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Howard Cassady

Howard Albert Cassady (Hopalong)

Position: HB-SE-FL
Height: 5-10    Weight: 183 lbs.

Born: March 2, 1934 in Columbus, OH
High School: Central
College: Ohio St.   (school history)    (Cassady college stats)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1956 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 6 (8424th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Father of Craig Cassady

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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 AV
1956 22 DET KR 40 12 97 413 0 33 4.3 34.4 8.1 9 83 9.2 0 21 0.8 6.9 496 0 2
1957 23 DET KR/RH 40 12 73 250 3 57 3.4 20.8 6.1 25 325 13.0 3 48 2.1 27.1 575 6 3
1958 24 DET RH 40 10 45 198 0 33 4.4 19.8 4.5 23 406 17.7 7 81 2.3 40.6 604 7 3
1959 25 DET LH 40 12 52 203 1 18 3.9 16.9 4.3 15 316 21.1 4 59 1.3 26.3 519 5 2
1960 26 DET RH 40 12 17 28 1 16 1.6 2.3 1.4 20 238 11.9 1 40 1.7 19.8 266 2 0 3
1961 27 DET PR 40 14 31 131 1 14 4.2 9.4 2.2 5 45 9.0 1 76 0.4 3.2 176 2 2 1
1962 28 2TM 10 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.6 0.1 14 188 13.4 2 47 1.4 18.8 194 2 1 2
CLE 40 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
PHI 41 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.2 0.2 14 188 13.4 2 47 2.8 37.6 194 2 1 2
1963 29 DET 40 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 84 316 1229 6 57 3.9 14.6 3.8 111 1601 14.4 18 81 1.3 19.1 2830 24 13 6
7 yrs DET 74 0 315 1223 6 57 3.9 16.5 4.3 97 1413 14.6 16 81 1.3 19.1 2636 22 12 4
1 yr PHI 5 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.2 0.2 14 188 13.4 2 47 2.8 37.6 194 2 1 2

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
1956 22 DET KR 40 12 13 83 0 34 6.4 16 382 0 42 23.9 961
1957 23 DET KR/RH 40 12 10 232 0 37 23.2 807
1958 24 DET RH 40 10 3 4 0 4 1.3 6 126 0 39 21.0 734
1959 25 DET LH 40 12 1 14 0 14 14.0 8 163 0 34 20.4 696
1960 26 DET RH 40 12 1 25 0 25 25.0 4 82 0 28 20.5 373
1961 27 DET PR 40 14 16 159 0 21 9.9 9 127 0 23 14.1 462
1962 28 2TM 10 8 49 0 13 6.1 24 482 0 34 20.1 725
CLE 40 5 7 47 0 13 6.7 10 233 0 34 23.3 280
PHI 41 5 1 2 0 2 2.0 14 249 0 34 17.8 445
1963 29 DET 40 2 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Career 84 43 341 0 34 7.9 77 1594 0 42 20.7 4765
7 yrs DET 74 0 35 292 0 34 8.3 53 1112 0 42 21.0 4040
1 yr CLE 5 0 7 47 0 13 6.7 10 233 0 34 23.3 280
1 yr PHI 5 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 14 249 0 34 17.8 445

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
1956 22 DET KR 40 12 0 2 1 0 0
1957 23 DET KR/RH 40 12 0 3 2 0 0
1958 24 DET RH 40 10 0 3 1 0 0
1959 25 DET LH 40 12 0 2 1 0 0
1961 27 DET PR 40 14 0 2 1 0 0
1962 28 2TM 10 0 1 1 0 0
PHI 41 5 0 1 1 0 0
Career 84 0 13 7 0 0
7 yrs DET 74 0 0 12 6 0 0
1 yr PHI 5 0 0 1 1 0 0

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
1956 22 DET KR 40 12 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
1961 27 DET PR 40 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Career 84 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 33.3 0 0.0 -15.0 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
1957 23 DET KR/RH 40 12 3 3 6 36
1958 24 DET RH 40 10 7 7 42
1959 25 DET LH 40 12 1 4 5 30
1960 26 DET RH 40 12 1 1 2 12
1961 27 DET PR 40 14 1 1 2 12
1962 28 2TM 10 2 2 12
PHI 41 5 2 2 12
Career 84 6 18 24 144
7 yrs DET 74 0 6 16 22 132
1 yr PHI 5 0 2 2 12

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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