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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 (3465th 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 Jul 10, 2014 6:25AM
All-Time Rank: #46. Randy White… #47. Dan Marino… #48. Ray Nitschke… #49. LOU GROZA… #50. Sonny Jurgensen… #51. Len Dawson… #52. Jim Taylor… 

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, Charlie Toogood, Ollie Spencer, Harley Sewell, Oliver Ross, Dennis Roland, Tutan Reyes, Duane Putnam
4 Tony Wragge, Eric Wood, Fred Williams, Charlie Toogood, Darnell Stapleton, Ollie Spencer, Harley Sewell, Dennis Roland, Duane Putnam, Lonnie Palelei
5 Fred Williams, Charlie Toogood, Ollie Spencer, Harley Sewell, Duane Putnam, Leon McLaughlin, Ed Husmann, Art Hunter, George Hughes, Ed Beatty
6 Fred Williams, Ray Wietecha, Charlie Toogood, Ollie Spencer, Harley Sewell, Duane Putnam, Leon McLaughlin, Ed Husmann, Art Hunter, George Hughes
7 Fred Williams, Ray Wietecha, Charlie Toogood, Ollie Spencer, Harley Sewell, Duane Putnam, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, Ed Husmann, George Hughes
8 Fred Williams, LaVern Torgeson, Charlie Toogood, Dick Stanfel, Duane Putnam, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, Gino Marchetti*, George Hughes, Herman Clark
9 LaVern Torgeson, Charlie Toogood, Dick Stanfel, Lum Snyder, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, George Hughes, John Hock, Herman Clark, Gus Cifelli
10 LaVern Torgeson, Charlie Toogood, Dick Stanfel, Lum Snyder, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, George Hughes, John Hock, Herman Clark, Gus Cifelli
11 LaVern Torgeson, Charlie Toogood, Dick Stanfel, Lum Snyder, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, George Hughes, John Hock, Herman Clark, Gus Cifelli
12 LaVern Torgeson, Charlie Toogood, Dick Stanfel, Lum Snyder, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, George Hughes, John Hock, Herman Clark, Gus Cifelli
13 LaVern Torgeson, Charlie Toogood, Dick Stanfel, Lum Snyder, Bob Miller, Leon McLaughlin, George Hughes, John Hock, Herman Clark, Gus Cifelli
14 Art Spinney, Red Stephens, Wayne Hansen, Ken Panfil, Don Boll, Al Barry, Ed Beatty, Bobby Cross, Ray Collins, Ollie Spencer
15 Ed Beatty, Ken Panfil, Ray Collins, Ollie Spencer, Art Spinney, Don Gillis, Red Stephens, Wayne Hansen, Shawn Lauvao, Mike McGee
16 Shawn Lauvao, Mike McGee, Gene Cockrell, Ken Blackman, Ollie Spencer, Jon Asamoah, Brent Adams, Greg Roberts, John Jerry, Ray Collins
17 Bob McCullough, Hogan Wharton, J.T. Taylor, John Jerry, Greg Roberts, Daryl Sanders, Jerry Huth, Larry Tharpe, Mike Haight, Matt Darwin
18 Jim Vellone, Eric Wood, Ed Blaine, Riley Mattson, Jim Schrader, Melvin Fowler, Hogan Wharton, Walt Cudzik, Ted Albrecht, Ken Moyer
19 Jim Vellone, Melvin Fowler, Jim Pyne, Eric Wood, Bill Lewis, Ed Blaine, Larry Tharpe, Riley Mattson, Oliver Ross, Dick Hudson
20 Dennis Nelson, Matt Campbell, Jim Nicholson, Todd Kalis, Gordon King, Lane Howell, Morris Towns, Jim Pyne, Leon Donohue, Bob Simmons
21 Dennis Nelson, Matt Campbell, Jim Nicholson, Todd Kalis, Gordon King, Lane Howell, Morris Towns, Jim Pyne, Leon Donohue, Bob Simmons
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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