 75.8 6.39 3.13 1 1 1.00 0 4QC / GWD
24 1960 15 1960-12-26 34-286 PHI GNB W 17-13 9 20 45.00% 204 1 1 77.9 10.20 8.95 2 3 1.50 0 4QC / GWD

3 other games of note

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1949 9 1949-11-20 23-250 RAM @ CRD T 28-28 QB deserves little credit
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
2 1953 8 1953-11-15 27-245 RAM @ CRD T 24-24 QB deserves little credit
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
3 1955 7 1955-11-06 29-236 RAM SFO W 27-14 QB deserves no credit