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Joe Schmidt

Joseph Paul Schmidt

Position: LB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 220 lbs.

Born: January 19, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Brentwood
College: Pittsburgh   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (85th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 53 (1216th overall since 1950)
10-time Pro Bowler & 8-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1973, finalist in 1971, 1972

Coaching Record

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 3:25AM
All-Time Rank: #225. Lynn Swann… #226. John Randle… #227. Lee Roy Jordan… #228. JOE SCHMIDT… #229. Kenny Easley… #230. Don Meredith… #231. Terrell Suggs… 

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
1953 21 DET LLB 56 12 2 51 0 30 0
1954*+ 22 DET LLB 56 12 2 13 0 13 0
1955*+ 23 DET RLB 56 12 0 0 8 17 0
1956*+ 24 DET MLB 56 12 1 7 0 7 0
1957*+ 25 DET MLB 56 12 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 5 0
1958*+ 26 DET MLB 56 12 6 69 0 25 0 0 2 3 0 0
1959*+ 27 DET MLB 56 12 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 1 41 0
1960* 28 DET MLB 56 10 2 46 1 29 0 0 0 1 14 1 12
1961*+ 29 DET MLB 56 14 4 38 1 26 0 14
1962*+ 30 DET MLB 56 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 15
1963* 31 DET 56 10 0 0 1 0 0 5
1964 32 DET 56 9 0 0 1 5 0 3
1965 33 DET MLB 56 14 4 42 0 14 0 9
Career 155 24 294 2 30 0 0 3 17 82 1 58

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
1953 21 DET LLB 56 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
1954*+ 22 DET LLB 56 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
1955*+ 23 DET RLB 56 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Career 155 3 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6

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* 28 DET MLB 56 10 1 1 2 12
1961*+ 29 DET MLB 56 14 1 1 6
Career 155 1 2 3 18
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Lofa Tatupu, Willie Lanier*, Hugh Green, DeMarcus Ware, Jon Beason, Phil Villapiano, Chip Banks, Stan West, Tom Addison, George Webster
4 Jack Ham*, Archie Matsos, Jeff Siemon, DeMarcus Ware, Junior Seau, Shane Conlan, Peter Boulware, Bobby Bell*, Dick Butkus*, Willie Lanier*
5 DeMarcus Ware, Dick Butkus*, Jeff Siemon, Willie Lanier*, Phil Villapiano, Larry Grantham, Bobby Bell*, Tom Addison, Junior Seau, Shane Conlan
6 Jeff Siemon, Peter Boulware, Junior Seau, Dick Butkus*, Larry Grantham, Willie Lanier*, Tom Addison, Dexter Coakley, Chad Greenway, Robert Brazile
7 Dick Butkus*, Junior Seau, Peter Boulware, Tom Addison, Dexter Coakley, Larry Grantham, Chris Spielman, Rickey Jackson*, Mike Stratton, Sherrill Headrick
8 Dick Butkus*, Junior Seau, Rickey Jackson*, Mike Stratton, Robert Brazile, Jack Lambert*, Sam Huff*, Al Wilson, Jack Ham*, Sherrill Headrick
9 Junior Seau, Jack Ham*, Bobby Bell*, Dick Butkus*, Jack Lambert*, Sam Huff*, Rickey Jackson*, Lance Briggs, Nick Buoniconti*, Terrell Suggs
10 Jack Ham*, Jack Lambert*, Rickey Jackson*, Sam Huff*, Junior Seau, Bobby Bell*, Mike Singletary*, Maxie Baughan, Bill George*, Lance Briggs
11 Jack Ham*, Rickey Jackson*, Mike Singletary*, Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau, Zach Thomas, Nick Buoniconti*, Bill George*, Isiah Robertson, Sam Huff*
12 Rickey Jackson*, Jack Lambert*, Zach Thomas, Jack Ham*, Bobby Bell*, Nick Buoniconti*, Isiah Robertson, Mike Singletary*, Sam Huff*, Harry Carson*
13 Jack Ham*, Zach Thomas, Mike Singletary*, Harry Carson*, Nick Buoniconti*, Bill George*, Bobby Bell*, Jack Lambert*, Isiah Robertson, Lee Roy Jordan
Career Jack Ham*, Mike Singletary*, Zach Thomas, Jack Lambert*, Bill George*, Bobby Bell*, Derrick Thomas*, Isiah Robertson, Maxie Baughan, Sam Mills

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams