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1955 Baltimore Colts

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5-6-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.6, Offense: -4.7, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 214 points (17.8/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (19.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of -25 points (-2.1/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.2-6.8.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (5-6-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Shaw 22 Rook 12 119 for 237, 1,586 yards, 10 td, 19 int, & 68 rushes for 301 yards and 3 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1955
FB Alan Ameche*+ 22 Rook 0 213 rushes for 961 yards, 9 td, & 27 catches for 141 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1955
LH L.G. Dupre 23 Rook 0 88 rushes for 338 yards, 1 td, & 10 catches for 153 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 27th pick / 1955
RH Buddy Young 29 8 0 32 rushes for 87 yards, 1 td, & 19 catches for 426 yards and 1 td
LE Raymond Berry 22 Rook 0 13 catches for 205 yards, 0 td Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
LT George Radosevich 27 1 0
LG Art Spinney 28 5 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
C Dick Szymanski* 23 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
RG Alex Sandusky 23 1 12 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
RT Dick Chorovich 23 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 12th / 136th pick / 1955
RE Jim Mutscheller 25 1 0 33 catches for 518 yards, 7 td Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gino Marchetti* 28 3 0 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LDT Art Donovan*+ 30 5 0 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
RDT Tom Finnin 28 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 24th / 306th pick / 1950
RDE Don Joyce 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
LLB Doug Eggers 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
MLB Joe Campanella 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
RLB Bill Pellington 28 2 0 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
LDH Carl Taseff 27 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
RDH Don Shula 25 4 0 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
LS Jesse Thomas 27 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Yanks / 10th / 119th pick / 1951
RS Bert Rechichar* 25 3 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Bert Rechichar* 25 3 0 10 of 24 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
P Monte Brethauer 24 2 0 55 punts for a 39.3 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 24th / 278th pick / 1953
PR Bert Rechichar* 25 3 0 30 punt returns for a 4.0 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
KR Bert Rechichar* 25 3 0 9 kick returns for a 26.1 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
35 Alan Ameche*+ 22 FB 12 0 218 6-0 Wisconsin 6/1/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1955
82 Raymond Berry 22 LE 12 0 187 6-2 Schreiner College,SMU 2/27/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
80 Monte Brethauer 24 P 12 0 178 6-1 Oregon 4/8/1931 2 Baltimore Colts / 24th / 278th pick / 1953
21 Walter Bryan 22 10 0 185 6-1 Tarleton St.,Texas Tech 12/23/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 9th / 99th pick / 1955
73 Joe Campanella 25 MLB 11 0 242 6-2 Ohio St. 9/3/1930 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
78 Dick Chorovich 23 RT 11 0 260 6-4 Miami (OH) 11/28/1932 Rook Baltimore Colts / 12th / 136th pick / 1955
87 Lloyd Colteryahn 24 12 0 220 6-2 Maryland 8/26/1931 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 42nd pick / 1953
70 Art Donovan*+ 30 LDT 12 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 5 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
45 L.G. Dupre 23 LH 11 0 190 5-11 Baylor 9/10/1932 Rook Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 27th pick / 1955
67 Doug Eggers 25 LLB 12 0 213 6-0 South Dakota St. 9/21/1930 1
77 Tom Finnin 28 RDT 11 0 262 6-2 Detroit Mercy 9/28/1927 2 New York Giants / 24th / 306th pick / 1950
31 Harry Hugasian 26 2 0 192 6-1 Stanford 8/29/1929 Rook Dallas Texans / 21st / 242nd pick / 1952
74 Ken Jackson 26 8 0 236 6-2 Texas 4/26/1929 3 New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
76 Don Joyce 26 RDE 11 0 253 6-3 Tulane 10/8/1929 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
18 Gary Kerkorian 25 7 0 185 5-11 Stanford 1/14/1930 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1952
75 Gino Marchetti* 28 LDE 8 0 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 3 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
84 Jim Mutscheller 25 RE 12 0 205 6-1 Notre Dame 3/31/1930 1 Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
79 Bob Myers 22 1 0 260 6-0 Ohio St. 1/31/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 28th / 328th pick / 1955
50 Buzz Nutter 24 12 0 230 6-4 Virginia Tech 2/16/1931 1 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
61 Jack Patera 22 12 0 234 6-1 Oregon 8/1/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 4th / 44th pick / 1955
65 Bill Pellington 28 RLB 12 0 234 6-2 Defiance,Rutgers 9/25/1927 2
60 George Preas 22 12 0 244 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/25/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
72 George Radosevich 27 LT 12 0 228 6-2 Pittsburgh 1/25/1928 1
44 Bert Rechichar* 25 K 12 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
20 Dean Renfro 23 7 0 180 5-11 North Texas 6/15/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 25th pick / 1955
68 Alex Sandusky 23 RG 12 12 235 6-1 Clarion 8/17/1932 1 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
14 George Shaw 22 QB 12 12 183 6-1 Oregon 7/25/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1955
31 Burrell Shields 26 8 0 203 6-2 John Carroll 9/6/1929 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 72nd pick / 1952
25 Don Shula 25 RDH 9 0 190 5-11 John Carroll 1/4/1930 4 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
63 Art Spinney 28 LG 12 0 230 6-0 Boston Col. 11/8/1927 5 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
52 Dick Szymanski* 23 C 12 0 233 6-3 Notre Dame 10/7/1932 Rook Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
23 Carl Taseff 27 LDH 11 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 4 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
40 Jesse Thomas 27 LS 12 0 180 5-10 Michigan St. 5/23/1928 Rook New York Yanks / 10th / 119th pick / 1951
25 Bob White 26 3 0 176 5-11 Stanford 5/25/1929 4 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 184th pick / 1951
26 Royce Womble 24 3 0 185 6-0 North Texas 8/12/1931 1
22 Buddy Young 29 RH 11 0 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 8
24 Dick Young 25 11 0 210 5-11 Tenn-Chattanooga 8/25/1930 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 206th pick / 1954
Team Total 24.9 12 214.7 6-0.8 1.7