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Tom Colella

Thomas Anthony Colella

Position: HB-TB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 187 lbs.

Born: July 3, 1918 in Albion, NY
Died: May 15, 1992 in Buffalo, NY
High School: Albion
College: Canisius
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (55th overall) of the 1942 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14418th overall since 1950)

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 AV
1942 24 DET hb 9 2 16 609 63 0 38.1
1943 25 DET 8 0 7 315 55 0 45.0
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 1 1 100.0% 33 1247 63 0 37.8
1945 27 RAM hb 10 1
1946 28 CLE P 14 2 47 1895 0 0 40.3
1947 29 CLE LH 14 7 1 36 36 0 36.0
1948 30 CLE P 13 2 49 1716 0 0 35.0
1949 31 BUF P 11 0 44 1554 0 1 35.3
Career 89 22 1 1 100.0% 197 7372 63 1 37.4
3 yrs CLE 41 11 97 3647 36 0 37.6
2 yrs DET 17 2 23 924 63 0 40.2
2 yrs RAM 20 9 1 1 100.0% 33 1247 63 0 37.8
1 yr BUF 11 0 44 1554 0 1 35.3

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
1942 24 DET hb 9 2 23 51 0 34 2.2 5.7 2.6 51 0 0
1943 25 DET 8 0 15 24 0 18 1.6 3.0 1.9 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 23 0 0
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 53 208 2 75 3.9 20.8 5.3 2 64 32.0 1 54 0.2 6.4 272 3 0
1945 27 RAM hb 10 1 46 224 2 30 4.9 22.4 4.6 7 64 9.1 2 20 0.7 6.4 288 4 4
1946 28 CLE P 14 2 30 118 2 50 3.9 8.4 2.1 1 12 12.0 1 12 0.1 0.9 130 3 0
1947 29 CLE LH 14 7 11 77 1 0 7.0 5.5 0.8 4 63 15.8 1 18 0.3 4.5 140 2 0
1948 30 CLE P 13 2 14 60 1 0 4.3 4.6 1.1 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.5 67 1 0
1949 31 BUF P 11 0 7 -9 0 0 -1.3 -0.8 0.6 2 6 3.0 0 0 0.2 0.5 -3 0 0
Career 89 22 199 753 8 75 3.8 8.5 2.2 18 215 11.9 5 54 0.2 2.4 968 13 4
3 yrs CLE 41 11 55 255 4 50 4.6 6.2 1.3 6 82 13.7 2 18 0.1 2.0 337 6 0
2 yrs DET 17 2 38 75 0 34 2.0 4.4 2.2 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0.1 -0.1 74 0 0
2 yrs RAM 20 9 99 432 4 75 4.4 21.6 5.0 9 128 14.2 3 54 0.5 6.4 560 7 4
1 yr BUF 11 0 7 -9 0 0 -1.3 -0.8 0.6 2 6 3.0 0 0 0.2 0.5 -3 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
1942 24 DET hb 9 2 18 41 43.9 178 0 0.0 4 9.8 23 4.3 0.0 9.9 19.8 17.2 0 0
1943 25 DET 8 0 11 31 35.5 103 0 0.0 4 12.9 21 3.3 -2.5 9.4 12.9 5.9 0 0
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 27 75 36.0 336 4 5.3 10 13.3 25 4.5 -0.5 12.4 33.6 28.9 0 0
1945 27 RAM hb 10 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Career 89 22 56 148 37.8 617 4 2.7 18 12.2 25 4.2 -0.8 11.0 6.9 20.4 0 0
3 yrs CLE 41 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 yrs DET 17 2 29 72 40.3 281 0 0.0 8 11.1 23 3.9 -1.1 9.7 16.5 12.3 0 0
2 yrs RAM 20 9 27 76 35.5 336 4 5.3 10 13.2 25 4.4 -0.4 12.4 16.8 28.1 0 0
1 yr BUF 11 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+
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 75 80 78 84 98 84 88
Career 89 22 148

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
1942 24 DET hb 9 2 1 10 0 10 0
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 4 53 0 19 0
1945 27 RAM hb 10 1 0 4 1 0 0
1946 28 CLE P 14 2 10 110 0 0 0
1947 29 CLE LH 14 7 6 130 1 0 0
1948 30 CLE P 13 2 2 34 0 0 0
1949 31 BUF P 11 0 3 49 0 0 0
Career 89 22 26 386 1 19 0 0 4 1 0 0
3 yrs CLE 41 11 18 274 1 0 0
2 yrs DET 17 2 1 10 0 10 0
2 yrs RAM 20 9 4 53 0 19 0 0 4 1 0 0
1 yr BUF 11 0 3 49 0 0 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
1942 24 DET hb 9 2 2 14 0 10 7.0 4 74 0 25 18.5 139
1943 25 DET 8 0 2 11 0 7 5.5 34
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 4 65 0 29 16.3 10 241 0 41 24.1 578
1945 27 RAM hb 10 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 3 79 0 30 26.3 377
1946 28 CLE P 14 2 8 172 0 0 21.5 1 29 0 29 29.0 331
1947 29 CLE LH 14 7 5 113 1 82 22.6 1 13 0 13 13.0 266
1948 30 CLE P 13 2 5 60 0 0 12.0 127
1949 31 BUF P 11 0 5 42 0 0 8.4 7 107 0 0 15.3 146
Career 89 22 32 487 1 82 15.2 26 543 0 41 20.9 1998
3 yrs CLE 41 11 18 345 1 82 19.2 2 42 0 29 21.0 724
2 yrs DET 17 2 4 25 0 10 6.3 4 74 0 25 18.5 173
2 yrs RAM 20 9 5 75 0 29 15.0 13 320 0 41 24.6 955
1 yr BUF 11 0 5 42 0 0 8.4 7 107 0 0 15.3 146

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
1944 26 RAM P/TB 10 8 2 1 3 1 21
1945 27 RAM hb 10 1 2 2 4 24
1946 28 CLE P 14 2 2 1 3 18
1947 29 CLE LH 14 7 1 1 1 1 4 24
1948 30 CLE P 13 2 1 1 6
Career 89 22 8 5 1 1 15 1 93
3 yrs CLE 41 11 4 2 1 1 8 48
2 yrs DET 17 2 0
2 yrs RAM 20 9 4 3 7 1 45
1 yr BUF 11 0 0

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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