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George Blanda

George Frederick Blanda
Born: September 17, 1927
Youngwood, PA
Deceased: September 27, 2010
Alameda, CA
High School: Youngwood (PA)
Position(s): QB
Height: 6'2" Weight: 215
College: Kentucky
Career: 1949-1975
Drafted: 1949 in Round 12, #119 overall by the Chicago Hornets
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1981

George Blanda played from 1949 to 1975 with the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981. Blanda threw for 26,920 yards in his career, completing 1,911 of 4,007 passes with 236 touchdowns and 277 interceptions. He also ran for 344 yards in 135 attempts with 9 rushing touchdowns.


Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1949 NFL Chicago 21 9 42.9 197 9.4 0 0.0 5 23.8 44  66.3
1950 NFL Chicago 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 39.6
1952 NFL Chicago 131 47 35.9 664 5.1 8 6.1 11 8.4 59  87.9
1953 NFL Chicago 362 169 46.7 2164 6.0 14 3.9 23 6.4 72  91.7
1954 NFL Chicago 281 131 46.6 1929 6.9 15 5.3 17 6.0 76  95.4
1955 NFL Chicago 97 42 43.3 459 4.7 4 4.1 7 7.2 51  86.3
1956 NFL Chicago 69 37 53.6 439 6.4 7 10.1 4 5.8 69  93.3
1957 NFL Chicago 19 8 42.1 65 3.4 0 0.0 3 15.8 13  41.3
1958 NFL Chicago 7 2 28.6 19 2.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 12  79.2
1960 AFL Houston 363 169 46.6 2413 6.6 24 6.6 22 6.1 88  94.2
1961 AFL Houston 362 187 51.7 3330 9.2 36 9.9 22 6.1 80  105.0
1962 AFL Houston 418 197 47.1 2810 6.7 27 6.5 42 10.0 78  94.6
1963 AFL Houston 423 224 53.0 3003 7.1 24 5.7 25 5.9 80  96.3
1964 AFL Houston 505 262 51.9 3287 6.5 17 3.4 27 5.3 80  93.8
1965 AFL Houston 442 186 42.1 2542 5.8 20 4.5 30 6.8 95  90.8
1966 AFL Houston 271 122 45.0 1764 6.5 17 6.3 21 7.7 79  93.8
1967 AFL Oakland 38 15 39.5 285 7.5 3 7.9 3 7.9 50  97.9
1968 AFL Oakland 49 30 61.2 522 10.7 6 12.2 2 4.1 94  111.3
1969 AFL Oakland 13 6 46.2 73 5.6 2 15.4 1 7.7 20  1 4 90.0
1970 NFL Oakland 55 29 52.7 461 8.4 6 10.9 5 9.1 44  4 37 101.7
1971 NFL Oakland 58 32 55.2 378 6.5 4 6.9 6 10.3 37  2 26 93.8
1972 NFL Oakland 15 5 33.3 77 5.1 1 6.7 0 0.0 26  2 19 127.5
1974 NFL Oakland 4 1 25.0 28 7.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 28  0 0 135.4
1975 NFL Oakland 3 1 33.3 11 3.7 0 0.0 1 33.3 11  3 8 42.5
NFL 1123 513 45.7 6891 6.1 60 5.3 82 7.3 76  11 90
AFL 2884 1398 48.5 20029 6.9 176 6.1 195 6.8 95  1 4
Totals 4007 1911 47.7 26920 6.7 236 5.9 277 6.9 95  12 94

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1949 NFL Chicago 2 9 4.5 1
1952 NFL Chicago 20 104 5.2 16  1
1953 NFL Chicago 24 62 2.6 16  0
1954 NFL Chicago 19 41 2.2 19  0
1955 NFL Chicago 15 54 3.6 10  2
1956 NFL Chicago 6 47 7.8 17  0
1957 NFL Chicago 5 -5 -1.0 1
1960 AFL Houston 16 16 1.0 4
1961 AFL Houston 7 12 1.7 0
1962 AFL Houston 3 6 2.0 10  0
1963 AFL Houston 4 1 0.3 0
1964 AFL Houston 4 -2 -0.5 0
1965 AFL Houston 4 -6 -1.5 0
1966 AFL Houston 3 1 0.3 0
1969 AFL Oakland 1 0 0.0 0
1970 NFL Oakland 2 4 2.0 0
NFL 93 316 3.4 19  5
AFL 42 28 0.7 10  4
Totals 135 344 2.5 19  9

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953 NFL Chicago 7 0.0   0
1961 AFL Houston 1 -16 -16.0 -16  0
1964 AFL Houston -7 0.0   0
NFL 0 7 0
AFL 1 -23 -23.0 0
Totals 1 -16 -16.0 0

Kicking:

Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Single Pts. KO Yds. Avg. Long Single
1949 NFL Chicago 0.0 15 7 46.7 0.0
1950 NFL Chicago 0.0 15 6 40.0 0.0
1951 NFL Chicago 26 26 100.0 17 6 35.3 0.0
1952 NFL Chicago 30 30 100.0 25 6 24.0 0.0
1953 NFL Chicago 27 27 100.0 20 7 35.0 0.0
1954 NFL Chicago 23 23 100.0 16 8 50.0 0.0
1955 NFL Chicago 37 37 100.0 16 11 68.8 0.0
1956 NFL Chicago 47 45 95.7 28 12 42.9 0.0
1957 NFL Chicago 23 23 100.0 26 14 53.8 0.0
1958 NFL Chicago 37 36 97.3 23 11 47.8 0.0
1960 AFL Houston 47 46 97.9 33 15 45.5 0.0
1961 AFL Houston 65 64 98.5 26 16 61.5 0.0
1962 AFL Houston 49 48 98.0 26 11 42.3 0.0
1963 AFL Houston 39 39 100.0 24 9 37.5 0.0
1964 AFL Houston 38 37 97.4 29 13 44.8 0.0
1965 AFL Houston 28 28 100.0 21 11 52.4 0.0
1966 AFL Houston 40 39 97.5 30 16 53.3 0.0
1967 AFL Oakland 57 56 98.2 30 20 66.7 0.0
1968 AFL Oakland 54 54 100.0 34 21 61.8 0.0
1969 AFL Oakland 45 45 100.0 37 20 54.1 0.0
1970 NFL Oakland 36 36 100.0 29 16 55.2 0.0
1971 NFL Oakland 42 41 97.6 22 15 68.2 0.0
1972 NFL Oakland 44 44 100.0 26 17 65.4 0.0
1973 NFL Oakland 31 31 100.0 33 23 69.7 0.0
1974 NFL Oakland 46 44 95.7 17 11 64.7 0.0
1975 NFL Oakland 48 44 91.7 21 13 61.9 0.0
NFL 497 487 349 183 0 0 0 0
AFL 462 456 290 152 0 0 0 0
Totals 959 943 98.3 639 335 52.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Punting:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long Single
1949 NFL Chicago 19 746 39.3 57
1950 NFL Chicago 2 30 15.0 30
1956 NFL Chicago 1 33 33.0 33
NFL 22 809 36.8 57 0
Totals 22 809 36.8 57 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1951 NFL Chicago 2 19 9.5 17  0
NFL 2 19 9.5 17  0
Totals 2 19 9.5 17  0

Interceptions:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1951 NFL Chicago 1 13 13.0 13  0
NFL 1 13 13.0 13  0
Totals 1 13 13.0 13  0

Defense and Fumbles:

Tackles Fumbles Kicks
Year Team Tackle Solo Assist Def ST TFL TFL Yds Brup QBH Fum F Rec F Rec Yds FR TD FF K Blk
1951 NFL Chicago 0 0 2 0 0
1952 NFL Chicago 0 1 0 0
1953 NFL Chicago 3 2 0 0
1954 NFL Chicago 3 0 0 0
1956 NFL Chicago 2 0 0 0
1960 AFL Houston 8 0 0 0
1961 AFL Houston 3 0 0 0
1962 AFL Houston 2 0 0 0
1963 AFL Houston 8 0 0 0
1964 AFL Houston 7 0 0 0
1965 AFL Houston 2 0 0 0
1966 AFL Houston 3 0 0 0
1968 AFL Oakland 1 0 0 0
1969 AFL Oakland 1 1 -7 0
1970 NFL Oakland 1 0 -10 0
1971 NFL Oakland 1 0 0 0
1972 NFL Oakland 1 0 0 0
1975 NFL Oakland 1 0 0 0
NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 -10 0 0 0