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Lou Groza

Louis Roy Groza (The Toe)

Position: T-C-DT-K
Height: 6-3    Weight: 240 lbs.

Born: January 25, 1924 in Martins Ferry, OH
Died: November 29, 2000 in Middleburg Heights, OH
High School: Martins Ferry
College: Ohio St.   (school history)

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 28 (3469th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler & 4-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1974, finalist in 1973

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 11:25PM
All-Time Rank: #96. Cortez Kennedy… #97. Brian Urlacher… #98. Jim Otto… #99. LOU GROZA… #100. Joe Namath… #101. Ed Reed… #102. Junior Seau… 

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
1946 22 CLE c/K 14 5 29 13 44.8% 47 45 95.7%
1947 23 CLE K/rt 12 5 19 7 36.8% 42 39 92.9%
1948 24 CLE K/LT 14 14 19 8 42.1% 52 51 98.1%
1949 25 CLE K/LT 12 12 9 2 22.2% 35 34 97.1%
1950* 26 CLE K/LT 46 10 19 13 68.4% 29 29 100.0%
1951* 27 CLE K/LT 46 12 23 10 43.5% 43 43 100.0%
1952*+ 28 CLE K/LT 76 12 33 19 57.6% 32 32 100.0%
1953*+ 29 CLE K/LT 76 12 26 23 88.5% 40 39 97.5%
1954*+ 30 CLE K/LT 76 12 24 16 66.7% 38 37 97.4%
1955*+ 31 CLE K/LT 76 12 22 11 50.0% 45 44 97.8%
1956 32 CLE K/LT 76 12 20 11 55.0% 18 18 100.0%
1957* 33 CLE K/LT 76 12 22 15 68.2% 32 32 100.0%
1958* 34 CLE K/LT 76 12 19 8 42.1% 38 36 94.7%
1959* 35 CLE K/LT 76 12 16 5 31.3% 37 33 89.2%
1961 37 CLE K 76 14 23 16 69.6% 38 37 97.4% 7
1962 38 CLE K 76 14 31 14 45.2% 35 33 94.3% 3
1963 39 CLE K 76 14 23 15 65.2% 43 40 93.0% 5
1964 40 CLE K 76 14 33 22 66.7% 49 49 100.0% 6
1965 41 CLE K 76 14 25 16 64.0% 45 45 100.0% 5
1966 42 CLE K 76 14 23 9 39.1% 52 51 98.1% 1
1967 43 CLE K 76 14 23 11 47.8% 43 43 100.0% 4
Career 268 36 481 264 54.9% 833 810 97.2% 31

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
1950* 26 CLE K/LT 46 10 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
1963 39 CLE K 76 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
1965 41 CLE K 76 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
1966 42 CLE K 76 14 1 1 100.0 -7 0 0.0 0 0.0 -7 -7.0 -7.0 -7.0 -0.5 79.2
Career 268 1 4 25.0 -7 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 -1.8 -13.0 -7.0 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.

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
1950* 26 CLE K/LT 46 10 0 0 1 -1 0
1951* 27 CLE K/LT 46 12 0 0 1 16 0
1952*+ 28 CLE K/LT 76 12 0 0 1 0 0
1953*+ 29 CLE K/LT 76 12 0 0 1 0 0
1958* 34 CLE K/LT 76 12 0 0 1 0 0
1961 37 CLE K 76 14 0 0 1 0 0
1965 41 CLE K 76 14 0 0 1 0 0
Career 268 0 0 7 15 0

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
1950* 26 CLE K/LT 46 10 1 23 23.0 1 23 0.1 2.3 23 1 0
Career 268 1 23 23.0 1 23 0.0 0.1 23 1 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
1949 25 CLE K/LT 12 12 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Career 268 36 1 2 0 2 2.0 25

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 22 CLE c/K 14 5 45 13 84
1947 23 CLE K/rt 12 5 39 7 60
1948 24 CLE K/LT 14 14 51 8 75
1949 25 CLE K/LT 12 12 34 2 40
1950* 26 CLE K/LT 46 10 1 1 29 13 74
1951* 27 CLE K/LT 46 12 43 10 73
1952*+ 28 CLE K/LT 76 12 32 19 89
1953*+ 29 CLE K/LT 76 12 39 23 108
1954*+ 30 CLE K/LT 76 12 37 16 85
1955*+ 31 CLE K/LT 76 12 44 11 77
1956 32 CLE K/LT 76 12 18 11 51
1957* 33 CLE K/LT 76 12 32 15 77
1958* 34 CLE K/LT 76 12 36 8 60
1959* 35 CLE K/LT 76 12 33 5 48
1961 37 CLE K 76 14 37 16 85
1962 38 CLE K 76 14 33 14 75
1963 39 CLE K 76 14 40 15 85
1964 40 CLE K 76 14 49 22 115
1965 41 CLE K 76 14 45 16 93
1966 42 CLE K 76 14 51 9 78
1967 43 CLE K 76 14 43 11 76
Career 268 36 1 1 810 264 1608
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Eric Wood, Ray Willis, Chris White, Oliver Ross, Dennis Roland, Tutan Reyes, Lonnie Palelei, Tom Nutten, Clarence Jones, Kyle DeVan
4 Tony Wragge, Eric Wood, Darnell Stapleton, Dennis Roland, Lonnie Palelei, Phil Loadholt, Nate Livings, Chris Godfrey, Kyle DeVan, Kyle Cook
5 Michael Oher, Eben Britton, Jermon Bushrod, Josh Sitton, John Sullivan, Louis Vasquez, Marc Colombo, Rob Petitti, Winston Justice, Steve Dowden
6 Duane Brown, Don Simensen, Tom Nutten, Wayne Moore, Marc Colombo, Don Maggs, Jeromey Clary, Jason Mathews, Ron Singleton, Maurkice Pouncey
7 Joe Thomas, Wayne Moore, Jammal Brown, Shane Olivea, Al Jamison, Jon Stinchcomb, Shawn Andrews, Marcus McNeill, Rory Graves, Don Maggs
8 Marcus McNeill, Jammal Brown, Jon Stinchcomb, Logan Mankins, Wayne Moore, Kris Dielman, Joe Thomas, Shane Olivea, Steve Wallace, Dwight Stephenson*
9 Logan Mankins, Rayfield Wright*, Forrest Gregg*, Kris Dielman, Jim Ray Smith, Michael Roos, Jim Lachey, Mike McCormack*, Jahri Evans, Dwight Stephenson*
10 Tony Boselli, Jim Ray Smith, Rayfield Wright*, Forrest Gregg*, Dick Stanfel, Duane Putnam, Jim Lachey, Jahri Evans, Dwight Stephenson*, Orlando Pace
11 Rayfield Wright*, Dick Stanfel, Tony Boselli, Jim Lachey, Leon Gray, Marvin Powell, Jim Ray Smith, Duane Putnam, Orlando Pace, Jahri Evans
12 Rayfield Wright*, Lou Creekmur*, Leon Gray, Steve Hutchinson, Jim Langer*, Marvin Powell, George Kunz, Jim Lachey, Duane Putnam, Richmond Webb
13 Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Richmond Webb, Rayfield Wright*, Leon Gray, Marvin Powell, George Kunz, Tarik Glenn, Anthony Munoz*, Jeff Saturday
14 Richmond Webb, Bob Brown*, Lou Creekmur*, Walter Jones*, Art Shell*, Forrest Gregg*, Gary Zimmerman*, Tarik Glenn, Anthony Munoz*, Jeff Saturday
15 Jim Parker*, Richmond Webb, Bob Brown*, Lou Creekmur*, Walter Jones*, Art Shell*, Forrest Gregg*, Gary Zimmerman*, Tarik Glenn, Anthony Munoz*
16 Jim Parker*, Richmond Webb, Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Walter Jones*, Art Shell*, Gary Zimmerman*, Forrest Gregg*, Jim Tyrer, Anthony Munoz*
17 Jim Parker*, Richmond Webb, Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Walter Jones*, Art Shell*, Gary Zimmerman*, Forrest Gregg*, Jim Tyrer, Anthony Munoz*
18 Richmond Webb, Jim Parker*, Lou Creekmur*, Larry Little*, Walter Jones*, Bob Brown*, Art Shell*, Forrest Gregg*, Jim Tyrer, Gary Zimmerman*
19 Richmond Webb, Jim Parker*, Art Shell*, Walter Jones*, Larry Little*, Forrest Gregg*, Jim Tyrer, Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Gary Zimmerman*
20 Richmond Webb, Jim Parker*, Art Shell*, Forrest Gregg*, Walter Jones*, Larry Little*, Jim Tyrer, Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Gary Zimmerman*
21 Richmond Webb, Jim Parker*, Art Shell*, Forrest Gregg*, Jim Tyrer, Walter Jones*, Larry Little*, Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Anthony Munoz*
Career Richmond Webb, Jim Parker*, Art Shell*, Forrest Gregg*, Jim Tyrer, Walter Jones*, Larry Little*, Lou Creekmur*, Bob Brown*, Gene Upshaw*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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All-Pro Teams