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Nick Pietrosante

Nicholas Vincent Pietrosante

Position: FB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 225 lbs.

Born: September 10, 1937 in Ansonia, CT
Died: February 6, 1988 in Royal Oak, MI
High School: Notre Dame
College: Notre Dame   (school history)    (Pietrosante college stats)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 38 (2356th overall since 1950)
2-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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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: #1198. William Roberts… #1199. Gerald Irons… #1200. Joe Devlin… #1201. NICK PIETROSANTE… #1202. Jamie Sharper… #1203. Bert Rechichar… #1204. Neal Olkewicz… 

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 AV
1959 22 DET FB 33 10 76 447 3 37 5.9 44.7 7.6 16 140 8.8 0 20 1.6 14.0 587 3 4
1960* 23 DET FB 33 12 161 872 8 57 5.4 72.7 13.4 13 129 9.9 0 28 1.1 10.8 1001 8 4 10
1961* 24 DET FB 33 14 201 841 5 42 4.2 60.1 14.4 26 315 12.1 0 76 1.9 22.5 1156 5 7 10
1962 25 DET FB 33 13 134 445 2 22 3.3 34.2 10.3 26 251 9.7 2 26 2.0 19.3 696 4 3 6
1963 26 DET 33 12 112 418 5 22 3.7 34.8 9.3 16 173 10.8 0 24 1.3 14.4 591 5 4 5
1964 27 DET FB 33 14 147 536 4 21 3.6 38.3 10.5 19 152 8.0 0 20 1.4 10.9 688 4 4 6
1965 28 DET FB 33 14 6 107 374 1 12 3.5 26.7 7.6 18 163 9.1 0 54 1.3 11.6 537 1 3 5
1966 29 CLE 36 13 7 20 0 8 2.9 1.5 0.5 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.9 32 0 0 0
1967 30 CLE 36 14 10 73 0 31 7.3 5.2 0.7 6 56 9.3 0 23 0.4 4.0 129 0 0 1
Career 116 6 955 4026 28 57 4.2 34.7 8.2 141 1391 9.9 2 76 1.2 12.0 5417 30 29 43
7 yrs DET 89 6 938 3933 28 57 4.2 44.2 10.5 134 1323 9.9 2 76 1.5 14.9 5256 30 29 42
2 yrs CLE 27 0 17 93 0 31 5.5 3.4 0.6 7 68 9.7 0 23 0.3 2.5 161 0 0 1

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
1959 22 DET FB 33 10 5 98 0 24 19.6 685
1960* 23 DET FB 33 12 2 58 0 36 29.0 1059
1966 29 CLE 36 13 2 9 0 8 4.5 41
Career 116 9 165 0 36 18.3 5582
7 yrs DET 89 6 7 156 0 36 22.3 5412
2 yrs CLE 27 0 2 9 0 8 4.5 170

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
1959 22 DET FB 33 10 0 4 1 0 0
1960* 23 DET FB 33 12 0 4 1 12 0
1961* 24 DET FB 33 14 0 7 1 0 0
1962 25 DET FB 33 13 0 3 0 0 0
1963 26 DET 33 12 0 4 0 0 0
1964 27 DET FB 33 14 0 4 2 0 0
1965 28 DET FB 33 14 6 0 3 0 0 0
Career 116 6 0 29 5 12 0
7 yrs DET 89 6 0 29 5 12 0
2 yrs CLE 27 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1963 26 DET 33 12 1 1 100.0 37 0 0.0 0 0.0 37 37.0 37.0 37.0 3.1 118.7
1964 27 DET FB 33 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Career 116 1 2 50.0 37 0 0.0 1 50.0 37 18.5 -4.0 37.0 0.3 56.2 0 0
7 yrs DET 89 6 1 2 50.0 37 0 0.0 1 50.0 37 18.5 -4.0 37.0 0.4 56.2 0 0
2 yrs CLE 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

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
1959 22 DET FB 33 10 3 3 18
1960* 23 DET FB 33 12 8 8 48
1961* 24 DET FB 33 14 5 5 30
1962 25 DET FB 33 13 2 2 4 24
1963 26 DET 33 12 5 5 30
1964 27 DET FB 33 14 4 4 24
1965 28 DET FB 33 14 6 1 1 6
Career 116 6 28 2 30 180
7 yrs DET 89 6 28 2 30 180
2 yrs CLE 27 0 0

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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