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Hugh McElhenny

Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr. (The King)

Position: HB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 195 lbs.

Born: December 31, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: George Washington
College: Washington   (school history)    (McElhenny college stats)
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1952 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 1970

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #329. Curt Warner… #330. Shaun Alexander… #331. Larry Allen… #332. HUGH MCELHENNY… #333. Herschel Walker… #334. Stanley Morgan… #335. Tom Jackson… 

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 AV
1952*+ 24 SFO KR/PR/RH 39 12 98 684 6 89 7.0 57.0 8.2 26 367 14.1 3 77 2.2 30.6 1051 9 5
1953*+ 25 SFO PR/RH 39 12 112 503 3 33 4.5 41.9 9.3 30 474 15.8 2 71 2.5 39.5 977 5 6
1954 26 SFO RH 39 6 64 515 6 60 8.0 85.8 10.7 8 162 20.3 0 53 1.3 27.0 677 6 4
1955 27 SFO RH 39 12 90 327 4 44 3.6 27.3 7.5 11 203 18.5 2 55 0.9 16.9 530 6 3
1956* 28 SFO LH 39 12 185 916 8 86 5.0 76.3 15.4 16 193 12.1 0 22 1.3 16.1 1109 8 4
1957* 29 SFO LH 39 12 102 478 1 61 4.7 39.8 8.5 37 458 12.4 2 43 3.1 38.2 936 3 8
1958* 30 SFO LH/PR 39 12 113 451 6 34 4.0 37.6 9.4 31 366 11.8 2 59 2.6 30.5 817 8 10
1959 31 SFO RH 39 10 18 67 1 18 3.7 6.7 1.8 22 329 15.0 3 62 2.2 32.9 396 4 1
1960 32 SFO LH 39 9 7 95 347 0 38 3.7 38.6 10.6 14 114 8.1 1 45 1.6 12.7 461 1 2 5
1961* 33 MIN HB 39 13 13 120 570 3 41 4.8 43.8 9.2 37 283 7.6 3 26 2.8 21.8 853 6 8 9
1962 34 MIN 39 11 50 200 0 27 4.0 18.2 4.5 16 191 11.9 0 41 1.5 17.4 391 0 3 3
1963 35 NYG 39 14 55 175 0 23 3.2 12.5 3.9 11 91 8.3 2 24 0.8 6.5 266 2 3 3
1964 36 DET 39 8 22 48 0 14 2.2 6.0 2.8 5 16 3.2 0 27 0.6 2.0 64 0 0 1
Career 143 20 1124 5281 38 89 4.7 36.9 7.9 264 3247 12.3 20 77 1.8 22.7 8528 58 57 21
9 yrs SFO 97 7 877 4288 35 89 4.9 44.2 9.0 195 2666 13.7 15 77 2.0 27.5 6954 50 43 5
2 yrs MIN 24 13 170 770 3 41 4.5 32.1 7.1 53 474 8.9 3 41 2.2 19.8 1244 6 11 12
1 yr DET 8 0 22 48 0 14 2.2 6.0 2.8 5 16 3.2 0 27 0.6 2.0 64 0 0 1
1 yr NYG 14 0 55 175 0 23 3.2 12.5 3.9 11 91 8.3 2 24 0.8 6.5 266 2 3 3

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
1952*+ 24 SFO KR/PR/RH 39 12 20 284 1 94 14.2 18 396 0 40 22.0 1731
1953*+ 25 SFO PR/RH 39 12 15 104 0 25 6.9 15 368 0 55 24.5 1449
1954 26 SFO RH 39 6 8 78 0 32 9.8 8 210 0 51 26.3 965
1955 27 SFO RH 39 12 7 10 0 10 1.4 9 189 0 31 21.0 729
1956* 28 SFO LH 39 12 15 38 0 12 2.5 13 300 0 36 23.1 1447
1957* 29 SFO LH 39 12 10 41 0 13 4.1 977
1958* 30 SFO LH/PR 39 12 24 93 0 49 3.9 2 31 0 18 15.5 941
1961* 33 MIN HB 39 13 13 8 155 1 81 19.4 2 59 0 35 29.5 1067
1962 34 MIN 39 11 5 43 0 14 8.6 7 160 0 40 22.9 594
1963 35 NYG 39 14 13 74 0 13 5.7 6 136 0 51 22.7 476
1964 36 DET 39 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 72 0 27 24.0 136
Career 143 20 126 920 2 94 7.3 83 1921 0 55 23.1 11369
9 yrs SFO 97 7 99 648 1 94 6.5 65 1494 0 55 23.0 9096
2 yrs MIN 24 13 13 198 1 81 15.2 9 219 0 40 24.3 1661
1 yr DET 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 72 0 27 24.0 136
1 yr NYG 14 0 13 74 0 13 5.7 6 136 0 51 22.7 476

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
1952*+ 24 SFO KR/PR/RH 39 12 0 5 0 0 0
1953*+ 25 SFO PR/RH 39 12 0 6 1 0 0
1954 26 SFO RH 39 6 0 4 2 4 0
1955 27 SFO RH 39 12 0 3 2 0 0
1956* 28 SFO LH 39 12 0 4 1 0 0
1957* 29 SFO LH 39 12 0 8 3 0 0
1958* 30 SFO LH/PR 39 12 0 10 4 0 0
1959 31 SFO RH 39 10 0 1 1 0 0
1960 32 SFO LH 39 9 7 0 2 0 0 0
1961* 33 MIN HB 39 13 13 0 8 2 2 0
1962 34 MIN 39 11 0 3 1 0 0
1963 35 NYG 39 14 0 3 2 0 0
Career 143 20 0 57 19 6 0
9 yrs SFO 97 7 0 43 14 4 0
2 yrs MIN 24 13 0 11 3 2 0
1 yr NYG 14 0 0 3 2 0 0

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
1953*+ 25 SFO PR/RH 39 12 2 3 66.7 13 1 33.3 0 0.0 11 4.3 11.0 6.5 1.1 115.3 0 0
1956* 28 SFO LH 39 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
1958* 30 SFO LH/PR 39 12 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
1961* 33 MIN HB 39 13 13 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Career 143 20 2 7 28.6 13 1 14.3 1 14.3 11 1.9 -1.7 6.5 0.1 39.6 0 0
9 yrs SFO 97 7 2 6 33.3 13 1 16.7 1 16.7 11 2.2 -2.0 6.5 0.1 42.4 0 0
2 yrs MIN 24 13 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

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
1952*+ 24 SFO KR/PR/RH 39 12 6 3 1 10 60
1953*+ 25 SFO PR/RH 39 12 3 2 5 30
1954 26 SFO RH 39 6 6 6 36
1955 27 SFO RH 39 12 4 2 6 36
1956* 28 SFO LH 39 12 8 8 48
1957* 29 SFO LH 39 12 1 2 3 18
1958* 30 SFO LH/PR 39 12 6 2 8 48
1959 31 SFO RH 39 10 1 3 4 24
1960 32 SFO LH 39 9 7 1 1 6
1961* 33 MIN HB 39 13 13 3 3 1 7 42
1963 35 NYG 39 14 2 2 12
Career 143 20 38 20 2 60 360
9 yrs SFO 97 7 35 15 1 51 306
2 yrs MIN 24 13 3 3 1 7 42
1 yr NYG 14 0 2 2 12
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Roger Craig, Marshall Faulk*, Eric Dickerson*, Ray Rice, Clinton Portis, Preston Carpenter, Adrian Peterson, Charley Taylor*, Lynn Chandnois, Terry Metcalf
4 Roger Craig, Franco Harris*, Adrian Peterson, Marshall Faulk*, Chris Johnson, Walter Payton*, Charley Taylor*, Terry Metcalf, Clinton Portis, Jim Kiick
5 Franco Harris*, Roger Craig, Eric Dickerson*, Adrian Peterson, Earl Campbell*, Abner Haynes, Ottis Anderson, Terry Metcalf, Ricky Williams, Leon Hart
6 Franco Harris*, Calvin Hill, Earl Campbell*, Clinton Portis, Charley Taylor*, Greg Pruitt, Adrian Peterson, Herschel Walker, Abner Haynes, John Williams
7 Chuck Muncie, John Williams, Mark van Eeghen, Freeman McNeil, Abner Haynes, Clinton Portis, Larry Csonka*, Tommy McDonald*, Mike Garrett, Earl Campbell*
8 Chuck Muncie, Tommy McDonald*, Tiki Barber, John Williams, Freeman McNeil, Jerome Bettis, Ray Mathews, Donny Anderson, Jamal Lewis, Abner Haynes
9 Floyd Little*, Jerome Bettis, Corey Dillon, John Williams, Tommy McDonald*, Chuck Muncie, Donny Anderson, John Riggins*, James Brooks, Earnest Byner
10 Jerome Bettis, James Brooks, Freeman McNeil, Tommy McDonald*, Corey Dillon, John Williams, Eric Dickerson*, Floyd Little*, Marcus Allen*, Chuck Muncie
11 James Brooks, Jerome Bettis, Frank Gifford*, Freeman McNeil, Ray Renfro, John Riggins*, Eric Dickerson*, Tommy McDonald*, Jimmy Johnson*, John Williams
12 John Riggins*, Jimmy Johnson*, James Brooks, Jerome Bettis, Freeman McNeil, Earnest Byner, Tommy McDonald*, Larry Csonka*, Ray Renfro, Eric Dickerson*
13 James Brooks, Jerome Bettis, Freeman McNeil, Tommy McDonald*, Larry Csonka*, Ray Renfro, Earnest Byner, Eric Dickerson*, Ottis Anderson, Jimmy Johnson*
Career Eric Dickerson*, John Williams, James Brooks, Ottis Anderson, Frank Gifford*, Fred Taylor, Roger Craig, Eddie George, Herschel Walker, Ollie Matson*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams