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1954 Green Bay Packers

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: -0.9, Defense: 2.8, SoS: 3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (19.5/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (20.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Lisle Blackbourn (4-8-0)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: UW Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tobin Rote 26 4 12 180 for 382, 2,311 yards, 14 td, 18 int, & 67 rushes for 301 yards and 8 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
FB Howie Ferguson 24 1 0 83 rushes for 276 yards, 0 td, & 41 catches for 398 yards and 0 td
LH Breezy Reid 27 4 0 99 rushes for 507 yards, 5 td, & 14 catches for 129 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
RH Al Carmichael 26 1 0 33 rushes for 130 yards, 0 td, & 18 catches for 251 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
LE Max McGee 22 Rook 0 36 catches for 614 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
LT Len Szafaryn 26 5 12 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
LG Al Barry 24 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 30th / 355th pick / 1953
C Jim Ringo 23 1 12 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
RG Buddy Brown 29 3 12 Washington Redskins / 19th / 221st pick / 1951
RT Art Hunter 21 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
RE Billy Howton 24 2 0 52 catches for 768 yards, 2 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Martinkovic* 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
LDT Jerry Helluin 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
RDT Dave Hanner* 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
RDE Carl Elliott 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 13th / 160th pick / 1950
LLB Bill Forester 22 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
MLB Clayton Tonnemaker 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1950
RLB Roger Zatkoff* 23 1 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
LDH Val Joe Walker 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
RDH Jim Psaltis 27 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 15th pick / 1953
LS Clarence Self 29 5 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
RS Bobby Dillon+ 24 2 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cone 28 3 0 9 of 16 field goals & 27 of 29 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
P Max McGee 22 Rook 0 72 punts for a 41.7 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
PR Veryl Switzer 22 Rook 0 24 punt returns for a 12.8 average and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1954
KR Al Carmichael 26 1 0 20 kick returns for a 26.6 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
75 Dick Afflis 25 12 0 251 6-0 Purdue,Nevada-Reno 6/27/1929 3 Green Bay Packers / 16th / 186th pick / 1951
63 Al Barry 24 LG 12 0 238 6-2 USC 12/24/1930 Rook Green Bay Packers / 30th / 355th pick / 1953
62 Buddy Brown 29 RG 12 12 220 6-1 Arkansas 10/19/1925 3 Washington Redskins / 19th / 221st pick / 1951
42 Al Carmichael 26 KR 10 0 200 6-1 USC 11/10/1928 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
31 Fred Cone 28 K 12 0 199 5-11 Clemson 6/21/1926 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
44 Bobby Dillon+ 24 RS 12 0 180 6-1 Texas 2/23/1930 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
80 Carl Elliott 27 RDE 12 0 230 6-4 Virginia 11/12/1927 3 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 160th pick / 1950
37 Howie Ferguson 24 FB 12 0 218 6-2 none 8/5/1930 1
69 Bill Forester 22 LLB 12 0 237 6-3 SMU 8/9/1932 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
15 Bobby Garrett 22 9 0 198 6-1 Stanford 8/16/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 1st / 1st pick / 1954
77 Dave Hanner* 24 RDT 12 0 257 6-2 Arkansas 5/22/1930 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
72 Jerry Helluin 25 LDT 12 0 272 6-2 Tulane 8/8/1929 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
86 Billy Howton 24 RE 12 0 191 6-2 Rice 7/5/1930 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
70 Art Hunter 21 RT 12 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
40 Joe Johnson 25 12 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 11/3/1929 Rook Green Bay Packers / 11th / 127th pick / 1953
84 Gary Knafelc 22 9 0 217 6-4 Colorado 1/2/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
81 Gene Knutson 22 12 0 218 6-2 Michigan 11/10/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 10th / 111th pick / 1954
87 Bob Mann 30 2 0 172 5-11 Michigan 4/8/1924 6
83 John Martinkovic* 27 LDE 12 0 241 6-3 Xavier (OH) 2/4/1927 3 Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
85 Max McGee 22 LE 12 0 205 6-3 Tulane 7/16/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
41 Lou Mihajlovich 29 3 0 175 5-11 Indiana 2/19/1925 6
20 Don Miller 22 1 0 195 6-2 SMU 5/24/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 7th / 84th pick / 1954
48 Jim Psaltis 27 RDH 11 0 190 6-1 San Jose St.,USC 12/14/1927 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 15th pick / 1953
24 Breezy Reid 27 LH 12 0 187 5-10 Georgia 9/14/1927 4 Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
51 Jim Ringo 23 C 12 12 232 6-1 Syracuse 11/21/1931 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
18 Tobin Rote 26 QB 12 12 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 4 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
61 Steve Ruzich 27 12 0 228 6-2 Ohio St. 12/24/1927 2 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 168th pick / 1952
28 Clarence Self 29 LS 12 0 181 5-8 Wisconsin 10/10/1925 5 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
53 Dave Stephenson 29 12 0 232 6-2 Tennessee,West Virginia 10/22/1925 4 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 194th pick / 1950
27 Veryl Switzer 22 PR 12 0 190 5-11 Kansas St. 8/6/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1954
68 Len Szafaryn 26 LT 12 12 226 6-2 North Carolina 1/19/1928 5 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
66 Deral Teteak 25 6 0 210 5-10 Wisconsin 12/11/1929 2 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 100th pick / 1952
58 Clayton Tonnemaker 26 MLB 12 0 237 6-2 Minnesota 6/8/1928 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1950
47 Val Joe Walker 24 LDH 10 0 179 6-1 SMU 1/7/1930 1 New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
88 Gene White 22 9 0 205 6-2 Georgia 6/21/1932 Rook
74 Roger Zatkoff* 23 RLB 12 0 216 6-2 Michigan 3/25/1931 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
Team Total 25.0 12 213.0 6-1.3 2.0