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1957 Baltimore Colts

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.3, Offense: 5.1, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (25.2/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (19.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 68 points (5.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 7.8-4.2.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (7-5-0)

 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 Johnny Unitas* 24 1 12 172 for 301, 2,550 yards, 24 td, 17 int, & 42 rushes for 171 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
FB Alan Ameche* 24 2 0 144 rushes for 493 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 137 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1955
LH L.G. Dupre 25 2 0 101 rushes for 375 yards, 2 td, & 32 catches for 339 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 27th pick / 1955
RH Lenny Moore 24 1 0 98 rushes for 488 yards, 3 td, & 40 catches for 687 yards and 7 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1956
LE Raymond Berry 24 2 0 47 catches for 800 yards, 6 td Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
LT Jim Parker 23 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1957
LG Art Spinney 30 7 0 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
C Buzz Nutter 26 3 0 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
RG Alex Sandusky 25 3 12 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
RT George Preas 24 2 0 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
RE Jim Mutscheller* 27 3 0 32 catches for 558 yards, 8 td Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gino Marchetti*+ 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LDT Art Donovan*+ 32 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
RDT Gene Lipscomb 26 4 0
RDE Don Joyce 28 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
LLB Doug Eggers 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Jack Patera 24 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 44th pick / 1955
RLB Don Shinnick 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
LDH Carl Taseff 29 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
RDH Milt Davis+ 28 Rook 0 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 97th pick / 1954
LS Andy Nelson 24 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 11th / 126th pick / 1957
RS Bert Rechichar* 27 5 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Bert Rechichar* 27 5 0 3 of 13 field goals & 22 of 25 extra points Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
P Cotton Davidson 26 3 0 47 punts for a 35.4 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
PR Bert Rechichar* 27 5 0 22 punt returns for a 3.2 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
KR Dick Nyers 23 1 0 17 kick returns for a 20.6 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)
35 Alan Ameche* 24 FB 12 0 218 6-0 Wisconsin 6/1/1933 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1955
82 Raymond Berry 24 LE 12 0 187 6-2 Schreiner College,SMU 2/27/1933 2 Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
81 Ordell Braase 25 12 0 245 6-4 South Dakota 3/13/1932 Rook Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
25 Jack Call 22 12 0 200 6-1 Colgate 7/30/1935 Rook Baltimore Colts / 13th / 151st pick / 1957
73 Joe Campanella 27 11 0 242 6-2 Ohio St. 9/3/1930 5 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
18 Cotton Davidson 26 P 12 0 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
20 Milt Davis+ 28 RDH 12 0 188 6-1 UCLA 5/31/1929 Rook Detroit Lions / 8th / 97th pick / 1954
23 Art DeCarlo 26 6 0 196 6-2 Georgia 3/23/1931 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 65th pick / 1953
70 Art Donovan*+ 32 LDT 12 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 7 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
45 L.G. Dupre 25 LH 12 0 190 5-11 Baylor 9/10/1932 2 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 27th pick / 1955
67 Doug Eggers 27 LLB 11 0 213 6-0 South Dakota St. 9/21/1930 3
74 Ken Jackson 28 12 0 236 6-2 Texas 4/26/1929 5 New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
83 Don Joyce 28 RDE 12 0 253 6-3 Tulane 10/8/1929 6 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
76 Gene Lipscomb 26 RDT 12 0 284 6-6 none 8/9/1931 4
89 Gino Marchetti*+ 30 LDE 12 0 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 5 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
27 Henry Moore 23 11 0 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/3/1934 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 19th pick / 1956
24 Lenny Moore 24 RH 12 0 191 6-1 Penn St. 11/25/1933 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1956
84 Jim Mutscheller* 27 RE 12 0 205 6-1 Notre Dame 3/31/1930 3 Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
65 Steve Myhra 23 12 0 237 6-1 Minnesota,North Dakota 4/2/1934 Rook Baltimore Colts / 12th / 139th pick / 1956
80 Andy Nelson 24 LS 12 0 180 6-1 Memphis 5/27/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 11th / 126th pick / 1957
50 Buzz Nutter 26 C 12 0 230 6-4 Virginia Tech 2/16/1931 3 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
21 Dick Nyers 23 KR 7 0 177 5-11 Indianapolis 9/8/1934 1
72 Luke Owens 24 11 0 254 6-2 Kent St. 10/19/1933 Rook Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
77 Jim Parker 23 LT 12 0 273 6-3 Ohio St. 4/3/1934 Rook Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1957
61 Jack Patera 24 MLB 12 0 234 6-1 Oregon 8/1/1933 2 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 44th pick / 1955
36 Bill Pellington 30 1 0 234 6-2 Defiance,Rutgers 9/25/1927 4
60 George Preas 24 RT 10 0 244 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/25/1933 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
31 Billy Pricer 23 12 0 208 5-10 Oklahoma 9/3/1934 Rook Baltimore Colts / 6th / 65th pick / 1957
44 Bert Rechichar* 27 K 12 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
68 Alex Sandusky 25 RG 12 12 235 6-1 Clarion 8/17/1932 3 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
14 George Shaw 24 7 0 183 6-1 Oregon 7/25/1933 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1955
66 Don Shinnick 22 RLB 12 0 232 6-0 UCLA 5/15/1935 Rook Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
63 Art Spinney 30 LG 11 0 230 6-0 Boston Col. 11/8/1927 7 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
52 Dick Szymanski 25 5 0 233 6-3 Notre Dame 10/7/1932 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
23 Carl Taseff 29 LDH 4 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 6 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
40 Jesse Thomas 29 10 0 180 5-10 Michigan St. 5/23/1928 2 New York Yanks / 10th / 119th pick / 1951
19 Johnny Unitas* 24 QB 12 12 194 6-1 Louisville 5/7/1933 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
26 Royce Womble 26 10 0 185 6-0 North Texas 8/12/1931 3
Team Total 25.7 12 217.8 6-1.3 2.5