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George Blanda

George Frederick Blanda

Position: QB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 215 lbs.

Born: September 17, 1927 in Youngwood, PA
Died: September 27, 2010 in Alameda, CA
High School: Youngwood
College: Kentucky   (school history)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 12th round (119th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 95 (157th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1981

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #132. Andre Reed… #133. Bart Starr… #134. James Lofton… #135. GEORGE BLANDA… #136. Mick Tingelhoff… #137. Richie Petitbon… #138. Marvin Harrison… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1949 22 CHI qb 12 2 9 21 42.9 197 0 0.0 5 23.8 44 9.4 -1.3 21.9 16.4 37.3 0 0
1950 23 2TM 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
BAL 64 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
CHI 22 11 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
1951 24 CHI K/LLB 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1952 25 CHI K/qb 16 12 2 1-1-0 47 131 35.9 664 8 6.1 11 8.4 59 5.1 2.5 14.1 55.3 38.5 0 0
1953 26 CHI K/QB 16 12 12 3-8-1 169 362 46.7 2164 14 3.9 23 6.4 72 6.0 3.9 12.8 180.3 52.3 0 0
1954 27 CHI K/QB 16 8 7 4-3-0 131 281 46.6 1929 15 5.3 17 6.0 76 6.9 5.2 14.7 241.1 62.1 0 0
1955 28 CHI K 16 12 42 97 43.3 459 4 4.1 7 7.2 51 4.7 2.3 10.9 38.3 41.6 0 0
1956 29 CHI K 16 12 37 69 53.6 439 7 10.1 4 5.8 69 6.4 5.8 11.9 36.6 82.9
1957 30 CHI K 16 12 8 19 42.1 65 0 0.0 3 15.8 13 3.4 -3.7 8.1 5.4 11.8 0 0
1958 31 CHI K 16 12 2 7 28.6 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 2.7 2.7 9.5 1.6 39.6 0 0
1960 33 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 8-3-0 169 363 46.6 2413 24 6.6 22 6.1 88 6.6 5.2 14.3 172.4 65.4 1 1 11
1961*+ 34 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 9-2-0 187 362 51.7 3330 36 9.9 22 6.1 80 9.2 8.5 17.8 237.9 91.3 22
1962* 35 HOU K/QB 16 14 14 11-3-0 197 418 47.1 2810 27 6.5 42 10.0 78 6.7 3.5 14.3 200.7 51.3 3 3 10
1963* 36 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 6-7-0 224 423 53.0 3003 24 5.7 25 5.9 80 7.1 5.6 13.4 214.5 70.1 1 1 11
1964 37 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 4-9-0 262 505 51.9 3287 17 3.4 27 5.3 80 6.5 4.8 12.5 234.8 61.4 12
1965 38 HOU K/QB 16 14 12 3-9-0 186 442 42.1 2542 20 4.5 30 6.8 95 5.8 3.6 13.7 181.6 47.9 2 2 9
1966 39 HOU K/QB 16 14 8 3-5-0 122 271 45.0 1764 17 6.3 21 7.7 79 6.5 4.3 14.5 126.0 55.3 10
1967* 40 OAK K 16 14 15 38 39.5 285 3 7.9 3 7.9 50 7.5 5.5 19.0 20.4 59.6 0 1 7
1968 41 OAK K 16 14 1 1-0-0 30 49 61.2 522 6 12.2 2 4.1 94 10.7 11.3 17.4 37.3 120.1 7
1969 42 OAK K 16 14 6 13 46.2 73 2 15.4 1 7.7 20 5.6 5.2 12.2 5.2 71.5 1 4 4.93 4.57 7.1 3
1970 43 OAK K 16 14 0 29 55 52.7 461 6 10.9 5 9.1 44 8.4 6.5 15.9 32.9 79.4 4 37 7.19 5.41 6.8 2 2 4
1971 44 OAK K 16 14 0 32 58 55.2 378 4 6.9 6 10.3 37 6.5 3.2 11.8 27.0 58.6 2 26 5.87 2.70 3.3 2 1 6
1972 45 OAK K 16 14 0 5 15 33.3 77 1 6.7 0 0.0 26 5.1 6.5 15.4 5.5 73.5 2 19 3.41 4.59 11.8 5
1973 46 OAK K 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 3
1974 47 OAK K 16 14 1 4 25.0 28 1 25.0 0 0.0 28 7.0 12.0 28.0 2.0 95.8 0 0 7.00 12.00 0.0 4
1975 48 OAK K 16 14 0 1 3 33.3 11 0 0.0 1 33.3 11 3.7 -11.3 11.0 0.8 5.6 3 8 0.50 -7.00 50.0 2
Career 340 106 53-50-1 1911 4007 47.7 26920 236 5.9 277 6.9 95 6.7 4.8 14.1 79.2 60.6 12 94 6.67 4.75 0.3 11 11 126
10 yrs CHI 115 23 8-12-1 445 988 45.0 5936 48 4.9 70 7.1 76 6.0 3.8 13.3 51.6 51.3 0 0
9 yrs OAK 126 1 1-0-0 119 235 50.6 1835 23 9.8 18 7.7 94 7.8 6.3 15.4 14.6 77.5 12 94 5.84 3.93 7.5 4 4 41
7 yrs HOU 98 82 44-38-0 1347 2784 48.4 19149 165 5.9 189 6.8 95 6.9 5.0 14.2 195.4 62.5 7 7 85
1 yr BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1952 25 CHI K/qb 16 12 2 1-1-0 131 81 84 70 112 91 83
1953 26 CHI K/QB 16 12 12 3-8-1 362 90 93 96 92 107 95
1954 27 CHI K/QB 16 8 7 4-3-0 281 101 105 94 106 108 104
1955 28 CHI K 16 12 97 70 75 79 94 96 79
1956 29 CHI K 16 12 69 91 110 111 156 111 126
1960 33 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 8-3-0 363 100 103 95 114 100 105
1961*+ 34 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 9-2-0 362 139 133 112 141 102 130
1962* 35 HOU K/QB 16 14 14 11-3-0 418 98 87 98 110 67 91
1963* 36 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 6-7-0 423 102 104 114 104 105 108
1964 37 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 4-9-0 505 95 96 114 85 108 99
1965 38 HOU K/QB 16 14 12 3-9-0 442 86 86 85 97 89 87
1966 39 HOU K/QB 16 14 8 3-5-0 271 98 93 96 113 70 95
1970 43 OAK K 16 14 0 55 128 128 112 113 104 164 68 106 114
1971 44 OAK K 16 14 0 58 96 105 79 85 112 126 56 123 93
Career 340 106 53-50-1 4007

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1949 22 CHI qb 12 2 15 7 46.7% 19 746 57 0 39.3
1950 23 2TM 12 15 6 40.0% 2 30 30 1 15.0
CHI 22 11 15 6 40.0% 2 30 30 1 15.0
1951 24 CHI K/LLB 22 12 17 6 35.3% 26 26 100.0%
1952 25 CHI K/qb 16 12 2 25 6 24.0% 30 30 100.0%
1953 26 CHI K/QB 16 12 12 20 7 35.0% 27 27 100.0%
1954 27 CHI K/QB 16 8 7 16 8 50.0% 23 23 100.0%
1955 28 CHI K 16 12 16 11 68.8% 37 37 100.0%
1956 29 CHI K 16 12 28 12 42.9% 47 45 95.7% 1 33 33 0 33.0
1957 30 CHI K 16 12 26 14 53.8% 23 23 100.0%
1958 31 CHI K 16 12 23 11 47.8% 37 36 97.3%
1960 33 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 14 6 5 3 5 3 6 1 3 2 33 15 45.5% 47 46 97.9%
1961*+ 34 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 7 6 7 6 2 1 4 1 6 2 26 16 61.5% 65 64 98.5%
1962* 35 HOU K/QB 16 14 14 7 5 4 2 4 2 7 1 4 1 26 11 42.3% 49 48 98.0%
1963* 36 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 2 1 3 1 8 3 8 4 3 24 9 37.5% 39 39 100.0%
1964 37 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 4 3 7 3 4 3 12 4 2 29 13 44.8% 38 37 97.4%
1965 38 HOU K/QB 16 14 12 4 4 1 7 4 7 3 2 21 11 52.4% 28 28 100.0%
1966 39 HOU K/QB 16 14 8 4 3 1 7 3 12 8 6 2 30 16 53.3% 40 39 97.5%
1967* 40 OAK K 16 14 6 5 4 4 10 6 8 5 2 30 20 66.7% 57 56 98.2%
1968 41 OAK K 16 14 1 5 5 7 7 9 6 9 3 4 34 21 61.8% 54 54 100.0%
1969 42 OAK K 16 14 5 4 12 8 8 6 12 2 37 20 54.1% 45 45 100.0%
1970 43 OAK K 16 14 0 7 6 6 4 5 3 10 2 1 1 29 16 55.2% 36 36 100.0%
1971 44 OAK K 16 14 0 4 4 7 5 7 4 3 2 1 22 15 68.2% 42 41 97.6%
1972 45 OAK K 16 14 0 1 1 6 5 7 5 12 6 26 17 65.4% 44 44 100.0%
1973 46 OAK K 16 14 10 10 8 7 4 3 11 3 33 23 69.7% 31 31 100.0%
1974 47 OAK K 16 14 1 1 3 3 8 5 3 2 2 17 11 64.7% 46 44 95.7%
1975 48 OAK K 16 14 0 2 2 8 7 6 4 5 21 13 61.9% 48 44 91.7%
Career 340 106 83 66 89 65 101 61 129 47 36 8 639 335 52.4% 959 943 98.3% 22 809 57 1 36.8
10 yrs CHI 115 23 201 88 43.8% 250 247 98.8% 22 809 57 1 36.8
9 yrs OAK 126 1 41 38 61 50 64 42 73 25 10 1 249 156 62.7% 403 395 98.0%
7 yrs HOU 98 82 42 28 28 15 37 19 56 22 26 7 189 91 48.1% 306 301 98.4%
1 yr BAL 1 0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1949 22 CHI qb 12 2 2 9 1 5 4.5 0.8 0.2 9 1 0
1952 25 CHI K/qb 16 12 2 20 104 1 16 5.2 8.7 1.7 104 1 0
1953 26 CHI K/QB 16 12 12 24 62 0 16 2.6 5.2 2.0 0 7 0 7 0.0 0.6 69 0 3
1954 27 CHI K/QB 16 8 7 19 41 0 19 2.2 5.1 2.4 41 0 3
1955 28 CHI K 16 12 15 54 2 10 3.6 4.5 1.3 54 2 0
1956 29 CHI K 16 12 6 47 0 17 7.8 3.9 0.5 47 0 2
1957 30 CHI K 16 12 5 -5 1 1 -1.0 -0.4 0.4 -5 1 0
1960 33 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 16 16 4 9 1.0 1.1 1.1 16 4 8
1961*+ 34 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 7 12 0 7 1.7 0.9 0.5 1 -16 -16.0 0 -16 0.1 -1.1 -4 0 3
1962* 35 HOU K/QB 16 14 14 3 6 0 10 2.0 0.4 0.2 6 0 2
1963* 36 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 4 1 0 7 0.3 0.1 0.3 1 0 8
1964 37 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 4 -2 0 6 -0.5 -0.1 0.3 0 -7 0 -7 0.0 -0.5 -9 0 7
1965 38 HOU K/QB 16 14 12 4 -6 0 0 -1.5 -0.4 0.3 -6 0 2
1966 39 HOU K/QB 16 14 8 3 1 0 1 0.3 0.1 0.2 1 0 3
1969 42 OAK K 16 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
1970 43 OAK K 16 14 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 1
Career 340 106 135 344 9 19 2.5 1.0 0.4 1 -16 -16.0 0 7 0.0 0.0 328 9 47
10 yrs CHI 115 23 91 312 5 19 3.4 2.7 0.8 0 7 0 7 0.0 0.1 319 5 8
9 yrs OAK 126 1 3 4 0 4 1.3 0.0 0.0 4 0 6
7 yrs HOU 98 82 41 28 4 10 0.7 0.3 0.4 1 -23 -23.0 0 0 0.0 -0.2 5 4 33
1 yr BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1951 24 CHI K/LLB 22 12 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
1952 25 CHI K/qb 16 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
1953 26 CHI K/QB 16 12 12 0 3 2 0 0
1954 27 CHI K/QB 16 8 7 0 3 0 0 0
1956 29 CHI K 16 12 0 2 0 0 0
1960 33 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 0 8 0 0 0
1961*+ 34 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 0 3 0 0 0
1962* 35 HOU K/QB 16 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
1963* 36 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 0 8 0 0 0
1964 37 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 0 7 0 0 0
1965 38 HOU K/QB 16 14 12 0 2 0 0 0
1966 39 HOU K/QB 16 14 8 0 3 0 0 0
1968 41 OAK K 16 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
1969 42 OAK K 16 14 0 1 1 -7 0
1970 43 OAK K 16 14 0 0 1 0 -10 0
1971 44 OAK K 16 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
1972 45 OAK K 16 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
1975 48 OAK K 16 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career 340 106 1 13 0 13 0 0 47 6 -17 0
10 yrs CHI 115 23 1 13 0 13 0 0 8 5 0 0
9 yrs OAK 126 1 0 6 1 -17 0
7 yrs HOU 98 82 0 33 0 0 0
1 yr BAL 1 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1951 24 CHI K/LLB 22 12 2 19 0 17 9.5 19
Career 340 2 19 0 17 9.5 347
10 yrs CHI 115 23 2 19 0 17 9.5 338
9 yrs OAK 126 1 4
7 yrs HOU 98 82 5
1 yr BAL 1 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1949 22 CHI qb 12 2 1 1 7 27
1950 23 2TM 12 6 18
CHI 22 11 6 18
1951 24 CHI K/LLB 22 12 26 6 44
1952 25 CHI K/qb 16 12 2 1 1 30 6 54
1953 26 CHI K/QB 16 12 12 27 7 48
1954 27 CHI K/QB 16 8 7 23 8 47
1955 28 CHI K 16 12 2 2 37 11 82
1956 29 CHI K 16 12 45 12 81
1957 30 CHI K 16 12 1 1 23 14 71
1958 31 CHI K 16 12 36 11 69
1960 33 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 4 4 46 15 115
1961*+ 34 HOU K/QB 16 14 11 64 16 112
1962* 35 HOU K/QB 16 14 14 48 11 81
1963* 36 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 39 9 66
1964 37 HOU K/QB 16 14 13 37 13 76
1965 38 HOU K/QB 16 14 12 28 11 61
1966 39 HOU K/QB 16 14 8 39 16 87
1967* 40 OAK K 16 14 56 20 116
1968 41 OAK K 16 14 1 54 21 117
1969 42 OAK K 16 14 45 20 105
1970 43 OAK K 16 14 0 36 16 84
1971 44 OAK K 16 14 0 41 15 86
1972 45 OAK K 16 14 0 44 17 95
1973 46 OAK K 16 14 31 23 100
1974 47 OAK K 16 14 44 11 77
1975 48 OAK K 16 14 0 44 13 83
Career 340 106 9 9 943 335 2002
10 yrs CHI 115 23 5 5 247 88 541
9 yrs OAK 126 1 395 156 863
7 yrs HOU 98 82 4 4 301 91 598
1 yr BAL 1 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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