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Dave Casper

David John Casper (Ghost)

Position: TE
Height: 6-4    Weight: 240 lbs.

Born: September 26, 1951 in Bemidji, MN
High School: Chilton
College: Notre Dame   (school history)    (Casper college stats)
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 52 (1272nd overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 4-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2002, finalist in 2000, 2001

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #377. Abner Haynes… #378. Joe Fortunato… #379. Jack Kemp… #380. DAVE CASPER… #381. Gary Clark… #382. Dwight Freeney… #383. Ralph Neely… 

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1974 23 OAK 87 14 4 26 6.5 3 17 0.3 1.9 26 3 0 0
1975 24 OAK 87 14 0 5 71 14.2 1 20 0.4 5.1 71 1 0 1
1976*+ 25 OAK TE 87 13 13 53 691 13.0 10 30 4.1 53.2 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 696 10 0 10
1977*+ 26 OAK TE 87 14 14 48 584 12.2 6 27 3.4 41.7 584 6 1 10
1978*+ 27 OAK TE 87 16 16 62 852 13.7 9 44 3.9 53.3 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 857 9 1 9
1979*+ 28 OAK TE 87 15 12 57 771 13.5 3 42 3.8 51.4 771 3 1 8
1980* 29 2TM 16 15 56 796 14.2 4 43 3.5 49.8 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.5 0.1 804 4 3 8
OAK te 87 6 6 22 270 12.3 1 35 3.7 45.0 270 1 1 3
HOU te 87 10 9 34 526 15.5 3 43 3.4 52.6 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.8 0.2 534 3 2 5
1981 30 HOU TE 87 16 11 33 572 17.3 8 52 2.1 35.8 572 8 0 5
1982 31 HOU TE 87 9 9 36 573 15.9 6 38 4.0 63.7 2 9 0 8 4.5 1.0 0.2 582 6 1 8
1983 32 2TM 13 11 20 251 12.6 0 34 1.5 19.3 251 0 0 2
HOU te 87 3 2 7 79 11.3 0 17 2.3 26.3 79 0 0 1
MIN te 44 10 9 13 172 13.2 0 34 1.3 17.2 172 0 0 1
1984 33 RAI 87 7 0 4 29 7.3 2 13 0.6 4.1 29 2 0 0
Career 147 101 378 5216 13.8 52 52 2.6 35.5 6 27 0 8 4.5 0.2 0.0 5243 52 7 61
8 yrs OAK-RAI 99 61 255 3294 12.9 35 44 2.6 33.3 2 10 0 5 5.0 0.1 0.0 3304 35 4 41
4 yrs HOU 38 31 110 1750 15.9 17 52 2.9 46.1 4 17 0 8 4.3 0.4 0.1 1767 17 3 19
1 yr MIN 10 9 13 172 13.2 0 34 1.3 17.2 172 0 0 1

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
1976*+ 25 OAK TE 87 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
1977*+ 26 OAK TE 87 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
1978*+ 27 OAK TE 87 16 16 0 1 1 0 1
1979*+ 28 OAK TE 87 15 12 0 1 1 0 0
1980* 29 2TM 16 15 0 3 0 0 0
OAK te 87 6 6 0 1 0 0 0
HOU te 87 10 9 0 2 0 0 0
1982 31 HOU TE 87 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
1983 32 2TM 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
HOU te 87 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
Career 147 101 0 7 5 0 1
8 yrs OAK-RAI 99 61 0 4 4 0 1
4 yrs HOU 38 31 0 3 1 0 0
1 yr MIN 10 9

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
1978*+ 27 OAK TE 87 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career 147 101 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
8 yrs OAK-RAI 99 61 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
4 yrs HOU 38 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr MIN 10 9 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.

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
1974 23 OAK 87 14 3 3 18
1975 24 OAK 87 14 0 1 1 6
1976*+ 25 OAK TE 87 13 13 10 10 60
1977*+ 26 OAK TE 87 14 14 6 6 36
1978*+ 27 OAK TE 87 16 16 9 1 10 60
1979*+ 28 OAK TE 87 15 12 3 3 18
1980* 29 2TM 16 15 4 4 24
OAK te 87 6 6 1 1 6
HOU te 87 10 9 3 3 18
1981 30 HOU TE 87 16 11 8 8 48
1982 31 HOU TE 87 9 9 6 6 36
1984 33 RAI 87 7 0 2 2 12
Career 147 101 52 1 53 318
8 yrs OAK-RAI 99 61 35 1 36 216
4 yrs HOU 38 31 17 17 102
1 yr MIN 10 9 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1974 23 14 TE 21 28
1975 24 14 TE 13 35
1976 25 13 TE 130 84 1 14
1977 26 14 TE 94 42 3 27
1978 27 16 TE 140 82 1 5
1979 28 15 TE 95 23 6 50
1981 30 16 TE 105 30 7 52
1982 31 9 TE 94 95 2 14
1984 33 7 TE 15 51
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