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1954 Baltimore Colts

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3-9-0, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.3, Offense: -10.4, Defense: 2.1, SoS: 4.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 131 points (10.9/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 279 points (23.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of -148 points (-12.3/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.7-10.3.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (3-9-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
President/General Manager Don Kellett

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 131 2934 719 4.1 34 12 13 169 163 313 1659 9 22 4.7 90 364 1275 4 3.5 66
Team Defense 279 3930 780 5.0 30 10 19 234 178 330 2300 12 20 6.5 120 425 1630 21 3.8 95
Lg Rank Offense 12 12 4 2 12 10 11 11 4 11 10 10 11 9
Lg Rank Defense 8 5 11 11 10 3 7 3 9 9 10 8 12 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Rams 0 48 14 196 177 19 4 26 563 403 160
2 Sat October 2 boxscore W 1-1 New York Giants 20 14 14 330 269 61 1 21 253 101 152 2
3 Sun October 10 boxscore L 1-2 @ Chicago Bears 9 28 8 139 85 54 3 14 242 161 81 4
3 Sat October 16 boxscore L 1-3 @ Detroit Lions 0 35 11 213 58 155 3 20 372 335 37 2
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 1-4 Green Bay Packers 6 7 14 221 90 131 1 14 294 192 102 1
6 Sun October 31 boxscore L 1-5 @ Washington Redskins 21 24 21 314 231 83 3 20 301 129 172 2
7 Sat November 6 boxscore L 1-6 Detroit Lions 3 27 6 69 30 39 3 20 354 234 120 1
8 Sat November 13 boxscore L 1-7 @ Green Bay Packers 13 24 12 324 84 240 3 22 342 154 188 2
9 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-8 Chicago Bears 13 28 21 337 156 181 7 19 333 173 160 2
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-8 San Francisco 49ers 17 13 15 297 136 161 3 22 325 120 205 2
11 Sat December 4 boxscore W 3-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 22 21 16 221 166 55 1 18 259 104 155 9
12 Sat December 11 boxscore L 3-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 10 17 273 177 96 2 18 292 194 98 3

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
18 Gary Kerkorian 24 K/QB 10 10 3-7-0 117 217 53.9 1515 9 4.1 12 5.5 78 7.0 5.3 12.9 151.5 66.9 0 0
19 Cotton Davidson 23 P 12 1 0-1-0 28 64 43.8 309 0 0.0 5 7.8 29 4.8 1.3 11.0 25.8 26.1 0 0
17 Fred Enke 30 qb 3 1 0-1-0 17 28 60.7 171 0 0.0 3 10.7 42 6.1 1.3 10.1 57.0 38.5 0 0
20 George Taliaferro 27 LH 11 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
21 Tom Keane 28 LS 12 0 1 1 100.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 79.2 0 0
36 Zollie Toth 30 FB 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 3-9-0 163 313 52.1 1995 9 2.9 22 7.0 78 6.4 3.8 12.2 166.3 52.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 178 330 53.9 2503 12 3.6 20 6.1 7.6 5.58 14.1 208.6 65.5 25 203 6.5 4.6 7.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos 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
36 Zollie Toth 30 FB 12 0 86 303 1 15 3.5 25.3 7.2 11 51 4.6 0 13 0.9 4.3 354 1 2
22 Buddy Young* 28 KR/PR/RH 10 0 70 311 2 57 4.4 31.1 7.0 15 272 18.1 3 78 1.5 27.2 583 5 1
26 Royce Womble 23 12 0 60 174 0 24 2.9 14.5 5.0 30 338 11.3 3 78 2.5 28.2 512 3 1
20 George Taliaferro 27 LH 11 0 48 157 0 29 3.3 14.3 4.4 14 122 8.7 1 29 1.3 11.1 279 1 1
23 Carl Taseff 26 LDH 12 0 41 228 0 32 5.6 19.0 3.4 16 159 9.9 1 30 1.3 13.3 387 1 0
18 Gary Kerkorian 24 K/QB 10 10 22 36 1 11 1.6 3.6 2.2 36 1 6
38 John Huzvar 25 8 0 19 29 0 6 1.5 3.6 2.4 29 0 3
19 Cotton Davidson 23 P 12 1 11 31 0 15 2.8 2.6 0.9 31 0 4
17 Fred Enke 30 qb 3 1 5 3 0 5 0.6 1.0 1.7 3 0 1
25 Don Shula 24 RDH 12 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3 0.2 3 0 0
82 Dan Edwards 28 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 531 13.3 1 42 3.3 44.3 531 1 0
87 Lloyd Colteryahn 23 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 384 12.8 0 21 2.5 32.0 384 0 0
80 Jack Bighead 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 89 14.8 0 25 0.5 8.1 89 0 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 49 49.0 0 49 0.1 4.1 49 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 364 1275 4 57 3.5 106.3 30.3 163 1995 12.2 9 78 13.6 166.3 3270 13 20
Opp Total 12 425 1630 21 3.8 135.8 35.4 178 2300 12.9 12 14.8 191.7 3930 33 28

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Buddy Young* 28 KR/PR/RH 10 0 14 60 0 16 4.3 13 308 0 30 23.7 951
23 Carl Taseff 26 LDH 12 0 8 52 0 13 6.5 7 167 0 35 23.9 606
20 George Taliaferro 27 LH 11 0 5 34 0 18 6.8 7 134 0 24 19.1 447
44 Bert Rechichar 24 RS 12 0 6 22 0 9 3.7 3 26 0 12 8.7 48
26 Royce Womble 23 12 0 9 170 0 27 18.9 682
65 Bill Pellington 27 LLB 12 0 2 26 0 14 13.0 26
38 John Huzvar 25 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 29
76 Don Joyce 25 RDE 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
83 Bob Langas 24 8 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
31 Chuck McMillan 23 6 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
52 George Radosevich 26 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
66 Charley Robinson 27 6 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
36 Zollie Toth 30 FB 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 367
Team Total 25.6 12 33 168 0 18 5.1 48 899 0 35 18.7 4337
Opp Total 12 45 969 0 21.5 29 587 0 20.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
19 Cotton Davidson 23 P 12 1 72 2680 55 1 37.2
18 Gary Kerkorian 24 K/QB 10 10 10 5 50.0% 12 11 91.7%
44 Bert Rechichar 24 RS 12 0 13 6 46.2% 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 12 23 11 47.8% 13 12 92.3% 72 2680 55 1 37.2
Opp Total 12 19 9 47.4% 36 36 100.0% 57 2262 39.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
18 Gary Kerkorian 24 K/QB 10 10 0 6 2 0 0
21 Tom Keane 28 LS 12 0 5 22 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Cotton Davidson 23 P 12 1 0 4 1 0 0
25 Don Shula 24 RDH 12 0 5 84 0 25 0
67 Doug Eggers 24 RLB 11 0 3 18 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 John Huzvar 25 8 0 0 3 1 0 0
40 Bob Leberman 22 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
44 Bert Rechichar 24 RS 12 0 2 27 0 21 0 0 0 1 5 0
73 Joe Campanella 24 MLB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Fred Enke 30 qb 3 1 0 1 1 0 0
20 George Taliaferro 27 LH 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 26 LDH 12 0 2 15 0 15 0
36 Zollie Toth 30 FB 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
60 Sisto Averno 29 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Dan Edwards 28 RE 12 0 0 0 1 7 0
76 Don Joyce 25 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Bob Langas 24 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Buzz Nutter 23 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Charley Robinson 27 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
26 Royce Womble 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Buddy Young* 28 KR/PR/RH 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 20 166 0 25 0 0 20 18 12 1 1
Opp Total 12 42 28 18

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
18 Gary Kerkorian 24 K/QB 10 10 1 1 11 5 32
22 Buddy Young* 28 KR/PR/RH 10 0 2 3 5 30
44 Bert Rechichar 24 RS 12 0 1 6 19
26 Royce Womble 23 12 0 3 3 18
82 Dan Edwards 28 RE 12 0 1 1 6
66 Charley Robinson 27 6 0 1 1 6
20 George Taliaferro 27 LH 11 0 1 1 6
23 Carl Taseff 26 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
36 Zollie Toth 30 FB 12 0 1 1 6
77 Tom Finnin 27 RDT 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.6 12 4 9 1 14 12 11 1 131
Opp Total 12 21 12 2 1 36 9 279