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1955 Green Bay Packers

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.2, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (21.5/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (23.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.5/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Lisle Blackbourn (6-6-0)

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

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 Tobin Rote 27 5 12 157 for 342, 1,977 yards, 17 td, 19 int, & 74 rushes for 332 yards and 5 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
FB Howie Ferguson* 25 2 0 192 rushes for 859 yards, 4 td, & 22 catches for 153 yards and 0 td
LH Breezy Reid 28 5 0 83 rushes for 303 yards, 2 td, & 13 catches for 138 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
RH Veryl Switzer 23 1 0 16 rushes for 101 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 103 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1954
LE Gary Knafelc 23 1 0 40 catches for 613 yards, 8 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
LT Len Szafaryn 27 6 12 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
LG Joe Skibinski 27 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 183rd pick / 1951
C Jim Ringo 24 2 12 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
RG Buddy Brown 30 4 12 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 19th / 221st pick / 1951
RT Tom Dahms 28 4 0
RE Billy Howton* 25 3 0 44 catches for 697 yards, 5 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Martinkovic* 28 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
LDT Jerry Helluin 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
MG Bill Forester 23 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
RDT Dave Hanner 25 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
RDE Pat O'Donahue 25 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 57th pick / 1952
LLB Tom Bettis 22 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1955
RLB Deral Teteak 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 9th / 100th pick / 1952
LDH Doyle Nix 22 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 18th / 209th pick / 1955
RDH Billy Bookout 23 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LS Val Joe Walker 25 2 0 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
RS Bobby Dillon*+ 25 3 0 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cone 29 4 0 16 of 24 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
P Dick Deschaine 23 Rook 0 56 punts for a 43.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Veryl Switzer 23 1 0 24 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1954
KR Veryl Switzer 23 1 0 17 kick returns for a 26.2 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1954

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
58 Tom Bettis 22 LLB 12 0 228 6-2 Purdue 3/17/1933 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1955
20 Billy Bookout 23 RDH 12 0 180 5-11 Oklahoma,Austin 6/1/1932 Rook
87 Nate Borden 23 12 0 234 6-0 Indiana 9/22/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 25th / 293rd pick / 1955
15 Charlie Brackins 23 7 0 202 6-2 Prairie View 1/12/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 16th / 185th pick / 1955
62 Buddy Brown 30 RG 12 12 220 6-1 Arkansas 10/19/1925 4 Washington Redskins / 19th / 221st pick / 1951
67 Hank Bullough 21 12 0 230 6-0 Michigan St. 1/24/1934 Rook Green Bay Packers / 5th / 53rd pick / 1955
23 Jim Capuzzi 23 2 0 190 6-0 Marquette,Cincinnati 3/12/1932 Rook
48 Al Carmichael 27 10 0 200 6-1 USC 11/10/1928 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
33 Bob Clemens 22 2 0 200 6-2 Georgia 8/3/1933 Rook Green Bay Packers / 7th / 77th pick / 1955
31 Fred Cone 29 K 12 0 199 5-11 Clemson 6/21/1926 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
78 Tom Dahms 28 RT 12 0 242 6-5 San Diego St. 4/19/1927 4
80 Dick Deschaine 23 P 12 0 206 6-0 none 4/28/1932 Rook
44 Bobby Dillon*+ 25 RS 12 0 180 6-1 Texas 2/23/1930 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
37 Howie Ferguson* 25 FB 12 0 218 6-2 none 8/5/1930 2
69 Bill Forester 23 MG 12 0 237 6-3 SMU 8/9/1932 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
77 Dave Hanner 25 RDT 12 0 257 6-2 Arkansas 5/22/1930 3 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
15 Paul Held 27 2 0 195 6-2 San Jose St. 10/20/1928 1 Detroit Lions / 19th / 229th pick / 1953
72 Jerry Helluin 26 LDT 12 0 272 6-2 Tulane 8/8/1929 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
86 Billy Howton* 25 RE 12 0 191 6-2 Rice 7/5/1930 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
85 Jim Jennings 22 4 0 195 6-3 Missouri 11/14/1933 Rook Green Bay Packers / 26th / 305th pick / 1955
40 Joe Johnson 26 12 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 11/3/1929 1 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 127th pick / 1953
84 Gary Knafelc 23 LE 12 0 217 6-4 Colorado 1/2/1932 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
71 Bill Lucky 24 12 0 250 6-3 Baylor 8/24/1931 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 60th pick / 1954
83 John Martinkovic* 28 LDE 12 0 241 6-3 Xavier (OH) 2/4/1927 4 Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
41 Doyle Nix 22 LDH 12 0 191 6-1 SMU 5/30/1933 Rook Green Bay Packers / 18th / 209th pick / 1955
81 Pat O'Donahue 25 RDE 12 0 215 6-1 Wisconsin 10/7/1930 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 57th pick / 1952
24 Breezy Reid 28 LH 12 0 187 5-10 Georgia 9/14/1927 5 Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
51 Jim Ringo 24 C 12 12 232 6-1 Syracuse 11/21/1931 2 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
23 Al Romine 23 4 0 191 6-2 Florida,North Alabama 3/10/1932 Rook
18 Tobin Rote 27 QB 12 12 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 5 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
28 Clarence Self 30 2 0 181 5-8 Wisconsin 10/10/1925 6 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
63 Joe Skibinski 27 LG 12 0 245 5-11 Purdue 12/23/1928 3 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 183rd pick / 1951
61 Jack Spinks 25 6 0 236 6-0 Alcorn St. 2/4/1930 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 126th pick / 1952
53 Dave Stephenson 30 2 0 232 6-2 Tennessee,West Virginia 10/22/1925 5 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 194th pick / 1950
27 Veryl Switzer 23 KR 12 0 190 5-11 Kansas St. 8/6/1932 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1954
68 Len Szafaryn 27 LT 12 12 226 6-2 North Carolina 1/19/1928 6 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
66 Deral Teteak 26 RLB 12 0 210 5-10 Wisconsin 12/11/1929 3 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 100th pick / 1952
53 George Timberlake 23 6 0 220 6-1 USC 11/3/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1954
47 Val Joe Walker 25 LS 12 0 179 6-1 SMU 1/7/1930 2 New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
74 Roger Zatkoff*+ 24 12 0 216 6-2 Michigan 3/25/1931 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
Team Total 25.0 12 213.3 6-1.1 2.1