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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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George Blanda 1953 Field Goal Log

7 Field Goals

3 Go-Ahead, 1 Tying, Long of 44 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Bears7
Redskins2
Rams2
Cardinals1
Packers1
Lions1
Road4
Home3
Sunday7
1st3
2nd3
4th1
19 or fewer yards1
20-29 yards3
30-39 yards1
40-49 yards2

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Score Before Score After
1 2 1953-10-04 CHI @ GNB W 17-13 1 40 Tied 0-0 Lead 3-0*
2 5 1953-10-25 CHI @ RAM L 24-38 2 15 Trail 7-10 Tied 10-10
3 8 1953-11-15 CHI @ WAS W 27-24 2 37 Lead 7-0 Lead 10-0
4 8 1953-11-15 CHI @ WAS W 27-24 2 27 Lead 10-7 Lead 13-7
5 9 1953-11-22 CHI DET L 16-20 1 44 Tied 0-0 Lead 3-0*
6 10 1953-11-29 CHI RAM W 24-21 4 24 Lead 21-14 Lead 24-14
7 12 1953-12-13 CHI CRD L 17-24 1 28 Tied 0-0 Lead 3-0*