The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of the 1950's

 

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The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of the 1950's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Andy Robustelli 3.54717
2   Arnie Weinmeister 5.44663
3   Len Ford 7.01944
4   Leo Nomellini 7.08863
5   Gino Marchetti 9.23564
6   Bill Willis 9.36038
7   Art Donovan 9.58389
8   Les Bingaman 9.86538
9   Gene Brito 11.83400
10   Ernie Stautner 14.02778
11   Don Colo 17.81619
12   Dale Dodrill 18.79333
13   Larry Brink 20.88680
14   Rosey Grier 23.26050
15   John Martinkovic 26.87829
16   Tom Scott 29.61986
17   Dave Hanner 30.02719
18   Paul Lipscomb 31.56775
19   Ed Sprinkle 32.30167
20   Bucko Kilroy 32.59038
21   Ed Henke 33.12800
22   Fred Williams 33.75136
23   Ray Krouse 36.34650
24   Mike Jarmoluk 38.38000
25   Norm Willey 38.91563
26   Les Richter 39.49400
27   Pete Pihos 40.04750
28   Leo Sugar 40.95325
29   Bill Bishop 40.96838
30   Bill McPeak 41.47231
31   Tom Wham 43.18050
32   Bob Gain 43.76330
33   Jim Cain 44.34425
34   Thurman McGraw 45.16488
35   Bill George 46.16000
36   Doug Atkins 47.26058
37   Gene Lipscomb 50.06817
38   Vic Sears 50.75775
39   Stan West 50.84358
40   Joe Signaigo 51.01000
41   Bob Toneff 51.74230
42   Lou Michaels 52.82600
43   Dick Modzelewski 53.63086
44   Bill Forester 54.05283
45   Don Joyce 58.00206
46   Al DeRogatis 58.17700
47   Volney Peters 59.29683
48   Paul Miller 59.55738
49   Dick Wildung 60.41583
50   Bob Miller 60.82642
51   John Green 61.61500
52   Visco Grgich 62.06750
53   Jerry Helluin 62.60990
54   Bill Herchman 62.86513
55   Jess Richardson 62.89417
56   Darris McCord 62.96340
57   Alex Karras 63.12800
58   J.D. Kimmel 63.61417
59   Dan Orlich 66.48625
60   Bill Quinlan 66.96400
61   Chet Ostrowski 67.12892
62   Marion Campbell 67.26575
63   Lamar Lundy 68.17800
64   Bob Dove 68.61940
65   Ray Poole 68.89983
66   Mike McCormack 69.19000
67   Bud McFadin 69.36700
68   Carlton Massey 69.72050
69   Jack Hoffman 70.07380
70   Chuck Ulrich 72.00563
71   Willie McClung 72.70417
72   Jim Duncan 73.17975
73   George Nicksich 73.98750
74   George Tarasovic 74.00270
75   Ray Bray 74.03600
76   Gail Bruce 74.56625
77   Jon Baker 76.87883
78   Al Carapella 76.92160
79   Bill Albright 77.87400
80   Jim Ricca 78.23460
81   John Kissell 78.97958
82   Bill Fischer 79.29000
83   Bud Grant 79.79500
84   Floyd Jaszewski 79.79500
85   Howie Ruetz 79.79500
86   Joe Krupa 80.14875
87   Gil Mains 81.09175
88   John Prchlik 81.31025
89   Lou Ferry 82.48670
90   Ed Meadows 82.58770
91   Sid Youngelman 84.02463
92   Hal Shoener 84.59250
93   Martin Ruby 84.59250
94   Lou Karras 84.91875
95   Jim Katcavage 86.97888
96   George Young 87.61013
97   Art Michalik 87.68583
98   Frank Fuller 88.22350
99   Jack Ellena 88.27900
100   Jim Winkler 88.39283
101   George Hays 88.49388
102   Al Wistert 88.55475
103   Clay Matthews Sr. 90.17717
104   Art Hauser 90.94313
105   Gene Cronin 91.33450
106   Ab Wimberly 91.35750
107   Bob Reinhard 91.66250
108   Dick Huffman 91.66250
109   Leon Hart 91.66250
110   Nate Borden 91.70800
111   Pat Summerall 92.03507
112   Jerry Wilson 92.11700
113   John LoVetere 92.11700
114   Ray Collins 92.39500
115   Don Owens 92.71900
116   Tom Bienemann 92.89292
117   John Kreamcheck 93.56067
118   Art Tait 94.13500
119   Laurie Niemi 94.33900
120   Charley Powell 94.59660
121   Karl Rubke 95.45000
122   Joe Lewis 95.62475
123   Barney Poole 96.92970
124   Bill Wightkin 96.96300
125   Tom Finnin 97.13170
126   Blaine Earon 97.47000
127   Jack Brumfield 97.47000
128   Glenn Holtzman 97.67200
129   Bob Moser 98.98500
130   Fred Davis 98.98500
131   Sonny Gandee 99.05875
132   Jerry Groom 99.26300
133   Jim Weatherall 99.26300
134   Paul Wiggin 100.22667
135   Earl Leggett 101.10200
136   Herman Clark 101.51000
137   Jim Doran 102.51800
138   Billy Ray Smith Sr. 102.58333
139   Henry Jordan 103.22300
140   Joe Robb 103.32800
141   Monte Clark 103.32800
142   Jack Zilly 104.36125
143   Jim Temp 104.36767
144   Ed Husmann 105.63863
145   Harry Thompson 106.91350
146   Walt Yowarsky 107.18120
147   Frank Wydo 107.21450
148   Clarence McGeary 109.33750
149   Lou Rymkus 109.33750
150   Bill Glass 109.89100
151   Willie Davis 109.91625
152   Joe Sulaitis 110.09500
153   Nick Chickillo 110.09500
154   Len Teeuws 110.39400
155   Joe Tereshinski 110.41320
156   Carl Elliott 110.68863
157   Bruce Bosley 111.00400
158   George Strugar 111.18517
159   Will Renfro 112.16150
160   Jerry Hennessy 113.07475
161   Luke Owens 114.03000
162   Bob Oristaglio 114.86525
163   Derrell Palmer 115.19575
164   Charlie Toogood 115.47350
165   Bob O'Neil 115.65000
166   Art Spinney 116.00350
167   John Baker 117.54175
168   Jim Champion 118.17500
169   Charlie Krueger 120.14450
170   Ed Berrang 120.94850
171   Dick Lasse 121.00300
172   Alf Bauman 121.71000
173   Charley Mehelich 121.71000
174   Don Campora 121.71000
175   John Badaczewski 121.71000
176   Knox Ramsey 121.71000
177   Pat O'Donahue 121.80900
178   Ordell Braase 123.77650
179   Dick Afflis 125.19250
180   Joe O'Malley 125.84900
181   Sisto Averno 126.70750
182   Duane Wardlow 127.06100
183   Tony Pasquesi 128.27100
184   John Paluck 128.90425
185   Ed Culpepper 132.81800
186   Chubby Grigg 132.83283
187   Don Healy 134.35825
188   Ed Ecker 134.49933
189   Jack Russell 135.85000
190   Ray Fisher 136.96100
191   John Sandusky 137.36500
192   Ken Casner 139.89000
193   George Connor 141.15250
194   Walt Szot 141.15250
195   Dick Hensley 141.60700
196   Dewey Brundage 141.91000
197   Art Gob 142.56650
198   Ken Gray 144.33400
199   Bob Momsen 145.95000
200   Chuck Drulis 148.22250
201   Nate Johnson 148.22250
202   Jack Halliday 148.87900
203   Bob Van Doren 149.48500
204   Lloyd McDermott 150.44250
205   Elroy Hirsch 151.70500
206   John Goldsberry 151.75750
207   Bob Dees 152.01000
208   Fred Wallner 152.01000
209   Bob Jensen 153.52500
210   Floyd Peters 153.77750
211   Henry Schmidt 153.77750
212   John Aveni 153.77750
213   Ken Beck 153.77750
214   Sam Williams 153.77750
215   Gerry Perry 154.03000
216   John Yonakor 155.29250
217   Rex Boggan 156.60550
218   Bob Dee 157.26000
219   M.L. Brackett 158.06800
220   Tom Saidock 158.07000
221   Horace Gillom 158.82750
222   Joe Campanella 159.88800
223   Ed Khayat 159.96175
224   Pat Knight 160.09000
225   Wash Serini 161.55250
226   Jay MacDowell 162.31200
227   Carl Samuelson 163.92600
228   John Gonzaga 164.33200
229   Roland Dale 165.89750
230   Bob Kilcullen 166.15000
231   Joe Walton 166.15000
232   John Schweder 166.15000
233   Nick Bolkovac 167.21050
234   Joe Zombek 168.17000
235   Billy Cox 170.19000
236   Barney Hafen 171.20000
237   Gene Knutson 172.21000
238   Ted Daffer 172.21000
239   Tony Klimek 172.21000
240   Tom Palmer 172.68775
241   Paul Mitchell 174.73500
242   Don King 176.04600
243   Elmer Wingate 177.05800
244   Don Churchwell 178.06800
245   Maury Schleicher 178.06800
246   Paul Dickson 181.80500
247   James Stroschein 183.42100
248   Bill Lucky 183.52200
249   Ed Cooke 186.75400
250   George Gilchrist 186.90550
251   Charlie Smith 188.77400
252   Don Stansauk 188.87500
253   Mario Giannelli 189.17800
254   Charlie Jones 189.73350
255   Jack Bighead 190.39000
256   Bill Smyth 190.64250
257   Dan Brown 190.64250
258   John Alderton 190.84450
259   Jon Jelacic 190.99600
260   Les Cowan 191.09700
261   Bob B. Davis 194.17750
262   Bob Langas 194.43000
263   Jim Norman 195.94500
264   Tom Johnson 196.45000
265   Jim Staton 196.85400
266   George Schmidt 198.47000

 


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