1951 New York Yanks Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 1-9-2
Finishing 6th in the NFL's National Division
Coach: Red Strader (1-9-2)
Location: New York, New York
1951 New York Yanks Roster
1951 New York Yanks Results

The New York Yanks of the National Football League ended the 1951 season with a record of 1 wins and 9 losses and 2 ties, finishing sixth in the NFL's National Division.

The Yanks scored 241 points, but the leaky defense allowed 382, most in the circuit. Bob Celeri threw for 1,797 yards. Dan Edwards topped pass catchers, hauling in 39 balls for 509 yards. Dan Garza, Buddy Young and Sherman Howard each contributed to the receiving game, too.

Zollie Toth ran for a team-leading 384 yards for New York, while George Taliaferro and Sherman Howard additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Bennie Aldridge intercepted 5 opponent throws.

Red Strader coached the team.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Bob Celeri23810242.917977.6125.0156.37559.8
George Ratterman673146.33405.123.069.03634.4
George Taliaferro331339.42517.613.039.15138.8
John Rauch822530.52372.911.233.73928.8
Bev Wallace8112.591.100.000.0939.6
Totals42817240.226346.2163.7276.375 

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Zollie Toth1193843.216 4
Sherman Howard943433.631 4
George Taliaferro623305.365 3
Buddy Young461653.617 1
Bob Celeri361073.017 0
George Ratterman393.00
John Rauch155.00
Al Pollard221.00
Bev Wallace1-8-8.0-8 0
Totals36413373.765 12

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dan Edwards3950913.153 3
Buddy Young3150816.448 3
Dan Garza3147015.269 4
Sherman Howard2144721.375 3
George Taliaferro1623014.447 2
Bill O'Connor1419213.733 0
Zollie Toth1010010.023 0
Bruce Alford46516.259 0
Paul Crowe3206.710 0
Bob Celeri27135.551 1
John Wozniak144.00
Al Pollard18 0
Totals172263415.375 16

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Harvey Johnson3131100.014642.949
Totals3131100.014642.949

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
George Taliaferro76288137.972
Bob Celeri522444.854
Totals81310538.372

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Buddy Young1223119.279 1
George Taliaferro9687.623 0
Bobbie Griffin44611.527 0
Al Pollard33411.30
Bennie Aldridge100.00
Totals2937913.179 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Taliaferro2762223.047 0
Buddy Young1442730.590 1
Al Pollard513827.645 0
Sisto Averno3289.316 0
Duke Iverson11414.014 0
Paul Mitchell11111.011 0
Bill O'Connor11010.010 0
Harvey Johnson144.00
Wayne Siegert122.00
Mike McCormack100.00
Totals55125622.890 1

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bennie Aldridge55711.436 0
George Taliaferro47418.534 0
Bobbie Griffin4276.813 0
Darrel Meisenheimer3268.726 0
Paul Crowe3155.00
Joe Golding294.50
Ross Nagel12727.027 0
Totals2223510.736 0

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Harvey Johnson0631049
Sherman Howard4300042
Buddy Young131100036
George Taliaferro3200000030
Zollie Toth4000024
Dan Garza400024
Dan Edwards300018
Art Tait200012
Bob Celeri010006
Totals1216110020631000241