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Leo Nomellini

Leo Joseph Nomellini (The Lion)

Position: DT-T
Height: 6-3    Weight: 259 lbs.

Born: June 19, 1924 in Lucca, Italy
Died: October 17, 2000 in Stanford, CA
High School: Crane
College: Minnesota   (school history)    (Nomellini college stats)
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1950 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 28 (3535th overall since 1950)
10-time Pro Bowler & 6-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1969

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #105. Norm Van Brocklin… #106. Carl Eller… #107. Frank Gifford… #108. LEO NOMELLINI… #109. Jackie Slater… #110. Curtis Martin… #111. Yale Lary… 

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
1950* 26 SFO RDT 42 12 12 0 0 3 10 0
1951*+ 27 SFO RDT/RT 42 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
1952*+ 28 SFO RT 73 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
1953*+ 29 SFO RDT 73 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
1954+ 30 SFO LDT 73 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
1955 31 SFO LT 73 12 12
1956* 32 SFO LDT 73 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
1957*+ 33 SFO LDT 73 12 12 0 0 1 0 0 1
1958* 34 SFO LDT 73 12 12
1959*+ 35 SFO LDT 73 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
1960* 36 SFO LDT 73 12 11 1 11
1961* 37 SFO LDT 73 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 9
1962 38 SFO LDT 73 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 7
1963 39 SFO ldt 73 14 7 3
Career 174 166 0 1 13 10 0 2 30

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*+ 27 SFO RDT/RT 42 12 12 1 20 1 20 20.0 2 27 0 16 13.5 47
1952*+ 28 SFO RT 73 12 12 1 18 0 18 18.0 23
1953*+ 29 SFO RDT 73 12 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Career 174 166 1 20 1 20 20.0 4 50 0 18 12.5 75

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1952*+ 28 SFO RT 73 12 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 1
Career 174 166 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.0 0.0 5 0 1

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
1951*+ 27 SFO RDT/RT 42 12 12 1 1 6
1957*+ 33 SFO LDT 73 12 12 1 2
1960* 36 SFO LDT 73 12 11 1 2
Career 174 166 1 1 2 10

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams