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Mel Triplett

Melvin C. Triplett

Position: FB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 215 lbs.

Born: December 24, 1931 in Indianola, MS
Died: July 25, 2002 in Toledo, OH
High School: Girard
College: Toledo   (school history)
Drafted by the New York Giants in the 5th round (56th overall) of the 1955 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 10 (6864th overall since 1950)

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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
1955 24 NYG 33 12 34 138 0 19 4.1 11.5 2.8 3 9 3.0 0 12 0.3 0.8 147 0 3
1956 25 NYG FB 33 12 125 515 5 25 4.1 42.9 10.4 6 48 8.0 1 35 0.5 4.0 563 6 10
1957 26 NYG 33 10 61 216 0 16 3.5 21.6 6.1 4 75 18.8 0 33 0.4 7.5 291 0 1
1958 27 NYG FB 33 12 118 466 1 24 3.9 38.8 9.8 7 110 15.7 0 32 0.6 9.2 576 1 7
1959 28 NYG FB 33 11 91 381 1 20 4.2 34.6 8.3 6 78 13.0 0 25 0.5 7.1 459 1 5
1960 29 NYG FB 33 12 124 573 4 40 4.6 47.8 10.3 5 48 9.6 2 24 0.4 4.0 621 6 7 5
1961 30 MIN FB 33 14 8 80 407 1 37 5.1 29.1 5.7 10 41 4.1 0 15 0.7 2.9 448 1 4 4
1962 31 MIN 33 14 52 160 2 18 3.1 11.4 3.7 2 30 15.0 1 27 0.1 2.1 190 3 2 1
Career 97 8 685 2856 14 40 4.2 29.4 7.1 43 439 10.2 4 35 0.4 4.5 3295 18 39 10
6 yrs NYG 69 0 553 2289 11 40 4.1 33.2 8.0 31 368 11.9 3 35 0.4 5.3 2657 14 33 5
2 yrs MIN 28 8 132 567 3 37 4.3 20.3 4.7 12 71 5.9 1 27 0.4 2.5 638 4 6 5

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
1955 24 NYG 33 12 3 47 0 20 15.7 194
1956 25 NYG FB 33 12 1 2 0 2 2.0 565
1958 27 NYG FB 33 12 4 59 0 20 14.8 635
1960 29 NYG FB 33 12 2 38 0 20 19.0 659
1961 30 MIN FB 33 14 8 3 41 0 18 13.7 489
Career 97 8 13 187 0 20 14.4 3482
6 yrs NYG 69 0 10 146 0 20 14.6 2803
2 yrs MIN 28 8 3 41 0 18 13.7 679

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
1955 24 NYG 33 12 0 3 0 0 0
1956 25 NYG FB 33 12 0 10 2 0 0
1957 26 NYG 33 10 0 1 0 0 0
1958 27 NYG FB 33 12 0 7 2 0 0
1959 28 NYG FB 33 11 0 5 0 0 0
1960 29 NYG FB 33 12 0 7 1 0 0
1961 30 MIN FB 33 14 8 0 4 0 0 0
1962 31 MIN 33 14 0 2 0 0 0
Career 97 8 0 39 5 0 0
6 yrs NYG 69 0 0 33 5 0 0
2 yrs MIN 28 8 0 6 0 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
1956 25 NYG FB 33 12 5 1 6 36
1958 27 NYG FB 33 12 1 1 6
1959 28 NYG FB 33 11 1 1 6
1960 29 NYG FB 33 12 4 2 6 36
1961 30 MIN FB 33 14 8 1 1 6
1962 31 MIN 33 14 2 1 3 18
Career 97 8 14 4 18 108
6 yrs NYG 69 0 11 3 14 84
2 yrs MIN 28 8 3 1 4 24

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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