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1951 Cleveland Browns

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.6, Offense: 6.9, Defense: 7.8, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 331 points (27.6/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 152 points (12.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 179 points (14.9/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.4-1.6.

Coach: Paul Brown (11-1-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, Ohio)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Otto Graham*+ 30 5 12 147 for 265, 2,205 yards, 17 td, 16 int, & 35 rushes for 29 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
FB Marion Motley 31 5 0 61 rushes for 273 yards, 1 td, & 10 catches for 52 yards and 0 td
LH Ken Carpenter* 25 1 0 85 rushes for 402 yards, 4 td, & 12 catches for 183 yards and 2 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950
RH Dub Jones*+ 27 5 0 104 rushes for 492 yards, 7 td, & 30 catches for 570 yards and 5 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
LE Mac Speedie 31 5 0 34 catches for 589 yards, 3 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
LT Lou Groza* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered
LG Abe Gibron 26 2 0 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
C Frank Gatski 32 5 0
RG Bob Gaudio 26 4 0
RT Lou Rymkus 32 8 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
RE Dante Lavelli* 28 5 0 43 catches for 586 yards, 6 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Young 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LDT Derrell Palmer 29 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
MG Bill Willis*+ 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT John Sandusky 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1950
RDE Len Ford*+ 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
LLB Tony Adamle* 27 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 12th / 105th pick / 1947
MLB Tommy Thompson 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 16th pick / 1948
RLB Hal Herring 27 2 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 90th pick / 1949
LDH Warren Lahr 28 2 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
RDH Tommy James 28 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
S Cliff Lewis 28 5 0 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza* 27 5 0 10 of 23 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points
P Horace Gillom 30 4 0 73 punts for a 45.5 average, 0 blocked
PR Ken Carpenter* 25 1 0 14 punt returns for a 12.4 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950
KR Ken Carpenter* 25 1 0 9 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
74 Tony Adamle* 27 LLB 12 0 215 6-0 Ohio St. 5/15/1924 4 Chicago Bears / 12th / 105th pick / 1947
35 Alex Agase 29 11 0 212 5-10 Purdue,Illinois 3/27/1922 4 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
90 Rex Bumgardner 28 10 0 193 5-11 West Virginia 9/6/1923 3
84 Ken Carpenter* 25 KR 11 0 195 6-0 Oregon St. 2/26/1926 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950
70 Emerson Cole 24 12 0 215 6-2 Toledo 12/10/1927 1 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 156th pick / 1950
53 Len Ford*+ 25 RDE 12 0 245 6-4 Morgan St.,Michigan 2/18/1926 3
22 Frank Gatski 32 C 12 0 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 5
38 Bob Gaudio 26 RG 12 0 219 5-10 Ohio St. 7/13/1925 4
34 Abe Gibron 26 LG 12 0 243 5-11 Valparaiso,Purdue 9/22/1925 2 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
59 Horace Gillom 30 12 0 221 6-1 Ohio St.,Nevada-Reno 3/3/1921 4
60 Otto Graham*+ 30 QB 12 12 196 6-1 Northwestern 12/6/1921 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
48 Chubby Grigg 25 11 0 294 6-2 Tulsa 1/10/1926 5
46 Lou Groza* 27 K 12 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 5
20 Hal Herring 27 RLB 10 0 211 6-1 Auburn 2/24/1924 2 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 90th pick / 1949
32 Lin Houston 30 11 0 213 6-0 Ohio St. 1/11/1921 5 Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
72 Chick Jagade 25 11 0 213 6-0 Indiana 12/9/1926 2 Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948
82 Tommy James 28 RDH 12 0 185 5-10 Ohio St. 9/16/1923 4 Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
86 Dub Jones*+ 27 RH 12 0 202 6-4 Tulane,LSU 12/29/1924 5 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
45 John Kissell 28 12 0 245 6-3 Boston Col. 5/14/1923 3 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
80 Warren Lahr 28 LDH 12 0 189 5-11 Case Western Reserve 9/5/1923 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
56 Dante Lavelli* 28 RE 12 0 191 6-0 Ohio St. 2/23/1923 5 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
62 Cliff Lewis 28 S 12 0 167 5-11 Duke 3/22/1923 5 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
76 Marion Motley 31 FB 11 0 232 6-1 South Carolina St.,Nevada-Reno 6/5/1920 5
50 Bob Oristaglio 27 12 0 214 6-2 Pennsylvania 4/6/1924 2
42 Derrell Palmer 29 LDT 10 0 240 6-2 TCU 8/27/1922 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
94 Don Phelps 27 4 0 185 5-11 Kentucky 1/7/1924 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 65th pick / 1950
44 Lou Rymkus 32 RT 11 0 231 6-4 Notre Dame 11/6/1919 8 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
49 John Sandusky 26 RDT 11 0 251 6-1 Villanova 12/28/1925 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1950
96 Don Shula 21 12 0 190 5-11 John Carroll 1/4/1930 Rook Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
58 Mac Speedie 31 LE 10 0 203 6-3 Utah 1/12/1920 5 Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
98 Carl Taseff 23 9 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 Rook Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
24 Tommy Thompson 24 MLB 12 0 221 6-1 William & Mary 1/6/1927 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 16th pick / 1948
30 Bill Willis*+ 30 MG 12 0 213 6-2 Ohio St. 10/5/1921 5
52 George Young 27 LDE 12 0 214 6-3 Baldwin-Wallace,Georgia 5/10/1924 5
Team Total 27.4 12 215.4 6-0.9 3.5