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Shipwreck Kelly

John Simms Kelly
Born: July 8, 1910
Simmstown, KY USA
Deceased: August 17, 1986
Lighthouse Point, FL
Position: B
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
College: Kentucky
High School: Springfield (KY)
Career: 1932-1937

Shipwreck Kelly played from 1932 to 1937 during his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. Kelly ran for 532 yards in his career on 162 attempts, scoring 3 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 30 passes for 302 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1932NFL New York Giants7342.9223.
1933NFL Brooklyn Dodgers9333.3283.100.0333.33.2
1934NFL Brooklyn Dodgers351131.41343.800.0514.34.6
1937NFL Brooklyn Dodgers12216.7211.800.0325.00.0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1932NFL New York Giants321334.20
1933NFL Brooklyn Dodgers852743.22
1934NFL Brooklyn Dodgers29963.341 1
1937NFL Brooklyn Dodgers16291.80
Totals1625323.341 3


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1932NFL New York Giants7497.00
1933NFL Brooklyn Dodgers2224611.245 3
1937NFL Brooklyn Dodgers177.00
Totals3030210.145 3


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1933NFL Brooklyn Dodgers11

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1933NFL Brooklyn Dodgers23111043
1934NFL Brooklyn Dodgers10006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1932NFLNew York Giants50
1933NFLBrooklyn Dodgers1010
1934NFLBrooklyn Dodgers93
1937NFLBrooklyn Dodgers21


1933 - Chicago Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1933 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)


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