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1951 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 1st place National Conference 8-4-0 .667
Head Coach: Joe Stydahar
EndsRed Hickey
Backfield AssistantEddie Kotal
BackfieldHamp Pool
LineRay Richards
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/3/1951AEleventh Naval District55-2WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium20000
Wed8/15/1951HWashington Redskins58-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum91985
Thu8/23/1951HChicago Bears42-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum65134
Sat9/1/1951NPhiladelphia Eagles31-26WLittle Rock, ARWar Memorial Stadium27000
Sat9/8/1951NChicago Cardinals21-36LSalt Lake City, UTUtah Stadium18000
Fri9/14/1951ACleveland Browns6-7LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium38851
Thu9/20/1951ANew York Giants23-21WNew York, NYPolo Grounds27912
Fri9/28/1951HNew York Yanks54-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum30315
Sun10/7/1951HCleveland Browns23-38LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum67186
Sun10/14/1951ADetroit Lions27-21WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium50567
Sun10/21/1951AGreen Bay Packers28-0WWest Allis, WIWisconsin State Fair Park21393
Sun10/28/1951ASan Francisco 49ers17-44LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium51987
Sun11/4/1951HSan Francisco 49ers23-16WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54346
Sun11/11/1951HChicago Cardinals45-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum29995
Sun11/18/1951HNew York Yanks48-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum34717
Sun11/25/1951AWashington Redskins21-31LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium26307
Sun12/2/1951AChicago Bears42-17WChicago, ILWrigley Field50286
Sun12/9/1951HDetroit Lions22-24LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum52937
Sun12/16/1951HGreen Bay Packers42-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum23698
Sun12/23/1951HCleveland Browns24-17WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57540League Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
80Bob BoydROE-DB6'220123Compton CC; Loyola Marymount12
63Larry BrinkLDE6'523528Northern Illinois12
72Bobby CollierROT-ROG6'323022Southern Methodist11
71Tom DahmsROT6'524224San Diego State12
67Dick DaughertyLOG6'121922Colgate; Oregon12
41Glenn DavisLOH5'1117127Army11
55Tom FearsLOE-K6'221329Santa Clara; UCLA7
58Jack FinlayRDT6'121730UCLA9
73Jack HallidayRDT6'323823Southern Methodist11
88Norb HeckerLS-LOE6'219324Baldwin-Wallace10
40Elroy HirschROE-LOH6'119028Wisconsin; Michigan12
31Dick HoernerFB6'422029Iowa12
27Marv JohnsonDB5'1118324San Jose State9
24Tommy KalmanirROH5'817125Pittsburgh; Nevada-Reno12
10Tom KeaneLOE-DB6'119225Ohio State; West Virginia10
26Bill LangeROG6'123923Dayton12
30Woodley LewisRDH6'019326Los Angeles CC; Oregon12
50Leon McLaughlinC6'222826UCLA12
57Don PaulLB6'122826UCLA12
52Joe ReidC-ROG6'322522Louisiana State11
42Herb RichRS5'1118123Vanderbilt7
84Andy RobustelliRDE6'123026Arnold11
76Don SimensenLOT6'222025St. Thomas (Minnesota)12
77Vitamin SmithROH5'817928Abilene Christian12
44Harry ThompsonROG6'222525Los Angeles CC; UCLA12
70Charley ToogoodLOT-DT6'023224Nebraska8
32Dan TowlerFB-LOH6'222523Washington & Jefferson12
25Norm Van BrocklinQB-P6'119925Oregon12
7Bob WaterfieldQB-K6'119631UCLA11
11Stan WestMG6'223925Oklahoma12
33Jerry WilliamsLDH-LOH5'1017528Idaho; Washington State10
78Jim WinklerLDT6'225024Texas A&M12
13Tank YoungerLB-ROH6'322523Grambling State12
56Jack ZillyRDE6'221230Notre Dame5
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bud McFadin111GTexas
Herb Rich224BVanderbiltBaltimore Colts
Charley Toogood335TNebraska
George Kinek448BTulane
Tony Momsen559CMichigan
Norb Hecker672EBaldwin-Wallace
Alan Egler783BColgate
Hugo Primiani896TBoston University
Nolan Lang9107BOklahoma
Roland Kirkby10121BWashington
John Natyshak11132BTampa
Don Hardey12145BPacific
Joe Reid13156CLouisiana State
Rob McCoy14169BGeorgia Tech
Odie Posey15180BSouthern University
Billy Robertson16193EMemphis
Hal Riley17204EBaylor
Dick Daugherty18217GOregon
Andy Robustelli19228EArnold
Jim Nutter20241BWichita State
Earl Stelle21252BOregon
Billy Baggett22265BLouisiana State
Deane Thomas23276TMichigan State
Harry Abeltin24289TColgate
Jackie Calvert25300TClemson
Howie Ruetz26313TLoras
Al Brosky27324BIllinoisFuture
Sterling Wingo28337BVirginia Tech
Earl Jackson29348BTexas Tech
Alvin Hanley30361BKentucky State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals1057194122
Opponents Totals551084454
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2721141302894813
Opponents Totals23112584221071028
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Elroy Hirsch17010.0000102
Bob Waterfield3414395.3132356.5098
Dick Hoerner70000042
Dan Towler60000036
Jerry Williams40000024
Tom Fears36785.700024
Glenn Davis20000012
Tommy Kalmanir20000012
Vitamin Smith20000012
Norm Van Brocklin20000012
Bob Boyd1000006
Norb Hecker100010.006
Tank Younger1000006
Team Totals51475192.2132454.20392
Opponents Totals35333594.361250.00261
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Norb Hecker010.00/0/0/0/0/
Bob Waterfield132356.51/5/4/3/0/
Team Totals132454.21/5/4/3/0/
Opponents Totals61250.01/3/1/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dan Towler1268546.879t6
Dick Hoerner945696.143t6
Tank Younger362236.2241
Glenn Davis642003.1231
Vitamin Smith521432.831t1
Jerry Williams211065.0322
Tommy Kalmanir16613.8230
Bob Waterfield9495.4253
Elroy Hirsch133.030
Norm Van Brocklin720.342
Team Totals42622105.279t22
Opponents Totals47822064.617
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Waterfield1768850.07815668.917.891t137.4105.737152981.8
Norm Van Brocklin19410051.58317258.917.381t136.7115.760166580.8
Glenn Davis2150.0152.55.0500.000.000556.3
Tom Keane100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals37318950.716232968.817.491t267.0225.997319979.8
Opponents Totals32914042.617019926.114.2134.0195.8319167351.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Elroy Hirsch66149522.791t17
Tom Fears3252816.5543
Vitamin Smith1627817.467t1
Dan Towler1625716.1460
Tom Keane1213311.1210
Bob Boyd912814.228t1
Dick Hoerner810212.8211
Glenn Davis89011.3211
Tommy Kalmanir69115.238t1
Tank Younger57214.4520
Jerry Williams5499.8130
Norb Hecker4358.820t1
Marv Johnson23819.0280
Team Totals189329617.491t26
Opponents Totals140199214.213
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Norb Hecker37424.7360
Jerry Williams35317.7211
Woodley Lewis33411.3200
Herb Rich3113.760
Bob Boyd231.530
Tom Keane221.020
Don Paul11616.0160
Charley Toogood100.000
Tank Younger100.000
Team Totals1919310.2361
Opponents Totals2231314.21
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Norm Van Brocklin48199241.5621
Bob Waterfield416641.5520
Team Totals52215841.562136534.5
Opponents Totals75306440.9344
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Vitamin Smith1213911.6370
Glenn Davis15855.7310
Tommy Kalmanir58617.267t1
Jerry Williams4225.5110
Woodley Lewis11212.0120
Team Totals373449.367t1
Opponents Totals3336511.13
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Glenn Davis917919.9330
Vitamin Smith1527418.3360
Jerry Williams613322.2280
Tommy Kalmanir612020.0320
Woodley Lewis46716.8240
Dick Hoerner12222.0220
Don Simensen11313.0130
Dan Towler11010.0100
Bobby Collier188.080
Team Totals4482618.8360
Opponents Totals54147827.40
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Larry Brink0001100
Bobby Collier0001100
Dick Daugherty0022400
Glenn Davis3202120
Elroy Hirsch0010130
Dick Hoerner500000
Marv Johnson0001100
Tommy Kalmanir00101100
Woodley Lewis0001160
Joe Reid0001100
Herb Rich0001100
Andy Robustelli0001100
Vitamin Smith200000
Dan Towler700000
Norm Van Brocklin300000
Bob Waterfield210100
Jim Winkler0001100
Team Totals221571017310
Opponents Totals26101615312
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