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1959 Washington Redskins

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3-9-0, NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.9, Offense: -5.7, Defense: -7.2, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 185 points (15.4/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (29.2/g), 12th.
 Differential of -165 points (-13.8/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-9.8.

Coach: Mike Nixon (3-9-0)

 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, California)

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 Eddie LeBaron 29 7 7 77 for 173, 1,077 yards, 8 td, 11 int, & 13 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
FB Don Bosseler* 23 2 0 119 rushes for 644 yards, 3 td, & 11 catches for 47 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1957
LH Ed Sutton 24 2 0 61 rushes for 232 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 63 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1957
RH Dick James 25 3 0 100 rushes for 384 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 192 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
LE Bill Anderson* 23 1 0 35 catches for 734 yards, 6 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1958
LT Don Lawrence 22 Rook 9 Washington Redskins / 7th / 76th pick / 1959
LG Don Boll 32 6 12 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1953
C Jim Schrader* 27 5 12 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 20th pick / 1954
RG Red Stephens 29 4 12 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 267th pick / 1952
RT Ray Lemek 25 2 10 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
RE Joe Walton 24 2 0 21 catches for 317 yards, 3 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1957
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Paluck 24 3 12 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 24th pick / 1956
LDT Bob Toneff* 29 7 12 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
RDT Chet Ostrowski 29 5 0 Washington Redskins / 10th / 115th pick / 1952
RDE Art Gob 22 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 22nd / 257th pick / 1959
LLB Ralph Felton 27 5 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 4th / 39th pick / 1954
MLB Frank Kuchta 23 1 2 Washington Redskins / 9th / 102nd pick / 1958
RLB Tom Braatz 26 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 14th / 159th pick / 1955
LDH Ben Scotti 22 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDH Richie McCabe 26 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 22nd / 258th pick / 1955
LS Doyle Nix 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 18th / 209th pick / 1955
RS Gary Glick 29 3 9 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
 Special Teams Starters
K Sam Baker 30 6 0 10 of 22 field goals & 21 of 22 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
P Sam Baker 30 6 0 49 punts for a 45.5 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
PR Dick James 25 3 0 21 punt returns for a 4.5 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
KR Dick James 25 3 0 23 kick returns for a 21.9 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Bill Anderson* 23 LE 11 0 211 6-3 Tennessee 7/16/1936 1 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1958
49 Sam Baker 30 K 12 0 217 6-2 Oregon St. 11/12/1929 6 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
62 Don Boll 32 LG 12 12 270 6-2 Nebraska 7/16/1927 6 Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1953
31 Don Bosseler* 23 FB 12 0 212 6-1 Miami (FL) 1/24/1936 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1957
85 Tom Braatz 26 RLB 12 0 216 6-1 Marquette 5/12/1933 2 Washington Redskins / 14th / 159th pick / 1955
82 John Carson 29 5 0 202 6-3 Georgia 1/31/1930 5 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 179th pick / 1953
72 Don Churchwell 23 10 0 253 6-1 Mississippi 5/11/1936 Rook Baltimore Colts / 5th / 60th pick / 1959
40 Chick Cichowski 25 1 0 195 6-0 Indiana 5/20/1934 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 246th pick / 1957
10 Eagle Day 27 qb 4 0 183 6-0 Mississippi 10/2/1932 Rook Washington Redskins / 17th / 203rd pick / 1956
36 Chuck Drazenovich 32 12 0 225 6-1 Penn St. 8/7/1927 9 Detroit Lions / 9th / 82nd pick / 1949
45 Ralph Felton 27 LLB 12 0 210 5-11 Maryland 5/21/1932 5 Washington Redskins / 4th / 39th pick / 1954
21 Gary Glick 29 RS 9 9 195 6-2 Colorado St. 5/14/1930 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
89 Art Gob 22 RDE 11 6 230 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/7/1937 Rook Washington Redskins / 22nd / 257th pick / 1959
3 Ralph Guglielmi 26 qb 9 5 196 6-1 Notre Dame 6/26/1933 4 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1955
43 Dick Haley 22 DB 12 8 183 5-10 Pittsburgh 10/2/1937 Rook Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1959
41 Bob Hudson 29 3 0 225 6-4 Clemson 4/5/1930 8 New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
47 Dick James 25 KR 12 0 179 5-9 Oregon 5/22/1934 3 Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
63 Emil Karas 26 lb 11 4 230 6-3 Dayton 12/13/1933 Rook Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
56 Frank Kuchta 23 MLB 12 2 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/18/1936 1 Washington Redskins / 9th / 102nd pick / 1958
78 Don Lawrence 22 LT 12 9 245 6-1 Notre Dame 6/4/1937 Rook Washington Redskins / 7th / 76th pick / 1959
14 Eddie LeBaron 29 QB 12 7 168 5-9 Pacific 1/7/1930 7 Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
70 Ray Lemek 25 RT 11 10 238 6-0 Notre Dame 6/28/1934 2 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
82 Ken MacAfee 30 7 0 212 6-2 Alabama 8/3/1929 5
25 Richie McCabe 26 RDH 10 0 185 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/12/1933 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 22nd / 258th pick / 1955
83 Ed Meadows 27 5 0 221 6-2 Duke 2/19/1932 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 30th pick / 1954
73 Johnny Miller 25 lt 12 5 253 6-5 Boston Col. 2/1/1934 3 Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1955
20 Doyle Nix 26 LS 8 0 191 6-1 SMU 5/30/1933 4 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 209th pick / 1955
0 Johnny Olszewski 29 10 0 200 5-11 California 12/21/1930 6 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1953
88 Chet Ostrowski 29 RDT 9 0 232 6-1 Notre Dame 4/8/1930 5 Washington Redskins / 10th / 115th pick / 1952
86 John Paluck 24 LDE 12 12 241 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/23/1935 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 24th pick / 1956
24 Jim Podoley 26 11 0 200 6-2 Central Michigan 9/16/1933 2 Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1957
71 Will Renfro 27 11 0 233 6-5 Memphis 3/15/1932 2 Washington Redskins / 24th / 284th pick / 1954
51 Jim Schrader* 27 C 12 12 244 6-2 Notre Dame 6/27/1932 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 20th pick / 1954
48 Ben Scotti 22 LDH 11 8 185 6-1 Maryland 6/9/1937 Rook
27 Mike Sommer 25 1 0 190 5-11 George Washington 10/9/1934 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1958
67 Red Stephens 29 RG 12 12 230 6-0 San Francisco 5/10/1930 4 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 267th pick / 1952
26 Bill Stits 28 5 0 194 6-4 UCLA 7/26/1931 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
30 Ed Sutton 24 LH 11 0 205 6-1 North Carolina 3/16/1935 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1957
79 Bob Toneff* 29 LDT 12 12 260 6-2 Notre Dame 6/23/1930 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
81 Joe Walton 24 RE 9 0 202 5-11 Pittsburgh 12/15/1935 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1957
Team Total 26.3 12 214.7 6-1.3 3.3