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Bobby Layne

Robert Lawrence Layne (Blond Bomber)

Position: QB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 201 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: December 19, 1926 in Santa Anna, TX
Died: December 1, 1986 in Lubbock, TX
High School: Highland Park
College: Texas   (school history)    (Layne college stats)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1948 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 20 (4651st overall since 1950)
6-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1967

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 8:25AM
All-Time Rank: #16. John Hannah… #17. Chuck Bednarik… #18. Doak Walker… #19. BOBBY LAYNE… #20. Dan Fouts… #21. Wilber Marshall… #22. Doug Atkins… 

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
1948 22 CHI 11 1 16 52 30.8 232 3 5.8 2 3.8 35 4.5 3.9 14.5 21.1 49.5 0 0
1949 23 NYY QB 12 12 155 299 51.8 1796 9 3.0 18 6.0 69 6.0 3.9 11.6 149.7 55.3 0 0
1950 24 DET QB 22 12 12 6-6-0 152 336 45.2 2323 16 4.8 18 5.4 82 6.9 5.5 15.3 193.6 62.1 0 0
1951* 25 DET QB 22 12 12 7-4-1 152 332 45.8 2403 26 7.8 23 6.9 63 7.2 5.7 15.8 200.3 67.6 0 0
1952*+ 26 DET QB 22 12 11 9-2-0 139 287 48.4 1999 19 6.6 20 7.0 77 7.0 5.2 14.4 166.6 64.5
1953* 27 DET QB 22 12 11 9-2-0 125 273 45.8 2088 16 5.9 21 7.7 97 7.6 5.4 16.7 174.0 59.6 1 1
1954 28 DET QB 22 12 8 6-1-1 135 246 54.9 1818 14 5.7 12 4.9 55 7.4 6.3 13.5 151.5 77.3
1955 29 DET QB 22 12 10 3-7-0 143 270 53.0 1830 11 4.1 17 6.3 77 6.8 4.8 12.8 152.5 61.8 0 0
1956*+ 30 DET K/QB 22 12 12 9-3-0 129 244 52.9 1909 9 3.7 17 7.0 70 7.8 5.4 14.8 159.1 62.0 0 0
1957 31 DET K/qb 22 11 7 4-3-0 87 179 48.6 1169 6 3.4 12 6.7 65 6.5 4.2 13.4 106.3 53.0 0 0
1958 32 2TM 12 11 7-3-1 145 294 49.3 2510 14 4.8 12 4.1 78 8.5 7.7 17.3 209.2 77.6 0 0
PIT QB 22 10 10 7-2-1 133 268 49.6 2339 13 4.9 10 3.7 78 8.7 8.0 17.6 233.9 80.4 0 0
DET qb 22 2 1 0-1-0 12 26 46.2 171 1 3.8 2 7.7 0 6.6 3.9 14.3 85.5 48.7 0 0
1959* 33 PIT K/QB 22 12 12 6-5-1 142 297 47.8 1986 20 6.7 21 7.1 48 6.7 4.9 14.0 165.5 62.8 0 0
1960 34 PIT K/QB 22 12 9 5-6-0 103 209 49.3 1814 13 6.2 17 8.1 70 8.7 6.3 17.6 151.2 66.2 1 2 10
1961 35 PIT QB 22 8 6 2-5-0 75 149 50.3 1205 11 7.4 16 10.7 53 8.1 4.7 16.1 150.6 62.8 4
1962 36 PIT QB 22 13 11 7-4-0 116 233 49.8 1686 9 3.9 17 7.3 62 7.2 4.7 14.5 129.7 56.2 2 2 7
Career 175 145 80-51-4 1814 3700 49.0 26768 196 5.3 243 6.6 97 7.2 5.3 14.8 153.0 63.4 4 5 21
9 yrs DET 97 84 53-29-2 1074 2193 49.0 15710 118 5.4 142 6.5 97 7.2 5.3 14.6 162.0 63.7 1 1
5 yrs PIT 55 48 27-22-2 569 1156 49.2 9030 66 5.7 81 7.0 78 7.8 5.8 15.9 164.2 65.5 3 4 21
1 yr CHI 11 1 16 52 30.8 232 3 5.8 2 3.8 35 4.5 3.9 14.5 21.1 49.5 0 0
1 yr NYY 12 12 155 299 51.8 1796 9 3.0 18 6.0 69 6.0 3.9 11.6 149.7 55.3 0 0

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1952 (2-0), 1953 (1-0), 1954 (0-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1953 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1953 (1)

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+
1948 22 CHI 11 1 52 68 95 59 99 126 93
1949 23 NYY QB 12 12 299 90 97 112 82 112 100
1950 24 DET QB 22 12 12 6-6-0 336 103 110 96 97 118 107
1951* 25 DET QB 22 12 12 7-4-1 332 107 112 97 125 105 114
1952*+ 26 DET QB 22 12 11 9-2-0 287 103 106 104 117 102 109
1953* 27 DET QB 22 12 11 9-2-0 273 110 107 93 108 94 102
1954 28 DET QB 22 12 8 6-1-1 246 107 114 116 109 118 118
1955 29 DET QB 22 12 10 3-7-0 270 98 99 110 93 105 102
1956*+ 30 DET K/QB 22 12 12 9-3-0 244 112 106 109 88 99 102
1957 31 DET K/qb 22 11 7 4-3-0 179 88 86 95 80 99 85
1958 32 2TM 12 11 7-3-1 294
PIT QB 22 10 10 7-2-1 268
1959* 33 PIT K/QB 22 12 12 6-5-1 297 92 95 93 112 94 97
1960 34 PIT K/QB 22 12 9 5-6-0 209 119 105 94 107 87 99
1961 35 PIT QB 22 8 6 2-5-0 149 108 90 93 115 66 94
1962 36 PIT QB 22 13 11 7-4-0 233 92 83 90 86 84 82
Career 175 145 80-51-4 3700

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
1948 22 CHI 11 1 13 80 1 18 6.2 7.3 1.2 80 1 3
1949 23 NYY QB 12 12 54 196 3 27 3.6 16.3 4.5 196 3 10
1950 24 DET QB 22 12 12 56 250 4 30 4.5 20.8 4.7 250 4 13
1951* 25 DET QB 22 12 12 61 290 1 36 4.8 24.2 5.1 290 1 8
1952*+ 26 DET QB 22 12 11 94 411 1 29 4.4 34.3 7.8 411 1 5
1953* 27 DET QB 22 12 11 87 343 0 23 3.9 28.6 7.3 343 0 8
1954 28 DET QB 22 12 8 30 119 2 34 4.0 9.9 2.5 119 2 2
1955 29 DET QB 22 12 10 31 111 0 19 3.6 9.3 2.6 111 0 4
1956*+ 30 DET K/QB 22 12 12 46 169 5 20 3.7 14.1 3.8 169 5 3
1957 31 DET K/qb 22 11 7 24 99 0 21 4.1 9.0 2.2 99 0 3
1958 32 2TM 12 11 40 154 3 21 3.9 12.8 3.3 154 3 7
PIT QB 22 10 10 37 153 3 21 4.1 15.3 3.7 153 3 5
DET qb 22 2 1 3 1 0 4 0.3 0.5 1.5 1 0 2
1959* 33 PIT K/QB 22 12 12 33 181 2 21 5.5 15.1 2.8 181 2 2
1960 34 PIT K/QB 22 12 9 19 12 2 13 0.6 1.0 1.6 12 2 1
1961 35 PIT QB 22 8 6 8 11 0 9 1.4 1.4 1.0 11 0 4
1962 36 PIT QB 22 13 11 15 25 1 17 1.7 1.9 1.2 25 1 7
Career 175 145 611 2451 25 36 4.0 14.0 3.5 2451 25 80
9 yrs DET 97 84 432 1793 13 36 4.2 18.5 4.5 1793 13 48
5 yrs PIT 55 48 112 382 8 21 3.4 6.9 2.0 382 8 19
1 yr CHI 11 1 13 80 1 18 6.2 7.3 1.2 80 1 3
1 yr NYY 12 12 54 196 3 27 3.6 16.3 4.5 196 3 10

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
1948 22 CHI 11 1 1 0.0% 1 24 24 0 24.0
1950 24 DET QB 22 12 12 2 1 50.0%
1952*+ 26 DET QB 22 12 11 2 2 100.0%
1956*+ 30 DET K/QB 22 12 12 15 12 80.0% 33 33 100.0%
1957 31 DET K/qb 22 11 7 11 6 54.5% 25 25 100.0%
1958 32 2TM 12 11 3 1 33.3%
DET qb 22 2 1 3 1 33.3%
1959* 33 PIT K/QB 22 12 12 17 11 64.7% 32 32 100.0%
1960 34 PIT K/QB 22 12 9 6 5 83.3% 22 21 95.5%
1961 35 PIT QB 22 8 6 5 5 100.0%
Career 175 145 50 34 68.0% 124 120 96.8% 1 24 24 0 24.0
9 yrs DET 97 84 26 18 69.2% 65 62 95.4%
5 yrs PIT 55 48 23 16 69.6% 59 58 98.3%
1 yr CHI 11 1 1 0.0% 1 24 24 0 24.0

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
1948 22 CHI 11 1 0 3 1 0 0
1949 23 NYY QB 12 12 0 10 6 -6 0
1950 24 DET QB 22 12 12 0 13 5 0 0
1951* 25 DET QB 22 12 12 0 8 2 0 0
1952*+ 26 DET QB 22 12 11 0 5 1 0 0
1953* 27 DET QB 22 12 11 0 8 2 0 0
1954 28 DET QB 22 12 8 0 2 0 0 0
1955 29 DET QB 22 12 10 0 4 0 0 0
1956*+ 30 DET K/QB 22 12 12 0 3 0 0 0
1957 31 DET K/qb 22 11 7 0 3 2 0 0
1958 32 2TM 12 11 0 7 1 0 0
PIT QB 22 10 10 0 5 0 0 0
DET qb 22 2 1 0 2 1 0 0
1959* 33 PIT K/QB 22 12 12 0 2 2 0 0
1960 34 PIT K/QB 22 12 9 0 1 2 0 0
1961 35 PIT QB 22 8 6 0 4 1 0 0
1962 36 PIT QB 22 13 11 0 7 2 0 0
Career 175 145 0 80 27 -6 0
9 yrs DET 97 84 0 48 13 0 0
5 yrs PIT 55 48 0 19 7 0 0
1 yr CHI 11 1 0 3 1 0 0
1 yr NYY 12 12 0 10 6 -6 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
1948 22 CHI 11 1 1 1 6
1949 23 NYY QB 12 12 3 3 18
1950 24 DET QB 22 12 12 4 4 1 25
1951* 25 DET QB 22 12 12 1 1 6
1952*+ 26 DET QB 22 12 11 1 1 2 8
1954 28 DET QB 22 12 8 2 2 12
1956*+ 30 DET K/QB 22 12 12 5 5 33 12 99
1957 31 DET K/qb 22 11 7 25 6 43
1958 32 2TM 12 11 3 3 1 19
PIT QB 22 10 10 3 3 18
DET qb 22 2 1 1 1
1959* 33 PIT K/QB 22 12 12 2 2 32 11 77
1960 34 PIT K/QB 22 12 9 2 2 21 5 48
1961 35 PIT QB 22 8 6 5 5
1962 36 PIT QB 22 13 11 1 1 6
Career 175 145 25 25 120 34 372
9 yrs DET 97 84 13 13 62 18 194
5 yrs PIT 55 48 8 8 58 16 154
1 yr CHI 11 1 1 1 6
1 yr NYY 12 12 3 3 18
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Chad Henne, Chris Weinke, Tyler Thigpen, Scott Mitchell, Matt Hasselbeck, John Friesz, Greg Cook, Dave Brown, Dieter Brock, Jeff Blake
4 Chad Pennington, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Matt Hasselbeck, Jeff Blake, Brad Johnson, Trent Green, Bubby Brister, Dave Brown, Tommy Kramer
5 Brett Favre, Matt Hasselbeck, Jeff Blake, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Trent Green, Donovan McNabb, Chad Pennington, Roger Staubach*, Gus Frerotte
6 Matt Hasselbeck, Jeff Blake, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Trent Green, Mark Brunell, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Donovan McNabb, Ken Anderson
7 Matt Hasselbeck, Eli Manning, Aaron Brooks, Carson Palmer, Troy Aikman*, Joe Montana*, Drew Brees, Donovan McNabb, Mark Brunell, Ken Anderson
8 Matt Hasselbeck, Aaron Brooks, Terry Bradshaw*, Bart Starr*, Joe Montana*, Drew Brees, Boomer Esiason, Jim Everett, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer
9 Matt Hasselbeck, Joe Namath*, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Montana*, Steve Grogan, Bart Starr*, Jim Zorn, Aaron Brooks, Troy Aikman*, Drew Bledsoe
10 Joe Namath*, Steve Grogan, Joe Montana*, Jim Zorn, Bart Starr*, Matt Hasselbeck, Ken Stabler, Joe Theismann, Randall Cunningham, Roman Gabriel
11 Joe Montana*, Trent Green, Joe Theismann, Randall Cunningham, Jeff Garcia, Bart Starr*, Joe Namath*, Donovan McNabb, Ken Anderson, Steve McNair
12 Boomer Esiason, Joe Montana*, Donovan McNabb, Trent Green, Ken Anderson, Drew Brees, Roger Staubach*, Joe Theismann, Mark Brunell, Fran Tarkenton*
13 Donovan McNabb, Troy Aikman*, Ken Anderson, Joe Montana*, Mark Brunell, Dan Fouts*, Terry Bradshaw*, Ken Stabler, Bart Starr*, Jim Kelly*
14 Ken Anderson, Troy Aikman*, Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb, Jim Kelly*, Dan Fouts*, Bart Starr*, Joe Montana*, Terry Bradshaw*, Boomer Esiason
15 Joe Montana*, Ken Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Bart Starr*, Steve McNair, Roman Gabriel, Terry Bradshaw*, Troy Aikman*, Dan Fouts*, Boomer Esiason
Career Boomer Esiason, Terry Bradshaw*, Ken Anderson, Troy Aikman*, Steve McNair, Jim Kelly*, Drew Bledsoe, Donovan McNabb, Bob Griese*, Sonny Jurgensen*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams