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Bill Stits

William David Stits

Position: DB-HB
Height: 6-4    Weight: 194 lbs.

Born: July 26, 1931 in Lomita, CA
Died: December 5, 2011 in Palm Desert, CA
High School: Nathaniel Narbonne
College: UCLA   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 4th round (44th overall) of the 1954 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14418th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

20 20 26 48

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 AV
1954* 23 DET RDH 20 12 0
1955 24 DET RDH 20 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 182
1956 25 DET 20 12 3 48 0 19 16.0 100
1957 26 SFO RDH 20 12 0
1958 27 SFO RS 20 12 0
1959 28 2TM 10 4 7 0 7 1.8 7
WAS 26 5 0
NYG 48 5 4 7 0 7 1.8 7
1960 29 NYG KR/PR 48 12 18 166 0 38 9.2 20 486 0 39 24.3 652 0
1961 30 NYG PR 48 10 17 132 0 20 7.8 4 87 0 30 21.8 219 0
Career 92 40 305 0 38 7.6 27 621 0 39 23.0 1160 0
3 yrs DET 36 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 48 0 19 16.0 282
3 yrs NYG 27 0 39 305 0 38 7.8 24 573 0 39 23.9 878 0
2 yrs SFO 24 0 0
1 yr WAS 5 0 0

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
1954* 23 DET RDH 20 12 6 73 0 23 0 0 0 1 15 0
1955 24 DET RDH 20 12 3 7 1 7 0 0 4 3 0 0
1956 25 DET 20 12 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
1957 26 SFO RDH 20 12 2 28 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
1958 27 SFO RS 20 12 3 3 0 2 0
1959 28 2TM 10 0 2 0 0 0
NYG 48 5 0 2 0 0 0
1960 29 NYG KR/PR 48 12 0 3 1 0 0
1961 30 NYG PR 48 10 0 1 1 0 0
Career 92 15 122 1 23 0 0 10 9 15 0
3 yrs DET 36 0 10 91 1 23 0 0 4 5 15 0
3 yrs NYG 27 0 0 6 2 0 0
2 yrs SFO 24 0 5 31 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
1 yr WAS 5 0

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
1955 24 DET RDH 20 12 46 165 0 15 3.6 13.8 3.8 5 17 3.4 0 14 0.4 1.4 182 0 4
1956 25 DET 20 12 3 0 0 6 0.0 0.0 0.3 3 52 17.3 0 27 0.3 4.3 52 0 0
Career 92 49 165 0 15 3.4 1.8 0.5 8 69 8.6 0 27 0.1 0.8 234 0 10
3 yrs DET 36 0 49 165 0 15 3.4 4.6 1.4 8 69 8.6 0 27 0.2 1.9 234 0 4
3 yrs NYG 27 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 6
2 yrs SFO 24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
1 yr WAS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 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
1955 24 DET RDH 20 12 2 2 100.0 62 1 50.0 0 0.0 41 31.0 41.0 31.0 5.2 158.3 0 0
1956 25 DET 20 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Career 92 2 3 66.7 62 1 33.3 1 33.3 41 20.7 12.3 31.0 0.7 109.7 0 0
3 yrs DET 36 0 2 3 66.7 62 1 33.3 1 33.3 41 20.7 12.3 31.0 1.7 109.7 0 0
3 yrs NYG 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 yrs SFO 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr WAS 5 0 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.

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
1955 24 DET RDH 20 12 1 1 6
Career 92 1 1 6
3 yrs DET 36 0 1 1 6
3 yrs NYG 27 0 0
2 yrs SFO 24 0 0
1 yr WAS 5 0 0

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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