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Otto Graham

Otto Everett Graham Jr.

Position: QB-DB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 196 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: December 6, 1921 in Waukegan, IL
Died: December 17, 2003 in Sarasota, FL
High School: Waukegan
College: Northwestern   (school history)    (Graham college stats)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1944 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14415th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 7-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1965

Coaching Record

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All-Time Rank: #1. Gale Sayers… #2. Johnny Unitas… #3. OTTO GRAHAM… #4. Jim Brown… #5. Dick Butkus… #6. Night Train Lane… 

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
1946 25 CLE PR/QB 14 9 95 174 54.6 1834 17 9.8 5 2.9 79 10.5 11.2 19.3 131.0 112.1
1947+ 26 CLE PR/QB 14 9 163 269 60.6 2753 25 9.3 11 4.1 99 10.2 10.3 16.9 196.6 109.2
1948+ 27 CLE QB 14 14 173 333 52.0 2713 25 7.5 15 4.5 78 8.1 7.6 15.7 193.8 85.6
1949+ 28 CLE QB 12 11 161 285 56.5 2785 19 6.7 10 3.5 74 9.8 9.5 17.3 232.1 97.5
1950* 29 CLE QB 60 12 12 10-2-0 137 253 54.2 1943 14 5.5 20 7.9 80 7.7 5.2 14.2 161.9 64.7 1 2
1951*+ 30 CLE QB 60 12 12 11-1-0 147 265 55.5 2205 17 6.4 16 6.0 81 8.3 6.9 15.0 183.8 79.2
1952* 31 CLE QB 14 12 12 8-4-0 181 364 49.7 2816 20 5.5 24 6.6 68 7.7 5.9 15.6 234.7 66.6
1953*+ 32 CLE QB 14 12 11 10-1-0 167 258 64.7 2722 11 4.3 9 3.5 70 10.6 9.8 16.3 226.8 99.7
1954*+ 33 CLE QB 14 12 12 9-3-0 142 240 59.2 2092 11 4.6 17 7.1 64 8.7 6.4 14.7 174.3 73.5
1955+ 34 CLE QB 14 12 12 9-2-1 98 185 53.0 1721 15 8.1 8 4.3 61 9.3 9.0 17.6 143.4 94.0
Career 126 114 57-13-1 1464 2626 55.8 23584 174 6.6 135 5.1 99 9.0 8.0 16.1 187.2 86.6 1 2

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1946 (1-0), 1947 (1-0), 1948 (1-0), 1949 (2-0), 1950 (2-0), 1951 (0-1), 1952 (0-1), 1953 (0-1), 1954 (1-0), 1955 (1-0)
Playoff Comebacks: 1950 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1950 (2)

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+
1946 25 CLE PR/QB 14 9 174 147 155 117 129 156 149
1947+ 26 CLE PR/QB 14 9 269 149 146 139 122 131 142
1948+ 27 CLE QB 14 14 333 114 120 110 111 124 120
1949+ 28 CLE QB 12 11 285 142 141 132 106 138 134
1950* 29 CLE QB 60 12 12 10-2-0 253 114 108 120 104 97 110
1951*+ 30 CLE QB 60 12 12 11-1-0 265 123 124 128 112 112 127
1952* 31 CLE QB 14 12 12 8-4-0 364 113 112 107 106 106 111
1953*+ 32 CLE QB 14 12 11 10-1-0 258 144 148 143 95 134 142
1954*+ 33 CLE QB 14 12 12 9-3-0 240 123 115 127 100 98 114
1955+ 34 CLE QB 14 12 12 9-2-1 185 131 142 110 131 124 138
Career 126 114 57-13-1 2626

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
1946 25 CLE PR/QB 14 9 30 -125 1 0 -4.2 -8.9 2.1 -125 1 0
1947+ 26 CLE PR/QB 14 9 19 72 1 0 3.8 5.1 1.4 72 1 0
1948+ 27 CLE QB 14 14 23 146 6 0 6.3 10.4 1.6 146 6 0
1949+ 28 CLE QB 12 11 27 107 3 0 4.0 8.9 2.3 107 3 0
1950* 29 CLE QB 60 12 12 55 145 6 20 2.6 12.1 4.6 145 6 6
1951*+ 30 CLE QB 60 12 12 35 29 3 12 0.8 2.4 2.9 29 3 7
1952* 31 CLE QB 14 12 12 42 130 4 21 3.1 10.8 3.5 130 4 4
1953*+ 32 CLE QB 14 12 11 43 143 6 21 3.3 11.9 3.6 143 6 8
1954*+ 33 CLE QB 14 12 12 63 114 8 14 1.8 9.5 5.3 114 8 3
1955+ 34 CLE QB 14 12 12 68 121 6 36 1.8 10.1 5.7 121 6 7
Career 126 114 405 882 44 36 2.2 7.0 3.2 882 44 35

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
1946 25 CLE PR/QB 14 9 5 102 1 0 0
1947+ 26 CLE PR/QB 14 9 1 0 0 0 0
1948+ 27 CLE QB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
1950* 29 CLE QB 60 12 12 0 6 0 0 0
1951*+ 30 CLE QB 60 12 12 0 7 2 2 1
1952* 31 CLE QB 14 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
1953*+ 32 CLE QB 14 12 11 0 8 5 0 0
1954*+ 33 CLE QB 14 12 12 0 3 2 11 0
1955+ 34 CLE QB 14 12 12 0 7 3 0 0
Career 126 114 7 102 1 0 0 0 35 12 13 1

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
1946 25 CLE PR/QB 14 9 12 129 0 0 10.8 4
1947+ 26 CLE PR/QB 14 9 10 121 0 0 12.1 193
1948+ 27 CLE QB 14 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 158
Career 126 114 23 262 0 12 11.4 1144

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
1946 25 CLE PR/QB 14 9 1 1 2 12
1947+ 26 CLE PR/QB 14 9 1 1 6
1948+ 27 CLE QB 14 14 6 6 36
1949+ 28 CLE QB 12 11 3 3 18
1950* 29 CLE QB 60 12 12 6 6 36
1951*+ 30 CLE QB 60 12 12 3 1 4 24
1952* 31 CLE QB 14 12 12 4 4 24
1953*+ 32 CLE QB 14 12 11 6 6 36
1954*+ 33 CLE QB 14 12 12 8 8 48
1955+ 34 CLE QB 14 12 12 6 6 36
Career 126 114 44 1 1 46 276

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

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