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Dave Whitsell

David Andrew Whitsell

Position: DB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 189 lbs.

Born: June 14, 1936 in Shelby, MI
Died: October 7, 1999 in Kenner, LA
High School: Shelby
College: Indiana   (school history)    (Whitsell college stats)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 24th round (289th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 54 (1202nd overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1438. Kordell Stewart… #1439. Frank Wycheck… #1440. Joe Devlin… #1441. DAVE WHITSELL… #1442. William Roberts… #1443. Ray Brown… #1444. Greg Ellis… 

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
1958 22 DET 23 12 1 29 0 29 0 0 1 1 0 0
1959 23 DET 23 12
1960 24 DET 23 11 3
1961 25 CHI RCB 23 14 6 123 0 52 0 7
1962 26 CHI RCB 23 14 5 45 0 26 0 7
1963 27 CHI RCB 23 14 6 61 1 39 0 0 1 1 21 0 9
1964 28 CHI RCB 23 14 2 57 0 41 0 0 1 3 0 0 5
1965 29 CHI RCB 23 14 4 67 1 32 0 0 0 2 13 0 7
1966 30 CHI RCB 23 14 3 44 0 21 0 8
1967* 31 NOR LCB 23 14 10 178 2 41 0 9
1968 32 NOR RS 23 14 6 44 0 32 0 0 0 2 6 0 7
1969 33 NOR RS 23 14 3 14 0 11 0 4
Career 161 46 662 4 52 0 0 3 9 40 0 66
6 yrs CHI 84 0 26 397 2 52 0 0 2 6 34 0 43
3 yrs DET 35 0 1 29 0 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
3 yrs NOR 42 0 19 236 2 41 0 0 0 2 6 0 20

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
1963 ❍ 27 CHI RCB 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1963 27 CHI RCB 23 14 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.6 0.1 -8 0 1
1964 28 CHI RCB 23 14 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.0 0.1 14 0 1
1968 32 NOR RS 23 14 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
Career 161 3 5 0 14 1.7 0.0 0.0 5 0 3
6 yrs CHI 84 0 2 6 0 14 3.0 0.1 0.0 6 0 2
3 yrs DET 35 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1
3 yrs NOR 42 0 1 -1 0 0 -1.0 0.0 0.0 -1 0 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
1958 22 DET 23 12 3 63 0 23 21.0 63
1968 32 NOR RS 23 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 -1
Career 161 4 63 0 23 15.8 68
6 yrs CHI 84 0 6
3 yrs DET 35 0 3 63 0 23 21.0 63
3 yrs NOR 42 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 -1

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
1963 27 CHI RCB 23 14 1 1 6
1965 29 CHI RCB 23 14 1 1 6
1967* 31 NOR LCB 23 14 2 2 12
1968 32 NOR RS 23 14 1 1 6
Career 161 4 1 5 30
6 yrs CHI 84 0 2 2 12
3 yrs DET 35 0 0
3 yrs NOR 42 0 2 1 3 18

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams