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Dante Lavelli

Dante Bert Joseph Lavelli (Gluefingers)

Position: E-DE
Height: 6-0    Weight: 191 lbs.

Born: February 23, 1923 in Hudson, OH
Died: January 20, 2009 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Hudson
College: Ohio St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 12th round (103rd overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14415th overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1975, finalist in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 2:25AM
All-Time Rank: #204. Thurman Thomas… #205. Jim Marshall… #206. Terrell Suggs… #207. DANTE LAVELLI… #208. Greg Lloyd… #209. Gary Fencik… #210. Roger Wehrli… 

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 AV
1946 23 CLE RE 14 8 40 843 21.1 8 63 2.9 60.2 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.0 0.1 857 8 0
1947 24 CLE RE 13 6 49 799 16.3 9 72 3.8 61.5 799 9 0
1948 25 CLE RE 8 7 25 463 18.5 5 54 3.1 57.9 1 9 0 9 9.0 1.1 0.1 472 5 0
1949 26 CLE RE 9 7 28 475 17.0 7 67 3.1 52.8 475 7 0
1950 27 CLE RE 56 12 37 565 15.3 5 43 3.1 47.1 565 5 2
1951* 28 CLE RE 56 12 43 586 13.6 6 47 3.6 48.8 586 6 0
1952 29 CLE RE 86 8 21 336 16.0 4 41 2.6 42.0 336 4 0
1953* 30 CLE RE 86 12 45 783 17.4 6 55 3.8 65.3 783 6 1
1954* 31 CLE RE 86 12 47 802 17.1 7 64 3.9 66.8 802 7 0
1955 32 CLE RE 86 12 31 492 15.9 4 49 2.6 41.0 492 4 0
1956 33 CLE RE 86 11 20 344 17.2 1 68 1.8 31.3 344 1 1
Career 123 28 386 6488 16.8 62 72 3.1 52.7 2 23 0 14 11.5 0.2 0.0 6511 62 4

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
1947 24 CLE RE 13 6 1 10 0 10 10.0 809
1948 25 CLE RE 8 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 472
Career 123 28 2 10 0 10 5.0 6521

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 27 CLE RE 56 12 0 2 0 0 0
1953* 30 CLE RE 86 12 0 1 1 0 0
1954* 31 CLE RE 86 12 0 0 1 0 0
1956 33 CLE RE 86 11 0 1 0 0 0
Career 123 0 4 2 0 0

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 23 CLE RE 14 8 8 8 48
1947 24 CLE RE 13 6 9 9 54
1948 25 CLE RE 8 7 5 5 30
1949 26 CLE RE 9 7 7 7 42
1950 27 CLE RE 56 12 5 5 30
1951* 28 CLE RE 56 12 6 6 36
1952 29 CLE RE 86 8 4 4 24
1953* 30 CLE RE 86 12 6 6 36
1954* 31 CLE RE 86 12 7 7 42
1955 32 CLE RE 86 12 4 4 24
1956 33 CLE RE 86 11 1 1 6
Career 123 28 62 62 372
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4 Tim George, Ray Jarvis, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sanjay Beach, Ray Alexander, Warren Wells, Terry Greer, Ron Holliday, Bryan Gilmore, Devard Darling
5 Mario Manningham, Jeremy Maclin, Earl Bennett, Lowell Perry, Bob Jewett, Billy Davis, Charlie Wade, Sylvester Morris, Michael Crabtree, Paul Dekker
6 Anthony Gonzalez, Eddie Royal, Richard Johnson, Jim Lash, Ray Jarvis, Fran Polsfoot, Steve Breaston, Steve Smith, Eddie Hinton, Dwayne Bowe
7 Calvin Johnson, Jim Lash, Dwayne Bowe, Malcolm Barnwell, Terrence Wilkins, Tim Smith, Ted Ginn, Lonzell Hill, Bo Farrington, David Givens
8 Santonio Holmes, Ron Shanklin, Mervyn Fernandez, Bernard Berrian, Marques Colston, Greg Jennings, James Scott, Billy Johnson, Todd Pinkston, J.D. Hill
9 Ron Shanklin, Lee Evans, Santonio Holmes, Marques Colston, James Scott, J.D. Hill, Mervyn Fernandez, Bert Emanuel, Bill Schroeder, Flipper Anderson
10 Lee Evans, Steve Watson, Charley Hennigan, Jake Reed, Ron Jessie, Flipper Anderson, Fred Barnett, Billy Johnson, Mike Quick, Pete Brewster
11 Steve Watson, Charley Hennigan, Lee Evans, Carlos Carson, Flipper Anderson, Al Toon, Haywood Jeffires, Leon Hart, Ron Jessie, Pete Brewster
Career Lee Evans, Pete Brewster, Steve Watson, Charley Hennigan, Flipper Anderson, Fred Barnett, Ron Jessie, Mike Quick, Carlos Carson, Larry Walton

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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All-Pro Teams