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Ray Nitschke

Raymond Ernest Nitschke

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 (171st 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 Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #38. Drew Brees… #39. Larry Wilson… #40. Tom Brady… #41. RAY NITSCHKE… #42. Sonny Jurgensen… #43. Earl Campbell… #44. Bruce Smith… 

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
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

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
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

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS 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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7 Seth Joyner, Chris Doleman*, Terrell Suggs, Lee Roy Caffey, Jerry Robinson, Duane Bickett, Tom Jackson, Al Smith, Chip Banks, Sam Mills
8 Joey Porter, Chad Brown, Sam Huff*, Seth Joyner, Sherrill Headrick, Ted Hendricks*, Terrell Suggs, Willie Lanier*, Chip Banks, Randy Gradishar
9 Sam Mills, Randy Gradishar, Willie Lanier*, Joey Porter, Terrell Suggs, Isiah Robertson, Rickey Jackson*, Sam Huff*, Joe Fortunato, Chad Brown
10 Joey Porter, Willie Lanier*, Maxie Baughan, Randy Gradishar, Sam Huff*, Rickey Jackson*, Terrell Suggs, Isiah Robertson, Sam Mills, Jessie Armstead
11 Joey Porter, Sam Huff*, Joe Fortunato, Willie Lanier*, Chris Hanburger*, Randy Gradishar, Joe Schmidt*, Sam Mills, Isiah Robertson, Nick Buoniconti*
12 Willie Lanier*, Joey Porter, Chris Hanburger*, Sam Huff*, Joe Fortunato, Maxie Baughan, Terrell Suggs, Rickey Jackson*, Ted Hendricks*, Bill Bergey
13 Hardy Nickerson, Chris Hanburger*, Joey Porter, Willie Lanier*, Ted Hendricks*, Sam Huff*, Isiah Robertson, Maxie Baughan, Sam Mills, Bill Bergey
14 Hardy Nickerson, Joey Porter, Chris Hanburger*, Harry Carson*, Willie Lanier*, Chuck Howley, Sam Huff*, Ted Hendricks*, Isiah Robertson, Cornelius Bennett
15 Hardy Nickerson, Chuck Howley, Joey Porter, Chris Hanburger*, Harry Carson*, Willie Lanier*, Maxie Baughan, Isiah Robertson, Sam Huff*, Sam Mills
Career Hardy Nickerson, Chuck Howley, Joe Fortunato, Sam Huff*, Sam Mills, Nick Buoniconti*, Chris Hanburger*, Zach Thomas, Maxie Baughan, Bill Bergey

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams