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Sam Gruneisen

Samuel Kenneth Gruneisen

Position: C-G-LB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 242 lbs.

Born: January 16, 1941 in Louisville, KY
Died: September 28, 2012 in Orlando, FL
High School: St. Xavier
College: Villanova   (school history)
Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 25th round (200th overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 43 (1913th overall since 1950)

65 57

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 3:25PM
All-Time Rank: #1488. Nate Ramsey… #1489. Jim Purnell… #1490. Don Brumm… #1491. SAM GRUNEISEN… #1492. Wendell Hayes… #1493. Claudie Minor… #1494. Glen Ray Hines… 

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 AV
1962 21 SDG 65 9 0 2
1963 22 SDG LG 65 7 0 6
1964 23 SDG 65 11 0 3
1965 24 SDG C 65 14 14 0 5
1966 25 SDG C 65 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 6
1967 26 SDG C 65 14 14 0 6
1968 27 SDG C 65 14 14 0 6
1969 28 SDG C 65 14 0 5
1970 29 SDG C 65 14 14 0 7
1971 30 SDG 65 2 2 0 3
1972 31 SDG 65 7 0 0 2
1973 32 HOU C 57 10 9 0 3
Career 130 81 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 54

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
1964 23 SDG 65 11 0 2 0 0 0
1965 24 SDG C 65 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
1968 27 SDG C 65 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Career 130 81 0 3 1 0 0
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