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Walt Michaels

Walter Edward Michaels

Position: LB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 231 lbs.

Born: October 16, 1929 in Swoyersville, PA
High School: Swoyersville
College: Washington & Lee   (school history)
Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 7th round (86th overall) of the 1951 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 16 (5414th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

Coaching Record

35 34 34

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 9:25PM
All-Time Rank: #840. Dave Szott… #841. Ken O'Brien… #842. Duane Bickett… #843. WALT MICHAELS… #844. Muhsin Muhammad… #845. Tank Younger… #846. Bobby Hebert… 

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 AV
1951 22 GNB RLB 35 12
1952 23 CLE LLB 34 11 4 26 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
1953 24 CLE 34 12 1 34 1 34 0 0 1 1 0 0
1954 25 CLE RLB 34 12 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
1955* 26 CLE RLB 34 12 1 25 1 25 0
1956* 27 CLE MLB 34 12
1957* 28 CLE RLB 34 12 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
1958* 29 CLE RLB 34 12
1959* 30 CLE RLB 34 12 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 4 12 0
1960 31 CLE RLB 34 11 0 0 1 0 0 7
1961 32 CLE RLB 34 14 2 17 0 15 0 8
1963 34 NYJ 34 1 2
Career 133 11 139 2 34 0 0 2 8 12 0 17

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
1951 22 GNB RLB 35 12 5 86 0 26 17.2 86
1952 23 CLE LLB 34 11 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
1953 24 CLE 34 12 2 40 0 22 20.0 40
1955* 26 CLE RLB 34 12 3 45 0 27 15.0 45
Career 133 11 187 0 27 17.0 187
10 yrs CLE 120 0 6 101 0 27 16.8 101
1 yr GNB 12 0 5 86 0 26 17.2 86

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
1951 22 GNB RLB 35 12 1 0.0%
Career 133 1 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
1953 24 CLE 34 12 1 1 6
1955* 26 CLE RLB 34 12 1 1 6
Career 133 2 2 12
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Al Wilson, Demorrio Williams, David Thornton, Emanuel King, D'Qwell Jackson, Jim Carter, Anthony Bell, Dick Ambrose, Harold Wells, Marcus Washington
4 Tamba Hali, Jim Carter, Keith Mitchell, Cecil Johnson, Karlos Dansby, Will Witherspoon, Dave Wilcox*, Gus Otto, Mike Johnson, Larry Gordon
5 Will Witherspoon, Matt Millen, Joel Williams, Larry Gordon, Jim Carter, Tamba Hali, Andre Collins, Keena Turner, Deon Grant, Karlos Dansby
6 Daryl Smith, Matt Millen, John Reger, LaVar Arrington, Derek Smith, Deon Grant, Mike Kolen, Will Witherspoon, Larry Gordon, Cecil Johnson
7 Larry Gordon, Greg Ellis, Daryl Smith, John Reger, Deon Grant, A.J. Hawk, Tamba Hali, Derek Smith, Brad Dusek, Johnny Holland
8 Daryl Smith, John Reger, Greg Ellis, Deon Grant, Don Shinnick, Harry Carson*, Derek Smith, Matt Blair, Jamie Sharper, Mike Stratton
9 Greg Ellis, Karlos Dansby, Deon Grant, Matt Millen, Reggie Williams, Derek Smith, Brad Van Pelt, Don Shinnick, John Reger, Nick Buoniconti*
10 Don Shinnick, Greg Ellis, Harry Carson*, John Reger, Brad Van Pelt, Deon Grant, Joey Porter, Nick Buoniconti*, Rickey Jackson*, Matt Millen
11 John Reger, Brad Van Pelt, Greg Ellis, Don Shinnick, Matt Millen, Rickey Jackson*, Micheal Barrow, Dave Edwards, Harry Carson*, Tom Scott
12 John Reger, Brad Van Pelt, Clay Matthews, Don Shinnick, Dave Edwards, Tom Scott, Derek Smith, Matt Millen, Greg Ellis, Mike Lucci
Career Joey Porter, Robert Brazile, Dave Robinson*, Matt Blair, Dave Wilcox*, Chris Spielman, Dale Dodrill, Wally Hilgenberg, Myron Pottios, Tom Jackson

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams