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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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Mel Triplett 1956 Touchdown Log

1956 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

6 Touchdowns

5 Rushing, 1 Receiving, 2 Go-Ahead, Long of 35 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Giants6
Cardinals3
49ers3
Road6
Sunday6
1st1
2nd2
3rd1
4th2
3 or fewer yards4
10-19 yards1
30 or more yards1
Don Heinrich1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1956-09-30 NYG @ SFO W 38-21 2 Receiving 35 Don Heinrich Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
2 1 1956-09-30 NYG @ SFO W 38-21 3 Rushing 1 Lead 24-7 Lead 31-7
3 1 1956-09-30 NYG @ SFO W 38-21 4 Rushing 13 Lead 31-21 Lead 38-21
4 2 1956-10-07 NYG @ CRD L 27-35 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 6-0*
5 2 1956-10-07 NYG @ CRD L 27-35 2 Rushing 2 Trail 6-7 Lead 13-7*
6 2 1956-10-07 NYG @ CRD L 27-35 4 Rushing 1 Trail 13-35 Trail 20-35

Playoffs

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 13 1956-12-30 NYG CHI W 47-7 1 Rushing 17 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*