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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 (3465th 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 11, 2014 8:25PM
All-Time Rank: #75. Rickey Jackson… #76. Steve Largent… #77. Frank Gifford… #78. LEO NOMELLINI… #79. Marcus Allen… #80. Derrick Brooks… #81. Y.A. Tittle… 

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
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

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

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G 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
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Leo Sugar, Don Owens, Paul Miller, John Martinkovic, Earl Leggett, Ed Husmann, Don Colo, Ordell Braase
4 Fred Williams, Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Leo Sugar, Paul Miller, Bud McFadin, John Martinkovic, Ed Husmann, Tom Finnin, Don Colo
5 Fred Williams, Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Leo Sugar, Paul Miller, Bud McFadin, John Martinkovic, Ed Husmann, Tom Finnin, Don Colo
6 Fred Williams, Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Leo Sugar, Paul Miller, Bud McFadin, John Martinkovic, Ed Husmann, Tom Finnin, Don Colo
7 Fred Williams, Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Jess Richardson, Bud McFadin, John Martinkovic, Ed Husmann, Jerry Helluin, Tom Finnin, Don Colo
8 Fred Williams, Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Bob Miller, Bud McFadin, John Martinkovic, Jerry Helluin, Dave Hanner, Tom Finnin, Don Colo
9 Chuck Ulrich, Charlie Toogood, Andy Robustelli*, Bob Miller, John Martinkovic, J.D. Kimmel, Tom Finnin, Jim Duncan, Jim Doran, Don Colo
10 Andy Robustelli*, Jerry Helluin, Jim Doran, Don Joyce, Gene Brito, Volney Peters, Ray Krouse, Bob Gain, Fred Williams, George Tarasovic
11 Andy Robustelli*, Marion Campbell, Leo Sugar, Art Donovan*, Paul Miller, Bud McFadin, Bob Gain, Dave Hanner, Bob Toneff, Fred Williams
12 Chris Zorich, Chuck McMurtry, Leo Sugar, Orville Trask, Gene Lipscomb, Michael Johnson, Dave Hanner, Andy Robustelli*, Marshall Harris, Greg Jefferson
13 Chris Zorich, Chuck McMurtry, Michael Johnson, Don Owens, Terry Jones, Ernie Stautner*, Dennis Johnson, Al Noga, Dave Hanner, Frank Fuller
14 Chris Zorich, Chuck McMurtry, Ernie Stautner*, Michael Johnson, Don Owens, Terry Jones, Dennis Johnson, Al Noga, Dave Hanner, Frank Fuller
Career Ernie Stautner*, Jason Taylor, Buck Buchanan*, Alex Karras, Joe Greene*, Deacon Jones*, Warren Sapp*, John Randle*, Chris Doleman*, Doug Atkins*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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All-Pro Teams