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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 (5515th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Brother of Lou Michaels
5-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

Coaching Record

35 34 34

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #843. Julian Peterson… #844. Brad Johnson… #845. Dave Waymer… #846. WALT MICHAELS… #847. Lynn Dickey… #848. Dan Conners… #849. Conrad Dobler… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & 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
10 yrs CLE 120 0 11 139 2 34 0 0 2 8 12 0 15
1 yr GNB 12 0
1 yr NYJ 1 0 2

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1952 23 CLE LLB 1 1
1953 24 CLE LLB 1 1
1954 25 CLE RLB 1 1 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
1955* 26 CLE RLB 1 1 1 5 0 5 0
1957* 28 CLE RLB 1 1
1958* 29 CLE RLB 1 1
Career 6 6 2 22 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games 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
1 yr NYJ 1 0 0

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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%
10 yrs CLE 120 0
1 yr GNB 12 0 1 0.0%
1 yr NYJ 1 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
10 yrs CLE 120 0 2 2 12
1 yr GNB 12 0 0
1 yr NYJ 1 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams