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1951 New York Yanks

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1-9-2, NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -0.9, Defense: -8.5, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 241 points (20.1/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 382 points (31.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -141 points (-11.8/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 3.0-9.0.

Coach: Jimmy Phelan (1-9-2)

 Training Camp: Ripon College (Ripon, 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 Bob Celeri 24 Rook 8 102 for 238, 1,797 yards, 12 td, 15 int, & 36 rushes for 107 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 127th pick / 1950
FB Zollie Toth 27 1 0 119 rushes for 384 yards, 4 td, & 10 catches for 100 yards and 0 td New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
LH Buddy Young 25 4 0 46 rushes for 165 yards, 1 td, & 31 catches for 508 yards and 3 td
RH Sherman Howard 27 2 0 94 rushes for 343 yards, 4 td, & 21 catches for 447 yards and 3 td
LE Dan Garza 27 2 0 31 catches for 470 yards, 4 td New York Giants / 15th / 126th pick / 1948
LT Paul Mitchell 31 5 0 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
LG John Clowes 30 3 0
C Brad Ecklund* 29 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
RG John Wozniak 30 3 0 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
RT Mike McCormack* 21 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
RE Dan Edwards 25 3 0 39 catches for 509 yards, 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Tait 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LDT Art Donovan 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
MG Jim Champion 25 1 0 New York Yanks / 18th / 224th pick / 1950
RDT Don Colo 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
RDE Barney Poole 28 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
LLB Duke Iverson 31 4 0 New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
MLB Ross Nagel 28 9 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Harvey Johnson 32 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
LDH Bobbie Griffin 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Yanks / 19th / 237th pick / 1950
RDH Bennie Aldridge 25 1 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Yanks / 6th / 68th pick / 1950
S Joe Golding 30 4 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1946
 Special Teams Starters
K Harvey Johnson 32 5 0 6 of 14 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
P George Taliaferro* 24 2 0 76 punts for a 37.9 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
PR Buddy Young 25 4 0 12 punt returns for a 19.2 average and 1 td
KR George Taliaferro* 24 2 0 27 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Bennie Aldridge 25 RDH 12 0 195 6-0 Oklahoma St. 10/24/1926 1 New York Yanks / 6th / 68th pick / 1950
12 Bruce Alford 30 12 0 190 6-0 TCU 9/12/1921 5 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
44 Sisto Averno 26 12 0 235 5-11 Muhlenberg 5/12/1925 1
17 Bob Celeri 24 QB 11 8 180 5-10 California 6/1/1927 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 127th pick / 1950
35 Jim Champion 25 MG 12 0 238 6-0 Mississippi St. 1/11/1926 1 New York Yanks / 18th / 224th pick / 1950
21 John Clowes 30 LG 12 0 240 6-1 William & Mary 12/15/1921 3
36 Don Colo 26 RDT 12 0 252 6-3 Brown 1/5/1925 1 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
3 Paul Crowe 27 9 0 190 6-1 St. Mary's (CA) 10/23/1924 3
24 Jim Cullom 26 2 0 235 5-11 California 11/5/1925 Rook Washington Redskins / 17th / 214th pick / 1950
34 Joe Domnanovich 32 12 0 213 6-1 Alabama 3/18/1919 5 Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 28th pick / 1943
39 Art Donovan 26 LDT 12 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 1 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
22 Brad Ecklund* 29 C 12 0 215 6-3 Oregon 5/9/1922 2 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
4 Dan Edwards 25 RE 10 0 197 6-1 Georgia 7/18/1926 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
7 Dan Garza 27 LE 11 0 203 6-3 North Texas,Central Missouri St.,Oregon 2/21/1924 2 New York Giants / 15th / 126th pick / 1948
10 Joe Golding 30 S 11 0 184 6-0 Oklahoma 2/26/1921 4 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1946
61 Bobbie Griffin 23 LDH 12 0 180 6-0 Baylor 5/27/1928 Rook New York Yanks / 19th / 237th pick / 1950
46 Sherman Howard 27 RH 12 0 193 5-11 Iowa,Nevada-Reno 11/28/1924 2
15 Duke Iverson 31 LLB 9 0 208 6-2 Oregon 2/26/1920 4 New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
62 Harvey Johnson 32 K 12 0 212 5-11 William & Mary 6/22/1919 5 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
71 Mike McCormack* 21 RT 12 0 246 6-4 Kansas 6/21/1930 Rook New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
33 Darrel Meisenheimer 24 9 0 195 5-10 Oklahoma St. 4/30/1927 Rook Detroit Lions / 17th / 200th pick / 1951
47 Paul Mitchell 31 LT 12 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 8/10/1920 5 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
45 Ross Nagel 28 MLB 9 0 234 6-4 St. Louis 6/12/1923 9
66 Bill O'Connor 25 12 0 220 6-4 Notre Dame 5/2/1926 3 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 160th pick / 1948
56 Al Pollard 23 6 0 196 6-0 Loyola Marymount,Army 9/7/1928 Rook New York Yanks / 21st / 251st pick / 1951
84 Barney Poole 28 RDE 11 0 231 6-2 Mississippi,North Carolina,Army 10/29/1923 2 New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
25 George Ratterman 25 qb 6 1 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 4 Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
18 John Rauch 24 qb 6 3 195 6-1 Georgia 8/20/1927 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 1949
24 Wayne Siegert 22 4 0 225 6-3 Illinois 3/24/1929 Rook Detroit Lions / 13th / 153rd pick / 1951
24 Joe Soboleski 25 2 0 213 6-0 Michigan 8/22/1926 2 New York Giants / 9th / 86th pick / 1949
16 James Stroschein 22 11 0 205 6-1 UCLA 4/3/1929 Rook New York Yanks / 24th / 287th pick / 1951
1 Art Tait 22 LDE 12 0 205 5-11 Mississippi St. 2/8/1929 Rook
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR 12 0 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 2 Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
86 Zollie Toth 27 FB 10 0 219 6-2 LSU 1/26/1924 1 New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
53 Bev Wallace 28 1 0 180 6-2 Compton CC (CA) 3/7/1923 4
65 John Wozniak 30 RG 12 0 218 6-0 Alabama 8/2/1921 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
76 Buddy Young 25 LH 12 0 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 4
Team Total 26.4 12 210.9 6-0.7 2.3