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1951 Green Bay Packers

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3-9-0, NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.1, Offense: -1.5, Defense: -8.5, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (21.2/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 375 points (31.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of -121 points (-10.1/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-8.6.

Coach: Gene Ronzani (3-9-0)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: UM North Central Agriculture School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tobin Rote 23 1 11 106 for 256, 1,540 yards, 15 td, 20 int, & 76 rushes for 523 yards and 3 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
FB Fred Cone 25 Rook 0 56 rushes for 190 yards, 1 td, & 28 catches for 315 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
LH Tony Canadeo 32 10 0 54 rushes for 131 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 226 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 9th / 77th pick / 1941
RH Billy Grimes* 24 2 0 44 rushes for 123 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 170 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949
LE Bob Mann 27 3 0 50 catches for 696 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td
LT Dick Wildung* 30 5 0 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 8th pick / 1943
LG Buddy Burris 28 2 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 31st pick / 1947
C Jay Rhodemyre 28 3 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 51st pick / 1948
RG Hamilton Nichols 27 4 0 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 26th pick / 1946
RT Joe Spencer 28 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 195th pick / 1945
RE Ab Wimberly 25 2 0 1 catch for 10 yards, 0 td Boston Yanks / 12th / 99th pick / 1948
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Orlich 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 8th / 74th pick / 1949
LDT Dick Wildung* 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 8th pick / 1943
MG Dick Afflis 22 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 16th / 186th pick / 1951
RDT Howie Ruetz 24 Rook 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1951
RDE John Martinkovic 24 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
LLB Bill Schroll 25 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 120th pick / 1948
MLB Bob Summerhays 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 4th / 34th pick / 1949
RLB Walt Michaels 22 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
LDH Rebel Steiner 24 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 12th / 114th pick / 1949
RDH Ace Loomis 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 62nd pick / 1951
S Harper Davis 26 2 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1949
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cone 25 Rook 0 5 of 7 field goals & 29 of 35 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
P Jug Girard 24 3 0 52 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
PR Billy Grimes* 24 2 0 16 punt returns for a 6.2 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949
KR Billy Grimes* 24 2 0 23 kick returns for a 25.3 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
15 Dick Afflis 22 MG 12 0 251 6-0 Purdue,Nevada-Reno 6/27/1929 Rook Green Bay Packers / 16th / 186th pick / 1951
33 Buddy Burris 28 LG 7 0 215 5-11 Tulsa,Oklahoma 1/20/1923 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 31st pick / 1947
3 Tony Canadeo 32 LH 12 0 190 5-11 Gonzaga 5/5/1919 10 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 77th pick / 1941
82 Jack Cloud 26 4 0 220 5-10 William & Mary 1/1/1925 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 69th pick / 1950
65 Rip Collins 25 7 0 190 6-0 LSU 11/9/1926 2 New York Bulldogs / 6th / 53rd pick / 1949
66 Fred Cone 25 FB 12 0 199 5-11 Clemson 6/21/1926 Rook Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
25 Harper Davis 26 S 12 0 173 5-11 Mississippi St. 12/11/1925 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1949
21 Ray DiPierro 25 6 0 210 5-11 Ohio St. 8/22/1926 1
55 Ed Ecker 28 7 0 276 6-7 John Carroll 1/21/1923 4
40 Carl Elliott 24 12 0 230 6-4 Virginia 11/12/1927 Rook Green Bay Packers / 13th / 160th pick / 1950
36 Jug Girard 24 P 12 0 176 5-11 Wisconsin 1/25/1927 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
22 Billy Grimes* 24 KR 12 0 195 6-1 Oklahoma St. 7/27/1927 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949
23 Val Jansante 31 3 0 190 6-1 Duquesne,Villanova 9/27/1920 5 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
7 Ace Loomis 23 RDH 12 0 190 6-1 Wisc-LaCrosse 6/12/1928 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 62nd pick / 1951
90 Willie Manley 25 12 0 218 6-2 Oklahoma 5/20/1926 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 82nd pick / 1950
31 Bob Mann 27 LE 11 0 172 5-11 Michigan 4/8/1924 3
39 John Martinkovic 24 RDE 12 0 241 6-3 Xavier (OH) 2/4/1927 Rook Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
35 Walt Michaels 22 RLB 12 0 231 6-0 Washington & Lee 10/16/1929 Rook Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
79 Dick Moje 24 2 0 210 6-2 Loyola Marymount 5/8/1927 Rook
93 Dom Moselle 25 12 0 192 6-0 Wisc-Superior 6/23/1926 1 Cleveland Browns / 23rd / 299th pick / 1950
58 Ed Neal 33 1 0 285 6-4 LSU,Tulane,Ouachita Baptist 12/30/1918 6
46 Hamilton Nichols 27 RG 9 0 209 5-11 Rice 10/18/1924 4 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 26th pick / 1946
23 Bob Nussbaumer 27 4 0 172 5-11 Michigan 4/23/1924 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1946
49 Dan Orlich 27 LDE 12 0 215 6-5 Northwestern,Penn St.,UNLV 12/21/1924 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 74th pick / 1949
8 Ray Pelfrey 23 12 0 190 6-0 Auburn,East. Kentucky 1/11/1928 Rook Green Bay Packers / 17th / 197th pick / 1951
80 Breezy Reid 24 12 0 187 5-10 Georgia 9/14/1927 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
85 Jay Rhodemyre 28 C 12 0 210 6-1 Kentucky 6/29/1923 3 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 51st pick / 1948
18 Charley Robinson 24 2 0 240 5-11 Morgan St. 5/30/1927 Rook
38 Tobin Rote 23 QB 12 11 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 1 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
75 Howie Ruetz 24 RDT 12 0 255 6-3 Loras 8/18/1927 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1951
86 Bill Schroll 25 LLB 12 0 214 6-0 LSU 1/24/1926 2 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 120th pick / 1948
17 Carl Schuette 29 12 0 206 6-1 Marquette 4/4/1922 3 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 196th pick / 1947
34 Joe Spencer 28 RT 12 0 239 6-3 Oklahoma St. 8/15/1923 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 195th pick / 1945
63 Don Stansauk 26 4 0 255 6-1 Denver 4/2/1925 1 Detroit Lions / 18th / 226th pick / 1950
74 Rebel Steiner 24 LDH 12 0 185 6-0 Alabama 8/27/1927 1 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 114th pick / 1949
44 Dave Stephenson 26 12 0 232 6-2 Tennessee,West Virginia 10/22/1925 1 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 194th pick / 1950
77 Bob Summerhays 24 MLB 12 0 210 6-1 Army,Utah 3/19/1927 2 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 34th pick / 1949
28 Bobby Thomason 23 qb 11 1 196 6-1 VMI 3/26/1928 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1949
45 Dick Wildung* 30 LDT 12 0 221 6-0 Minnesota 8/16/1921 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 8th pick / 1943
16 Ab Wimberly 25 RE 12 0 213 6-1 LSU 5/4/1926 2 Boston Yanks / 12th / 99th pick / 1948
Team Total 25.8 12 212.9 6-0.8 2.0