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John Grigas

John Joseph Grigas
Born: August 19, 1920
Chelsea, MA
Deceased: May 19, 2000
Worcester, MA
High School: Chelsea (MA)
Position(s): FB-HB
Height: 6'0" Weight: 204
College: Holy Cross
Career: 1943-1947
Drafted: 1943 in Round 2, #14 overall by the Chicago Cardinals

John Grigas played from 1943 to 1947 with the Chicago Cardinals, Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers, Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers and Boston Yanks. Grigas ran for 2,191 yards in his career on 650 attempts, scoring 13 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 32 passes for 412 yards and 1 receiving touchdowns..


Passing:

YearTeamAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
1943NFL Chicago19421.1985.200.0421.150 48.8
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh1315038.26905.364.62116.072 88.8
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh1315038.26905.364.62116.072 88.8
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn14535.7856.100.017.130 52.5
1946NFL Boston2150.0168.000.0150.016 60.4
Totals29711037.015795.3124.04816.272 00

Rushing:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1943NFL Chicago1053333.228 3
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh1856103.329 3
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh1856103.329 3
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn641602.545 2
1946NFL Boston844265.159 2
1947NFL Boston27521.913 0
Totals65021913.459 13

Receiving:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1943NFL Chicago1922511.839 0
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh23316.536 0
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh23316.536 0
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn55911.829 0
1946NFL Boston36120.344 1
1947NFL Boston111.00
Totals3241212.944 1

Punting:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongSingle
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh1242435.364
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh1242435.364
1946NFL Boston14545.045
Totals2589335.7640

Punt Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1943NFL Chicago2-2-1.00
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh5408.011 0
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh5408.011 0
Totals12786.511 0

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1943NFL Chicago37224.031 0
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh2347120.535 0
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh2347120.535 0
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn46516.327 0
1946NFL Boston188.00
1947NFL Boston11919.019 0
Totals55110620.135 0

Interceptions:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1943NFL Chicago5428.427 0
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh122.00
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh122.00
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn133.00
1946NFL Boston100.00
Totals9495.427 0

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn042-140
1946NFL Boston03100
1947NFL Boston10000
Totals00000000083-14000

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1943NFL Chicago3000000018
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh3000000018
1944NFL Chicago/Pittsburgh3000000018
1945NFL Boston/Brooklyn200000012
1946NFL Boston210000018
Totals131000000000084

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1943NFLChicago Cardinals107
1944NFLChi/Pit Cards/Steelers99
1944NFLChi/Pit Cards/Steelers99
1945NFLBoston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers108
1946NFLBoston Yanks119
1947NFLBoston Yanks92

Honors

1944 - International News Service All-NFL (1st Team)
1944 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1944 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)