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1951 New York Yanks (NFL) 6th place National Conference 1-9-2 .100
Head Coach: Jimmy Phelan
LineShelby Calhoun
BackfieldJoe Sheeketski
EndsNick Susoeff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Wed8/22/1951APittsburgh Steelers17-21LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17974
Sat8/25/1951ACleveland Browns0-52LAkron, OHRubber Bowl25820
Fri8/31/1951AChicago Cardinals7-28LChicago, ILComsikey Park20165
Fri9/14/1951NWashington Redskins14-52LShreveport, LAState Fair Stadium10000
Fri9/21/1951NDetroit Lions14-28LHouston, TXRice Stadium48000
Fri9/28/1951ALos Angeles Rams14-54LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum30315
Mon10/8/1951ADetroit Lions10-37LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium24194
Sun10/14/1951AChicago Bears21-24LChicago, ILWrigley Field37697
Sun10/21/1951ADetroit Lions24-24TDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium21807
Sun10/28/1951HGreen Bay Packers27-29LNew York, NYYankee Stadium7351
Sun11/4/1951ANew York Giants31-37LNew York, NYPolo Grounds25682
Sun11/11/1951ASan Francisco 49ers14-19LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium25538
Sun11/18/1951ALos Angeles Rams21-48LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum34717
Sun11/25/1951HSan Francisco 49ers10-10TNew York, NYYankee Stadium10184
Sun12/2/1951AGreen Bay Packers31-28WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium14297
Sun12/9/1951HChicago Bears21-45LNew York, NYYankee Stadium13075
Sun12/16/1951HNew York Giants17-27LNew York, NYYankee Stadium16658
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31Bennie AldridgeRDH6'019525Oklahoma State12
12Bruce AlfordLDE-RDE6'019030Texas Christian12
44/65Sisto AvernoROG-LOG5'1123726Muhlenberg12
17Bob CeleriQB-P5'1018024California11
35Jim ChampionMG6'023825Mississippi State12
21Johnny ClowesLOG6'024030William & Mary12
36Don ColoRDT6'325226Brown12
3Paul CroweS-OHB6'119027St. Mary's (California)9
24Jim CullomROG-LOG5'1123526California3
34Joe DomnanovichC6'021332Alabama12
39Art DonovanLDT6'226327Notre Dame; Boston College12
22Brad EcklundC6'321529Oregon12
4Danny EdwardsROE6'119725Georgia10
7Dan GarzaLOE6'320327North Texas; Central Missouri; Oregon11
10Joe GoldingDB6'018430Oklahoma11
61Bobby GriffinLDH6'018023Baylor12
46Sherman HowardROH-FB5'1119327Iowa; Nevada-Reno12
15Duke IversenLB6'220031Oregon9
62Harvey JohnsonLB-K5'1121232William & Mary12
71Mike McCormackROT-C6'424621Kansas12
33Darrel MeisenheimerDB5'1019524Oklahoma State9
47Paul MitchellLOT6'323531Minnesota12
45Ross NagelLB6'423428St. Louis9
66Bill O'ConnorLOE6'422025Notre Dame12
56Al PollardLOH-FB6'019623Loyola Marymount; Army6
84Barney PooleRDE6'223128Mississippi; North Carolina; Army; Mississippi11
25George RattermanQB6'019225Notre Dame6
18John RauchQB6'019724Georgia5
24Wayne SiegertLOT6'322522Illinois3
24Joe SoboleskiLOG6'021325Michigan2
16Breck StroscheinROE-LOE6'120522UCLA11
1Art TaitLDE5'1120522Mississippi State12
20George TaliaferroDB-LOH5'1119624Indiana12
86Zollie TothFB6'221827Louisiana State10
53Bev WallaceQB6'218028Compton CC1
7John WozniakROG6'021830Alabama12
76Buddy YoungLOH-ROH5'417325Illinois12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ken Jackson222TTexas
Mike McCormack334TKansas
Elmer Wingate446EMaryland
George Musacco670BLoyola Marymount
Larry Lauer894CAlabama
Don Colo9106TBrownBaltimore Colts
Jesse Thomas10119BMichigan State
Steve Wyndham11131BClemson
Al Lary12143EAlabama
John Thomas13155EOregon State
Charley Rapp14167EDuquesne
Bill Wanamaker15179GKentucky
Bill Fray16191TIdaho
Dick Rowan17203CTexas
Bob Watson18215EUCLA
Ralph Longmore19227BDuquesne
Jerrell Price20239TTexas Tech
Al Pollard21251BArmy
Eddie King22263CBoston CollegeBaltimore Colts
Dave Cunningham23275BUtah
Breck Stroschein24287EUCLA
Ray Boudreaux25299TLouisiana-Lafayette
Will Sherman26311BSt. Mary's (California)
Ed Price27323BTexas Tech
Jim Chadband28335BIdaho
Veto Kissell29347FBHoly CrossBaltimore Colts
Joe Shinn30359ETulane
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals34872793
Opponents Totals9710266117
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals21189992363605
Opponents Totals2571251181487797
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Harvey Johnson03131100.061442.9049
Sherman Howard70000042
Buddy Young60000036
George Taliaferro50000030
Dan Garza40000024
Zollie Toth40000024
Danny Edwards30000018
Art Tait20000012
Bob Celeri1000006
Team Totals323131100.061442.90241
Opponents Totals50445088.0121866.71382
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Harvey Johnson61442.91/2/3/0/0/
Team Totals61442.91/2/3/0/0/
Opponents Totals121866.76/4/2/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Zollie Toth1193843.2164
Sherman Howard943433.6314
George Taliaferro623305.365t3
Buddy Young461653.6171
Bob Celeri361073.0170
George Ratterman393.070
John Rauch155.050
Al Pollard221.00
Bev Wallace1-8-8.0-80
Team Totals36413373.765t12
Opponents Totals46423975.223
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Celeri23810242.912117977.617.675t125.0156.3171162659.8
George Ratterman673146.3303405.111.03623.069.04030034.4
John Rauch822530.5542372.99.539t11.233.75418328.8
George Taliaferro331339.4172517.619.35113.039.11223938.8
Bev Wallace8112.5791.19.0900.000.019-1039.6
Team Totals42817240.222926346.215.375t163.7276.3296233847.4
Opponents Totals35518251.315127767.815.3246.8226.2182259474.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Edwards3950913.153t3
Buddy Young3150816.448t3
Dan Garza3147015.269t4
Sherman Howard2144721.375t3
George Taliaferro1623014.4472
Bill O'Connor1419213.7330
Zollie Toth1010010.0230
Bruce Alford46516.3590
Paul Crowe3206.7100
Bob Celeri27135.5511
John Wozniak144.040
Al Pollard01818L0
Team Totals172263415.375t16
Opponents Totals182277615.324
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bennie Aldridge55711.4360
George Taliaferro47418.5340
Bobby Griffin4276.8130
Darrel Meisenheimer3268.7260
Paul Crowe3155.090
Joe Golding294.590
Ross Nagel12727.0270
Team Totals2223510.7360
Opponents Totals2729911.11
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
George Taliaferro76288137.9721
Bob Celeri522444.8540
Team Totals81310538.372133334.2
Opponents Totals66236135.8379
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Buddy Young1223119.379t1
George Taliaferro9687.6230
Bobby Griffin44611.5270
Al Pollard33411.30
Bennie Aldridge100.000
Team Totals2937913.179t1
Opponents Totals3333310.11
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Buddy Young1442730.590t1
George Taliaferro2762223.0470
Al Pollard513827.60
Sisto Averno3289.3160
Duke Iversen11414.0140
Paul Mitchell11111.0110
Bill O'Connor11010.0100
Harvey Johnson144.040
Wayne Siegert122.020
Mike McCormack100.000
Team Totals55125622.890t1
Opponents Totals48107722.41
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bennie Aldridge0001100
Sisto Averno0010140
Bob Celeri300000
Don Colo0001100
Joe Domnanovich0001100
Art Donovan0010100
Dan Garza100000
Joe Golding00022100
Bobby Griffin0001100
Sherman Howard420200
Harvey Johnson110100
Mike McCormack0010100
Darrel Meisenheimer00011110
Ross Nagel0002200
Barney Poole0011210
George Ratterman100000
Art Tait00022702
George Taliaferro530300
Zollie Toth210100
Bev Wallace110100
John Wozniak110100
Buddy Young300000
Team Totals229131225962
Opponents Totals181269150
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