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267. Bobby Walston
Bobby Walston played his entire 12-year career (1951-62) with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was one of the most versatile offensive weapons that the team would have.  The former Georgia Bulldog played at Wide Receiver, Tight End, and Kicker and excelled at all of them.  A member of the 1960 NFL Championship Team, Walston would catch 311 passes for 5,363 Yards for 46 Touchdowns.  With his leg, he would twice lead the NFL in Field Goal Percentage, and with his dual duty as a Receiver and Kicker, he would amass 881 career Points.  Walston would be chosen for the Pro Bowl in both 1960 and 1961, and probably should have had been named to more.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 1968
  • Position: End, Kicker, Place Kicker
  • Games Played: 148
  • Notable Statistics: 311 Receptions
    5,363 Receiving Yards
    46 Receiving Touchdowns
    4 Rushing Attempts
    12 Rushing Yards
    80 Field Goals Made
    157 FIeld Goal Attempts
    51.0 Field Goal Percentage
    365 Extra Points Made
    384 Extra Point Attempts
    95.1 Extra Point Percentage
    2 Punt Returns
    13 Punt Return Yards
    5 Kick Returns
    57 Kick Return Yards
    23 Approximate Value*

    1 Playoff Game
    3 Receptions
    38 Receiving Yards
    1 Field Goal Made
    1 Field Goal Attempt
    2 Extra Points Made
    2 Extra Point Attempts

    *Approximate Value was calculated by Pro Football Reference as of the 1960 Season.
  • Played For: Philadelphia Eagles
  • College: Georgia
  • Drafted: 14th Round, 166th Overall in 1951
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Champion (1) (Philadelphia Eagles, 1960)
    NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
    Pro Bowl (2) (1960 & 1961)
    Most Points Scored (1) (1954)
    Most Extra Points Attempted (1) (1961)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1957 & 1960)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (1) (1956)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (1) (1953)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (3) (1951, 1953 & 1954)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Reception (6) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 & 1960)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (6) (1951 & 1954)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (7) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1960 & 1961)
    Top Ten Finishes: Extra Points Made (10) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962)
    Top Ten Finishes: Extra Points Attempted (10) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals Made (8) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960 & 1961)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals Attempted (7) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1960 & 1961)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (7) (1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960 & 1961)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 51. Yards per Reception: 17.2
    53. Extra Point Attemptw: 384
    56. Extra Points Made
    83. Points Scored: 881

Should Bobby Walston be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 50%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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No way! - 0%
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