Howard Cassady

Howard Albert Cassady "Hopalong"
Born: March 2, 1934
Columbus, OH USA
Position: HB-SE-FL
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 183
College: Ohio St.
High School: Central (Columbus, OH)
Career: 1956-1963
Drafted: 1956 in Round 1, #3 overall by the Detroit Lions

Howard Cassady played from 1956 to 1963 during his career with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. Cassady ran for 1,229 yards in his career on 316 attempts, scoring 6 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 111 passes for 1,601 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1956NFL Detroit Lions200.000.000.0150.00.0
1961NFL Detroit Lions100.


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1956NFL Detroit Lions974134.333 0
1957NFL Detroit Lions732503.457 3
1958NFL Detroit Lions451984.433 0
1959NFL Detroit Lions522033.918 1
1960NFL Detroit Lions17281.616 1
1961NFL Detroit Lions311314.214 1
1962NFL Philadelphia Eagles166.00
Totals31612293.957 6


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1956NFL Detroit Lions9839.221 0
1957NFL Detroit Lions2532513.048 3
1958NFL Detroit Lions2340617.781 7
1959NFL Detroit Lions1531621.159 4
1960NFL Detroit Lions2023811.940 1
1961NFL Detroit Lions5459.076 1
1962NFL Philadelphia Eagles1418813.447 2
Totals111160114.481 18

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1956NFL Detroit Lions13836.434 0
1958NFL Detroit Lions341.30
1959NFL Detroit Lions11414.014 0
1960NFL Detroit Lions12525.025 0
1961NFL Detroit Lions161599.921 0
1962NFL Cleveland Browns7476.713 0
1962NFL Philadelphia Eagles122.00
1963NFL Detroit Lions177.00
Totals433417.934 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1956NFL Detroit Lions1638223.942 0
1957NFL Detroit Lions1023223.237 0
1958NFL Detroit Lions612621.039 0
1959NFL Detroit Lions816320.434 0
1960NFL Detroit Lions48220.528 0
1961NFL Detroit Lions912714.123 0
1962NFL Cleveland Browns1023323.334 0
1962NFL Philadelphia Eagles1424917.834 0
Totals77159420.742 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1957NFL Detroit Lions33000036
1958NFL Detroit Lions070000042
1959NFL Detroit Lions140000030
1960NFL Detroit Lions110000012
1961NFL Detroit Lions110000012
1962NFL Philadelphia Eagles020000012

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1956NFLDetroit Lions120
1957NFLDetroit Lions120
1958NFLDetroit Lions100
1959NFLDetroit Lions120
1960NFLDetroit Lions120
1961NFLDetroit Lions140
1962NFLCleveland Browns50
1962NFLPhiladelphia Eagles50
1963NFLDetroit Lions20