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Ray Nitschke

Raymond Ernest Nitschke (Wildman)

Position: LB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 235 lbs.

Born: December 29, 1936 in Elmwood Park, IL
Died: March 8, 1998 in Venice, FL
High School: Proviso East
College: Illinois   (school history)    (Nitschke college stats)
Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 3rd round (36th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 94 (180th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1978

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #35. John Elway… #36. Raymond Berry… #37. Deacon Jones… #38. RAY NITSCHKE… #39. Arnie Weinmeister… #40. Willie Davis… #41. Mike Singletary… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1958 22 GNB MLB 33 12 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
1959 23 GNB MLB 66 12 0 0 2 10 0
1960 24 GNB MLB 66 12 6 3 90 1 43 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
1961 25 GNB MLB 66 12 2 41 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
1962 26 GNB MLB 66 14 4 56 0 28 0 0 1 4 0 0 17
1963 27 GNB MLB 66 12 2 8 0 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
1964*+ 28 GNB MLB 66 14 2 36 0 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 12
1965 29 GNB MLB 66 12 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 3 18 0 12
1966+ 30 GNB MLB 66 14 2 44 0 23 0 14
1967 31 GNB MLB 66 14 3 35 1 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 14
1968 32 GNB MLB 66 14 2 20 0 11 0 0 0 3 6 0 8
1969 33 GNB MLB 66 14 2 32 0 20 0 8
1970 34 GNB MLB 66 14 14 0 0 2 0 0 6
1971 35 GNB 66 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
1972 36 GNB 66 11 0 4
Career 190 22 25 385 2 43 0 0 2 23 34 0 120

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1960 24 GNB MLB 1 1
1961 ❍ 25 GNB MLB 1 1 1 9 0 9 0
1962 ❍ 26 GNB MLB 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
1965 ❍ 29 GNB MLB 2 2
1966 ❍ 30 GNB MLB 2 2 1.0
1967 ❍ 31 GNB MLB 3 3
1972 36 GNB LB 1 0
Career 11 10 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.0

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
1958 22 GNB MLB 33 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
1959 23 GNB MLB 66 12 2 13 0 10 6.5 13
1960 24 GNB MLB 66 12 6 2 33 0 17 16.5 33
1962 26 GNB MLB 66 14 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Career 190 22 6 53 0 17 8.8 87

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1961 ❍ 25 GNB MLB 1 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Career 11 10 1 18 0 18 18.0 18

Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1972 36 GNB 66 11 0 1 34 34.0 0 34 0.1 3.1 34 0 0
Career 190 22 1 34 34.0 0 34 0.0 0.2 34 0 2

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
1960 24 GNB MLB 66 12 6 1 1 6
1967 31 GNB MLB 66 14 1 1 6
Career 190 22 2 2 12

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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