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Mel Triplett

Melvin C. Triplett
Born: December 24, 1931
Indianola, MS
Deceased: July 25, 2002
Toledo, OH
High School: Girard (OH)
Position(s): FB
Height: 6'1" Weight: 215
College: Toledo
Career: 1955-1962
Drafted: 1955 in Round 5, #56 overall by the New York Giants

Mel Triplett played from 1955 to 1962 with the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. Triplett ran for 2,856 yards in his career on 685 attempts, scoring 14 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 43 passes for 439 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns..


1955NFL New York341384.119 0
1956NFL New York1255154.125 5
1957NFL New York612163.516 0
1958NFL New York1184663.924 1
1959NFL New York913814.220 1
1960NFL New York1245734.640 4
1961NFL Minnesota804075.137 1
1962NFL Minnesota521603.118 2
Totals68528564.240 14


1955NFL New York393.012 0
1956NFL New York6488.035 1
1957NFL New York47518.833 0
1958NFL New York711015.732 0
1959NFL New York67813.025 0
1960NFL New York5489.624 2
1961NFL Minnesota10414.115 0
1962NFL Minnesota23015.027 1
Totals4343910.235 4

Kick Returns:

1955NFL New York34715.720 0
1956NFL New York122.00
1958NFL New York45914.820 0
1960NFL New York23819.020 0
1961NFL Minnesota34113.718 0
Totals1318714.420 0

Defense and Fumbles:

YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1955NFL New York30000
1956NFL New York10200
1957NFL New York10000
1958NFL New York7200
1959NFL New York5000
1960NFL New York7100
1961NFL Minnesota4000
1962NFL Minnesota2000

Total Scoring:

YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1956NFL New York51000036
1958NFL New York1000006
1959NFL New York100006
1960NFL New York42000036
1961NFL Minnesota1000006
1962NFL Minnesota2100018

Playing Career:

1955NFLNew York Giants120
1956NFLNew York Giants120
1957NFLNew York Giants100
1958NFLNew York Giants120
1959NFLNew York Giants110
1960NFLNew York Giants120
1961NFLMinnesota Vikings148
1962NFLMinnesota Vikings140