Mobile Site You Are Here > > > > Mel Renfro

Mel Renfro

Melvin Lacy Renfro

Position: DB-RB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 190 lbs.

Born: December 30, 1941 in Houston, TX
High School: Jefferson
College: Oregon   (school history)    (Renfro college stats)
Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd round (17th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 10th round (79th overall) of the 1964 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 98 (143rd overall since 1950)
10-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1996, finalist in 1993, 1994, 1995

20

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 10, 2016 1:25AM
All-Time Rank: #43. Chad Johnson… #44. Bob Johnson… #45. Andy Robustelli… #46. MEL RENFRO… #47. Willie Lanier… #48. Bobby Layne… #49. Forrest Gregg… 

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
1964* 23 DAL KR/PR/RS 20 14 14 7 110 1 39 0 0 4 2 0 0 15
1965* 24 DAL KR/PR/RS 20 14 14 2 92 1 90 0 0 3 2 1 0 12
1966* 25 DAL PR/RS 20 11 8 2 57 0 33 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
1967* 26 DAL RS 20 9 8 7 38 0 30 0 0 0 2 28 0 7
1968* 27 DAL RS 20 14 8 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 6 0 7
1969*+ 28 DAL RS 20 14 14 10 118 0 41 0 0 2 0 0 0 12
1970* 29 DAL RCB 20 14 14 4 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 11
1971* 30 DAL RCB 20 14 14 4 11 0 7 0 10
1972* 31 DAL RCB 20 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 12
1973* 32 DAL RCB 20 14 14 2 65 1 35 0 0 0 2 0 0 15
1974 33 DAL RCB 20 11 11 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 6 0 7
1975 34 DAL RCB 20 11 11 4 70 0 22 0 6
1976 35 DAL RCB 20 9 9 3 23 0 23 0 5
1977 36 DAL 20 11 0 2 28 0 25 0 3
Career 174 152 52 626 3 90 0 0 12 13 44 0 130

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
1966* 25 DAL FS 1 1 0 1 0 -10 0
1967* 26 DAL FS 2 2
1968* 27 DAL RCB 1 1
1969*+ 28 DAL FS 1 1
1970* 29 DAL RCB 3 3 3 32 0 19 0
1971 ❍ 30 DAL RCB 3 3
1972* 31 DAL RCB 2 2
1973* 32 DAL RCB 2 2 0 0 1 2 0
1975 34 DAL RCB 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
1977 ❍ 36 DAL DB 3 0
Career 21 18 4 32 0 19 0 0 1 1 -8 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
1964* 23 DAL KR/PR/RS 20 14 14 32 418 1 69 13.1 40 1017 0 65 25.4 1435
1965* 24 DAL KR/PR/RS 20 14 14 24 145 0 35 6.0 21 630 1 100 30.0 776
1966* 25 DAL PR/RS 20 11 8 21 123 0 38 5.9 19 487 1 87 25.6 727
1967* 26 DAL RS 20 9 8 3 -1 0 7 -0.3 5 112 0 30 22.4 139
1969*+ 28 DAL RS 20 14 14 15 80 0 34 5.3 80
1970* 29 DAL RCB 20 14 14 13 77 0 29 5.9 77
1974 33 DAL RCB 20 11 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 6
Career 174 152 109 842 1 69 7.7 85 2246 2 100 26.4 3249

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
1966* 25 DAL FS 1 1 5 124 0 30 24.8 114
1970* 29 DAL RCB 1 1 4 23 0 14 5.8 23
Career 21 18 4 23 0 14 5.8 5 124 0 30 24.8 139

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
1966* 25 DAL PR/RS 20 11 8 8 52 0 27 6.5 4.7 0.7 4 65 16.3 0 42 0.4 5.9 117 0 2
Career 174 152 8 52 0 27 6.5 0.3 0.0 4 65 16.3 0 42 0.0 0.4 117 0 12

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1964* 23 DAL KR/PR/RS 20 14 14 1 1 2 12
1965* 24 DAL KR/PR/RS 20 14 14 1 1 2 12
1966* 25 DAL PR/RS 20 11 8 1 1 6
1973* 32 DAL RCB 20 14 14 1 1 6
Career 174 152 1 2 3 6 36

Similar Players

NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Kent McCloughan, Ed Reed, Earl Thomas, Mark Haynes, Champ Bailey, Steve Atwater, Dick Harris, Deion Sanders*, Kenny Easley, Roy Williams
4 Steve Atwater, Ed Reed, Louis Wright, Mark Carrier, Roynell Young, Roy Williams, Kent McCloughan, Kenny Easley, Butch Byrd, Earl Thomas
5 Frank Minnifield, Steve Atwater, Chris McAlister, Mark Carrier, Dave Elmendorf, George Saimes, Rick Volk, Bobby Hunt, Ken Houston*, Ed Reed
6 Steve Atwater, Chris McAlister, Rick Volk, Frank Minnifield, Roy Williams, Dave Elmendorf, Everson Walls, Ed Reed, Louis Wright, Jack Tatum
7 Rick Volk, Steve Atwater, Butch Byrd, Kenny Easley, Everson Walls, Deion Sanders*, Ken Houston*, Chris McAlister, Dave Elmendorf, Willie Wood*
8 Steve Atwater, Chris McAlister, Rick Volk, Ken Houston*, Willie Wood*, Butch Byrd, Larry Wilson*, Roger Wehrli*, Cliff Harris, Lemar Parrish
9 Steve Atwater, Ken Houston*, Eric Allen, Willie Wood*, Cliff Harris, Larry Wilson*, Roger Wehrli*, Joey Browner, Cornell Green, Chris McAlister
10 Ken Houston*, Willie Wood*, Paul Krause*, Ed Reed, Aeneas Williams*, Eric Allen, Brian Dawkins, Steve Atwater, Cliff Harris, Cornell Green
11 Ken Houston*, Brian Dawkins, Paul Krause*, Willie Wood*, Lemar Parrish, Eric Allen, Roger Wehrli*, Larry Wilson*, Ed Reed, Steve Atwater
12 Ken Houston*, Brian Dawkins, Willie Wood*, Larry Wilson*, Roger Wehrli*, Mel Blount*, Eric Allen, Lemar Parrish, Cornell Green, Ed Reed
13 Brian Dawkins, Ken Houston*, Charles Woodson, Mel Blount*, Eric Allen, Darren Sharper, Larry Wilson*, Cornell Green, Roger Wehrli*, Willie Wood*
14 Brian Dawkins, Ken Houston*, Mel Blount*, Charles Woodson, Eric Allen, Darren Sharper, Larry Wilson*, Roger Wehrli*, Cornell Green, Troy Vincent
Career Brian Dawkins, Ken Houston*, Mel Blount*, Darren Sharper, Larry Wilson*, Cornell Green, Roger Wehrli*, Charles Woodson, Willie Wood*, Jimmy Johnson*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams