Frank Tripucka

Francis Joseph Tripucka
Born: December 8, 1927
Bloomfield, NJ USA
Deceased: September 12, 2013
Woodland Park, NJ
Position: QB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 192
College: Notre Dame
High School: Bloomfield (NJ)
Career: 1949-1963
Drafted: 1949 in Round 1, #9 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles

Frank Tripucka played from 1949 to 1963 during his career with the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans, Denver Broncos, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Rough Riders. Tripucka threw for 25,788 yards in his career, completing 1,969 of 3,675 passes with 156 touchdowns and 260 interceptions. He also ran for -555 yards in 205 attempts with 11 rushing touchdowns.


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Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1949NFL Detroit Lions1456242.88335.796.2149.764 42.8
1950NFL Chicago Cardinals1084743.57206.743.776.581 51.5
1951NFL Chicago Cardinals291758.62448.426.913.448 94.6
1952NFL Chicago Cardinals12541.7403.300.000.013 50.7
1952NFL Dallas Texans1748649.47694.431.7179.842 27.8
1953CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders945962.87037.544.355.377.6
1954CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders25915258.720037.7145.4145.478.7
1955CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders25715861.523069.0114.3176.653 77.4
1956CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders38321656.432748.5184.7225.767 76.4
1957CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders34317250.125897.5123.5298.592 51.8
1958CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders33818955.927668.2205.9278.091 69.2
1959CFL Ottawa Rough Riders1457954.511197.742.8149.757 49.3
1959CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders452760.03116.912.236.725 60.5
1960AFL Denver Broncos47824851.930386.4245.0347.180 58.9
1961AFL Denver Broncos34416748.516904.9102.9216.187 47.3
1962AFL Denver Broncos44024054.529176.6173.9255.796 64.4
1963AFL Denver Broncos15746.7312.100.0533.314 13.9
1963CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders663857.64356.634.557.640 61.1
NFL46821746.426065.6183.8398.381 
CFL1930109056.5155068.0874.51367.092 
AFL127766251.876766.0514.0856.796 
Totals3675196953.6257887.01564.22607.196 

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1949NFL Detroit Lions12363.018 1
1950NFL Chicago Cardinals4358.821 1
1951NFL Chicago Cardinals11414.014 0
1952NFL Chicago Cardinals1-3-3.0-3 0
1952NFL Dallas Texans9283.115 3
1953CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders5-77-15.40
1954CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders25-125-5.01
1955CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders36-155-4.30
1956CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders31-138-4.51
1957CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders29-95-3.33
1958CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders26-58-2.20
1959CFL Ottawa Rough Riders3-3-1.00
1959CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders331.00
1960AFL Denver Broncos1000.00
1961AFL Denver Broncos4-8-2.00
1962AFL Denver Broncos2-1-0.51
1963CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders4-8-2.00
NFL271104.121 5
CFL162-656-4.05
AFL16-9-0.61
Totals205-555-2.721 11

Kicking:

Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1956CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders100.0000
1963CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders55100.0100.05
CFL6583.3100.05
Totals6583.3100.05

Punting:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long PS
1949NFL Detroit Lions28107438.450
1950NFL Chicago Cardinals1878743.763
1951NFL Chicago Cardinals1142939.056
1952NFL Chicago Cardinals31115537.365
1952NFL Dallas Texans416741.865
1953CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders31146347.2763
1954CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders1668642.9550
1955CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders724234.6580
1958CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders1993649.3802
1959CFL Ottawa Rough Riders52205739.6581
1963CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders418546.2651
NFL92361239.3650
CFL129556943.2807
Totals221918141.5807

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1949NFL Detroit Lions1000
1950NFL Chicago Cardinals2000
1952NFL Chicago Cardinals21-1400
1952NFL Dallas Texans4100
1960AFL Denver Broncos70000
1961AFL Denver Broncos30000
1962AFL Denver Broncos2000
NFL092-1400
AFL0120000
Totals00212-1400

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1949NFL Detroit Lions10006
1950NFL Chicago Cardinals10006
1952NFL Dallas Texans300018
1953CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders00033
1954CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders10005
1956CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders100006
1957CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders300018
1958CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders00022
1959CFL Ottawa Rough Riders00011
1962AFL Denver Broncos10006
1963CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders000516
NFL500000000000030
CFL500000000570037
AFL10000000000006
Totals1100000000570078


Playing Career:


Honors

1954 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1956 - CFL Shrine West All-Star
1957 - CFL Shrine West All-Star
1958 - CFL Shrine West All-Star
1960 - AFL United Press International All-AFL (2nd Team)