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Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1 Alex Agase BAL 31 10 0 1 5 0 5 0
2 Dick Alban WAS 24 12 0 4 13 0 11 0 0 0 1 11 0
3 Bill Albright NYG 24 12 0 0 0 1 16 1
4 Bennie Aldridge GNB 27 8 0 5 85 0 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
5 Charlie Ane DET 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 Joe Arenas SFO 28 12 0 2 29 0 17 0 0 5 3 0 0
7 Sisto Averno BAL 28 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 Butch Avinger NYG 25 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
9 Harry Babcock SFO 23 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Sam Baker WAS 24 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
11 Paul Barry WAS 27 12 0 0 2 1 4 0
12 Dick Barwegen* BAL 31 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Chuck Bednarik*+ PHI 28 12 0 6 116 1 41 0 0 1 4 6 0
14 Rex Berry SFO 29 12 0 7 142 1 29 0 0 1 2 0 0
15 Les Bingaman*+ DET 27 12 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Bill Bishop CHI 22 12 0 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 George Blanda CHI 26 12 12 0 3 2 0 0
18 Nick Bolkovac PIT 25 12 0 0 0 1 14 1
19 Don Boll WAS 26 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
20 J.R. Boone GNB 28 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
21 Bob Boyd RAM 25 12 0 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 1 8 0
22 Jim Brandt PIT 24 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Monte Brethauer BAL 22 12 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 2 34 0
24 Larry Brink RAM 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Gene Brito* WAS 28 12 0 0 0 3 16 0
26 Tom Brookshier PHI 22 11 0 8 41 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
27 Buddy Brown GNB 28 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 Hardy Brown SFO 29 12 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Rosey Brown NYG 21 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Fred Bruney SFO 22 12 0 5 59 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Rudy Bukich RAM 21 8 0 0 4 1 0 0
32 Adrian Burk PHI 26 10 4 0 7 2 0 0
33 Don Burke SFO 27 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Jack Butler PIT 26 12 0 9 147 1 28 0 0 0 3 0 0
35 Jim Cain DET 26 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
36 Joe Campanella BAL 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Leon Campbell CHI 26 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
38 John Cannady NYG 30 12 0 1 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Ken Carpenter CLE 27 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
40 Lew Carpenter DET 21 12 0 1 73 1 73 0 0 1 1 0 0
41 Tom Catlin CLE 22 12 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Lynn Chandnois* PIT 28 12 0 0 9 3 0 0
43 Nick Chickillo CRD 23 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Jack Christiansen*+ DET 25 12 0 12 238 1 92 0 0 3 3 0 0
45 Gus Cifelli GNB 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Randy Clay NYG 25 12 0 2 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Jack Cloud WAS 28 12 0 2 39 1 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Don Colo CLE 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Fred Cone GNB 27 12 0 0 2 2 5 0
50 Charlie Conerly NYG 32 12 11 0 5 2 0 0
51 George Connor*+ CHI 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Russ Craft PHI 34 12 0 4 46 0 27 0
53 Billy Cross CRD 24 12 0 0 7 2 0 0
54 Tony Curcillo CRD 22 12 0 2 16 0 13 0 0 2 2 0 0
55 Tom Dahms RAM 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jim David DET 26 12 0 4 50 0 21 0
57 Art DeCarlo PIT 22 12 0 5 83 0 27 0 0 1 1 0 0
58 Al DeMao WAS 33 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Frank Dempsey CHI 28 11 0 0 0 2 10 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
60 Bobby Dillon GNB 23 10 0 9 112 1 49 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Dale Dodrill* PIT 27 12 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 16 1
62 Don Doll* WAS 27 12 0 10 102 0 28 0
63 Art Donovan* BAL 28 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
64 Jim Dooley CHI 23 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
65 Jim Doran DET 26 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 John Dottley CHI 25 10 0 0 4 2 0 0
67 Harry Dowda WAS 31 12 0 5 67 1 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
68 Bill Dudley WAS 34 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Jim Duncan NYG 28 11 0 3 39 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Jack Dwyer RAM 26 12 0 2 31 1 31 0
71 Carl Elliott GNB 26 12 0 0 0 1 17 1
72 Mel Embree BAL 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Fred Enke BAL 29 8 8 0 5 2 0 0
74 Ken Farragut* PHI 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Howie Ferguson GNB 23 11 0 0 4 1 0 0
76 Lou Ferry PIT 26 12 0 1
77 George Figner CHI 22 5 0 1 4 0 4 0
78 Jim Finks PIT 26 11 9 0 3 1 0 0
79 Tom Finnin BAL 26 11 0 0 1 1 5 0
80 Bill Fischer CRD 26 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Dick Flanagan PIT 27 12 0 2 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Len Ford*+ CLE 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
83 Bill Forester GNB 21 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
84 Bob Forte GNB 31 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Sonny Gandee DET 24 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Hal Giancanelli PHI 24 12 0 0 5 4 1 0
87 Frank Gifford* NYG 23 12 0 1 66 1 50 0 0 2 3 0 0
88 Horace Gillom CLE 32 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Ken Gorgal CLE 24 12 0 4 25 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
90 Otto Graham*+ CLE 32 12 11 0 8 5 0 0
91 Sonny Grandelius NYG 24 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
92 Lou Groza*+ CLE 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
93 Dave Hanner* GNB 23 12 0 1 2 0 2 0
94 Wayne Hansen CHI 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
95 Leon Hart DET 25 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
96 Hall Haynes WAS 25 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
97 Leon Heath WAS 25 9 0 0 4 1 0 0
98 Norb Hecker RAM 26 12 0 7 91 0 24 0
99 Jerry Helluin CLE 24 6 0 0 0 1 42 1
100 John Helwig CHI 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
101 Jerry Hennessy WAS 27 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
102 Dick Hensley CHI 26 11 0 0 0 1 8 0 1
103 Tom Higgins CRD 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
104 Claude Hipps PIT 26 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
105 Elroy Hirsch*+ RAM 30 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
106 Bob Hoernschemeyer DET 28 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
107 John Hoffman* CHI 28 12 0 1 27 0 27 0 0 2 2 0 0
108 Darrell Hogan PIT 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
109 Sherman Howard CLE 29 12 0 1 3 0 3 0
110 Bob Hudson PHI 23 12 0 3 74 0 42 0 0 1 3 0 0
111 Ed Husmann CRD 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
112 John Huzvar BAL 24 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
113 Willie Irvin PHI 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
114 Ken Jackson BAL 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
115 Tommy James* CLE 30 12 0 5 21 0 11 0 0 0 2 37 1
116 Keever Jankovich CRD 25 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
117 Mike Jarmoluk PHI 31 12 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
118 Jack Jennings CRD 27 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
119 Don Johnson PHI 22 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
120 Marvin Johnson GNB 26 7 0 4 39 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
121 Tommy Kalmanir BAL 27 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
122 Carl Karilivacz DET 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
123 Tom Keane*+ BAL 27 12 0 11 118 0 35 0 0 0 4 12 0
124 Don Kindt* CHI 28 12 0 6 172 1 67 0 0 0 3 0 0
125 Ken Konz CLE 25 12 0 5 15 0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
126 John Kreamcheck CHI 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
127 Warren Lahr* CLE 30 12 0 5 119 0 42 0
128 Tom Landry NYG 29 12 0 3 55 0 30 0 0 1 1 0 0
129 Night Train Lane RAM 24 11 0 3 9 0 8 0 0 0 3 26 1
130 Yale Lary* DET 23 11 0 5 98 0 32 0 0 1 0 0 0
131 Dante Lavelli* CLE 30 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
132 Bobby Layne* DET 27 12 11 0 8 2 0 0
133 Eddie LeBaron WAS 23 12 8 0 2 3 -7 0
134 Toy Ledbetter PHI 26 10 0 0 5 1 0 0
135 Woodley Lewis RAM 28 12 0 7 87 1 45 0 0 2 0 0 0
136 Gene Lipscomb RAM 22 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
137 Paul Lipscomb* WAS 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
138 Dick Logan GNB 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
139 Buford Long NYG 22 10 0 3 59 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
140 Ace Loomis GNB 25 10 0 4 39 0 27 0 0 0 3 0 0
141 Lloyd Lowe CHI 25 7 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
142 Bill Mackrides 2TM 28 7 3 0 3 3 0 0
143 Eddie Macon CHI 26 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
144 John Magee PHI 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
145 Gino Marchetti BAL 26 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
146 Jim Martin DET 29 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
147 John Martinkovic* GNB 26 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
148 Ray Mathews PIT 24 12 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 5 3 1 1 1
149 Clay Matthews SFO 25 9 0 0 0 4 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
150 Marv Matuszak* PIT 22 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
151 Bill McColl CHI 23 12 0 0 2 1 0 1
152 Hugh McElhenny*+ SFO 25 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
153 Bud McFadin RAM 25 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
154 Thurman McGraw DET 26 11 0 1 2 0 2 0
155 Buck McPhail BAL 24 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
156 Don Menasco NYG 24 8 0 1 5 0 5 0
157 Walt Michaels CLE 24 12 0 1 34 1 34 0 0 1 1 0 0
158 Art Michalik* SFO 23 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
159 Bob Miller DET 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
160 Ed Mioduszewski BAL 22 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
161 John Morton SFO 24 10 0 2 16 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
162 Bob Moser CHI 25 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
163 Gern Nagler CRD 21 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
164 Laurie Niemi WAS 28 12 0 0 0 3 0 1
165 Maury Nipp PHI 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
166 Leo Nomellini*+ SFO 29 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
167 Johnny Olszewski* CRD 23 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
168 John Panelli CRD 27 11 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0
169 Babe Parilli GNB 23 12 5 0 8 3 0 0
170 Don Paul* CRD 27 12 0 5 62 0 38 0 0 3 0 0 0
171 Don Paul*+ RAM 28 10 0 3 50 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
172 Bill Pellington BAL 26 12 0 2 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0
173 Gene Pepper WAS 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
174 Joe Perry*+ SFO 26 12 0 0 8 1 0 0
175 Bob Peviani NYG 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
176 Pete Pihos*+ PHI 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
177 Al Pollard PHI 25 12 0 0 3 4 12 0
178 Barney Poole BAL 30 12 0 0 0 6 17 0
179 Charley Powell SFO 21 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
180 Eddie Price NYG 28 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
181 Rex Proctor CHI 24 3 0 1 4 0 4 0
182 Jim Psaltis CRD 26 12 0 2 43 0 43 0 0 1 3 0 0
183 Skeets Quinlan RAM 25 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
184 Ray Ramsey CRD 32 12 0 10 237 1 46 0 0 1 0 0 0
185 Bert Rechichar BAL 23 11 0 7 64 1 36 0 0 0 3 0 0
186 Breezy Reid GNB 26 12 0 0 5 4 2 0
187 Ray Renfro* CLE 24 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
188 Jim Ricca WAS 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
189 Herb Rich RAM 25 7 0 3 95 1 53 0 0 1 1 0 0
190 Jess Richardson PHI 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
191 Wayne Robinson PHI 23 11 0 0 0 2 12 0
192 Andy Robustelli*+ RAM 28 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
193 Fran Rogel PIT 26 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
194 Jim Root CRD 22 11 6 0 7 1 0 0
195 Howie Ruetz GNB 26 5 0 0 0 1 13 0
196 Steve Ruzich GNB 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
197 John Sandusky CLE 28 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
198 Leo Sanford CRD 24 12 12 2 56 1 48 0 0 0 1 0 0
199 Jack Scarbath WAS 23 12 4 0 7 4 0 0
200 George Schmidt CRD 26 6 0 1
201 Joe Schmidt DET 21 12 0 2 51 0 30 0
202 John Schweder PIT 26 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
203 Tom Scott PHI 23 12 0 0 0 2 0 1
204 Vic Sears PHI 35 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
205 Harley Sewell DET 22 12 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0
206 Ed Sharkey BAL 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
207 Don Shula BAL 23 12 0 3 46 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
208 Bob Smith DET 28 12 0 3 119 0 73 0
209 Gordie Soltau* SFO 28 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
210 Ollie Spencer DET 22 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
211 Art Spinney BAL 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
212 Ed Sprinkle CHI 30 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
213 Billy Stone CHI 28 12 0 0 7 1 6 0
214 Don Stonesifer CRD 26 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
215 Bob Stringer PHI 24 12 0 1 7 0 7 0
216 Jack Stroud NYG 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
217 Joe Sulaitis NYG 32 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
218 Harland Svare RAM 23 10 0 1 9 0 9 0
219 Bill Svoboda* CRD 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
220 Len Szafaryn GNB 25 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
221 George Taliaferro* BAL 26 11 11 0 10 2 0 0
222 George Tarasovic PIT 23 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
223 Carl Taseff BAL 25 9 0 3 36 0 29 0
224 Hugh Taylor WAS 30 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
225 Lou Tepe PIT 23 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
226 Bobby Thomason* PHI 25 12 8 0 4 2 0 0
227 Harry Thompson RAM 27 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
228 Tommy Thompson+ CLE 26 9 0 2 13 0 8 0
229 Y.A. Tittle* SFO 27 11 10 0 3 2 0 0
230 Charlie Toogood RAM 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 21 0
231 LaVern Torgeson DET 24 11 0 5 27 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 0
232 Dan Towler* RAM 25 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
233 Wally Triplett CRD 27 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
234 Charlie Trippi* CRD 31 12 0 0 5 3 0 0
235 Emlen Tunnell* NYG 29 12 0 6 117 0 44 0
236 Norm Van Brocklin* RAM 27 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
237 Ebert Van Buren PHI 29 12 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
238 Lowell Wagner SFO 30 10 0 6 135 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
239 Val Joe Walker GNB 23 12 0 4 74 1 54 0 0 0 3 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
240 Jerry Watford CRD 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
241 Bones Weatherly CHI 25 12 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 3 0 0
242 Arnie Weinmeister*+ NYG 30 12 0 0 0 4 0 0
243 Stan West RAM 27 12 0 1 10 0 10 0
244 S.J. Whitman 2TM 27 12 0 3 39 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
245 Ray Wietecha NYG 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
246 Bill Wightkin CHI 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 1
247 Fred Williams* CHI 24 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
248 Jerry Williams PHI 30 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
249 Johnny Williams WAS 26 12 0 6 26 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
250 Bill Willis+ CLE 32 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
251 Billy Wilson SFO 26 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
252 Dick Woodard NYG 27 12 0 1 10 0 10 0
253 Frank Wydo PHI 29 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
254 Buddy Young BAL 27 10 0 0 6 1 0 0
255 George Young CLE 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
256 Tank Younger* RAM 25 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
257 Roger Zatkoff GNB 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0