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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 (1257th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Brother of John Schmidt
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 Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #8. Night Train Lane… #9. Norm Van Brocklin… #10. Lou Groza… #11. JOE SCHMIDT… #12. Elroy Hirsch… #13. Forrest Gregg… #14. Gale Sayers… 

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
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

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
1953 ❍ 21 DET LLB 1 1
1954*+ 22 DET LLB 1 1 1 14 0 14 0
1957 ❍ 25 DET MLB 2 2 2 18 0 16 0
Career 4 4 3 32 0 16 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
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

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams