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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)

 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gary Kerkorian 24 2 10 117 for 217, 1,515 yards, 9 td, 12 int, & 22 rushes for 36 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1952
FB Zollie Toth 30 4 0 86 rushes for 303 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 51 yards and 0 td New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
LH George Taliaferro 27 5 0 48 rushes for 157 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 122 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
RH Buddy Young* 28 7 0 70 rushes for 311 yards, 2 td, & 15 catches for 272 yards and 3 td
LE Lloyd Colteryahn 23 Rook 0 30 catches for 384 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 42nd pick / 1953
LT Ken Jackson 25 2 0 New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
LG Art Spinney 27 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
C Buzz Nutter 23 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
RG Alex Sandusky 22 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
RT Jack Little 23 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 50th pick / 1953
RE Dan Edwards 28 6 0 40 catches for 531 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gino Marchetti* 27 2 0 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LDT Art Donovan*+ 29 4 0 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
RDT Tom Finnin 27 1 0 New York Giants / 24th / 306th pick / 1950
RDE Don Joyce 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
LLB Bill Pellington 27 1 0
MLB Joe Campanella 24 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
RLB Doug Eggers 24 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LDH Carl Taseff 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
RDH Don Shula 24 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
LS Tom Keane 28 6 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
RS Bert Rechichar 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Kerkorian 24 2 10 5 of 10 field goals & 11 of 12 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1952
P Cotton Davidson 23 Rook 1 72 punts for a 37.2 average, 1 blocked Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
PR Buddy Young* 28 7 0 14 punt returns for a 4.3 average and 0 td
KR Buddy Young* 28 7 0 13 kick returns for a 23.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Sisto Averno 29 3 0 235 5-11 Muhlenberg 5/12/1925 4
61 Dick Barwegen 32 9 0 227 6-1 Purdue 12/25/1922 7 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
80 Jack Bighead 24 11 0 215 6-3 Pepperdine 4/23/1930 Rook Dallas Texans / 15th / 170th pick / 1952
73 Joe Campanella 24 MLB 12 0 242 6-2 Ohio St. 9/3/1930 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
66 Ernie Cheatham 25 2 0 255 6-4 Loyola Marymount 7/26/1929 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 248th pick / 1951
87 Lloyd Colteryahn 23 LE 12 0 220 6-2 Maryland 8/26/1931 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 42nd pick / 1953
19 Cotton Davidson 23 P 12 1 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 Rook Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
70 Art Donovan*+ 29 LDT 11 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 4 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
82 Dan Edwards 28 RE 12 0 197 6-1 Georgia 7/18/1926 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
67 Doug Eggers 24 RLB 11 0 213 6-0 South Dakota St. 9/21/1930 Rook
17 Fred Enke 30 qb 3 1 208 6-1 Arizona 12/15/1924 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
77 Tom Finnin 27 RDT 12 0 262 6-2 Detroit Mercy 9/28/1927 1 New York Giants / 24th / 306th pick / 1950
38 John Huzvar 25 8 0 247 6-4 North Carolina St.,Pittsburgh 8/6/1929 2
74 Ken Jackson 25 LT 12 0 236 6-2 Texas 4/26/1929 2 New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
76 Don Joyce 25 RDE 12 0 253 6-3 Tulane 10/8/1929 3 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
21 Tom Keane 28 LS 12 0 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
18 Gary Kerkorian 24 K 10 10 185 5-11 Stanford 1/14/1930 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1952
83 Bob Langas 24 8 0 230 6-4 Wayne State (MI) 1/22/1930 Rook
40 Bob Leberman 22 12 0 180 6-1 Syracuse 2/10/1932 Rook Baltimore Colts / 11th / 125th pick / 1954
31 Jimmy Lesane 24 4 0 176 5-10 The Citadel,Virginia 3/8/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 20th / 236th pick / 1952
72 Jack Little 23 RT 11 0 235 6-4 Texas A&M 12/31/1931 1 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 50th pick / 1953
75 Gino Marchetti* 27 LDE 10 0 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 2 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
31 Chuck McMillan 23 6 0 175 6-3 John Carroll 11/16/1931 Rook Baltimore Colts / 13th / 149th pick / 1954
84 Jim Mutscheller 24 12 0 205 6-1 Notre Dame 3/31/1930 Rook Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
50 Buzz Nutter 23 C 12 0 230 6-4 Virginia Tech 2/16/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
65 Bill Pellington 27 LLB 12 0 234 6-2 Defiance,Rutgers 9/25/1927 1
60 Gene Pepper 27 3 0 239 6-2 Missouri 9/22/1927 4 Washington Redskins / 6th / 71st pick / 1950
52 George Radosevich 26 10 0 228 6-2 Pittsburgh 1/25/1928 Rook
60 Jim Raiff 24 3 0 235 5-10 Dayton 12/21/1930 Rook
44 Bert Rechichar 24 RS 12 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
66 Charley Robinson 27 6 0 240 5-11 Morgan St. 5/30/1927 3
68 Alex Sandusky 22 RG 12 0 235 6-1 Clarion 8/17/1932 Rook Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
25 Don Shula 24 RDH 12 0 190 5-11 John Carroll 1/4/1930 3 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
63 Art Spinney 27 LG 12 0 230 6-0 Boston Col. 11/8/1927 4 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
20 George Taliaferro 27 LH 11 0 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 5 Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
23 Carl Taseff 26 LDH 12 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 3 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
36 Zollie Toth 30 FB 12 0 219 6-2 LSU 1/26/1924 4 New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
26 Royce Womble 23 12 0 185 6-0 North Texas 8/12/1931 Rook
22 Buddy Young* 28 KR 10 0 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 7
Team Total 25.6 12 218.3 6-1.1 2.2