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O.J. Simpson

Orenthal James Simpson (The Juice)

Position: RB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 212 lbs.

Born: July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Galileo
College: USC   (school history)    (Simpson college stats)
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 98 (131st overall since 1950)
6-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1985

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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: #507. Ken Norton… #508. Jack Pardee… #509. Vaughan Johnson… #510. O.J. SIMPSON… #511. Babe Parilli… #512. Pete Retzlaff… #513. Max McGee… 

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
1969* 22 BUF HB 32 13 181 697 2 32 3.9 53.6 13.9 30 343 11.4 3 55 2.3 26.4 1040 5 6 8
1970 23 BUF RB 32 8 8 120 488 5 56 4.1 61.0 15.0 10 139 13.9 0 36 1.3 17.4 627 5 6 5
1971 24 BUF RB 32 14 14 183 742 5 46 4.1 53.0 13.1 21 162 7.7 0 38 1.5 11.6 904 5 5 6
1972*+ 25 BUF RB 32 14 14 292 1251 6 94 4.3 89.4 20.9 27 198 7.3 0 25 1.9 14.1 1449 6 8 13
1973*+ 26 BUF RB 32 14 14 332 2003 12 80 6.0 143.1 23.7 6 70 11.7 0 24 0.4 5.0 2073 12 7 19
1974*+ 27 BUF RB 32 14 14 270 1125 3 41 4.2 80.4 19.3 15 189 12.6 1 29 1.1 13.5 1314 4 7 14
1975*+ 28 BUF RB 32 14 14 329 1817 16 88 5.5 129.8 23.5 28 426 15.2 7 64 2.0 30.4 2243 23 7 25
1976*+ 29 BUF RB 32 14 13 290 1503 8 75 5.2 107.4 20.7 22 259 11.8 1 43 1.6 18.5 1762 9 6 14
1977 30 BUF RB 32 7 7 126 557 0 39 4.4 79.6 18.0 16 138 8.6 0 18 2.3 19.7 695 0 2 3
1978 31 SFO RB 32 10 10 161 593 1 34 3.7 59.3 16.1 21 172 8.2 2 19 2.1 17.2 765 3 5 5
1979 32 SFO RB 32 13 8 120 460 3 22 3.8 35.4 9.2 7 46 6.6 0 14 0.5 3.5 506 3 3 4
Career 135 116 2404 11236 61 94 4.7 83.2 17.8 203 2142 10.6 14 64 1.5 15.9 13378 75 62 116
9 yrs BUF 112 98 2123 10183 57 94 4.8 90.9 19.0 175 1924 11.0 12 64 1.6 17.2 12107 69 54 107
2 yrs SFO 23 18 281 1053 4 34 3.7 45.8 12.2 28 218 7.8 2 19 1.2 9.5 1271 6 8 9

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
1969* 22 BUF HB 32 13 21 529 0 73 25.2 1569
1970 23 BUF RB 32 8 8 7 333 1 95 47.6 960
1971 24 BUF RB 32 14 14 4 107 0 43 26.8 1011
1972*+ 25 BUF RB 32 14 14 1 21 0 21 21.0 1470
Career 135 116 33 990 1 95 30.0 14368
9 yrs BUF 112 98 33 990 1 95 30.0 13097
2 yrs SFO 23 18 1271

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
1970 23 BUF RB 32 8 8 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1971 24 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1972*+ 25 BUF RB 32 14 14 5 8 62.5 113 1 12.5 0 0.0 34 14.1 16.6 22.6 8.1 145.8 1 11 11.33 13.56 11.1
1973*+ 26 BUF RB 32 14 14 1 2 50.0 -3 0 0.0 0 0.0 -3 -1.5 -1.5 -3.0 -0.2 56.2 0 0 -1.50 -1.50 0.0
1974*+ 27 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1977 30 BUF RB 32 7 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career 135 116 6 16 37.5 110 1 6.3 0 0.0 34 6.9 8.1 18.3 0.8 82.8 1 11 5.82 7.00 5.9
9 yrs BUF 112 98 6 16 37.5 110 1 6.3 0 0.0 34 6.9 8.1 18.3 1.0 82.8 1 11 5.82 7.00 5.9
2 yrs SFO 23 18 0 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.

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
1969* 22 BUF HB 32 13 0 6 0 0 0
1970 23 BUF RB 32 8 8 0 6 0 0 0
1971 24 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 5 2 0 0
1972*+ 25 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 8 1 0 0
1973*+ 26 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
1974*+ 27 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 7 1 0 0
1975*+ 28 BUF RB 32 14 14 0 7 1 0 0
1976*+ 29 BUF RB 32 14 13 0 6 2 0 0
1977 30 BUF RB 32 7 7 0 2 0 0 0
1978 31 SFO RB 32 10 10 0 5 1 0 0
1979 32 SFO RB 32 13 8 0 3 0 0 0
Career 135 116 0 62 8 0 0
9 yrs BUF 112 98 0 54 7 0 0
2 yrs SFO 23 18 0 8 1 0 0

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
1969* 22 BUF HB 32 13 2 3 5 30
1970 23 BUF RB 32 8 8 5 1 6 36
1971 24 BUF RB 32 14 14 5 5 30
1972*+ 25 BUF RB 32 14 14 6 6 36
1973*+ 26 BUF RB 32 14 14 12 12 72
1974*+ 27 BUF RB 32 14 14 3 1 4 24
1975*+ 28 BUF RB 32 14 14 16 7 23 138
1976*+ 29 BUF RB 32 14 13 8 1 9 54
1978 31 SFO RB 32 10 10 1 2 3 18
1979 32 SFO RB 32 13 8 3 3 18
Career 135 116 61 14 1 76 456
9 yrs BUF 112 98 57 12 1 70 420
2 yrs SFO 23 18 4 2 6 36

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 23 8 RB 93 30
1971 24 14 RB 120 24 75
1972 25 14 RB 189 71 7 15
1973 26 14 RB 279 177 1 1
1974 27 14 RB 155 59 10 19
1975 28 14 RB 362 282 1 1
1976 29 14 RB 230 123 3 4
1977 30 7 RB 70 53
1978 31 10 RB 95 50
1979 32 13 RB 69 63
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