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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:

YearTeamAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
1949NFL Chicago21942.91979.400.0523.844 66.3
1950NFL Chicago100.000.000.000.039.6
1952NFL Chicago1314735.96645.186.1118.459 87.9
1953NFL Chicago36216946.721646.0143.9236.472 91.7
1954NFL Chicago28113146.619296.9155.3176.076 95.4
1955NFL Chicago974243.34594.744.177.251 86.3
1956NFL Chicago693753.64396.4710.145.869 93.3
1957NFL Chicago19842.1653.400.0315.813 41.3
1958NFL Chicago7228.6192.700.000.012 79.2
1960AFL Houston36316946.624136.6246.6226.188 94.2
1961AFL Houston36218751.733309.2369.9226.180 105.0
1962AFL Houston41819747.128106.7276.54210.078 94.6
1963AFL Houston42322453.030037.1245.7255.980 96.3
1964AFL Houston50526251.932876.5173.4275.380 93.8
1965AFL Houston44218642.125425.8204.5306.895 90.8
1966AFL Houston27112245.017646.5176.3217.779 93.8
1967AFL Oakland381539.52857.537.937.950 97.9
1968AFL Oakland493061.252210.7612.224.194 111.3
1969AFL Oakland13646.2735.6215.417.720 1490.0
1970NFL Oakland552952.74618.4610.959.144 437101.7
1971NFL Oakland583255.23786.546.9610.337 22693.8
1972NFL Oakland15533.3775.116.700.026 219127.5
1974NFL Oakland4125.0287.0125.000.028 00135.4
1975NFL Oakland3133.3113.700.0133.311 3842.5
NFL112351345.768916.1605.3827.376 1190
AFL2884139848.5200296.91766.11956.895 14
Totals4007191147.7269206.72365.92776.995 1294

Rushing:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1949NFL Chicago294.51
1952NFL Chicago201045.216 1
1953NFL Chicago24622.616 0
1954NFL Chicago19412.219 0
1955NFL Chicago15543.610 2
1956NFL Chicago6477.817 0
1957NFL Chicago5-5-1.01
1960AFL Houston16161.04
1961AFL Houston7121.70
1962AFL Houston362.010 0
1963AFL Houston410.30
1964AFL Houston4-2-0.50
1965AFL Houston4-6-1.50
1966AFL Houston310.30
1969AFL Oakland100.00
1970NFL Oakland242.00
NFL933163.419 5
AFL42280.710 4
Totals1353442.519 9

Receiving:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1953NFL Chicago70.0 0
1961AFL Houston1-16-16.0-16 0
1964AFL Houston-70.0 0
NFL070
AFL1-23-23.00
Totals1-16-16.00

Kicking:

YearTeamX/CAX/CMX/CP %FGAFGMFG %SinglePts.KOYds.Avg.LongSingle
1949NFL Chicago0.015746.70.0
1950NFL Chicago0.015640.00.0
1951NFL Chicago2626100.017635.30.0
1952NFL Chicago3030100.025624.00.0
1953NFL Chicago2727100.020735.00.0
1954NFL Chicago2323100.016850.00.0
1955NFL Chicago3737100.0161168.80.0
1956NFL Chicago474595.7281242.90.0
1957NFL Chicago2323100.0261453.80.0
1958NFL Chicago373697.3231147.80.0
1960AFL Houston474697.9331545.50.0
1961AFL Houston656498.5261661.50.0
1962AFL Houston494898.0261142.30.0
1963AFL Houston3939100.024937.50.0
1964AFL Houston383797.4291344.80.0
1965AFL Houston2828100.0211152.40.0
1966AFL Houston403997.5301653.30.0
1967AFL Oakland575698.2302066.70.0
1968AFL Oakland5454100.0342161.80.0
1969AFL Oakland4545100.0372054.10.0
1970NFL Oakland3636100.0291655.20.0
1971NFL Oakland424197.6221568.20.0
1972NFL Oakland4444100.0261765.40.0
1973NFL Oakland3131100.0332369.70.0
1974NFL Oakland464495.7171164.70.0
1975NFL Oakland484491.7211361.90.0
NFL4974873491830000
AFL4624562901520000
Totals95994398.363933552.400000.000

Punting:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongSingle
1949NFL Chicago1974639.357
1950NFL Chicago23015.030
1956NFL Chicago13333.033
NFL2280936.8570
Totals2280936.8570

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1951NFL Chicago2199.517 0
NFL2199.517 0
Totals2199.517 0

Interceptions:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1951NFL Chicago11313.013 0
NFL11313.013 0
Totals11313.013 0

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1951NFL Chicago00200
1952NFL Chicago0100
1953NFL Chicago3200
1954NFL Chicago3000
1956NFL Chicago2000
1960AFL Houston8000
1961AFL Houston3000
1962AFL Houston2000
1963AFL Houston8000
1964AFL Houston7000
1965AFL Houston2000
1966AFL Houston3000
1968AFL Oakland1000
1969AFL Oakland11-70
1970NFL Oakland10-100
1971NFL Oakland1000
1972NFL Oakland1000
1975NFL Oakland1000
NFL00000000125-10000
AFL00000000351-7000
Totals000000000476-17000

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1949NFL Chicago1070027
1950NFL Chicago060018
1951NFL Chicago000626044
1952NFL Chicago10630054
1953NFL Chicago000727048
1954NFL Chicago00823047
1955NFL Chicago201137082
1956NFL Chicago001245081
1957NFL Chicago101423071
1958NFL Chicago01136069
1960AFL Houston4015460115
1961AFL Houston00016640112
1962AFL Houston001148081
1963AFL Houston00939066
1964AFL Houston0001337076
1965AFL Houston001128061
1966AFL Houston001639087
1967AFL Oakland020560116
1968AFL Oakland021540117
1969AFL Oakland0020450105
1970NFL Oakland001636084
1971NFL Oakland01541086
1972NFL Oakland01744095
1973NFL Oakland023310100
1974NFL Oakland01144077
1975NFL Oakland01344083
NFL50000001834870
AFL40000001524560
Totals9000003359430002002

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1949NFLChicago Bears122
1950NFLBaltimore Colts10
1950NFLChicago Bears110
1951NFLChicago Bears120
1952NFLChicago Bears123
1953NFLChicago Bears1212
1954NFLChicago Bears87
1955NFLChicago Bears122
1956NFLChicago Bears120
1957NFLChicago Bears120
1958NFLChicago Bears120
1960AFLHouston Oilers1411
1961AFLHouston Oilers1411
1962AFLHouston Oilers1414
1963AFLHouston Oilers1413
1964AFLHouston Oilers1413
1965AFLHouston Oilers1412
1966AFLHouston Oilers148
1967AFLOakland Raiders140
1968AFLOakland Raiders141
1969AFLOakland Raiders140
1970NFLOakland Raiders140
1971NFLOakland Raiders140
1972NFLOakland Raiders140
1973NFLOakland Raiders140
1974NFLOakland Raiders140
1975NFLOakland Raiders140

Awards

- AFL Hall of Fame 1st team All-1960s Team
1961 - AP Player of the Year
1961 - UPI Player of the Year
1970 - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
1974 - Walter Payton Man of the Year

Honors

1961 - AFL All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - United Press International All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - The Sporting News All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - Associated Press All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - New York Daily News All-AFL (1st Team)
1962 - United Press International All-AFL (2nd Team)
1962 - Associated Press All-AFL (2nd Team)
1963 - Associated Press All-AFL (2nd Team)
1963 - New York Daily News All-AFL (2nd Team)
1966 - AFL All-AFL (2nd Team)
1967 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1970 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1973 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)