John Grigas

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

John Grigas played from 1943 to 1947 during his career 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..


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Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals19421.1985.200.0421.150 9.0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers1315038.26905.364.62116.072 31.5
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers1315038.26905.364.62116.072 31.5
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers14535.7856.100.017.130 27.4
1946NFL Boston Yanks2150.0168.000.0150.016 37.5
Totals29711037.015795.3124.04816.272 

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals1053333.228 3
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers1856103.329 3
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers1856103.329 3
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers641602.545 2
1946NFL Boston Yanks844265.159 2
1947NFL Boston Yanks27521.913 0
Totals65021913.459 13

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals1922511.839 0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers23316.536 0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers23316.536 0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers55911.829 0
1946NFL Boston Yanks36120.344 1
1947NFL Boston Yanks111.00
Totals3241212.944 1

Punting:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers1242435.364
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers1242435.364
1946NFL Boston Yanks14545.045
Totals2589335.764

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals2-2-1.00
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers5408.011 0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers5408.011 0
Totals12786.511 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals37224.031 0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers2347120.535 0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers2347120.535 0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers46516.227 0
1946NFL Boston Yanks188.00
1947NFL Boston Yanks11919.019 0
Totals55110620.135 0

Interceptions:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals5428.427 0
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers122.00
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers122.00
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers133.00
1946NFL Boston Yanks100.00
Totals9495.427 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers042-140
1946NFL Boston Yanks03100
1947NFL Boston Yanks10000
Totals0083-1400

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1943NFL Chicago Cardinals3000000018
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers3000000018
1944NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers3000000018
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers200000012
1946NFL Boston Yanks210000018
Totals1310000000000084


Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
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)