The Top Ranked Linebackers of the 1950's

 

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The Top Ranked Linebackers 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   Chuck Bednarik 1.80981
2   Joe Schmidt 2.59407
3   Bill George 15.21060
4   Sam Huff 17.20050
5   Clayton Tonnemaker 19.69600
6   Chuck Drazenovich 20.45230
7   Walt Michaels 21.63167
8   Tommy W. Thompson 22.35150
9   LaVern Torgeson 25.33407
10   Don Paul 27.96508
11   Leo Sanford 29.14144
12   Tank Younger 31.07533
13   Bill Pellington 32.73267
14   John Cannady 37.06700
15   John Reger 39.76370
16   Wayne Robinson 40.08690
17   Don Shinnick 42.26950
18   Jerry Shipkey 42.80400
19   Bill Forester 45.61938
20   Matt Hazeltine 46.91450
21   Les Richter 49.35638
22   Fred Wallner 49.49100
23   George Connor 51.94450
24   Roger Zatkoff 53.98975
25   Harland Svare 55.63150
26   Dale Dodrill 58.64833
27   Hardy Brown 58.81293
28   Joe Fortunato 60.18590
29   Dick Daugherty 60.90600
30   Bones Weatherly 62.21900
31   Bob Pellegrini 62.62300
32   Galen Fiss 65.39013
33   Tony Adamle 65.44900
34   Bill Svoboda 66.08430
35   Dick Flanagan 67.56900
36   Walt Barnes 69.19000
37   Carl Brettschneider 70.16238
38   Chuck Noll 70.88617
39   Frank Sinkovitz 72.67050
40   Bob Momsen 74.34100
41   Tom Catlin 74.41700
42   Doug Eggers 74.88140
43   Dick Szymanski 75.09850
44   Vince Costello 77.45117
45   Ralph Felton 77.51108
46   Bill Schroll 77.82350
47   Norm Standlee 78.58100
48   Bob Summerhays 79.33850
49   Ray Nitschke 80.39900
50   Marv Matuszak 80.62830
51   Ed Quirk 81.31000
52   Bob Forte 81.83825
53   Jim Martin 82.05240
54   Dick Woodard 85.65325
55   George Tarasovic 87.87500
56   Deral Teteak 88.14038
57   Larry Morris 89.43650
58   Bob W. Long 89.83950
59   Pete Wissman 90.51383
60   Tom Bettis 90.80425
61   Cliff Patton 91.00600
62   George Blanda 91.00600
63   Harvey Johnson 91.00600
64   Jerry Groom 91.00600
65   Bill Koman 91.27138
66   Dan Currie 95.57425
67   Tom Louderback 95.57425
68   Joe Campanella 97.57125
69   Bob Peviani 97.62150
70   Stan Wallace 97.62150
71   George Buksar 98.66117
72   Ed Sharkey 98.67658
73   Jerry Tubbs 98.93050
74   Wayne Hansen 99.49858
75   Gordon Polofsky 99.66475
76   Darrell Hogan 99.92367
77   Jack Manley 101.20700
78   Chuck Weber 102.12110
79   Jack Pardee 102.92000
80   John Panelli 103.45867
81   Jim Powers 105.49950
82   Ed King 105.55000
83   Mario Giannelli 105.55000
84   Sisto Averno 107.13875
85   Alex Agase 107.19567
86   Karl Rubke 108.65375
87   Stan Sheriff 109.61325
88   Carl Schuette 109.79000
89   Al DeMao 111.60800
90   Cliff Livingston 111.81710
91   Jack Lininger 112.82000
92   Jack Patera 112.93820
93   Hal Herring 117.68283
94   Ted Bates 117.92250
95   Dick Campbell 118.19825
96   Frank Dempsey 118.82750
97   Bill Fulcher 120.92525
98   Pat Cannamela 122.26550
99   Don Burke 122.27833
100   Sonny Gandee 122.58133
101   Knox Ramsey 122.72000
102   Fred Negus 123.73000
103   Lou Kusserow 123.73000
104   Bob Hantla 124.63900
105   Tom Roggeman 124.74000
106   John Morton 126.30550
107   Bill Roehnelt 126.35400
108   Bob Griffin 128.95475
109   Roy Wilkins 129.13150
110   Tom Braatz 129.48500
111   Bob Hudson 129.89100
112   Bill Jobko 129.93950
113   Joe Sulaitis 130.64850
114   Verl Lillywhite 131.45450
115   Duke Iverson 132.36350
116   Ed Cody 132.82000
117   Stu Clarkson 135.69650
118   Sam Palumbo 137.19267
119   Ross Nagel 137.66800
120   Ray Apolskis 138.88000
121   Hal Faverty 139.03150
122   Clancy Osborne 139.33450
123   Hugh Pitts 139.48600
124   Mike Henry 142.01100
125   Harley Sewell 144.23300
126   Lew Carpenter 144.23300
127   Gerry Cowhig 144.63500
128   Mike Lazetich 144.94000
129   Vince Banonis 147.05900
130   Emil Karas 147.36400
131   Keever Jankovich 147.41450
132   Rex Grossman 147.97000
133   Jack Cloud 149.18000
134   Lou Tepe 149.18200
135   Nick Adduci 149.18200
136   Frank Kuchta 150.04050
137   Pat Knight 150.79800
138   Bill Blackburn 154.03000
139   Ken Farragut 154.33300
140   John Hoffman 154.98950
141   Marion Rushing 155.39350
142   Wayne H. Walker 155.59350
143   Alex Wojciechowicz 160.09000
144   Aubrey Rozzell 162.16050
145   John Helwig 162.16050
146   Ray Wietecha 162.16050
147   Tom Stolhandske 162.31200
148   Bob Dougherty 163.14325
149   Chuck Howley 166.95800
150   Jim G. Taylor 166.95800
151   Bob Stringer 168.37200
152   Vic Vasicek 169.18000
153   Ollie Matson 169.63450
154   Joe Reid 171.82925
155   Dave Lloyd 174.12900
156   Rudy Hayes 174.12900
157   Dennit Morris 175.44200
158   Gene Babb 175.44200
159   Ernie Danjean 176.50250
160   Pete Brown 177.81550
161   Don Ettinger 178.27000
162   Bob L. Harrison 179.48200
163   Dick Lasse 179.48200
164   John Guzik 179.48200
165   John Nocera 179.48200
166   Sid Fournet 183.72400
167   Joe Muha 184.33000
168   Vito Kissell 187.36000
169   Charlie Brueckman 189.58200
170   Leon Cunningham 193.01600
171   Pete Stout 193.42000
172   Jim Champion 199.48000

 


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