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1952 Dallas Texans

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1-11-0, Finished 6th in NFL National Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -18.0, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -12.0, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 182 points (15.2/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 427 points (35.6/g), 12th.
 Differential of -245 points (-20.4/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 1.4-10.6.

Coach: Jimmy Phelan (1-11-0)

 Training Camp: Schreiner Institute (Kerrville, Texas)

Team Info

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 182 2781 786 3.5 55 25 15 172 149 352 1384 12 30 3.4 78 381 1397 13 3.7 79
Team Defense 427 4382 774 5.7 46 18 10 197 153 310 2048 31 28 5.8 90 421 2334 17 5.5 97
Lg Rank Offense 11 12 11 11 11 5 11 11 11 12 12 10 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 12 12 3 5 8 3 8 12 3 10 7 12 10 12

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 6 24 16 206 74 132 1 17 337 78 259 1
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-2 San Francisco 49ers 14 37 10 183 26 157 3 18 500 227 273 5
3 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-3 @ Chicago Bears 20 38 14 277 139 138 3 23 395 123 272 2
4 Sat October 18 boxscore L 0-4 Green Bay Packers 14 24 12 232 146 86 5 19 318 131 187 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 48 15 234 122 112 4 15 334 71 263 1
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 0-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 42 17 252 106 146 5 17 432 259 173 5
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 0-7 Los Angeles Rams 6 27 13 207 33 174 8 10 169 -5 174 3
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 0-8 @ Detroit Lions 13 43 11 166 98 68 7 15 372 214 158 4
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 0-9 @ Green Bay Packers 14 42 13 153 108 45 4 13 300 227 73 7
10 Thu November 27 boxscore W 1-9 Chicago Bears 27 23 22 334 204 130 4 15 317 195 122 8
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 1-10 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 38 17 241 164 77 7 15 391 227 164 5
12 Sat December 13 boxscore L 1-11 @ Detroit Lions 6 41 12 296 164 132 4 20 517 301 216 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
11 Frank Tripucka 25 qb 6 6 1-5-0 86 174 49.4 769 3 1.7 17 9.8 42 4.4 0.4 8.9 128.2 27.8 0 0
17 Bob Celeri 25 QB 8 3 0-3-0 31 75 41.3 490 3 4.0 3 4.0 78 6.5 5.5 15.8 61.3 60.4 0 0
20 George Taliaferro* 25 LH 12 12 16 63 25.4 298 2 3.2 6 9.5 48 4.7 1.1 18.6 24.8 17.8 0 0
44 Hank Lauricella 22 P 11 0 11 22 50.0 177 4 18.2 2 9.1 34 8.0 7.6 16.1 16.1 79.0 0 0
10 Chuck Ortmann 23 b 3 2 0-2-0 5 15 33.3 73 0 0.0 1 6.7 54 4.9 1.9 14.6 24.3 22.4 0 0
22 Buddy Young 26 KR/RH 12 11 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 33.3 0 0.0 -15.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 1-10-0 149 352 42.3 1807 12 3.4 30 8.5 78 5.1 2.0 12.1 150.6 34.6 0 0
Opp Total 12 153 310 49.4 2394 31 10.0 28 9.0 7.7 5.66 15.6 199.5 71.1 43 346 5.8 4.0 12.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
20 George Taliaferro* 25 LH 12 12 100 419 1 38 4.2 34.9 8.3 21 244 11.6 1 78 1.8 20.3 663 2 6
33 Zollie Toth 28 FB 12 6 82 266 4 18 3.2 22.2 6.8 13 54 4.2 0 20 1.1 4.5 320 4 2
22 Buddy Young 26 KR/RH 12 11 71 243 3 30 3.4 20.3 5.9 22 269 12.2 2 45 1.8 22.4 512 5 5
31 Dick Hoerner 30 fb 11 5 56 162 2 14 2.9 14.7 5.1 10 172 17.2 0 54 0.9 15.6 334 2 3
24 Billy Baggett 23 PR 11 1 19 65 0 15 3.4 5.9 1.7 3 41 13.7 1 27 0.3 3.7 106 1 4
44 Hank Lauricella 22 P 11 0 19 55 0 13 2.9 5.0 1.7 55 0 1
17 Bob Celeri 25 QB 8 3 17 135 0 31 7.9 16.9 2.1 4 37 9.3 1 13 0.5 4.6 172 1 6
11 Frank Tripucka 25 qb 6 6 9 28 3 15 3.1 4.7 1.5 28 3 4
10 Chuck Ortmann 23 b 3 2 8 24 0 15 3.0 8.0 2.7 24 0 0
88 Dick Wilkins 27 LE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 416 13.0 3 42 2.7 34.7 416 3 2
85 Ray Pelfrey 24 e 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 243 13.5 2 48 3.0 40.5 243 2 0
80 Stan Williams 23 RDH/RE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 123 13.7 0 32 0.8 10.3 123 0 1
85 Gene Felker 23 e 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 63 10.5 1 17 1.0 10.5 63 1 0
82 Dan Edwards 26 e 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 22 7.3 0 13 3.0 22.0 22 0 0
21 Tom Keane 26 LS 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 73 24.3 0 47 0.3 6.1 73 0 0
62 Barney Poole 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 23 11.5 0 15 0.2 1.9 23 0 0
75 Gino Marchetti 25 LDE 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 1 17 0.1 1.4 17 1 0
23 Johnny Petitbon 21 LDH 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.0 11 0 1
65 John Wozniak* 31 RG 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 381 1397 13 38 3.7 116.4 31.8 149 1807 12.1 12 78 12.4 150.6 3204 25 35
Opp Total 12 421 2334 17 5.5 194.5 35.1 153 2048 13.4 31 12.8 170.7 4382 48 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
24 Billy Baggett 23 PR 11 1 12 102 0 15 8.5 23 567 0 82 24.7 775
22 Buddy Young 26 KR/RH 12 11 6 35 0 18 5.8 23 643 0 63 28.0 1190
20 George Taliaferro* 25 LH 12 12 1 4 0 4 4.0 6 146 0 35 24.3 813
73 Joe Campanella 22 lb 12 2 3 40 0 16 13.3 40
55 Keever Jankovich 24 LLB 10 0 3 45 0 18 15.0 45
40 Jerry Davis 28 RS 7 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
31 Dick Hoerner 30 fb 11 5 1 33 0 33 33.0 367
66 Weldon Humble 31 LG 11 9 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
21 Tom Keane 26 LS 12 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 81
44 Hank Lauricella 22 P 11 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 81
23 Johnny Petitbon 21 LDH 11 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 22
52 Joe Reid 23 11 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
83 Art Tait 23 RDE 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
78 Hamp Tanner 25 10 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
33 Zollie Toth 28 FB 12 6 1 18 0 18 18.0 338
65 John Wozniak* 31 RG 12 11 1 4 0 4 4.0 3
Team Total 25.2 12 21 160 0 18 7.6 67 1586 0 82 23.7 4950
Opp Total 12 36 1763 3 49.0 35 732 0 20.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
44 Hank Lauricella 22 P 11 0 58 2036 60 1 35.1
17 Bob Celeri 25 QB 8 3 21 876 57 0 41.7
79 Chubby Grigg 26 K/RDT 10 0 3 0.0% 12 9 75.0%
35 Pat Cannamela 23 RLB 12 0 1 0.0% 10 8 80.0%
64 Keith Flowers 22 6 0 5 3 60.0%
11 Frank Tripucka 25 qb 6 6 4 167 65 2 41.8
Team Total 25.2 12 4 0.0% 27 20 74.1% 83 3079 65 3 37.1
Opp Total 12 24 11 45.8% 56 54 96.4% 50 2162 43.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
21 Tom Keane 26 LS 12 1 10 93 0 39 0 0 0 2 4 0
80 Stan Williams 23 RDH/RE 12 6 5 84 0 62 0 0 1 5 42 1
23 Johnny Petitbon 21 LDH 11 0 5 42 0 24 0 0 1 2 0 0
20 George Taliaferro* 25 LH 12 12 0 6 1 0 0
22 Buddy Young 26 KR/RH 12 11 0 5 2 0 0
24 Billy Baggett 23 PR 11 1 1 10 0 10 0 0 4 1 22 0
17 Bob Celeri 25 QB 8 3 0 6 0 0 0
11 Frank Tripucka 25 qb 6 6 0 4 1 0 0
40 Jerry Davis 28 RS 7 0 3 118 1 66 0 0 0 1 3 0
31 Dick Hoerner 30 fb 11 5 0 3 0 0 0
35 Pat Cannamela 23 RLB 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
52 Joe Reid 23 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Zollie Toth 28 FB 12 6 0 2 0 0 0
88 Dick Wilkins 27 LE 12 11 0 2 0 0 0
60 Sisto Averno 27 MG 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
73 Joe Campanella 22 lb 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
77 Don Colo 27 4 0 1 11 0 11 0
85 Gene Felker 23 e 6 3 0 0 1 0 0
64 Keith Flowers 22 6 0 1 16 0 16 0
55 Keever Jankovich 24 LLB 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Jim Lansford 22 LT 12 10 0 0 1 0 0
44 Hank Lauricella 22 P 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 George Robison 21 g 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
45 Will Sherman 25 2 0 1 23 0 23 0
64 Joe Soboleski 26 1 0 0 0 1 3 0
78 Hamp Tanner 25 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 John Wozniak* 31 RG 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 28 397 1 66 0 0 35 27 74 1
Opp Total 12 53 27 9 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
22 Buddy Young 26 KR/RH 12 11 3 2 5 30
33 Zollie Toth 28 FB 12 6 4 4 24
11 Frank Tripucka 25 qb 6 6 3 3 18
88 Dick Wilkins 27 LE 12 11 3 3 18
31 Dick Hoerner 30 fb 11 5 2 2 12
85 Ray Pelfrey 24 e 6 6 2 2 12
20 George Taliaferro* 25 LH 12 12 1 1 2 12
79 Chubby Grigg 26 K/RDT 10 0 9 9
35 Pat Cannamela 23 RLB 12 0 8 8
24 Billy Baggett 23 PR 11 1 1 1 6
17 Bob Celeri 25 QB 8 3 1 1 6
40 Jerry Davis 28 RS 7 0 1 1 6
85 Gene Felker 23 e 6 3 1 1 6
75 Gino Marchetti 25 LDE 12 2 1 1 6
80 Stan Williams 23 RDH/RE 12 6 1 1 6
64 Keith Flowers 22 6 0 3 3
Team Total 25.2 12 13 12 1 1 27 20 182
Opp Total 12 17 31 3 1 4 54 11 2 427