Johnny Olszewski

John Peter Olszewski "Johnny O"
Born: December 21, 1930
Washington, DC USA
Deceased: December 8, 1996
Long Beach, CA
Position: FB-HB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
College: California
High School: St. Anthony (Long Beach, CA)
Career: 1953-1962
Drafted: 1953 in Round 1, #4 overall by the Chicago Cardinals

Johnny Olszewski played from 1953 to 1962 during his career with the Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. Olszewski ran for 3,320 yards in his career on 837 attempts, scoring 16 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 104 passes for 988 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1953NFL Chicago Cardinals100.000.000.01100.00.0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953NFL Chicago Cardinals1063863.634 4
1954NFL Chicago Cardinals1063523.323 1
1955NFL Chicago Cardinals843263.941 1
1956NFL Chicago Cardinals1575983.834 2
1957NFL Chicago Cardinals832713.338 2
1958NFL Washington Redskins985055.245 2
1959NFL Washington Redskins654326.665 1
1960NFL Washington Redskins752273.015 3
1961NFL Detroit Lions301093.615 0
1962AFL Denver Broncos331143.546 0
NFL80432064.065 16
AFL331143.546 0
Totals83733204.065 16


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953NFL Chicago Cardinals2121010.077 1
1954NFL Chicago Cardinals1213311.125 1
1955NFL Chicago Cardinals9374.10
1956NFL Chicago Cardinals1718210.731 0
1957NFL Chicago Cardinals33612.024 0
1958NFL Washington Redskins111029.336 0
1959NFL Washington Redskins7628.915 0
1960NFL Washington Redskins10626.231 0
1961NFL Detroit Lions11414.014 0
1962AFL Denver Broncos1315011.526 1
NFL918389.277 2
AFL1315011.526 1
Totals1049889.577 3

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953NFL Chicago Cardinals100.00
1958NFL Washington Redskins200.00
1959NFL Washington Redskins100.00
1960NFL Washington Redskins100.00

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953NFL Chicago Cardinals11717.017 0
1954NFL Chicago Cardinals12121.021 0
1955NFL Chicago Cardinals22613.019 0
1956NFL Chicago Cardinals3258.320 0
1958NFL Washington Redskins122.00
1960NFL Washington Redskins511923.826 0
1961NFL Detroit Lions45914.823 0
1962AFL Denver Broncos36622.024 0
NFL1726915.826 0
AFL36622.024 0
Totals2033516.826 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
1953NFL Chicago Cardinals410000030
1954NFL Chicago Cardinals11000012
1955NFL Chicago Cardinals1000006
1956NFL Chicago Cardinals20000012
1957NFL Chicago Cardinals2000012
1958NFL Washington Redskins200000012
1959NFL Washington Redskins1000006
1960NFL Washington Redskins300000018
1962AFL Denver Broncos0100006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1953NFLChicago Cardinals120
1954NFLChicago Cardinals110
1955NFLChicago Cardinals110
1956NFLChicago Cardinals110
1957NFLChicago Cardinals110
1958NFLWashington Redskins100
1959NFLWashington Redskins100
1960NFLWashington Redskins110
1961NFLDetroit Lions140
1962AFLDenver Broncos120


1953 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1956 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)