Bobby Layne

Robert Lawrence Layne "Blond Bomber"
Born: December 19, 1926
Santa Anna, TX USA
Deceased: December 1, 1986
Lubbock, TX
Position: QB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 201
College: Texas
High School: Highland Park (University Park, TX)
Career: 1948-1962
Drafted: 1948 in Round 1, #3 overall by the Chicago Rockets
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967

Bobby Layne played from 1948 to 1962 during his career with the Chicago Bears, New York Bulldogs, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers. Layne threw for 26,768 yards in his career, completing 1,814 of 3,700 passes with 196 touchdowns and 243 interceptions. He also ran for 2,451 yards in 611 attempts with 25 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1948NFL Chicago Bears521630.82324.535.823.835 49.5
1949NFL New York Bulldogs29915551.817966.093.0186.069 55.3
1950NFL Detroit Lions33615245.223236.9164.8185.482 62.1
1951NFL Detroit Lions33215245.824037.2267.8236.963 67.6
1952NFL Detroit Lions28713948.419997.0196.6207.077 64.5
1953NFL Detroit Lions27312545.820887.6165.9217.797 59.6
1954NFL Detroit Lions24613554.918187.4145.7124.955 77.3
1955NFL Detroit Lions27014353.018306.8114.1176.377 61.8
1956NFL Detroit Lions24412952.919097.893.7177.070 62.0
1957NFL Detroit Lions1798748.611696.563.4126.765 53.0
1958NFL Detroit Lions261246.21716.613.827.748.7
1958NFL Pittsburgh Steelers26813349.623398.7134.9103.778 80.4
1959NFL Pittsburgh Steelers29714247.819866.7206.7217.148 62.8
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers20910349.318148.7136.2178.170 66.2
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1497550.312058.1117.41610.753 62.8
1962NFL Pittsburgh Steelers23311649.816867.293.9177.362 56.2


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1948NFL Chicago Bears13806.218 1
1949NFL New York Bulldogs541963.627 3
1950NFL Detroit Lions562504.530 4
1951NFL Detroit Lions612904.836 1
1952NFL Detroit Lions944114.429 1
1953NFL Detroit Lions873433.923 0
1954NFL Detroit Lions301194.034 2
1955NFL Detroit Lions311113.619 0
1956NFL Detroit Lions461693.720 5
1957NFL Detroit Lions24994.121 0
1958NFL Detroit Lions310.30
1958NFL Pittsburgh Steelers371534.121 3
1959NFL Pittsburgh Steelers331815.521 2
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers19120.613 2
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers8111.40
1962NFL Pittsburgh Steelers15251.717 1
Totals61124514.036 25


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1948NFL Chicago Bears10.00
1950NFL Detroit Lions2150.01
1952NFL Detroit Lions22100.02
1956NFL Detroit Lions3333100.0151280.069
1957NFL Detroit Lions2525100.011654.543
1958NFL Detroit Lions3133.31
1959NFL Pittsburgh Steelers3232100.0171164.765
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers222195.56583.336
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers55100.05


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1948NFL Chicago Bears12424.024

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
1948NFL Chicago Bears10006
1949NFL New York Bulldogs300018
1950NFL Detroit Lions401025
1951NFL Detroit Lions10006
1952NFL Detroit Lions10208
1954NFL Detroit Lions200012
1956NFL Detroit Lions501233099
1957NFL Detroit Lions00625043
1958NFL Detroit Lions00101
1958NFL Pittsburgh Steelers300018
1959NFL Pittsburgh Steelers201132077
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers20521048
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers00505
1962NFL Pittsburgh Steelers10006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1948NFLChicago Bears110
1949NFLNew York Bulldogs1212
1950NFLDetroit Lions1212
1951NFLDetroit Lions1212
1952NFLDetroit Lions1211
1953NFLDetroit Lions1211
1954NFLDetroit Lions128
1955NFLDetroit Lions1210
1956NFLDetroit Lions1212
1957NFLDetroit Lions118
1958NFLDetroit Lions21
1958NFLPittsburgh Steelers1010
1959NFLPittsburgh Steelers1212
1960NFLPittsburgh Steelers1211
1961NFLPittsburgh Steelers87
1962NFLPittsburgh Steelers1311


- Pro Football Hall of Fame team All-1950s Team


1952 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1952 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1953 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1954 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1954 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1954 - The Sporting News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1956 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1956 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1956 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1956 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1956 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1958 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1958 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1958 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1958 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1958 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1959 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)